Deaths in August 2004
|← July||August||September →|
The following is a list of notable deaths in August 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.
- Philip Hauge Abelson, 91, American physicist, co-discoverer of Neptunium.
- Vivian Austin, 84, American actress.
- John Higgins, 88, American swimmer and coach, pneumonia.
- George F. Kugler Jr., 79, American lawyer.
- Viktor Malyuk, 43, Russian serial killer, suicide by hanging.
- Sidney Morgenbesser, 82, American philosopher.
- Albrecht Obermaier, 92, German naval officer.
- Laurence Stark, 83, Royal Air Force pilot and WWII flying ace.
- Ken Timbs, 53, American professional wrestler, cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure.
- Heinrich Mark, 92, Estonian politician, Prime Minister-in-exile (1971–1990).
- José Omar Pastoriza, 62, Argentinian football player. and coach.
- Mike Schultz, 83, American baseball player (Cincinnati Reds).
- Arturo Tolentino, 93, Philippine lawyer and politician.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson, 95, French photographer.
- Brian Hitch, 72, British diplomat.
- Bob Murphy, 79, American MLB New York Mets announcer.
- Bryon Nickoloff, 48, Canadian chess International Master, represented Canada in six Chess Olympiads.
- Geraldine Peroni, 51, American film editor, known for working with Robert Altman.
- Mary Dees, 93, American actress.
- Jeanne Gilchrist, 78, American baseball player (AAGPBL).
- Hunter Hancock, 88, American R&B and rock DJ.
- Sir Robert Jennings, 90, British jurist, President of the International Court of Justice.
- Joseph Bearwalker Wilson, 62, American shaman and witch.
- Jim Alford, 90, British athlete.
- James Hubbard, 74, American convicted murderer, executed by lethal injection in Alabama.
- Edith Jiménez, 86, Paraguayan plastic artist.
- Paul "Red" Adair, 89, American oil well fire-fighter.
- Colin Bibby, 55, English ornithologist.
- Bernard Levin, 75, English journalist and broadcaster.
- Gordon Smith, 80, Scottish footballer.
- Robert "Gypsy Boots" Bootzin, 89, American health and fitness pioneer.
- Nigel Capel-Cure, 95, British cricketer and landowner.
- Pete Center, 92, American baseball player (Cleveland Indians).
- Paul "Mousie" Garner, 95, American comedian, Three Stooges associate.
- Leon Golub, 82, American artist and painter.
- Charles L. Lewis, 37, American politician.
- Dimitris Papamichael, 70, Greek actor.
- Jean Pouliot, 81, Canadian broadcasting pioneer, helped establish television stations in Kitchener, Ontario and Quebec City, Quebec.
- Richard Taylor, 23, Welsh skating and skiing champion, collided with a concrete lamp-post.
- Fay Wray, 96, Canadian-born American King Kong actress.
- Liisi Beckmann, 79, Finnish designer and artist.
- Edwin Michael Conway, 70, American Bishop of the Roman Catholic Church, died from esophageal cancer on August 9, 2004.
- Tony Mottola, 86, American guitarist who played with Frank Sinatra and on The Tonight Show orchestra.
- Eduard Neumann, 93, German Luftwaffe officer during WWII.
- David Raksin, 92, American composer of film and television scores (Laura), two Academy Award nominations (Forever Amber, Separate Tables).
- James Stillman Rockefeller, 102, American member of the Rockefeller family, oldest known U.S. Olympic medal winner.
- Alan N. Cohen, 73, American owner of the Boston Celtics.
- Sir David Calcutt, 73, British barrister and public servant.
- Chen Chunxian, 70, Chinese physicist, founder of Zhongguancun.
- Keith Drinan, 79, Australian rules footballer, (St Kilda).
- Joe Falls, 76, American journalist, longtime sports writer for The Detroit News.
- Bill Martin, Jr., 88, American author of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.
- Sir Godfrey Hounsfield, 84, British Nobel Prize in Medicine, co-inventor of the CAT scan.
- Ian Lake, 69, British musician.
- Robert L. Morris, 62, American parapsychologist.
- Sebastián Ontoria, 84, Spanish footballer.
- Peter Woodthorpe, 72, British character actor.
- George Yardley, 75, American National Basketball Association Hall of Famer.
- Julia Child, 91, American chef, author and television hostess on French cuisine.
- Stefan Dimitrov, 64, Bulgarian opera basso singer.
- Milton Pollack, 97, U.S. federal judge who ruled on court cases involving Wall Street.
- Ondřej Voříšek, 18, Czech football, car accident.
- Dhananjoy Chatterjee, 39, Indian rapist and murderer, the first person executed in India since 1995.
- William D. Ford, 77, American politician, member of the United States House of Representatives from Michigan from 1965 to 1995.
- Neal Fredericks, 35, American cinematographer for the movie The Blair Witch Project, drowned in helicopter crash while filming.
- Robert Howard, 28, American athlete.
