Deaths in April 1999
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The following is a list of notable deaths in April 1999.
Entries for each day are listed alphabetically by surname. A typical entry lists information in the following sequence:
- Name, age, country of citizenship at birth, subsequent country of citizenship (if applicable), reason for notability, cause of death (if known), and reference.
- Ellis Yarnal Berry, 96, American attorney, newspaper publisher and politician.
- Tony Frasca, 71, American ice hockey player and coach, stomach cancer.
- Paul Freiherr von Hauser, 87, German officer in the Wehrmacht during World War II.
- Alfred Jahn, 83, Polish geographer, geomorphologist and polar explorer.
- Tadahito Mochinaga, 80, Japanese stop-motion animator.
- Madhurantakam Rajaram, 68, Indian author.
- Wilson Riles, 81, American educator and politician.
- Jesse Stone, 97, American R&B musician and songwriter.
- Sophie Kanza, 59, Congolese politician and sociologist, cardiac arrest.
- Hayk Mirzayans, Iranian Armenian entomologist.
- Lionel Bart, 68, British music writer, composer and lyricist (Oliver!, Living Doll), cancer.
- John B. Daly, 69, American politician.
- Luis M. Farías, 78, Mexican politician.
- Herman Foster, 70, American bebop jazz pianist.
- Jumabek Ibraimov, 55, Kyrgyz politician, stomach cancer.
- Vane Ivanović, 85, Yugoslav-British athlete, political activist, diplomat and writer.
- Lucille Lortel, 98, American actress, artistic director and theatrical producer.
- Bob Peck, 53, British actor (Jurassic Park), cancer.
- Irvine Phillips, 93, American football player.
- Ambroise Roux, 77, French businessman and political advisor, heart attack.
- Early Wynn, 79, American baseball player (Cleveland Indians) and member of the MLB Hall of Fame.
- Paul David, 79, Canadian cardiologist and politician.
- Wally A. Forsberg, 90, American football and basketball coach.
- Chester E. McCarty, 93, American officer and pilot in the US Air Force
- John Wiles, 73, South African novelist, television writer and producer (Doctor Who).
- Gene Benson, 85, American baseball player (Negro league baseball).
- Robert D. Lindsay, 79, Canadian politician.
- Joseph O. Rogers Jr., American lawyer and politician.
- Jim Copp, American musician and producer.
- Heinz Lehmann, 87, German-born Canadian psychiatrist known as the "father of modern psychopharmacology".
- Sir Angus Paton, 93, British civil engineer.
- Bob Tough, 78, American basketball player.
- Vic Fisher, 74, Australian rules footballer.
- Luis Castro Leiva, 56, Venezuelan academic, writer and columnist, brain haemorrhage.
- Jones Chilengi, 44, Zambian footballer and coach, haemorrhagic shock.
- Bert Firman, 93, English bandleader.
- Raúl Silva Henríquez, 91, Chilean prelate of the Catholic Church.
- Emiko Kado, 23, Japanese female wrestler, intracerebral bleeding.
- Marcel Lihau, 67, Congolese politician, jurist, and law professor.
- Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara, 49, Niger military officer, murdered.
- Albert Popwell, 72, American actor, complications following open heart surgery.
- Brownie Mary, 76, American medical cannabis rights activist, killed by a drunk driver.
- James D. McCawley, 61, Scottish-American linguist.
- Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai, 86, Indian novelist and short story writer.
- Jean Vander Pyl, 79, American actress and voice actress.
- Ali Sayad Shirazi, 54, Iranian army officer, assassinated.
- Thornton Wilson, 78, Chairman and CEO of Boeing corporation.
- William H. Armstrong, 87, American children's writer.
- Slavko Ćuruvija, 49, Serbian journalist and newspaper publisher, murdered.
- Alan Evans, 49, Welsh darts player.
- Pete Milne, 74, American baseball player.
- Agim Ramadani, 35, Kosovar Albanian commander of the Kosovo Liberation Army, killed in action.
- Carlos Jaschek, 73, German-born Argentine astrophysicist.
- Marion Albert Pruett, 49, American spree killer, execution by lethal injection.
- Gordon Stott, Lord Stott, 89, Scottish advocate, sheriff and Lord Advocate.
- Boxcar Willie, 67, American country music singer-songwriter.
