Deaths in September 2004
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The following is a list of notable deaths in September 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.
- Johnny Bragg, 79, American leader of The Prisonaires, one of earliest music groups to record for Sam Phillips and Sun Records.
- Herbert H. Haft, 84, American owner of Dart Drugs Chain, congestive heart failure.
- Kenneth Keith, Baron Keith of Castleacre, 88, British life peer and former chairman of Rolls-Royce, Hill Samuel, Beecham Group, and STC.
- Ahmed Kuftaro, 89, Syrian Grand Mufti.
- Sir Alastair Morton, 66, South African former chief executive of Eurotunnel and chairman of the Strategic Rail Authority.
- Gordon Parry, Baron Parry, 78, Welsh politician.
- Billy Davis, 72, American songwriter, record producer, singer and commercial jingle writer (I'd Like to Buy the World a Coke).
- Bob O. Evans, 77, American IBM computer scientist.
- Donald Leslie, 93, American creator of the Leslie speaker.
- Joan Oró i Florensa, 80, Spanish biochemist.
- Alan Preston, 71, New Zealand footballer and cricketer.
- Brian Scarlett, 66, British physicist.
- Paul Shmyr, 58, Canadian former National Hockey League and World Hockey Association defenseman, throat cancer.
- Rose Slivka, 85, American writer, critic and editor, and a major figure in the advancement of crafts as a serious artistic discipline.
- Steven Blackford, 28, American former University of Arizona wrestler, car accident.
- Jozef Desiatnik, 60, Slovak footballer.
- Yanis Kanidis, 74, Russian physical education teacher, killed by Chechen extremists.
- Frenchy Uhalt, 94, American baseball player (Chicago White Sox).
- Samira Bellil, 31, French feminist activist, campaigner for Muslim girls' and women's rights, stomach cancer.
- Alphonso Ford, 33, American-born Euroleague player, leukemia.
- Michael Louden, 40, American actor, autoerotic asphyxiation.
- Moe Norman, 75, Canadian PGA and Canadian Tour golfer, congestive heart failure.
- James O. Page, 68, American former chief of Emergency Medical Services and founder of modern emergency medical response, heart attack.
- Caroline Pratt, 42, British equestrian eventer, killed during a race
- Bruce Armstrong, 60, Australian football player.
- Gerald Merrithew, 73, Canadian politician and former federal cabinet minister, cancer.
- Alessio Perilli, 20, Italian motoracer, killed during a race.
- Gerard Piel, 89, American science writer and editor (Scientific American).
- Steve Wayne, 84, American actor.
- Elly Annie Schneider, 90, American dwarf actress, one of the Munchkins in The Wizard of Oz.
- Morey Leonard Sear, 75, American judge (United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana).
- Harvey Wheeler, 85, American political scientist and author (Fail-Safe).
- Bob Boyd, 84, American former Major League Baseball player, first black player to sign with the Chicago White Sox.
- Kirk Fordice, 70, American politician, first Republican governor of Mississippi since 1874, leukemia.
- Fritha Goodey, 31, British actress (About a Boy), suicide.
- Gerard Piel, 89, American publisher of Scientific American, complications from a stroke.
- Hal Reniff, 66, American baseball player (New York Yankees, New York Mets).
- Munir Said Thalib, 39, Indonesian human rights activist, arsenic.
- Christiaan Frederick Beyers Naudé, 89, Afrikaner-South African cleric, theologian and anti-apartheid activist.
- Richard Girnt Butler, 86, American aerospace engineer, white supremacist, founder of the Aryan Nations
- Mohammad Jusuf, 76, Indonesian military general
- Raymond Marcellin, 90, French politician, Minister of the Interior (1968–1974)
- Frank Thomas, 91, American Disney animator
- Ernie Ball, 74, American guitar equipment maker.
- Ian Cochrane, 62, Northern Irish novelist.
- Rose Gacioch, 89, American baseball player (AAGPBL).
- Donald R. Keith, 77, American army general.
- Thomas Kerr, 80, British aerospace engineer.
- Dhirendranath Mondal, 75, Indian cricketer.
- Jimmy Spence, 69, British ice hockey player.
- Brock Adams, 77, American politician.
- Leonard Birchall, 89, Canadian Air Force officer.
- O.L. Duke, 51, American actor, automobile crash.
- Glyn Owen, 76, British actor (Emergency – Ward 10, Howards' Way).
- Juraj Beneš, 64, Slovak composer.
- Fred Ebb, 71, American Broadway lyricist (Cabaret, Chicago), heart attack.
- Jimmy Lewis, 66, American soul musician.
- David Mann, 64, American graphic artist.
- Peter VII, 55, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Alexandria, helicopter crash.
- Max Abramovitz, 96, American architect.
- Ahmed Dini Ahmed, 72, Djiboutian politician, vice-president of the government council (1959–60) and prime minister (1977–78).
- John Buller, 77, British composer.
- Jerome Chodorov, 93, American playwright, My Sister Eileen.
- Bill Glassco, 69, Canadian theatre director and producer.
- Luis E. Miramontes, 79, Mexican chemist.
