Deaths in April 2004
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The following is a list of notable deaths in April 2004.
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.
- Paul Atkinson, 58, British guitarist.
- Aaron Bank, 101, American U.S. Army officer, "Father of Special Forces".
- Annette Daniels, 42, American opera singer.
- Enrique Grau, 83, Colombian painter and sculptor.
- Arthur Halestrap, 105, British World War I soldier and centenarian.
- Sylvia Law, 73, British town planner.
- Mykola Rudenko, 83, Ukrainian poet and human rights activist.
- Charles St Clair, 17th Lord Sinclair, 89, British aristocrat and courtier.
- Gurcharan Singh Tohra, 79, Indian Sikh leader.
- Carrie Snodgress, 58, American actress (nominated for Academy Award for Best Actress for Diary of a Mad Housewife).
- John Argyris, 90, Greek computer scientist.
- Lynne Karen Deutsch, 47, American astrophysicist.
- Harold A. Fidler, 93, Associate Director of the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.
- Larry McGrew, 46, American football linebacker in the National Football League, heart attack.
- John Taras, 84, American ballet master and choreographer.
- John Diamond, Baron Diamond, 96, British life peer.
- Gabriella Ferri, 62, Italian singer.
- Sir Martin Le Quesne, 86, British diplomat.
- Nagaraja Rao, 89-90, Indian cricket umpire.
- Phillip Rock, 76, American actor, screenwriter (Most Dangerous Man Alive) and novelist ("Passing Bells" trilogy).
- Gito Baloi, 39, South African musician.
- George Bamberger, 80, American baseball player, major league pitcher and manager.
- James J. Martin, 87, American historian.
- Bogdan Norčič, 50, Yugoslavian Olympic ski jumper (normal hill and large hill ski jumping at the 1976 and 1980 Winter Olympics).
- Sir Alwyn Williams, 82, British geologist.
- Austin Willis, 87, Canadian actor and television host.
- Roger Dee, 89, American author.
- Slawomir Rawicz, 88, Polish army lieutenant imprisoned by the NKVD and purported escapee (The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom).
- Fred Winter, 77, British racehorse trainer and jockey.
- Lou Berberet, 74, American baseball player, former Major League Baseball catcher.
- Larisa Bogoraz, 74, Russian dissident and human rights activist.
- Ken Johnson, 81, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies, Detroit Tigers).
- Konstantinos Kallias, 102, Greek politician.
- Kelucharan Mohapatra, 77, Indian classical dancer, guru and proponent of Odissi dance.
- Maureen Potter, 79, Irish actress, singer, dancer and comedian.
- Robert Sangster, 67, British racehorse owner.
- Adrian Beers, 88, British double bass player.
- Chief Bey, 90, American jazz percussionist and African folklorist.
- Bruce Edwards, 49, American caddy of golfer Tom Watson.
- Jean Ginsburg, 77, English physician and physiologist.
- Hans Guido Mutke, 83, German fighter pilot who claimed to be the first to break the sound barrier, complications during a heart valve operation.
- Lélia Abramo, 93, Brazilian actress and political activist, one of the founders of President Lula da Silva's Workers Party.(Portuguese).
- Harry Babbitt, 90, American singer.
- Kevin Briggs, 65, New Zealand cricketer.
- Tom Lewis, 85, British obstetrician.
- Julius Sang, 55, Kenyan Olympic runner (1968 Summer Olympics, 1972 Summer Olympics: gold medal, bronze medal).
- Bertil Göransson, 85, Swedish rowing coxswain.
- Jacek Kaczmarski, 47, Polish poet and singer, the bard of Solidarity.
- Ben Pimlott, 58, British historian.
- Sakip Sabanci, 71, Turkish businessman.
- Odd Wang Sørensen, 81, Norwegian Olympic football player (men's football at the 1952 Summer Olympics).
- John Beaven, 73, British diplomat.
- Stan Darling, 92, Canadian politician.
- Sammy Fox, 85, American football player and Canadian football coach.
- Hy Gotkin, 81, American basketball player.
- David C. Pollock, 64, American sociologist and author.
- Wiesław Ptak, 62, Polish professor of chemical sciences.
- Ronnie Adams, 88, British rally driver.
- Norman Campbell, 80, Canadian composer, television producer and director.
- Sir Herbert Durkin, 82, British air marshal.
- Donal F. Early, 86, Irish psychiatrist.
- Carlton E. Lemke, 83, American mathematician.
- Robert Richardson, 76, Canadian Olympic alpine skier (men's downhill, men's giant slalom, men's slalom at the 1952 Winter Olympics).
- Frank Seward, 83, American baseball player (New York Giants).
- Juan Valderrama, 87, Spanish folk and flamenco singer.
- Wesley Wehr, 74, American paleontologist and artist.
- George W. Whitehead, 85, American mathematician.
- David Fowler, 66, British mathematician.
- Csaba Horváth, 74, Hungarian-born American chemical engineer and scientist.
- Caron Keating, 41, British television presenter.
- Sir John Roxburgh, 84, British admiral.
