Deaths in August 2005
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The following is a list of notable people who died in August 2005.
- John Alevizos, 85, American businessman.
- Al Aronowitz, 77, American music journalist, cancer.
- Wim Boost, 87, Dutch cartoonist.
- Donald Brooks, 77, Hollywood and Broadway costume designer.
- Constant, 85, COBRA painter.
- King Fahd bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia, 84, complications of a stroke suffered in 1995.
- William Hugh Clifford Frend, 89, English ecclesiastical historian.
- David Shaw (writer), 62, Los Angeles Times writer and Pulitzer Prize winner, brain tumor.
- Robert Stone, 49, Australian rugby league player.
- Wibo, 87, Dutch cartoonist.
- Erasmus Darwin Barlow, 90, British psychiatrist.
- Sandro Bolchi, 81, Italian director and journalist.
- Jay Hammond, 83, American politician, Governor of Alaska from 1975 to 1982.
- Tuukka Mäkelä, 77, Finish Olympic shooter.
- Hassan Moghaddas, 42, Iranian judge in the case of Akbar Ganji and high-profile cases; assassinated by unknown motorbike assailant.
- Zainab al Ghazali, 88, Egyptian activist.
- Luis Barbero, 88, Spanish actor.
- Paddie Bell, 74, Irish folk singer.
- Françoise d'Eaubonne, 85, French writer.
- Dick Heyward, 90, longtime deputy director of UNICEF.
- Ernest Alvia ("Smokey") Smith, 91, Canadian Victoria Cross recipient.
- Susan Torres, 26, brain-dead woman kept alive to give birth.
- Steven Vincent, 49, American freelance reporter, shot dead in Basra, Iraq.
- Charles Alden Black, 86, American businessman, husband of Shirley Temple, myelodysplastic syndrome .
- Peter Cundy, 88, British World War II pilot.
- "Little" Milton Campbell, 71, American blues musician.
- Ileen Getz, 43, American actress (3rd Rock From The Sun), cancer.
- Sue Gunter, 66, women's basketball coach.
- David MacKenzie, 83, Scottish rugby union player.
- Firmin Martin Schmidt, 86, American Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Mendi.
- Polina Astakhova, 68, five time Olympic gymnastic champion.
- Fritze Carstensen, 80, Danish Olympic swimmer.
- Bertie Hill, 78, British equestrian.
- Raymond Klibansky, 99, German-Canadian academic and philosopher.
- Maria Korp, 50, Australian 'body in the boot' crime victim.
- Raul Roco, 63, former senator and Filipino presidential candidate, cancer.
- Jane Lawrence Smith, 90, American actress also associated with 50's art scene.
- Cal Hogue, 77, American baseball player.
- Nikolay Abramov, 55, Russian footballer.
- Leonardo Rodríguez Alcaine, 86, Mexican trade union leader.
- Vizma Belsevica, 74, Latvian poet.
- Keter Betts, 77, American jazz bassist.
- Robin Cook, 59, British Member of Parliament, former Foreign Secretary.
- Ibrahim Ferrer, 78, popular Afro-Cuban musician from Cuba, singer in the Buena Vista Social Club.
- Louis Gauthier, 89, French cyclist.
- Carlo Little, 66, British drummer, lung cancer.
- John Tomlinson, 73, British educationalist.
- Leni Alexander, 81, German-born Chilean composer.
- Alejandro Armendáriz, 82, Argentinian physician and politician.
- Paul Arnaud de Foïard, 83, French Army general.
- Fannie Barrios, 41, Venezuelan bodybuilder.
- Peter Jennings, 67, Canadian-born American correspondent, news anchor of ABC News, complications from lung cancer.
- Mikhail Yevdokimov, 47, Russian comedian and politician, car accident.
- Robert A. Baker, 84, American psychologist.
- Barbara Bel Geddes, 82, American actress (Miss Ellie, Dallas), of lung cancer.
- Ahmed Deedat, 80, South African Muslim preacher.
- John H. Johnson, 87, American publisher.
- Gene Mauch, 79, American Major League Baseball manager.
- Dumitru Nicolae, 76, Romanian football player and manager.
- Ilse Werner, 84, German actress.
- Colette Besson, 59, athlete and Olympic 400m champion runner.
- Dorris Bowdon, 90, American actress.
- Al Carmines, 69, American musician.
- François Dalle, 87, CEO of L'Oréal cosmetics.
- Abraham Hirschfeld, 85, Polish born, New York City developer, of cancer.
- Philip J. Klass, 85, aviation journalist, UFO debunker, cancer.
- Matthew McGrory, 32, 7'–6" actor, natural causes.
- Judith Rossner, 70, American author (Looking for Mr Goodbar), diabetes and cancer.
- Mar Amongo, 68, Filipino comic book artist.
- Jaroslav Koutecký, 83, Czech physical chemist (German)
- Roy Marlin "Butch" Voris, 85, retired US Navy Captain, World War II flying ace, founder and two-time commander of the United States Navy Blue Angels.
