Famous Deaths for 26th May 2024

1831 – Ciro Menotti, Italian patriot (b. 1798)
1832 РFran̤ois-Louis Perne, French composer, dies at 59
1871 РAim̩ Maillart, French opera composer (Les Dragons de Villars), dies at 54
1933 – Horatio Bottomley, British financier and politician (b. 1860)
1943 – Edsel Ford, American President of Ford Motor Company (1919-1943) and son of Henry Ford, dies of stomach cancer aged 49
1954 – Franz Pfemfert, German journalist and writer, dies at 74
1995 – Severn Darden, American actor (Luv; The President’s Analyst; Saturday the 14th), dies at 65
1996 – Matima Kinuani Mpiosso, Zairen rock guitarist (Zaika Langa-Langa), dies at 45
2003 – Gerald S. Hawkins, English-American astronomer (archaeoastronomy), dies at 75
2021 – Patrick Sky [Lynch], American musician, folk singer, songwriter, record producer, and uilleann bagpiper (Songs That Made America Famous), dies of cancer at 80

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