Deaths in July 2004
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The following is a list of notable deaths in July 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.
- Peter Barnes, 73, British screenwriter and playwright, stroke.
- Marlon Brando, 80, American actor (The Godfather, Apocalypse Now), pulmonary fibrosis.
- Sir Richard May, 65, British former presiding judge, International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.
- Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen, 84, Portuguese writer and poet.
- Jeillo Edwards, 61, Sierra Leonean actress, first black actor to appear on "The Bill".
- Sir John Kay, 60, British jurist, Lord Justice of Appeal.
- Sir Jan Lewando, 90, British businessman.
- James MacKay, 85, American politician (U.S. Representative for Georgia's 4th congressional district from 1965 to 1967).
- John Cullen Murphy, 85, American comic strip artist (Prince Valiant).
- Gareth Payne, 68, Welsh rugby union international player.
- Sky Beauty, 14, American thoroughbred.
- John Barron, 83, English actor.
- Lionel van Brabant, 77, Belgian Olympic cyclist.
- Michael Curtis, 84, British newspaper editor and executive.
- Freddy de Vree, 64, Belgian poet and literary critic.
- Jimmy Mack, 70, Scottish radio personality.
- James Marshall Sprouse, 80, American federal judge (Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit).
- Andrian Nikolayev, 74, Russian cosmonaut.
- Jean-Marie Auberson, 84, Swiss orchestra conductor.
- Paul Lin Ta-kuang, 84, Canadian political scientist and peace activist.
- Frank Robinson, British street entertainer.
- Plato A. Skouras, 74, American movie producer (Apache Warrior, Francis of Assisi).
- Robert Burchfield, 81, English lexicographer, Oxford English Dictionary editor.
- Andy Sabados, 87, American professional football player (The Citadel, Chicago Cardinals).
- Hugh Shearer, 81, Jamaican politician and trade unionist, former Prime Minister of Jamaica.
- John Stozich, 77, American politician.
- Rodger Ward, 83, American racecar driver, two-time Indianapolis 500 champion.
- Peter Birks, 62, British academic lawyer.
- Peter Brayshay, 87, English cricketer.
- Eric Douglas, 46, American actor and comedian, youngest son of Kirk Douglas.
- Thomas Klestil, 71, Austrian diplomat and politician, Federal President of Austria, heart failure.
- Jimmie F. Skaggs, 59, American film actor (Catch Me If You Can, Lethal Weapon, Underworld, Cutthroat Island).
- Syreeta Wright, 58, American singer and songwriter, ex-wife of Stevie Wonder.
- Jaroslav Hules, 30, Czech motorcycle racer, suicide.
- Barry Simon, 68, Australian politician.
- Jeff Smith, 65, American author and television chef ("The Frugal Gourmet").
- Xiaokai Yang, 55, Australian economist.
- Paula Danziger, 59, American author.
- Ernst R. G. Eckert, 99, American scientist.
- Albert Friedlander, 77, German rabbi.
- Alexis von Rosenberg, Baron de Redé, 82, French banker and socialite.
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- Paul Klebnikov, 41, American journalist and historian, editor of Forbes magazine's Russian edition, murdered.
- Rudy LaRusso, 66, American basketball player, five-time National Basketball Association All-Star.
- Jean Lefebvre, 84, French actor.
- Tony Lupien, 87, American baseball player (Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox).
- Ron Milner, 66, African-American playwright.
- Bill Randle, 81, American disc jockey.
- Isabel Sanford, 86, American actress, The Jeffersons, natural causes.
- Hugo S. Sims Jr., 82, American lawyer and politician (U.S. Representative for South Carolina's 2nd congressional district).
- Mike Woodin, 38, British Principal Speaker of Green Party of England and Wales and Oxford City Councillor.
- Abdul Ghafoor, 85-86, Indian politician, Chief Minister of Bihar.
- Inge Meysel, 94, German actress.
