Deaths in 2015. Names are reported under the date of death. Names under each date are reported in alphabetical order by family name orpseudonym. Deaths of non-human organisms are also reported here if they first have their own Wikipedia



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Deaths in 2015

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This is a chronology of notable deaths in 2015. Names are reported under the date of death. Names under each date are reported in alphabetical order by family name orpseudonym. Deaths of non-human organisms are also reported here if they first have their own Wikipedia article. A typical entry reports information in the following sequence:


  • Name, age, country of citizenship at birth, subsequent country of citizenship, reason for notability, established cause of death (if known) and reference.

Contents

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  • 1 April 2015

    • 1.1 27

    • 1.2 26

    • 1.3 25

    • 1.4 24

    • 1.5 23

    • 1.6 22

    • 1.7 21

    • 1.8 20

    • 1.9 19

    • 1.10 18

    • 1.11 17

    • 1.12 16

    • 1.13 15

    • 1.14 14

    • 1.15 13

    • 1.16 12

    • 1.17 11

    • 1.18 10

    • 1.19 9

    • 1.20 8

    • 1.21 7

    • 1.22 6

    • 1.23 5

    • 1.24 4

    • 1.25 3

    • 1.26 2

    • 1.27 1

  • 2 Earlier months

  • 3 See also

  • 4 References

  • 5 External links

April 2015

27

26

  • Masudur Rahman Baidya, 46, Indian swimmer, heart attack.[1]

  • Bill Valentine, 82, American baseball umpire.[2]

  • Wang Guozhen, 58, Chinese poet, liver cancer.[3]

25

  • Colin Bloomfield, 33, British radio presenter (BBC Radio Derby), skin cancer.[4]

  • Jim Fanning, 87, American baseball player (Chicago Cubs) and manager (Montreal Expos).[5]

  • Dan Fredinburg, 33, American executive, head of privacy at Googleavalanche.[6]

  • Otakar Krámský (fr), 55, Czech racing driver, three times European hillclimb champion, training collision.[7]

  • Sabeen Mahmud, Pakistani human rights activist, shot.[8]

  • Christine Stewart, 74, Canadian politician, Secretary of State (1993–1997) and Minister of the Environment (1997–1999).[9]

  • Richard West, 84, British journalist and author.[10]

24

  • Władysław Bartoszewski, 93, Polish politician and resistance fighterAuschwitz concentration camp prisoner, Minister of Foreign Affairs (1995, 2000–2001).[11]

  • Ken Birch, 81, British footballer (Bangor City).[12]

  • Edward Coke, 7th Earl of Leicester, 78, British nobleman.[13]

  • Thomas Joseph Connolly, 92, American Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Baker (1971–1999).[14]

  • Rustum Ghazaleh, 61, Syrian military officer, head injury.[15] (death announced on this date)

  • Ismail Hussain, 65, Indian politician, MP for Barpeta (2009–2014), cancer.[16]

  • Mike Phillips, 59, American basketball player (Kentucky WildcatsFC Barcelona).[17]

  • Max Rojas (es), 74, Mexican poet.[18]

  • Raymond Roussin, 75, Canadian Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Gravelbourg (1995–1998) and Victoria (1999–2004), Archbishop of Vancouver(2004–2009).[19]

  • Success Express, 30, American-born Australian Thoroughbred racehorse.[20]

  • Sid Tepper, 96, American songwriter ("Red Roses for a Blue Lady").[21]

  • George C. Young, 98, American lawyer and judge, heart attack.[22]

23

  • Afzaal Ahmed, 66, Pakistani cricketer.[23]

  • Aziz Asli, 77, Iranian footballer (Persepolis).[24]

  • Frana Cardno, New Zealand politician, Mayor of Southland District (1992–2013), bile duct cancer.[25]

  • Sir Philip Carter, 87, British football director (Everton).[26]

  • Richard Corliss, 71, American film critic (Time), stroke.[27]

  • Marie Herbst, 86, American politician, Mayor of Vernon, Connecticut (1979–1986), member of the Connecticut Senate (1987–1992).[28]

  • Pierre Claude Nolin, 64, Canadian politician, Speaker of the Senate (since 2014), cancer.[29]

  • E. M. Subramaniam, 67, Indian Carnatic percussionist.[30]

  • Sawyer Sweeten, 19, American actor (Everybody Loves Raymond), suicide by gunshot.[31]

  • Roberto Talma (pt), 65, Brazilian television director and producer.[32]

  • Francis Tsai, 48, American comic book, film and video game concept artist (Spider-ManTMNTThe Bourne Conspiracy), ALS.[33]

  • Sixto Valencia Burgos, 81, Mexican comic artist (Memín PinguínMAD).[34]

  • Guillermo Zúñiga Martínez, 72, Mexican academic and politician, Mayor of Xalapa (1988–1991), MP for Veracruz (1994–1997).[35]

