Deaths in February 2005
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The following is a list of notable people who died in February 2005.
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.
- Edward D. Freis, 92, American physician.
- Edward Hay, 13th Marquess of Tweeddale, 57, Scottish aristocrat.
- Anderl Heckmair, 98, Austrian mountaineer, made first ascent of the Eiger north face.
- Øivind Johnsen, 82, Norwegian sports journalist and actor.
- Melanie Morse MacQuarrie, 59, Scottish-born Canadian actress, heart attack.
- Franco Mannino, 80, Italian film and classical composer.
- John Vernon, 72, Canadian-born American based film and TV actor (Animal House, The Outlaw Josey Wales), following heart surgery.
- Sir Jean-Pierre Warner, 80, British jurist.
- Richard Wolfson, 49, British musician and journalist.
- Birgitte Federspiel, 79, Swedish actress (Babette's Feast, 1988).
- Miklós Kovacsics, 51, Hungarian Olympic handball player.
- Svein Kvia, 57, Norwegian footballer.
- Magomed Omarov, Russian politician, deputy Interior Minister of Dagestan.
- Max Schmeling, 99, German world heavyweight boxing champion.
- Sir Edward Wright, 98, British mathematician.
- Corrado Bafile, 101, Italian cardinal.
- David Hönigsberg, 45, South African composer and conductor.
- Ernst Mayr, 100, German-born American evolutionary biologist.
- James P. Sutton, 89, American politician, U.S. Representative from Tennessee (1949–1955).
- Raul Usupov, Georgian politician and deputy governor of the Kvemo Kartli region.
- Zurab Zhvania, 41, Georgian politician, Prime Minister of Georgia.
- Sir Rupert Clarke, 3rd Baronet, 85, Australian soldier and businessman.
- Ossie Davis, 87, American actor and activist, natural causes.
- Nils Egerbrandt, 78, Swedish cartoonist.
- Luis Sánchez, 51, Venezuelan baseball player, former major league closer for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
- Norwood Sothoron, 93, American soldier and athlete.
- Otto Edler von Ballasko, 85, German World War II bomber pilot.
- Bob Brannum, 79, American basketball player.
- Jean-Charles Cantin, 86, Canadian politician.
- Gnassingbé Eyadéma, 67, Togolese politician, president of Togo since 1967.
- Bob McAdorey, 69, Canadian television and radio broadcaster.
- Val O'Donovan, 69, Canadian businessman and university administrator.
- Günter Reimann, 100, German economist.
- Michalina Wisłocka, 84, Polish sexologist.
- Billy Baker, 84, Welsh footballer.
- Uma Shankar Bajpai, 83, Indian diplomat and journalist.
- Lazar Berman, 74, Russian classical pianist.
- Elbert N. Carvel, 94, American politician, Governor of Delaware.
- Hubert Curien, 80, French researcher, first president of European Space Agency.
- Vasily Fedin, 78, Soviet Olympic cyclist.
- Karl Haas, 91, US classical music radio program host.
- Merle Kilgore, 70, American country music manager and songwriter.
- Laurie Aarons, 87, Australian politician.
- Penelope Aitken, 94, English socialite and political hostess, cancer.
- Atli Dam, 72, Faroese politician, former Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands.
- Vinod Chandra Pande, 72, Indian political figure, former governor of three states.
- John Patterson, 64, American television and film director.
- Madeleine Rebérioux, 84, French historian.
- Paul Rebeyrolle, 78, French painter.
- Jeremy Swan, 82, Irish cardiologist, co-inventor of the Swan-Ganz heart catheter.
- Zdravko Velimirović, 74, Yugoslavian film director and screenwriter.
- Gildo Arena, 83, Italian water polo player and swimmer.
- Mike Bishop, 46, American baseball player.
- Camilo Delgado, 77, Puerto Rican television show host.
- Helmut Eder, 88, Austrian composer.
- George Herman, 85, American journalist and moderator of CBS' Face the Nation for 15 years.
- Óli B. Jónsson, 86, Icelandic football player and manager.
- Keith Knudsen, 56, American drummer for rock band Doobie Brothers, pneumonia.
- Gaston Rahier, 58, Belgian 125cc Motocross World Champion (1975–1977).
- Jimmy Smith, 76, American jazz organist.
- Tim Breslin, 37, American ice hockey player.
- William L. Campbell, 59, Canadian film editor.
- Tyrone Davis, 66, American R&B singer (Turn Back The Hands Of Time), complications of a stroke.
- Antoine de Margerie, 63, French abstract painter.
- John Fincham, 78, British geneticist.
- Sergei Hackel, 83, British Russian Orthodox priest, theologian and broadcaster.
- Robert Kearns, 77, American inventor of intermittent windshield wipers.
- Kate Peyton, 39, British BBC producer, shot in Mogadishu, Somalia.
