Deaths in October 2005
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The following is a list of notable deaths in October 2005.
- Janet Adair, 104, American actress
- Robert Hanson, 85, last-surviving crew-member of the Memphis Belle.
- Paul Pena, 55, blues guitarist and songwriter, complications of diabetes and pancreatitis.
- Harlo Jones, 81, Canadian World War II bomber pilot, stroke.
- Bud Black, 73, American baseball player.
- Hamilton Camp, 70, American actor, singer, and songwriter.
- Patrick Kelly, 61, American former Major League Baseball All-Star, heart attack.
- Alan Rees, 64, Welsh Roman Catholic monk, organist and composer.
- Nipsey Russell, 80, American comedian, poet and actor, cancer.
- August Wilson, 60, American playwright (Fences, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, The Piano Lesson), liver cancer.
- Ronnie Barker, 76, British actor and writer (The Two Ronnies, Porridge, Open All Hours).
- Seymour Boardman, 83, American artist.
- Emilinha Borba, 82, Brazilian singer and actress.
- Alastair G. W. Cameron, 80, American astrophysicist of Canadian birth. He was responsible for Giant Impact Theory of Lunar Creation and pioneer work on Stellar nucleosynthesis, heart failure.
- Dorothy Marion Campbell, 94, English potter.
- Nurettin Ersin, 86-87, Turkish army general.
- Colin McDonald, 57, New Zealand cricketer.
- David Cohen, 90, American politician, heart failure.
- Francesco (Franco) Scoglio, 64, Italian soccer trainer.
- John Falloon, 63, former New Zealand Cabinet minister.
- Mike Gibbins, 56, Welsh drummer, member of rock band Badfinger.
- Jim Gray, 47, Northern Irish loyalist, murdered.
- Stanley K. Hathaway, 81, former Republican Governor of Wyoming, (1967–1975), Secretary of the Interior (1975).
- Vakhtang Jordania, 62, Georgian (formerly Soviet) conductor, cancer.
- Harold Leventhal, 86, American folk music promoter.
- Andrew Raven, 46, British conservationist, non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
- William J. Ruane, 79, American philanthropist and financier, lung cancer.
- André Waterkeyn, 88, Belgian engineer and hockey player.
- John Arnup, 94, Canadian jurist.
- Don Alvaro Domecq y Diez, 88, Spanish aristocrat.
- Maura Murphy, 77, Irish author.
- John van Hengel, 83, founder of America's Second Harvest, food bank pioneer.
- Warren Benson, 81, American composer.
- Harry Bugin, 76, American actor and musician.
- Ray Bumatai, 52, Hawaiian comedian, brain cancer.
- Ettore Cunial, 99, world's oldest Roman Catholic bishop.
- Horst Floth, 71, German bobsledder, world champion and Olympic silver medallist.
- Louise Gore, 80, prominent Maryland politician, cancer.
- Ronald Ray Howard, 32, American convicted murderer, executed in Texas.
- David Zenoff, 89, former Nevada Supreme Court Justice, perhaps most known for performing the marriage of Elvis Presley.
- David Birnie, 54, Australian serial killer.
- Tracey Miller, 51, radio host, pioneer of women's sports broadcasting, brain cancer.
- Richard Stone Reeves, 85, renowned equestrian portraitist.
- Charles Rocket, 56, actor, best known for getting fired from Saturday Night Live for uttering an obscenity near the end of the show, suicide.
- M. Jaffar-ur-Rehman, Pakistani computer scientist.
- Robert O. Beers, 89, American politician, member of the Pennsylvania State Senate.
- Clóvis Bornay, 89, Brazilian carnival designer and museum curator, cardiac arrest.
- Tom Cheek, 66, longtime Toronto Blue Jays play-by-play announcer, brain cancer.
- Louis Nye, 92, American comedian, lung cancer.
- LeRoy Whitfield, 36, African-American writer and AIDS activist, complications of AIDS.
- Shams Ul Huda Shams, 66, President of Afghan Mellat Party and nationalist leader.
- Angelo Argea, 75, longtime caddy for legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus, liver cancer.
- Aivaras Balzekas, 23, Lithuanian tennis player, car accident.
- Wayne C. Booth, 84, American professor, literary critic, and rhetorician, complications of dementia.
