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Notable deaths 

in May 2020

Who Died In May 2020 ?

The following deaths of notable individuals occurred in May 2020. Death list of celebrities, politicians,singers,actors,artists,writers,athletes,painters,diplomats,Olympic champions,playwrights,wrestlers,football players,ice hockey players,basketball players,composers and other famous peoples who sadly passed away in May 2020. 

  May 1, 2020

Ryan Wetnight

Ryan Wetnight, 49

(Born: November 5, 1970 – Died: May 1, 2020)

 

was an American professional football player in the National Football League (Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers). Wetnight starred for the Bears from 1993-99, tallying 172 receptions for 1,522 yards. Former Chicago Bears tight end Ryan Wetnight has passed away from stomach cancer at the young age of 49. Although the cancer was treated by January 2019, an inoperable tumor developed near his stomach later that year.

 

Cause of death: stomach cancer 

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Tony Rand, 80

(Born: September 1, 1939 – Died: May 1, 2020)

 

was an American attorney and politician. Rand served in the Senate representing Cumberland County more than 11 terms from 1981 through 1988 and from 1995 to 2009. Former North Carolina Sen. Tony Rand, a longtime power in North Carolina's General Assembly, one of the most powerful men in North Carolina politics for decades, died of complications from cancer.

 

Cause of death: skin and throat cancer 

Augustine Mahiga

Augustine Mahiga, 74

(Born: 28 August 1945 – Died: 1 May 2020)

 

was a Tanzanian diplomat and politician, Minister of Constitutional and Legal Affairs, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tanzania from 2015–2019 and Head of the United Nations Political Office for Somalia from 2010 to 2013. The statement said Dr. Mahiga died suddenly at his home in Dodoma after a short illness.

 

Cause of death: short illness 

Sam Lloyd,

Sam Lloyd, 56

(Born: November 12, 1963 – Died: May 1, 2020)

 

was an American character actor (Scrubs, Desperate Housewives, Seinfeld), a capella singer (The Blanks), and musician.Lloyd played Sacred Heart’s sad-sack lawyer Ted Buckland in all nine seasons of Scrubs, and reprised the role on another Lawrence-created series, Cougar Town. Lloyd sadly passed away after being diagnosed with cancer of the brain and lungs.

 

Cause of death: brain tumor

  May 2, 2020

Jan-Olof Strandberg

Jan-Olof Strandberg, 93

(Born: 9 September 1926 – Died: May 2, 2020)

 

was a Swedish stage and film actor (''Ön'' (1966), ''Flight of the Eagle'' (1982), Faithless (2000)) . He appeared in 45 films since 1947. On stage one of his most famous parts was as Vladimir in Samuel Becketts Waiting for Godot, at Sweden's Royal Dramatic Theatre.He was previously married to Anita Blom. Strandberg has died of natural causes.

 

Cause of death: natural causes

Roger Horchow

Roger Horchow, 91

(Born: July 3, 1928 - Died: May 2, 2020)

 

was a American theatre producer (Broadway) and catalog entrepreneur who was the first retailer to sell high-end goods by mail-order catalog. Horchow, the Dallasite who created The Horchow Collection catalog and produced the now-classic Broadway musical, “Crazy for You,” died in his Dallas home after a short battle with cancer.

 

Cause of death: cancer

  May 3, 2020

Cady Groves

Cady Groves, 30

(Born: July 30, 1989 - Died: May 3, 2020)

 

was an American singer and songwriter. She has released four EPs: A Month of Sundays (2009), This Little Girl (2010), Life of a Pirate (2012), and Dreams (2015). Her latest effort, "Dreams", was released for free download in honor of her fans.“This Little Girl” in 2012 and has been streamed 12 million times on Spotify. Her last single was 2017’s “Oil and Water.” The medical examiner has completed (the) autopsy, and there was no indication of foul play or self-harm. Simply put, Cady Groves died of natural causes.

 

Cause of death: natural causes

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John Ridley, 67

(Born: 27 April 1952 – Died: May 3, 2020)

 

was an English footballer, former English Premier League midfielder  (Port Vale, Leicester City, Chesterfield). He made his debut in 1973 (Port Vale) and made over 300 appearances during two spells. He was named as player of the year in 1976 before he was sold to Leicester City for a then club-record £55,000 fee in 1978. After finishing his playing career, Ridley went on to coach at Stafford Rangers, Matlock Town and Newcastle Town.

 

Cause of death: unknown

Alfred Mallia

Alfred Mallia, 70

(Born: 1950 - Died: May 3, 2020)

 

Was a Maltese actor and educator, best known for his work on Black Eagle (1988) and A Fine Romance (1989). In 1984 he founded Koperatturi Theatre Group which became a leading drama company. He has translated several plays into Maltese and wrote several plays for children. The Malta School of Drama and Dance mourns the loss of Alfred Mallia, former Head of School who has passed away, aged 70.

 

Cause of death: unknown

Rosalind Elias

Rosalind Elias, 90

(Born: March 13, 1930 - Died: May 3, 2020)

 

was an American mezzo-soprano (Metropolitan Opera). An artist of rare talent and formidable purpose, Elias sang 687 performances with the Metropolitan Opera in New York and on tour, beginning with her 1954 company debut, as Grimgerde in Die Walküre, and ending in 1996, as Háta in The Bartered Bride. Elias died on May 3, 2020 in New York City, aged 90.

 

Cause of death: natural causes

  May 4, 2020

Don Shula

Don Shula, 90

(Born: January 4, 1930 – Died: May 4, 2020)

 

American Hall of Fame football player (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Colts) and professional football coach (Miami Dolphins) who leading them to two Super Bowl victories, as well as the only perfect season in NFL history. The Miami Dolphins are saddened to announce that Head Coach Don Shula passed away peacefully at his home. “Don Shula was the patriarch of the Miami Dolphins for 50 years,” the team said in a statement. “He brought the winning edge to our franchise and put the Dolphins and the city of Miami in the national sports scene.”

 

Cause of death: natural causes

Aldir Blanc,

Aldir Blanc, 73

(Born: 2 September 1946 – Died: 4 May 2020)

 

was a Brazilian musician, songwriter and physician. He co-composed many songs with singer-songwriter João Bosco, guitarist Guinga, and others. Aldir Blanc created one of the most consistent works in MPB and left classics like O Bêbado and Equilibrista, from 1979, assumed by the country as a kind of anthem against the military dictatorship. Aldir Blanc died at Pedro Ernesto University Hospital, in North Zone of Rio. He died of coronavirus.

 

Cause of death: COVID-19

Flávio Migliaccio

Flávio Migliaccio, 85

(Born: 26 August 1934 – Died: 4 May 2020)

 

was a Brazilian actor, film director and screenwriter. He appeared in more than 90 films and television shows between 1958 and 2019. The actor’s last work was on TV Globo’s soap opera “Orfdos da Terra”, in 2019. In addition to acting, he also served as a director, producer, screenwriter and cartoonist. Actor Flavio Migliaccio was found dead at the place where he lived in Rio Bonito. The police report was registered as suicide.

 

Cause of death: suicide

  May 5, 2020

Mark Beech

Mark Beech, 60

(Born: May 12, 1959 – Died: May 5, 2020)

 

was a British author, journalist, rock music critic and broadcaster. Best known for his two books on the origins of names in rock music, and for his columns about music and the arts. Beech, who worked for titles including the Banbury Guardian and now-defunct Birmingham Daily News. Mark, later went on to work for Bloomberg for many years, serving as its chief rock music critic. He died after a road accident.