22

  • Dick Balharry, 77, British conservationist, cancer.[36]

  • Konstantin Baranov (ru), 49, Russian politician, interim mayor of Kaluga (since 2013).[37]

  • Desmond Boal, 85, Northern Irish lawyer and politician, MP for Belfast Shankill (1960–1972).[38]

  • Yoichi Funado, 71, Japanese novelist, thymic cancer.[39]

  • Régis Ghesquière, 65, Belgian decathlete, heart attack.[40]

  • Alasdair Graham, 85, Canadian politician, Senator for Nova Scotia (1972–2004).[41]

  • Nagare Hagiwara, 62, Japanese actor, traffic collision.[42]

  • Lois Lilienstein, 78, American actress (The Elephant Show) and singer (Sharon, Lois & Bram), cancer.[43]

  • Robert Penfold, 98, British army general, Chief Manager of the Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club (1972–1979). [44]

  • Rex Robinson, 89, British actor (Doctor WhoYes MinisterOnly Fools and Horses).[45] (death announced on this date)

  • Gennadi Vengerov, 55, Belarusian-born Soviet actor (Enemy at the Gates), lung and bone cancer.[46]

  • Irene Woodall, 69, American magazine editor.[47]

21

  • M. H. Abrams, 102, American literary critic.[48]

  • Mykola Bahrov, 77, Ukrainian academician and politician.[49]

  • Steve Byrnes, 56, American sports announcer (NASCAR on Fox), head and neck cancer.[50]

  • Gideon Eilat, 91, Israeli soldier.[51]

  • Mary Doyle Keefe, 92, American model ("Rosie the Riveter").[52]

  • Bakhtyar Khudojnazarov, 49, Tajik-Russian film director (Luna Papa).[53]

  • Ferenc Konrád, 70, Hungarian water polo player, Olympic bronze (1968), silver (1972) and gold (1976) medalist.[54]

  • Wally Lester, 73, American singer (The Skyliners), pancreatic cancer.[55]

  • Jim McCarthy, 90, Irish rugby union player (national team).[56]

  • Sergey Mikhalev (ru), 67, Russian ice hockey player and coach, trafic collision.[57]

  • John Moshoeu, 49, South African footballer (Kaizer ChiefsGiant Blackpoolnational team), African Cup of Nations champion (1996), cancer.[58]

  • Janaki Ballabh Patnaik, 88, Indian politician, Chief Minister of Odisha (1980–1989, 1995–1999), Governor of Assam (2009–2014), heart attack.[59]

  • Robert P. Patterson, Jr., 91, American federal judge.[60]

  • Sydney Valpy Radley-Walters, 95, Canadian WWII tank commander.[61]

  • Abdel Rahman el-Abnudi, 76, Egyptian poet.[62]

  • Viktor Spiridonov (ru), 77, Soviet footballer (Zenit Saint Petersburg).[63]

  • Dave Walker, 73, English footballer (BurnleySouthampton).[64]

  • Elizabeth Weaver, 74, American judge, Michigan Supreme Court Justice (1995–2010), Chief Justice (1991–2001).[65]

  • Cindy Yang, 24, Taiwanese model and actress (First of May), suicide by helium inhalation.[66]

20

  • Gilberto Almeida, 86, Ecuadorian painter.[67]

  • Richard Anthony, 77, Egyptian-born French singer.[68]

  • Doug Buffone, 70, American football player (Chicago Bears) and radio host.[69]

  • Cláudio Cunha, 68, Brazilian actor.[70]

  • Hassan El-Shazly, 71, Egyptian footballer (Tersananational team).[71]

  • Pedro Eugênio, 65, Brazilian politician, MP (1998–2014), complications from surgery.[72]

  • Peter Howell, 96, British actor (Emergency – Ward 10The Lord of the Rings).[73]

  • Kunihiko Kase (ja), 74, Japanese musician, composer and music producer, suicide.[74]

  • Aharon Lichtenstein, 81, French-born American-Israeli rabbi, recipient of the Israel Prize (2014).[75]

  • Bob Maloubier, 92, French secret agent.[76]

  • Roy Mason, 91, British politician, MP for Barnsley (1953–1983) and Barnsley Central (1983–1987), Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1976–1979).[77]

  • Frederic Morton, 90, Austrian-born American writer.[78]

  • Bob St. Clair, 84, American Hall of Fame football player (San Francisco 49ers).[79]

  • Ibrahim Yusri, 65, Egyptian actor (The Terrorist), kidney failure.[80]

  • Werner Zimmer (de), 78, German radio host and television presenter.[81]

19

  • Sir Raymond Carr, 96, British historian.[82]

  • Haney Catchings, 66, American football coach (Prairie View A&MTuskegee), cancer.[83]

  • Uche Chukwumerije, 75, Nigerian politician, Senator for Abia North (since 2003), lung cancer.[84]