- Nick Hawkins, 40, electric guitarist with Big Audio Dynamite, heart attack.
- Milton Obote, 80, former Ugandan president.
- Maury A. Bromsen, 86, American book collector and dealer.
- Sergio Citti, 72, Italian screenwriter and film director, frequent collaborator with Pier Paolo Pasolini; heart attack.
- Carla Emery DeLong, 66, American proponent of organic farming and the homesteading movement; author of The Encyclopedia of Country Living, hypotension.
- Jan Holden, 74, British actress, (The Cheaters).
- Attila İlhan, 80, Turkish poet and writer.
- Joseph Neri, 91, French cyclist.
- Arthur Seldon, 89, British libertarian economist.
- Edward Szczepanik, 90, former and last Prime Minister of the Polish Government in Exile.
- Cor Veldhoen, 66, Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord and national team). ,
- Aloysius John Wycislo, 97, Bishop Emeritus of Green Bay, Wisconsin.
- Zhang Bairen, 90, Chinese underground Roman Catholic bishop, heart disease.
- Reed Bullen, 98, American politician, broadcaster and Mormon leader.
- Sir Robert Foster, 91, British colonial officer, (Governor of Fiji).
- Frank Galbally, 82, Australian lawyer.
- Ghazi Kanaan, 63, Syrian Interior Minister, officially suicide (though suspicious).
- Baker Knight, 72, American songwriter ("Lonesome Town").
- David E. McGiffert, 79, American lawyer and Defense Department official, heart failure.
- C. Delores Tucker, 78, civil rights activist and former Pennsylvania Secretary of State.
- Jack White, 63, American reporter.
- Emile Capouya, 80, American publisher, author, and literary critic.
- István Eörsi, 74, Hungarian left-wing intellectual, leukemia.
- Vivian Malone Jones, 63, civil rights pioneer, stroke.
- Marie Lord (aka Marie Ryan), 100, American actress; wife of late actor Jack Lord.
- Wayne Weiler, 70, racecar driver.
- Edmund Bacon, 95, American urban planner and the father of actor Kevin Bacon.
- Ian Breakwell, 62, British artist in multiple mediums.
- Ralph Graham, American sportsman.
- Oleg Lundstrem, 89, Russian jazz musician.
- Joke Waller-Hunter, 58, Dutch senior United Nations official.
- Leo Bogart, 84, American sociologist, babesiosis.
- Giuseppe Caprio, 90, cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church.
- Jason Collier, 28, Atlanta Hawks basketball player, heart abnormality. ,
- Voit Gilmore, 87, former North Carolina state Senator and Kennedy Administration official, complications of Parkinson's disease.
- Mildred Shay, 94, American actress.
- Al Widmar, 80, former Major League Baseball pitcher and pitching coach, colon cancer.
- Matti Wuori, 60, Finnish advocate and politician, cancer.
- Jack Carpenter, 82, American football player.
- Elmer Dresslar, Jr., 80, voice of the Jolly Green Giant, cancer.
- Ursula Howells, 83, British character actress (The Forsyte Saga).
- Alvin M. Josephy, Jr., 90, American history professor, expert on Native American history.
- Penn Kemble, 64, American political activist.
- John Larch, 91, American character actor.
- Eugene "Porky" Lee, 71, American child actor, lung cancer.
- Barrington Moore, Jr., 92, American sociologist.
- Børge Mortensen, 83, Danish Olympic cyclist.
- David Reilly, 34, lead singer/songwriter/musician of American rock band God Lives Underwater.
- Zak Carr, 30, British cyclist, traffic collision.
- Tom Gill, 92, American comic book artist (The Lone Ranger).
- Carlos Gomes, 73, Portuguese goalkeeper with Sporting Lisbon and Portugal's national team in the 1950s and 1960s.
- Ba Jin, 100, Chinese writer, cancer and Parkinson's disease.
- Kannan, 70, Indian actor.
- Antal Moldrich, 71, Hungarian Olympic modern pentathlete.
- Donald Kofi Tucker, 67, civil rights activist and New Jersey General Assemblyman, complications of diabetes.
- Charlie Yates, 92, American amateur golfer.
- William Evan Allan, 106, last Australian World War I veteran (active service), sailor.