 

Cause of death: traffic collision

John Dallat

John Dallat, 73

(Born: 24 March 1947 - Died: 5 May 2020)

 

was an Irish politician in the Social Democratic and Labour Party who represented East Londonderry in the Northern Ireland Assembly. Dallat started his political career at Coleraine Council in 1977 and was later a Stormont MLA during more than 40 years of service. Dallat became Coleraine Borough Council's first nationalist mayor in 2001 until 2002. He also served as deputy speaker of the NI Assembly from 2007 until 2016.

 

Cause of death: cancer

Ciro Pessoa

Ciro Pessoa, 62

(Born: June 12, 1957 – Died: May 5, 2020)

 

was a Brazilian singer-songwriter, lyricist, guitarist, screenwriter, journalist, writer and poet, famous for being one of the founding members of the influential rock band Titãs. Pessoaleft Titas in 1983. In the following decades, he formed other praised bands, such as Cabine C, which marked the history of Gothic rock in Brazil. Pessoa died after contracting COVID-19, while being treated for cancer.

 

Cause of death: complications from cancer and COVID-19

Kiing Shooter

Kiing Shooter, 24

(Born: July 25, 1995 – Died: May 5, 2020)

 

was a rapper from Queensbridge, New York., who gained recognition with his single "They Say" which was released on June, 2018. Shooter subsequently released his debut EP "Fucc The Doubters" on August, 2018, with features from Dave East, Don Q and Mac. Nas & Jungle's Artist Kiing Shooter Dies From coronavirus. Shooter reportedly caught coronavirus after he was hospitalized for liver problems.

 

Cause of death: COVID-19

Alfred "Uganda" Roberts

Alfred "Uganda" Roberts

(Born: April 8, 1943 - Died: May 5, 2020)

 

was a american conga - percussion player. New Orleans has lost another iconic musician. Alfred “Uganda” Roberts died at the age of 77. Roberts, a Treme native, was known as a legendary percussionist. He played with other well-known musicians, including Professor Longhair and Dr. John. He was also always supportive of young musicians.

 

Cause of death: COVID-19

  May 6, 2020

Florian Schneider

Florian Schneider, 73

(Born: 7 April 1947 – Died: 6 May 2020)

 

was a German musician best known as one of the founding members of the electronic music group Kraftwerk. The group was last year nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year. Schneider is credited with taking electronic music mainstream, with David Bowie’s song V-2 Schneider from his Heroes album named as such in dedication to the artist. Schneider had died at the age of 73. The cause of his death was not disclosed.

 

Cause of death: unknown

  May 7, 2020

Steve Blackmore

Steve Blackmore, 58

(Born: March 3, 1962 - Died: May 7, 2020)

 

was a Welsh rugby union player. He played 169 games for the Cardiff club side between September 1982 and February 1996. He also played four times for Wales and featured at the 1987 World Cup.

Former Wales prop Steve Blackmore has died at the age of 58 after suffering a brain tumour. Blackmore was first diagnosed with a grade four brain tumour in December 2018.

 

Cause of death: brain tumour

Daisy Lúcidi

Daisy Lúcidi, 90

(Born: August 10, 1929 - Died: May 7, 2020)

 

was a Brazilian actress, known for Supermanoela (1974). Lúcidi joined the first cast of actors at Rádio Globo and made his TV debut in 1960. As a broadcaster, he commanded, for 46 years, the program “Alô Daisy”, on Rádio Nacional. She was also a city councilor and state deputy in Rio. On 4 May 2020, Lúcidi was hospitalized for COVID-19 in Rio de Janeiro. She died from the infectionon 7 May from the infection on 7 May.

 

Cause of death: COVID-19

Brian Bolus

Brian Bolus, 86

(born: 31 January 1934 – died: 7 May 2020)

 

was an English cricketer (Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, national team). The right-hander played seven Tests between 1963 and 1964 and averaged 41.33 with a highest score of 88, made against India in Chennai. In all, Bolus scored 25,598 first-class runs, including 39 centuries, and more than 3,000 in limited-overs cricket. Brian Bolus reached double figures in all 12 Test innings - it is still a world record.

 

Cause of death: natural causes

Peque Gallaga

Peque Gallaga, 76

(born: August 25, 1943 – died: May 7, 2020)

 

was a multi-awarded Filipino film-maker, screenwriter and actor. The legendary director's body of work reads like a collection of Philippine cinema's classics. Peque built an incredible body of work that began in the '70s and included films like "Gold, Silver, Death," and "Scorpio Nights,". But it was the 1982 film classic "Oro Plata Mata" that Gallaga was best known for. Gallaga, one of Philippine cinema's greats passed away in a hospital due to pneumonia.

 

Cause of death: pneumonia

Ty British rapper

Ty (British rapper), 47

(Born: 17 August 1972 – Died: 7 May 2020)

 

was a Nigerian British rapper who specialized in British hip hop. Ty's shot to fame when he released his debut album The Awkward in 2001. His second album Upwards was nominated for the 2004 Mercury Prize, which was ultimately won by Franz Ferdinand for their self-titled album.The Mercury Prize-nominated rapper, whose real name was Ben Chijioke, has passed away after contracting coronavirus at the age of 47.

 

Cause of death: COVID-19

Mike Storen

Mike Storen, 84

(Born: 1936 – Died: May 7, 2020)

 

was an American sports executive, perhaps best known for his tenure as commissioner of the American Basketball Association and Indiana Pacers founder. Storen founded the Pacers in 1967 and served as their first general manager until 1970.Storen became the commissioner of the ABA in 1973, and helped lead the league to eventually merge with the NBA in 1976 — bringing the Pacers, Denver Nuggets, New York Nets and San Antonio Spurs with him.

 

Cause of death: complications from cancer

  May 8, 2020

Cécile Rol-Tanguy

Cécile Rol-Tanguy, 101

(Born: 10 April 1919 – Died: 8 May 2020)

 

was a French Resistance fighter during World War II. With it disappears one of the last figures of the French interior resistance and more precisely of the Liberation of Paris in August 1944. She participated in the liberation of Paris serving as secretariat and a liaison officer, conducting clandestine operations and relaying confidential communications.

 

Cause of death: natural causes

Tomás Carlovich

Tomás Carlovich, 74

(Born: April 20, 1949 – Died: May 8, 2020)

 

was an Argentine professional football player and coach (Rosario Central, Central Córdoba, Independiente Rivadavia).Argentina mourns the maverick Maradona called the greatest. The classy midfielder ran rings around the Argentina national team and could have been greater than Diego and Messi... he just didn't want to be. On 6 May 2020, Carlovich was assaulted and beated by two men after they stole his motorcycle. Carlovich was severly injured in the assault, and died two days later.

 

Cause of death: beaten

Roy Horn

Roy Horn, 75

(Born: October 3, 1944 – Died: May 8, 2020)

 

was a American magician (Siegfried & Roy). Roy Horn, whose real name is Uwe Ludwig Horn, died of complications from the coronavirus. “Today, the world has lost one of the greats of magic, but I have lost my best friend,” said Siegfried in a statement. From 1990 to 2003, the pair headlined Siegfried & Roy at the Mirage Resort and Casino, the most-visited show on the strip.

