Famous people who have died during 2006

Deaths of note during 2006

A list of celebrities or people in the public eye who have died during 2006.

Person of note
who died
Date of death Age Profession
Saddam Hussein30th December69Former Iraqi Dictator
Gerald Ford26th December93Former US president
James Brown25th December73Soul Singer
Charlie Drake24th December81Comedian
Joseph Barbera18th December95Animator
Frank Johnson15th December63Journalist
Ahmet Ertegun14th December83Record Company Boss
Augusto Pinochet10th December91Dictator - Chile
Fred Marsden9th December66Drummer - Gerry & the Pacemakers
Allen Carr29th November72Anti-smoking guru
Alan Freeman27th November79Radio DJ
Nick Clarke23rd November58Radio Presenter / Journalist
Alexander Litvinenko23rd November43Ex-Russian Spy
Robert Altman21st November81Film Director
Milton Friedman16th November94Economist
Desert Orchid13th November27Racehorse
Gerald Levert10th November40R&B Singer
Jack Palance10th November87Actor
Bobby Shearer5th November74Footballer
William Styron1st November81Writer
Pieter Willem Botha31st October90Former S. African President
Muhammadu Maccido29th October80Sultan of Sokoto
Ghulam Ishaq Khan27th October91Former President Pakistan
Paul Hunter9th October27Snooker player
Byron Nelson26th September94Golfer
Raymond Baxter15th September84TV Presenter - Tomorrow's World
Anne Gregg5th September66TV Presenter
Giacinto Facchetti4th September64Footballer
Steve Irwin4th September44TV Presenter - The Crocodile Hunter
Charlie Williams2nd September78Comedian
Sir Kyffin Williams1st September88Painter
Naguib Mahfouz30th August94Writer
Sir Clyde Walcott26th August80Cricketer
Maynard Ferguson23rd August78Jazz Musician
David Gemmell28th July57Author
Syd Barrett7th July60Musician - Pink Floyd
Kenneth Lay5th July64Enron Chief Executive
Fred Trueman1st July75England Cricketer
Aaron Spelling23rd June83TV producer
Gyorgy Ligeti12th June83Composer
Major Bruce Shand11th June89Father of Duchess of Cornwall
Vince Welnick2nd June55Keyboard player - Grateful Dead
Arthur Widmer28th May92special effects pioneer
Desmond Dekker25th May64Singer
Jack Fallon22nd May90Jazz musician
Lee Jong-wook22nd May61Head of World Health Org.
Eric Forth17th May61MP - conservative
Grant McLennan6th May48Singer - Go-Betweens
Earl Woods3rd May74Father of Tiger Woods
Gene Pitney5th April65Singer
Martin Gilks3rd April41Drummer - The Wonderstuff
John McGahern30th March71Author
Lynne Perrie24th March75Actress - Ivy Tilsley, Coronation Street
Jimmy Johnstone12th March61Footballer - Celtic
Slobodan Milosevic11th March64President of Yugoslavia / War Criminal
John Profumo9th March91Politician - resigned due to scandal
Dana Reeve6th March44Singer / Wife of Christopher Reeve
Ivor Cutler3rd March83Poet
Peter Osgood1st March59Footballer - Chelsea
Dennis Weaver24th February81Actor
Lynden David Hall14th February31Singer
Peter Benchley11th February65Author - Jaws
Sir Frederick (Freddie) Laker9th February83Entrepreneur / Airline Tycoon
Ron Greenwood9th February84former England manager
Coretta Scott King31st January78Civil rights campaigner
Moira Shearer31st January80Ballerina / Actress
Johannes Rau27th January75Former German President
Chris Penn24th January40Actor
Wilson Pickett19th January64Soul singer
Shelley Winters14th January83Actress
Anthony (Tony) Banks8th January62Ex-Labour MP
Lord Merlyn-Rees5th January85Former home secretary

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