Deaths in April 2006
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The following is a list of notable deaths in April 2006.
- Archie D'Souza, former Professor of Islamic studies at the Propaganda Fides College, Rome and the Dean of studies at Christ the King Seminary (Pakistan)
- In Tam, 89, former Cambodian politician.
- Sir Anthony Beaumont-Dark, 73, former British Conservative Member of Parliament. .
- Mohammed al-Maghout, 72, Syrian poet and playwright.
- Bernard Seigal, 48, American musician and essayist with the stage name Buddy Blue, co-founder of the Beat Farmers, heart attack.
- Nina von Stauffenberg, 92, widow of Hitler's would-be assassin.
- Tom Abercrombie, 75, National Geographic photographer, complications from open-heart surgery.
- Barry Bingham, Jr., 72, former editor and publisher of the Louisville Courier-Journal and the Louisville Times.
- Lou Carrol, 83, American traveling salesman, gave Checkers to Richard Nixon.
- Doug Coombs, 48, American extreme skier, ski accident in the French Alps.
- Ewan Fenton, 76, Scottish footballer.
- Martin Gilks, 41, former drummer with The Wonder Stuff, motorcycle accident.
- Marshall Goldberg, 88, former NFL running back of the Chicago Cardinals, complications due to a head injury.
- Albert Harker, 95, last surviving member of the US 1934 FIFA World Cup soccer team.
- Antonia Morgan, 91, fled the U.S. with granddaughter in Elizabeth Morgan custody battle
- Genzo Murakami, 96, Japanese novelist.
- Walter Ristow, 97, American map librarian at the New York Public Library and the Library of Congress
- Ida Vos, 74, Dutch writer.
- Mary Boyce, 85, British authority on Iran.
- Colonel Fred Christensen, 84, American fighter ace in World War II.
- Eckhard Dagge, 58, German WBC junior middleweight boxer.
- Denis Donaldson, 55/56, former head of Sinn Féin at Stormont, and British double-agent, found shot dead at his home.
- Gary Gray, 69, American child actor of the 1940s, cancer.
- John de Courcy Ireland, 94, Irish maritime historian and political activist.
- John George Macleod, 90, Scottish physician.
- Jürgen Thorwald, 90, German writer.
- Vickery Turner, 66, British actress of the 60's.
- Canon Frederick B. Williams, 66, minister of the Church of the Intercession in Harlem, New York City
- Alain de Boissieu, 91, French General and son-in-law of Charles De Gaulle
- J.B. Fuqua, 87, American entrepreneur and philanthropist.
- George Savalla Gomes, 90, Brazilian entertainer who performed as "Carequinha" the clown.
- Allan Kaprow, 78, American artist and art theorist, natural causes.
- Armando Labra, 62, Mexican economist.
- Archbishop Pasquale Macchi, 82, former private secretary to Pope Paul VI.
- Abdul-Salam Ojeili, 88, Syrian novelist.
- Gene Pitney, 66, American singer and songwriter, heart disease.
- Jim Clack, 58, NFL offensive guard, heart failure.
- Maggie Dixon, 28, women's basketball coach at United States Military Academy, cardiac arrhythmia.
- Francis L. Kellogg, 89, American diplomat
- Leslie Norris, 84, Welsh poet and professor at Brigham Young University.
- Lucie 'Anne' Pere-Pucheu, 112, French supercentenarian.
- Denise Morgan, 41, lawyer & professor at New York Law School
- Bobbie Nudie, 92, American fashion designer, wife of Nudie Cohn.
- Théogène Ricard, 96, Canadian politician.
- Richard Pearlman, 68, director of the Lyric Opera Center for American Artists.
- Gerard Reve, 82, Dutch author (The Evenings, The Fourth Man), Alzheimer's disease.
- Christian Compton, 76, American jurist, justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia.
- Charles Doe, 79, founder of Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub, cancer.
- Frank Gibney, 81, American writer and journalist on Asia.