 

Cause of death: COVID-19

Byron Mallott

Byron Mallott, 77

(Born: April 6, 1943 – Died: May 8, 2020)

 

was an American politician, elder, tribal activist and business executive , Lieutenant Governor of Alaska (2014–2018). Byron Mallott, the Alaska Native leader who served as lieutenant governor under former Gov. Bill Walker, has died unexpectedly at age 77. Mallott, a Tlingit Native, was raised in the coastal village of Yakutat and held an array of high-profile positions in business and government.

 

Cause of death: heart attack

  May 9, 2020

Little Richard

Little Richard, 87

(Born: December 5, 1932 – Died: May 9, 2020)

 

was an American Hall of Fame rock and roll singer, songwriter, pianist and musician. Pianist-singer behind “Tutti Frutti,” “Good Golly Miss Molly” and “Long Tall Sally” set the template that a generation of musicians would follow.Although he never hit the Top 10 again after 1958, Little Richard’s influence was massive. The Beatles recorded several of his songs, including “Long Tall Sally,” Richard, a flamboyant architect of rock 'n' roll Who Broke Musical Barriers, died in Nashville with his brother and son by his side, and the cause of death is related to bone cancer.

 

Cause of death: bone cancer

Kristina Lugn

Kristina Lugn, 71

(Born: 14 November 1948 – Died: 9 May 2020)


was a Swedish poet, playwright, writer and member of the Swedish Academy. Since 1997 she has been artistic director of Teater Brunnsgatan Fyra in Stockholm. Among her awards are the Selma Lagerlöf Literature Prize in 1999 and the Bellman Prize in 2003. Lugn’s drama writing figuratively exploded with about ten plays, principal recognition going to Stulna juveler ‘Stolen Jewels’ (2000), and Begåvningsreserven ‘The Talent Reserve’ (2002).

 

Cause of death: unknown

  May 10, 2020

Betty Wright

Betty Wright, 66

(Born: December 21, 1953 – Died: May 10, 2020)

 

was an soul and R&B singer, songwriter and background vocalist. After beginning her career singing Gospel music with her family, Wright became a star in her own right in 1971 with the release of the song, “Clean Up Woman.” At the time of the song’s release, Wright was 18 years old. Other hits from Wright’s back catalog include the songs, “Shoorah, Shoorah,” “Tonight Is the Night” and “Whe American re Is the Love,” which won Wright a Grammy Award for Best R&B Song.

 

Cause of death: unknown

Sérgio Sant'Anna

Sérgio Sant'Anna, 78

(Born: October 30, 1941 – Died: May 10, 2020)

 

was a Brazilian writer. He wrote poems, plays, short stories, novellas and novels. His works have been translated to German and Italian. Sant'Anna was perhaps the most important Brazilian postmodernist in our literature, combining wisdom with a deep interest in letters, at the same time that he was skeptical about any idealized role of literature in our society. This view has influenced more than a generation of writers.

 

Cause of death: COVID-19

Frances Kinne

Frances Kinne, 102

(Born: May 23, 1917 – Died: May 10, 2010)

 

was an American author, university educator, administrator, and musician. Dr. Frances Kinne chancellor emerita was the first female university president to hold office in the state of Florida, and second in the United States (Jacksonville University (1979–1989). She dedicated 62 years of her life to serving Jacksonville University, its students and the community of Northeast Florida. Kinne died in Jacksonville, Florida.

 

Cause of death: natural causes

Jack Mundey

Jack Mundey, 90

(Born: 17 October 1929 – Died: 10 May 2020)

 

was an Australian union leader and environmental activist. Veteran unionist and environmentalist Jack Mundey, who campaigned to protect some of Sydney's most famous areas from development, has died aged 90.As Sydney entered a construction boom in the 1970s, Mundey’s BLF instituted 40 green bans throughout the city, a type of strike in which union members refused to work on projects it viewed socially or environmentally undesirable.

 

Cause of death: natural causes

  May 11, 2020

Jerry Stiller

Jerry Stiller, 92

(Born: June 8, 1927 - Died: May 11, 2020)

 

was an American actor (Seinfeld, The King of Queens, Zoolander), comedian and author. In the 1960s, he and his wife, Anne Meara, found success as a comedy team. In the 1990s, he found it again as Frank Costanza on “Seinfeld.” He appeared on Broadway in frantic farce “The Ritz” in 1975 and dark drama “Hurlyburly” in 1984. Onscreen, he was seen as, among other things, a police detective in “The Taking of Pelham One, Two, Three” (1974) and Divine’s husband in John Waters’s “Hairspray” (1988). But he was best known as a comedian. Stiller and Meara are the parents of actor Ben Stiller.

 

Cause of death: natural causes

Ico Aguilar

Ico Aguilar, 71

(Born: 26 March 1949 - Died: 11 May 2020)

 

Francisco Javier ‘Ico’ Aguilar, historic striker of the Real Madrid in the 70s, which was formed in the Racing de Santander and also militated in the Real Sporting de Gijón and in the Vallecano Ray, passed away at 71 years of age. Ico Aguilar was an iconic player who represented the Real Madrid between 1971 and 1979 and appearing in nearly 200 official games.

 

Cause of death: unknown

Alberto Carpani

Alberto Carpani, 64

(Born: April 23, 1956 – Died: May 11, 2020)

 

was an Italian singer, DJ and music producer best known for his Italo disco releases in the late 1970's and early 1980's as Albert One, and his Eurodance release Sing a Song Now Now in 1999 as A.C. One. Italo Disco legend Alberto Carpani (Albert One) died of a pneumonia at the age of 64 – not confirmed whether it was induced or not by Covid-19. Songs like Secrets, For your Love, Turbo Diesel, Lady O, Hopes and Dreams are Italo Disco anthems.

 

Cause of death: pneumonia

  May 12, 2020

Morris Hood III

Morris Hood III, 54

(Born: May 21, 1965 – Died: May 12, 2020)

 

was a Democratic member of the Michigan Senate. Hood, a Detroit Democrat and former Senate minority floor leader, served in the Michigan House from 2003 to 2008 and in the state Senate from 2011-18. More recently, he also had worked for Wayne County in state government relations.He was part of a family that served in the state, as his father, Morris Hood, Jr. Hood died after a long battle with COVID-19.

 

Cause of death: COVID-19

Philippe Redon

Philippe Redon, 69

(Born: 12 December 1950 – Died: 12 May 2020)

 

was a French footballer (Stade Rennais F.C., Paris Saint-Germain F.C., Stade Lavallois) and manager. In the past, Redon played as a striker at Rennes between 1971 and 1975, and most importantly was rennes’ top scorer in the European Cup against Glasgow in ’71.He has also made his debut in selection, on the African continent, taking care of the national selections of Cameroon and Liberia.

 

Cause of death: unknown

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Renée Claude, 80

(Born: July 3, 1939 – Died: May 12, 2020)

 

was a Canadian actress (C't'à ton tour, Laura Cadieux (1998), Avec un grand A (1986) and Triplex (1994)) and singer from Montréal, Quebec. Claude was best known as an interpretive singer, particularly of songs by Stéphane Venne, Michel Conte, and Léo Ferré. She was appointed a member of the Order of Canada in 2009. Renée Claude died on May 12, 2020 due to COVID-19

 

Cause of death: COVID-19

  May 13, 2020

Gabriel Bacquier

Gabriel Bacquier, 95

(Born: 17 May 1924 – Died: 13 May 2020)

 

was a French operatic baritone. French baritone Gabriel Bacquier would be one of the greatest of his country to step onto the opera stage and one of the leading baritones of the 20th century. He was a star at Vienna State Opera and La Scala, before embarking on a successful career in the United States.He was one of few French singers to develop a lengthy career at the Metropolitan Opera, appearing in 18 consecutive seasons.

