Deaths timeline

  • Bryan Ottoson Dies

    Guitarist Bryan Ottoson died at the age of 27 in the middle of an early 2005 tour conducted with the bands Mudvayne, Life of Agony, and Bloodsimple... Read more

  • Peter Jennings Dies

    On August 7, 2005, just after 11:30 pm EDT, Gibson broke into local news in the Eastern US and regular programming on ABC's western affiliates to... Read more

  • Slobodan Milošević Is Found Dead in His Prison Cell

    Milošević was found dead in his cell on March 11, 2006, in the UN war crimes tribunal's detention center, located in the Scheveningen section of... Read more

  • Valentín Elizalde Dies

    Valentín Elizalde (February 1, 1979 – November 25, 2006) was a popular Mexican banda music singer gunned down in an ambush. Known by the nickname... Read more

  • Alice Coltrane Dies

    Alice Coltrane died of respiratory failure at West Hills Hospital and Medical Center in suburban Los Angeles. She is buried alongside her late... Read more

  • Lady Bird Johnson Dies

    Claudia Alta "Lady Bird" Taylor Johnson (December 22, 1912 – July 11, 2007) was First Lady of the United States from 1963 to 1969 during the... Read more

  • Ingmar Bergman Dies

    Bergman retired from film-making in December 2003. He had hip surgery in October 2006 and was making a difficult recovery. He died peacefully in... Read more

  • Roy Scheider Dies

    Roy Richard Scheider (November 10, 1932 – February 10, 2008) was an American actor. He was best known for his role as police chief Martin Brody in... Read more

  • Orish Grinstead Dies

    Orish Grinstead (June 2, 1980 - April 20, 2008) was an American R&B singer and founding member of the R&B group, 702. She left the group early on... Read more

  • Cyd Charisse Dies

    Cyd Charisse (March 8, 1922 – June 17, 2008) was an American actress and dancer. After recovering from polio as a child, and studying ballet,... Read more

  • George Carlin Dies

    George Denis Patrick Carlin (May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008) was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, actor and author, who won five Grammy... Read more

  • Bernie Mac dies from complications from pneumonia

    In August 2008, Mac was admitted to the Northwestern Memorial Hospital in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois. After a week of unsuccessful medical... Read more

  • Isaac Hayes Dies

    Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr. (August 20, 1942 – August 10, 2008) was an American singer-songwriter, actor and musician. Hayes was one of the main creative... Read more

  • Michael Crichton Dies

    Given the private way in which Crichton lived his life, his battle with throat cancer was not made public until his death. According to Crichton's... Read more

  • Pat Hingle Dies

    Martin Patterson "Pat" Hingle (July 19, 1924 – January 3, 2009) was an American actor. Hingle was born Martin Patterson Hingle in Miami,... Read more

  • John Updike Dies

    John Hoyer Updike (March 18, 1932 – January 27, 2009) was an American novelist, poet, short story writer, art critic, and literary critic. Updike's... Read more

  • Ingemar Johansson Dies

    Jens Ingemar Johansson (September 22, 1932 – January 30, 2009) was a Swedish boxer and former heavyweight champion of the world. He defeated Floyd... Read more

  • Harry Kalas, long-time Phillies announcer, dies at age 73

    WASHINGTON - Legendary Phillies broadcaster Harry Kalas has died. He was 73. "We lost our voice today," team president David Montgomery said.... Read more

  • Mark Fidrych former Detroit Tigers pitcher dies in accident

    Former All-Star pitcher Mark Fidrych suffocated after his clothes became entangled with a spinning part on the truck he was working on,... Read more

  • Jack Kemp Dies

    Jack French Kemp (July 13, 1935 – May 2, 2009) was an American politician and professional football player. In the 1996 election, he was Republican... Read more

  • Dom DiMaggio dies at the age of 92

    Dominic Paul DiMaggio (February 12, 1917 – May 8, 2009[1]) was a center fielder in Major League Baseball who played his entire career for the... Read more

  • More than 40 killed in U.S. drone strikes on Taliban Stronghold

    At least 43 people have died in missile strikes by a US drone aircraft in a militant stronghold of Pakistan, a Taliban spokesman has told the... Read more

  • Ralf Dahrendorf Dies

    Ralf Gustav Dahrendorf, Baron Dahrendorf, KBE, FBA (May 1, 1929 – June 17, 2009) was a German-British sociologist, philosopher, political scientist... Read more

  • Morning bomb attacks kill 11 in Baghdad

    Iraqi police say early morning bomb attacks have killed at least 11 people in different areas of Baghdad. A car bomb exploded on the road to the... Read more

  • Two Metro trains collide in Washington D.C.

    Authorities say seven people have been killed and 70 injured in a subway train collision in Washington DC. The city's mayor Adrian Fenty held a... Read more