Deaths in July 1999
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The following is a list of notable deaths in July 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.
- Dennis Brown, 42, Jamaican reggae singer.
- Edward Dmytryk, 90, Canadian-born Canadian film director, heart and kidney failure.
- Forrest Mars Sr., 95, American businessman and candy magnate.
- Guy Mitchell, 72, American traditional pop singer and actor, complications of surgery.
- Joshua Nkomo, 82, Zimbabwean politician, prostate cancer.
- Sylvia Sidney, 88, American film actress, oesophageal cancer.
- Roman Tmetuchl, 73, Palauan political leader.
- Yaakov Weinberg, American Orthodox Jewish rabbi and Talmudist.
- William Whitelaw, 1st Viscount Whitelaw, 81, British politician.
- Viktor Chebrikov, 76, Soviet head of the KGB (1982-1988).
- Jack Plumley, 88, British Anglican priest, Egyptologist and academic.
- Mario Puzo, 78, American novelist (The Godfather), heart failure.
- Noel Farnie Robertson, Scottish botanist and agriculturist.
- Akira Tohei, 69, Japanese aikido teacher.
- Asoka Weeraratna, 80, Sri Lankan (Sinhala) Buddhist missionary.
- Reg Bishop, 86, Australian politician.
- Ricky Byrdsong, 43, American college basketball coach and killing spree victim, shot.
- Yueh Feng, 90, Chinese film director and screenwriter.
- Manoj Kumar Pandey, 24, Indian Army officer, killed in action.
- Mark Sandman, 46, American musician (Morphine), heart attack.
- Esprit Barthet, 79, Maltese artist.
- Ronny Graham, 79, American actor, theater director, composer and writer, liver disease.
- Ruby Johnson, 63, American soul singer.
- Mark O'Brien, 49, American journalist, poet, and advocate for the disabled.
- Benjamin Nathaniel Smith, 21, American spree killer and neo-Nazi, suicide.
- Len Butterfield, 85, New Zealand cricketer.
- Joan Kemp-Welch, 92, British stage and film actress.
- C. Walton Lillehei, 80, American surgeon and open-heart surgery pioneer.
- Roberta Sherwood, 86, American singer.
- Thea Tewi, 97, German-born American sculptor.
- Johnny Campbell, 89, Scottish footballer.
- Ralph E. Comstock, 86, American statistician and geneticist.
- Carl Gunter Jr., 60, American politician, cancer.
- Gary M. Heidnik, 55, American convicted murderer, execution by lethal injection.
- Pisith Pilika, 34, Cambodian ballet dancer and actress, shot.
- Joaquín Rodrigo, 97, Spanish composer and pianist.
- Barry Winchell, 21, United States Army infantry soldier, murdered.
- Vikram Batra, 24, Indian Army officer, posthumously awarded with the Param Vir Chakra.
- James Gahagan, American abstract expressionist painter.
- Bernardo Gandulla, 83, Argentine football player and coach, respiratory problems.
- Richard Müller, 95, German chemist.
- Julie Campbell Tatham, 91, American writer of children's novels.
- Santiago Almeida, 87, American musician and pioneer of the musical genres of tejano and conjunto.
- Chaino, American bongo player.
- Mavis Thorpe Clark, 90, Australian novelist and writer for children.
- Pete Conrad, 69, American astronaut, motorcycle accident.
- Ted James, 92, American football player and coach.
- Frank Lubin, 89, Lithuanian American basketball player.
- Malcolm Mackay, 79, Australian politician.
- Karl Adam, 75, German footballer.
- George Deiderich, 63, American football player.
- James Farmer, 79, American civil rights activist, complications from diabetes.
- Walter R. Evans, 79, American control theorist.
- Ulla Lindström, 89, Swedish journalist and politician.
- Ed Scogin, 78, American politician and World War II combat veteran.
- Burton Dreben, 71, American philosopher.
- Helen Forrest, 82, American singer of traditional pop and swing music, heart failure.
- Everett Greenbaum, 79, American television and film writer and actor.
- Lasse Lindroth, 26, Iranian-Swedish comedian, actor and writer, car accident.
