Deaths in July 2006
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The following is a list of notable deaths in July 2006.
- Umberto Abronzino, 85, member of US National Soccer Hall of Fame as an administrator.
- Michael Barton, 91, Surrey cricketer and president.
- Edwin Broderick, 89, Roman Catholic Bishop of Albany, NY, USA, and director of Catholic Relief Services.
- Willie Denson, 69, American singer and songwriter ("Mama Said"), lung cancer.
- Irving Green, 90, co-founder of Mercury Records.
- Ryutaro Hashimoto, 68, Prime Minister of Japan (1996–1998).
- Jabron Hashmi, 24, British soldier, first British Muslim to die in "War on Terror."
- Rabbi Louis Jacobs, 85, founder of the British Masorti movement.
- Yousuf Khan, 70, represented India in soccer at 1960 Summer Olympics, heart attack.
- Robert Lepikson, 54, Estonian businessman and politician.
- Roderick MacLeish, 80, U.S. journalist, author and filmmaker.
- Padmakar Pandit, 71, Indian cricket umpire.
- Dr. Philip Rieff, 83, American sociologist and author.
- Fred Trueman, 75, Yorkshire and England cricketer, lung cancer.
- Robbie "Rocket" Watts, 47, Australian guitarist for the Cosmic Psychos.
- Maurice Fox-Strangways, 9th Earl of Ilchester, 86, member House of Lords and RAF Group Captain.
- Balázs Horváth, 64, Hungarian politician, former Interior Minister, lung cancer
- Herty Lewites, 65, Nicaraguan presidential candidate.
- Jan Murray, 89, American Borscht Belt comedian
- Tihomir Ognjanov, 79, footballer for Yugoslavia, played in the 1950 FIFA World Cup
- Joan Quennell, 82, British Conservative MP for Petersfield 1960–1974.
- Anatole Shub, 78, American journalist and author on Russia. Complications of pneumonia and a stroke.
- Jeffrey Wasserman, 59, American painter.
- Mark Aubrey Tennyson, 5th Baron Tennyson, 86, great-grandson of poet Lord Tennyson.
- Francis Cammaerts, 90, led 30,000 French Resistance fighters while with the Special Operations Executive.
- Dick Dickey, 79, player with the Boston Celtics and North Carolina State University.
- Joseph Goguen, 65, American computer scientist from UCSD.
- Benjamin Hendrickson, 55, American actor (As the World Turns), suicide by gunshot.
- Wilbert Hopper, 73, president, CEO and chairman of Petro-Canada.
- Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, 52, American mezzo-soprano opera singer, breast cancer.
- Lars Korvald, 90, Prime Minister of Norway.
- Sir Carol Mather, 87, British Conservative MP.
- Nimrod Ping, 46, Brighton city councillor. Complications of liver disease, caused by Hepatitis C.
- Jack Smith, 92, musician and former host of You Asked for It, leukemia.
- Joe Weaver, 71, leader of the Blue Note Orchestra and musician on early Tamla sessions, stroke.
- John Hinde, 92, Australian film reviewer and journalist.
- Norbert Kerckhove, 73, Belgian cyclist.
- Dorothy Hayden Truscott, 80, American world champion bridge player and author, complications of Parkinson's Disease.
- Barbara Albright, 51, prolific U.S. author of food and knitting books, brain tumor.
- Gert Fredriksson, 86, Swedish canoeist and Sweden's most successful Olympian, cancer.
- Lewis Glucksman, 80, head of U.S.-based financial giant Lehman Brothers.
- Hans Gmoser, 73, Austrian-born founder heli-skiing business.
- Kenneth Lay, 64, CEO of U.S. energy firm Enron, later convicted of fraud, heart attack.
- Don Lusher, 82, British jazz trombonist and band leader.
- Paul Nelson, 69, American rock critic who worked for Rolling Stone and who signed the New York Dolls while working for Mercury Records.
- Amzie Strickland, 87, American actress.
- Prince Sione ʻUluvalu Ngū Takeivūlai Tukuʻaho, 56, Tonga, car crash in Menlo Park, California.
- Princess Kaimana, 46, Tonga, car crash in Menlo Park, California, along with Prince Tukuʻaho.
- Poul Andersen, 84, Danish-born publisher of Bien, the only weekly Danish newspaper in the US, Alzheimer's disease.