- Sylvia Raphael, 67, South African-born Israeli Mossad agent convicted of 1973 Lillehammer murder.
- Humbert Balsan, 50, French film producer.
- D. Allan Bromley, 79, Canadian-born American physicist, presidential advisor.
- Jean Cayrol, 93, French author.
- Dave Goodman, 53, British music producer.
- Ben Jones, 80, Grenadian politician, former prime minister and foreign minister of Grenada.
- Arthur Miller, 89, American playwright, congestive heart failure.
- Frederick W. Mote, 82, American sinologist.
- Samuel W. Alderson, 90, American inventor of crash test dummies.
- Jack L. Chalker, 60, American science fiction writer.
- Alex Davidson, 84, Scottish footballer.
- Raymond Hermantier, 81, French actor.
- Denis Ormerod, 82, British army officer.
- James Porter, 70, American Catholic priest and child molester.
- Stan Richards, 74, British actor.
- Manela Bustamante, 80, Cuban actress.
- Archie Butterworth, 92, British racing driver and designer.
- Sir John Dacie, 92, British haematologist.
- Brian Kelly, 72, American actor, pneumonia.
- Keith Kildey, 85, Australian cricketer.
- Monem Munna, 38, Bangladeshi footballer, kidney disease.
- Sammi Smith, 61, American country music singer, won Grammy for Help Me Make It Through the Night.
- Dorothy Stang, 74, American nun, murdered in Anapu, Brazil.
- Marinus van der Goes van Naters, 104, Dutch politician.
- Rafael Vidal, 41, Venezuelan Olympic medalist, car crash.
- Samineni Arulappa, 80, Indian Roman Catholic archbishop.
- Harry Baird, 73, Guyanese-born British actor.
- Nelson Briles, 61, American baseball pitcher.
- Sixten Ehrling, 86, Swedish conductor.
- Mary Hallaren, 97, American soldier, first woman to join the United States Army.
- Emilios T. Harlaftis, 39, Greek astrophysicist.
- Lúcia dos Santos, 97, Portuguese nun, last survivor of the three shepherd children of the Fatima apparition in 1917.
- Maurice Trintignant, 87, French racing driver, twice winner of the Monaco Grand Prix.
- Peter White, 69, Australian politician.
- Owen A. Allred, 91, American leader of the Apostolic United Brethren.
- Ron Burgess, 87, Welsh footballer with Tottenham Hotspur and Wales.
- Vic Emery, 84, Australian cricketer.
- Tatiana Gritsi-Milliex, 85, Greek novelist and journalist.
- Rafik Hariri, 60, Lebanese business tycoon and politician, twice Prime Minister of Lebanon, car bomb.
- Aubelin Jolicoeur, 81, Haitian journalist and columnist.
- Otto Plaschkes, 75, British movie producer, including Georgy Girl.
- Mike Rawding, 68, English football coach and administrator.
- Najai Turpin, 23, American boxer, participant in boxing reality show "The Contender", suicide.
- Dick Weber, 75, American professional bowler, father of Pete Weber.
- Carlo Tullio Altan, 88, Italian anthropologist and sociologist.
- Pierre Bachelet, 60, French singer.
- Samuel T. Francis, 57, U.S. political columnist.
- Dudu Geva, 54, Israeli cartoonist.
- Paul Lacy, 81, U.S. research scientist, father of islet cell transplantation for treatment of Type I diabetes.
- David Leach, 93, English potter.
- Michael Aikman, 71, Australian rower.
- Hans von Blixen-Finecke Jr., 88, Swedish Olympic equestrian.
- Cecilia Cubas, 32, Paraguayan daughter of former President Raúl Cubas Grau, kidnap victim (body found).
- Nicole DeHuff, 31, American actress, Meet the Parents, pneumonia.
- Michael McCrum, 80, British academic and educator.
- Narriman Sadek (Nariman Sadeq), 70, Egyptian queen, ex-wife of King Farouk, last queen of Egypt.
- Marcello Viotti, 50, Italian conductor.
- Gerry Wolff, 84, German actor.
- F. M. Busby, 83, American science fiction writer.
- Peter Foy, 79, American theatrical flying effects specialist.
- Jens Martin Knudsen, 74, Danish astrophysicist.
- César Marcelak, 92, French cycling champion.
- Dan O'Herlihy, 85, Irish film actor.
- Omar Sivori, 69, Argentinian and Italian footballer.
- Avraham Biton, 81, Israeli politician.
- Brian Cookman, 58, British musician.
- Uli Derickson, 60, German-born American airline stewardess, protagonist in 1985 airplane hijacking.
- Marian Kamil Dziewanowski, 91, Polish-born American historian.
- Robert R. Merhige, Jr., 86, U.S. district court judge.