 

Cause of death: natural causes

Chedli Klibi

Chedli Klibi, 94

(Born: September 6, 1925 – Died: May 13, 2020)

 

was a Tunisian politician. He was Minister of Culture (1961 - 1973), then chief of staff to the president from 1974 to 1976 before being Minister of Information from 1978 to 1979. Former secretary-general of the Arab League (1979–1990), and the only non-Egyptian to hold the post Chedli Klibi passed away aged 94.

 

Cause of death: natural causes

  May 14, 2020

Ronald J. Shurer

Ronald J. Shurer, 41

(December 7, 1978 – May 14, 2020)

 

was a former United States Army Special Forces staff sergeant, medic recipient of Medal of Honor. President Donald Trump awarded Shurer the highest military honor for saving several wounded soldiers under fire in Afghanistan.During the Battle of Shok Valley in April 2008, Shurer fought for more than an hour to reach part of his unit, killing several insurgents along the way. Medal of Honor Recipient Dead at 41 After Yearslong Lung Cancer Fight.

 

Cause of death: lung cancer

Bob Watson

Bob Watson, 74

(Born: April 10, 1946 – Died: May 14, 2020)

 

was an American professional baseball (Houston Astros) player and sports executive. (New York Yankees). Watson made his major league debut with the Astros in 1966 and played with the franchise for 14 seasons. Nicknamed "The Bull," he made the All-Star team in 1973 and 1975. After his playing career, Watson became the second black general manager in MLB history when he was hired by the Astros in 1993. In 1995, he was hired by the New York Yankees and become the first black general manager to win a World Series.

 

Cause of death: kidney disease

Pepper Rodgers

Pepper Rodgers, 88

(Born: October 8, 1931 – Died: May 14, 2020)

 

was an American football player (quarterback and kicker) and coach (UCLA Bruins, Memphis Showboats, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets). Rodgers, the wisecracking former UCLA football coach who mentored some of the sport’s greatest players and coaches during a career spanning six decades, died on May 14, 2020 at Reston Hospital Center in Reston, Va. Rodgers was the head coach at the University of Kansas (1967 -1970), the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) (1971 - 1973), and Georgia Tech from (1974 - 1979).

 

Cause of death: natural causes

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Jerzy Łapiński, 79

(Born: 2 November 1940 – Died: 14 May 2020)

 

was a Polish actor. Łapińskicareer began in 1960. He was best known for known for ''Teatr telewizji'' (1953),'' Konsul'' (1989), ''Powrót do Polski'' (1988) and voice dubbing Cornelius Fudge in the Harry Potter movies in Polish and as Poodle in the 2000 comedy movie ''A Very Christmas Story''.

 

Cause of death: unknown

  May 15, 2020

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Ezio Bosso, 48

(Born: 13 September 1971 – Died: 15 May 2020)

 

was an Italian composer, classical musician and conductor. Bosso has won several awards for his compositions, including the Australian Green Room Award, the Syracuse NY Award and two David di Donatello Awards. His compositions have appeared in various films, performance art and theatrical productions.The 48-year-old Turin musician had been fighting since 2011 againsta degenerative disease that had forced him to retire from the scene in 2019.

 

Cause of death: neurodegenerative illness

Phil May

Phil May, 75

(Born: 9 November 1944 – Died: 15 May 2020)

 

was an English singer. May, frontman of riotous band the Pretty Things who were acclaimed peers of David Bowie and the Rolling Stones, has died aged 75. Singer revered by David Bowie and Jimi Hendrix had complications in hospital following hip surgery. He gained fame in the 1960s as the lead singer of Pretty Things, of which he was a founding member. He was the primary lyricist for the album S.F. Sorrow.

 

Cause of death: complications following hip surgery

Sergio Denis

Sergio Denis, 71

(Born: 16 March 1949 – Died: 15 May 2020)

 

was an Argentine singer-songwriter and actor. Sergio became an icon of romanticism and made thousands of people dance with various hits such as “I love you so much" , “Love me" , “Every time the sun rises" , “Il am the adventure", among others.On March 11, 2019, during a performance in a theater in Tucuman, he stepped badly on the stage and rushed to the orchestra pit. After several weeks hospitalized there, he was transferred to the Alcla rehabilitation clinic in Belgrano, where he died.

 

Cause of death: complications from a fall

Claes Borgström

Claes Borgström, 75

(Born: 21 July 1944 – Died: 15 May 2020)

 

was a Swedish lawyer and former Left Party politician. Between 2000 and 2007, Borgström served the Swedish government as first male Equality Ombudsman. Borgstrom was a lawyer in many well-known criminal cases, including a defense lawyer for Thomas Quick. He was also the plaintiff's assistant to the two women in the case of the rape suspicions against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

 

Cause of death: COVID-19

Fred Willard

Fred Willard, 86

(September 18, 1933 – May 15, 2020)

 

was an American actor, comedian and writer. Willard was nominated for Emmys for his roles on “Modern Family” and “Everybody Loves Raymond,”. Willard was 86 and died of natural causes. He frequent collaborated with the director Christopher Guest, and is perhaps best known for his work in the mockumentaries This Is Spinal Tap, Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, and A Mighty Wind, among others.

 

Cause of death: natural causes

  May 16, 2020

Julio Anguita

Julio Anguita, 78

(Born: 21 November 1941 – Died: 16 May 2020)

 

was a Spanish politician. He was mayor of Cordoba in 1979, re-elected in 1983, and several times regional deputy of Andalusia and of the Spanish Congress of Deputies, Secretary General of the CP (1988–1998) and The historic leader of the Spanish United Left Party (IU), (1989–2000). Julio Anguita, died at the age of 78 in the southern city of Cordoba, one week after suffering a cardiac arrest at home.

 

Cause of death: heart attack

Lynn Shelton

Lynn Shelton, 54

(Born: August 2, 1965 – Died: May 16, 2020)

 

was an American actress and director, a leading voice of the new American independent cinema movement who helped popularize the mumblecore genre with works such as “Humpday” and “Your Sister’s Sister,”. Shelton in recent years had moved into television work, including episodes of “Mad Men,” “Fresh off the Boat,” “GLOW,” and “The Morning Show.” Lynn Shelton died on May,16 in Los Angeles as a result of a previously unidentified blood disorder.

 

Cause of death: blood disorder

Pilar Pellicer

Pilar Pellicer, 82

(Born: February 2, 1938 – Died: May 16, 2020)

 

Pina Pellicer was one of the most beloved Mexican actresses of all time. Pellicer - Queen of the golden age of Mexican cinema who set a standard for realism in a time when "melodrama" and "artificial" acting still ran rampant. She was best known for her groundbreaking performance in One-Eyed Jacks (1961) with Marlon Brando. Famous actress died at the age of 82 from complications derived from the COVID-19 disease.

 

Cause of death: COVID-19

Michael McCaskey

Michael McCaskey, 76

(Born: December 1943 – Died: May 16, 2020)

 

McCaskey, the son of Chicago Bears principal owner Virginia Halas McCaskey, was the eldest grandchild of George Halas and a key cog in the franchise's front office across decades. McCaskey has died at 76 after a lengthy battle with leukemia. McCaskey became the president and CEO of the Bears in 1983 and remained at the helm of the organization in a long run, serving as the chairman of the board from 1999 until 2011, when he stepped down and was replaced by his brother George.