- Harry Beevers, 80, American plant physiologist.
- Micheline Charest, 51, British television producer, complications after plastic surgery.
- Albie Grant, 60, American college basketball player, diabetes.
- Robin Popplestone, 65, British software designer and a pioneer in artificial intelligence and robotics.
- Fabrizio Quattrocchi, 35, Italian security officer, killed by Islamist militants in Iraq.
- Hans Gmür, 77, Swiss theatre author, director, composer and producer.
- Phil Sokolof, 82, American multi-millionaire businessman and crusader against heart disease, known for campaign against fast-food chains and food processors.
- Mitsuteru Yokoyama, 69, Japanese manga artist.
- Abu al-Walid, Saudi Arabian terrorist, killed by Russian federal forces.
- Carlos Castaño Gil, 38, Colombian rebel leader, killed by FARC guerillas.
- Wilmot N. Hess, 77, American physicist, leukemia.
- Koyapillil Mathai Matthew, 74, Indian Jesuit priest and botanist.
- Harry Mayerovitch, 94, Canadian architect, artist, illustrator, and author.
- Geraint Howells, 79, Welsh politician.
- Rosemary Park, 97, American academic leader and advocate for women's education (president of Connecticut College, president of Barnard College, vice chancellor at UCLA).
- Edmond Pidoux, 95, Swiss author.
- Abdel Aziz al-Rantisi, 56, Palestinian Hamas leader.
- Soundarya, 32, Indian film actress.
- Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara, 83, Fijian politician, long-time Prime Minister and President of Fiji.
- Norton Mockridge, 88, American journalist, newspaper editor and syndicated columnist.
- Julia Compton Moore, 75, wife of Lieutenant General (Ret.) Hal Moore.
- Frances Rafferty, 81, American actress, dancer, and model.
- Tim Burstall, 76, Australian film director and producer.
- Jim Cantalupo, 60, American businessman, CEO of McDonald's.
- Philip Locke, 76, British actor.
- John Maynard Smith, 84, British biologist.
- Norris McWhirter, 78, British writer, political activist and founder of the Guinness Book of Records.
- Frank B. Morrison, 98, American politician, former Governor of Nebraska.
- Sam Nahem, 88, American baseball player (Brooklyn Dodgers, St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies).
- Yasumasa Nishino, 79, Japanese Olympic swimmer (men's 100 metre backstroke at the 1952 Summer Olympics).
- Ronnie Simpson, 73, Scottish footballer and manager.
- Wolfgang Unger, 55, German conductor
- Patrick Gibson, Baron Gibson, 88, British peer, publisher and arts administrator.
- Mary McGrory, 85, American journalist and columnist.
- Ian Robinson, 69, British writer and publisher.
- Al Stiller, 80, American Olympic cyclist (men's tandem cycling and men's team pursuit cycling at the 1948 Summer Olympics).
- Eduard Asadov, 80, Russian poet and writer.
- Den Fujita, 78, Japanese founder of McDonald's Japan, heart failure.
- Karl Hass, 91, German SS officer and convicted war criminal.
- Ernest Ramme, 87, U.S. Army officer.
- Mary Selway, 68, British casting director, known for casting for Steven Spielberg, Clint Eastwood, Robert Altman, Ridley Scott, cancer.
- Jason Dunham, 22, American marine, used his body and helmet to shield others from a grenade explosion.
- Arthur Roberts, 91, American physicist.
- Pat Tillman, 27, American football player, former NFL player (Arizona Cardinals) and Army Ranger, killed in action by friendly fire.
- Enrique Mederos, 36, Mexican voice actor and dubbing director, hepatitis infection.
- Saúl Ongaro, 87, Argentine international footballer.
- Len Vale-Onslow, 103, British motorcycle maker.
- B. V. Satyanarayan, 68, Indian Olympic long jumper (1960, 1964).
- Betty Clay, 87, British Scouter, daughter of Robert Baden-Powell.
- Feridun Karakaya, 76, Turkish actor.
- Lia Laats, 78, Estonian actress.
- Estée Lauder, 97, American businesswoman, cosmetics products pioneer.
- Brian Manning, 76, British historian.
- Fred Smith, 69, British rugby league player.
- J. V. Somayajulu, 75, Indian theatre and film actor.
- Des Warren, 66, British trade unionist.
- Willie Watson, 84, English cricketer.
- Alphonzo E. Bell Jr., 89, American politician, pneumonia.
- Dooland Buultjens, 70, Sri Lankan cricket umpire.
- Thom Gunn, 74, British poet.
- Madeleine Henrey, 97, French author.
- Hiroshi Mitsuzuka, 76, Japanese politician.
- Albert Paulsen, 78, Ecuadorian-American actor.
- Sid Watson, 71, American football player and ice hockey coach, heart attack.
- Robert Clark Jones, 87, American physicist.
- LeRoy Myers, 84, American tap dancer.
- John Anthony Parsons, 66, British sports journalist.
- Gunther E. Rothenberg, 80, German-born American historian.
- Hubert Selby Jr., 75, American writer, author of "Last Exit to Brooklyn".
