Deaths in January 2006
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The following is a list of notable deaths in January 2006.
- Frank Cary, 85, American businessman, chairman of IBM (1973–1981), natural causes.
- Mapita Cortés, 75, Mexican actress, cancer.
- Bryan Harvey, 49, American musician (House of Freaks, Gutterball), murdered.
- Dawn Lake, 78, Australian entertainer, widow of Bobby Limb.
- John Latham, 84, Zambian artist, natural causes.
- Paul Lindblad, 64, American baseball player (Oakland Athletics), Alzheimer's disease.
- Dragan Lukić, 77, Serbian writer, after long illness.
- Harry Magdoff, 92, American socialist and editor, natural causes.
- Charles O. Porter, 86, American politician, Representative from Oregon (1957–1961), Alzheimer's disease.
- Gideon Rodan, 71, American biochemist, cancer.
- Hubert Schoemaker, 55, Dutch chemist, co-founder of Centocor, brain cancer.
- Charles Steen, 81, American geologist and businessman.
- Frank Butler, 89, British sports journalist.
- Raul Davila, 74, Puerto Rican actor and television producer, heart attack.
- Ofelia Fox, 82, Cuban nightclub owner (Tropicana Club), cancer.
- Osa Massen, 91, Danish actress.
- Klemens Mielczarek, 85, Polish actor.
- Michael S. Smith, 59, American jazz drummer.
- Francis Steinmetz, 91 Dutch author and Colditz Castle escapee.
- Frank Wilkinson, 91, American civil liberties activist, natural causes.
- John Wojtowicz, 60, American bankrobber, cancer.
- John Woodnutt, 81, British actor.
- Lidia Wysocka, 89, Polish actress.
- Urbano Lazzaro, 81, Italian resistance fighter, capture of Benito Mussolini.
- Steve Rogers, 51, Australian rugby league player, apparent suicide.
- Sir William Skate, 52, Papua New Guinean politician, Prime Minister (1997–1999), stroke.
- Bruce Wilson, 64, Australian journalist, cancer.
- John Hahn-Petersen, 75, Danish actor, heart attack.
- Sophie Heathcote, 33, Australian actress.
- Milton Himmelfarb, 87, American essayist.
- Stan Hunt, 76, American cartoonist.
- Irving Layton, 93, Canadian poet, complications from Alzheimer's disease.
- Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, 62, Ruler of Dubai and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, heart attack.
- Gretl Schörg, 91, German actress.
- Lourdes Van-Dúnem, 70, Angolan singer, typhoid fever.
- Nel van Vliet, 79, Dutch swimmer.
- Ramona Bell, 47, wife of broadcaster Art Bell, asthma attack.
- Rod Dedeaux, 91, American college baseball coach, complications from a stroke.
- Keizo Miura, 101, Japanese mountaineer.
- Lord Merlyn-Rees, 85, former British Home Secretary, following a number of falls.
- Ken Mosdell, 83, Former Montreal Canadiens Hockey player.
- Mark Roberts, 84, American actor.
- Simon Shanks, 34, American football player, linebacker for the Arizona Cardinals in 1995, murdered by home intruder.
- Rachel Squire, 51, British Labour Member of Parliament for Dunfermline and West Fife, stroke.
- Alex St. Clair, 64, American musician, primarily with Captain Beefheart.
- Vajramuni, 62, Indian actor.
- Allaire du Pont, 92, American thoroughbred enthusiast, owner of Kelso, natural causes.
- Roshan Khan, 76, Pakistani squash player, father of Jahangir Khan complications from a heart attack and coma.
- Józef Milik, 83, Polish Catholic priest and Dead Sea Scrolls scholar.
- Comandante Ramona, 47, Tzotzil Indian Zapatista rebel leader and women's rights advocate, kidney disease and tuberculosis.
- Lou Rawls, 72, American jazz and blues singer, lung and brain cancer.
- Hugh Thompson, Jr., 62, Vietnam War helicopter pilot who helped stop the My Lai Massacre, removed from life support.
- Stanley Roger Tupper, 84, former Republican United States Representative from Maine from 1961 - 1967.
