Deaths in 2018
The following is a list of deaths that should be noted in December 2018. For deaths that should be noted before the month that the world is in, please see "Months". Names under each date are noted in the order of the alphabet by last name or pseudonym. Deaths of non-humans are noted here also if it is worth noting.
Each listing of a death must have a source. If no reference is included, the death notice will be removed. The following are the requirements of adding a name to the list in its order: name, age, where they came from, what the person is known for, cause of death (if known) and a source.
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- Ken Berry, 85, American actor (F Troop, Mayberry R.F.D., Mama's Family).
- Ennio Fantastichini, 63, Italian actor (Open Doors, At the End of the Night, Loose Cannons), Donatello winner (2010), leukemia.
- Anwar Hossain, 70, Bangladeshi photographer and cinematographer (Sundori, Emiler Goenda Bahini, Anya Jibon), heart attack.
- Ivan Katardžiev, 92, Macedonian historian.
- Pauls Putniņš, 81, Latvian playwright, journalist and politician, member of the Riga City Council (until 2010).
- Scott Stearney, 58, American Navy vice admiral, Commander of the Fifth Fleet (since 2018), suspected suicide.
- Stefanie Tücking, 56, German radio and television presenter (Südwestrundfunk), suspected cardiac arrest.
- Shoucheng Zhang, 55, Chinese-born American physicist, member of the National Academy of Sciences (since 2015), suspected suicide.
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- Ugo De Censi, 94, Italian-Peruvian priest.
- Paul Sherwen, 62, English racing cyclist (A.C.B.B., Raleigh Bicycle Company) and broadcaster (NBC), British National Road Race champion (1987), heart failure.
3[change | change source]
- Markus Beyer, 47, German Olympic boxer (1992, 1996), WBC super middleweight champion (1999–2000, 2003–2006).
- Andrei Bitov, 81, Russian writer (A Captive of the Caucasus, Pushkin House, The Symmetry Teacher), heart attack.
- Philip Bosco, 88, American actor (Lend Me a Tenor, Working Girl, My Best Friend's Wedding), Tony Award winner (1989), complications from dementia.
- Geoff Murphy, 80, New Zealand movie director (Goodbye Pork Pie, Freejack, Young Guns II).
- Josep Lluís Núñez, 87, Spanish businessman, President of F.C. Barcelona (1978–2000).
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- Kadyrzhan Batyrov, 62, Kyrgyz businessman and political activist.
- Selma Engel-Wijnberg, 96, Dutch Holocaust survivor (Sobibor) and writer.
- Nika Rurua, 50, Georgian politician, Minister of Culture (2009–2012), heart attack.
5[change | change source]
- Dynamite Kid, 60, British professional wrestler (WWF, Stampede, AJPW).
- Thor Hansen, 71, Norwegian poker player, WSOP Bracelet winner (1988, 2002), cancer.
6[change | change source]
- José de Anchieta Júnior, 53, Brazilian politician, Governor of Roraima (2007–2014), heart attack.
- Ace Cannon, 84, American saxophonist, emphysema.
- José Castillo, 37, Venezuelan baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates, San Francisco Giants), car crash.
- Győző Forintos, 83, Hungarian chess player and economist.
- Larry Hennig, 82, American professional wrestler (AWA, NWA, WWWF), kidney failure.
- Joseph Joffo, 87, French writer (A Bag of Marbles).
- Jim Meehan, 66, American poker player.
- Pete Shelley, 63, English singer-songwriter ("Homosapien") and rock guitarist (Buzzcocks), heart attack.
- Luis Valbuena, 33, Venezuelan baseball player (Chicago Cubs, Houston Astros, Los Angeles Angels), car crash.
7[change | change source]
- Belisario Betancur, 95, Colombian politician, President (1982–1986), kidney infection.
- Shmuel Flatto-Sharon, 88, French-Israeli politician, member of the Knesset (1977–1981).
- Håkan Jeppsson, 57, Swedish sports executive, Chairman of Malmö FF (since 2010).
- Luigi Radice, 83, Italian football player (Milan) and manager (Torino, Inter Milan), complications from Alzheimer's disease.
8[change | change source]
- Lyudmila Alexeyeva, 91, Russian human rights activist (Moscow Helsinki Group).
