Deaths in November 2006
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The following is a list of notable deaths in November 2006.
- Bettye Ackerman, 82, American actress (Ben Casey), stroke.
- Jason DiEmilio, 36, American guitarist (Azusa Plane), overdose.
- Daniel Garcia, 80, Mexican professional wrestler and actor better known as Huracán Ramírez, heart attack.
- Buddy Killen, 73, American record producer, founder of Dial Records, pancreatic cancer.
- Florence Klotz, 86, American Tony Award-winning costume designer, heart failure.
- Johnny Schofield, 75, British footballer for Birmingham City, former manager of Atherstone Town, complications from an illness.
- Adrienne Shelly, 40, American actress (Trust, Unbelievable Truth), screenwriter, director (Waitress), murder by strangulation.
- William Styron, 81, American writer (Darkness Visible, Confessions of Nat Turner, Sophie's Choice), pneumonia.
- Hilda van Stockum, 98, Dutch Newbery Medal-winning author of children's books, stroke.
- Silvio Varviso, 82, Swiss conductor of the Vlaamse Opera, illness.
- Rafael Donato, 69, Filipino President of DLSU-Manila (1991–1994), President of De La Salle Lipa (1995–2003), drowned.
- Adrien Douady, 71, French mathematician.
- Wally Foreman, 58, Australian sports commentator, heart attack.
- Red Hayworth, 91, American baseball player.
- Carroll Knicely, 77, American publisher, Commerce Secretary for three Kentucky governors.
- Henning Kristiansen, 79, Danish cinematographer and film director (Babette's Feast, Me and Charly).
- Leonard Schrader, 62, American screenwriter (Kiss of the Spider Woman, Mishima), brother of Paul Schrader, heart failure.
- Derek Turnbull, 79, New Zealand runner.
- Milly Vitale, 74, Italian actress, natural causes.
- Belden Bly, 92, American legislator in the Massachusetts House (1948–1979).
- Frank Dunham, Jr., 64, American federal public defender, head lawyer for Zacarias Moussaoui, brain cancer.
- Sir Allen Fairhall, 96, Australian member of the House of Representatives (1949–1969), Minister for Defence (1966–1969).
- Fereydoun Hoveyda, 82, Syrian-born Iranian ambassador to the United Nations (1971–1979), cancer.
- Paul Mauriat, 81, French musician (L'Amour Est Bleu).
- Sputnik Monroe, 77, American professional wrestler, respiratory illness.
- Malachi Ritscher, 52, American anti-war protester, self-immolation.
- Marie Rudisill, 95, American "Fruitcake Lady" on The Tonight Show, aunt of Truman Capote, natural causes.
- Stanley Rothenberg, 76, American lawyer, former president of Copyright Society, complications of popliteal aneurysm surgery.
- Alberto Spencer, 68, Ecuadorian footballer (Peñarol, Ecuador), highest scorer in Copa Libertadores, infection after heart surgery.
- Dajan Ahmet, 44, Estonia actor, car accident.
- Brebis Bleaney, 91, British physicist.
- Nelson S. Bond, 97, American writer.
- William Lee Brent, 75, American Black Panther who hijacked a plane to Cuba, bronchial pneumonia.
- Lionel Bryer, 78, South African dentist who founded the Aberdeen International Youth Festival.
- Frank Arthur Calder, 91, Canadian aboriginal politician.
- Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, 98, American co-author of Cheaper by the Dozen, natural causes.
- John McManners, 89, British historian, Regius Professor of Ecclesiastical History at Oxford University (1972–1984).
- Sergi López Segú, 39, Spanish footballer for FC Barcelona, brother of Gerard López, suicide under a train.
- Samuel Bowers, 82, American former Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, convicted over murder of Vernon Dahmer, cardiac arrest.
- Chen Ding-nan, 63, Taiwanese Justice Minister (2000–2005), lung cancer.
- Chuck DeShane, 87, American football quarterback (Detroit Lions).
- Bülent Ecevit, 81, Turkish former Prime Minister, complications following a stroke.
- George Esser, 85, American civil rights advocate, set up the North Carolina Fund.