 

Cause of death: leukemia

Arthur Summons

Arthur Summons, 84

(Born: 13 December 1935 – Died: 16 May 2020)

 

was an Australian rugby football player (Western Suburbs, national rugby league and rugby union team). He captained the Australian national rugby league team in five undefeated test matches from 1962 until 1964 and later also coached the side. A former rugby union player who played 10 Tests for the Wallabies, five eighth Summons switched codes and is listed as one of the best 100 rugby league players of the last century. Summons is famously immortalised in the iconic photo with rival captain Norm Provan that is depicted in the NRL premiership trophy.

 

Cause of death: natural causes

  May 17, 2020

Jacques Crevoisier

Jacques Crevoisier, 72

(Born: November 24, 1947 - Died: May 17, 2020)

 

was a French football coach. Passed by Liverpool in a role of assistant coach of Gérard Houllier ((with whom he won the UEFA Cup in particular) notably between 2000 and 2005, Jacques Crevoisier also occupied several functions (adviser of the president, sports coordinator) in the ranks of FC Sochaux from 2005 to 2011. He also officiated in as a consultant on Canal+ for many years, where he used to deliver his very precise analyzes at Premier League meetings in recent years.

 

Cause of death: heart attack

Monique Mercure

Monique Mercure, 89

(Born: 14 November 1930 – Died: 17 May 2020)

 

was a Canadian stage and screen actress. Mercure's film credits include "Naked Lunch," "The Red Violin" and "Conquest." She was one of the country's great actors of the classical and modern repertory. In 1977, her performance in "J.A. Martin Photographer" earned her best actress awards at both the Cannes Film Festival and Canadian Film Awards. Monique Mercure, whose performances helped elevate Quebec cinema to the international silver screen, has died at 89.

 

Cause of death: cancer

José Cutileiro

José Cutileiro, 85

(Born: November 20, 1934 – Died: May 17, 2020)

 

was a Portuguese diplomat and writer. He was a representative to the Council of Europe, a Secretary General of the Western European Union (1994–1999), and an envoy to the UN Commissioner for Human Rights in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia. Cutileiro was one of the negotiators for Portugal's accession to the Western European Union (WEU) and was part of the coordination team of the 1992 Peace Conference for Yugoslavia.

 

Cause of death: unknown

  May 18, 2020

Ken Osmond

Ken Osmond, 76

(Born: June 7, 1943 – Died: May 18, 2020)

 

was an American actor and policeman, best known for his role as the troublemaker Eddie Haskell on the 1950s television comedy “Leave It to Beaver,” . Osmond, a native of Glendale, Calif., began his career as a child actor with his first speaking part at age 9 in the film “So Big,” starring Jane Wyman and Sterling Hayden. Osmond joined the Los Angeles Police Department in 1970 and grew a mustache to be less recognizable. After retiring from police work, he resumed his acting career.

 

Cause of death: unknown

Michelle Rossignol

Michelle Rossignol, 80

(Born: 4 February 1940 – Died: 18 May 2020)

 

was a Canadian film actress, stage director and theater director. Another grande dame of Quebec film and theatre, has died at 80. She is best known for her work on ''Parlez-nous d'amour'' (1976), ''Au fil de l'eau'' (2002) and ''Poussière sur la ville (1968)''. She was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1991 and a Knight of the National Order of Quebec in 2001 for her services to Canadian-French Drama in Canada.

 

Cause of death: unknown

Marko Elsner

Marko Elsner, 60

(Born: 11 April 1960 - Died: 18 May 2020)

 

was a one of the greatest Slovenian football players of all time (Red Star Belgrade, Nice, Yugoslavia national team). Elsner played for the Yugoslav national team in 1984-1988, earning 14 caps, and also for the Slovenian team after the nation gained independence, making two caps. He came from a football family, with his late father Branko Elsner (1929-2012) being one of the best Slovenian football coaches and officials. Marko Elsner died at the age of 60 after battling a severe illness for several years.

 

Cause of death: severe illness

Bill Olner

Bill Olner, 78

(Born: 9 May 1942 – Died: 18 May 2020)

 

was a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Nuneaton from 1992 until 2010. Previously, he had been Leader of Nuneaton Borough Council. As well as being a huge figure on the local political scene, he also championed the creation of the Mary Ann Evans Hospice during his year as first citizen of the borough. He remained as the cherished facility's honorary president.

 

Cause of death: COVID-19

Michel Piccoli

Michel Piccoli, 94

(Born: 27 December 1925 – Died: 18 May 2020)

 

was a French actor, producer and film director. Piccoli starred in 230-plus movies throughout a career that spanned eight decades, beginning in the late 1940s and lasting all the way until 2015. He won the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival for ''Salto nel vuoto'' (1980) in 1980 and the Silver Bear in Berlin for ''Une étrange affaire'' (1981) in 1982. The busy French actor also starred with Catherine Deneuve in 'Belle de jour,' one of six films he made for Luis Buñuel.

 

Cause of death: natural causes

Ben Williams

Ben Williams, 65

(Born: September 1, 1954 – Died: May 18, 2020)

 

was an American football defensive lineman who played in the National Football League between 1976 and 1985. The Bills selected Williams in the third round in 1976. The defensive lineman spent his entire career in Buffalo, retiring after the 1985 season. Williams, the first African American drafted out of Ole Miss into the NFL, died from natural causes. Williams still holds the Ole Miss school records for career sacks with 37 and single-season sacks with 18.

 

Cause of death: natural causes

  May 19, 2020

Willie K

Willie K, 57

(Born: 1963 – Died: 19 May 2020)

 

The singer, guitarist and all-around eclectic musician was an expert in varying genres of music from Hawaiian to the blues, to jazz, rock, reggae. In 2005, Willie's reunion album with Gilliom, Amy & Willie Live, was nominated for a Grammy in the first year of the Best Hawaiian Music Album award. Some of his acclaims included several album of the year awards, Male Vocalist of the Year in 1992 and 2010, and Most Promising Artist. In 2005. Hawaiian music legend Willie K died after lengthy lung cancer battle.

 

Cause of death: lung cancer

Annie Glenn

Annie Glenn, 100

(Born: February 17, 1920 – Died: May 19, 2020)

 

Annie Glenn, widow of former astronaut John Glenn, dies at 100 of complications from COVID-19. Annie Glenn was thrust into the spotlight in 1962, when her husband became the first American to orbit Earth. Like her father, Annie Glenn has experienced a speech stutter throughout her life. Her career in advocacy for those with communication disorders included service on the advisory boards of numerous child abuse and speech and hearing organizations. The Annie Glenn Award was created to honor individuals who overcome a communication disorder.

 

Cause of death: COVID-19

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Ken Burmeister, 72

(Born: June 3, 1947 – Died: May 19, 2020)

 

was an American college basketball coach. Burmeister took over at Loyola in 1994 after working as an assistant at DePaul and went 40-71 over four seasons. Burmeister posted 72 wins at Texas-San Antonio from 1986-90. He led the Roadrunners to their first appearance in the NCAA Tournament, where they lost to Illinois in 1988. Following his time at Loyola, he went on to coach for a season at Trinity University in San Antonio and at Incarnate Word for 12 years.

