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The following is a list of notable deaths in 2003. Names are listed under the date of death and not the date it was announced. Names under each date are listed in alphabetical order by family name.

A typical entry lists information in the following sequence:

  • Day of month, name, age, country of citizenship and reason for notability, established cause of death, reference (and language of reference, if not English).

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  • Vera Hruba Ralston, 83, star of Ice Capades and Republic Pictures "B" actress in the 1940s.

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  • Sir Frank Callaway, 83, Australian music educator and administrator.
  • Jesica Santillan, 17, Mexican heart and lung patient whose wrong transplant made headlines.
  • Daniel Taradash, 90, American former president of AMPAS; Oscar-winning screenwriter of "From Here to Eternity".

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  • Jim Anderson, 59, Australian politician.
  • Terry Lloyd, 50, British ITN reporter, killed in southern Iraq.
  • Paul Moran, 39, Australian photojournalist, killed by suicide bomb in Northern Iraq.

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  • Hideyo Amamoto, 77, Japanese actor, complications from pneumonia.
  • Dave Dallwitz, 88 Australian jazz musician and painter.
  • Lori Piestewa, 23, United States Army soldier, head wounds received during ambush.

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  • Scott Hain, 32, last person to be executed in the U.S. for a crime committed while still a juvenile.

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  • Cecile de Brunhoff, 99, inspired the Babar the Elephant children's books when she told it to her children as a bedtime story in 1931.
  • Ib Eisner, 77, Danish artist.

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  • Robert Blackburn, 82, American artist and printmaker.
  • Nina Simone, 70, American jazz singer, long-based in France (known as the "High Priestess of Soul").

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  • Colin Bell, 61, British sociologist and university administrator.
  • Guy Mountfort, 97, British advertising executive and ornithologist.

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  • Slick Coffman, 92, American baseball pitcher.
  • Dorothy Ferguson, 80, American baseball infielder and outfielder, cancer.
  • Jack Null, 78, American college basketball coach, complications from an aneurysm.

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  • Bob Stump, 76, American politician; former Arizona congressman.

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  • Larry Burkett, 64, founder of Christian Financial Concepts.
  • Barry White, 58, American smooth soul singer, renal failure.

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  • Brad Rone, 35, American boxer, injuries sustained in boxing.
  • Jane Barbe, 74, phone company voiceover.

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  • Jack Daniels, 79, American politician.
  • Paul Hill, 49, American anti-abortion activist; executed for a double murder.
  • Norman Porteous, 104, theologian and writer on Old Testament issues.

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  • Joe Just, 87, American Major League Baseball catcher.
  • Yuri Khukhrov, 71, Russian Soviet realist painter and graphic artist.

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  • Alan Davidson, 79, British food writer and diplomat.
  • Ignaz Kiechle, 73, German politician and minister for agriculture (1983–93).

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  • Denis Barry, 74, American chess player and official.
  • Alan Magee, 84, American World War II airman, survived 22,000 ft. fall.

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  • Noel Toy, 84, American burlesque performer.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ricordo di Angelo Romani". lospecchiodellacitta.it. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  2. ^ "James Earl Salisbury". Salt Lake Tribune. April 14, 2003. Retrieved 2012-09-14.