- Edith Anderson, 83, American journalist, writer and translator.
- Masaji Kiyokawa, 86, Japanese sports administrator and Olympic medalist (backstroke swimming), pancreatic cancer.
- Willi Stoph, 84, East German politician.
- Visakha Wijeyeratne, 64, Sri Lankan painter, sculptor, writer and social worker.
- Mujdin Aliu, 25, Macedonian Albanian soldier, killed in action.
- Ellen Corby, 87, American actress.
- Anthony Newley, 67, British singer-songwriter and actor, kidney cancer.
- Robert G. Sachs, 82, American theoretical physicist.
- Nicola Trussardi, 56, Italian fashion designer, car accident.
- Bill Wendell, 75, American television announcer, complications from cancer.
- Roy Chiao, 72, British Hong Kong-era Chinese actor, heart failure.
- Odilia Castro Hidalgo, 90, Costa Rican communist and feminist.
- K. R. Srinivasa Iyengar, 90, Indian writer in English.
- Harvey Postlethwaite, 55, British Formula One team technical director, heart attack.
- Regis Cordic, 72, American radio personality and actor.
- Vincent J. Dellay, 91, American politician.
- Rudi Fehr, 87, American film editor and studio executive, heart attack.
- Zoë Lund, 37, American musician, model, actress, producer and screenwriter, cocaine-induced heart failure.
- Frederick G. Morgan, 59, Australian recorder maker, car accident.
- Abbott Pattison, 82, American sculptor and abstract artist.
- Karl Schefold, 94, Swiss archaeologist.
- Skip Spence, 52, American singer-songwriter (Jefferson Airplane, Moby Grape), lung cancer.
- Margaret Tait, 80, Scottish film maker and poet.
- Nikolay Dobrev, 51, Bulgarian politician, cancer.
- Ahmad Mohamed Ibrahim, 82, Singaporean lawyer and law professor.
- Georges Miez, 94, Swiss gymnast.
- Richard Negri, 71, British theatre director and designer.
- Nicky Virachkul, 50, American darts player.
- Alan Brazier, 74, English cricketer.
- Ye Fei, 84, Filipino-Chinese general and politician.
- Bob Irving, 51, English rugby player, heart attack.
- Migishi Setsuko, 94, Japanese Yōga painter.
- Raghubir Singh, 56, Indian photographer, heart attack.
- István Vincze, 87, Hungarian mathematician,.
- Stanley T. Adams, 76, United States Army officer.
- Hermine Braunsteiner, 79, German nazi concentration camp guard.
- Sir James Cobban, 88, British educator.
- Helen Lundeberg, 90, American painter, complications from pneumonia.
- Arthur Morton, 84, American football player and coach.
- Yoko Tani, 70, Japanese actress and nightclub entertainer.
- Flora Carabella, 73, Italian film, television and stage actress, bone tumor.
- Flash Hollett, 88, Canadian ice hockey player.
- Nikos Rizos, 74, Greek actor, edema.
- Bethsabée de Rothschild, 84, French philanthropist and member of the Rothschild family.
- Rick Rude, 40, professional wrestler, heart failure following accidental overdose.
- Ric Throssell, 76, Australian diplomat and author.
- Señor Wences, 103, Spanish ventriloquist.
- Students killed in the Columbine High School massacre:
- Tim Forster, 65, British racehorse trainer.
- Ralph Perk, 85, American politician.
- Charles Rogers, 94, American actor and jazz musician, natural causes.
- M. J. Thirumalachar, 84, Indian mycologist, microbiologist and plant pathologist.
- Su Xuelin, 102, Chinese author and scholar.
- Ide Anak Agung Gde Agung, 77, Indonesian politician.
- Munir Ahmad Khan, 72, Pakistani nuclear engineer and physicist, complications following heart surgery.
- Apostolos Nikolaidis, 60, Greek singer, cancer.
- Bert Remsen, 74, American actor.
- Z. A. Suleri, Pakistani political journalist, author and activist, heart failure.
- Anne Szumigalski, 77, Canadian poet.
- Henrietta Branford, 53, English author of children's books, breast cancer.
- Wally Hanlon, 79, Scottish football player.
- Melba Liston, 73, American jazz trombonist, arranger and composer.