- Justus A. Akinsanya, 68, Nigerian-born British nurse.
- Ernesta Ballard, 85, Philadelphian feminist and former head of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.
- James Booth, 77, British actor (Zulu).
- Al Carmines, 69, reverend, composer, singer and actor.
- Manfred Korfmann, 63, German archaeologist.
- Anatoly Larkin, 72, theoretical physicist.
- Ted "Double Duty" Radcliffe, 103, Negro Leagues baseball player.
- Kay Tremblay, 91, Canadian actress (Road to Avonlea).
- Robert Bonner, 84, Canadian politician and businessman.
- Greg Calvert, 68, American political activist.
- Teruo Ishii, 81, Japanese movie maker.
- Lakshman Kadirgamar, 73, Sri Lankan foreign minister, assassination.
- Joe Korp, 47, Australian "body in the boot" suspect, suicide.
- Charlie Norman, 84, Swedish jazz pianist and film music writer.
- Derek Page, Baron Whaddon, 77, British politician.
- Julian Stanley, 87, "Champion of Gifted Students".
- Francy Boland, 75, Belgian jazz pianist, arranger: top European swing band 60's & 70's.
- Wladimiro Calarese, 74, Italian Olympic fencer.
- George Carpenter, 96, Irish Olympic fencer.
- Arnold Cooke, 98, British composer.
- W.J. Bryan Dorn, 89, former Democratic United States Representative from South Carolina 1947–1949, and 1951–1974.
- David Lange, 63, former Labour Prime Minister of New Zealand, main proponent of anti-nuclear policy.
- Donald Howard Shively, 84, American professor, among the first to promote modern East Asian Studies, Shy–Drager syndrome.
- Stephen C. Apostolof, 78, Bulgarian-born American filmmaker.
- William Henry Beierwaltes, 88, American physician.
- George Carpenter, 96, Ireland's longest-living Olympian.
- Coo Coo Marlin, 73, NASCAR driver.
- Billy More, 40, Italian drag queen music artist.
- Beverly Wolff, 76, American mezzo-soprano.
- Esther Wong, 88, Chinese-born American music promoter.
- James Dougherty, 84, first (and last surviving) husband of Marilyn Monroe.
- Gordon James Oakes, 74, former Labour government minister and member of the Privy Council of the United Kingdom, cancer.
- Peter Smit, 43, former European and world champion kickboxer, shot to death in Rotterdam.
- Herta Ware, 88, American actress.
- Vassar Clements, 77, American fiddle player and bluegrass musician.
- Aleksandr Gomelsky, 77, former Hall of Fame basketball-coach of the Soviet Union, cancer.
- Joe Ranft, 45, American animator, car accident.
- Eva Renzi, 60, German actress, cancer.
- Frère Roger, 90, Swiss founder of the Taizé Community, murdered by an assailant.
- Richard Altham, 81, English cricketer.
- John N. Bahcall, 70, American astrophysicist.
- Dalibor Brazda, 83, Czech/Swiss composer, arranger and conductor.
- Lars Kristian Brynildsen, 50, Norwegian clarinetist.
- Tonino Delli Colli, 81, Italian cinematographer.
- Bertram Podell, 79, former Democratic United States Representative from New York 1967–1975.
- Christopher Bauman, Jr., 23, professional wrestler
- Andrónico Luksic, Croatian-descent Chilean, 78, millionaire businessman, richest man of his country.
- Lloyd Meeds, 77, former Democratic United States Representative from Washington from 1965–1979.
- Meredith Merle Nicholson, 92, American cinematographer.
- Randy Turner, American musician with the hardcore punk band Big Boys.
- Mel Welles, 83, American actor, writer, director.
- Gao Xiumin, 46, Chinese comedy actress, heart attack.
- Mansour Armaly, 78, ophthalmologist and early glaucoma researcher, cancer.
- Aušra Augustinavičiūtė, 78, Lithuanian psychologist.
- Abraham Bueno de Mesquita, 87, Dutch comedian.
- Faimalaga Luka, 65, former prime minister and governor-general of Tuvalu.
- Dennis Lynds, 81, mystery novelist under the pseudonym Michael Collins.
- O. Madhavan, 83, Indian actor and director.
- Abraham Bueno de Mesquita, 87, Dutch comedian, cancer. (Dutch)
- Mo Mowlam, 55, British politician, after a fall.
- Michael Frary, 87, American painter.
- Abraham Goldstein, 80, former dean of Yale Law School, heart attack.
- Krzysztof Raczkowski, 35, Polish drummer, ex-member of Vader.
- Clifford Williams, 78, British theatre director.
- Liv Aasen, 76, Norwegian politician.
- Mary Bowerman, 97, American botanist.
- Liam Burke, 77, Irish politician.
