Deaths in August 2006
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The following is a list of notable deaths in August 2006.
- Vincent Dole, 93, American medical researcher, established that methadone could treat heroin addiction, ruptured aorta.
- Rufus Harley, 70, American jazz bagpipe player, prostate cancer.
- Arlene Raven, 62, feminist writer and art critic, kidney cancer.
- Jason Rhoades, 41, American installation artist, heart failure.
- George Styles, 78, British army officer, awarded the George Cross.
- Bob Thaves, 81, cartoonist, created and illustrated Frank and Ernest, respiratory failure.
- Johannes Willebrands, 96, Archbishop of Utrecht 1975–1983, oldest Cardinal in the Roman Catholic church.
- Iris Marion Young, 57, political philosopher and feminist, esophageal cancer.
- Holger Börner, 75, German politician, prime minister of Hesse (1976–1987), cancer.
- Fitz Eugene Dixon Jr., 82, former owner of the Philadelphia 76ers who signed Julius Erving, skin cancer.
- Maurice Kriegel-Valrimont, 92, French Resistance fighter, militant communist, and politician.
- Kim McLagan, 57, British model of the 1960s, wife of Ian McLagan of The Faces and former wife of Keith Moon, traffic accident.
- Luisel Ramos, 22, Uruguayan model, heart failure caused by anorexia nervosa.
- Ferenc Szusza, 82, record goalscorer for a single club in Hungarian football.
- Audrey Lindvall, 23, American model and sister of American supermodel Angela Lindvall, traffic accident.
- John Watters, 81, Australian cricketer.
- John Haase, 82, German-born American dentist turned author, emphysema.
- Arthur Lee, 61, American rock musician, leader of the psychedelic band Love, leukemia.
- Ken Richmond, 80, British actor and wrestler, 1952 Olympic bronze medal winner, gong striker in the credits for films by J. Arthur Rank Studios.
- Dame Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, 90, German born opera soprano, natural causes.
- Robert Eric Wone, 32, American general counsel to Radio Free Asia, stabbing, 2008 allegation of coverup.
- Elden Auker, 95, former American Major League Baseball pitcher, heart attack.
- Julio Galán, 46, Mexican neo-expressionist painter.
- John Locke, 62, former keyboardist of Spirit.
- Nandini Satpathy, 75, Chief Minister of Odisha, India 1972–1976, cerebral bleeding.
- Esther Snyder, 86, president of California-based In-N-Out Burger.
- Susan Butcher, 51, four-time Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race champion, complications from a bone marrow transplant to combat acute myeloid leukemia.
- Aron Gurevich, 82, Russian medievalist.
- Hugo Schiltz, 78, Belgian politician.
- Daniel Schmid, 64, Swiss filmmaker and director (Il Bacio di Tosca), cancer.
- Gintaras Beresnevičius, 45, a Lithuanian historian of religions specializing in Baltic mythology, writer, scholar, publicist.
- Dorothy Healey, 91, American communist leader, pneumonia.
- Rafik Kamalov, Kyrgyz Imam and alleged Islamic militant, injuries sustained from gunfire.
- Stella Moray, 83, British actress and performer. .
- Jim Pomeroy, 53, first American to win a World Championship Motocross event, automobile accident.
- Milcho Rusev, 81-82, Bulgarian Olympic cyclist.
- Moacir Santos, 80, Brazilian composer and arranger.
- Sir Robert Sparkes, 77, Australian grazier and businessman, former President of the Queensland National Party (1970–1990).
- Hirotaka Suzuoki, 56, Japanese anime voice actor, lung cancer.
- Ian Walters, 76, British sculptor.
- Monsignor Lawrence Wnuk, 98, Polish Roman Catholic priest, Protonotary Apostolic, founder of the Polish Canadian Centre Association of Windsor, Ontario.
- Mary Anderson Bain, 94, New Deal director under U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and former top aide to Congressman Sid Yates.
- Jim Crooker, 80, amateur who played in more Bob Hope Chrysler Classic tournaments than any other golfer, cancer.
- John Gilbert, 84, Canadian politician.
- Lois January, 92, American actress, Alzheimer's disease.
- Bob Miller, 76, NFL defensive tackle with the title-winning Detroit Lions, cancer.
- John Weinberg, 81, American banker, former head of Goldman Sachs, complications from a fall.
- William B. Anderson, 82, journalist
- Gustavo Arcos, 79, Cuban dissident, pneumonia.
- Darrell Ferguson, 28, convicted murderer, execution by lethal injection in Ohio.
- Duke Jordan, 84, American bebop jazz pianist.
- Dino Restelli, 81, Major League Baseball player.
- Anga Díaz, 45, Cuban conga player.
- Colin Dickinson, 74, New Zealand Olympic cyclist.