- Oscar González, 82, Uruguayan Grand Prix driver.
- Frank Marsden, 83, British Labour MP (1971–1974).
- Pietro Rava, 90, Italian former football player, last surviving member of the 1938 World Cup-winning team, Alzheimer's disease.
- Ham Richardson, 73, American tennis player, US Open doubles winner, diabetes complications.
- Francis Schuckardt, 69, American Traditional Catholic Bishop, rejected decrees of Second Vatican Council, throat cancer.
- Bobby Shearer, 74, Scottish former footballer (Hamilton Academical, Rangers), illness.
- Miguel Aceves Mejía, 90, Mexican singer and actor known as "the king of the falsetto", bronchitis.
- Francisco Fernández-Ochoa, 56, Spanish retired alpine skier, gold medallist in the 1972 Winter Olympic Games, cancer.
- Federico López, 44, Puerto Rican basketball player in two Olympic Games and three world championships, heart attack.
- J. T. Rutherford, 85, American Democratic Representative for Texas (1955–1963), complications from Alzheimer's disease.
- Paul Baltes, 67, German developmental psychologist, cancer.
- John Coburn, 81, Australian artist, winner of the 1960 and 1977 Blake Prize.
- Buddy Kerr, 84, American baseball shortstop (New York Giants), natural causes.
- Jackie Parker, 74, American football player, All-American, head coach and general manager, throat cancer.
- Bryan Pata, 22, American football player (Miami Hurricanes), shot.
- Johnny Sain, 89, American Major League Baseball pitcher, complications from a stroke.
- Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber, 82, French journalist and politician, complications from bronchitis.
- Brian Thomson, 87, British chairman of D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd (1974–2005).
- Polly Umrigar, 80, Indian cricket team captain (1955–1958), lymphoma.
- Rhodes Fairbridge, 92, Australian geologist at Columbia University and expert on climate change, brain tumour.
- Sir James Hunt, 63, British judge in the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court of Justice, brain tumour.
- Lia Looveer, 86, Estonian-born Australian politician.
- Basil Poledouris, 61, American film composer (Conan the Barbarian, RoboCop, Starship Troopers), cancer.
- Annette Rogers, 93, American athlete, 4 x 100 metres relay gold medalist at the 1932 and 1936 Olympics, stroke.
- Ed Bradley, 65, American CBS News journalist and 60 Minutes correspondent, leukemia.
- Garton del Savio, 92, American baseball player, illness.
- Marian Marsh, 93, American 1930s actress (Hell's Angels, Svengali), respiratory arrest.
- John Yancey Schmitt, 33, American convicted murderer, executed by lethal injection.
- Sam Stephenson, 72, Irish architect, designed the Central Bank and Wood Quay, complications from heart surgery.
- Ellen Willis, 64, American journalist, professor, feminist activist and critic, lung cancer.
- Markus Wolf, 83, German former head of East Germany's secret intelligence service, natural causes.
- Benny Andrews, 75, American painter, cancer.
- Diana Coupland, 74, British actress (Bless This House), complications following heart surgery.
- Gabriel Donoso, 46, Chilean polo player, fall from a horse.
- Maurice Floquet, 111, France's oldest man ever.
- Doug Friedline, 49, American campaign manager for Jesse Ventura, heart attack.
- Gerald Levert, 40, American R&B singer, son of The O'Jays lead singer Eddie Levert, accidental acute intoxication.
- Chubby Oates, 63, British Cockney comedian, heart attack.
- Jack Palance, 87, American Academy Award-winning actor (Shane, City Slickers), natural causes.
- Nadarajah Raviraj, 44, Sri Lankan Tamil National Alliance MP, shot.
- Igor Sergeyev, 68, Russian Defense Minister (1997–2001), the only Marshal of the Russian Federation, cancer.
- Jack Williamson, 98, American science fiction author.
- Anicée Alvina, 53, French actress, cancer.
- Belinda Emmett, 32, Australian actress (Home and Away), metastatic breast cancer.
- Jabu Khanyile, 49, South African musician who played at the Johannesburg Live 8 concert, prostate cancer.