 

Cause of death: cancer

  May 20, 2020

Margaret Maughan

Margaret Maughan, 91

(Born: 19 June 1928 – Died: 20 May 2020)

 

was a British former Paralympic competitive archer. She was Britain's first gold medallist at the Paralympic Games (Rome,1960). Maughan was paralysed in a car accident in Malawi in 1959 but took up archery as part of her rehabilitation at Stoke Mandeville hospital and was selected for the 1960 Paralympics in Rome. In 2012, she lit the flame at the London Summer Paralympics opening ceremony.

 

Cause of death: natural causes

Hector Thompson

Hector Thompson, 70

(Born: 24 June 1949 – Died: 20 May 2020)

 

was an Australian Hall of Fame professional boxer who competed in four different weight divisions, Lightweight, Super lightweight, Welterweight and Junior middleweight who along with Tony Mundine, dominated the Australian fight scene in the 1970s. Thompson was a mighty body puncher who gave all-time great world champ Roberto Duran one of the toughest nights of his career and left the Panamanian legend in hospital. At the end of 1975 Thompson challenged Antonio Cervantes, of Venezuela, for the WBA light-welterweight title in Panama but was stopped in eight rounds on a cut eye. Hector Thompson, died in Brisbane at the age of 70.

 

Cause of death: unknown

Adolfo Nicolás

Adolfo Nicolás, 84

(Born: 29 April 1936 – Died: 20 May 2020)

 

was a Spanish priest of the Roman Catholic Church. He was the Superior General of the largest religious order in the Roman Catholic Churc - ''Society of Jesus'' (2008–2016). Former Jesuit superior general Adolfo Nicolás has died in Tokyo. He was an academic who taught theology in Japan and was also the director of the East Asian Pastoral Institute at the Ateneo de Manila in the Philippines.

 

Cause of death: natural causes

  May 21, 2020

Marty McNeal

Marty McNeal, 64

(Born: 1956 - Died: 21 May 2020)

 

was a American sports writer (Sacramento Bee), beat writer for the Sacramento Kings, McNeal, longtime Sacramento Kings beat writer and columnist passed away after a battle with leukemia in a hospital in Dallas, where he and his family had moved recently after nearly 30 years in Sacramento.McNeal started at the Sacramento Bee in 1990 and became the Kings beat writer in 1992. For the next 20-plus seasons, McNeal was a became well known for his personality and room-filling laugh.

 

Cause of death: leukemia

Gregg Bemis

Gregg Bemis, 91

(Born: 1928 - Died: 21 May 2020)

 

was a American sea explorer and diver (MS Estonia), owner of the RMS Lusitania wreck (1960s–2019). US businessman Gregg Bemis, owner of the Lusitania which was torpedoed off Co Cork with the loss of over 1,200 lives during the First World War, has died in New Mexico. He signed over the World War I wreck to the Kinsale committee of the museum at a special event in Cork last May. Mr Bemis, who had been diagnosed with cancer several years ago, was due to mark his 92nd birthday next week.

 

Cause of death: cancer

Neil Howlett

Neil Howlett, 85

(24 July 1934 – 21 May 2020)

 

was a English operatic baritone. Howlett, principal baritone for 17 years at English National Opera and the Royal Opera House, Teatro Colón, died this morning in Lincoln Hospital after a lengthy period of illness. He was 85. He sang internationally in Italy, France, Germany, Scandinavia, South America and the US. Neil was a professor at the Guildhall School of Music and, after retiring from singing, Head of Vocal Studies at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.

 

Cause of death: died after a lengthy period of illness

Lluís Juste de Nin

Lluís Juste de Nin, 75

(Born: 1945 – Died: 21 May 2020)

 

was a Spanish illustrator, cartoonist and fashion designer, member of the Patronat of the National Museum of Art in Catalonia. Nin is a Barcelona-born Catalan illustrator best known for his association with the fashion brand, "Armand Basi". Juste de Nin's work was first published in the 1960s. His cartoons were used in the publications of the political opposition to Francisco Franco.

 

Cause of death: cancer

Alexander Geramisov

Alexander Geramisov, 61

(Born: 19 March 1959 – Died: 21 May 2020)

 

was a Russian ice hockey player, Olympic Ice Hockey Champion and coach. As part of the national ice hockey team of the Soviet Union he won the gold of the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo having booked two goals and three assists in seven matches.Gerasimov played as a winger for Soviet hockey clubs Dizelist Penza and CSKA Moscow and has a record of 73 goals in 232 matches.

 

Cause of death: unknown

  May 22, 2020

Ashley Cooper

Ashley Cooper, 83

(Born: 15 September 1936 – Died: 22 May 2020)

 

was an Australian tennis player. Cooper died after a long battle with illness. Competing against legends like Lew Hoad, Ken Rosewall and Neale Fraser, Cooper won three of the four slams in 1958 - the Australian, Wimbledon and US championships. He collected two Australian titles, as well as four grand slam doubles crowns, Australian Open (1957, 1958), US Open (1958). In 1957, he led Australia’s Davis Cup team that included Mal Anderson and Merv Rose, which defeated the United States in the challenge round at Kooyong.

 

Cause of death: died after a long battle with illness

Luigi Simoni

Luigi Simoni, 81

(Born: 22 January 1939 – Died: 22 May 2020)

 

was an Italian football official and a former player and manager. The famous Former Lazio, Napoli and Inter coach and midfielder, who had been hospitalised after suffering a stroke in 2019 has died on 22 May 2020 at the age of 81. Football has lost another hero in Gigi, who won the UEFA Cup with Inter in 1997-98 and experienced spells in the dugout of Napoli, Torino, Genoa, Lazio and Siena.

 

Cause of death: complications from a stroke

Jerry Sloan

Jerry Sloan, 78

(Born: March 28, 1942 – Died: May 22, 2020)

 

was an American National Basketball Association (NBA) player and head coach, and a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame. Sloan died due to complications from Parkinson's disease and Lewy body dementia.Sloan played 11 NBA seasons–including 10 with the Bulls (1965-76) before being named Chicago's head coach in 1979-80. Sloan spent three seasons with the Bulls, and in 1988-89, he kicked off a legendary run with the Jazz. NBA commissioner David Stern referred to Sloan as "one of the greatest and most respected coaches in NBA history.

 

Cause of death: complications from Parkinson's disease and Lewy body dementia

Mory Kanté

Mory Kanté, 70

(Born: 29 March 1950 – Died: 22 May 2020)

 

was a Guinean singer and musician. Kanté was best known internationally for his 1987 hit song "Yé ké yé ké", which reached number-one in Belgium, Finland, the Netherlands, and Spain.

African music legend Mory Kanté, who helped bring African music to world audiences has died in Guinea. He suffered from chronic illnesses and often travelled to France for treatment.

 

Cause of death: complications from chronic illnesses

  May 23, 2020

Hana Kimura

Hana Kimura, 22

(Born: September 3, 1997 – Died: May 23, 2020)

 

was a Japanese female professional wrestler. Kimura who appeared in the latest series of Netflix's reality show Terrace House, has died at the age of 22. Kimura made her debut at Wrestle-1, another Japanese wrestling promoter; won her first title at the JWP Junior plate in 2016; and joined Stardom in 2019. She was a leader of the Tokyo Cyber Squad, a favorite of Japanese wrestling fans. The cause of death has not been announced. Shortly, before she died, the Japanese wrestler issued a series of posts implying she had been cyber-bullied.

