Deaths in February 2004
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The following is a list of notable deaths in February 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.
- Art Albrecht, 82, American football player.
- Buzz Gardner, 72, American trumpeter (The Mothers of Invention).
- Ally MacLeod, 72, Scottish football player and manager.
- Bob Stokoe, 73, English footballer, F.A. Cup winning manager.
- Alan Bullock, Baron Bullock, 89, British historian.
- Henry Cockburn, 82, English footballer.
- Róbert Zimonyi, 85, Hungarian Olympic rower.
- Cornelius Bumpus, 58, American musician (The Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan).
- Sam Fullbrook, 81, Australian artist.
- John Popovich, 85, American professional football player (Card-Pitt, Pittsburgh Steelers) and college football coach (Waynesburg University).
- Jason Raize, 28, American Broadway actor, singer and voice actor (The Lion King and Brother Bear).
- Valentina Borok, 72, Soviet Ukrainian mathematician.
- Ray Heaven, 85, English cricketer, heart attack.
- Hilda Hilst, 73, Brazilian novelist.
- William MacQuitty, 98, British film producer, writer and photographer.
- Henry Millin, 80, U.S. Virgin Islander banker and politician.
- Johnny Leartice Robinson, 51, American convicted murderer, executed by lethal injection.
- Donald Barr, 82, American educator.
- Sir Robert Boyd, 81, British space scientist.
- Nicholas Evans, 97, Welsh artist.
- Thomas Hinman Moorer, 91, American admiral, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
- Frances Partridge, 103, British writer, last surviving member of the Bloomsbury Group.
- Samuel M. Rubin, 85, American concessionaire and businessman, known for introducing popcorn to movie theaters in New York City in the 1930s.
- Jerome F. Lederer, 101, American aviation safety pioneer.
- Sir John Meyrick, 77, British rower and agriculturalist.
- Humphry Osmond, 86, English psychiatrist and pioneer LSD experimenter.
- Byron George Skelton, 98, American judge (United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, United States Court of Claims).
- Richard Butler, 17th Viscount Mountgarret, 67, British soldier and aristocrat.
- Safia Farhat, Tunisian artist, academic and women's rights activist, died in 2004.
- Jože Šmit, 82, Slovene poet, translator, editor and journalist.
- Norman Thelwell, 80, English cartoonist.
- Walter Freud, 82, Austrian-born British World War II Special Operations agent and chemical engineer.
- Cem Karaca, 58, Turkish singer and composer.
- Julius Schwartz, 88, American comic book and pulp magazine editor.
- Robert F. Colesberry, 57, American film and television producer (complications following cardiac surgery).
- Michael Rowland, 40, American horse racing jockey.
- Claude Ryan, 79, Canadian politician.
- Nils Aas, 70, Norwegian sculptor and illustrator.
- Paul Ilyinsky, 76, three-time mayor of Palm Beach, Florida.
- Edward Jablonski, 81, American biographer.
- Hub Kittle, 86, American baseball player and manager, complications from kidney failure and diabetes.
- J. C. Quinn, 63, American Actor, traffic accident.
- Ryszard Kuklinski, 74, Polish-born colonel and spy.
- Algernon Marsham, 84, English cricketer.
- Tony Pope, 56, American voice actor (Metropolis, Spaced Invaders, Who Framed Roger Rabbit), complications following leg surgery.
- Jim Robertson, 93, British army general.
- Ralph Stewart, 74, Canadian member of Parliament (House of Commons representing Cochrane, Ontario).
- Shirley Strickland, 78, Australian Olympic sprinter (winner of three gold, one silver and three bronze Olympic medals).
- Hitoshi Takagi, 78, Japanese voice actor.
- Martin Booth, 59, British author, brain tumor.
- Robert A. Bruce, 87, American cardiologist.
- Leonard Dudman, 70, Scottish sportsman.
- Preston Love, 83, American jazz saxophone player.
- Denis Hurley, 89, South African Roman Catholic prelate, Archbishop of Durban (1946–1992).
- Sir David Lee, 91, British Air Chief Marshal.