- Esther Lederberg, 83, American microbiologist at Stanford, discovered lambda phage, pneumonia and heart failure.
- Harry Lehotsky, 49, Canadian anti-poverty advocate and newspaper columnist, pancreatic cancer.
- Ronnie Stevens, 81, British comedy actor.
- Joop van Domselaar, 78, Dutch Olympic shooter.
- Alphonse Halimi, 74, French boxer, former world bantamweight champion, pneumonia.
- Harvey Manning, 81, American conservationist and author.
- Mario Merola, 72, Italian singer and actor, heart attack.
- Jacob E. Smart, 97, American Air Force general and NASA executive, former deputy C-in-C of the US European Command.
- Joseph Ungaro, 76, American journalist.
- H. Donald Wilson, 82, American founder of LexisNexis, heart attack.
- Desert Orchid, 27, British National Hunt racehorse, winner of the King George VI Chase on four occasions.
- Konrad Fuchs, 109, German believed to be oldest living Catholic priest, WWI combat veteran.
- John Hallam, 65, Northern Irish actor.
- Bertrand Poirot-Delpech, 77, French writer and journalist.
- Ana Carolina Reston, 21, Brazilian model, complications of anorexia nervosa.
- G. Gordon Strong, 92, Canadian-American publisher, pneumonia.
- Pete Suder, 90, American baseball player.
- George G. Blackburn, 90, Canadian author (Guns of Normandy), member of the Order of Canada, cancer.
- John Blackburn, 93, American songwriter ("Moonlight in Vermont", "Susquehanna"), natural causes.
- Ken Ishikawa, 58, Japanese manga artist, co-creator of Getter Robo anime series, heart failure.
- Paul Rigby, 82, Australian cartoonist, heart attack.
- Owen Truelove, 69, British RAF Air Commodore, glider crash.
- David K. Wyatt, 69, American historian of Thailand, emphysema and heart failure.
- Frank Durkan, 76, Irish-born American lawyer, advocate for members of the Irish Republican Army in the US, lung infection.
- Milton Friedman, 94, American monetarist and free-market economist, winner of the 1976 Nobel Prize, heart failure.
- Gary Graver, 68, American cinematographer for Orson Welles (F for Fake, The Other Side of the Wind), cancer.
- Geoff Griffin, 67, South African cricketer, heart attack.
- Yuri Levada, 76, Russian sociologist and pollster, heart attack.
- Jack Macpherson, 69, American surfboarder, liver and renal failure.
- Paris Theodore, 63, American firearm inventor and manufacturer, multiple sclerosis.
- John Veale, 84, British classical composer, cancer.
- Sir John Acland, 77, British general, commander of forces in Rhodesia (1979–1980).
- Ruth Brown, 78, American blues singer, complications of a heart attack and stroke.
- Tony Pithey, 73, South African cricketer, pancreatic cancer.
- Ferenc Puskás, 79, Hungarian former footballer and coach, pneumonia.
- Flo Sandon's, 82, Italian singer, winner of Sanremo Music Festival (1953). (Italian)
- Bo Schembechler, 77, American University of Michigan football head coach (1969–1989), heart problems.
- Ramez Tebet, 70, Brazilian politician and lawyer, cancer. (Portuguese)
- Movladi Baisarov, 40, Chechen warlord and commander of Federal Security Service, shot.
- Roger Bolton, 59, British trade unionist, cancer.
- Maurice W. Graham, 89, American "Patriarch of the Hobos" and author, stroke.
- Keith Rowlands, 70, Welsh CEO of the International Rugby Board.
- William G. Beasley, 86, British oriental historian.
- Dirk Dirksen, 69, American promoter of punk rock.
- Sir Edward Ford, 96, British assistant and private secretary to King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II (1946–1967).
- Smith Hempstone, 77, American journalist and ambassador to Kenya (1989–1993), complications from diabetes.
- Emanuel Hurwitz, 87, British violinist.
- Khir Johari, 83, Malaysian Education Minister, heart attack.
