Famous Deaths for 4th April 2021

1661 – Alexander Leslie, 1st Earl of Leven, Scottish soldier (b. circa 1580)
1817 – André Masséna, Duke of Rivoli, Prince d’Essing and Marshal of France (b. 1758)
1848 – Ludwig Leichhardt, German explorer of northern and central Australia, dies on an expedition at 34
1929 – Karl Benz, German inventor, engine designer and automobile manufacturer (Mercedes-Benz), dies of bronchial inflammation at 84
1938 – Cyril Christiani, cricket wicket keep (WI 1935), dies of malaria at 24
1963 – Endzion Barelli, dies 2 days after winning a boxing match at 18
1972 – Stefan Wolpe, German composer (Zeus and Elidco), dies at 69
1980 – Woodrow Wilson “Red” Sovine, American country music singer, dies following a heart attack leading to a car crash at 62
1985 – Kate Roberts, Welsh nationalist and writer (b. 1891)
2016 – Chus Lampreave [María Jesús Lampreave Pérez], Spanish actress (Volver, Belle Époque), dies at 85

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