- Gábor Zavadszky, 31, Hungarian footballer (soccer player), probably pulmonary embolism.
- Urano Teixeira da Matta Bacellar, 58, Head of the UN peacekeeping force in Haiti, suicide.
- Heinrich Harrer, 93, Austrian mountaineer, sportsman, geographer and author.
- Alf McMichael, 78, Northern Irish footballer.
- Jim Zulevic, 40, American actor, heart attack.
- Tony Banks, Baron Stratford, 62, former British Minister for Sport, stroke and cerebral hemorrhage.
- Elson Becerra, 27, Colombian football player, shot.
- Alex Elmsley, 76, English magician, heart attack.
- Georg Wilhelm, Prince of Hanover, 90, educator and Olympian.
- David Rosenbaum, 63, New York Times reporter, head injury during mugging.
- Mimmo Rotella, 87, Italian artist, illness.
- Raatbek Sanatbayev, 36, Kyrgyz Olympic Greco-Roman wrestler and candidate for National Olympic Committee president, shot
- José Luis Sánchez, 31, Argentine football (soccer) player, from injuries sustained in a biking accident.
- Andy Caldecott, 41, Australian Dakar Rally motorcycle rider, fatal neck injury sustained in an accident in Mauritania.
- Patricia Hitt, 87, Assistant United States Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare under President Nixon, natural causes.
- Selwyn Hughes, 77, British fundamentalist evangelical who founded Crusade for World Revival
- Mikk Mikiver, 68, Estonian stage director and actor.
- W. Cleon Skousen, 92, BYU professor and prominent Latter-day Saint author and lecturer.
- Gordon Smith, 55, Canadian inventor (KISS rebreather).
- Jack Snow, 62, American NFL player and radio announcer, complications from a staph infection.
- Don Stewart, 70, American actor (The Guiding Light), lung cancer.
- Ira B. Black, 64, American neuroscientist, founder of the Stem Cell Institute of New Jersey, infection related to a tumor.
- Dave Brown, 52, American NFL player, heart attack.
- Elliot Forbes, 88, Harvard University professor and Beethoven scholar.
- Sidney Frank, 86, American businessman and philanthropist, heart failure.
- Alethea Hayter, 94, British writer.
- Dennis Marks, 73, American animation writer-producer.
- John Sinibaldi, 92, American Olympic cyclist.
- Eric Namesnik, 35, American Olympic swimmer, injuries from a car crash.
- Mark Spoon, 39, German DJ, prominent figure in trance music and member of (Jam & Spoon), heart attack.
- William Matthew Byrne, Jr., 75, presiding judge in the trial of Daniel Ellsberg, pulmonary fibrosis.
- Brendan Cauldwell, 83, Irish actor, died in sleep.
- Eldon Dedini, 84, American cartoonist, esophageal cancer.
- Shaikh Faisal bin Hamad Al Khalifa, 15, Bahraini prince, injuries from a car crash.
- Günther Landgraf, 77, German physicist and former President of Technische Universität Dresden.
- Stewart Linder, 74 American Oscar-winning film editor.
- Anne Meacham, 80, American stage (Suddenly, Last Summer) and television actress (Another World).
- Meinrad Schütter, 95, Swiss composer.
- Raúl Anguiano, 90, Mexican engraver and painter.
- Gordon Atkinson, 83, Canadian broadcaster and politician. (French)
- Richard Dalitz, 80, Australian physicist, expert in exotic particles, studied quarks.
- Frank Fixaris, 71, American sportscaster, house fire.
- Ron Jessie, 57, American NFL wide receiver, heart attack.
- Marc Potvin, 38, Canadian NHL player, found dead in his hotel room in Michigan, suicide.
- Joan Root, 69, American wildlife conservationist, shot to death.
- Henri Colpi, 84, Swiss film director and cinematographer.
- Jim Gary, 66, American sculptor, complications from a cerebral hemorrhage.
- Conrad Hendricks, 27, South African professional football player, car crash.
- Bubba Morton, 74, American baseball player and coach.
- Mark Philo, 21, English professional football player, injuries from a car crash.
- Bob Weinstock, 77, founded independent jazz record label Prestige Records, complications of diabetes.