  • Pat Dowell, 66, American film critic.[85]

  • William Price Fox, 89, American novelist.[86]

  • Eva Galambos, 87, American politician, Mayor of Sandy Springs, Georgia (2005–2014), cancer.[87]

  • Freddie Gray, 25, American police suspect, severed spinal cord.[88]

  • Sandra Mackey, 77, American writer.[89]

  • István Marton, 72, Hungarian politician.[90]

  • Tom McCabe, 60, Scottish politician, Minister for Finance and Public Service Reform (2004–2007).[91]

  • Ali Abu Mukhammad, 43, Dagestani-Russian Islamist leader, Emir of the Caucasus Emirate (since 2014), shot.[92]

  • Hiroyuki Nishimoto (ja), 88, Japanese voice actor (Moomin), aortic dissection.[93]

  • Theodosia Okoh, 92, Ghanaian flag designer and sports administrator.[94]

  • Gerard Ouimette, 75, American criminal (Patriarca crime family), lung cancer.[95]

  • Else Repål, 85, Norwegian politician.[96]

  • Oktay Sinanoğlu, 80, Turkish scientist.[97]

  • Bernard Stollman, 85, American record label founder (ESP-Disk), colon and spine cancer.[98]

  • Elio Toaff, 99, Italian rabbi, Chief Rabbi of Rome (1951–2002).[99]

  • Betty Willis, 91, American graphic designer (Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign).[100]

18

  • Sir Christopher Bayly, 69, British historian.[101]

  • Raoul Béteille (fr), 91, French prosecutor and politician.[102]

  • Walter Conahan, 87, American politician, member of the South Dakota Senate (1983–1989), cancer.[103]

  • Francesco Dapiran, 94, Italian Olympic rower (1948).[104]

  • Gunnar Gravdahl, 87, Norwegian politician, Mayor of Bærum (1989–1992).[105]

  • Sir Roger Lobo, 91, Macanese-born Hong Kong businessman and politician, senior unofficial member of the Legislative Council (1980–1985), moved "Lobo Motion" (1984), cancer.[106]

  • Mario Pirani, 89, Italian journalist (la Repubblica), economist, and writer.[107]

  • Ann Price, 72, American restaurateur (Ann's Snack Bar).[108]

  • Bill Schultz, 76, New Zealand rugby league player (Eastern Suburbsnational team).[109]

  • Michael Theunissen (de), 82, German philosopher.[110]

  • Erwin Waldner, 82, German footballer (VfB StuttgartSPAL Ferrara).[111]

17

  • Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, 72, Iraqi general and commander (Army of the Men of the Naqshbandi Order).[112]

  • Renato Altissimo, 74, Italian politician, Minister of Health (1979–1980, 1981–1983), Minister of Trade and Industry (1983–1986).[113]

  • Richie D'Horsie, 58, Filipino actor and comedian (Eat Bulaga!Iskul Bukol), diabetes.[114]

  • Mariano Gago, 66, Portuguese physicist and politician, sudden cardiac death.[115]

  • Francis George, 78, American Roman Catholic prelate, Archbishop of Chicago (1997–2014), President of the Conference of Catholic Bishops (2007–2010), bladder cancer.[116]

  • Peter Graham, 60, English cricketer.[117]

  • Robert P. Griffin, 91, American politician, member of the U.S. Senate from Michigan (1966–1977) and House of Representatives from Michigan's 9th district (1957–1966).[118]

  • Jaroslav Holík, 72, Czech ice hockey player, world champion (1972).[119]

  • Gary Ignacio, 49, Filipino rock musician (Alamid), bone cancer.[120]

  • Arutyun Kegeyan (ru), 85, Soviet footballer (Spartak Yerevan).[121]

  • Viktor Korshunov, 85, Russian actor, People's Artist of the USSR.[122]

  • Scotty Probasco, 86, American businessman and philanthropist.[123]

  • Don Quayle, 84, American broadcast journalist, President of NPR (1970–1973).[124]

  • Jeremiah J. Rodell, 93, American brigadier general and priest.[125]

  • Keith Shackleton, 92, British painter and television presenter.[126]

  • A. Alfred Taubman, 91, American real estate developer, philanthropist and football team owner (Michigan Panthers).[127]

  • Fred Tucker, 93, New Zealand air force pilot.[128]

16

  • Ron Bailey, 88, New Zealand politician, MP for Heretaunga (1960–1981).[129]

  • Driss Bamous, 73, Moroccan footballer.[130]

  • Valery Belousov, 66, Russian ice hockey player and coach.[131]

  • Attaphol Buspakom, 53, Thai football player and coach, blood infection.[132]

  • Oles Buzina, 45, Ukrainian journalist, shot.[133]

  • Fidgi Haig, 47, Haitian-born American soccer coach, heart attack.[134]