- Enrico Crispolti, 85, Italian art critic and historian.
- Jolanta Szczypińska, 61, Polish politician, member of the Sejm (since 2005), urinary tract infection.
- Pentti Tiusanen, 69, Finnish politician, MP (1995–2011), stomach cancer.
- Sir David Weatherall, 85, British physician and molecular geneticist.
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- Yigal Bashan, 68, Israeli singer and composer, heart attack.
- Robert Bergland, 90, American politician, U.S. Representative from Minnesota's 7th congressional district (1971–1977) and Secretary of Agriculture (1977–1981).
- William Blum, 85, American author (Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower) and historian, kidney failure.
- Riccardo Giacconi, 87, Italian-born American astrophysicist, Nobel Prize winner (2002).
- Bob Giggie, 85, American baseball player (Milwaukee Braves, Kansas City Athletics).
- Gordon Scholes, 87, Australian politician, Speaker of the House of Representatives (1975–1976), Minister for Defence (1983–1984) and Territories (1984–1987).
- C. N. Balakrishnan, 84, Indian politician, kidney and heart failure.
- Chiang Pin-kung, 85, Taiwanese politician, Minister of Economic Affairs (1993–1996) and Vice President of the Legislative Yuan (2002–2005), multiple organ failure.
- Robert Spaemann, 91, German Roman Catholic philosopher.
- Xavier Tilliette, 97, French philosopher and theologian (Revue de métaphysique et de morale), member of the Society of Jesus (since 1938), pneumonia.
- Hiwi Tauroa, 91, New Zealand rugby union player (New Zealand Māori) and coach (Counties), Race Relations Conciliator (1980–1986).
- Iraj Danaeifard, 67, Iranian football player (Taj, Pas Tehran, national team), heart attack.
- Wilhelm Genazino, 75, German journalist (Lesezeichen) and author (Abschaffel-Trilogie), Georg Büchner Prize winner (2004), lung cancer.
- W. Brantley Harvey Jr., 88, American politician, Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina (1975–1979) and member of the South Carolina House of Representatives (1958–1975).
- Ferenc Kósa, 81, Hungarian movie director (The Upthrown Stone, Ten Thousand Days).
- James Lyons, 91, American admiral, Commander of the United States Pacific Fleet (1985–1987), respiratory failure.
- William Newsom, 84, American politician, Associate Justice of the California First District Court of Appeal (1975–1995).
- Seán Garland, 84, Irish politician, General Secretary of the Workers' Party of Ireland (1977–1990).
- Noah Klieger, 92, Israeli journalist (L'Équipe), sports administrator (Maccabi Tel Aviv B.C.) and Holocaust survivor, complications from heart disease.
- Nancy Wilson, 81, American jazz singer ("(You Don't Know) How Glad I Am", "Guess Who I Saw Today", "Uptight (Everything's Alright)"), Grammy winner (1965, 2005, 2007).
- Matti Kassila, 94, Finnish movie director (Komisario Palmun erehdys, The Harvest Month, The Scarlet Dove), complications from a fall.
- Joe Osborn, 81, American bass guitarist, pancreatic cancer.
- Jean-Pierre Van Rossem, 73, Belgian economist and politician, member of the Chamber of Representatives (1991–1995) and the Flemish Parliament (1992–1995), complications from COPD.
- Philippe Moureaux, 79, Belgian politician, Minister-President of the French Community (1981–1985, 1988), cancer.
- Girma Wolde-Giorgis, 93, Ethiopian politician, President (2001–2013).
- T. K. Wetherell, 72, American politician and academic administrator, Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives (1991–1992) and President of Florida State University (2003–2010), cancer.
