Famous Deaths for 30th May 2024

1770 – Fran├žois Boucher, French painter (b. 1703)
1945 – Irma Laplasse, Flemish farmer/nazi collaborator, executed
1957 – Toivo R Pekkanen, Finnish writer (Black Ecstasy), dies
1966 – Bob Thompson, African American painter, dies of a drug overdose at 28
1967 – Claude Rains, British actor (Invisible Man, Casablanca), dies at 77
1977 – Claire Goll, German-French writer, dies at 86
1981 – Don Ashby, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1955)
1994 – Marcel Bich, Italian-French baron and pen manufacturer (Bic), dies at 79
2008 – Boris Shakhlin, Russian gymnast (Olympic gold, 1956, 1960, 1964; World Champion, 1958; European Champion, 1955), dies at 76
2013 – Elliot del Borgo, American music educator (SUNY/Crane School of Music, 1966-95) and composer (1980 Winter Olympics), dies at 74

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