  • Stanislav Gross, 45, Czech politician, Prime Minister (2004–2005), amytrophic lateral sclerosis.[135]

  • Jule Huffman, 91, American television broadcaster and weatherman (Mr. CartoonWSAZ-TV).[136]

  • Johnny Kemp, 55, Bahamian singer ("Just Got Paid"), fall.[137]

  • Heino Kleiminger, 76, German footballer (F.C. Hansa RostockEast Germany national team), cancer.[138]

  • Yevhen Logvinenko (ru), 66, Soviet footballer (Chornomorets Odesa).[139]

  • Nimal Mendis, 81, Sri Lankan singer and songwriter.[140]

  • Tommy Preston, 82, Scottish footballer (Hibernian).[141]

  • Lee Remmel, 90, American public relations director (Green Bay Packers).[142]

  • Smuggler, 13, American Thoroughbred racehorse, complications from foaling.[143]

15

  • Sidney Abbott, 77, American feminist activist, fire.[144]

  • Kinya Aikawa, 80, Japanese actor (Speed RacerNaruhodo! The World), lung cancer.[145]

  • Zaur Ardzinba, 65, Abkhazian politician.[146]

  • Bidyut Chakraborty, 56, Indian film director.[147]

  • Jonathan Crombie, 48, Canadian actor (Anne of Green Gables), brain hemorrhage.[148]

  • Billy Ray Hearn, 85, American record label chairman, heart disease.[149]

  • John Howard, 94, American optical physicist.[150]

  • Oleg Kalashnikov, 52, Ukrainian politician, shot.[151]

  • Felice Leonardo, 100, Italian Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Cerreto Sannita-Telese-Sant’Agata de’ Goti (1957–1991).[152]

  • Alexander Nadson, 88, Belarusian religious leader, Apostolic Visitor for Belarusian Greek-Catholic faithful abroad (since 1986).[153]

  • Margo Reed, 73, American jazz musician, complications from dementia.[154]

  • Mykola Storozhenko, 86, Ukrainian painter.[155]

  • Barbara Strauch, 63, American author and reporter (The New York Times), breast cancer.[156]

  • Surya Bahadur Thapa, 88, Nepalese politician, Prime Minister (1963–1964, 1965–1969, 1979–1983, 1997–1998, 2003–2004), respiratory failure.[157]

  • Gunilla Wolde, 75, Swedish writer and illustrator.[158]

14

  • Norman H. Bangerter, 82, American politician, Governor of Utah (1985–1993), stroke.[159]

  • Klaus Bednarz, 72, German journalist and writer.[160]

  • Homaro Cantu, 38, American chef, suicide by hanging.[161]

  • Sheldon Galbraith, 92, Canadian figure skating coach.[162]

  • Ameril Umbra Kato, 68, Filipino warlord, leader of Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters, heart attack.[163]

  • Kō Kojima, 87, Japanese manga artist, cerebral hemorrhage.[164]

  • Majid Rahnema, 91, Iranian diplomat and politician.[165]

  • Tom Raper, 76, American businessman and philanthropist.[166]

  • Mark Reeds, 55, Canadian ice hockey player (St. Louis Blues) and coach (Ottawa Senators), pneumonia.[167]

  • Meir Rosenne, 84, Israeli lawyer and diplomat, Ambassador to France (1979–1983) and United States (1983–1987).[168]

  • Kevin Rosier, 53, American super heavyweight kickboxing champion and mixed martial artist (UFC), heart attack.[169]

  • Vilas Sarang, 73, Indian author.[170]

  • Howie Schumm, 75, Canadian football player (Edmonton Eskimos).[171]

  • Arnold Schütz, 80, German footballer (Werder Bremen).[172]

  • Percy Sledge, 74, American R&B singer ("When a Man Loves a Woman"), liver cancer.[173]

  • Buddy Temple, 73, American businessman and politician.[174]

  • Roberto Tucci, 93, Italian Roman Catholic prelate, President of Vatican Radio (1985–2001), Cardinal-Priest of S. Ignazio di Loyola a Campo Marzio (since 2001).[175]

  • Kathrine Sorley Walker, 95, English ballet critic.[176]

13

  • Bruce Alger, 96, American politician, member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas's 5th district (1955–1965), heart ailment.[177]

  • Gerald Calabrese, 90, American politician and basketball player (Syracuse Nationals), Mayor of Cliffside Park, New Jersey (since 1965).[178]

  • Ronnie Carroll, 80, Northern Irish singer and political candidate.[179]

  • Mária Gulácsy, 73, Hungarian fencer, Olympic silver medalist (1968).[180]

  • Pat King, 68, Irish Gaelic football player and coach.[181]

  • Thelma Coyne Long, 96, Australian Hall of Fame tennis player.[182]

  • Eduardo Galeano, 74, Uruguayan journalist, writer and novelist, lung cancer.[183]