- Ted Tappe, 73, American baseball player (Cincinnati Reds, Chicago Cubs).
- Jock Butterfield, 72, New Zealand rugby player.
- Sir James Hann, 71, British businessman.
- Elois Jenssen, 81, American film and television costume designer.
- Marco Pantani, 34, Italian racing cyclist, winner of Tour de France and Giro d'Italia in 1998, acute cocaine poisoning.
- Jens Evensen, 86, Norwegian minister, World Court judge.
- Jan Miner, 86, American actress.
- Lawrence Ritter, 81, American writer.
- Don Cleverley, 94, New Zealand cricketer.
- Charlie Fox, 82, American baseball manager.
- Bill Oakley, 39, American comic book letterer.
- Sir Harold Smedley, 83, British diplomat.
- Doris Troy, 67, American R&B singer.
- Clark Byers, 88-89, American sign maker.
- José López Portillo, 83, Mexican politician and lawyer former President of Mexico.
- Cameron Todd Willingham, 36, American convicted murderer, executed by lethal injection in Texas.
- Steve Neal, 54, American journalist (Chicago Sun-Times) and historian.
- Jean Rouch, 86, French filmmaker and ethnologist.
- Ivor Stanbrook, 80, British Conservative party politician, barrister and Member of Parliament representing Orpington from 1970 to 1992.
- Gurgen Margaryan, 25, Armenian Army officer, murdered.
- Archibald Paton Thornton, 83, Canadian historian.
- Renata Vanni, 94, Italian-born American film actress.
- Fred Brown, 79, British virologist.
- Kōyū Ohara, 69, Japanese film director.
- Ted Paige, 73, British physicist and engineer.
- John Charles, 72, Welsh football player.
- Bart Howard, 88, American composer, "Fly Me To The Moon".
- Guido Molinari, 70, Canadian abstract artist.
- Lyudmila Shishova, 63, Soviet Olympic fencer and fencing coach (1960 gold medal winner, 1964 silver medal winner in women's team foil).
- Colin Eaborn, 80, British chemist.
- Roque Máspoli, 86, Uruguayan goalkeeper.
- David Neiman, 82, Russian-born American rabbi, archaeologist and theologian.
- Azriel Rosenfeld, 73, American computer image analysis researcher.
- Andy Seminick, 83, American baseball player, MLB catcher and last survivor of the 1950 Philadelphia Phillies' "Whiz Kids" that won the National League championship.
- Vijay Anand, 71, Indian Bollywood filmmaker and brother of Dev Anand..
- Carl Anderson, 58, American actor (Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar).
- Neil Ardley, 66, British jazz composer.
- Sikander Bakht, 85, Indian politician, Governor of Kerala.
- William Coates, 92, American claimant supercentenarian, asserted by advocates to be "oldest living American" but documentation showed otherwise.
- Don Cornell, 84, American singer of the 1940s and 1950s.
- Douglas Scott Falconer, 90, British geneticist.
- Carl Liscombe, 89, Canadian Detroit Red Wings hockey player in the 1940s.
- Bob Marshall, 93, Australian billiards player.
- Albert Axelrod, 83, American foil fencer.
- Eva Hoffmann-Aleith, 93, German evangelical pastor, teacher and author.
- John Randolph, 88, American actor (Serpico, Prizzi's Honor, You've Got Mail), won Tony Award for Broadway Bound.
- A.C. Reed, 77, American saxophonist, cancer.
- Alvino Rey, 95, American jazz guitarist and bandleader ("Deep in the Heart of Texas").
- Waggoner Carr, 85, American politician, Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives and Attorney General of Texas.
- Jack Flavell, 74, English Test cricketer.
- Jacques Georges, 87, French football administrator, President of UEFA.
- Yuri Ozerov, 75, Soviet Olympic basketball player (two-time silver medal winner: 1952 men's basketball, 1956 men's basketball).
- John W. Russell, 67, British-American Thoroughbred racehorse trainer, known for training Susan's Girl who won national titles in 1972 and 1973.
- Douglas Birks, 84, English cricketer, myeloma.
