Deaths in May 2015

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The following is a list of notable deaths in May 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.

May 2015[change | change source]

Ruth Rendell 1930-2015
Maya Plisetskaya 1925-2015
Jim Wright 1922-2015
Elizabeth Wilson 1921-2015
B.B. King 1925-2015
Anne Meara 1929-2015
Vicente Aranda 1926-2015
Nils Christie 1928-2015
Betsy Palmer 1926-2015
Doris Hart 1925-2015
Beau Biden 1969-2015

Previous months[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. David Day, Adelaide radio legend, dies aged 63
  2. Mexican Slapstick Comedy Icon 'La India Maria' Dies at 74
  3. Brown passes away at age 80
  4. Steve Anderson Dies at 67; Director of 'South Central,' 'Cash'
  5. Breaking News - Grace Lee Whitney, Janice Rand of "Star Trek" dies at 85
  6. Former Grimsby Town player Garry Liddell passes away
  7. Grand Prix and TT legend Geoff Duke has died
  8. Former State Adviser Vafa Guluzade dies
  9. Former Olympic swimmer Whittall dies at 78
  10. State Rep. Harry Geisinger, the state Capitol’s top horse-racing proponent, dies
  11. Ray Ceresino's obituary
  12. Author Ruth Rendell dies aged 85
  13. Умерла балерина Майя Плисецкая (Russian)
  14. Guy Carawan obituary
  15. Silicon Valley's Dave Goldberg dies
  16. 22 year-old Pan Ams silver medalist Sarah Correa dies after being hit by car
  17. Michael Blake, Oscar-Winning Screenwriter of 'Dances With Wolves,' Dies at 69
  18. Патриарх, поэт, актер (Russian)
  19. Colonel Stuart Archer, GC – obituary
  20. Philip S. Goodman, Writer & Director for Film, TV, Dies at 89
  21. Vanity Fair on Ryan McHenry
  22. Writer-Director Norman Thaddeus Vane Dies at 86
  23. Hockey deaths - May 2015
  24. Sindhi nationalist leader Arisar dies at 65
  25. კინორეჟისორი რეზო ჩხეიძე გარდაიცვალა (Georgian)
  26. Danny Jones dies after heart attack during rugby league match
  27. Palace confirms terrorist Basit Usman killed in Maguindanao
  28. Harry Martin (1920 - 2015) Obituary
  29. Ex-captain John Elders dies aged 84
  30. Ellen Albertini Dow Dies: ‘Wedding Singer’s’ Rapping Granny Was 101
  31. Fallece el periodista Jesús Hermida a los 77 años de edad (Spanish)
  32. Former WBA welterweight champ Andrew Lewis dies in Guyana
  33. Joshua Ozersky, Prolific Food Writer, Is Dead
  34. IN MEMORIAM Това бе Живко Господинов (Bulgarian)
  35. Fallece Castañares, primer alcalde del PNV de Bilbao en democracia. (Spanish)
  36. (Dutch)Arabist en PVV'er Hans Jansen overleden
  37. Oscar Holderer dies, last of Wernher von Braun's original 'Operation Paperclip' moon rocket team
  38. Rainbow bassist Craig Gruber dead at 63
  39. Former Labour MP Brian Sedgemore who quit for the Lib Dems dies after a hospital fall
  40. Errol Brown dead: Friends of the Hot Chocolate singer say 'he was a gentleman'
  41. RIP Jerome Cooper
  42. Former U.S. House Speaker Jim Wright dies at 92
  43. Wrocław Nie żyje biskup Józef Pazdur (Polish)
  44. John Dangar Dixon 1929 - 1915
  45. Maurice Flanagan, who helped launch Emirates airline, dies
  46. Ex-employee who ratted out Bernie Madoff dies
  47. How did Zeki Alasya die? Who was Zeki Alasya?
  48. Bulgaria's Former Vice President Atanas Semerdzhiev Dies at 90
  49. Nekrolog: Martin Nag (Norwegian)
  50. Menashe Kadishman, famed Israeli artist, dies at 82
  51. Bowls legend Phil Skoglund dies, aged 77
  52. ABBA:s basist Rutger Gunnarsson död (Swedish)
  53. Joanne Carson dies at 84; ex-wife of 'Tonight Show' host
  54. 54.0 54.1 54.2 Pakistan helicopter crash kills foreign diplomats
  55. 勞永樂據報今早病逝 終年60歲 (Chinese)
  56. Universität Gießen trauert um Prof. Odo Marquard (German)
  57. Fraser govt minister MacKellar dies
  58. Телеканал «Санкт-Петербург» (Russian)
  59. Head of 1980 Turkish coup, Kenan Evren dies
  60. Legendary fiddler Johnny Gimble dies at 88
  61. Barne-tvs Ragne Tangen er død (Norwegian)
  62. Elizabeth Wilson, a Character Actress of Stage, Screen and TV, Dies at 94
  63. Eminent historian Ninad Bedekar no more
  64. Senador Luiz Henrique da Silveira morre em Joinville (Portuguese)
  65. Kim Kyok-sik, Hard-Line North Korean General, Dies at 77
  66. Schrijver Jef Geeraerts is overleden
  67. Stan Cornyn, Legendary Warner Bros. Records Creative Head, Dies At 81
  68. Sir John Watts, KCMG, Passes on
  69. William Zinsser, Author of ‘On Writing Well,’ Dies at 92
  70. Bengali Writer Suchitra Bhattacharya Dies at 65