- Melissa Hayden, 83, Canadian-born ballerina, former principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, pancreatic cancer.
- Philip Empson High, 92, British science fiction author, natural causes.
- Said Abdullo Nuri, 59, leader of the Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan, cancer.
- Rafael Ruiz, 89, Spanish Olympic field hockey player (1948). (Spanish)
- James Van Allen, 91, American space physicist, heart failure.
- George Dawkes, 86 English cricketer, specialising in wicket keeping, for Derbyshire.
- Barbara George, 63, R&B-singer, homicide
- Irving São Paulo, 41, Brazilian actor, multiple organ failure
- Yasuo Takei, 76, Japan's second-richest man and founder of Takefuji Corporation.
- Alvin Cooperman, 83, American entertainment executive.
- David Thomas Dawson, 48, convicted murderer, executed by lethal injection in Montana.
- Mike Douglas, 81, American talk-show host and entertainer.
- Alice Ilchman, 71, American economist, president of Sarah Lawrence College, (1981–1998).
- Mazisi Kunene, 76, South African poet laureate.
- Victoria Gray Adams, 79, America civil rights activist, first woman to run for a US Senate seat in Mississippi, cancer.
- Camille Loiseau, 114, French doyenne, oldest verified person in Western Europe.
- Raska Lukwiya, Ugandan commander in the Lord's Resistance Army, indictee of the International Criminal Court for war crimes, killed in battle.
- Nicholas Webster, 94, American film and television director.
- William O. Baker, 95, American baseball player.
- Joseph Carlino, 89, American Speaker of the New York State Assembly (1959–1964).
- Jack Edwards, 88, British World War II soldier and prisoner of war rights campaigner.
- Kermit L. Hall, 61, American President of the University at Albany, member of the 1992 Kennedy Assassination Records Review Board, swimming accident.
- Al Hostak, 90, American National Boxing Association middleweight champion (1938–1939), stroke.
- Tony Jay, 73, British actor and voice artist, complications from tumor surgery.
- Jon Nödtveidt, 31, Swedish lead guitarist and vocalist (Dissection), convicted of felony murder, suicide.
- Payao Poontarat, 49, Thai boxer, first Thai Olympic medal winner (bronze, 1976), World Boxing Council champion, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
- William Ian Beardmore Beveridge, 98, Australian animal pathologist.
- Johnny Duncan, 67, American country singer and songwriter, heart attack.
- John Godley, 3rd Baron Kilbracken, 85, British-born Irish peer, wartime Fleet Air Arm pilot and journalist.
- Adriaan de Groot, 91, Dutch chess master and psychologist.
- Bruno Kirby, 57, American character actor (The Godfather Part II, City Slickers), complications from leukemia.
- Luis Fernandez de la Reguera, 39, American film director, motorcycle accident.
- Rick Bourke, 51, Australian rugby league player, cancer.
- Lynton K. Caldwell, 92, American political scientist.
- Dame Te Atairangikaahu, 75, New Zealand Māori queen.
- Doug White, 61, American news anchor, cancer.
- Faas Wilkes, 82, Dutch international footballer.
- Umberto Baldini, 84, Italian art restorer, director of the conservation studios at the Uffizi.
- Alex Buzo, 62, Australian playwright, cancer.
- Herschel Green, 86, American World War II fighter ace.
- Iris M. Ovshinsky, 79, American co-founder of ECD Ovonics, wife of inventor Stanford Ovshinsky.
- Alfredo Stroessner, 93, Paraguayan President (1954–1989), complications from hernia surgery.
- Alan Vint, 61, American actor, multiple organ failure.
- William Wasson, 82, American priest who founded orphanages, complications from a hip injury.
- Kontek Kamariah Ahmad, 95, Malaysian educationist, politician, activist and pioneer in the Malaysian co-operative movement.
- Len Evans, 75, Australian wine writer, founder of the Australian Wine Bureau, heart attack.
- Ken Goodall, 59, Irish rugby union player (1967–1970).
- Masumi Hayashi, 60, American photographer, shot.
- John Hutton, 59, American furniture designer, complications of prostate cancer surgery.
- Vernon Ingram, 82, German-born American molecular biologist (MIT), discovered cause of sickle cell anemia.
- Walter Jagiello, 76, American polka musician and songwriter.
- Christopher Polge, 80, English biologist.
- Shamsur Rahman, 76, Bangladeshi poet, kidney and liver failure.
- Bernard Rapp, 61, French film director, writer and journalist, lung cancer.
- Sig Shore, 87, American film producer (Super Fly).
- Evan Harris Walker, 70, American physicist and consciousness theorist
- Yen Ngoc Do, 65, Vietnamese-born American founder of Nguoi Viet Daily News, diabetes and kidney disease.
- George Astaphan, 60, Kittian doctor, provided steroids to Ben Johnson.