- Shankarrao Chavan, 83, Indian politician, Chief Minister of Maharashtra.
- Adolf Ehrnrooth, 99, Finnish general, war veteran.
- Jack Sperling, 81, American jazz drummer who performed in big bands and as a studio musician for movies and television.
- Boris Trajkovski, 47, Macedonian politician, President of the Republic of Macedonia.
- Ralph E. Winters, 94, Canadian film editor.
- Yoshihiko Amino, 76, Japanese Marxist historian and intellectual, lung cancer.
- Clarence Barber, 86, Canadian economist and academic.
- Vernon Bell, 81, founder of British karate pioneer.
- Paul Sweezy, 93, American Marxian economist and founding editor of the Monthly Review..
- Daniel J. Boorstin, 89, American historian.
- M. G. Mukherjee, Indian cricket umpire.
- Andres Nuiamäe, 21, Estonian soldier, first Estonian soldier to be killed in Iraq.
- Nicholas Vivian, 6th Baron Vivian, 68, British soldier and aristocrat.
- Alexander Beresch, 26, Ukrainian Olympic gymnast.
- Gordon Hawkins, 84, English-born Australian criminologist.
- Jerome Lawrence, 88, American playwright and author.
- Danny Ortiz, 27, Guatemalan football goalkeeper.
- William Clarke Wescoe, 83, American pharmacologist and educator, Chancellor of the University of Kansas (1960–1969)
- "John Popovich". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
- Martin, Douglas (February 9, 2004). "Samuel M. Rubin, 85, Vendor; Put Fresh Popcorn in Theaters". The New York Times. Retrieved February 8, 2019.
- Martin, Douglas (February 22, 2004). "Humphry Osmond, 86, Who Sought Medicinal Value in Psychedelic Drugs, Dies". The New York Times. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
- "Skelton, Byron George". Federal Judicial Center. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
- Nash, Eric (February 12, 2004). "Julius Schwartz, 88, Editor Who Revived Superhero Genre in Comic Books". The New York Times. Retrieved February 10, 2019.
- The Associated Press (February 9, 2004). "Horse Racing". USA Today. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
- Baisley, Sarah (February 23, 2004). "Voice actor Tony Pope Silenced at 56". Animation World Network. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
- "Ralph Wesley Stewart". Parliament of Canada. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
- "Death of a golden girl". The Sydney Morning Herald. January 21, 2006. Retrieved December 13, 2017.
- "Ted Tappe". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
- "Charlie Fox". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
- Corbett, Anne (February 24, 2004). "Sir Harold Smedley". The Guardian. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
- Pearson, Rick (February 20, 2004). "STEVE NEAL, 54". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
- Roth, Andrew (February 23, 2004). "Ivor Stanbrook". The Guardian. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
- "Edward George Sydney Paige 18 July 1930 — 20 February 2004". The Royal Society. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
- Holden, Stephen (February 23, 2004). "Bart Howard, 88, Songwriter Known for 'Fly Me to the Moon'". The New York Times. Retrieved February 14, 2019.
- Lyudmila Shishova, Sports-Reference / Olympic Sports. Retrieved 2019-02-14.
- "Rabbi David Neiman, 82; Scholar in Jewish History, Bible Studies". Los Angeles Times. March 6, 2004. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
- Rogers, C. Paul III. "Andy Seminick". Society for American Baseball Research. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
- Sisario, Ben (February 28, 2004). "John Randolph, 88, an Actor On Broadway and in the Movies". The New York Times. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
- Saxon, Wolfgang (February 27, 2004). "Alvino Rey Is Dead at 95; Virtuoso of the Steel Guitar". The New York Times. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
- Yury Ozerov, Sports-Reference / Olympic Sports. Retrieved 2019-02-04.
- Christine, Bill (February 27, 2004). "John Russell, 67; Horse Trainer Won 2 National Titles With Susan's Girl". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 8, 2019.
- "Jack Sperling, 81; Jazz Drummer With Top Musicians, on TV Shows". Los Angeles Times. March 5, 2004. Retrieved February 17, 2019.