Deaths in October 1999
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The following is a list of notable deaths in October 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.
- Kuei Chih-Hung, 61, Hong Kong filmmaker, liver cancer.
- Noel Johnson, 82, English actor, died 1 October 1999.
- Borys Oliynyk, 65, Ukrainian political figure, murder.
- Wim Polak, 75, Dutch politician, Mayor of Amsterdam.
- Lena Zavaroni, 35, Scottish singer and a television show host, pneumonia.
- Muhammad Nasiruddin al-Albani, Albanian Islamic scholar.
- Claude Bessy, 54, French writer, singer, video producer and painter, lung cancer.
- Kim Hyun-jun, 39, South Korean basketball player, car accident.
- Tosio Kato, 82, Japanese mathematician.
- R. S. Krishnan, 88, Indian experimental physicist and scientist.
- Lee Lozano, 68, American painter and visual artist.
- Danny Mayo, 49, American songwriter, heart attack.
- Georg Tintner, 82, Canadian conductor.
- Paul Burris, 76, American baseball player.
- Samuel Grashio, 81, US Army Air Forces pilot.
- Alastair Hetherington, 79, British journalist and editor of The Guardian.
- Akio Morita, 78, Japanese businessman and co-founder of Sony along with Masaru Ibuka, pneumonia.
- Deirdre O'Connor, 48, Irish architect, cancer.
- Walter Bor, Austrian-born British town planner and architect.
- Bernard Buffet, 71, French painter, suicide.
- Art Farmer, 71, American jazz trumpeter and flugelhorn player.
- De Villiers Graaff, 85, South African politician.
- Nikkyō Niwano, 92, Japanese Buddhist leader.
- Emil Schumacher, 87, German painter.
- Leonard Shoen, 83, American entrepreneur, suicide by car crash.
- Ross Whitehead, 65, English professional golfer.
- Fernand Dubé, 70, Canadian lawyer and politician, heart attack.
- Alex Lowe, 40, American mountaineer, avalanche.
- Frank K. Richardson, 85, American attorney and Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court, Parkinson's disease.
- Dick Bedesem, 68, American football player and coach, congestive heart failure.
- Rea Leakey, 83, Officer in the British Army.
- Gorilla Monsoon, 62, American wrestler and commentator, complications of diabetes.
- Paul Petzoldt, 91, American mountaineer.
- Amália Rodrigues, 79, Portuguese singer known worldwide as the "Queen of Fado".
- Deryck Guyler, 85, English actor.
- David A. Huffman, 74, American computer scienctist, cancer.
- Doug Mattocks, 55, English cricketer.
- George Norton, 79, Irish rugby player.
- Dimitri Tsafendas, 81, Greek-Mozambican political militant, pneumonia.
- Helen Vinson, 92, American film actress.
- Dave Whitsell, 63, American football player, cancer.
- Manfredo Fest, 63, Brazilian bossa nova and jazz pianist and keyboardist.
- John McLendon, 84, American basketball coach.
- Dutch Dotterer, 67, American baseball player.
- Milt Jackson, 76, American jazz vibraphonist, liver cancer.
- Akhtar Hameed Khan, 85, Pakistani social scientist.
- James M. Logan, 78, American soldier and recipient of the Medal of Honor.
- João Cabral de Melo Neto, 79, Brazilian poet and diplomat.
- Morris West, 83, Australian novelist and playwright.
- George Forrest, 84, American writer of music and lyrics for musicals.
- Ahmed Ibragimov, Chechen mass murderer.
- Dading Kalbuadi, 68, Indonesian Army Officer.
- Gul Hassan Khan, Pakistani Army general.
- Hajime Nakamura, 86, Japanese Orientalist, Indologist, philosopher and academic.
- Ted White, 86, Australian cricketer.
- Fakir Baykurt, 70, Turkish author and trade unionist.
- Galina Bystrova, 65, Soviet athlete.
- Ross Hall, 74, Canadian politician.