- James A. Clark, Jr., 87, American President of the Maryland State Senate (1979–1983), cancer.
- Kathryn Frost, 57, American Army major general, wife of Martin Frost, breast cancer.
- Fernand Gignac, 72, Canadian singer and actor, hepatitis.
- Ken Kearney, 82, Australian rugby league and rugby union international player, heart attack.
- Marvin Barrett, 86, American journalist and author.
- Joyce Blair, 73, British actress, sister of Lionel Blair, cancer.
- Clinton Bristow, Jr., 57, American lawyer and education official, president of Alcorn State University, heart failure.
- Joseph Hill, 57, Jamaican lead singer of roots reggae group Culture, liver failure.
- Óscar Míguez, 78, Uruguayan footballer, 1950 FIFA World Cup winner.
- Mervyn Wood, 89, Australian rower, three-time Olympic medal winner, New South Wales Police Commissioner.
- Claude Blanchard, 74, Canadian pop singer and actor, heart attack.
- Renate Brausewetter, 100, German silent film actress. (German)
- Bryan Budd, 29, British soldier, posthumously awarded Victoria Cross.
- Roger Donoghue, 75, American boxer.
- Robert Hoffman, 59, American businessman and art collector, co-founder of National Lampoon.
- Jack Laughery, 71, American CEO and chairman of the Hardee's restaurant chain, lung cancer.
- Vashti McCollum, 93, American humanist campaigner.
- Jacob Mincer, 84, Polish-born American professor of economics (Columbia University).
- Giuseppe Moccia, 75, Italian film director. (Italian)
- Joe Rosenthal, 94, American Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer (Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima), natural causes.
- Neil Trezise, 75, Australian Labor politician, Victorian Minister for Sport (1982–1992), Australian rules football player, heart attack.
- Richard de Yarburgh-Bateson, 6th Baron Deramore, 95, British architect and writer of erotic fiction.
- Máximo Carvajal, 70, Chilean comic book artist.
- Bismillah Khan, 90, Indian shehnai musician and Bharat Ratna winner, heart attack.
- Jon Lilletun, 60, Norwegian politician (KrF), Minister of Education (1997–2000), cancer.
- Geff Noblet, 89, Australian test cricketer (1949–1953).
- William Norris, 95, American engineer, founder of Control Data Corporation.
- Buck Page, 84, American western musician, founder of Riders of the Purple Sage.
- Paul Fentener van Vlissingen, 65, Dutch billionaire businessman, pancreatic cancer.
- S. Yizhar, 89, Israeli author, heart disease.
- Bruce Gary, 55, American drummer (The Knack), lymphoma.
- Frank Lennon, 79, Canadian photographer.
- Simeon Anthony Pereira, 78, Pakistani Archbishop Emeritus of Karachi.
- Maynard Ferguson, 78, Canadian jazz trumpet player, kidney and liver failure.
- John Lister, 90, British Anglican priest, Provost of Wakefield (1972–1982).
- Wasim Raja, 54, Pakistani test cricketer, heart attack.
- Raymond Harold Sawkins, 82, British novelist.
- David Schnaufer, 53, American Appalachian dulcimer player, lung cancer.
- Marie Tharp, 86, American oceanographic cartographer.
- Ed Warren, 79, American demonologist, after long illness.
- Jay Young, 56, American news anchor (CNN), heart attack.
- Earl Jolly Brown, 66, American actor (Live and Let Die).
- Herbert Hupka, 91, German journalist and politician. (German)
- Leonard Levy, 83, Canadian-born American constitutional historian and author, winner of the 1969 Pulitzer Prize for History.
- Cristian Nemescu, 27, Romanian film director, car accident.
- Viktor Pavlov, 65, Russian actor, heart attack. (Russian)
- Rocco Petrone, 80, American NASA engineer, director of Project Apollo and the Marshall Space Flight Center.
- David Plowright, 75, British television producer and executive, chairman of Granada Television (1987–1992).
- Ralph Schoenstein, 73, American humorist and NPR commentator.
- Léopold Simoneau, 90, Canadian lyric tenor.
- James Tenney, 72, American experimental music composer, cancer.
- Gene Thompson, 89, American baseball player (Cincinnati Reds, New York Giants).
- Andrei Toncu, 28, Romanian sound designer, car accident.
- John Weinzweig, 93, Canadian composer.
- John Blankenstein, 57, Dutch openly gay football referee, kidney disease.
- Noor Hassanali, 88, Trinidadian politician, President (1987–1997).
- Silva Kaputikyan, 87, Armenian poet.
- Vijay Mehra, 68, Indian cricketer.
- Joseph Stefano, 84, American screenwriter (Psycho), co-creator of The Outer Limits.
