Deaths in April 2015

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The following is a list of notable deaths in April 2015. For notable deaths before the current month, please see "Previous months".

  • Name, age, country of citizenship and reason for notability, cause of death, reference (must be added) are added.

April 2015Edit

Elmer Lach 1918-2015
Richard Dysart 1929-2015
James Best 1926-2015
Stan Freberg 1926-2015
Nina Companeez 1937-2015
Paul Almond 1931-2015
Richie Benaud 1930-2015
Günter Grass 1927-2015
Percy Sledge 1940-2015
Francis George 1937-2015
Dick Balharry 1937-2015
Jayne Meadows 1919-2015
Verne Gagne 1926-2015
Ben E. King 1938-2015

Previous monthsEdit


  1. The world's oldest person, a Japanese woman, dies at 117
  2. Death announcement of Nicolae Rainea
  3. John Paul Hammerschmidt dies at 92
  4. Eddie LeBaron, who starred at UOP and in NFL, dies at 85
  5. John Lennon's Ex-Wife, Cynthia Lennon, Dead at 75
  6. Luis Delgado Aparicio, 'El Dr. Saravá', falleció hoy a los 74 años Archived 2015-04-04 at the Wayback Machine (in Spanish)
  7. "Portuguese film director Manoel de Oliveira dies aged 106". Archived from the original on 2015-04-05. Retrieved 2015-04-30.
  8. Olga Sawicka nie żyje (1932 -2015) (in Polish)
  9. "Robert Schuller, Crystal Cathedral megachurch founder, dies". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2017-08-31.
  10. "Pillsbury Doughboy creator Rudolph R. Perz dies at 89". Archived from the original on 2015-04-25. Retrieved 2015-04-30.
  11. Legendary Mastering Engineer Doug Sax Has Passed Away
  12. Steve Stevaert dood teruggevonden in Albertkanaal (in Dutch)
  13. Abdelhadi Tazi, Member of Morocco’s Academy, dies at 94
  14. Nigel Boocock 1937–2015
  15. Former Lynyrd Skynyrd Drummer Dies in Crash
  16. Der Schauspieler Mathias Gnädinger ist tot (in German)
  17. Death notice
  18. Sarah Brady, Wife of Former White House Secretary Jim Brady, Dies
  19. "Turkish veteran musician Kayahan dies of cancer at 66". Archived from the original on 2015-04-04. Retrieved 2015-04-30.
  20. Robert Rietti
  21. Vivian Nathan, Original Member of The Actors Studio, Dies at 98
  22. Canadiens legend Elmer Lach dies at age 97
  23. Chopper crash Jamaluddin Jarjis, five others killed
  24. Klaus Rifbjerg er død efter længere tids sygdom (in Danish)
  25. "Renowned Ethiopianist Donald N. Levine Passed Away". Archived from the original on 2015-04-11. Retrieved 2015-04-30.
  26. Ira Lewis, Actor and Playwright, Dies at 82
  27. Madonna's Dermatologist Fredric Brandt Found Dead After Apparent Suicide
  28. Richard Dysart Dies: Emmy-Winning ‘L.A. Law’ Star And Stage Veteran Was 86
  29. Character Actor Tom Towles Dies at 65
  30. Tony Award nominee Julie Wilson passes away at 90
  31. Murió en París Juan Carlos Cáceres, el padre del "tango negro" (in Spanish)
  32. "Lon Simmons, Giants' Hall of Fame broadcaster, dies at 91". Archived from the original on 2015-04-12. Retrieved 2015-04-30.
  33. Vale 2GB's Gordon Moyes
  34. Former Canadiens D St. Laurent dies at 85
  35. Mirė signataras Romualdas Ozolas (in Lithuanian)
  36. "David "Devilfish" Ulliott Dies Following Cancer Battle". Archived from the original on 2015-04-08. Retrieved 2015-04-30.
  37. World's oldest person dies in Camden
  38. Addio a Giovanni Berlinguer, una vita nel Pci (in Italian)
  39. John Papit, football star and banking executive
  40. Ray Charles, Leader of Ray Charles Singers, Who Backed Perry Como, Dies at 96
  41. James Best, sheriff of ‘Hazzard,’ dies in Hickory at 88
  42. Sad News: "Good Times" actor Ben Powers passes away at 64
  43. "Latvian ambassador to Azerbaijan dies in Baku". Archived from the original on 2015-04-10. Retrieved 2015-04-30.
  44. Mort de Jean Germain : «On a préparé le procès jusqu'à la dernière seconde» (in French)
  45. Stars' Henyekane dies in car crash
  46. Former Montana Gov. Babcock dies
  47. Comedian and Voice Actor Stan Freberg Dies at 88
  48. Kardam, son of Bulgaria’s last king, dies at 52
  49. James B. Rhoads, Fifth Archivist of the United States
  50. Geoffrey Lewis, actor in Clint Eastwood movies, dies at 79
  51. Dickie Owen
  52. Hermann Schweppenhäuser (in German)
  53. Jayakanthan dead
  54. Alex Dalgarno
  55. Décès de la réalisatrice de télévision et de cinéma Nina Companeez (in French)
