Deaths in November 2005
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The following is a list of notable deaths in November 2005.
Entries for each day are listed alphabetically by surname. A typical entry lists information in the following sequence:
- Name, age, country of citizenship and reason for notability, established cause of death, reference (and language of reference, if not English).
- Mary Bennett, 92, British academic.
- Richard Greenwell, 63, British cryptozoologist.
- Skitch Henderson, 87, American pianist, conductor, composer and bandleader (The Tonight Show).
- William C. Marshall, 87, British thoroughbred horse racing trainer.
- Desmond Piers, 92, Canadian naval rear admiral.
- Michael Piller, 57, American writer and producer (Star Trek, Simon & Simon), cancer.
- Joseph C. Rodriguez, 76, American soldier and Medal of Honor recipient for actions in Korean War, possible heart attack.
- Gladys Tantaquidgeon, 106, Mohegan tribal matriarch. .
- Michael Thwaites, 90, Australian poet, writer, naval officer, intelligence officer involved in the Petrov Affair.
- Rutherford Aris, 76, American chemical engineer and academic. Parkinson's disease.
- Jean Carson, 80, American actress, (The Andy Griffith Show).
- John Mieremet, 44, Dutch organized crime leader, shot.
- Rick Rhodes, 54, American film composer and music supervisor, winner of six Emmy Awards, brain cancer.
- Kent Andersson, 71, Swedish actor, playwright and theatre director.
- Hrvoje Bartolović, 73, Croatian chess problemist.
- Aenne Burda, 96, German publisher.
- Talmadge Davis, 43, Cherokee artist, heart attack.
- C. P. Ellis, 78, former KKK member turned civil rights activist.
- Henry K. Giugni, 80, former sergeant-at-arms of the United States Senate from 1987–1991, congestive heart failure.
- R.C. Gorman, 74, internationally exhibited Navajo artist, blood infection and pneumonia.
- Serge Karlow, 84, former CIA officer wrongly suspected of treason, pneumonia.
- Geoffrey Keen, 89, British actor of American films (Minister Frederick Gray in the James Bond films), natural causes.
- Otto Lacis, 71, Russian journalist.
- Paul Roazen, 69, professor and historian of psychoanalysis, complications of Crohn's disease.
- Melvin White, 55, American convicted murderer, executed in Texas.
- Nick Adduci, 76, American football player.
- Nadia Anjuman, 25, Afghan poet.
- Michael G. Coney, 73, Canadian science fiction author, mesothelioma.
- Earl Krugel, 62, American JDL activist and convicted criminal, prison assault.
- Sheree North, 72, American actress, complications following surgery.
- Graham Payn, 87, South African actor, singer and partner of Sir Noël Coward.
- Brian Steckel, 36, American convicted murderer, executed in Delaware.
- Hiro Takahashi, 41, Japanese singer, multiple organ dysfunction syndrome, tumor.
- Hastings Wise, 51, American convicted murderer, executed in South Carolina.
- Peter Brunt, 88, British ancient historian.
- Hugh Alexander Dunn, 82, Australian diplomat, ambassador to Taiwan (1969–1972) and China (1980–1984).
- John Fowles, 79, British author, after a long illness.
- Derek Lamb, 69, animator, Oscar-winning producer.
- Link Wray, 76, rock and roll guitarist best known for the 1958 instrumental "Rumble".
- Robert Alexander, Baron Alexander of Weedon, 69, British barrister, banker, politician and President of the MCC, stroke.
- Ignacio Burgoa, 87, Mexican lawyer.
- Rod Donald, 48, co-leader of the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand, viral myocarditis.
- Minako Honda, 38, Japanese pop singer, myelogenous leukemia.
- Dick Hutcherson, 73, former NASCAR driver, heart attack.
- Theodore Puck, 89, American researcher of genetics, complications from a broken hip.
- Anthony Sawoniuk, 84, Polish-born Nazi criminal in a United Kingdom prison, natural causes.
- Milly Bernard, 85, American politician, member of the Utah House of Representatives.
- Vicente Carattini, 65, Puerto Rican singer and composer.
- Mikhail Gasparov, 70, Russian literary theorist.
- Harry Thompson, 45, British producer and writer of TV comedies, biographer and novelist, lung cancer.
