Deaths in June 2005
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The following is a list of notable people who died in June 2005.
- Dmitri Bystrov, 37, Russian footballer.
- Josephine Clay Ford, 81, Ford Motor Company heiress and prominent philanthropist.
- George Mikan, 80, American basketball Hall of Famer.
- Geoffrey Toone, 94, British-based Irish actor.
- Isabel Aretz, 96, Argentine musician.
- Lucio España, 33, Colombian footballer, murdered.
- Samir Kassir, 45, Lebanese journalist who supported democracy, assassinated.
- Mike Marshall, 60, French-American actor, known for role in Moonraker.
- Melita Norwood, 93, Briton who spied for the Soviet Union during the Cold War.
- Alan Williams, 77, British economist.
- Leon Askin, 97, Austrian actor.
- Radomir Belaćević, 75, Serbian film producer and writer.
- Teodoro Benigno, 82, Filipino journalist.
- Michael Billington, 63, British actor.
- Harold Cardinal, 60, Cree writer, lung cancer.
- Nzo Ekangaki, 71, Cameroonian politician.
- Alex Freeleagus, 77, Australian diplomat and lawyer.
- Harrison Young, 75, American actor (Saving Private Ryan).
- Paul Amen, 88, American sportsman and banker.
- Chloe Jones, 29, American adult film star.
- Banks McFadden, 88, College Football Hall of Famer and former Clemson football player.
- André Molitor, 93/4, Belgian civil servant, principal private secretary to King Baudouin I.
- Jean O'Leary, 57, American gay and lesbian rights activist and politician.
- Yin Shun, 99, Chinese Buddhist philosopher.
- Lorna Thayer, 86, American character actress (Five Easy Pieces), Alzheimer's disease.
- Adolfo Aguilar Zínser, 55, Mexican scholar, diplomat and politician.
- Pepita Carpeña, 85, Spanish trade unionist and anarchist.
- George Isaak, 72, Australian phyicist.
- Oscar Morelli, 59, Mexican actor, after lengthy illness
- Susi Nicoletti, 86, Austrian film actress, complications from heart surgery.
- Eduardo P. Archetti, 62, Argentine social scientist.
- Anne Bancroft, 73, American Oscar-winning actress (The Miracle Worker, The Graduate), uterine cancer.
- Dana Elcar, 77, American film, stage and television actor.
- Pamela May, 88, British ballet dancer.
- David Sutherland, 56, American illustrator for the original Dungeons & Dragons books.
- Pater Barry, 67, Australian rules footballer.
- Margaret Baxtresser, 82, American concert pianist.
- Seán Doherty, 60, Irish politician.
- Terry Long, 45, former NFL offensive lineman.
- Edward Anthony McCarthy, 87, American Roman Catholic prelate, second Archbishop of Miami.
- Allan Ashbolt, 83, Australian journalist.
- Richard Eberhart, 101, American poet.
- Ryan Alan Hade, 23, former American sexual assault victim whose case paved the way for laws allowing indefinite confinement of sexual predators, motorcycle accident.
- Michèle Auclair, 80, French violinist.
- J. James Exon, 83, American politician, former Democratic United States Senator (1979–1997) and Governor of Nebraska (1971–1979).
- Curtis Pitts, 89, designer of the Pitts Special and other aircraft.
- Kenneth N. Taylor, 88, founder of Tyndale House Publishers and translator of The Living Bible.
- Francesco Albanese, 92, Italian opera singer.
- Anne-Marie Alonzo, 53, Canadian writer.
- Gordon Baxter, 81, American radio personality.
- José Beyaert, 79, French cyclist.
- Audrey Brown, 83, British athlete.
- Robert Clarke, 85, American actor.
- Ghena Dimitrova, 64, Bulgarian opera singer.
- Lon McCallister, 82, American actor.
- Ron Randell, 86, Australian-born actor.
- Juan José Saer, 67, Argentine novelist.
- Vasco dos Santos Gonçalves, 84, Portuguese General, Prime Minister (1974–1975).
- Bryan Beaumont, 66, Australian jurist.
- Sonja Davies, 81, New Zealand trade unionist.