  56. "Mabo judge John Toohey's life celebrated". Archived from the original on 2015-04-14. Retrieved 2015-04-30.
  57. Judith Malina, Founder of the Living Theater, Dies at 88
  58. Cricket great Richie Benaud dead
  59. Former WA Labor senator Peter Walsh dies
  60. "Former Arizona Gov. Raul Castro dies at 98". Archived from the original on 2015-07-08. Retrieved 2015-04-30.
  61. Legendary UF coach Graves dies
  62. Canadian filmmaker Paul Almond dies at age 83
  63. "Death notice". Archived from the original on 2015-09-23. Retrieved 2015-04-30.
  64. Jim Mutscheller, Colts tight end who made key plays in 1958 championship, dies at 85
  65. Janusz Kurczab nie żyje (in Polish)
  66. Lars Tunbjörk visade oss Sverige genom sitt eget vemod (in Swedish)
  67. Sheila Kitzinger, natural childbirth expert, dies aged 86
  68. Charles P. Beasley (1945 - 2015) Obituary
  69. Leading Gabonese opposition figure dies
  70. Mort de Patrice Dominguez, ancien joueur et voix du tennis français (in French)
  72. Ronnie Carroll: Former Eurovision singer and election candidate dies
  73. Eduardo Galeano, Uruguayan Voice of Anti-Capitalism, Is Dead at 74
  74. Herb Trimpe, Co-Creator of 'Wolverine,' Dies at 75
  75. Thelma Long obituary
  76. Renowned German author Günter Grass dies, aged 87
  77. Obituary for Orma Slack
  78. "BIFF founder Kato dies of heart attack". Archived from the original on 2015-04-15. Retrieved 2015-04-30.
  79. "Soul singer Percy Sledge dead at 73". Archived from the original on 2015-04-14. Retrieved 2015-04-30.
  80. "Former Utah Governor Norman H. Bangerter dies at 82". Archived from the original on 2015-04-17. Retrieved 2015-04-30.
  81. Chef Homaro Cantu dies at 38
  82. ARD-Journalist: Klaus Bednarz ist tot
  83. Meir Rosenne, former top diplomat, dies at 84
  84. "Grand salute to Nepal political veteran SB Thapa, dies at 88 in Delhi". Archived from the original on 2015-04-17. Retrieved 2015-04-30.
  85. Father Alexander Nadson dies in London.
  86. Jonathan Crombie, Anne of Green Gables actor, dead at 48
  87. Ушел "золотой" тренер "Авангарда" (in Russian)
  88. Noted football coach Attaphol 'Tak' dies at 52
  89. Former Czech PM Stanislav Gross Dies at Age 45
  90. Longtime Green Bay Packers PR director Lee Remmel dies at 90
  91. Pro-Russia journalist shot and killed in Kiev
  92. Report: Singer Johnny Kemp (‘Just Got Paid’) Dies after Fall
  93. Hansa-Nationalspieler Heino Kleiminger ist tot Archived 2015-04-18 at the Wayback Machine (in German)
  94. Odešla hokejová legenda. V 72 letech zemřel Jaroslav Holík (in Czech)
  95. Cardinal Francis George Dies at 78
  96. "Ex-US Sen. Griffin, who hastened Nixon resignation, dies". Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2017-08-31.
  97. Morreu Mariano Gago Archived 2015-08-07 at the Wayback Machine (in Portuguese)
  98. Скончался народный артист СССР Виктор Коршунов (in Russian)
  99. Archdiocesan Priest, Jeremiah J. Rodell, Dies
  100. Addio a Mario Pirani, giornalista e scrittore (in Italian)
  101. Erwin Waldner ist tot (in German)
  102. Former Labour MSP Tom McCabe dies
  103. "Theodosia Okoh dies at age 92". Archived from the original on 2015-04-27. Retrieved 2015-04-30.
  104. Muere el historiador británico Raymond Carr (in Spanish)
  105. Sen. Chukwumerije dies at 75
  106. E' morto Elio Toaff, l'ex rabbino di Roma il 30 aprile avrebbe compiuto 100 anni (in Italian)
  107. Russian troops kill leader of Islamic Caucasus Emirate
  108. Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein, modern Orthodox visionary, dies at 81
  109. Obituary
  110. Schriftsteller Frederic Morton gestorben Archived 2016-04-24 at the Wayback Machine (in German)
  111. Hall of Famer Bob St. Clair dies at 84
  112. Egyptian actor Ibrahim Yusri sadly (and ironically) dies on his birthday
  113. PETER HOWELL (1919-2015)
  114. "Death of Lord Mason of Barnsley at 91". Archived from the original on 2019-09-12. Retrieved 2015-04-30.
  115. Former Odisha Chief Minister Janaki Ballav Patnaik dies
  116. BREAKING: Famous Egyptian poet Abdel-Rahman El-Abnoudi dies at age 76
  117. Steve Byrnes passes away at age 56
  118. Model for Rockwell's Rosie the Riveter painting dies at 92