- Thomas Herrion, 23, NFL player with the San Francisco 49ers, collapsed after preseason game, autopsy later showed death caused by ischemic heart disease.
- David Ironside, 80, South African cricketer.
- James Jerome, 72, former Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons.
- Robert Moog, 71, electronic music inventor and pioneer, brain tumor.
- Dahlia Ravikovitch, 69, Israeli poet and author.
- Martin Dillon, 48, musician, operatic tenor, and professor of music, heart attack. , ,
- Luc Ferrari, 76, French musique concrète composer.
- Richard Kelly, 81, former Republican United States Representative from Florida from 1975–1981.
- Geoffrey Lane, Baron Lane, 87, British judge and former Lord Chief Justice.
- Colin McEwan, 64, Australian comedian and actor, cancer.
- Mati Unt, 61, Estonian writer and theatre director.
- Morris Ziff, 91, rheumatic disease expert, cardiac arrest.
- Eddie Burks, 82, British civil engineer and psychic.
- Glenn Corneille, 35, Dutch musician and pianist, car crash. (in Dutch)
- Stanley DeSantis, 52, American actor (Tales of the City), designer, heart attack.
- William J. Eaton, 74, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and author.
- Ambrogio Fogar, 64, Italian adventurer.
- Sir Jack Hibbert, 73, Head of the Central Statistical Office, UK.
- Brock Peters, 78, American actor, best known for his role as Tom Robinson in To Kill a Mockingbird, pancreatic cancer.
- Lyndon Woodside, 70, choral conductor.
- Jamshed Ansari, 60, Pakistani actor.
- Maurice Cowling, 78, British historian.
- Kaleth Morales, 21, Colombian "New Wave" vallenato singer and songwriter.
- Tom Pashby, 91, Canadian doctor, promoter of hockey safety.
- Jack Slipper, 81, Scotland Yard detective.
- George Smith, 44, a former British royal servant, fomented "Royal Rape" controversy.
- Herbert Wright, 57, American television producer.
- Ruth Aaronson Bari, 87, American mathematician.
- Walter Becher, 92, German politician.
- Philippe Bradshaw, 39, British artist.
- Peter Glotz, 66, German politician.
- Georgi Iliev, 39, Bulgarian businessman and president of Lokomotiv Plovdiv, murdered by sniper in Sunny Beach.
- Perry Lafferty, 89, American television producer, cancer.
- Terence Morgan, 83, British actor.
- Wolfgang Bauer, 64, Austrian playwright.
- Denis "Piggy" D'Amour, 45, guitarist of Canadian metal band Voivod, cancer.
- Robert Denning, 78, interior designer, silver-haired fixture of society in Paris and New York.
- Gerry Fitt, Baron Fitt, 79, Northern Irish politician from West Belfast, elevated to the House of Lords.
- Ed "Sailor" White, 56, Canadian professional wrestler best known as "Moondog King".
- Aldo Aniasi, 84, Italian politician.
- Jan Moor-Jankowski, 81, Polish-American primatologist, stroke.
- Seán Purcell, 76, Irish Gaelic footballer.
- Ali Said Abdella, 55, foreign minister of Eritrea, heart attack.
- Hans Clarin, 75, German actor.
- Jacques Dufilho, 91, French comedian.
- Esther Szekeres (née Klein), 95, Hungarian mathematician.
- George Szekeres, 94, Hungarian mathematician.
- Ishaya Audu, 79, Nigerian politician.
- Nikolai Sergeevich Bakhvalov, 71, Russian mathematician.
- Balfour Brickner, 78, American rabbi.
- Margaret Scott, 71, Australian author and poet.
- Jude Wanniski, 69, supply-side economist.
- Charles L. Allen, 92, American Methodist minister.
- Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper, 115, oldest recognized person in the world, gastric cancer.
- John Brown, 90, Scottish footballer.
- Cecily Brownstone, 96, long-time Associated Press cuisine writer, pneumonia.
- Léonie Duquet, 61, French nun and Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo activist; presumably killed by the Argentine military regime between 1976 and 1983 (body identified)
- James H. Scheuer, 85, former liberal Democrat United States Representative from New York 1965–1973 and 1975–1993.
- Patrick Tobin Asselin, 75, Canadian politician.
- Eladia Blázquez, 74, Argentina tango player and composer.
- Stéphane Bruey, 72, French football player.
- John Donaldson, Baron Donaldson of Lymington, 84, British judge, former Master of the Rolls.
- Jaan Kiivit, Jr, 65, former Estonian Lutheran archbishop.
- Soo Bee Lee, 71, Singaporean soprano.
- Sir Joseph Rotblat, 96, Nobel laureate, Polish-born British physicist, anti-nuclear weapons campaigner, founder of Pugwash Conferences.
- Michael Sheard, 67, Scottish actor, including The Empire Strikes Back (Admiral Ozzel), played Adolf Hitler in five movies, cancer.
- Julius Westheimer, 88, financial analyst.