  • Claire Gordon, 74, British actress (KongaBeat Girl).[184]

  • Günter Grass, 87, German novelist (The Tin Drum), Nobel Prize laureate in Literature (1999), lung infection.[185]

  • Neal Nitz, 61, American politician.[186]

  • Bob Pinkalla, 86, American ten-pin bowler, heart failure.[187]

  • Elizabeth Brown Pryor, 64, American author and historian.[188]

  • Antônio Alberto Guimarães Rezende, 89, Brazilian Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Caetité (1981–2002).[189]

  • Haanii Shivraj, 29, Malaysian actress, cancer.[190]

  • Orma Slack, 112, Canadian supercentenarian, nation's oldest living person.[191]

  • Serhiy Sukhobok, 45, Ukrainian journalist, shot.[192]

  • Herb Trimpe, 75, American comic book artist (The Incredible HulkThor), co-creator of Wolverine.[193]

12

  • Ibrahim Sulayman Muhammad Arbaysh, 35, Saudi Arabian suspected terrorist, drone attack.[194]

  • Paulo Brossard, 90, Brazilian jurist and politician, Minister of Justice (1986–1989), justice of the Supreme Federal Court (1989–1994).[195]

  • Jože Ciuha, 90, Slovenian painter.[196]

  • Patrice Dominguez, 65, French tennis player.[197]

  • Alfred Eick, 99, German U-boat commander.[198]

  • André Mba Obame, 57, Gabonese politician.[199]

  • William Slatter, 87, American news anchor.[200]

  • Mario Wallenda, 74, American highwire artiste (The Flying Wallendas).[201]

11

  • Bill Arhos, 80, American musician, founder of Austin City Limits, heart disease.[202]

  • Charlie Beasley, 69, American basketball player.[203]

  • Gary Carswell, 45, Manx motorcyclist, crash during race practice.[204]

  • Jimmy Gunn, 66, American football player (Chicago Bears), heart failure.[205]

  • Muhammad Kamaruzzaman, 62, Bangladeshi politician and convicted war criminal, execution by hanging.[206]

  • Sheila Kitzinger, 86, British natural childbirth activist.[207]

  • Janusz Kurczab, 77, Polish Olympic fencer (1960), mountaineer and expedition leader.[208]

  • François Maspero, 83, French writer and translator.[209]

  • Viv Nicholson, 79, British football pools winner, complications of a stroke and dementia.[210]

  • Heino Pulli, 77, Finnish ice hockey player.[211]

  • Hanut Singh Rathore, 81, Indian army officer.[212]

  • Tekena Tamuno, 83, Nigerian history professor.[213]

  • Kyle Testerman, 80, American politician, Mayor of Knoxville, Tennessee (1972–1975, 1984–1987).[214]

  • Levi Watkins, 70, American heart surgeon, complications from a heart attack and a stroke.[215]

10

  • Andrzej Ajnenkiel, 84, Polish historian.[216]

  • Richie Benaud, 84, Australian cricket captain and television commentator, skin cancer.[217]

  • Raúl Héctor Castro, 98, Mexican-born American politician and diplomat, Governor of Arizona (1975–1977), United States Ambassador to El Salvador (1964–1968), Bolivia(1968–1969) and Argentina (1977–1980).[218]

  • David Dank, 76, American politician, member of Oklahoma House of Representatives (since 2007), heart attack.[219]

  • Desmond Digby, 82, New Zealand-born Australian theatre designer, children's book illustrator and painter.[220]

  • Eduardo Gauggel Medina, 48, Honduran lawyer and politician, MP (since 2014), shot.[221]

  • Eduardo Gauggel Rivas, 70, Honduran lawyer and politician, member of the Supreme Court (1994–1998), shot.[221]

  • Ray Graves, 96, American football player and coach.[222]

  • Ronald Hambleton, 97, English-born Canadian broadcaster and music critic (Toronto Star).[223]

  • Bárbara Heliodora (pt), 91, Brazilian theatre critic.[224]

  • Lauren Hill, 19, American college basketball player, pediatric cancer advocate, brain cancer.[225]

  • Dorothy Jelicich, 87, New Zealand politician, MP for Hamilton West (1972–75).[226]

  • Jin Youzhi, 96, Chinese royal.[227]

  • Rustin R. Kimsey, 79, American prelate, Episcopal Bishop of Eastern Oregon.[228]

  • Judith Malina, 88, German-born American actress (Dog Day AfternoonAwakeningsThe Addams Family) and director, lung disease.[229]

  • Keith McCormack, 74, American singer and songwriter ("Sugar Shack").[230]

  • Bobby Moore, 56, American baseball player (San Francisco Giants).[231]

  • Jim Mutscheller, 85, American football player (Baltimore Colts), kidney failure.[232]

  • William S. Powell, 95, American historian.[233]