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- Ken Berry, TV Actor in ‘F-Troop,’ ‘Mayberry R.F.D,’ Dies at 85
- Morto Ennio Fantastichini: l’attore stroncato dalla leucemia (Italian)
- Photographer Anwar Hossain found dead at a city hotel
- Почина академик Иван Катарџиев, врвен научник за Македонската историја Template:Mk icon
- Aizsaulē devies dramaturgs Pauls Putniņš (Latvian)
- U.S. Navy admiral Scott Stearney found dead in apparent suicide
- Steffi Tücking ist unerwartet gestorben (German)
- 美国华裔物理学家张首晟教授去世，终年55岁 (Chinese)
- Missioni: si è spento a Lima padre Ugo De Censi, salesiano fondatore dell’Operazione Mato Grosso (Italian)
- Iconic voice of cycling Paul Sherwen dies at 62-years-old
- Three-time WBC Champ Markus Beyer passed away at 47
- Умер писатель Андрей Битов (Russian)
- Philip Bosco, Tony-Winning Character Actor, Is Dead at 88
- Acclaimed Kiwi film director Geoff Murphy dies
- Muere Josep Lluís Núñez, el presidente del Barça más longevo (Spanish)
- Кыргызстанда өмүр бою абакка кесилген Кадыржан Батыров каза болду Template:Ky icon
- Laatste Nederlandse Sobibór-overlevende Selma Wijnberg (96) overleden (Dutch)
- Former culture minister Nikoloz Rurua found dead in Tbilisi
- Stampede Wrestling superstar Tom 'The Dynamite Kid' Billington, dead at 60
- Pokerlegende Thor Hansen (71) er død (Norwegian)
- Morre José de Anchieta, ex-governador de Roraima (Portuguese)
- John Henry "Ace" Cannon
- Former Astros players Luis Valbuena, Jose Castillo die in car accident
- Elhunyt Forintos Győző (Hungarian)
- Larry 'The Axe' Hennig dead at 82
- Joseph Joffo, l'auteur d'"Un sac de billes", est décédé à l'âge de 87 ans (French)
- WSOP Bracelet Winner "Minneapolis Jim" Meehan Passes Away
- Buzzcocks singer Pete Shelley dies at 63
- Former Astros players Luis Valbuena, Jose Castillo die in car accident
- Confirmado: Falleció el expresidente Belisario Betancur (Spanish)
- Shmuel Flatto-Sharon, MK who entered politics to escape prosecution, dies at 88
- MFF:s ordförande död (Swedish)
- Morto Radice, l'allenatore dell'ultimo scudetto del Torino (Italian)
- В Москве умерла правозащитница Людмила Алексеева (Russian)
- Muore a Roma Enrico Crispolti, tra i massimi critici dell'arte italiani del '900 (Italian)
- Posłanka Jolanta Szczypińska nie żyje (Polish)
- Ex-kansanedustaja Pentti Tiusanen on kuollut (Finnish)
- Professor Sir David Wetherall obituary: 'iconic' scientist dies
- Singer Yigal Bashan has passed away
- Bob Bergland, Agriculture Secretary Under Carter, Dies at 90
- William Blum, Independent Journalist and Anti-Imperialist Historian, Dies at 85
- È morto il fisico Riccardo Giacconi, Nobel nel 2002, padre dell'Astronomia a raggi X (Italian)
- Robert Thomas Giggie
- Scholes, Gordon AO
- മുന് മന്ത്രി സി.എന് ബാലകൃഷ്ണന് അന്തരിച്ചു Template:Ml icon
- Former vice chairman of Chinese KMT party dies
- R. I. P. Robert Spaemann (German)
- Décès du Père jésuite Xavier Tilliette, philosophe et écrivain (French)
- Former race relations commissioner and Māori All Black Hiwi Tauroa dies aged 91
- Iranian first scorer at World Cup dies (Persian)
- Schriftsteller Wilhelm Genazino ist tot (German)
- Former SC lieutenant governor and longtime Beaufort attorney Brantley Harvey dies
- Hungarian film director Ferenc Kosa dies aged 81
- In Memoriam:Admiral James "Ace" Lyons USN Ret.)
- William Newsom III, prominent judge and father of governor-elect Gavin Newsom, dies at 84
- Former Workers' Party president Seán Garland dies aged 84
- Скончался известный израильский журналист, бывший узник Освенцима (Russian)
- Nancy Wilson, Grammy winning jazz singer, dies at 81
- Filmregissören Matti Kassila är död (Swedish)
- Joe Osborn 1937-2018
- Jean-Pierre Van Rossem is overleden op 73-jarige leeftijd (Dutch)
- PS-boegbeeld Moureaux overleden (Dutch)
- Former Ethiopian president Girma Woldegiorgis dies
- Ex-Florida State University president dies at 72