- Shelley Winters, 85, American actress (Lolita, The Poseidon Adventure), heart failure.
- Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, 79, Emir of Kuwait, brain hemorrhage.
- Glyn Berry, 59, Welsh-born Canadian diplomat in Afghanistan.
- Hilma Contreras, 95, Dominican writer.
- Edward N. Hall, 91, U.S. Air Force rocket expert, father of the Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missile program.
- George Worth, 90, American Olympic fencer.
- Stanley Biber, 82, American physician and pioneer in sex reassignment surgery, complications of pneumonia.
- Richard P. McCormick, 89, professor at Rutgers University, expert on early American political history and New Jersey history, illness.
- Clarence Ray Allen, 76, American convicted murderer, executed by lethal injection.
- Harold R. Collier, 90, former Republican United States Representative from Illinois from 1957–1975.
- Wallace Mercer, 59, former chairman of Heart of Midlothian F.C., cancer.
- Giles Worsley, 44, British architectural historian and journalist, nephew of the Katharine, Duchess of Kent, cancer.
- Norman McCabe, 94, American animator and director, famous for Tokio Jokio and The Ducktators shorts from his Termite Terrace tenure at Warner Bros.
- Thomas Murphy, 90, former CEO of General Motors.
- Anton Rupert, 89, South African businessman, philanthropist and founding member of World Wide Fund for Nature, natural causes.
- Stjepan Steiner, 90, Croatian physician, doctor to Josip Broz Tito. (Croatian)
- Jan Twardowski, 90, Polish priest and poet.
- Gary Downie, South African psychotherapist and television production manager (Doctor Who, Star Cops), cancer.
- Anthony Franciosa, 77, American actor, third husband of Shelley Winters, stroke.
- Tom Nugent, 92, American football coach, member of the College Football Hall of Fame, congestive heart failure.
- Wilson Pickett, 64, American soul singer, heart attack.
- Awn Alsharif Qasim, 73, Sudanese writer, educator and Islamic scholar
- Geoff Rabone, 84, New Zealand cricketer.
- Franz Seitz, 85, German film director.
- Andrei Iordan, 71, former prime minister of Kyrgyzstan.
- David Maust, 51, American convicted serial killer, heart failure after a botched suicide attempt.
- Dave Lepard, 25, Swedish musician (Crashdïet), suicide.
- Rose Bouziane Nader, 99, President of the Shafeek Nader Trust for the Community Interest, mother of US Presidential candidate Ralph Nader, congestive heart failure.
- Perrie Simpson, 43, American convicted murderer, executed by lethal injection.
- Pio Taofinu'u, 82, Samoan Roman Catholic cardinal.
- Leslie Wilson, 80, British Olympic cyclist.
- Michael Chan, Baron Chan, 65, British paediatrician, second peer of Chinese origin.
- John James Cowperthwaite, 90, British civil servant, Financial Secretary of Hong Kong (1961–1971).
- Robert Knudson, 80, American sound engineer, three-time Academy Award winner, supranuclear palsy.
- Ibrahim Rugova, 61, President of Kosovo, lung cancer.
- Janette Carter, 82, last living member of the Carter Family country music group.
- Alec Coxon, 90, Yorkshire and England cricketer.
- Sherman Ferguson, 61, American jazz drummer
- Aydın Güven Gürkan, 65, Turkih academic and politician (chairman of SHP)
- Nellie Y. McKay, 67, African-American literary critic, colon cancer.
- Ernie Baron, 65, Filipino radio/TV host and meteorologist, heart attack brought about by diabetes.
- Andrea Bronfman, 60, American philanthropist and wife of Charles Bronfman, hit by car.
- Savino Guglielmetti, 94, Italian gymnast, 1928 Olympic gold-medalist and oldest surviving Olympic champion.
- General Samuel W. Koster, 86, highest ranking United States Army officer charged in My Lai massacre, renal cancer
- Chris McKinstry, 38, an independent researcher in artificial intelligence, suicide.
- Joseph M. Newman, 96, American Film Director/Producer, This Island Earth.
- Bill Rice, 74, American artist.
