Deaths in June 2004
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The following is a list of notable deaths in June 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.
- James Dudley, 94, American baseball player and professional wrestling manager.
- William Manchester, 82, American author and historian.
- Bill Reichardt, 73, American professional football player (University of Iowa, Green Bay Packers).
- Chang Xiangyu, 80, Chinese opera actress.
- Mujeeb Aalam, 56, Pakistani playback singer.
- Dom Moraes, 65, Indian poet and writer, heart attack.
- Tesfaye Gebre Kidan, c. 69, Ethiopian general, former defense minister and acting president of Ethiopia.
- Nicolai Ghiaurov, 71, Bulgarian opera singer.
- Joe Carr, 82, Irish golfer.
- Joe Cleary, 85, Irish-American baseball player (Washington Senators).
- Morris Schappes, 97, American scholar, editor (Jewish Currents) and activist, known for his Marxist politics.
- Frances Shand Kydd, 68, English mother of Diana, Princess of Wales.
- Augie Colon, 76, American musician.
- Wilmer Fields, 81, American baseball player, former Negro League Baseball All-Star, heart ailment.
- Steve Lacy, 69, American jazz soprano saxophonist and composer.
- Brian Linehan, 58, Canadian television host and interviewer..
- Nino Manfredi, 83, Italian actor..
- Gord Mills, 76, politician in Ontario, Canada.
- Joseph Reboli, 58, American painter, died of lung cancer in Setauket, New York.
- T. M. Samarasinghe, 61, Sri Lankan cricket umpire.
- Anthony Steffen, 73, Italian and Brazilian film actor and screenwriter.
- Iona Brown, 63, British violinist and conductor.
- Jack Foster, 72, British-born New Zealand athlete.
- Ronald Reagan, 93, American actor and politician, President (1981–1989), Governor of California (1967–1975).
- Necdet Mahfi Ayral, 96, Turkish actor.
- Judy Campbell, 88, English actress.
- Simon Cumbers, 36, Irish freelance cameraman/journalist, working for the BBC in Saudi Arabia, killed by Al Qaeda.
- James Roche, 97, American businessman, and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chairman of the Board at General Motors Corporation.
- Kate Worley, 46, American comic book writer (Omaha the Cat Dancer).
- Joseph L. Doob, 94, American mathematician, specializing in analysis and probability theory.
- Chris Kitsos, 76, American baseball player (Chicago Cubs).
- Don Potter, 102, British sculptor.
- Quorthon, 38, Swedish musician and founder of the band Bathory, heart failure.
- Eugene Raskin, 94, American musician and playwright.
- Donald Trumbull, 95, American special effects pioneer.
- Mack Jones, 65, American baseball player, former Major League Baseball outfielder with the Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds and Montreal Expos.
- Humayun Khan, 27, American soldier serving in the Iraq War.
- Roderick Macleod, 95, Canadian politician.
- Ronalda Pierce, 19, American Florida State University basketball player, aneurysm.
- Bob Schmitz, 65, American professional football player and scout (Pittsburgh Steelers, Minnesota Vikings).
- Rosey Brown, 71, American football player, Pro Football Hall of Famer.
- Robert MacDonald Ford, 93, American politician and insurance agent.
- Ted Martin, 101, Australian cricketer and centenarian.
- Ralph Moody, 86, American NASCAR driver and team owner.
- Hartley Saunders, 60, Bahamian Olympic triple jumper (men's triple jump at the 1964 Summer Olympics).
- Barbara Whiting Smith, 73, American actress (Those Whiting Girls, Beware, My Lovely, Dangerous When Wet).
- Brian Williamson, 58, Jamaican gay rights activist and founder of J-Flag, murdered.
- Ray Charles, 73, American rhythm and blues singer ("What'd I Say", "Georgia on my Mind", "I Can't Stop Loving You") and soul music pioneer.
- Kiki Djan, 47, Ghanaian musician, AIDS and drug-related complications.
- Xenophon Zolotas, 100, Greek economist and politician, Prime Minister (1989–1990).
- Egon von Furstenberg, 57, Swiss-born aristocrat and designer, nephew of late Fiat head Gianni Agnelli.