- Maria de Lourdes Pintasilgo, 74, Portuguese chemical engineer and politician, former Prime Minister of Portugal.
- Art Rebel, 67, American baseball player (Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals).
- Dorothy Hart, 82, American actress.
- Frances Hyland, 77, Canadian theatre actress.
- Sir Terry McLean, 90, New Zealand sports journalist.
- Ram Charan Mehrotra, 82, Indian chemist and educationalist.
- Laurance Rockefeller, 94, American businessman, conservationist and philanthropist.
- Walter Wager, 79, American author.
- Ersel Hickey, 70, American rockabilly singer.
- George Mallaby, 64, Australian actor.
- Betty Oliphant, 85, English founder of Canada's National Ballet School.
- James Quinn, 97, American Olympic sprinter (gold medal winner in men's 4 × 100 metres relay at the 1928 Summer Olympics).
- Joe Gold, 82, American bodybuilding pioneer and Gold's Gym founder.
- Clifford Irving, 90, Manx politician.
- Arthur Kane, 53, American bassist for the New York Dolls, leukemia.
- Carlos Kleiber, 74, Austrian conductor.
- Betty Luna, 77, American baseball player.
- Michio Morishima, 80, Japanese economist.
- Germano de Figueiredo, 71, Portuguese footballer.
- Richard Jones, 87, English cricketer.
- Hans A. Pestalozzi, 75, Swiss social critic.
- Alex Willoughby, 59, Scottish footballer (Rangers, Aberdeen).
- Arnold Ziff, 77, English businessman and philanthropist.
- Banoo Jehangir Coyaji, 86, Indian doctor and family planning activist.
- Paul H. Silverman, 79, American medical researcher in immunology, epidemiology and parasitology, known as an early advocate of the Human Genome Project.
- Yoko Watanabe, 51, Japanese operatic soprano.
- George Busbee, 76, American politician, former governor of Georgia.
- Frank Farmer, 91, English physicist.
- Bella Lewitzky, 88, American modern dance pioneer and choreographer.
- Charles Sweeney, 84, American U.S. Army Air Forces officer, pilot of Bockscar, the B-29 that dropped the Nagasaki atomic bomb.
- Paul Hilmar Jensen, 74, Norwegian philatelist.
- Khalil Hilmi, 94/95, Lebanese Olympic sports shooter.
- Sir Julian Hodge, 99, British entrepreneur, founder of the Carlyle Trust bank.
- Marty Passaglia, 85, American professional basketball player (Washington Capitols, Indianapolis Jets).
- Pat Roach, 67, English wrestler and actor, cancer.
- Robert E. Smylie, 89, American politician and Governor of Idaho from 1955 to 1967.
- Susan Cullen-Ward, 63, Australian-born wife of the pretender to Albania's throne, Leka Zogu; cancer.
- Paul Foot, 66, British journalist and campaigner.
- Eoin McKiernan, 89, American expert on Irish history.
- Émile Peynaud, 92, French wine expert.
- J. Gordon Edwards, 84, American entomologist, mountaineer, and DDT advocate.
- Harry Forsyth, 100, Irish cricketer and centenarian.
- Kazi Abul Kasem, 91, Bangladeshi polymath.
- Carvalho Leite, 92, Brazilian footballer, one of the last survivor of national team in 1930 FIFA World Cup.
- Roger Marquis, 67, American baseball player (Baltimore Orioles).
- Woodrow Sedlacek, 85, American racehorse trainer.
- Zenko Suzuki, 93, Japanese politician, former Prime Minister of Japan.
- David A. Wallace, 87, American urban planner.
- Antonio Gades, 67, Spanish Flamenco dancer, cancer.
- Adi Lady Lala Mara, 73, Fijian chieftainess and former First Lady, widow of Prime Minister and President Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara.
- Jimmy MacLaren, 82, Scottish footballer.
- James Williams, 53, American jazz pianist.
- Jerry Goldsmith, 75, American movie and television composer (Star Trek).