- Juan de Ávalos, 94, Spanish sculptor, heart attack.
- Ralph Ginzburg, 76, U.S. publisher who fought two First Amendment battles during the 1960s, multiple myeloma,
- Al Hodge, 55, Cornish rock guitarist and songwriter, cancer.
- John Manos, 83, US and Ohio judge for 43 years.
- Juan Pablo Rebella, 32, Uruguayan film director, suicide. (Spanish)
- Kasey Rogers, 80, American actress (Bewitched) and motocross racer, stroke.
- E.S. Turner, 96, English historian and journalist.
- Tom Weir, 91, Scottish climber, author and broadcaster.
- Luis Barragan, 34, president of 1-800-Mattress, drowned.
- Syd Barrett, 60, founding member of Pink Floyd, diabetes.
- Rudi Carrell, 71, Dutch-born TV entertainer most active in Germany, lung cancer
- Dorothea Church, 83, African-American model, first successful black model in Paris.
- John Warner Fitzgerald, 81, Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court.
- Elias Hrawi, 79, President of Lebanon (1989–98), cancer.
- Dina Kaminskaya, 87, Russian lawyer who defended Soviet dissidents.
- Eugene Kurtz, 82, American composer.
- John Money, 84, New Zealand-born psychologist and sex researcher at Johns Hopkins University, Parkinson's disease.
- Mícheál Ó Domhnaill, 53, Irish musician with the Bothy Band.
- Robert Payne, 62, University of Iowa administrator, lung cancer,
- Eric Schopler, 79, psychologist known for his pioneering work in autism treatment, cancer.
- Frank P. Zeidler, 93, Mayor of Milwaukee (1948–1960) and last Socialist Party of America mayor of a major city, died in his sleep.
- George Albee, 84, American psychologist and former head of the American Psychological Association, argued that social problems contributed to mental illness.
- June Allyson, 88, Hollywood actress, pulmonary respiratory failure and acute bronchitis after a long illness.
- Michael Barrett, 76, Irish politician.
- Eric Bedford, 78, member of the Wran Government ministry 1976-1985 in New South Wales.
- Franco Belgiorno-Nettis, 91, founder of Transfield Holdings, Australia's largest engineering and construction firm, died after a fall.
- David Bright, 49, American researcher into underwater exploration and shipwrecks, cardiac arrest stemming from decompression sickness.
- Ana María Campoy, 80, Argentine actress, pneumonia.
- Peter Hawkins, 82, British actor and voice artist - voice of the Flower Pot Men, Captain Pugwash and the Daleks.
- Catherine Leroy, 60, French photojournalist known for her coverage of the Vietnam War in Life, lung cancer.
- Raja Rao, 97, Indian novelist (Kanthapura).
- Jesse Simons, 88, American labor arbitrator, heart failure.
- Dorothy Uhnak, 76, American policewoman turned novelist.
- Chris Drake, 82, American actor.
- Fred Epstein, 68, American pediatric neurosurgeon who developed new ways of operating on tumors, melanoma.
- Abdel Moneim Madbouly, 84, Egyptian comedian and playwright, congestive heart failure.
- Alan Senitt, 27, British political activist, stabbed to death.
- George Hopkins Williams II, 91, American aviation historian.
- Milan Williams, 58, keyboardist, founding member of R&B/funk band the Commodores, cancer.
- Michael Zinzun, 57, ex-Black Panthers and anti-police activist, died in his sleep.
- Shamil Basayev, 41, Chechen rebel leader, terrorist, explosion.
- Tommy Bruce, 68, British singer ("Ain't Misbehavin'").
- Robert Fumerton, 93, top-scoring Canadian night fighter ace of World War II.
- The Very Rev. Dr. Raymond Furnell, 71, Dean of York from 1994–2003, responsible for introducing charges to visitors at York Minster, cancer
- Ahmad Nadeem Qasimi, 89, Urdu poet, writer, critic and journalist who published 50 books.
- Ali Taziyev, Chechen militant.
- Fred Wander, 89, Austrian author and Holocaust survivor.
- Kathy Augustine, 50, State Controller of Nevada who was first Nevada state official to be impeached in office, death currently under investigation.
- Phyllis Baker, 69, American baseball player (All-American Girls Professional Baseball League).