- Ernest Pusey, 111, American supercentenarian, last Floridian World War I veteran.
- Julio Ramos, 71, Argentine journalist, director (Ámbito Financiero), leukemia.
- Jeremy Slate, 80, American actor (The Born Losers, The Devil's Brigade), esophageal cancer.
- Robert Altman, 81, American film director (MASH, Nashville, Short Cuts), complications from leukemia.
- Zoia Ceauşescu, 56, Romanian mathematician, daughter of Nicolae Ceauşescu, lung cancer.
- William R. P. George, 94, British archdruid, bard, novelist, nephew of Prime Minister David Lloyd George.
- Donald Hamilton, 90, American spy fiction writer.
- Walid Hassan, 47, Iraqi television comedian, shot.
- Chris Hayward, 81, American creator of Dudley Do-Right and The Munsters, illness.
- Hong Xuezhi, 94, Chinese general, unspecified illness.
- Kevin McClory, 80, Irish film producer (Never Say Never Again).
- Saúl Ubaldini, 69, Argentine labor leader and parliamentarian for the Peronist party, lung cancer.
- Andre Waters, 44, American football player, suicide.
- Svein Erik Bakke, 59, Norwegian entrepreneur. (Norwegian)
- Gheorghe Calciu-Dumitreasa, 80, Romanian priest, dissident Nicolae Ceauşescu's rule, pancreatic cancer.
- Pierre Gemayel, 34, Lebanese Minister of Industry, shot.
- Hassan Gouled Aptidon, 90, Dijiboutian first President, natural causes.
- Robert Lockwood, Jr., 91, American blues guitarist and singer, respiratory failure.
- Bernard Rimland, 78, American autism researcher, prostate cancer.
- Eliezer Waldenberg, 89, Israeli Haredi rabbi.
- Sir Harold Young, Australian Liberal politician, President of the Senate (1981–1983).
- John Allan Cameron, 67, Canadian pioneer of Celtic music, bone cancer.
- Muriel Castanis, 80, American sculptor, lung failure.
- Pat Dobson, 64, American Major League Baseball pitcher, leukemia.
- Gilles Grégoire, 80, Canadian politician and co-founder of Parti Québécois. (French)
- Roy Newell, 92, American abstract expressionist painter, cancer.
- John Peyton, Baron Peyton of Yeovil, 87, British Minister of Transport (1970–1974) and MP (1951–1983).
- Jerry Bails, 73, American popular culture and comic book historian, heart attack.
- Jesús Blancornelas, 70, Mexican journalist, founding editor of Zeta magazine, stomach cancer.
- Gerald M. Boyd, 56, American managing editor of The New York Times, lung cancer.
- Nick Clarke, 58, British BBC presenter and journalist, cancer.
- Richard Clements, 78, British journalist, editor of Tribune (1961–1982).
- Betty Comden, 89, American lyricist known for writing musicals with Adolph Green including Singin' in the Rain, heart failure.
- Jack Ferrante, 90, American football player for the Philadelphia Eagles.
- Ştefan Haukler, 64, Romanian Olympic fencer.
- Roy M. Hopkins, 63, American politician, member of the Louisiana House of Representatives.
- Alexander Litvinenko, 43, Russian spy and critic of Vladimir Putin, poisoning.
- Philippe Noiret, 76, French actor (Il Postino, Cinema Paradiso), cancer.
- Anita O'Day, 87, American jazz singer, pneumonia.
- Willie Pep, 84, American Hall of Fame featherweight boxer, Alzheimer's disease.
- Walter Booker, 72, American jazz bassist (Cannonball Adderley Quintet), cardiac arrest.
- John Bridgers, 84, American athletic director at the University of New Mexico, congestive heart failure.
- William Diehl, 81, American author (Primal Fear, Sharky's Machine), aortic aneurysm.
- Phyllis Fraser, 90, American actress, author, and publisher, complications from fall.
- Robert Kupperman, 71, American terrorism expert at the CSIS, complications from Parkinson's disease.
- Juice Leskinen, 56, Finnish singer-songwriter, renal insufficiency, cirrhosis, and diabetes.