- Donald Watson, 87, British wildlife artist.
- Steve Whatley, 46, British Theatre Actor, Consumer Expert and Journalist, and Television Presenter, suicide.
- Alekos Alexandrakis, 77, Greek actor, cancer.
- George Brumwell, 66, British trade unionist.
- Robert Eugene Bush, 79, youngest sailor awarded a Medal of Honor in World War II, kidney failure.
- Carola Höhn, 95, German stage and cinema actress.
- Beland Honderich, 86, former publisher of Toronto Star, stroke.
- Charlie Smith, 49, British poet and politician.
- David Westheimer, 88, author, novelist (Von Ryan's Express).
- Adel al-Zubeidi, attorney in the continuing Trial of Saddam Hussein, bullet wounds sustained in Baghdad.
- Avril Angers, 87, British comedian and actress, pneumonia.
- Azahari Husin, 48, Malaysian militant and alleged terrorist mastermind.
- Muriel Degauque,38, Belgian waitress who converted to Islam, and became the West's first woman suicide bomber.
- Stephen McGill, 93, Scottish Anglican prelate, Bishop of Paisley (1968–1988).
- K. R. Narayanan, 85, President of India (1997–2002), pneumonia and renal failure.
- Charles R. Weiner, 83, U.S. federal judge who crafted the mass settlement of asbestos lawsuits, kidney failure.
- Fernando Bujones, 50, American classical ballet dancer, melanoma.
- Steve Courson, 50, former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive guard, gardening accident.
- Ernest Crichlow, 91, African-American artist of the Harlem Renaissance, heart failure.
- Kristian Fredrikson, 65, New Zealand-born Australian ballet, opera and theatre designer, lung failure.
- Azahari Husin, 48, technical mastermind of the 2002 and 2005 Bali bombings, self-detonated bomb during a police raid. Indonesian police claim he was shot dead before he could detonate his explosives vest, and a comrade's bomb exploded shortly afterward.
- John Ling, 72, British diplomat and politician.
- Gardner Read, 92, American composer.
- Bruce Sarver, 43, NHRA race car driver, suicide.
- Ted Wragg, 67, British professor of education and commentator on education topics, heart attack.
- Moustapha Akkad, 75, film producer (Halloween films), injuries sustained in Jordanian bombings.
- Keith Andes, 85, American film actor (Tora! Tora! Tora!), suicide by asphyxiation.
- Peter Drucker, 95, management theorist, natural causes.
- Pamela Duncan, 73, American B movie and TV actress.
- Patrick Anson, 5th Earl of Lichfield, 66, British photographer, stroke.
- Steven Van McHone, 35, American convicted murderer, executed in North Carolina.
- Murugappa Channaveerappa Modi, 89, Indian opthalmologist.
- Eduardo Rabossi, 75, Argentine philosopher and human rights activist.
- Arthur K. Cebrowski, 63, retired U.S. Navy vice admiral and Pentagon official, cancer.
- Madhu Dandavate, 81, Indian socialist leader.
- James Fyfe, 63, American criminologist and instructor, cancer.
- Roger Groot, 63, American law professor, also known for defending Lee Boyd Malvo.
- Rik Van Nutter, 75, American actor.
- David Ruiz, 63, American convicted criminal, plaintiff in lawsuit that resulted in improved standards in Texas prisons.
- William B. Bryant, 94, senior U.S. federal judge and the first black federal prosecutor in U.S. history.
- Vine Deloria, Jr., 72, Native American author and activist, aortic aneurysm.
- Eddie Guerrero, 38, WWE professional wrestler, heart failure.
- Harry Gold, 98, Irish jazz-musician.
- Charles Owen Rice, 96, American Roman Catholic priest and labor activist.
- Miriam Roth, 95, Israeli writer and educator.
- Ruth M. Siems, 74, home economist, an inventor of Stove Top stuffing.
- Eddie Stapleton, 74, Australian rugby union player.
- Paul L. Ward, 94, American historian, past president of the American Historical Association and Sarah Lawrence College.
- John Campo Sr., 67, American champion horse trainer.
- Ahmed Mamsa, 86, Indian cricket umpire.
- Jenő Takács, 103, Hungarian classical composer and pianist
- Gustav Aarestrup, 89, Norwegian businessman.