- Czesław Miłosz, 93, Polish poet, Nobel Prize in Literature in 1980, and dissident.
- Bomber Moran, 59, Filipino actor.
- Stephen M. Reasoner, 60, American judge (United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas).
- Sir Trevor Skeet, 86, New Zealand-born British lawyer and politician.
- Semiha Berksoy, 94, Turkish opera singer.
- Sune K. Bergström, 88, Swedish biochemist, Nobel Prize in Medicine.
- Pedro Grases, 94, Venezuelan writer.
- Marian Kozłowski, 76, Polish basketball administrator.
- Bent Ole Retvig, 68, Danish cyclist.
- John Richardson, Baron Richardson, 94, British physician.
- Ollie Silva, 75, American auto racing driver.
- Acquanetta, 83, American-born "Venezuelan" B-movie actress.
- Mick Clingly, 72, Australian sportsman.
- H. G. Davis Jr., 80, Australian journalist and educator.
- Ivan Hlinka, 54, Czech national hockey team and Pittsburgh Penguins coach.
- George Moe, 72, Barbadian politician and former Chief Justice of Belize.
- Carl Mydans, 97, American photographer.
- Robert Quiroga, 35, American world champion boxer, murdered.
- Stephen Terrell, 88, British barrister and politician, President of the Liberal Party.
- Sam Wildman, 92, American biologist.
- Thea Astley, 78, Australian novelist.
- Sheila Callender, 90, British physician and haematologist.
- Anatoly Guzhvin, 58, Russian politician and head of the administration of Astrakhan Oblast.
- Dennis "D-Roc" Miles, 45, American rhythm guitarist for Body Count, from lymphoma complications.
- Gérard Souzay, 85, French baritone.
- Susan Mary Alsop, 84, American socialite, hostess and writer.
- Elmer Bernstein, 82, American composer of classic film music such as The Magnificent Seven.
- Hiram Fong, 97, American businessman and politician, first Asian American elected to the U.S. Senate.
- Hugh Manning, 83, British actor.
- Víctor Cervera Pacheco, 68, Mexican politician, former Governor of Yucatán.
- Ray Reutt, 87, American professional football player (Virginia Military Institute, Phil/Pit Steagles).
- Charlie Waller, 69, American bluegrass musician, founder of the band Country Gentlemen.
- George Gibson, 98, American football player.
- Martin Knottenbelt, 84, Dutch anti-war activist.
- Rudolf Miele, 74, German entrepreneur.
- Jack Pinder, 91, English footballer.
- Günter Rexrodt, 62, German politician, former Economics Minister of Germany.
- William J. Firey, 81, American mathematician.
- Arthur Lever, 84, Welsh professional footballer.
- María Antonieta Pons, 82, Cuban-born star of rumbera films.
- Moshe Shamir, 83, Israeli politician and novelist.
- Leslie Shepard, 87, British author, archivist, and curator.
- Viktor Avilov, 51, Soviet and Russian film and theater actor, cancer.
- Amelia Batistich, 89, New Zealand fiction writer.
- Hortensia Blanch Pita, 89, Spanish writer.
- Maddy English, 79, American baseball player (AAGPBL)
- Sachidananda Routray, 88, Indian poet and novelist.
- Moshe Shamir, 82, Israeli author, playwright and columnist.
- Clip Smith, 63, American media personality.
- Konstantin Aseev, 43, Russian chess Grandmaster and coach.
- Louella Daetweiler, 86, American baseball player (AAGPBL)
- Al Dvorin, 81, American bandleader and talent agent, who popularized the phrase "Elvis has left the building", automobile accident.
- Marcel Caux, 105, Australian First World War veteran, last known survivor of the Battle of Pozières.
- George Kirgo, 78, American television and film writer, former president of the Writers Guild of America.
- Jim Nelson, 57, American baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates).
- Daniel Petrie, Sr., 83, Canadian film director, A Raisin in the Sun.
- Reginaldo Polloni, 87–88, Italian Olympic rower (men's coxed four rowing at the 1948 Summer Olympics).
- Ota Sik, 84, Czech economist and politician, architect of economic liberalization during Czechoslovakia's ill-fated 1968 Prague Spring.
- Povilas Aksomaitis, 66, Lithuanian politician and engineer.
- Hank Borowy, 88, American baseball player, former New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates and Detroit Tigers pitcher.
- Mary Guiney, 103, Irish chairperson of the Clerys department store.
- Francesco Minerva, 100, Italian Roman Catholic archbishop.
- Richard Ervin, 99, American attorney general and chief justice of Florida.
- Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, 78, Swiss-born psychiatrist.
- Eleni Ioannou, 20, Greek judoka.
- Bob Price, 76, American politician (U.S. Representative for Texas' 18th congressional district and Texas' 13th congressional district).
- William Siri, 85, American biophysics researcher at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, mountaineer and environmentalist.
- Don Ashton, 85, British film art director and production designer.