- Glenn Presnell, 99, American football player, coach, and college athletics administrator, early NFL player with the Detroit Lions.
- Eric Sams, 78, British musicologist and Shakespeare scholar.
- Colin Griffiths, 73, English cricketer.
- Richard Pierce, 86, American historian and scholar, specialized in the Russian era of Alaska.
- John Seymour, 90, British self-sufficiency advocate.
- Ove Sprogøe, 84, Danish actor.
- Reynaldo G. Garza, 89, American judge, first Hispanic American appointed as Federal Appeals Court judge.
- Nalda Bird, 77, American baseball player (All-American Girls Professional Baseball League).
- Donald Yetter Gardner, 91, American songwriter, All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth.
- Daouda Malam Wanke, 58, Nigerien military and political leader, leader of the 1999 transitional government in Niger.
- Johnny Ramone, 55, American guitarist and founding member of The Ramones, prostate cancer.
- Virginia Hamilton Adair, 91, American poet.
- Izora Rhodes Armstead, 62, American singer, one of the two members of The Weather Girls.
- Michael Donaghy, 50, American poet and musician.
- Dolly Rathebe, 76, South African singer and actress (Jim Comes To Jo'burg).
- Katharina Dalton, 87, British physician, pioneered research on premenstrual stress syndrome.
- William Mulvihill, 81, American author, pancreatic cancer.
- Evi Rauer, 88, Estonian actress and television director.
- H. S. Rawail, 83, Indian filmmaker.
- Galina Rumiantseva, 77, Russian Soviet painter and graphic artist.
- Edmund Shea, 62, American photographer based in San Francisco, metastatic esophageal cancer.
- Sudheer, Indian actor.
- Norman Cantor, 74, Canadian-American medieval scholar.
- Russ Meyer, 82, American filmmaker.
- Marvin Mitchelson, 76, American divorce lawyer to the stars, cancer.
- Klara Rumyanova, 74, Russian actress.
- Eddie Adams, 71, American photojournalist.
- Sir Stanley Clarke, 71, British businessman and philanthropist.
- Skeeter Davis, 73, American country music singer.
- Robert Smith Johnston, Lord Kincraig, 85, Scottish jurist, Senator of the College of Justice (1972-1987).
- Ellis Marsalis, Sr., 96, American businessman, patriarch of family of jazz musicians.
- Line Østvold, 25, Norwegian snowboarder.
- Ryhor Reles, 91, Belarusian writer, the last writer from Belarus who wrote in Yiddish.
- Derald Ruttenberg, 88, American investor and industrialist (merged Studebaker and Worthington Corporation into Studebaker-Worthington.
- Eugene Armstrong, 52, American civilian contractor, beheaded by Muslim terrorists in Iraq.
- Brian Clough, 69, English footballer and cup-winning coach and manager.
- Kalmer Tennosaar, 75, Estonian singer and television journalist.
- Alan Beaumont, 69, Australian admiral, chief of Australian Defence Forces.
- Jack Hensley, 48, American civilian contractor, beheaded by Muslim terrorists in Iraq.
- Robert Hungate, 98, American microbiologist.
- David Pall, 90, Canadian-American chemist, invented sophisticated filters used in blood transfusions.
- Larry Phillips, 62, American stock car racer.
- Cy Block, 85, American baseball player (Chicago Cubs).
- Martha Van Coppenolle, 92, Belgian artist and book illustrator.
- Pete Schoening, 77, American mountaineer legend.
- Ray Traylor, 42, American professional wrestler known as The Big Boss Man.
- Bill Ballance, 85, American radio personality, forerunner of shock jocks Tom Leykis and Howard Stern.
- Lucille Dixon Robertson, 81, American jazz double-bassist.
- Roy Drusky, 74, American country music singer, Grand Ole Opry star and smooth countrypolitan stylist of the 1960s.
- André Hazes, 53, Dutch singer.
- Nigel Nicolson, 89, British politician.
- Bülent Oran, 80, Turkish screenwriter and actor.
- Billy Reay, 86, Canadian professional ice hockey player and coach, former NHL player and coach for the Chicago Black Hawks.
- Margaret Sloan-Hunter, 57, American feminist and civil rights advocate, former editor of Ms. Magazine.
- Maurice Michael Stephens, 84, British World War II flying ace.
- Tim Choate, 49, American actor (Babylon 5), motorcycle accident.
- Raja Ramanna, 79, Indian nuclear scientist and father of India's nuclear program.
- Françoise Sagan, 69, French novelist.
- Michael Davies, 68, British writer on Roman Catholicism.
- Marvin Davis, 79, American industrialist and philanthropist, ex-owner of Twentieth Century Fox and Pebble Beach.
- Alain Glavieux, 55, French mathematician, information technology pioneer.
- Ma Chengyuan, 76, Chinese archaeologist, president of Shanghai Museum. Suicide.
- Víctor Cruz, 46, Dominican baseball player (Toronto Blue Jays, Cleveland Indians, Pittsburgh Pirates, Texas Rangers).
- Amjad Hussain Farooqi, 32, Pakistani terrorist, supposed member of Al-Qaida.