 

Cause of death: has not been announced yet (most likely suicide)

Fabrice Lepaul

Fabrice Lepaul, 43

(Born: 17 November 1976 – Died: 23 May 2020)

 

was a French footballer. The winger represented France at youth level and made his top-flight debut in 1993 aged just 16 for legendary Auxerre boss Guy Roux. As well as Auxerre he had spells with Saint-Etienne and Cannes, before ending his playing career where it had begun, with Epinal for the 2004/2005 season. Lepaul died this as a result of a road accident in Alsace, at the age of 43.

 

Cause of death: traffic collision

Eddie Sutton

Eddie Sutton, 84

(Born: March 12, 1936 – Died: May 23, 2020)

 

was an American college basketball coach (Arkansas Razorbacks, Kentucky Wildcats, Oklahoma State Cowboys). Sutton led his teams to three Final Fours during his illustrious coaching career and won 806 games prior to his retirement in 2008 (He was a head coach for 36 years). Sutton was also a two-time Associated Press National Coach of the Year (1978, 1986). Legendary American Hall of Fame college basketball coach, passed away peacefully of natural causes the evening of May 23rd at his home in South Tulsa.

 

Cause of death: natural causes

  May 24, 2020

Jean-Loup Dabadie

Jean-Loup Dabadie, 81

(Born: 27 September 1938 – Died: 19 May 2020)

 

was a French journalist, famous writer, lyricist, award-winning screenwriter and member of the Académie française (2008). The artist and academician, who exercised his many talents in various fields including literature, journalism, cinema and song died at La Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital of an illness unrelated to the novel Coronavirus. Dabadie writing more than 300 songs to provide hits for several generations of singers including Juliette Gréco, Yves Montand and Michel Sardou. Dabadie has written numerous novels, screenplays, sketches but also the words of some of the greatest successes of his last fifty years.

 

Cause of death: The circumstances of death are not yet known

Lily Lian

Lily Lian, 103

(Born: 1 May 1917 – Died: 24 May 2020)

 

was a French singer, considered to be one of the last street singers of Paris. Lily Paname" had been one of his successful record in the 1950s and 1960s. She had been immortalized on a square, a megaphone in hand, in the two shots of the famous Robert Doisneau for his series illustrating the small parisian trades. Lily Lian, friend of Maurice Chevalier,Edith Piaf and Yves Montand died at the hospital of Ivry, France.

 

Cause of death: natural causes

  May 25, 2020

Joseph Bouasse

Joseph Bouasse, 21

(Born: 1 September 1998 – Died: 25 May 2020)

 

was a Cameroonian footballer (Roma, Vicenza, Universitatea Cluj). Former Roma youngster Joseph Bouasse died at the age of 21 after suffering a heart attack. Bouasse, just a teenager a world away from his family, sought refuge at a local centre. He was picked up by Liberi Nantes - Italy’s only team made up solely of refugees. The Cameroonian represented the Serie A side's prestigious academy following a successful trial in 2016. Bouasse moved to Universitatea Cluj in Romania in February 2020.

 

Cause of death: heart attack

Balbir Singh Sr.

Balbir Singh Sr., 96

(Born: 31 December 1923 – Died: 25 May 2020)

 

was an Indian hockey field player and manager, Olympic champion (1948, 1952, 1956). One of the greatest sports persons to have represented India, Hockey legend and winner of three Olympic gold medals Balbir Singh Sr died at the age of 95 at a hospital in Chandigarh. Singh Sr's record for most goals scored by an individual in the men's hockey final at the Olympics still remains unbeaten. The Indian team with Singh as chief coach in eight tournaments returned with a podium finish every time.

 

Cause of death: complications from bronchial pneumonia

Marv Luster

Marv Luster, 82

(Born: November 27, 1937 - Died: May 25, 2020)

 

was a football player in the Canadian Football League. Luster spent 14 seasons in the CFL as a receiver - defensive back with Montreal (1961-64, 1973-74) and Toronto (1964-72). Luster was originally drafted in the ninth round of the 1960 NFL draft by the LA Rams and in the 1960 AFL draft by the Buffalo Bills out of UCLA. Luster, a native of Shreveport, Louisiana, who was a six-time CFL all-star, died at 82.

 

Cause of death: natural causes

  May 26, 2020

 Richard Herd

Richard Herd, 87

(Born: September 26, 1932 – Died: May 26, 2020)

 

was a American actor and producer. Herd, who played Mr. Wilhelm on Seinfeld and appeared in such notable films as 'T.J. Hooker' and three 'Star Trek' shows and on the big screen in 'All the President's Men' (1976) and 'The China Syndrome ( (1979) died of cancer-related causes at his home in Los Angeles. Herd also portrayed Gen. Omar Bradley in the lauded 1979 ABC miniseries Ike: The War Years and military men in Private Benjamin (1980) Herd also was a producer of the N.Y. play, "Agamemnon", and co-producer (and performer) of the play, "The Couch with the Six Insides.

 

Cause of death: complications from cancer

Glyn Pardoe

Glyn Pardoe, 73

(Born: June 1, 1946 – Died: May 26, 2020)

 

was an English professional footballer and coach who spent his entire career with City between the years of 1962 and 1976 and remained on the coaching staff until 1992. In total, left-back Pardoe made 380 appearances for City. Manchester City legend Glyn Pardoe, winner of 1968 league title and the club's youngest ever player (Pardoe made his City debut in April 1962 at the age of 15 years and 341 days old) died at age of 73.

 

Cause of death: natural causes

Yves Létourneau

Yves Létourneau, 94

(Born: April 27, 1928 – Died: 26 May 2020)

 

was a Canadian actor, comedian and sports journalist. Létourneau, the famous constable Polycarp of the series for children ''The Pirate Maboule'', died peacefully at the age of 94. He is best known for Aux frontières du possible (1971) and Les beaux dimanches (1974). By the early 80's, Yves Létourneau gave up his acting career and became a full-time sports editor on radio and television. He was president of The Union des artistes (UDA) 1983-1984.

 

Cause of death: natural causes

  May 27, 2020

Larry Kramer

Larry Kramer, 84

(Born: June 25, 1932 – Died: May 27, 2020)

 

was an American playwright (Tony Award-winning: ''The Normal Heart''), the Oscar-nominated screenwriter, film producer, public health advocate, and LGBT rights activist. Kramer, the noted writer whose raucous, antagonistic campaign for an all-out response to the AIDS crisis helped shift national health policy in the 1980s and ’90s died in Manhattan of pneumonia. Kramer was a founder of the Gay Men’s Health Crisis, the first service organization for H.I.V.-positive people, in 1981.

 

Cause of death: pneumonia

Tony Brown

Tony Brown, 83

(Born: 24 June 1936 – Died: 27 May 2020)

 

was an English cricketer (Gloucestershire) and administrator. All-rounder Brown spent 23 years as a player at Bristol, leading the club to the Gillette Cup in 1973, when he scored an unbeaten 73 in the final at Lord’s. Brown took 1,223 first-class wickets, scored 12,681 runs, and his seven catches in a single innings against Nottinghamshire at Nottingham in 1966 remains a joint-record for the sport. Brown managed the England team on a successful tour to India and Australia (1984-85).

 

Cause of death: natural causes

Liesbeth Migchelsen

Liesbeth Migchelsen, 49

(Born: 11 March 1971 – Died: 27 May 2020)

 

was a Dutch footballer (Heike Rheine, AZ Alkmaar) and coach (Canberra United, South Africa national team) who represented the Netherlands women's national team 95 times between 1990 and 2008. Migchelsen led Canberra United to the premier's plate in her first season in charge in 2013 and won the grand final against Perth the following year.