- James Franklin Hyde, 96, American chemist and inventor.
- Oscar Valicelli, 84, Argentine actor.
- Richard Bradshaw, 79, British Army officer and doctor.
- Wilt Chamberlain, 63, NBA basketball player, congestive heart failure.
- Frank Frost, 63, American blues harmonica player, cardiac arrest.
- Allan Leal, 82, Canadian civil servant and academic.
- Glen Payne, 72, American gospel music singer, cancer.
- Clément Perron, 70, Canadian film director and screenwriter.
- Thakur Ramapati Singh, Indian freedom fighter and politician.
- Leslie Aulds, 78, American baseball player.
- James E. Williams, 68, Cherokee indian and Medal of Honor recipient.
- Qasem-Ali Zahirnejad, Iranian Army general, stroke.
- Bo Ackal, 64, American politician, cancer.
- Kenneth Benton, 90, English MI6 officer and diplomat.
- Rut Bryk, 82, Finnish ceramist.
- Franca Dominici, 92, Italian actress and voice actress.
- Diethard Hellmann, 70, German Kantor and an academic.
- Julius Nyerere, 77, Tanzanian anti-colonial activist and politician.
- Richard B. Shull, 70, American actor, heart attack.
- Yosef Burg, 90, German-born Israeli politician.
- Durgawati Devi, 92, Indian revolutionary and a freedom fighter.
- Terry Gilkyson, 83, American folk singer, composer, and lyricist.
- Josef Locke, 82, Irish tenor.
- Joseph Mitchell Parsons, 35, American murderer and convict, execution by lethal injection.
- Glen Payne, 72, American gospel singer (Cathedral Quartet), liver cancer.
- Bobbie Beard, 69, American child actor.
- Bill Dodgin Sr., 90, English football player, manager and coach.
- Jim Jensen, 72, American anchor and reporter.
- Ella Mae Morse, 75, American popular singer, respiratory failure.
- Jean Shepherd, 78, American raconteur, radio and TV personality, writer and actor.
- Maris Wrixon, 82, American film and television actress, heart failure.
- William Gould Dow, 104, American scientist, educator and inventor.
- Ralph Grey, Baron Grey of Naunton, 89, last Governor of Northern Ireland.
- Tommy Durden, 79, American guitarist and songwriter.
- Rick Lapointe, 44, Canadian ice hockey player, heart attack.
- Dimitre Mehandjiysky, 84, Bulgarian artist and designer, kidney failure.
- Nicholas Metropolis, 84, Greek-American physicist.
- Sir James Redmond, 80, British engineer and broadcasting pioneer.
- Tere Ríos, 81, Puerto Rican-American author.
- Franz Peter Wirth, 80, German film director and screenwriter.
- Mahanambrata Brahmachari, 94, Hindu monk.
- John Cannon, 66, sports car racer, aircraft crash.
- Tony Crombie, 74, English jazz drummer, pianist, bandleader and composer.
- Dick Hammer, 69, American athlete, firefighter and actor, prostate cancer.
- Hayes Gordon, 79, American actor, stage director and acting teacher, heart disease.
- Ray Katt, 72, American baseball player and coach, lymphoma.
- Penelope Mortimer, 81, English journalist, biographer and novelist, cancer.
- Pedro Rodríguez, 87, American decorated veteran of the Korean War.
- Calvin Griffith, 87, American Major League Baseball team owner.
- Mae Street Kidd, 95, American businesswoman, civic leader and politician.
- Jack Lynch, 82, Irish Fianna Fáil politician, fourth Taoiseach of Ireland (1966–1973, 1977–1979).
- Rudi Weissenstein, 89, Israeli photographer.
- John Bromwich, 80, Australian tennis player.
- Esther Fernández, 84, Mexican film and television actress.
- LaMont Johnson, 58, American jazz pianist, heart failure.
- Fran O'Brien, 63, American football player, heart attack.