- Izz El-Deen Sheikh Khalil, Palestinian Hamas leader, assassinated by car bomb.
- Gladstone Mills, 84, Jamaican academic and public servant.
- Philip H. Sechzer, 90, American pioneer in anesthesiology and pain management, known as the inventor of patient-controlled analgesia.
- Bernard Slicher van Bath, 94, Dutch social historian.
- Shobha Gurtu, 79, Indian singer.
- John E. Mack, 74, American psychiatrist and writer, killed by a drunken driver.
- Kishen Pattnaik, 74, Indian social leader, author and activist.
- Louis Satterfield, 67, American bass and trombone player.
- Dick Stenberg, 83, Swedish Air Force lieutenant general.
- Tsai Wan-lin, 80, Taiwanese businessman and founder of the Lin Yuan Group.
- Mulk Raj Anand, 98, Indian author.
- Geoffrey Beene, 77, American fashion designer, pneumonia.
- Scott Muni, 74, American radio disc jockey.
- Vytautas Valius, 74, Lithuanian painter and graphic designer.
- Ernst van der Beugel, 86, Dutch economist, businessman, diplomat and politician, former Dutch junior Foreign Minister and former CEO of KLM.
- Gertrude Dunn, 70, American women's baseball and field hockey player, plane crash.
- David Jackson, 49, New Zealand boxer.
- Christer Pettersson, 57, Swedish criminal, suspected murderer of Swedish prime minister Olof Palme.
- Richard Sainct, 34, French rally motorcyclist, accident.
- Shimon Wincelberg (aka S. Bar David), 80, American television writer.
- Jacques Levy, 69, American songwriter, theatre director and clinical psychologist, director of original production of Oh! Calcutta!.
- Ignatius Wolfington, 84, American character actor.
- Willem Oltmans, 79, Dutch maverick journalist, cancer.
- Michael Relph, 89, English film producer, art director and film director (nominated for Academy Award for Best Production Design for Saraband).
- Justin Strzelczyk, 36, American football offensive tackle, former National Football League Pittsburgh Steelers player, car crash while leading police on chase.
- Gamini Fonseka, 68, Sri Lankan actor and politician.
- Paul Shmyr, Sports-Reference / Hockey-Reference.com. Retrieved 2019-02-14.
- Johnson, Ken (September 4, 2004). "Rose Slivka, 85, Writer and Champion of Crafts as Fine Art, Dies". The New York Times. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
- "Frenchy Uhalt". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
- Saxon, Wolfgang (September 7, 2004). "Gerard Piel, 89, Who Revived Scientific American Magazine, Dies". The New York Times. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
- "Sear, Morey Leonard". Federal Judicial Center. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
- Rives, Bob. "Bob Boyd". Society for American Baseball Research. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
- "Hal Reniff". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
- "All-American Girls Professional Baseball League – Rose Gacioch". Retrieved April 7, 2019.
- Shorter, Eric (November 19, 2004). "Glyn Owen: Veteran television and stage actor". The Guardian. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
- Goldstein, Richard (September 18, 2004). "Glenn Presnell, 99, Star Back in the N.F.L. in the 1930's, Dies". The New York Times. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
- "Richard A. Pierce, 86; Historian Specialized in Russian Alaska". Los Angeles Times. September 24, 2004. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
- Girardet, Herbert (September 21, 2004). "John Seymour". The Guardian. Retrieved February 14, 2019.
- "Nalda Phillips". All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
- Sisario, Ben (September 16, 2004). "Johnny Ramone, Signal Guitarist for the Ramones, Dies at 55". The New York Times. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
- Adenekan, Shola (September 27, 2004). "Dolly Rathebe". The Guardian. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
- Bayot, Jennifer (September 21, 2004). "Derald H. Ruttenberg, 88, Quiet Deal Maker, Dies". The New York Times. Retrieved February 8, 2019.
- "Group 'kills second US hostage'". BBC News. September 21, 2004. Retrieved December 13, 2017.
- Bayot, Jennifer (September 26, 2004). "David B. Pall, 90, Invented Filters for Blood, Is Dead". The New York Times. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
- Corbett, Warren. "Cy Block". Society for American Baseball Research. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
- Martin, Douglas (September 27, 2004). "Pete Schoening, 77, Accomplished Climber, Is Dead". The New York Times. Retrieved February 10, 2019.
- Billy Reay, Sports-Reference / Hockey-Reference.com. Retrieved 2019-02-06.
- "Margaret Sloan-Hunter, 57; Writer Formed Black Feminist Organization". Los Angeles Times. October 15, 2004. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
- "Group Captain Mike Stephens". The Daily Telegraph, London. September 28, 2004. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
- "Víctor Cruz". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
- Pearce, Jeremy (October 4, 2004). "Philip H. Sechzer, 90, Expert On Pain and How to Ease It". The New York Times. Retrieved February 13, 2019.
- "Gertrude A. DUNN". Retrieved March 30, 2019.
- Barker, Dennis (October 7, 2004). "Michael Relph". The Guardian. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
- The Associated Press (October 1, 2004). "Ex-Steeler Dies After Car Chase". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 18, 2019.