 

Cause of death: cancer

Sam Johnson

Sam Johnson, 89

(Born: October 11, 1930 – Died: May 27, 2020)

 

was an American politician, member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1991–2019). He was a member of the Republican Party. Retired Texas congressman Sam Johnson, a conservative stalwart whose service to country spanned seven years as a prisoner of war and a long stint in the U.S. House, died Wednesday in Plano of natural causes. He served 28 years in Congress, from a special election in May 1991 to his retirement in January 2019, after 29 years as an Air Force fighter pilot.

 

Cause of death: natural causes

  May 28, 2020

Robert Weighton

Robert Weighton, 112

(Born: 29 March 1908 – Died: 28 May 2020)

 

was a English supercentenarian, world's oldest man (since 2020). Weighton, has died from cancer at the age of 112. British supercentenarians are citizens, residents or emigrants from the United Kingdom who have attained or surpassed 110 years of age. The former teacher and engineer, from Alton, Hampshire, took up the title of the oldest man in the world in February after the death of the previous holder Chitetsu Watanabe of Japan.

 

Cause of death: cancer

Claude Goasguen

Claude Goasguen, 75

(Born: 12 March 1945 – Died: 28 May 2020)

 

was a French politician, member of the National Assembly for Paris from 1993 to 1995 and again from 1997 until his death in 2020. Goasguen, a Republican deputy, the former mayor of Paris’s 16th arrondissement and long-time right-wing Parisian figure with a sometimes volcanic temperament died of a heart attack brought on by coronavirus. Goasguen was one of the most prominent French lawmakers to push for tighter relations between Israel and France, whilst openly fighting against anti-Semitism.

 

Cause of death: heart attack caused by covid

Guy Bedos

Guy Bedos, 85

(Born: 15 June 1934 – Died: 28 May 2020)

 

was a French actor (Sweet and Sour), stand-up comedian and scriptwriter. Guy Bedos became known thanks to biting sketches, in duet first with Sophie Daumier whom he married. Revealed by his comedy shows, he was known for his roles in “An elephant that deceives enormously” (1976) and “We will all go to paradise” (1977). He also works for Marcel Carné, Claude Berri or Patrice Chéreau. He was also famous for his left-wing political affiliation and he had supported politicians such as François Mitterrand.

 

Cause of death: unknown

Brendan Bowyer,

Brendan Bowyer, 81

(Born: 12 October 1938 – Died: 28 May 2020)

 

was an Irish singer. Bowyer, Ireland's most beloved International entertainer for 62 years passed away peacefully in at his home in Las Vegas. Legendary Waterford entertainer began his career with Waterford’s Royal Showband, the first Irish band to top the Irish charts.Their biggest hit came in 1965 with “The Hucklebuck”, which went platinum internationally. One of the first headlining Elvis impersonators, Presley himself often attended Bowyer's concerts in Las Vegas in the 1970s.

 

Cause of death: natural causes

  May 29, 2020

Abderrahmane Youssoufi

Abderrahmane Youssoufi, 96

(Born: 8 March 1924 – Died: 29 May 2020)

 

was a Moroccan politician Prime Minister (1998–2002) and human rights lawyer, activist, and advocate for immigrant workers’ rights in France. Youssoufi, former socialist leader and iconic Moroccan Prime Minister who had dedicated his life to defending Morocco’s working class and fighting for democratic reforms died at a Casablanca hospital at the age of 96 after succumbing to a long illness. He withdrew from politics in 2003.

 

Cause of death: lung cancer

Bob Kulick

Bob Kulick, 70

(Born: January 16, 1950 – Died: May 28, 2020)

 

was an American guitarist and record producer. Kulick,Veteran Session Guitarist and older brother of Kiss lead guitarist Bruce Kulick, has died at the age of 70. Throughout his 40-plus-year music career Kulick has recorded and toured with artists such as Meat Loaf, MOTÖRHEAD; Kiss ,Michael Bolton; W.A.S.P., Diana Ross as well as legends such as Roger Daltrey, Alice Cooper, Lou Reed and Paul Stanley's first solo LP and tour.

 

Cause of death: unknown

Roosevelt Taylor

Roosevelt Taylor, 82

(Born: July 4, 1937 – Died: May 29, 2020)

 

was an American football safety who played for the Chicago Bears, San Francisco 49ers, and Washington Redskins of the National Football League. Roosevelt “Rosey” Taylor, the star safety whose best season helped propel the Bears to the 1963 NFL championship, died at age 82. The Sun-Times’ Mark Potash ranked Taylor the 37th-best Bears player of all time in a 2019 story. Taylor was a member of the Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame.

 

Cause of death: natural causes

  May 30, 2020

Bobby Dimond

Bobby Dimond, 89

(Born: July 30, 1930 – Died: May 30, 2020)

 

was an Australian former rugby league footballer (Western Suburbs, New South Wales, national team) and oldest living former Australian player and last of the 1948 Kangaroos who played in the 1940s and 1950s. Dimond died in Mexico City after prolong illness. Dimond made his debut in 1946 at the very young age he was 16. In 1948 he was selected to play for the Country and New South Wales.

 

Cause of death: died after prolong illness

Bobby Morrow

Bobby Morrow, 84

(Born: October 15, 1935 – Died: May 30, 2020)

 

was a retired American sprinter. At the Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games, Morrow tied the world record and won gold in the 100-meter dash, won gold in the 200-meter dash and claimed a third gold in the 4×100-meter relay (world record). He became the first man since Jesse Owens in 1936 to win three track and field gold medals in a single Olympic Games. Morrow achieved fame with appearances on the cover of Life and SPORT magazine and was inducted into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame in 1989. Olympic champion. Olympian Bobby J. Morrow passed away due to natural causes at the age of 84.

 

Cause of death: natural causes

Elsa Dorfman

Elsa Dorfman, 83

(Born: April 26, 1937 – Died: May 30, 2020)

 

was an American portrait photographer. Cambridge Photographer Dorfman was known for her intimate large-format Polaroids of friends, artists, celebrities, and herself. Elsa Dorfman, whose large-format Polaroid color portraits made her famous in the world of photography, and whose ebullient personality made her famous in the world of Cambridge died at age eighty-three from kidney failure. Typically, Dorfman would take two shots. The one her subject chose she called the "A Side." The others she would keep.

 

Cause of death: kidney failure

Michel Gauthier

Michel Gauthier, 70

(Born: February 18, 1950 – Died: May 30, 2020)

 

was a Canadian politician, Quebec The National Assembly of Quebec (1981–1988), House of Commons of Canada (1994–2007) and Leader of the Opposition (1996–1997). Michel Gauthier served as the Bloc MP for the Roberval riding from 1997 to 2004, and then as the MP for Roberval-Lac-Saint-Jean until 2007. He has been parliamentary leader of the political formation and conductor. During the electoral campaign in 2019, he had briefly joined the conservatives, before announcing her withdrawal due to illness.

 

Cause of death: lung cancer

  May 31, 2020

Bob Bennett

Bob Bennett, 86

(Born: June 22, 1933 – Died: May 31, 2020)

 

was an American college baseball coach who was head coach at Fresno State from 1970 to 2002. Bob Bennett, the winningest coach in Fresno State baseball history who led the Diamond Dogs for 34 seasons, with 1,302 wins before his retirement in 2002, has died after being hospitalized for days following a heart episode, he was 86. Bennett took Fresno State to the 1988 College World Series and 1991 College World Series.

 

Cause of death: complications from a stroke

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