- Claude Williams, 96, American jazz musician.
- Scott Williams, American bass guitarist.
- Gleason Archer, 87, American theologian.
- David Jenkinson, 69, British railway modeller and historian.
- Alejandro Ulloa, 93, Spanish actor.
- Roy Walford, 79, American dietician and author.
- Jeremy Black, 52, British assyriologist.
- Floyd Giebell, 94, American baseball player (Detroit Tigers).
- Alex Randolph, 81, American designer of board games (TwixT, Enchanted Forest, Inkognito, Ricochet Robot).
- B.J. Schramm, 65, American businessman and aircraft developer.
- Johannes Berg, 47, Norwegian science fiction and cornerstone of Norwegian science fiction fandom.
- John Henniker-Major, 8th Baron Henniker, 88, British diplomat and aristocrat.
- Nick Joaquin, 86, Filipino writer and national artist.
- David S. Sheridan, 95, American inventor of disposable plastic endotracheal tube.
- Sid Smith, 78, Canadian professional ice hockey player (Toronto Maple Leafs).
- Svend Aage Holm Sørensen, 91, Danish Olympic rower (men's coxed four rowing at the 1936 Summer Olympics).
- Heather Brigstocke, Baroness Brigstocke, 74, British educator and life peer.
- Jeff Butterfield, 74, English rugby union player.
- Jeffrey Alan Gray, 69, British psychiatrist.
- Evelyn Mase, 81, South African nurse, first wife of Nelson Mandela.
- Boris Pergamenschikow, 55, Russian cellist.
- Kazimierz Plater, 89, Polish chess International Master, three-time Polish chess champion (1949, 1956, 1957).
- Kioumars Saberi Foumani (aka Gol-Agha), 62, Iranian satirist.
- The Associated Press (April 10, 2004). "Carrie Snodgress, 57, Dies; Starred as 'Mad Housewife'". The New York Times. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
- "Phillip Rock, 76; Hollywood-Born Novelist, Screenwriter Wrote 'Passing Bells' Saga". Los Angeles Times. April 7, 2004. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
- Hawthorn, Tom. "George Bamberger". Society for American Baseball Research. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
- Bogdan Norcic, Sports-Reference / Olympic Sports. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
- Adams, John B. (May 4, 2004). "Slavomir Rawicz". The Guardian. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
- Nowlin, Bill. "Lou Berberet". Society for American Baseball Research. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
- Hurte, Bob. "Ken Johnson". Society for American Baseball Research. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
- "With warmth and comic genius, she was marked early on for the stage". The Irish Times. April 10, 2004. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
- Robinson, Nick (April 8, 2004). "Robert Sangster". The Guardian. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
- Julius Sang, Sports-Reference / Olympic Sports. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
- Odd Wang Sørensen, Sports-Reference / Olympic Sports. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
- "Beaven, John Lewis, (30 July 1930–11 April 2004)". Who's Who (UK). Retrieved April 20, 2019.
- Robert Richardson, Sports-Reference / Olympic Sports. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
- Marlett, Jeffrey. "Frank Seward". Society for American Baseball Research. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
- "Robin John Popplestone". University of Edinburgh School of Informatics. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
- "'I'll show you how an Italian dies': hero hostage". The Sydney Morning Herald. April 16, 2004. Retrieved July 13, 2021.
- McLellan, Dennis (April 16, 2004). "Phil Sokolof, 82; Used His Personal Fortune in Fight Against High-Fat Foods". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
- Arenson, Karen W. (April 26, 2004). "Rosemary Park, 97, Dies; Force in Educating Women". The New York Times. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
- Lehmann-Haupt, Christopher (April 24, 2004). "Norton Mockridge, 88, Dies; Wide-Ranging Columnist". The New York Times. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
- "Tim Burstall". IMDb. Retrieved December 13, 2017.
- Drier, Peter. "Sam Nahem". Society for American Baseball Research. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
- Yasumasu Nishino, Sports-Reference / Olympic Sports. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
- Al Stiller, Sports-Reference / Olympic Sports. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
- Martin, Douglas (April 28, 2004). "Mary Selway Is Dead at 68; Cast Actors for Top Directors". The New York Times. Retrieved February 14, 2019.
- B. V. Satyanarayan, Sports-Reference / Olympic Sports. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
- DePalma, Anthony (April 27, 2004). "Hubert Selby Jr. Dies at 75; Wrote 'Last Exit to Brooklyn'". The New York Times. Retrieved February 14, 2019.
- "Floyd Giebell". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
- "Alex Randolph". BoardGameGeek. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
- The Associated Press (May 1, 2004). "David Sheridan, inventor of modern catheter, at 95". The Boston Globe. Retrieved February 14, 2019.
- Sid Smith, Sports-Reference / Hockey-Reference.com. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
- Svend Aage Holm Sørensen, Sports-Reference / Olympic Sports. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
- Duchen, Jessica (May 4, 2004). "Boris Pergamenschikow". The Guardian. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
- "Kazimierz Plater". Chessgames.com. Retrieved February 5, 2019.