  • Rocco Quattrocchi, 88, American politician, member of the Rhode Island Senate and House of Representatives.[234]

  • Rose Francine Rogombé, 72, Gabonese politician, Acting President (2009).[235]

  • Margaret Rule, 86, British archaeologist.[236]

  • Aleksandr Shipenko (uk), 56, Soviet handballer, world champion (1982).[237]

  • Alex Soto, 49, Puerto Rican actor and drag queen, heart attack.[238]

  • Ray Treacy, 68, Irish footballer (Charlton Athletic).[239]

  • Peter Walsh, 80, Australian politician, Minister for Finance (1984–1990), Senator for Western Australia (1974–1993).[240]

9

  • Paul Almond, 83, Canadian filmmaker (The Act of the HeartJourneyIsabel) and television director (Seven Up!), heart disease.[241]

  • Nina Companeez, 77, French film director.[242]

  • Alexander Dalgarno, 87, British physicist.[243]

  • Ivan Doig, 75, American author, multiple myeloma.[244]

  • Moira Gemmill, 55, British design director (Victoria and Albert Museum), traffic collision.[245]

  • Jurgen Gothe, 70, German-born Canadian radio broadcaster (DiscDrive).[246]

  • Ray Harm, 87, American artist, prostate cancer.[247]

  • Ghulam Rasool Kar, 94, Indian politician.[248]

  • Bob McLean, 67, Australian winemaker, cancer.[249]

  • Hrushikesh Moolgavkar, 94, Indian air chief marshal and Chief of Air Staff (1976–1978).[250]

  • Elmo Noel Joseph Perera, 82, Sri Lankan Roman Catholic prelate, Auxiliary Bishop (1992–1995) and Bishop of Galle (1995–2004).[251]

  • Narra Raghava Reddy, 92, Indian politician.[252]

  • João Alves dos Santos, 58, Brazilian Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Paranaguá (since 2006).[253]

  • Rafael Soriano, 94, Cuban painter.[254]

  • Rogvold Sukhoverko, 74, Soviet and Russian film and voice actor.[255]

  • Tut Taylor, 91, American bluegrass musician (The Great Dobro Sessions).[256]

  • John Toohey, 85, Australian jurist, High Court Justice (1987–1998).[257]

  • Tsien Tsuen-hsuin, 105, Chinese-born American sinologist, professor, and librarian.[258]

8

  • Jean-Louis Crémieux-Brilhac, 98, French resistant, civil servant and historian.[259]

  • Abraham Eraly, 80, Indian historian and magazine editor.[260]

  • Harry K. Fukuhara, 95, American army officer.[261]

  • Nagore E. M. Hanifa, 89, Indian politician and playback singer.[262]

  • Rayson Huang, 94, Chinese chemist, vice-chancellor of the University of Hong Kong (1972–1986).[263]

  • Jayakanthan, 80, Indian Tamil author.[264]

  • Sergei Lashchenko, 27, Ukrainian kickboxer, shot.[265]

  • David Laventhol, 81, American newspaper editor and publisher, Parkinson's disease.[266]

  • Nan Inger Östman, 92, Swedish children's book author.[267]

  • Billy Ronson, 58, English footballer.[268]

  • Hermann Schweppenhäuser, 87, German philosopher.[269]

  • Joel Spira, 88, American inventor (solid-state lamp dimmer), co-founder of Lutron Electronics Company, heart attack.[270]

  • Hilde Stavik, 52, Norwegian long-distance runner, cancer.[271]

  • Rich Szaro, 67, Polish-born American football player (New Orleans SaintsNew York Jets).[272]

  • Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha Thero, 85, Sri Lankan Buddhist monk.[273]

  • Ion Trewin, 71, British editor, publisher and author.[274]

  • Lars Tunbjörk, 59, Swedish photographer.[275]

  • Jean-Claude Turcotte, 78, Canadian Roman Catholic cardinal, Archbishop of Montreal (1990–2012).[276]

  • Ole Wackström, 82, Finnish racing cyclist.[277]

7

  • Patrick H. Adkins, 67, American fantasy author.[278]

  • Tim Babcock, 95, American politician, Governor of Montana (1962–1969).[279]

  • Mohammad Bahr al-Ulloum, 88, Iraqi Shi'a Islamic leader and politician.[280]

  • José Capellán, 34, American baseball player (Milwaukee BrewersDetroit Tigers), heart attack.[281]

  • Tom Coyne, 84, British news broadcaster and television presenter (Top Gear).[282] (death announced on this date)

  • Harry Dowd, 76, English footballer (Manchester City).[283]

  • Eugene Louis Faccuito, 90, American dancer and choreographer.[284]

  • Stan Freberg, 88, American comedian and voice actor (Looney TunesLady and the Tramp), pneumonia.[285]

  • Edward Gallenstein, 92, American wood carver and magazine editor (Chip Chats).[286]