  71. Former UNC head coach Bill Guthridge dies at 77
  72. Peter Gay, Historian Who Explored Social History of Ideas, Dies at 91
  73. The Mutilator: Sydney serial killer William Macdonald dies as NSW's oldest, longest-serving prisoner
  74. Broadcaster Derek Davis dies aged 67
  75. Скончался 10-кратный чемпион СССР по велоспорту Гайнан Сайдхужин (Russian)
  76. Traueranzeigen (German)
  77. ZMARŁ PROF. ZDZISŁAW ŻYGULSKI (Polish)
  78. B.B. King Coroner's Report: No Evidence of Poisoning
  79. NEWS - John Stephenson: Death of a Voice Acting Icon
  80. Former Dolphins kicker Garo Yepremian dies at 70
  81. Donald Wrye - Director Donald Wrye Dies Aged 77
  82. In Memoriam Jackie Brookner (1945-2015)
  83. Veteran unionist Yeung Kwong, ringleader in 1967 Hong Kong riots, dies at 89
  84. Jackie Basehart, addio al figlio di Valentina Cortese. Il dolore muto di una madre (Italian)
  85. Dean Potter, Extreme Climber, Dies in BASE-Jumping Accident at Yosemite
  86. Rabbi Moshe Levinger, ideological force behind Jewish settlement in Hebron, dies
  87. Flora MacNeil, the "Queen of Gaelic singers", dies at the age of 86
  88. Jack Templeton dies at age 75
  89. Morre o ator Elias Gleizer, aos 81 anos (Portuguese)
  90. Up-and-coming rapper Chinx shot and killed
  91. Plymouth's Margaret Dunning, 104, dies on California visit
  92. Michael A. Peszke M.D.
  93. Professor Raymond Gosling
  94. Former Prime Minister of Iceland Passes Away
  95. After 42 years in coma, nurse Aruna Shanbaug dies
  96. Happy Rockefeller, Whose Marriage to Governor Scandalized Voters, Dies at 88
  97. Former state senator Edmond Gong dies at 84
  98. Robert Wistrich, leading scholar of anti-Semitism, dies of heart attack
  99. Əhməd Ələsgərov dünyasını dəyişib (Azeri)
  100. Indonesian Envoy Injured in Naltar Dies
  101. NASA Legend Dale Myers Dies at 93; Helped Save Apollo 13
  102. Langjähriger Chef der DDR-CDU Gerald Götting tot (German)
  103. 'Baa' of 'Kyunki', Sudha Shivpuri, passes away
  104. Jazz suffers two heavy losses
  105. Morreu o mestre internacional de xadrez Joaquim Durão (Portuguese)
  106. Lynn 'Twinkle' Ripley - Sixties Singer Twinkle Dies
  107. Louis Johnson, Legendary Bassist, Dead at 60
  108. Former Italian race walking world champion Sidoti dies at 44
  109. Harlem Globetrotter Great Marques Haynes Dies at 89
  110. Ohio artist known for mixed-media storytelling work dies
  111. Terry Sue-Patt found dead: Grange Hill's Benny Green dies aged 50
  112. Preminuo Radomir Naumov (Bosnian)
  113. Командир бригады «Призрак» Мозговой убит под Луганском (Russian)
  114. Famed 'A Beautiful Mind' mathematician John Nash, wife killed in taxi crash, police say
  115. Actress, comedian Anne Meara, mom of Ben Stiller, dies at 85
  116. Mysterious junior flyweight Ali Raymi killed in Yemen
  117. Tanith Lee Dead: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
  118. Famed Detroit jazz trumpeter Marcus Belgrave dies at 78
  119. Former SC Justice Uprety commits suicide
  120. John Murphy, Staten Island Congressman Convicted in Abscam Sting, Dies at 88
  121. Legendary Philadelphia-born photographer Mary Ellen Mark, 75, dies
  122. Broadcasting legend Bill O'Herlihy dies aged 76
  123. Spanish director Vicente Aranda dies aged 88
  124. Whitlam minister Les Johnson dies at 90
  125. Dayton Hollis Waller, Jr.
  126. Tulsa musician Rocky Frisco has died
  127. Performing arts community mourns Neighbours actor and Melbourne Theatre Company actor Bob Hornery
  128. Robert P. Kraft, eminent astronomer and former director of UC Observatories, dies at age 87
  129. Erik Carlsson "Carlsson på taket" är död (Swedish)
  130. Professor Nils Christie er død (Norwegian)
  131. Rey, ‘Friday’ and ‘White Men Can’t Jump’ Actor, Dies at 75
  132. Betsy Palmer, dies; was killer cook in 'Friday the 13th'
  133. American Express president Ed Gilligan dies at 55
  134. Doris Hart, who won all 4 Grand Slams, including 3 Wimbledon titles in a day, dies at 89
  135. L. Tom Perry, Mormon apostle, dies at 92
  136. Lennie Merullo Passes Away, Aged 98
  137. Vice President Joe Biden’s Son, Beau, Dies After Battle With Brain Cancer
  138. Designer Julie Harris dies at 94
  139. Former Liverpool and Everton player Tony McNamara dies aged 85
  140. Rochelle Shoretz, Founder of Sharsheret and Cancer Advocate, Dies at 42
  141. Unternehmer Karl Wlaschek ist tot (German)
  142. Mario Saliwa dies aged 31
  143. Slim Richey, 1938-2015 Austin jazz guitarist