- Roaring Lion, 91, Calypso singer and composer from Trinidad and Tobago.
- Leslie A. Marchand, 99, American scholar of English literature.
- Willard Munger, 88, American politician, liver cancer.
- Bettina Steinke, 86, American painter and muralist.
- Bill Flett, 55, Canadian hockey player, liver failure.
- Alex Gordon, 82, Welsh architect.
- Guy Griffiths, 84, Welsh Royal Marine pilot.
- Harvey Jackins, 83, American founder and principal theorist of Re-evaluation Counseling.
- Rajendra Kumar, 69, Indian film actor.
- Mungo Ballardie MacCallum, 85, Australian journalist, broadcaster and poet.
- Mircea Nedelciu, 48, Romanian short-story writer, novelist and essayist, Hodgkin's disease.
- Bill Owen, 85, British actor and songwriter, pancreatic cancer.
- Zita Szeleczky, 84, Hungarian actress.
- Cornelius Wiebe, 106, Canadian physician and politician.
- Bert Burry, 93, Canadian ice hockey player.
- Louise Caselotti, 88, American opera singer.
- Donald D. Engen, 75, United States Navy vice admiral, Administrator of the FAA and Director of the National Air and Space Museum.
- Muhammetnazar Gapurow, 77, First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Turkmen SSR (1969 – 1985).
- Yevgeny Goryansky, 70, Russian football player and football coach.
- Gene Hart, 68, American sportscaster for the Philadelphia Flyers, kidney and liver failure.
- Władysław Hasior, 71, Polish sculptor.
- Radha Laha, 68, Indian probabilist, statistician and mathematician.
- Gar Samuelson, 41, American musician, drummer of thrash metal band Megadeth, liver failure.
- Trudi Schoop, 95, Swiss-born American dance therapy pioneer.
- John R. Steelman, 99, American academic and first White House Chief of Staff.
- Ernst Wynder, 77, American epidemiology and public health researcher, thyroid cancer.
- George Brown Jr., 79, American politician, infection following heart valve replacement surgery.
- Ali Haidar, 85, Pakistani Pashtun recipient of the Victoria Cross.
- Dick Richardson, 65, Welsh heavyweight boxer, cancer.
- Kamalendumati Shah, Indian politician and social worker, brain cancer.
- Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, 33, American socialite and wife of John F. Kennedy Jr., plane crash.
- John F. Kennedy Jr., 38, American journalist, lawyer, socialite and son of John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, plane crash.
- Andrey Korolev, 55, Soviet and Russian philologist.
- Alan Macnaughton, 95, Canadian parliamentarian and Speaker of the House of Commons of Canada.
- Hamid Notghi, 78, Iranian poet, writer and author.
- Whit Wyatt, 91, American baseball player, pneumonia.
- Arthur Hoag, 78, American astronomer.
- Daniel H. H. Ingalls Sr., 83, American Professor of Sanskrit.
- Donal McCann, 56, Irish stage, film, and television actor, pancreatic cancer.
- Kevin Newman, 65, Australian soldier and politician.
- Kevin Wilkinson, 41, English drummer.
- Rubén Bernuncio, 23, Argentine football player, renal failure following a motorcycle accident.
- Donald Eugene Chambers, 68, American Marine and founder of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club.
- Pandi Raidhi, 68, Albanian actor.
- Laurie Scott, 82, English footballer.
- Tody Smith, 50, American football player.
- Donna Allen, 78, American pioneer feminist, civil rights activist, historian and economist.
- Cavernario Galindo, 75, Mexican luchador and film actor.
- Ludwik Gross, 94, Polish-American virologist, stomach cancer.
- Montie Ritchie, 88, Brtitish-American cattle rancher and art collector.
- Emil Andres, 88, American racecar driver.
- Sandra Gould, 82, American film and television actor (Bewitched) and writer, complications of surgery.
- Jatin Kanakia, 47, Indian actor, pancreatic cancer.
- Excilia Saldaña, 52, Afro-Cuban juvenile literature writer, poet and academic.
- Jun Etō, 66, Japanese literary critic.