  • Jean Germain, 67, French politician, Mayor of Tours (1995–2014), suicide by gunshot.[287]

  • Richard Henyekane, 31, South African footballer, traffic collision.[288]

  • David L. Kaplan, 91, Canadian professor and conductor.[289]

  • Kardam, Prince of Turnovo, 52, Bulgarian royal, lung infection.[290]

  • Stanley Kutler, 80, American historian.[291]

  • Geoffrey Lewis, 79, American actor (High Plains DrifterMaverickThe Lawnmower Man).[292]

  • Betty Lucas, 90, Australian actress.[293]

  • Dickie Owen, 88, British actor (Zulu).[294]

  • Richard F. Post, 96, American physicist.[295]

  • Kalmanje Jagannatha Shetty, 78, Indian judge.[296]

  • Torrey Ward, 36, American basketball coach, plane crash.[297]

  • Naomi Wilzig, 80, American writer and museum owner (World Erotic Art Museum Miami).[298]

6

  • Theodosios Balafas, 91, Greek Olympic pole vaulter (1948, 1952).[299]

  • Hardijs Baumanis, 47, Latvian diplomat, Ambassador to Azerbaijan (since 2010) and Lithuania.[300]

  • Giovanni Berlinguer, 90, Italian politician, MEP (2004–2009).[301]

  • James Best, 88, American actor (The Dukes of HazzardRide LonesomeSounder), pneumonia.[302]

  • Ray Charles, 96, American musician (The Perry Como ShowThe Muppet Show), cancer.[303]

  • Paul Dearing, 73, Australian field hockey player.[304]

  • Milton DeLugg, 96, American composer.[305]

  • Walter H. Haas, 97, American astronomer.[306]

  • Eugène Moke Motsüri, 99, Congolese Roman Catholic prelate, Auxiliary Bishop of Kinshasa (1970–1991).[307]

  • Rie Muñoz, 93, American artist, stroke.[308]

  • Romualdas Ozolas, 76, Lithuanian politician, signatory of the 1990 Act of the Re-Establishment of the State of Lithuania.[309]

  • John Papit, 86, American football player (Washington RedskinsGreen Bay Packers), stroke.[310]

  • Maria Luisa Poumaillou, 61, Venezuelan-born French fashion consultant.[311]

  • Art Powell, 78, American football player (Oakland Raiders).[312]

  • Ben Powers, 64, American actor (Good Times).[313]

  • Dollard St. Laurent, 85, Canadian ice hockey player (Montreal CanadiensChicago Blackhawks).[314]

  • Charlie Sumner, 84, American football player (Chicago Bears) and coach.[315]

  • Dave Ulliott, 61, English professional poker player, colon cancer.[316]

  • Gertrude Weaver, 116, American supercentenarian, world's oldest living person, pneumonia.[317]

  • Alan Wilson, 94, English cricketer (Lancashire).[318]

5

  • Bauyrzhan Baimukhammedov, 67, Kazakh football player and coach.[319]

  • Barbara Bergmann, 87, American feminist economist.[320]

  • Fredric Brandt, 65, American dermatologist, suicide by hanging.[321]

  • Juan Carlos Cáceres, 79, Argentine tango musician and painter, cancer.[322]

  • Richard Dysart, 86, American character actor (L.A. LawWall StreetThe Thing).[323]

  • Lalit Kishore Chaturvedi, 84, Indian politician.[324]

  • Ramnath Dhakal, 52, Nepalese politician.[325]

  • Maurice Fenner, 86, English cricketer.[326]

  • Victor Gotbaum, 93, American labor leader, heart attack.[327]

  • Sid Ali Kouiret, 82, Algerian actor.[328]

  • Naken Kyrykbaev, 39, Kazakh footballer (Taraz).[329]

  • Anne-Claude Leflaive, 59, French winemaker, cancer.[330]

  • Norman B. Leventhal, 97, American property developer.[331]

  • Don Looney, 98, American football player (Philadelphia EaglesPittsburgh Steelers).[332]

  • Akira Machida, 78, Japanese Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.[333]

  • Sargy Mann, 77, British painter.[334]

  • Gordon Moyes, 76, Australian radio evangelist and politician, member of the New South Wales Legislative Council (2002–2011).[335]

  • John Patton, 84, American politician.[336]

  • Claudio Prieto, 80, Spanish composer.[337]

  • Jehan Rajab, Kuwaiti author.[338]

  • Steve Rickard, 85, New Zealand professional wrestler.[339]

  • Lon Simmons, 91, American sports broadcaster.[340]

  • Francesco Smalto, 87, Italian fashion designer.[341]

  • Gardner C. Taylor, 96, American preacher and civil rights activist.[342]

  • Tom Towles, 65, American actor (Henry: Portrait of a Serial KillerMiami ViceThe Rock).[343]