- John Coletta, 74, former manager of Deep Purple and Whitesnake, due to unspecified illness.
- Neil Coulbeck, Royal Bank of Scotland executive questioned over Enron collapse, unexplained.
- Gerald Gidwitz, 99, American cosmetics executive, co-founder of Helene Curtis, congestive heart failure.
- Barnard Hughes, 90, American Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor (Doc Hollywood, First Monday in October).
- Fortunato Libanori, 72, Italian Grand Prix motorcycle road racer.
- Bill Miller, 91, American pianist for Frank Sinatra, heart attack.
- Derrick O'Brien, 31, executed for the rape and murder of two teenage girls in Texas.
- Bronwyn Oliver, 47, Australian sculptor, suicide.
- Ruth Schönthal, 82, German-born classical pianist and composer.
- John Spencer, 71, British former world champion snooker player, stomach cancer.
- Philippe Takla, 91, foreign minister of Lebanon.
- Wiarton Willie, 8, Canada's most well-known Groundhog Day prognosticator, following a long illness
- Rocky Barton, 49, American convicted murderer, executed in Ohio.
- Kurt Kreuger, 89, Swiss-German actor (Sahara, The Enemy Below), stroke.
- Hubert Lampo, 85, Belgian writer.
- Loredana Nusciak, 64, Italian actress (Django, Ten Thousand Dollars for a Massacre) and model.
- Red Buttons, 87, American comedian, vascular disease.
- Pamela Cooper, 95, refugee activist known for her work with the Palestinians.
- Jürgen Kiessling, 65, FIFA World Cup 2006 official in Berlin, suicide.
- John Lyttelton, 11th Viscount Cobham, 63, British aristocrat.
- Ángel Suquía Goicoechea, 89, Metropolitan-Archbishop of Madrid.
- Tomasz Zaliwski, 75, Polish actor.
- Anthony Cave Brown, 77, English historian of espionage.
- Tom Frame, British comic book letterer, cancer.
- Heinrich Heidersberger, 100, German photographer
- William Lash III, 45, assistant secretary of the United States Department of Commerce and professor at George Mason University, suicide after killing his 12-year-old autistic son.
- Christophe Mérieux, 39, head of research at BioMérieux and intended successor to Alain Mérieux as Chief Executive, heart attack.
- Carrie Nye, 69, American actress, lung cancer.
- Len Teeuws, 79, offensive and definsive lineman for the Los Angeles Rams and the Chicago Cardinals.
- Aleksander Wojtkiewicz, 43, Polish International Grandmaster of chess, perforated intestine, and massive bleeding.
- Robert H. Brooks, 69, chairman of Hooters of America, natural causes.
- John Joseph Fitzpatrick, 87, Bishop of Brownsville for 20 years.
- Howdy Groskloss, 100, oldest major league baseball player.
- Kenneth Lochhead, 80, Canadian artist who was a member of the Regina Five, colorectal cancer.
- Dr. James Nicholas, 85, American orthopedic surgeon and physician for three NFL teams.
- István Pálfi, 39, Hungarian Member of the European Parliament, long illness.
- Rupert Pole, 87, American actor, forest ranger, and co-husband of bigamist Anaïs Nin.
- Francis Rose, 84, British botanist.
- Andrée Ruellan, 101, American painter.
- Andrew Sudduth, 44, American rower who won an Olympic silver medal, pancreatic cancer.
- Walter Binaghi, 87, ICAO Council President.
- Dr. Keith DeVries, 69, American archaeologist at the University of Pennsylvania, excavated Gordion.
- Kevin Hughes, 53, British Labour MP for Doncaster North, motor neurone disease.
- Bob Orton, Sr., 76, professional wrestler, heart attack.
- Destiny Norton, 5, American child, kidnapped and murdered
- Ossi Reichert, 80, German alpine skier, Olympic Champion 1956.
- Winthrop Paul Rockefeller, 57, American billionaire and Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas since 1996, myeloproliferative disorder.
- Malachi Thompson, 56, American jazz trumpeter, lymphoma.
- Galen Fiss, 75, Cleveland Browns linebacker.
- Keith LeClair, 40, U.S. college baseball coach, Lou Gehrig's Disease
- Robert Mardian, 82, attorney for Richard Nixon, figure in the Watergate scandal, lung cancer.