- David Ogilvy, 88, advertising tycoon known as the "Father of Advertising".
- Abelardo Díaz Alfaro, 82, Puerto Rican author.
- Howard Arkley, 48, Australian artist, accidental overdose.
- Syd Jensen, 76, New Zealand motorcycle and auto racer.
- Mary Kerridge, 85, English actress and theatre director.
- Marianne Schech, 85, German operatic soprano and academic.
- Arun Thapa, Nepali singer and songwriter.
- Horst-Gregorio Canellas, 78, Spanish-German entrepreneur and football official, lung cancer.
- Frank Minis Johnson, 80, United States District- and Circuit Judge, pneumonia.
- Kelvin Lancaster, 74, Australian mathematical economist.
- Hassan II of Morocco, 70, Moroccan monarch, King of Morocco (since 1961), heart attack.
- Thyrsa Frazier Svager, 69, American academic.
- Emma Tenayuca, 82, Mexican American labor leader, union organizer and educator.
- Dmitri Tertyshny, 22, professional ice hockey defenseman, boating accident.
- Stanley Tretick, 78, American photojournalist.
- Alexander Abian, 76, Iranian-born Armenian-American mathematician.
- Vladimir Alexeyev, 86, Soviet admiral.
- Demetrius DuBose, 28, American football player, shot by police.
- Albert Leake, 69, English footballer.
- Dino Martin, 79, American basketball player and coach, died in Bonita Springs, Florida, in 1999.
- P. J. Thomas, Parackanal, 85, Indian pastor.
- Eva de Vitray-Meyerovitch, 89, French scientist, translator and writer.
- Martin Agronsky, 84, American journalist and television host, congestive heart failure.
- Princess Iskander, 82, last member of the Russian House of Romanov.
- Tex Banwell, 81, soldier in the British Army in the Second World War.
- Catherine Hollingworth, Scottish speech therapist and a pioneer of Child drama.
- Raul Manglapus, 80, Filipino politician, throat cancer.
- Walter Jackson Bate, 81, American literary critic and biographer.
- Philippa Gail, 56, British actress, cancer.
- Trygve Haavelmo, 87, Norwegian economist.
- Alan Karcher, 56, American politician.
- Qian Linzhao, 92, Chinese physicist.
- John W. N. Watkins, 74, English philosopher and professor of Economics, heart attack.
- Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov, 86, Soviet/Russian mathematician, physicist and philosopher.
- Carlfred Broderick, 67, American psychologist family therapist and author, cancer.
- Harry Edison, 83, American jazz trumpeter.
- Phaedon Gizikis, 82, Greek army general and President of Greece during The Junta.
- Mahlathini, 61, South African mbaqanga singer, complications of diabetes.
- Malachi Martin, 78, Irish-American Catholic priest and novelist.
- Alma Wilson, 82, American attorney and one of the first female District Judges.
- Michael Winkelman, 53, American child actor.
- Rafael Manzanares Aguilar, 81, Honduran folklorist author and musical composer.
- Tamara Konstantinova, 79, pilot in the Soviet Air Force during WWII.
- Sarah Ratner, 96, American biochemist.
- Grigorii Skiruta, 86, Red Army officer during the Second World War.
- Puey Ungphakorn, 83, Thai economist.
- S. Howard Woodson, 83, American pastor, civil rights leader and politician.
- Anita Carter, 66, American singer and member of the Carter family, complications of rheumatoid arthritis.
- Yuan Jing, Chinese writer.
- Anatoliy Solovianenko, 66, Soviet operatic tenor, heart attack.
- Neelan Tiruchelvam, 55, Sri Lankan Tamil lawyer, academic and politician, assassinated.
- George Moorse, 63, American-German film director, heart attack.
- Hermann Panzo, 41, French athlete, stroke.
- Linus Suryadi AG, 48, Indonesian writer.
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- "Actress Sylvia Sydney Talks with Designer Mel Odom 1999". YouTube. Retrieved March 24, 2018.
- Homberger, Eric (July 5, 1999). "Mario Puzo: The author of the Godfather, the book the Mafia loved", The Guardian. Accessed April 19, 2019.