- Michel Roche, 64, French Olympic equestrian (gold medal winner in equestrian team jumping at the 1976 Summer Olympics).
- Joyce Symons, 85, Hong Kong educator.
- Walter George Muelder, 97, American social ethicist and Methodist minister.
- Stanley O'Toole, 65, British film producer.
- Geoffrey Thompson, 67, British businessman, aneurysm.
- Dorothy Lavinia Brown, 85, American surgeon and politician.
- Danny Dark, 65, American announcer.
- Dick Durrance, 89, American alpine ski racer, 17-time national champion.
- Sir Stuart Hampshire, 89, British philosopher.
- Robert Lees, 91, American screenwriter, found decapitated.
- Sir Allan Taylor, 85, British army general.
- Ralph Wiley, 52, American sports journalist, heart attack.
- Jack McClelland, 81, Canadian book publisher.
- Ulrich Inderbinen, 103, Swiss mountain guide.
- Max Rosenberg, 89, American producer of horror movies.
- J. Gwyn Griffiths, 92, Welsh poet and Egyptologist.
- Frank Nastasi, 81, American actor and comedian (Lunch with Soupy).
- Ahmet Piriştina, 52, Turkish politician, mayor of İzmir, heart attack.
- Hatch Rosdahl, 62, American professional football player (Penn State, Buffalo Bills, Kansas City Chiefs).
- John Lasarus Williams, 79, Welsh nationalist activist.
- Barry Cowan, 56, Northern Irish broadcaster.
- Herman Goldstine, 90, American computer scientist (ENIAC), Parkinson's disease.
- George Hausmann, 88, American baseball player (New York Giants).
- Thanom Kittikachorn, 91, Thai military dictator, former Thai prime minister.
- Hilda Thompson, 85, New Zealand cricketer.
- Alfred Fischer, 84, German jurist.
- Ma Jiajue, 23, Chinese murderer.
- Vilayat Inayat Khan, 87, British Sufist.
- Jacek Kuroń, 70, Polish dissident and statesman.
- Gerry McNeil, 78, Canadian ice hockey player, Stanley Cup-winning National Hockey League goaltender.
- Steven Oken, 42, American convicted murderer, executed by lethal injection in Maryland.
- Frederick Jaeger, 76, German-born British character actor.
- Paul Johnson, c. 49, American hostage, decapitated by al-Qaeda.
- Nek Mohammed, c. 27, Pakistani tribal leader in Waziristan and key Taliban ally, killed by Pakistani military forces.
- Moe Radovich, 75, American professional basketball player (Philadelphia Warriors) and college basketball coach (Cal State Fullerton, University of Wyoming).
- Colin McCormack, 62, Welsh actor.
- Aggrey Klaaste, 64, South African journalist and editor.
- Jadwiga Rutkowska, 70, Polish Olympic volleyball player (bronze medal winner in women's volleyball at the 1964 Summer Olympics).
- Nob Yoshigahara, 68, Japanese mathematician and puzzle expert.
- Jim Bacon, 54, Australian politician and Premier of Tasmania.
- Fred Cogswell, 86, Canadian poet.
- Nabil Sahraoui, 37, Algerian militant, head of GSPC and linked to al-Qaeda.
- Nick de Angelis, 83, American artist.
- Leonel Brizola, 82, Brazilian politician, heart failure.
- Ted Scott, 85, Canadian Anglican prelate.
- Bob Bemer, 84, American computer scientist, cancer.
- Thomas Gold, 84, American astrophysicist.
- Francisco Ortiz Franco, 50, Mexican journalist, murdered.
- Carlton Skinner, 91, American naval officer and politician, first civilian governor of Guam.
- Mattie Stepanek, 13, American poet and advocate, muscular dystrophy.
- Kim Sun-il, 33, South Korean translator, decapitated by Iraqi militants.
- Peter Birrel, 68, English actor, cancer.
- Rifaat El-Fanagily, 68, Egyptian footballer.
- Doris Thompson, 101, British businesswoman and owner of Blackpool Pleasure Beach.
- Ifigeneia Giannopoulou, 40, Greek songwriter, author.
- Bill Pataky, 74, Canadian Olympic basketball player (men's basketball at the 1952 Summer Olympics).