- Johnny Haynes, 71, English footballer, car accident.
- Bill King, 78, American sports broadcaster.
- Hal Lebovitz, 89, Baseball Hall of Fame sportswriter, cancer.
- Phil Starr, 72, British gay cabaret singer and comedian.
- Alexander Nikolaevich Yakovlev, 81, Russian politician and architect of perestroika.
- Bob Carpenter, 87, American baseball player.
- Dallas Cook, 23, trombone player for Suburban Legends, hit-and-run motorcycle accident.
- Ormond McGill, 92, American Dean of American Hypnotists, stage hypnotist, hypnotherapist, and teacher.
- Jim Morgan, 63, Australian rugby league footballer.
- Luis Adolfo Siles, 80, former President of Bolivia, heart attack.
- Jean-Michel Folon, 71, Belgian artist.
- Michael Gill, 81, British television producer, Alzheimer's disease.
- Shirley Horn, 71, African American jazz singer, complications of diabetes.
- André van der Louw, 72, Dutch politician, cancer.
- Otto Luedeke, 89, American Olympic cyclist.
- Endon Mahmood, 64, Malaysian Prime Minister's wife, breast cancer.
- Luis L. Ramirez, 42, American convicted murderer, executed in Texas.
- Eva Švankmajerová, 65, Czech surrealistic painter. Nekrolog (in Czech)
- Karin Adelmund, 56, Dutch politician. (Dutch)
- Robert E. Badham, 76, former Republican United States Representative from California, heart attack.
- Marshall Clagett, 89, Professor Emeritus at Princeton University's Institute for Advanced Study, historian of science.
- Oscar Giacché, 82, Argentine Olympic cyclist.
- Saadoun Sughaiyer al-Janabi, defense lawyer in Saddam Hussein's trial, murdered by unknown assailants in Baghdad.
- John Lesinski Jr., 90, American politician, U.S. Representative from Michigan (1951–1965).
- Sir Nigel Mobbs, 68, Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire.
- Rabbi Herman N. Neuberger, 87, leader and president of Ner Israel Rabbinical College for over 50 years .
- Lou Rossini, 84, former basketball coach of New York University, Alzheimer's disease.
- Tony Adams, 53, Irish-born film and stage producer (The Pink Panther) (Victor Victoria).
- George T. Alexander, 34, 2,000th U.S. military death in Iraq.
- Arman (né Armand Pierre Fernandez), 76, French-born sculptor, cancer.
- Ted Bonda, 88, former owner of the Cleveland Indians Major League Baseball team, Alzheimer's disease.
- Francisco Alejandro Gutierrez, 43, musician and lead singer of Captain Jack under his stage name "Frankie Gee", cerebral haemorrhage.
- Liam Lawlor, 61, Irish Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála (TD), whose involvement in land rezoning and political corruption was the subject of the Flood Tribunal, car accident in Moscow.
- Reggie Lisowski, 79, former American professional wrestler known as "The Crusher", brain tumor.
- Marshall Armstrong, 91, Accounting Hall of Fame member.
- Harry Dalton, 77, former Major League Baseball general manager with the Baltimore Orioles, Milwaukee Brewers, and California Angels, Parkinson's disease.
- Simon Hobart, 41, British club promoter.
- William Hootkins, 58, American actor.
- John S. Monagan, 93, former Democratic United States Representative from Connecticut, heart failure.
- John Muth, 75, American economist.
- Stella Obasanjo, 59, wife of Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo, complications from surgery.
- Yon Hyong-muk, 73, former Prime Minister of North Korea, pancreatic cancer.
- Ricardo Brinzoni, 60, Lieutenant General of the Argentine Army and former Army chief-of-staff, pancreatic cancer.
- Howie Carl, 67, American basketball player.
- Ted Dushinski, 61, former defensive back for the Canadian Football Leagues Saskatchewan Roughriders, lung cancer.
- Mokarrameh Ghanbari, 77, Iranian painter.
- José Azcona del Hoyo, 78, President of Honduras (1986–1990).
- Denis Lindbohm, 78, Swedish science fiction author.
- Rosa Parks, 92, African-American civil rights pioneer; "founding symbol of the Civil Rights Movement".