- Harald Szeemann, 71, Swiss curator and art historian.
- Cardon V. Burnham, 77, American musician.
- Angel M. Marchand, 92, Puerto Rican clinician and Olympic sport shooter
- Kihachi Okamoto (岡本喜八), 81, Japanese film director, esophageal cancer
- Giuseppe Piromalli, 83, Italian 'Ndrangheta boss
- Peter Pryor, 74, Australian Olympic cyclist
- Rachel Bissex, 48, American folk singer/songwriter.
- Pam Bricker, 50, American jazz vocalist and music professor, suicide.
- Julius D. Canns, 82, American politician.
- Sandra Dee, 62, American actress (Gidget), kidney failure and pneumonia.
- Sir William Gordon Harris, 92, British civil engineer.
- Dalene Matthee, 67, Afrikaans-South African author, heart failure.
- Raymond Mhlaba, 85, South African political leader and the first Premier of the Eastern Cape.
- John Raitt, 88, American classic Broadway star and father of Bonnie Raitt, pneumonia.
- Hunter S. Thompson, 67, American journalist, suicide.
- Jimmy Young, 56, American boxer, heart failure.
- Zdzisław Beksiński, 75, Polish artist.
- Ara Berberian, 74, American Bass with the New York City Metropolitan Opera.
- Gérard Bessette, 84, Canadian writer and academic.
- Isabelle Goldenson, 84, American co-founder of United Cerebral Palsy.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante, 75, Cuban novelist, essayist, translator, screenwriter, exiled to London.
- Roger Johnson, 70, American businessman and government official.
- Josef Metternich, 89, German operatic baritone.
- Gene Scott, 75, U.S. televangelist and author.
- Don Tolhurst, 75, Australian Olympic shooter.
- Ernest Vandiver, 86, American politician, former governor of the U.S. state of Georgia (1959–1963).
- David Bradford, 66, American economist.
- Leo Brewer, 85, American chemist.
- John A. Dillon, 81-82, American physicist.
- Father Luigi Giussani, 82, Italian Catholic priest, founder of the "Communion and Liberation" Catholic youth movement.
- Heath Lamberts, 63, Canadian actor.
- Lee Eun-ju (이은주), 24, Korean actress, suicide.
- Claus Leininger, 74, German stage director.
- Mario Ricci, 90, Italian cyclist.
- Reggie Roby, 43, American college and professional football player, retired NFL punter.
- Harry Simeone, 94, American music arranger, conductor and composer, co-authored Christmas songs (Little Drummer Boy).
- Simone Simon, 94, French actress.
- All Along, 25, French racehorse.
- Sir John Carter, 86, Guyanese diplomat.
- Tom Patterson, 84, Canadian founder of the Stratford Festival of Canada.
- Henk Zeevalking, 82, Dutch politician.
- John Barron, 75, American journalist.
- Jochen Bleicken, 78, German ancient historian.
- Thadée Cisowski, 78, Polish-born French footballer, scored 206 goals in the French top division.
- Sumner Gerard, 88, American politician and diplomat
- Robin Jenkins, 92, Scottish novelist, author of "The Cone-Gatherers" and "Fergus Lamont".
- Hugh Nibley, 94, American historian, primarily concerned with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
- Gustavo Vázquez Montes, 42, Mexican politician, incumbent governor of Colima, Mexico, aviation accident.
- Sir Glanmor Williams, 84, Welsh historian.
- Hans-Jürgen Wischnewski, 82, German politician and former cabinet minister.
- Abdullah Badran, 21, Palestinian suicide bomber.
- Peter Benenson, 83, British lawyer and founder of Amnesty International.
- Ben Bowen, 2, American child cancer victim, focus of fund raising initiative.
- Phoebe Hesketh, 96, British poet.
- Don LeJohn, 70, American baseball player, former Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman.
- Norberto "Pappo" Napolitano, 54, Argentine blues and rock n' roll guitarist and composer.
- Tony Norris, 88, British ornithologist.
- Edward Patten, 66, American soul singer, member of Gladys Knight & The Pips.
- Atef Sedki, 74, Egyptian politician, former prime minister of Egypt.
- Denise Berthoud, 88, Swiss lawyer.
- Max Faulkner, 88, British golfer.
- Henry Grunwald, 82, Austrian-born journalist and diplomat, former managing editor of TIME and U.S. ambassador to Austria (1988–1990).
- Witness Mangwende, 59, Zimbabwean politician and diplomat, Minister of Foreign Affairs (1981–1987)
- Jef Raskin, 61, American creator of the Apple Macintosh, pancreatic cancer.
- Johnny Williams, 77, American football player.
- James Avati, 92, American illustrator.
- Frank V. Ortiz Jr., 78, American diplomat.
- Carl Taseff, 76, American football player, former NFL defensive back and assistant coach.
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