- Downey, Mike (July 7, 1999). "The Last Walk in the Short Life of Ricky Byrdsong". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
- Obituary by Pierre Perrone, The Independent, 10 September 1999, Retrieved April 19 2019.
- "Mark O'Brien, 49, Journalist And Poet in Iron Lung, Is Dead", The New York Times, July 11, 1999, Retrieved April 19, 2019.
- "Obituary: Joan Kemp-Welch". The Independent. July 30, 1999. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
- "Helen Bartel Comstock". Daily News-Sun. October 8, 2004. Retrieved May 19, 2019.
- "1999: Gary Heidnik, serial kidnapper". executedtoday.com. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
- Masih, Archana (June 2004). "The soldier who became a legend". Rediff.com. Archived from the original on April 30, 2017. Retrieved April 14, 2019.
- Wren, Christopher S. (July 10, 1999). "Pete Conrad, 69, the Third Man to Walk on the Moon, Dies After a Motorcycle Crash". New York Times. Retrieved April 14, 2019.
- "Obituary: Civil rights leader James Farmer dead at 79 by Paul Tolme, The Associated Press". Santa Cruz Sentinel [Santa Cruz, Calif.] July 10, 1999. p. 12. Retrieved May 24, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. ISBN 1682260186
- "Helen Forrest Obituary". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. July 13, 1999. Retrieved April 14, 2019.
- RC web site - Harvey Jackins obituaries Retrieved April 14, 2019
- Barker, Dennis (July 13, 1999). "Bill Owen". The Guardian. London. Retrieved June 17, 2012.
- "Donald Engen Dies at 75; Led Space Museum". New York Times. July 15, 1999. Retrieved May 16, 2016.
- Anderson, Jack (July 23, 1999). "Trudi Schoop, 95, Pioneer In Therapy Using Dance". New York Times. Retrieved April 14, 2019.
- Waldman, Amy (July 19, 1999). "Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, Private Woman Who Was New to Fame". The New York Times. Retrieved June 17, 2012.
- Seelye, Katharine Q. (July 19, 1999). "John F. Kennedy Jr., Heir To a Formidable Dynasty". The New York Times. Retrieved June 17, 2012.
- "Obituary: Donal McCann", The Independent, 20 July 1999. Retrieved 14 April 2019
- "Former Trojan Tody Smith Dies". Retrieved February 19, 2018.
- Wolfgang Saxon (July 26, 1999). "Donna Allen, 78, a Feminist and an Organizer". New York Times. Retrieved May 25, 2017.
- "Sandra Gould". The New York Times. July 20, 1999. Retrieved June 17, 2012.
- Obituary: Howard Arkley Rebecca Hossack The Independent (London, England). Retrieved 14 April 2019.
- Gregory, Joseph R. (July 24, 1999). "Hassan II of Morocco Dies at 70; A Monarch Oriented to the West". The New York Times. Retrieved June 17, 2012.
- Sue Woodman, "Obituaries: Stanley Tretick," Guardian, 7/28/1999
- Anderson, Rebecca (July 1999), "ISU professor Abian dies at 76", Mid-Iowa News, Ames Tribune, archived from the original on December 4, 2000.
- "Martin Agronsky, TV Commentator, Dies". The Seattle Times. AP, The Washington Post. June 26, 1999. Retrieved January 16, 2015.
- Shorter, Eric (August 5, 1999). "Philippa Gail - An actress of power and passion who mingled sex appeal with forthright emotion". The Guardian. Retrieved April 12, 2019.
- Corley, Felix (August 6, 1999). "Obituary: Malachi Martin". The Independent. Retrieved April 1, 2019.
- "Biografía Compositores Hondureños: Rafael Manzanares Aguilar" [Biography of Honduran Composers: Rafael Manzanares Aguilar] (in Spanish). Club Ensayos. June 7, 2015. Retrieved April 12, 2019.
- Strauss, Neil (August 2, 1999). "Anita Carter, Country Singer, Is Dead at 66". The New York Times. Retrieved June 17, 2012.