- Sam Myers, 70, American blues musician, who won 9 W.C. Handy awards with his band the Rockets, throat cancer.
- Mickey Spillane, 88, American author, creator of Mike Hammer detective fiction, pancreatic cancer.
- Reg Turnbull, 98, Australian politician.
- Raul Cortez, 73, Brazilian actor, pancreatic cancer. (Portuguese)
- Henry Hewes, 89, Saturday Review theater critic and editor of Best Plays (1960–1964).
- Jimmy Leadbetter, 78, Ipswich Town footballer.
- David Maloney, 72, British television director and producer for Doctor Who and Blake's 7.
- V.P. Sathyan, 41, captain of the Indian national football team, apparent suicide.
- Michael T. Shelby, 48, American attorney, gunshot wound.
- Sam Neely, 58, American singer-songwriter, collapsed while mowing his lawn.
- Jack Warden, 85, Emmy Award-winning American actor (Heaven Can Wait, While You Were Sleeping), heart and kidney failure.
- George Wetherill, 80, American astrophysicist, winner of the National Medal of Science.
- Tudi Wiggins, 70, Canada-born soap opera actor, cancer.
- Ugo Attardi, 83, Italian painter, sculptor and writer. (Italian)
- Charles Bettelheim, 92, French Marxist economist and historian. (German)
- Robert Cornthwaite, 89, American character actor (Thing From Another World).
- Paddy Dunne, 77, Irish politician, Lord Mayor of Dublin (1975–1976) and senator.
- Ted Grant, 93, South African-British Trotskyist politician.
- Brandon Hedrick, 27, convicted murderer and rapist, execution by electric chair in Virginia.
- Lim Kim San, 89, cabinet minister of Singapore.
- Frank Nabarro, 90, English-born South African physicist who was a pioneer of solid state physics.
- Harry Olivieri, 90, co-inventor of the Philly cheesesteak and co-founder of Pat's King of Steaks cheesesteak emporium.
- Gérard Oury, 87, French actor, screenwriter and film director.
- Mako, 72, Japanese-American film, television, and Broadway actor; esophageal cancer.
- Ta Mok, 80, Khmer Rouge commander, known as "The Butcher."
- J. Madison Wright Morris, 21, child actress, heart attack.
- Alexander Petrenko, 30, Russian international basketballer, car crash.
- Gianmario Roveraro, 70, Italian banker and founder of Akros Finanziaria, missing since July 5, murder.
- Bert Slater, 70, Scottish footballer.
- Heather Bratton, 19, American model, car accident.
- Donald Reid Cabral, 83, foreign minister of the Dominican Republic.
- José Antonio Delgado, 41, first Venezuelan to climb Mount Everest, found dead on Nanga Parbat in Pakistan.
- Gianfrancesco Guarnieri, 71, Italian-Brazilian actor, complications from kidney disease.
- Jessie Mae Hemphill, 82, award winning blues musician, complications of an infection.
- Thomas J. Manton, 73, longtime Democratic leader of Queens, NY, former US Representative (1985–99), prostate cancer.
- Dr. Dika Newlin, 82, American musician and musicologist, scholar of Arnold Schoenberg.
- Charles Knox Robinson III, 74, American actor, from complications of Parkinson's disease, in Palm Springs, CA.
- James E. West, 55, mayor of Spokane, Washington, colorectal cancer.
- Russell J. York, 84, World War II veteran and hero of the battle for the Hurtgen Forest on November 20, 1944.
- Charles E. Brady, Jr., 54, American former astronaut.
- Jean-Paul Desbiens, 79, French-Canadian author of Les insolences du Frère Untel, heart attack.
- James Callan Graham, 91, American lawyer and politician.
- Vernon Grant, 71, American cartoonist.
- Lt. Col. Besby Holmes, 88, US Air Force fighter pilot, participant in air action that killed Admiral Yamamoto.
- John Mack, 78, American oboist, complications from brain cancer.
- Frederick Mosteller, 89, Harvard professor of statistics, founding chair of the department of statistics, sepsis.
- Terence Otway, 92, British soldier, commander of the assault on the Merville Battery on D-Day.
- Janka Bryl, 89, Belarusian writer.
- Heinrich Hollreiser, 93, German conductor.
- Bill Long, 88, Canadian ice hockey coach.