- Edward B. Lewis, 85, American biologist (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1995).
- Neal A. Maxwell, 78, American member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
- Michael Prior, 62, Irish-born British theologian.
- Sir Julian Ridsdale, 89, British politician.
- Sacha Distel, 71, French singer.
- Hume Horan, 69, American diplomat.
- Illinois Jacquet, 81, United States jazz saxophonist.
- George Kidd, 87, Canadian diplomat.
- Joe Cahill, 84, Irish politician.
- Janet Chisholm, 75, British MI6 agent during the Cold War.
- Sir Alan Cook, 81, British physicist.
- Rogelio Domínguez, 73, Argentine football player.
- Mehmood, 72, Indian actor.
- Carlos Paredes, 79, Portuguese guitar player.
- Serge Reggiani, 82, French singer and actor.
- Nicholas Rossiter, 43, English television producer, known for the 2003 BBC documentary The Secret Life of the Mona Lisa.
- Lowell "Cotton" Fitzsimmons, 72, American NBA basketball coach.
- Clive Geary, 82, New Zealand cricketer
- Fred LaRue, 75, American part of Watergate scandal.
- Ben Martin, 83, American football player and coach.
- Edward D. Thalmann, 59, American hyperbaric medicine specialist, retired U.S. Navy Captain and doctor whose research developed military and recreational dive tables, congestive heart failure.
- Wilton Mkwayi, 80, The South African anti-apartheid and ANC activist.
- Ballarat Bandit, Canadian-born burglar, suicide by gunshot.
- Francisco Romão, 61, Angolan deputy foreign minister, suicide.
- Masami Shimojō, 88, Japanese actor.
- John Passmore, 89, Australian philosopher.
- William A. Mitchell, 92, American food scientist, inventor of Pop Rocks candy and Tang drink mix.
- Rubén Gómez, 77, Puerto Rican baseball player, former Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies, Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins.
- Oğuz Aral, 68, Turkish caricaturist, creator of Avanak Avni, Kostebek Husnu, and Utanmaz Adam.
- Sidney Greene, Baron Greene of Harrow Weald, 94, British life peer, trade union leader and railroad worker.
- Carmine G. DeSapio, 95, American politician, last boss of Tammany Hall.
- Manzoor Ul Haq Siddiqi, 87, Indian historian and author, died on 27 July 2004 at the age of 87.
- Bob Tisdall, 97, Irish athlete, won the gold medal in hurdles at the 1932 Summer Olympics.
- Juhani Avellan, 58, Finnish Olympic weightlifter.
- Jackson Beck, 92, American announcer and voice actor.
- Francis Crick, 88, British biologist, one of the discoverers of the "double-helix" shape of DNA, cancer.
- Alexei de Keyser, 36, British television producer.
- Sam Edwards, 89, American actor, Little House on the Prairie, heart failure.
- Margo McLennan, 66, British actress, Prisoner, cancer.
- Steve Patterson, 56, American basketball player, former center of the UCLA basketball team, coach at Arizona State University and founder of the Grand Canyon State Games.
- Eugene Roche, 75, American actor (Webster, All in the Family, Magnum, P.I., Soap), known in television commercials as the "Ajax Man".
- Tiziano Terzani, 65, Italian journalist, famous for his books on Asia.
- David Bowden, 66, Australian Anglican prelate, Bishop of Bendigo (1995–2002).
- Susan Buffett, 71, American estranged wife of billionaire/investment guru Warren Buffett.
- Walter Feit, 73, American mathematician.
- Nafisa Joseph, 25, Indian model, MTV video jockey, Miss India 1997; suicide.
- Rena Vlahopoulou, 81, Greek comedian.
- Ali Abbasi, 42, Pakistani-born BBC Scotland travel presenter.
- Hirendranath Mukherjee, 96, Indian politician.
- Andre Noble, 25, Canadian actor.
- Laura Betti, 70, Italian actress.