- Billy Hitchcock, 89, Major League Baseball infielder, coach, manager, and scout, natural causes.
- Robin Orr, 96, Scottish classical composer and conductor
- Jimmy Outlaw, 93, baseball third baseman/outfielder who played for the Cincinnati Reds, Boston Bees and Detroit Tigers between 1937 and 1949
- Georges Rawiri, 74, Gabonese politician, president of the Senate and former foreign minister.
- Hermann Schild, 93, German cyclist, National Champion (1954)
- Vilgot Sjöman, 81, Swedish film director (I Am Curious (Yellow)), complications from brain haemorrhage.
- Natalia Troitskaya, 55, Russian operatic soprano
- Joe Faragalli, 76, Canadian Football League head coach with the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Edmonton Eskimos, unspecified illness.
- Bonaya Godana, 54, Kenyan politician, plane crash.
- Bishop Charles Henderson, KC*HS, 81, retired Catholic Auxiliary Bishop of Southwark, England, cancer.
- Leonard Dommett, 77, Australian violinist and conductor.
- Les Foote, 81, Australian Football Hall of Fame member.
- DeShaun Holton, 32, American rapper better known as Proof of D-12, homicide.
- Siobhán O'Hanlon, 43, Sinn Féin politician, cancer.
- June Pointer, 52, singer, former member of The Pointer Sisters, lung cancer.
- Shin Sang-ok, 80, Korean film producer, liver problems.
- Sergey Tereshchenkov, 67, Soviet Olympic cyclist.
- Angus Wells, 63, English fiction writer.
- Mushin Musa Matwalli Atwah, 41, Egyptian militant, killed by Pakistani forces.
- Richard Bebb, 79, British actor.
- William Sloane Coffin, 81, American minister and peace activist, congestive heart failure. .
- Andy Duncan, 83, American basketball player.
- Dr. Paulina Kernberg, 71, Chilean-born American child psychiatrist, professor at Cornell University.
- Kazuo Kuroki, 75, Japanese film director.
- Shekhar Mehta, 60, Kenyan rally driver, five-time winner of the Safari Rally & president of the FIA's World Rally Championship commission, illness relating to complications from an old injury.
- Puggy Pearson, 77, American poker player.
- Albert E. Radford, 88, American botanist, senior author of Manual of the Vascular Flora of the Carolinas, a landmark flora for North Carolina and South Carolina, which is still the definitive guide, nearly forty years after its publication.
- Rajkumar, 76, Indian actor, cardiac arrest.
- William Woo, 69, first Asian-American to be editor of a major American daily newspaper, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, professor at Stanford University.
- John Read, 85, British television producer and cinematographer.
- Dame Muriel Spark, 88, British novelist, (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie).
- Bruce Weber, 54, Australian rules football executive who was president of the Port Adelaide Football Club.
- Arthur Winston, 100, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority employee famous for serving for 76 years and retiring at age 100.
- Mahmut Bakalli, 70, Kosovo ethnic Albanian politician.
- Dr. Tom Ferguson, 62, American medical doctor and author.
- Miguel Reale, 95, Brazilian philosopher of law, heart attack.
- Dr. Eberhardt Rechtin, 80, American electrical engineer and telecommunications expert.
- Raúl Corrales, 81, Cuban photographer
- Lord Eliot (Jago Eliot), 40, English noble, epilepsy,
- Calum Kennedy, 77, Scottish traditional singer.
- Pavel Koutecký, 49, Czech documentary film maker, accidental fall.
- Louise Smith, 89, first woman inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame, known as "the first lady of racing," complications from cancer.
- Francisco Adam, 22, Portuguese actor, car accident.
- Richard Eckersley, 65, graphic designer.
- Morton Freedgood, 93, American author (The Taking of Pelham One Two Three) under the pseudonym of John Godey.
- Brett Goldin, 27, South African actor, killed by a head shot together with friend, fashion designer Richard Bloom, 27.