- Brandy Davis, 77, American baseball player.
- Makobo Modjadji, 27, rain queen of the Balobedu people of South Africa.
- Scott Young, 87, Canadian journalist and father of Neil Young.
- Joan Abse, 78, English writer and art historian.
- Jonathan Adams, 74, British actor (Dr. von Scott, The Rocky Horror Picture Show).
- Gerard Béhague, 67, French-born American ethnomusicologist.
- Álvaro Cunhal, 91, Portuguese politician, secretary-general of the Portuguese Communist Party (1961–1992), deputy (1975–1992), writer and painter.
- Eugénio de Andrade, 82, Portuguese poet.
- David Diamond, 89, American composer.
- Christopher Spencer Foote, 70, American chemist.
- Lane Smith, 69, American actor (My Cousin Vinny, Lois & Clark).
- Félix Acosta-Núñez, 81, Dominican Republic sports journalist.
- Carlo Maria Giulini, 91, Italian conductor.
- Norman Levine, 81, Canadian writer.
- Mimi Parent, 80, Canadian surrealist painter.
- Douglas Thollar, 86, Australian cricketer
- Percy Arrowsmith, 105, one-half of the world's documented longest marriage.
- Rodrigo Asturias, 65, Guatemalan guerilla leader and politician, heart attack.
- Valeria Moriconi, 73, Italian actress, cancer.
- Kathi Norris, 86, hosted one of the first TV talk shows on the DuMont Television Network, (The Kathi Norris Show, also known as Your TV Shopper, 1948–1950); mother of actress Koo Stark.
- Corino Andrade, 99, Portuguese neurologist, discovered Familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy (FAP).
- Billy Bauer, 89, American jazz guitarist.
- Gerald Davis, 88, British philatelist.
- Enrique Laguerre, 99, Puerto Rican writer, poet, and teacher.
- Ross Stretton, 53, artistic director of Australian Ballet.
- James Weinstein, 78, Jewish author, founder and publisher of In These Times.
- David Anderson, 65, Australian cricketer.
- Nanna Ditzel, 81, Danish furniture and interior designer.
- William N. Fenton, 96, American scholar known for writings on the Iroquois.
- Trevor Jones, 85, English cricketer.
- Keith Morris, 66, English photographer.
- Karl Mueller, 41, founding bassist for the rock band Soul Asylum, throat cancer.
- Mikhail Stern, 86/7, Soviet endocrinologist and dissident.
- James A. Whyte, 85, Scottish theologian.
- Ronald Winans, 48, Grammy-winning American gospel singer.
- Syed Mushtaq Ali, 90, Indian cricketer, (batsman/captain), Padma Shree Award winner.
- Gerald Davis, Irish painter and Joycean scholar.
- Tony Diment, 78, English cricketer.
- Cay Forrester, 83, American writer/film actress (DOA, etc.)
- Basil Kirchin, 77, British musician.
- J. J. Pickle, 91, American politician, former Democratic U.S. Congressional Representative from Texas (1963–1995).
- Manuel Sadosky, 91, father of Argentina's computer science studies and former Secretary of State of Science and Technology (1983–1989).
- Frank Alexander, 94, Australian cricketer.
- Allan Beckett, 91, British engineer.
- Alfred Deakin Brookes, 85, Australian intelligence officer.
- Robert Ellis Cahill, 70, American folklorist and author.
- Dave Carr, 48, English footballer.
- Ray Parkin, 94, Australian writer.
- Georgie Woods, 78, Philadelphia radio broadcast "legend", due to be inducted into the Philadelphia Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame.
- Larry Collins, 75, American writer
- Charles D. Keeling, 77, American scientist whose pioneering measurements showed a carbon dioxide buildup in the earth's atmosphere
- Jack Kilby, 81, American engineer, inventor of the integrated circuit and physics Nobel prize winner.
- William López, 26, Salvadoran footballer, shot.
- Bernard Adolph Schriever, 94, retired U.S. General, regarded as the father and architect of the United States Air Force space and ballistic missile programs.
- Peter Bridgwater, 70, American soccer executive.