  • Julie Wilson, 90, American singer and actress, stroke complications.[344]

  • Yacoub Zaiadeen, 95, Jordanian politician.[345]

4

  • Jaroslav Balcar, 62, Czechoslovak ski jumper (1976).[346]

  • Ramón Barreto, 75, Uruguayan football referee (1974 FIFA World Cup).[347]

  • Bill Ellerington, 91, English footballer (Southampton).[348]

  • John Gogo, 83, Canadian politician.[349]

  • Jamaluddin Jarjis, 63, Malaysian politician, MP for Rompin (since 1990), helicopter crash.[350]

  • Elmer Lach, 97, Canadian Hall of Fame ice hockey player (Montreal Canadiens), stroke.[351]

  • Donald N. Levine, 83, American sociologist.[352]

  • Ira Lewis, 82, American actor and playwright (Chinese Coffee), complications following open heart surgery.[353]

  • Ioan Pușcaș, 82, Romanian gastroenterologist.[354]

  • Sir John Read, 97, British executive.[355]

  • Klaus Rifbjerg, 83, Danish writer (Anna, I, Anna), recipient of the Nordic Council's Literature Prize (1970).[356]

  • Lisa Simon, 64, American television director and producer (Sesame StreetWonder Pets).[357]

  • Dick Wood, 79, American football player (New York Jets).[358]

3

  • Nigel Boocock, 77, British speedway rider.[359]

  • Sarah Brady, 73, American gun control campaigner, pneumonia.[360]

  • Bob Burns, 64, American drummer (Lynyrd Skynyrd), traffic collision.[361]

  • Sam Cathcart, 90, American football player (San Francisco 49ers), cancer.[362]

  • John Darnton, 96, American football coach (Adrian Bulldogs).[363]

  • Traute Foresti, 100, Austrian poet and actress.[364]

  • Rocío García Gaytán, 55, Mexican politician, MP (1997–2000), cancer.[365]

  • Mathias Gnädinger, 74, Swiss actor (The Boat Is FullJourney of Hope).[366]

  • Paul Grigoriu, 70, Romanian radio personality (SRR).[367]

  • Michael Jandreau, 71, American Native leader, chairman of the Lower Brulé Sioux tribe, pneumonia and heart disease.[368]

  • Kayahan, 66, Turkish musician, cancer.[369]

  • Terdell Middleton, 59, American football player (Green Bay Packers).[370]

  • Vivian Nathan, 98, American actress (Klute).[371]

  • Mpok Nori, 84, Indonesian comedian.[372]

  • Algirdas Vaclovas Patackas, 71, Lithuanian politician and poet, signatory of the 1990 Act of the Re-Establishment of the State of Lithuania.[373]

  • Luis María Pérez de Onraíta, 81, Spanish-born Angolan Roman Catholic prelate, Archbishop of Malanje (1998–2012).[374]

  • Chris Plumridge, 70, British golf writer.[375]

  • Andrew Porter, 86, British music critic, pneumonia.[376]

  • Robert Rietti, 92, British-born Italian actor (HannibalThe Omen).[377]

  • Shmuel Wosner, 101, Austrian-born Israeli Haredi rabbi.[378]

2

  • Paule Anglim, 92, Canadian-born American art dealer (Gallery Paule Anglim).[379]

  • Luis Delgado Aparicio, 74, Peruvian politician, MP (1995–2001), pancreatic cancer.[380]

  • Natalia Bobrova, 36, Russian gymnast, stomach cancer.[381]

  • Mick Brown, 77, New Zealand jurist.[382]

  • Per Vilhelm Brüel, 100, Danish engineer.[383]

  • William Benedict Friend, 83, American Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Alexandria-Shreveport (1982–1986) and Shreveport (1986–2006).[384]

  • Raúl Gorriti, 58, Peruvian footballer (national team).[385]

  • Robert Blair Kaiser, 84, American journalist.[386]

  • Dennis Marks, 66, British television producer and music director.[387]

  • Ben Meisner, 76, Canadian broadcaster (CKPG), cancer.[388]

  • Hayley Okines, 17, British progeria campaigner, pneumonia.[389]

  • Manoel de Oliveira, 106, Portuguese film director and screenwriter, heart failure.[390]

  • Rudolph R. Perz, 89, American advertising executive, creator of the Pillsbury Doughboy.[391]

  • Stanisław Pestka, 85, Polish Kashubian poet.[392]

  • Joseph L. Reid, 92, American oceanographer.[393]

  • Barbara Sass, 78, Polish film director and screenwriter.[394]

  • Olga Sawicka, 83, Polish dancer and choreographer.[395]

  • Doug Sax, 79, American audio mastering engineer, cancer.[396]

  • Robert H. Schuller, 88, American televangelist (Hour of Power).[397]

  • Alberto Ricardo da Silva, 7


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