- Harold Horwood, 82, writer and former Newfoundland politician, cancer.
- Stephen Marshall, 20, American double murderer, suicide.
- Daniel Schaefer, 70, former Republican United States Representative from Colorado served 1983-1999, cancer.
- Jake Seamer, 92, English cricketer.
- Dr. Jean Bernard, 98, French hematologist.
- Scott Brazil, 50, American television producer and director (The Shield), Lou Gehrig's disease.
- Peter Cadbury, 88, British entrepreneur and one of the founders of commercial TV broadcasting in the UK.
- Elford Albin Cederberg, 88, former Republican United States Representative from Michigan from 1953-1978 and former mayor of Bay City, Michigan.
- Henderson Forsythe, 88, American actor (As the World Turns).
- Rabbi Arthur Hertzberg, 84, scholar of Judaism.
- Vaishnavi, 20, Indian Bollywood actress, suicide.
- Ken Jones, 84, Wales and British Lion rugby union player and silver medal Olympiad.
- John Lyall, 66, British football manager with West Ham United F.C. and Ipswich Town F.C., heart attack.
- Grady McWhiney, 77, American historian.
- Dick Rockwell, 85, American cartoonist, assistant on Steve Canyon, nephew of Norman Rockwell.
- John F. Cosgrove, 56, American politician, member of the Florida House of Representatives.
- Scott Crossfield, 84, American X-15 test pilot, plane crash.
- Bob Dove, 85, American NFL defensive lineman and member of the College Football Hall of Fame.
- Ellen Kuzwayo, 91, South African author, anti-apartheid activist, and member of Parliament, diabetes.
- Kathleen Antonelli, 85, one of the original computer programmers, cancer.
- Cy Bahakel, 87, American media magnate.
- Stanley Hiller, Jr., 81, American helicopter designer.
- Miguel Zacarías Nogaim, 101, Mexican film director.
- Anna Svidersky, 17, murdered while working at McDonalds, stabbed.
- Wolfgang Unzicker, 80, German chess grandmaster.
- Robert Wegman, 87, chairman and former CEO of Wegmans Food Markets, Inc., philanthropist.
- Sir Richard Bayliss, 89, British physician, Physician to the Queen (1973-1981).
- Jacob Kovco, 25, first Australian Defence Force serviceperson killed in Iraq.
- Telê Santana, 74, Brazilian football coach, complications from an intestinal infection.
- Henriette Avram, 86, library systems analyst, developed MARC cataloging format.
- Ed Davis, 89, former Los Angeles police chief (1969–1978).
- Nobby Lawton, 65, midfielder & former captain of Preston North End, cancer.
- Jobie Nutarak, 58, Canadian politician, snowmoblie accident.
- Satyadeow Sawh, 50, Guyanese Minister of Fisheries, Crops and Livestock. Shot by masked gunmen.
- Ronnie Sox, 67, American drag racing pioneer.
- Alida Valli, 84, Italian actress (The Third Man).
- Fausto Vitello, 59, founding publisher of the skateboarding magazine Thrasher, heart attack.
- Ghafar Baba, 81, Malaysian former Deputy Prime Minister.
- Susan Browning, 65, American actress.
- Harvey Bullock, 84, American television writer and producer (The Love Boat, Love, American Style).
- Wing Commander Johnny Checketts, 94, New Zealand World War II flying ace
- Willie Finnigan, 93, Scottish footballer (Hibernian F.C.)
- Boris Fraenkel, 85, French Trotskyist
- Barry Gibbs, 73, South Australian cricket official.
- William Gottlieb, 89, American jazz photographer.
- Jennifer Jayne, 64, British TV and film actress ("The Adventures of William Tell")
- Florence Mars, 83, American civil rights activist, author of Witness in Philadelphia.
- Ian Nelson, 50, English saxophone and clarinet musician, died in his sleep.
- David Peckinpah, 54, television producer and director, heart attack .
- Phil Walden, 66, American founder of Capricorn Records, cancer.