- Steven F. Gaughan, 40, American police officer, murdered.
- George Hawi, 67, former secretary general of Communist Party of Lebanon, killed by terrorists in an attack on his car.
- Geoffrey Jones, 73, British documentary maker, cancer.
- Jaime Sin, 76, Roman Catholic cardinal and former Archbishop of Manila.
- Louis H. Wilson, Jr., 85, US Medal of Honor recipient and Commandant of the Marine Corps.
- Sunder Singh Bhandari, 84, Indian politician.
- David Breeden, 54, American clarinetist.
- William Donaldson, 70, British satirist and theatrical producer of Beyond The Fringe.
- Nikolay Afanasevsky, 64, Russian diplomat.
- Shana Alexander, 79, American journalist, cancer.
- Manolis Anagnostakis, 80, Greek poet.
- Pietro Balestra, 70, Swiss economist.
- Richard Hart Brown, 64, American neuroscientist.
- Isidore Cohen, 82, violinist with the Beaux Arts Trio.
- Hanna Kvanmo, 79, Norwegian politician.
- Sam Kweskin, 81, American comic book artist.
- Ramon L. Posel, 77, built up Philadelphia's art film industry though Ritz Theaters.
- Lyman Bostock, Sr., 87, American baseball player.
- Peter Casserly, 107, Australian centenarian, last surviving member of the First Australian Imperial Force serving on the Western Front in World War I.
- Imogen Claire, actress, played one of the transylvannians in The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
- Paul Winchell, 82, American voice actor and ventriloquist; animated voice of 'Tigger', natural causes.
- Frederick G. Dutton, 82, advisor to President Kennedy.
- John Fiedler, 80, American film, stage and television actor (voice of Piglet in Winnie-the-Pooh productions), cancer.
- Sir Harry Gibbs, 88, Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia 1981-87.
- Chet Helms, 62, American rock music promoter.
- Bob Vincent, 87, American big band singer and theatrical agent.
- Filip Adwent, 49, Polish politician.
- William Cornelius, 90, Australian cricketer.
- Eknath Solkar, 57, former Indian cricketer.
- Grete Sultan, 99, German-American pianist.
- Richard Whiteley, 61, British television presenter, pneumonia.
- Robert Byrne, 50, American songwriter.
- Shelby Foote, 88, American historian.
- Frank Harte, 72, Dublin traditional singer and song collector, heart attack.
- Domino Harvey, 35, model-turned-bounty hunter and daughter of the late actor, Laurence Harvey. Found dead in her bathtub of an overdose of Fentanyl painkillers.
- Ray Holmes, 90, pilot who protected Buckingham Palace during the Battle of Britain, cancer.
- Owen McCarron, 76, Canadian cartoonist and puzzle creator.
- John T. Walton, 58, son of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton.
- Sir Norman Wooding, 78, British industrialist.
- Bardhyl Ajeti, 28, Serbian journalist, assassinated.
- Matthew Axelson, 29, American naval officer.
- Robert D. Clark, 95, American university administrator.
- Victor Craig, 87, Irish cricketer.
- Danny Dietz, 25, American naval officer.
- Dick Dietz, 63, a Major League Baseball All-Star catcher who played for the San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves, heart attack.
- Philip Hobsbaum, 72, British academic, poet and critic, diabetes.
- Brenda Howard, 58, American LGBT-rights activist, colon cancer.
- Bruce Malmuth, 71, American film director (Sylvester Stallone's Nighthawks), throat cancer.
- Michael P. Murphy, 29, American naval officer.
- Rowland B. Wilson, 74, American cartoonist and animator
- Ruslan Abdulgani, 91, Indonesian politician and diplomat.
- James Gilbert Baker, 90, American astronomer.
- Gerard C. Bond, 65, American geologist.
- W. Burlie Brown, 83, American historian.
- John Burgess, 71, Scottish bagpiper.
- Christopher Fry, 97, British playwright.
- Lilian Keil, 88, highly decorated American World War II and Korean War flight nurse.
- Éva Novák-Gerard, 75, Hungarian swimmer.
- Alexei Sultanov, 35, Russian pianist.