  119. Legendary Palmach commander Gidi Eilat passes away at age 91
  120. Model, entertainer Peng Hsin-yi kills self, cites bullying
  121. Well-Known Russian Film Director Of Tajik Origin Dies In Berlin
  122. M.H. Abrams, Professor Who Shaped the Study of Romanticism, Dies at 102
  123. Renowned conservationist Dick Balharry dies after receiving award
  124. Актер Геннадий Венгеров умер от рака (in Russian)
  125. Rex Robinson 1926-2015
  126. Dorothy Custer, 'Idaho's Grandma,' Dies at 103
  127. Fallece Sixto Valencia, el creador artístico de 'Memín Pinguín' (in Spanish)
  128. Everybody Loves Raymond Star Sawyer Sweeten Dies of Suspected Suicide at 19
  129. Former Iran, Persepolis Goalkeeper Dies
  130. Time magazine longtime film critic Richard Corliss dies[permanent dead link]
  131. Artist Francis Tsai passes away
  132. Senate Speaker Pierre Claude Nolin dies of cancer[permanent dead link]
  133. Władysław Bartoszewski nie żyje (in Polish)
  134. Sid Tepper, who wrote more than 50 songs for Elvis Presley, dies at 96
  135. George Young, Orlando's first federal judge, dies at age 98
  136. "Powerful former Syrian army general dies in hospital". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2017-08-31.
  137. Former Congress MP Ismail Hussain dies
  138. "In Memoriam". Archived from the original on 2015-05-18. Retrieved 2015-04-30.
  139. Valentine Lamb, editor - obituary
  140. Fallece el poeta mexicano Max Rojas (in Spanish)
  141. Nepal Earthquake: Dan Fredinburg, Google Engineer, Killed in Everest Avalanche
  142. Göttinger Geograf stirbt im Epizentrum (in German)
  143. Jim Fanning, longtime Expos GM, dies at 87
  144. Pakistani activist Sabeen Mehmud shot dead in Karachi
  145. Bergrennsport-Legende tödlich verunglückt[permanent dead link] (in German)
  146. Don Mankiewicz, novelist and Oscar-nominated screenwriter, dies at 93
  147. Former UK center Mike Phillips dies
  148. Former MP for Northumberland Christine Stewart dies
  149. 诗人汪国真去世 习近平曾引用他的诗 (in Chinese)
  150. Ex-Arkansas Travelers general manager Bill Valentine dies
  151. "Double amputee swimmer Baidya, who had Sachin among his admirers, dies". Archived from the original on 2015-04-27. Retrieved 2015-04-30.
  152. Former Iran’s Wrestling Federation president Khatib dies
  153. В Душанбе скончался экс-председатель Совета министров Таджикистана Archived 2015-04-28 at the Wayback Machine (in Russian)
  154. Legendary Actress Jayne Meadows Allen Dies at 95
  155. Hockey Hall of Fame member Pronovost dies at 84
  156. Brazilian torture survivor Romeu dies
  157. Cinematographer Andrew Lesnie has died from a heart attack
  158. Wrestling legend, Observer first year Hall of Famer Verne Gagne passes away at 89
  159. Suzanne Crough Partridge Family Daughter Dies
  160. Louie Louie singer Jack Ely of the Kingsmen dies
  161. Former middleweight world champion boxer Gene Fullmer dead at 83
  162. Guy Leblanc - Camel Star Guy Leblanc Loses Cancer Battle
  163. Marty Napoleon
  164. 中国稀土之父徐光宪院士逝世 曾获国家最高科学技术奖 (in Chinese)
  165. Le cinéaste René Féret est mort (in French)
  166. 阿修羅原さん死去 ラグビー日本代表からプロレスへ 天龍同盟で活躍 Archived 2015-05-01 at the Wayback Machine (in Japanese)
  167. Ventriloquist Keith Harris dies aged 67
  168. Ator e diretor Antônio Abujamra morre em São Paulo (in Portuguese)
  169. “春晚福娃”邓鸣贺去世 (in Chinese)
  170. In Memory of Major General Michael J. Ingelido U.S. Air Force (Retired)
  171. Duri Camichel tödlich verunglückt (in German)
  172. 172.0 172.1 172.2 172.3 Indonesia executes eight prisoners for drugs offences
  173. Players champion Peete passes away at age 71
  174. Breaking News: Former Illinois Gov. Dan Walker dies of heart failure
  175. Son: Weight Watchers Founder Jean Nidetch Dies at Age 91
  176. Cartoonist Gopulu dies
  177. François Michelin
  178. La chanteuse et actrice française Patachou est morte
  179. Gregory Mertens dies after on-pitch collapse
  180. Lennart Bodström död Archived 2015-05-02 at the Wayback Machine (in Swedish)
  181. Ben E King dead: Stand By Me singer dies aged 76
  182. William Pfaff, Critic of American Foreign Policy, Dies at 86
  183. Justice Milap Chand Jain dies
  184. Famed Composer, Wife Killed In Yonkers House Fire
  185. Nigel Terry obituary
  186. Former Bze. City Mayor David Fonseca Takes His Own Life