- Felipe de Alba, 81, Mexican actor.
- Barry K. Atkins, 94, U.S. Navy admiral, decorated World War II veteran.
- Roy Brooks, 67, American jazz drummer.
- Agenore Incrocci aka Age, 91, Italian screenwriter.
- Adrian Rogers, 74, American religious leader, complications of colon cancer.
- Robert Rowell, 50, American convicted murderer, executed in Texas.
- Agapito Sanchez, 35, former junior featherwight boxing champion from Dominican Republic, gunshot wounds.
- Louis Sévèke, 41, Dutch left wing political activist, shot.
- Robert Tisch, 79, co-owner of the NFL's New York Giants, brain cancer.
- Osmond Watson, 71, Jamaican painter and sculptor.
- Dante Benedetti, 86, American restaurateur and baseball coach.
- Sandy Consuegra, 85, Cuban baseball pitcher.
- Ralph Edwards, 92, American television host and producer, heart failure.
- John Marlyn, 93, Canadian author.
- Paul Noel, 81, American basketball player.
- Henry Taube, 89, Canadian-born 1983 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry.
- Shannon Charles Thomas, 34, American convicted murderer, executed in Texas.
- Donald Watson, 95, British founder of the Vegan Society, natural causes.
- Gerhard Beier, 85, German World War II soldier.
- Elizabeth Ann Blaesing, 86, alleged illegitimate daughter of Warren G. Harding.
- W. George Bowdon, Jr., 84, American politician, mayor of Alexandria, Louisiana.
- Walter Muehlbronner, American figure skater.
- Marek Perepeczko, 63, Polish actor.
- Sybil Shearer, 93, American modern dance choreographer.
- Armen Abaghian, 72, Russian nuclear scientist.
- Alfonso Arana, 78, Puerto Rican painter.
- Sharon Beshenivsky, 38, British Woman Police Constable, murdered in line of duty.
- Sandy Blythe, 43, Australian wheelchair basketball player.
- Harold J. Stone, 92, American actor (Welcome Back, Kotter, Somebody Up There Likes Me).
- Elias Syriani, 67, Jordanian-born American convicted murderer, executed in North Carolina.
- Lee Yoon-hyung, 26, heiress of Samsung.
- Artine Artinian, 97, French literary scholar.
- David Austin, 70, British cartoonist (The Guardian).
- Erik Balling, 80, Danish TV and film director.
- Steve Belichick, 86, American football player and coach.
- John Timpson, 77, ex-presenter of the Today programme on BBC Radio 4, natural causes.
- Moses Adasu, 60, Nigerian politician.
- Manouchehr Atashi, 74, Iranian poet.
- Canute Caliste, 91, Grenadian painter.
- Nora Denney, 77, American actress, illness.
- Jonathan James-Moore, 59, former BBC Radio head of light entertainment, cancer.
- James King, 80, American operatic tenor.
- Harry Lawton, 77, American writer.
- Glenn Mitchell, 55, American public radio broadcaster, radio talk show host.
- Lou Myers, 90, American cartoonist (The New Yorker).
- Chris Whitley, 45, American musician, lung cancer.
- Alfred Anderson, 109, last living Scottish World War I veteran, oldest living man in Scotland and last survivor of the 1914 Christmas truce.
- Albert H. Bosch, 97, Republican United States Representative from New York (1953–1960).
- Bruce Hobbs, 84, English jockey and racehorse trainer, youngest jockey to win the Grand National (age 17 in 1938, riding Battleship).
- Sonny Hutchins, 76, retired stock car and NASCAR driver.
- John W. Mitchell, 88, British sound engineer.
- Mary Ann Aspinwall Owens, 77, American philatelist.
- Hugh Sidey, 78, American journalist, Time Magazine. .
- Umrao Singh, 85, last surviving Indian recipient of the Victoria Cross.
- David Ashton, 78, Australian botanist and ecologist.
- Mike Austin, 95, Guernsey-born professional golfer and instructor, record-holder for longest drive in a professional tournament, natural causes.
- Madani Bouhouche, 53, Belgian gendarme and criminal.
- Glenn W. Burton, 95, American agricultural scientist.
