Famous Deaths for 25th May 2023

946 – Edmund the Older, king of Wessex/England (939-46), dies
1452 – John Stafford, English Archbishop of Canterbury (1443-52), dies
1848 – Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, German writer (b. 1797)
1964 – Vasily Andreyevich Zolotaryov, Russian composer (Rhapsodie hébraïque; Prince Lake), and teacher, dies at 92
1985 – Harold Hecht, American choreographer, dies at 77 of cancer
1996 – Laurence Marks, English journalist, dies at 67
1996 – Bernard Sendall, British deputy director general of British Independent Television Authority and author (Independent Television in Britain), dies at 83
2006 – Otto Zykan, Austrian pianist and composer, dies at 71
2011 – Paul Splittorff, American MLB pitcher and broadcaster (KC Royals), dies of oral cancer at 64
2018 – Piet Kee, Dutch organist and composer, dies at 90

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