- Ross Warneke, 54, Australian television presenter and radio personality, cancer.
- Rainer Barzel, 82, German President of the Bundestag, Chairman of the CDU. (German)
- Akbar Bugti, 79, Pakistani Balochistan rebel tribal leader, shot.
- John Ripley Forbes, 93, American naturalist and conservationist, founder of nature museums.
- William Garnett, 89, American aerial photographer.
- Yevhen Kucherevskyi, 65, Ukrainian football coach (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk), car crash.
- Marie-Dominique Philippe, 93, French Dominican priest, founder of the Community of St. John, stroke.
- Sir Alfred Sherman, 86, British journalist, writer and political analyst.
- Vladimir Tretchikoff, 92, Russian artist.
- Sir Clyde Walcott, 80, Barbadian cricketer.
- María Capovilla, 116, Ecuadorian supercentenarian, oldest person in the world, pneumonia.
- Tee Corinne, 62, American writer and artist.
- Jon Dough, 43, American pornographic actor and AVN Hall of Famer, suicide by hanging.
- Paul Gutty, 63, French cyclist.
- Ike Hildebrand, 79, Canadian ice hockey and lacrosse player.
- Juan Ignacio Larrea Holguín, 79, Ecuadorean Archbishop of Guayaquil.
- Iain MacKintosh, 74, Scottish folk musician.
- Vashti McCollum, 93, American plaintiff (McCollum v. Board of Education).
- Luciano Mendes de Almeida, 75, Brazilian Archbishop of Mariana, cancer. (Portuguese)
- Hrishikesh Mukherjee, 83, Indian film director.
- David Nicholson, 67, British jockey and horse trainer.
- Jesse Pintado, 37, American guitarist (Terrorizer, Napalm Death), complications of diabetic coma.
- Ed Benedict, 94, American animator and layout artist, designed Fred Flintstone.
- Don Chipp, 81, Australian politician, founder of the Australian Democrats.
- Mary Lee Robb Cline, 80, American actress (The Great Gildersleeve), heart failure.
- Ludwig Hemauer, 89, Swiss Olympic shooter.
- Heino Lipp, 84, Estonian champion decathlete.
- Robert McDermott, 86, American dean of the USAF Academy, chairman of USAA and owner of San Antonio Spurs, stroke.
- Pip Pyle, 56, British drummer (Gong, Hatfield and the North).
- William F. Quinn, 87, American Governor of Hawaii (1957–1962), pneumonia.
- Michael Richard, 58, American photographer, cancer.
- Benoît Sauvageau, 42, Canadian Bloc Québécois MP, traffic accident.
- Melvin Schwartz, 73, American physicist, winner of the 1988 Nobel Prize in Physics.
- Alfred Sherman, 86, British co-founder of the Centre for Policy Studies.
- Kent Andersson, 64, Swedish motorcycle racer, winner of 1973 and 1974 125cc World Championships.
- John Cummins, 58, Australian union official, secretary of the Builders' Labourers Federation, cancer.
- Robert J. Gorlin, 83, American oral pathologist.
- Gerald Green, 84, American author (The Last Angry Man) and screenwriter (Holocaust).
- Benjamin Rawitz-Castel, 60, Israeli pianist, battered.
- John Scandrett, 91, New Zealand cricketer.
- Jumpin' Gene Simmons, 73, American rockabilly musician.
- Bill Stewart, 63, British actor.
- Robin Cooke, Baron Cooke of Thorndon, 80, New Zealand jurist.
- Glenn Ford, 90, Canadian-born American actor (Blackboard Jungle, Cimarron).
- Susan Lynn Hefle, 46, American food scientist, cancer.
- Margaret Hubble, 91, British radio broadcaster.
- George Johnson, 112, American supercentenarian, pneumonia.
- Emrys Jones, 86, British geographer.
- Igor Kio, 62, Russian illusionist.
- Bob LeRose, 85, American colorist and cover production artist for DC Comics.
- Naguib Mahfouz, 94, Egyptian winner of 1988 Nobel Prize for Literature, head injuries from a fall.
- Hector Monro, Baron Monro of Langholm, 83, British MP and government minister.
- Bill Stumpf, 70, American industrial designer, co-created the Aeron office chair.
- Mohamed Abdelwahab, 23, Egyptian footballer, suspected heart attack.
- K. Sri Dhammananda, 87, Sri Lankan-born Malaysian bhikkhu, stroke. .
- Guy Gabaldon, 80, American World War II marine, heart attack.
- J. S. Holliday, 82, American historian, expert on California Gold Rush, pulmonary fibrosis.
- David Macpherson, 2nd Baron Strathcarron, 82, British hereditary peer and motoring expert.
- Mike Magill, 86, American racing driver.
- Charlie Wagner, 93, American baseball player (Boston Red Sox).