- Frank L. Madla, 69, American member of the Texas State Legislature since 1973, house fire.
- Robert McFerrin, 85, American singer, father of Bobby McFerrin, heart attack.
- Thelma Scott, 93, Australian actress (Number 96), heart attack.
- Max Soliven, 77, Filipino publisher of The Philippine Star, cardiac arrest.
- George W. S. Trow, 63, American author and media critic, natural causes.
- Zdeněk Veselovský, 78, Czech zoologist, heart failure.
- Luciano Bottaro, 75, Italian comic book creator (Pepito). (Italian)
- Valentín Elizalde, 27, Mexican banda singer, shot.
- David Hermance, 59, American Toyota engineer (Prius), plane crash.
- Emilio Vedova, 87, Italian painter.
- Melvin M. Webber, 86, American urban designer.
- Mário Cesariny, 83, Portuguese surrealist painter and author, cancer.
- Leo Chiosso, 86, Italian songwriter. (Italian)
- Dave Cockrum, 63, American comic book creator (X-Men, Legion of Super-Heroes), complications from diabetes.
- Isaac Gálvez, 31, Spanish cyclist, cycling accident.
- Stephen Heywood, 37, American subject of the film So Much So Fast, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
- Anthony Jackson, 62, British actor, cancer.
- Giorgio Panto, 65, Italian television station owner and separatist politician, helicopter crash. (Italian)
- Graham Roope, 60, British cricketer, heart attack.
- Raúl Velasco, 73, Mexican television presenter (Siempre en Domingo), natural causes.
- Don Butterfield, 83, American jazz tuba player, played with Dizzy Gillespie and Frank Sinatra, stroke-related illness.
- Bebe Moore Campbell, 56, American author (What You Owe Me), brain cancer.
- Casey Coleman, 55, American sportscaster, winner of four Emmy Awards, pancreatic cancer.
- George Doig, 93, Australian football player.
- Alan Freeman, 79, British BBC DJ, natural causes.
- Larry Henderson, 89, Canadian first regular broadcaster on CBC Television's The National, natural causes.
- Annie Knight, 111, British supercentenarian, oldest person in United Kingdom.
- Eddie Mayo, 96, American baseball player, natural causes.
- Susan Raab Simonson, 37, American theatre actress and producer, breast cancer.
- Rose Mattus, 90, British-born American co-founder of Häagen-Dazs ice cream, natural causes.
- Max Merkel, 87, Austrian football player and coach.
- Bernard Orchard, 96, British biblical scholar.
- Lyubov Polishchuk, 57, Russian actress, spinal disease.
- Robert Volpe, 63, American art theft detective, heart attack.
- Primo Volpi, 90, Italian cyclist.
- Elliot Welles, 79, Austrian-born American Holocaust survivor and B'nai B'rith's prosecutor for Nazi war criminals, heart attack.
- Rosalie Bradford, 63, American Guinness World Record-holder for heaviest woman, most weight lost, complications from obesity.
- Allen Carr, 72, English anti-smoking activist, lung cancer.
- Leonard Freed, 77, American photojournalist and member of the Magnum Photography Collective, complications of cancer.
- Akio Jissoji, 69, Japanese television and film director (Ultraman, Ultra Seven), stomach cancer.
- Emmett Kelly, 82, American clown and son of Emmett Kelly, complications from pneumonia.
- Leon Niemczyk, 82, Polish actor, lung cancer.
- Bishan Singh Ram Singh, 62, Malaysian social activist and environmentalist, pulmonary embolism.
- Hanumant Singh, 67, Indian cricketer and International Cricket Council match referee, organ failure due to dengue fever and hepatitis B.
- Rafael Buenaventura, 68, Filipino Governor of the Central Bank, kidney cancer.
- Colin Cramphorn, 50, British Chief Constable for West Yorkshire, prostate cancer.
- Leonard Greene, 88, American aviation safety device inventor, lung cancer.
- Perry Henzell, 70, Jamaican film director (The Harder They Come) and author, cancer.
- Shirley Walker, 61, American film score composer, brain aneurysm.