- Edward R. Roybal, 89, Mexican-American former Democratic United States Representative from California, pneumonia.
- Frank Wilson, 81, Australian actor, singer, TV celebrity.
- Katherine Young, 104, Chinese-born American centenarian, world's oldest Internet user.
- Zarina Baloch, 70, Pakistani folk singer.
- Craig D. Calam, 56, American musician, actor, comedian, cast member (as "Mugsy") of T.V's Uncle Floyd Show and creator of The 11th Hour, cancer.
- Oswald Hanfling, 77, German philosopher.
- Enid A. Haupt, 99, American philanthropist.
- Barbara Keogh, 76, British actress.
- Wellington Mara, 89, New York Giants co-owner, lymphoma.
- Nirmal Verma, 76, Indian author and literary critic, heart attack.
- Willie Williams, 49, American convicted murderer, executed in Ohio.
- Leslie Clifford Bateman, 90, British rubber expert.
- Marlin Gray, 38, American convicted murderer, executed in Missouri.
- Michael Kilian, 66, American author, writer of the Dick Tracy comic, liver failure.
- Emil Kyulev, 48, one of the richest men in Bulgaria, murdered in Sofia.
- Keith Parkinson, 47, fantasy and science-fiction artist and illustrator.
- George Swindin, 90, English football goalkeeper and manager (Arsenal and Cardiff City).
- Rong Yiren, 89, former Vice President of the People's Republic of China.
- Jozef Bomba, 66, Slovak footballer.
- Jerry Cooke, 84, American photographer.
- Norman Ellis, 92, New Zealand cricketer (Auckland).
- Georges Guingouin, 92, one of the most famous French resistants.
- Jean-Claude Irvoas, 56, French employee, murder.
- Grimes Poznikov, 59, San Francisco street performer, alcohol poisoning.
- Eugene K. Bird, 79, longtime Spandau guard of Rudolf Hess.
- Bob Broeg, 87, American Hall of Fame baseball sports writer, pneumonia.
- Raymond Hains, 78, French artist.
- Tony Jackson, 62, former St. John's basketball standout.
- Tahsin Ozguc, 89, archaeologist.
- Fernando Quejas, 83, Cape Verdean singer and musician.
- Paul Reynard, 78, French-born painter, lung cancer.
- Richard Smalley, 62, Nobel Prize-winning chemist, co-discoverer of fullerenes.
- Ljuba Tadić, 76, Serbian actor.
- Fernando Alegría, 87, Chilean poet.
- H. K. L. Bhagat, 84, Indian politician.
- Marianne Bluger, 60, Canadian poet.
- Lloyd Bochner, 81, Canadian character actor, cancer.
- Ian Bush, 22, Canadian shooting victim.
- Mor Julius Yeshu Cicek, 63, highest-ranking Syriac Orthodox Church priest in Europe.
- Roger Ghyselinck, 81, Belgian cyclist.
- Valery Kokov, 64, former President of Kabardino-Balkaria, Russia, cancer.
- Bob Allen, 91, American baseball pitcher.
- David Bazay, 66, English CBC ombudsman and veteran journalist.
- Gordon A. Craig, 91, American historian, congestive heart failure.
- John N. Erlenborn, 78, former Republican United States Representative from Illinois, Lewy body disease.
- Tetsuo Hamuro, 88, 1936 Olympics gold-medal winner in swimming.
- Kyle Lake, 33, pastor at the University Baptist Church in Waco, Texas, electrocuted by microphone during a baptism service.
- Al Lopez, 97, American baseball manager (Chicago White Sox) and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
- Joseph Owens, 97, Canadian Roman Catholic priest and philosopher.
- Emiliano Zuleta, 93, Colombian vallenato musician, respiratory disease.
- Hal O. Anger, 85, pioneer of nuclear medicine, inventor of gamma ray camera.
- William O. Baker, 90, American scientist and former Bell Labs president, respiratory failure.
- Evert Hingst, Dutch lawyer, allegedly involved in organized crime, shot. .
- V. K. Madhavan Kutty, 71, Indian journalist and author.
- Amrita Pritam, 86, Indian poet and writer.
- Mary Wimbush, 81, British actress (The Archers).
- Steve Hill, 52, Australian rock singer, original lead singer with Skyhooks, liver cancer.