- Martin Donnelly, 82, New Zealand Test cricketer and England rugby player.
- Ed Mikan, 74, American basketball player.
- Mitsugi Ohno, 73, Japanese glassblower.
- Rosalie Gascoigne, 82, New Zealand-born Australian sculptor.
- Muhammad Khan, Pakistan Army officer.
- Eric Reece, 90, Premier of Tasmania.
- Luciano Soprani, Italian fashion designer, throat cancer.
- Albert Tucker, 84, Australian artist.
- Bobby Willis, 57, British songwriter, lung and liver cancer.
- John Chafee, 77, American politician, congestive heart failure.
- Ginette Harrison, 41, British climber, climbing accident.
- Marvin Kratter, 83, American real estate developer.
- Louisa Venable Kyle, 96, American historian, author and journalist.
- Forddy Anderson, 80, American basketball coach, pneumonia.
- Leonard Boyle, 75, Irish and Canadian scholar in medieval studies and palaeography.
- Vittorio Erspamer, 90, Italian pharmacologist and chemist,.
- Samson Kisekka, 87, Ugandan politician, heart attack.
- Norman Plummer, 75, British Royal Air Force officer and footballer, cancer.
- Bernie Richter, 68, American politician, heart attack.
- Payne Stewart, 42, American professional golfer, plane crash.
- David Thomson, 83, New Zealand politician.
- Hoyt Axton, 61, American folk music singer-songwriter and actor, heart attack.
- Eknath Easwaran, 88, Indian-American spiritual teacher and author.
- Maina-Miriam Munsky, 56, German New Realist artist, alcohol abuse.
- Abraham Polonsky, 88, American film director, screenwriter, essayist and novelist.
- S. Rajeswara Rao, 77, Indian composer and musician.
- Albert Whitlock, 84, British motion picture matte artist.
- Johnny Byrne, 60, English professional footballer, heart attack.
- Lois Collier, 80, American film actress, Alzheimer's disease.
- Xie Fei, 66, Chinese politician, Politburo member.
- Štěpánka Haničincová, 68, Czechoslovak actress, screenwriter and dramaturge, fall.
- Harry Kadwell, 97, Australian rugby league footballer.
- Robert Mills, 72, American physicist.
- José Aarón Alvarado Nieves, 33, Mexican professional wrestler, infection.
- Charlotte Perriand, 96, French architect and designer.
- Glen Vernon, 76, American actor.
- Frank De Vol, 88, American arranger, composer and actor, heart failure.
- Notable victims killed in the Armenian parliament shooting in Yerevan, Armenia:
- Rafael Alberti, 96, Spanish poet.
- Howard Browne, 91, American science fiction editor and mystery writer.
- Ralph Crosthwaite, 63, American basketball player.
- H. Justin Davidson, 68, American educator.
- Robert Black, 93, British colonial administrator.
- Rosa Furman, 69, Mexican actress, cardiac arrest.
- Greg, 68, Belgian cartoonist.
- Cavan Kendall, 57, British actor, cancer.
- Prince Heinrich Ruzzo Reuss of Plauen, 49, Swiss-born Swedish landscape architect, lymphoma.
- Grace McDonald, 81, American actress, pneumonia.
- Max Patkin, 79, American baseball player and clown.
- Gábor Pogány, 84, Hungarian-born Italian cinematographer.
- Nise da Silveira, 94, Brazilian psychiatrist and student of Carl Jung.
- Savumiamoorthy Thondaman, 86, Sri Lankan politician.
- Maigonis Valdmanis, 66, Latvian basketball player.
- Gameel Al-Batouti, 59, Egyption pilot, plane crash.
- Denise Bellon, 97, French photographer.
- Charles "Bud" Dant, 92, American musician, arranger and composer.
- John Wainwright Evans, 90, American solar astronomer born in New York City, murder–suicide.
- Martin Hellberg, 94, German actor, director and writer.