- Roger Broughton, 45, New Zealand cricketer.
- Hal Epps, 90, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Browns, Philadelphia Athletics).
- Marcelo Gonzalez Martin, 86, Spanish former Roman Catholic primate of Spain, Cardinal since 1973 and Archbishop of Toledo from 1971 to 1995.
- Enzo G. Baldoni, 56, Italian journalist, murdered in Iraq.
- Laura Branigan, 52, American pop singer ("Gloria", "Self Control"), cerebral aneurysm.
- Lewis Carter-Jones, 83, British politician.
- Lloyd Smith, 74, Australian cricketer.
- Fernand Auberjonois, 93, Swiss foreign news correspondent for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Toledo Blade; father of actor René Auberjonois.
- Willie Crawford, 57, American former outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
- Gottlieb Göller, 69, German football player and manager.
- Suzanne Kaaren, 92, American actress (Three Stooges films).
- Liang Su-yung, 84, Taiwanese politician, President of the Legislative Yuan.
- Larry McCormick, 71, American television personality.
- Susan Peretz, 64, American actress (Dog Day Afternoon, Melvin and Howard, Swing Shift, Oh, God! You Devil).
- William Pierson, 78, American actor Stalag 17.
- Silvana Jachino, 88, Italian actress.
- Robert Lewin, 84, American producer and screenwriter, lung cancer.
- José Puyet, 82, Spanish painter
- Lee Guttero, 91, American basketball player.
- Ivar Aavatsmark, 91, Norwegian corporate executive and forester, director of Norwegian Forest Owners Association (1942-1982).
- Helen Lane, 83, American translator.
- John Francis Nash, 94, American railroad executive.
- Larry Desmedt, 55, American motorcycle designer, injuries suffered during a stunt.
- Willie Duff, 69, Scottish football goalkeeper (Heart of Midlothian, Charlton Athletic, Peterborough United and Dunfermline Athletic).
- Derek Johnson, 71, British athlete and athletics administrator.
- Fay Jones, 83, American architect and designer, trained by Frank Lloyd Wright.
- Bob Sherman, 63, American actor.
- Fred Whipple, 97, American astronomer.
- "Mike Schultz". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
- "Photographer Cartier-Bresson dies". BBC News. August 4, 2004. Retrieved December 13, 2017.
- "Bryon Nickoloff". Chessgames.com. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
- Sisario, Ben (August 7, 2004). "Geraldine Peroni, 51; Film Editor Worked With Robert Altman". The New York Times. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
- "Jeanne Gilchrist". All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Retrieved April 10, 2019.
- "Pete Center". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
- Chouinard, Yvon. "Jean Adelard Pouliot (1923-2004)". Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
- "Tony Mottola, 86, a Guitarist With Sinatra". The New York Times. Associated Press. August 12, 2004. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved December 13, 2017.
- Harmetz, Aljean (August 11, 2004). "David Raksin, the Composer of 'Laura,' Is Dead at 92". The New York Times. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
- Lindman, Sylvia (August 13, 2004). "Julia Child: bon appétit". Today.com. Retrieved December 13, 2017.
- "Pollack, Milton". Federal Judicial Center. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
- "Reasoner, Stephen M." Federal Judicial Center. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
- Blyth, Alan (August 18, 2004). "Gérard Souzay". The Guardian. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
- "Ray Reutt". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
- "Madeline English". All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Retrieved March 31, 2019.
- "Louella Daetweiler". All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
- Woollard, Deidre (August 2004). "Elvis Announcer Killed in Car Crash". Elites TV. Archived from the original on December 14, 2004. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
- "Jim Nelson". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
- Oliver, Myrna (August 24, 2004). "Daniel Petrie Sr., 83; Award-Winning Director". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
- Reginaldo Polloni, Sports-Reference / Olympic Sports. Retrieved 2019-02-05.
- Spatz, Lyle. "Hank Borowy". Society for American Baseball Research. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
- Royse, David (August 25, 2004). "Former Supreme Court justice, attorney general Richard Ervin dies". The Ledger. Archived from the original on August 26, 2004. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
- "PRICE, Robert Dale, (1927 - 2004)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
- McLellan, Dennis (September 4, 2004). "William Siri, 85; Research Led Biophysicist Up World's Peaks". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
- "Hal Epps". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
- John Paul II (August 26, 2004). "Telegramma di Cordoglio del Santo Padre". Vatican City (in Spanish). Archived from the original on November 13, 2004. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
- "Willie Crawford". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
- "Susan Peretz Actress, acting coach". Variety. August 31, 2004. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
- "William Pierson, 78; Veteran Actor of Stage, Screen and Television". Los Angeles Times. September 12, 2004. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
- Saxon, Wolfgang (September 1, 2004). "Indian Larry, Motorcycle Builder and Stunt Rider, Dies at 55". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved December 13, 2017.
- Lex Peterson, Sports-Reference / Olympic Sports. Retrieved 2019-02-05.