- Peter Wragg, 73, British footballer.
- Morton W. Coutts, 100, New Zealand scientist and inventor.
- Karol Kennedy Kucher, 72, American ice skating champion, pneumonia.
- Carl Rakosi, 100, Hungarian-American poet, the last surviving member of the original group of Objectivist poets.
- Muriel Angelus, 95, British silent film actress.
- William H. Avery, 91, American aeronautical engineer.
- Naomi Shemer, 74, Israeli songwriter.
- Yash Johar, 75, Indian Bollywood film producer.
- Hugh B. Cave, 93, British writer.
- George Patton IV, 80, US Army general and son of George Patton.
- Darrell Russell, 35, American National Hot Rod Association drag racer, first racer killed at an NHRA event since 1996.
- Anthony Buckeridge, 92, English author, creator of the Jennings books.
- Keith "Matt" Maupin, 20, American U.S. Army Private First Class, killed by Islamist militants in Iraq.
- David A. Thomas, 86, American educator.
- Hal Toenes, 86, American baseball player (Washington Senators).
- Bernard Babior, 68, American physician and research biochemist, prostate cancer.
- Hermelindo Fiaminghi, 83, Brazilian painter, designer, lithographer and art critic.
- William W. Havens Jr., 84, American physicist, leukaemia.
- Juan Antonio Lopez, 52, Mexican boxer, fought Wilfredo Gómez, leukemia.
- Mohammad Ranjbar, 69, Iranian football player and coach, cerebral disorder.
- Stipe Šuvar, 68, Croatian and Yugoslav politician and sociologist.
- Serafim Tulikov, 89, Russian and Soviet composer.
- "Bill Reichardt". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
- Bevis, Charlie. "Joe Cleary". Society for American Baseball Research. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
- Martin, Douglas (June 9, 2004). "Morris Schappes Dies at 97; Marxist and Jewish Scholar". The New York Times. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
- Corby, Tom (June 3, 2004). "Frances Shand Kydd". The Guardian. Retrieved February 14, 2019.
- "Celebrity interviewer Brian Linehan dead at 58". CBC News. June 4, 2004. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
- "Brian Linehan, 58". The Globe and Mail. June 4, 2004. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
- "Italian actor Nino Manfredi is dead at 83". San Francisco Chronicle. ANSA. June 4, 2004. Archived from the original on September 30, 2004. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
- Berger, Marilyn (June 6, 2004). "RONALD REAGAN DIES AT 93; FOSTERED COLD-WAR MIGHT AND CURBS ON GOVERNMENT". The New York Times. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
- Saxon, Wolfgang (June 8, 2004). "James M. Roche Dies at 97; Led G.M. in the Late 1960's". The New York Times. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
- "Chris Kitsos". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
- Skelton, David E. "Mack Jones". Society for American Baseball Research. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
- "Bob Schmitz". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 10, 2019.
- Hartley Saunders, Sports-Reference / Olympic Sports. Retrieved 2019-02-09.
- "Barbara Whiting Smith, 73; Actress Had Show Business Family". Los Angeles Times. June 14, 2004. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
- Michel Roche, Sports-Reference / Olympic Sports. Retrieved 2019-02-07.
- "Hatch Rosdahl". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
- "George Hausmann". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
- "Pakistan army kills tribal leader". BBC News. June 18, 2004. Retrieved December 13, 2017.
- "Moe Radovich". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
- Jadwiga Rutkowska, Sports-Reference / Olympic Sports. Retrieved 2019-02-08.
- "Brazilian politician Brizola dies". BBC News. June 22, 2004. Retrieved December 13, 2017.
- Krauss, Bob (August 31, 2004). "Carlton Skinner, ex-Guam leader, dead at 91". The Honolulu Advertiser. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
- Bill Pataky, Sports-Reference / Olympic Sports. Retrieved 2019-02-05.
- The Associated Press (July 12, 2004). "Carl Rakosi, 100, a Poet Who Influenced Others". The New York Times. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
- Saxon, Wolfgang (June 29, 2004). "Naomi Shemer, 74, Poet and Composer, Dies". The New York Times. Retrieved February 14, 2019.
- "Hal Toenes". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 3, 2019.