- Virginia Smith, 94, former Republican United States Representative from Nebraska (1975–1991).
- Michael Wharton, 92, British humorist ("Peter Simple").
- Zaki Badawi, 84, Islamic religious leader in Britain.
- Schafik Handal, 75, former Presidential candidate and leader of El Salvador's main political opposition party, the FMLN, heart attack.
- Peter Ladefoged, 80, American phonetician, stroke.
- Carlos (Café) Martínez, 41, former MLB player, complications from a long illness.
- Fayard Nicholas, 91, American dancer, elder of the renowned Nicholas Brothers, pneumonia and complications of a stroke.
- Chris Penn, 40, American actor, brother of Sean Penn, cardiomyopathy combined with multiple medication intake.
- Sir Nicholas Shackleton, 68, British geologist, leukemia.
- Marion Dudley, 33, American convicted murderer, executed in Texas.
- Luther Green, 59, American NBA player, lung cancer.
- John F. Kerin, American professor, reproductive scientist, gynaecologist, farm accident. .
- Anna Malle, 38, American adult film actress, car accident.
- Herbert Schilder, 77, American dental surgeon, improved root canal procedures, Lewy body disease.
- Sudharmono, 78, Vice President of Indonesia from 1988–1993, pneumonia.
- Allan Temko, 81, Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic for the San Francisco Chronicle, brief illness.
- Len Carlson, 68, Canadian voice actor, heart attack during sleep
- John Dunwoody, 76, British Member of Parliament, effects of an accident.
- Morris Silverman, 93, American philanthropist, founder of the Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research.
- Dave Tatsuno, 92, documented the Topaz Japanese internment camp in his film Topaz
- Khan Wali Khan, 89, prominent Pakistani opposition Leader and prominent Pashtun leader, heart attack.
- Maurice Colclough, 52, English Rugby Union player, brain tumour.
- Tana Hoban, 88, photographer of children, author of over 110 children's books
- Phyllis King, 100, British Wimbledon-winner.
- Carol Lambrino, 86, elder son of King Carol II of Romania.
- Christopher Lloyd, 84, gardening writer, stroke.
- Gene McFadden, 56, singer and songwriter, cancer.
- Victor Mishcon, Baron Mishcon, 90, British solicitor and politician.
- Johannes Rau, 75, President of Germany (Bundespräsident) from 1999 - 2004.
- Peter Isola, 76, Gibraltarian politician, Deputy Chief Minister of Gibraltar (1956–1984).
- Yitzchak Kaduri, 106, renowned Japanese Sephardic Orthodox rabbi and kabbalist.
- Henry McGee, 76, British actor.
- Andrew Gonzalez, 65, Filipino linguist and educator, complications from diabetes.
- Paik Nam-june, 73, South Korean-born American artist, particularly noted for his video art, natural causes.
- George Psychoundakis, 85, Greek Resistance fighter during World War II.
- Stew Albert, 66, 1960s anti-establishment activist, co-founder of the Yippies, liver cancer.
- Paul Clinton, 53, CNN film critic, founder of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA).
- Seth Fisher, 33, American comic book illustrator, fall from a building.
- Arnold Graffi, 95, German Researcher for oncology, long illness.
- Coretta Scott King, 78, American civil rights leader, widow of Martin Luther King, Jr., ovarian cancer.
- Otto Lang, 98, film producer and ski mogul, heart disease.
- Irving Rosenwater, 73, English statistician.
- Wendy Wasserstein, 55, American playwright, lymphoma.
- Owen Abrahams, 72, Australian rules footballer, serious illness.
- Ruairi Brugha, 88, Irish Fianna Fáil politician, son of Cathal Brugha.
- Henry S. Coleman, 79, dean at Columbia University.
- Boris Kostelanetz, 94, tax lawyer.
- George Koval, 92, Soviet intelligence agent.
- Paul Regina, 49, American actor, liver cancer.
- Jason Sears, 38, American punk rock singer (Rich Kids on LSD), complications from drug abuse.
- Moira Shearer, 80, British ballerina, actress, and newspaper columnist, married to Sir Ludovic Kennedy, natural causes.