- Aleksandr Markevich, 94, Ukrainian zoologist, helminthologist and copepodologist.
- M. V. Rajamma, 78, Indian actress, singer and movie producer.
- Nanabhai Bhatt, 83, Indian Bollywood film director and producer, heart failure.
- Arthur Boyd, 78, Australian painter.
- Ray Evans, 76, American football player.
- Charles Rostaing, 94, French linguist.
- Don Schofield, Australian rugby player.
- Marie Taylor, New Zealand mycologist, botanist and scientific illustrator.
- Robert Cottle, 78, American television host, stroke.
- Roman Hruska, 94, American politician, complications following a broken hip.
- Kemistry, 35, English drum and bass DJ and co-founder of record label Metalheadz, road accident.
- Lord Killanin, 85, Irish journalist, author and Olympic official.
- Rupert Lonsdale, 93, British submarine commander and prisoner of war.
- Roger Troutman, 47, American musician, producer and founder of (Zapp and Roger), fratricide.
- Roberto Tyrrel, 63, Panamanian soccer player, heart attack.
- Michi Weglyn, 72, American author.
- Adrian Borland, 41, British musician, producer and frontman of The Sound, suicide.
- Jill Dando, 37, British journalist and television presenter (Crimewatch), murder by gunshot.
- Faye Throneberry, 67, American baseball player.
- Gunnar Brunvoll, 74, Norwegian impresario and opera administrator.
- Dominick L. DiCarlo, 71, American lawyer and politician, heart attack.
- Al Hirt, 76, American trumpeter and bandleader, liver failure.
- Pavel Klushantsev, 89, Russian cameraman, film director, producer, screenwriter and author.
- Cyril Washbrook, 84, English cricketer.
- Brandon Burlsworth, 22, American football player, car accident.
- Rory Calhoun, 76, American film and television actor, screenwriter and producer.
- Osvaldo Civile, 40, Argentine heavy metal guitarist (V8, Horcas).
- Rolf Landauer, 72, German-born American physicist, brain cancer.
- Sir Alf Ramsey, 79, British football player and manager (Ipswich Town, England), Alzheimer's disease and prostate cancer.
- Arthur Leonard Schawlow, 77, American physicist and co-inventor of the laser with Charles Townes, leukemia.
- John Stears, 64, British Academy Award-winning special effects expert, stroke.
- Donald E. Stewart, 69, American screenwriter, cancer.
- Roderick Thorp, 62, American novelist, heart attack.
- Harold Wellman, 90, English-born New Zealand geologist.
- Faustin Birindwa, Prime Minister of Zaire (1993 – 1994).
- Mohan Gokhale, 45, Indian actor, heart attack.
- Denzo Ishizaki, 112, Japan's oldest man.
- Elspeth March, 88, English actress.
- Ovídio Martins, 70, Cape Verdean poet and journalist.
- Zabihollah Safa, 87, Iranian scholar.
- Kidar Sharma, 89, Indian film director, producer and screenwriter.
- Roosevelt Wardell, American jazz and rhythm musician.
- Yao Xueyin, 88, Chinese novelist.
- Bruce Jesson, New Zealand journalist, author and political figure, cancer.
- Jessica Lal, 34, Indian model, murdered.
- Nenad Nikolić, 37, Serbian footballer, killed during bombing.
- Jack Schiff, American comic book writer and editor.
- Charles Speziale, 50, American scientist and professor specialized in turbulence.
- Darrell Sweet, 51, English drummer and member of Nazareth, heart attack.
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- "Jesse Stone, 97, Developer of Rock's Early Hits". The New York Times. Associated Press. April 4, 1999. Retrieved May 5, 2019.
- "Lionel Bart: Appetite for destruction". The Independent. London. August 31, 2006. Retrieved June 17, 2012.
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- "Bob Peck, 53, Actor Of Stage and Screen". The New York Times. April 10, 1999. Retrieved May 5, 2019.
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- "Raul Silva Henriquez, defender of the oppressed, died on April 9th, aged 91". The Economist. May 4, 1999. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
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- "Jean Vander Pyl, 79, the Voice of Wilma on 'The Flintstones'". The New York Times. Reuters. April 15, 1999. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
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- Jon Thurber, "Raghubir Singh; Photographer Captured Color of Life in India", Los Angeles Times, 24 April 1999.
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