Deaths timeline

  • Bradley Nowell, singer of Sublime, dies

    Seven days after Nowell's marriage to Troy Dendekker, Sublime embarked on a five-day tour through Northern California cities. The following... Read more

  • Ella Fitzgerald Dies

    Already blinded by the effects of diabetes, Fitzgerald had both her legs amputated in 1993. In 1996 she died of the disease in Beverly Hills,... Read more

  • The Notorious B.I.G. Dies

    Wallace traveled to California in February 1997 to promote his upcoming album and record a music video for its lead single, "Hypnotize". On March... Read more

  • El Duce dies

    According to Max Wallace and Ian Halperin, Hoke showed up at his friend Drew Gallagher's home on April 17, 1997, asking where he could go to get a... Read more

  • Diana, Princess of Wales, Dies After Car Crash

    On 31 August 1997, Diana died after a car crash in the Pont de l'Alma road tunnel in Paris along with Dodi Al-Fayed and the acting security manager... Read more

  • Fat Pat Dies

    Patrick Lamont Hawkins (February 21, 1970 – February 3, 1998), better known as Fat Pat was a rapper from Houston, Texas and an original member of... Read more

  • Octavio Paz Dies

    In India, Paz completed several works, including El mono gramático (The Monkey Grammarian) and Ladera este (Eastern Slope). While in India, he came... Read more

  • Stanley Kubrick Dies

    In 1999—four days after screening a final cut of Eyes Wide Shut for his family, Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, and Warner Brothers... Read more

  • Freaky Tah Dies

    Raymond Rogers (May 17, 1971 – March 28, 1999), better known by his stage name, Freaky Tah, was a hip-hop artist from South Jamaica, Queens, New... Read more

  • Mel Tormé Dies

    Mel Tormé (September 13, 1925 – June 5, 1999), nicknamed The Velvet Fog, was an American musician, known for his jazz singing. He was also a jazz... Read more

  • Joseph Heller Dies

    Heller returned to St. Catherine's as a visiting Fellow, for a term, in 1991 and was appointed an Honorary Fellow of the college. In 1998, he... Read more

  • Rodrigo Bueno Dies

    Rodrigo Alejandro Bueno (24 May 1973 in Córdoba – 24 June 2000 in Hudson, Berazategui Partido, Buenos Aires), mostly known as Rodrigo, was an... Read more

  • Walter Matthau Dies

    Matthau died of full cardiac arrest in Santa Monica on July 1, 2000, aged 79. After undergoing heart surgery some years before, doctors discovered... Read more

  • Sean Patrick McCabe Dies

    Ink & Dagger was a Vampire-themed punk band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that was active in the 1990s. The two permanent members throughout the... Read more

  • Maria Serrano Serrano Dies

    Passion Fruit was a Eurodance/bubblegum dance group consisting of three girls of Dutch, Spanish and German descent: * Maria Serrano Serrano... Read more

  • Chuck Schuldiner loses his fight with cancer and dies

    As Schuldiner finished Control Denied's debut album, he was diagnosed with brain cancer, forcing the band to scrap plans for a U.S. and Canadian... Read more

  • Dudley Moore Dies

    In September 1997 Moore underwent quaduruple heart bypass surgery in London, and subsequently suffered four minor strokes. In June 1998, Nicole... Read more

  • Layne Staley, lead singer of Alice in Chains, dies

    On April 19, 2002, Staley's accountants contacted Staley's mother Nancy McCallum and informed her that no money had been withdrawn from the... Read more

  • Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees dies

    Maurice Gibb died because he had an inherited condition that caused his small intestine to twist, which cut its access to the blood supply, the... Read more

  • Jeremy Michael Ward

    Jeremy Michael Ward (May 5, 1976 – May 25, 2003) was the sound technician and vocal operator for The Mars Volta and for the dub outfit De Facto. He... Read more

  • Bob Hope Dies

    Hope had premature obituaries on two separate occasions. In 1998 a prepared obituary by The Associated Press was inadvertently released on the... Read more

  • Ronald Reagan Dies

    Reagan died at his home in Bel Air, California on June 5, 2004. A short time after his death, Nancy Reagan released a statement saying: "My family... Read more

  • Ray Charles Dies

    He died on June 10, 2004 at 11:35 a.m. of liver cancer at his home in Beverly Hills, California, surrounded by family and friends. His body was... Read more

  • Marlon Brando Dies

    On July 1, 2004, Brando died, aged 80. The cause of death was intentionally withheld, his lawyer citing privacy concerns. It was later revealed... Read more

  • Russell Tyrone Jones, aka Ol' Dirty Bastard, dies of an accidental drug overdose

    Jones collapsed at approximately 4:35 p.m. on November 13, 2004 (two days before his 36th birthday) at RZA's recording studio (36 Records LLC on... Read more