- Immanuel Jakobovits, Baron Jakobovits, 78, British Chief Rabbi.
- Greg Moore, 24, Canadian racecar driver, racing accident 
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- Taylor, Geoffrey (October 4, 1999). "Alastair Hetherington". The Guardian. London. Retrieved March 30, 2019.
- Heckman, Don & Thurber, Jon (October 7, 1999) "Art Farmer: Eloquent Jazz Master of the Trumpet and Fluegelhorn". Los Angeles Times.
- Ravo, Nick (October 7, 1999). "Leonard S. Shoen, 83, Founder Of U-Haul, the Trailer Company". The New York Times. Retrieved March 30, 2019.
- "Climber Remembers the Legendary Alex Lowe", May 2, 2016, nationalgeographic.com.
- "Amalia Rodrigues". The Economist. October 14, 1999.
- "Deryck Guyler, Character actor who made the transition from radio to TV comedy". The Guardian. Retrieved March 30, 2019.
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- Heckman, Don; Oliver, Myrna (October 12, 1999). "Milt Jackson; Vibraphonist With Modern Jazz Quartet". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 30, 2019.
- Robert Hanley (October 12, 1999). "George Forrest, 84, Songwriter For Broadway, Films and Clubs". The New York Times. Retrieved March 30, 2019.
- "Chamberlain towered over NBA". ESPN. October 12, 1999. Retrieved March 30, 2019.
- Eagle, Bob; LeBlanc, Eric S. (2013). Blues - A Regional Experience. Santa Barbara: Praeger Publishers. p. 164. ISBN 978-0313344237.
- Dwyer, John. American Thinker. A Riverine hero remembered, August 23, 2004
- "Obituary: Julius Nyerere". The Daily Telegraph. London. October 15, 1999. Retrieved March 30, 2019.
- Stephen Dixon (October 16, 1999). "Josef Locke". The Guardian. Retrieved March 30, 2019.
- Ramirez, Anthony (October 18, 1999). "Jean Shepherd, a Raconteur And a Wit of Radio, Is Dead". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
- "U-M Prof. William Dow died Oct. 17 at age 104" (Press release). The Regents of the University of Michigan. October 20, 1999. Retrieved July 24, 2007.
- "JOHN CANNON". motorsportmagazine.com. Retrieved March 30, 2019.
- "Pedro Rodriguez Sergeant, United States Army". arlingtoncemetery.net. Retrieved March 30, 2019.
- "Kidd". Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY). October 23, 1999. p. 1a.
- Mullin, John (October 21, 1999). "Ireland mourns as ex-PM Jack Lynch dies at 82". The Guardian. London. Retrieved June 17, 2012.
- "Jack Bromwich, 80, Australian Tennis Star" (PDF). The New York Times. October 23, 1999.
- Hossack, Rebecca (November 1, 1999). "Obituary: Rosalie Gascogne". Independent. Retrieved March 30, 2019.
- "Ginette Harrison, 41, A Mountain Climber". The New York Times. October 29, 1999. Retrieved March 30, 2019.
- "40 reads: Payne Stewart, 42, dies in plane crash". Golfweek. March 18, 2015. Retrieved March 30, 2019.
- "In Memoriam: Sri Eknath Easwaran 1911–1999)". Monastic Interreligious Dialogue. Archived from the original on October 8, 2007. Retrieved 2019-03-30.
- "John 'Budgie' Byrne | News". The Guardian. November 12, 1999. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
- "Glen Vernon". Variety. November 5, 1999. Retrieved March 30, 2019.
- Lentz, Harris M. III (2000). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 1999: Film, Television, Radio, Theatre, Dance, Music, Cartoons and Pop Culture. McFarland. p. 224. ISBN 9780786409198. Retrieved March 30, 2019.
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- Goldstein, Richard (November 1, 1999). "Max Patkin, 79, Clown Prince of Baseball". New York Times. p. B8. Retrieved March 30, 2019.
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