- Isaac Witkin, 69, South African-born American sculptor.
- Roger Watkins, 69, English, former editor-in-chief of Variety magazine, cancer.
- Erik Bergman, 94, Finnish composer
- Peter Ellis, 58, British television director.
- Nasreen Pervin Huq, 47, Bangladeshi women's activist and Director of Action Aid,from getting hit by a car.
- Grace Nelsen Jones, 112, Virginia's oldest person.
- Brian Labone, 66, former Everton and England footballer, heart attack
- Bonnie Owens, 76, country music singer.
- Jimmy Sharman, 94, Australian boxing troupe impresario.
- Sibby Sisti, 85, MLB player with the Boston Braves
- Steve Stavro, 78, Canadian grocery store magnate and a former owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs, heart attack.
- Grand Rabbi Moshe Teitelbaum (Satmar), 91, of Satmar, one of the largest Hassidic Jewish groups in the world.
- Jane Jacobs, 89, American-born Canadian urban activist and author (The Death and Life of Great American Cities), stroke.
- Peter Law, 58, Welsh politician, independent MP and AM, brain tumor.
- Tabe Slioor, 79, Finnish socialite.
- John Kerr, 81, Irish ballad singer.
- Rabbi Moshe Halberstam, 74, Jerusalemite Rabbi, Dean of Tshakava Yeshivah and prominent member of the Edah Charedis Rabbinical Court of Jerusalem.
- Professor Yuval Ne'eman, 80, Israeli physicist, founder of the Israel Space Agency, and former science minister.
- Russ Swan, 42, former Major League Baseball pitcher (injuries due to a fall)
- Wacław Latocha, 69, Polish Olympic cyclist.
- Pat Marsden, 69, Canadian sportscaster, lung cancer.
- Roy Mogg, 77, English Methodist preacher and fraternalist, announced at the 74th National Convention of the Loyal Order of Moose.
- Strini Moodley, 60, founding member of South African Black Consciousness Movement
- Kay Noble-Bell, 65, American wrestler.
- Julia Thorne, 61, American author and first wife of John Kerry, bladder cancer.
- Mel Tom, 64, American football player, heart failure.
- Alexander Buel Trowbridge, 76, Secretary of Commerce under US President Lyndon B. Johnson from 1967-1968, former president of the National Association of Manufacturers.
- Helen Armstrong, 63, American concert violinist.
- Angel O. Berrios, 69, former mayor of Caguas, Puerto Rico, heart failure
- Steve Howe, 48, former Major League Baseball pitcher, automobile accident
- Ben-Zion Orgad, 80, Israeli composer, cancer
- MGG Pillai, 67, veteran Malaysian journalist and political activist, heart complications
- Sid Barron, 88, Canadian cartoonist. Known for the biplane flying overhead trailing a banner that read "mild, isn't it."
- William L. Durkin, 89, U.S. Marine and businessman - best known for rescuing Howard Hughes in 1946 plane crash, heart attack
- John Kenneth Galbraith, 97, American economist and author (The Affluent Society), natural causes.
- Alberta Nelson, 68, American actress known for beach party films of 1960s.
- Félix Siby, 64, Gabonese politician and former government minister.
- John Trever, 90, American scholar who photographed the Dead Sea Scrolls in Jerusalem.
- Alvin S. White, 87, American test pilot
- Jay Bernstein, 69, American Hollywood publicist.
- Barry Driscoll, 79, British sculptor and painter, cancer.
- Jean-François Revel, 82, French philosopher
- Corinne Rey-Bellet, 33, Swiss Alpine skier, shot dead
- William (Bill) Roberts, 105, British First World War veteran
- Rabbi Moshe Shmuel Shapiro, 88, Rosh Yeshivah of Yeshivas Be'er Yaakov in Israel
- Paul Spiegel, 68, Chairman of the Central Council of German Jews, natural causes.
- Pramoedya Ananta Toer, 81, Indonesian writer