- Virginia Grey, 87, American actress. Little Eva in the first film adaptation of Uncle Tom's Cabin.
- Elder David B. Haight, 97, American oldest member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
- Líber Seregni, 87, Uruguayan army officer and politician.
- Ray Tolchard, 50, English cricketer and umpire.
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- Greenslade, Roy (July 15, 2004). "Michael Curtis: Visionary liberal journalist who took his editorial skills to east Africa". The Guardian. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
- Freddy de Vree
- "Jimmy Mack". Clyde 2. Archived from the original on August 3, 2004. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
- "Sprouse, James Marshall". Federal Judicial Center. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
- "Plato A. Skouras Independent movie producer". Variety. August 29, 2004. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
- "Andy Sabados". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 8, 2019.
- "Jimmie Skaggs, 59; Actor Had Numerous Roles in Film, Television and on Stage". Los Angeles Times. July 12, 2004. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
- The Associated Press (July 10, 2004). "Jeff Smith, 65, TV's 'Frugal Gourmet'". The New York Times. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
- Bevis, Charlie. "Tony Lupien". Society for American Baseball Research. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
- Shattuck, Kathryn (July 13, 2004). "Isabel Sanford, 86, Actress Who Portrayed Mrs. Jefferson". The New York Times. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
- "SIMS, Hugo Sheridan, Jr., (1921 - 2004)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
- "German actress Meysel dies at 94". BBC News. July 11, 2004. Retrieved December 13, 2017.
- "Portugal's only woman PM dies". The Australian. AFP. November 17, 2005. Archived from the original on November 23, 2005. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
- "Art Rebel". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
- Jimmy Quinn, Sports-Reference / Olympic Sports. Retrieved 2019-02-06.
- "Dr. Banoo Coyaji (1917–2004)". KEM Hospital. 2007. Retrieved December 13, 2017.
- "Paul H. Silverman, 79; Pioneered Research on Genome and Stem Cells". Los Angeles Times. July 25, 2004. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
- Kozinn, Allan (July 24, 2004). "Yoko Watanabe, 51, Soprano Renowned as Puccini's 'Butterfly'". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved December 13, 2017.
- Goldstein, Richard (July 19, 2004). "Charles Sweeney, 84, Pilot in Bombing of Nagasaki, Dies". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved January 19, 2019.
- "Banker Sir Julian Hodge dies, 99". BBC News. July 19, 2004. Retrieved December 13, 2017.
- "Marty Passaglia". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
- "Auf Wiedersehen, Pet actor dies". BBC News. July 17, 2004. Retrieved December 13, 2017.
- The Associated Press (July 20, 2004). "Robert E. Smylie, 89, Governor Of Idaho for 3 Straight Terms". The New York Times. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
- "Roger Marquis". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
- "Tributes to veteran republican". BBC News. July 24, 2004. Retrieved December 13, 2017.
- Alexander, Keith (August 2, 2004). "Nick Rossiter". The Guardian. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
- "Angolan politician falls to death". BBC News. July 26, 2004. Retrieved December 13, 2017.
- Van Hyning, Thomas. "Ruben Gomez". Society for American Baseball Research. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
- "Juhani Avellan Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports Reference.com. Retrieved December 13, 2017.
- Morgante, Michelle (July 29, 2004). "DNA Scientist Francis Crick Dies at 88". Yahoo! News. Archived from the original on August 4, 2004. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
- "Little House actor Edwards dies". BBC News. August 2, 2004. Retrieved December 13, 2017.
- "Prisoner Cell Block H star dies". BBC News. August 1, 2004. Retrieved December 13, 2017.
- "Steve Patterson". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
- The Associated Press (July 31, 2004). "Eugene Roche, Actor, 75, In TV and Film". The New York Times. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
- "Tributes paid to BBC broadcaster". BBC News. July 31, 2004. Retrieved December 13, 2017.
- "Newfoundland actor dies during visit to his home". The Globe and Mail, Canada. Retrieved February 4, 2019.