- Leon Morris, 92, Australian theologian.
- Carl Brashear, 75, first black US Navy diver, portrayed by Cuba Gooding Jr. in the film Men of Honor, heart failure.
- Ezra Fleischer, 78, Romanian-born Israeli poet, winner of the Israel Prize, and professor at Hebrew University.
- Hani Mohsin Hanafi, 43, Malaysian actor and television game show host, heart attack.
- Lydia, Duchess of Bedford, 88, second wife of John Russell, 13th Duke of Bedford.
- Bill Meistrell, 77, founder of the Body Glove wet suit company, Parkinson's disease.
- Aldo Notari, 74, president of the International Baseball Federation.
- Bob Simpson, 61, retired senior BBC correspondent.
- Emmeline Brice, 111, oldest Briton.
- Floyd Dixon, 77, American R&B pianist, kidney failure.
- Vincent J. Fuller, 75, lawyer who defended John Hinckley, Jr., lung cancer.
- Jessie Gilbert, 19, British chess player, youngest Women's World Amateur Championship winner, fall.
- Rolf Arthur Hansen, 86, Norwegian government minister. (Norwegian)
- Roi Klein, Israeli IDF Major, won Medal of Courage.
- Darrell Martinie, 63, astrologer known as "the Cosmic Muffin", cancer
- Princess Tatiana von Metternich, 91, Russian-born German aristocrat, World War II diarist, and arts patron.
- Maryann Mahaffey, 81, member of Detroit city council, leukemia.
- Sir Charles Mills, 91, British admiral.
- Carlos Roque, 70, Portuguese comic book artist.
- Alexander Safran, 95, Chief Rabbi of Romania who tried to stop the deportation of Jews by the pro-Nazi regime during World War II.
- Elisabeth Volkmann, 70, German actress, German voice of Marge Simpson.
- Johnny Weissmuller Jr., 65, American actor, son of Johnny Weissmuller, liver cancer.
- Funsho Williams, 58, Nigerian politician, strangled.
- Patrick Allen, 79, British actor.
- Rut Brandt, 86, Norwegian resistance fighter, second wife of former German chancellor Willy Brandt.
- Nigel Cox, 55, New Zealand novelist, cancer.
- Abdallah Isaaq Deerow, 56, Constitution and Federalism Minister of Somalia, assassination.
- Harold Enarson, 87, president of The Ohio State University (1972–1981), fired football coach Woody Hayes, hydrocephalus.
- David Gemmell, 57, British fantasy novelist.
- Dr. Joel Hedgpeth, 94, American marine biologist and Californian environmental activist.
- Richard Mock, 61, American painter, sculptor, and editorial cartoonist.
- Sep Smith, 94, Leicester City footballer, and oldest living England international player.
- Billy Walsh, 85, Manchester City footballer & Grimsby Town manager, who played international football for both Ireland teams, the FAI XI and the IFA XI, and New Zealand.
- Hani Awijan, 29, leader of Palestinian Islamic Jihad's military wing, The Al-Quds brigades, in Nablus, West Bank, killed by gunfire.
- Guido Daccò, 63, Italian racing driver, who competed in Formula 3000, 24 Hours of Le Mans, & Champ Cars.
- Jose Lopez Rosario, 30, alleged Puerto Rican drug dealer
- Jean Baker Miller, 78, American psychiatrist.
- James Olin, 86, member of the United States House of Representatives (1982–1992).
- Pierre Vidal-Naquet, 76, French historian and activist, cerebral haemorrhage.
- Duygu Asena, 60, Turkish writer and civil-rights advocate, brain tumour.
- Al Balding, 82, Canadian golfer, cancer.
- Murray Bookchin, 85, American author, heart failure.
- Dr. Philip D’Arcy Hart, 106, famed UK medical researcher.
- Anthony Galla-Rini, 102, concert accordionist, heart failure.
- Akbar Mohammadi, 34, Iranian student dissident, heart attack following a hunger strike and torture.
- Dugald Christie, 65, Canadian lawyer who fought for equitable access to legal services, bicycle accident.
- Paul Eells, 70, voice of the Arkansas Razorbacks football and basketball for radio and television, car accident.
- Mario Faustinelli, 81, Italian comic book artist.
- Frederick Kilgour, 92, American librarian, founder of OCLC Online Computer Library Center.