- Frank Gatski, 83, American football player (Cleveland Browns) and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, heart disease.
- Bruce Hobbs, 84, British jockey and race horse trainer.
- Ingvil Aarbakke, 35, Norwegian artist, cancer.
- Mark Austin, 95, American golfer.
- George Bogart, 82, American painter.
- Isabel de Castro, 74, Portuguese actress, cancer.
- Constance Cummings, 95, American-born British actress.
- Nate Hawthorne, 55, American pro basketball player, heart attack.
- Jamuna Baruah, 86, Indian actress.
- Ralph Braibanti, 85, American political scientist.
- Pat Morita, 73, Academy Award-nominated (The Karate Kid) American actor, natural causes.
- John M. Vlissides, 44, one of the "Gang of Four", co-author of the book Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software, complications of a brain tumor.
- Andria Apakidze, 91, Georgian archaeologist and historian.
- George Best, 59, Northern Irish football player (Manchester United, Northern Ireland), multiple organ failure.
- Hans Karl Burgeff, 77, German sculptor.
- Richard Burns, 34, British rally driver (2001 World Rally Championship champion), astrocytoma brain tumour.
- Polina Gelman, 86, Soviet air force officer.
- Pierre Seel, 82, French Holocaust survivor. .
- Takanori Arisawa, 54, Japanese composer.
- Stan Berenstain, 82, Berenstain Bears co-creator, complications due to cancer.
- Clive Bradley, 69, Trinidadian steel pan musician.
- Colin Brinded, 59, British snooker referee, cancer.
- Gopal Godse, 86, last surviving conspirator in the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.
- Charles "Clare" Laking, 106, one of the last surviving Canadian World War I veterans.
- David Tabor, 92, British physicist.
- Jocelyn Brando, 86, American actress.
- Joe "Boogaloo" Jones, 79, American R&B singer, composer, complications from coronary artery bypass surgery.
- Franz Schönhuber, 82, German politician (Die Republikaner party).
- Donald V. Bennett, 90, former commandant United States Military Academy.
- Jack Concannon, 62, former NFL quarterback, heart attack.
- Marc Lawrence, 95, American film actor (subjected to the Hollywood blacklist in the 1940s/50s), heart failure.
- Tony Meehan, 62, former Shadows drummer, head injuries resulting from domestic accident.
- Helen Muir, 85, British rheumatologist.
- Eric Nance, 45, American convicted murderer, executed in Arkansas.
- E. Cardon "Card" Walker, 89, corporate head of Walt Disney Productions from 1976–1983, congestive heart failure.
- Bob Brown, 78, American ethnomusicologist, complications of cancer.
- Joseph Furst, 89, Austrian actor.
- Józef Garliński, 92, Polish historian and writer.
- Ashraf Ghorbal, 80, Egyptian diplomat.
- John R. Hicks, 49, American convicted murderer, executed in Ohio.
- Uffe Schultz Larsen, 84, Danish Olympic shooter.
- Macon McCalman, 72, veteran American character actor, complications from a series of strokes.
- Vic Power, 78, Hispanic baseball player (Minnesota Twins) and Gold Glove winning first baseman. One of the first Hispanic players in the Major Leagues, cancer.
- Stanley Russell, 99, New Zealand businessman and politician, Mayor of Nelson.
- Stepan Senchuk, 50, Ukrainian politician, former governor of Lviv Oblast, homicide by gunshot.
- Wendie Jo Sperber, 47, American actress (Back to the Future, Bosom Buddies), breast cancer.
- David di Tommaso, 26, French soccer player, cardiac arrest.
- Deon van der Walt, 47, South African operatic tenor, homicide by gunshot.
- Roger Behm, 76, Luxembourg boxer.
- Donald Breckenridge, 75, American hotel developer, lung cancer.
- Svullo, 46, Swedish actor and comedian, suicide.
- Lenford "Steve" Harvey, 30, AIDS campaigner, murdered.
- Viggo Jensen, 84, Danish footballer.
- Denis Lindsay, 66, South African cricketer, long illness.
- Jean Parker, 90, American film actress (Little Women), natural causes (disease).
- Jim Sasseville, 78, American cartoonist (It's Only a Game).
- Herbert L. Strock, 87, B-movie director, heart failure.