Notable deaths 

in April 2020

Who Died In April 2020 ?

The following deaths of notable individuals occurred in April 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 April 2020. 

  April 1, 2020

Nur Hassan Hussein

Nur Hassan Hussein, 82
(16 February 1937 - 1 April 2020)

was the Prime Minister of Somalia from November 2007 to February 2009. He is from Mogadishu and was a part of the Celi Cumar Abgaal sub-clan of the Hawiye. He was Ambassador to Italy (since2009).

Cause of death: COVID-19

Martin Khor

Martin Khor, 68
(1951 - April 1, 2020) 

Malaysian journalist and economist, Executive Director of the South Centre - Geneva, Switzerland (since 2009). Mr. Khor was also a journalist, economist and the former Director of the Third World Network which is based in Penang, Malaysia.

Cause of death: Cancer

Branislav Blažić

Branislav Blažić, 63
(1 April 1957 – 1 April 2020) 

was a Serbian surgeon and politician,Minister of Environmental Protection (1998–2000). Blažić was appointed as a state secretary in Serbia's Ministry of Environmental Protection On 6 October 2017.Blažić was a member of the Serbian Progressive Party since its formation in 2008.

Cause of death: COVID-19

Adam Schlesinger

Adam Schlesinger, 52
(October 31, 1967 - 1 April 2020) 

was an American musician (Fountains of Wayne, Ivy) and songwriter ("Stacy's Mom"), Emmy winner (2012, 2013, 2019) and has been nominated for Oscar, Tony and Golden Globe Awards.

Cause of death:


Ellis Marsalis Jr.

Ellis Marsalis Jr., 85
(November 14, 1934 – April 1, 2020)  

was an American jazz pianist and educator. Marsalis came to greater attention in the 1980s and 1990s as the patriarch of a musical family, with sons Branford and Wynton rising to international acclaim. Marsalis was inducted into The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2018.

Cause of death: COVID-19

  April 2, 2020

Bernardita Catalla

Bernardita Catalla, 62
(February 18, 1958 – April 2, 2020)  

was a Philippine career diplomat, ambassador to Lebanon (since 2017).  Prior to her posting in Lebanon, she was also assigned to Hong Kong, Indonesia, and Malaysia. In April 2020, she died of COVID-19 in Beirut, Lebanon.

Cause of death: COVID-19

Goyo Benito

Goyo Benito, 73
(21 October 1946 – April 2, 2020)  

was a Spanish footballer (Real Madrid, Rayo Vallecano, national team). Benito  played as a central defender and He spent most of his 16-year professional career with Real Madrid.Benito earned 22 caps for Spain, during roughly seven years. His debut was on 9 May 1971 in a 2–0 away win against Cyprus.

Cause of death: Alzheimer's disease

Eddie Large

Eddie Large, 78
(25 June 1941 – 2 April 2020) 

was a Scottish comedian. Eddie Large was best known as one half of the double act Little and Large, with Syd Little.During the 2010–11 football season, football entertainment show Soccer AM produced comedy sketches with Peterborough footballer Mark Little, and Eddie Large.

Cause of death: COVID-19

Astrid Nøklebye Heiberg

Astrid Nøklebye Heiberg, 83
(14 April 1936 – 2 April 2020) 

was a Norwegian politician MP (1985–1989, since 2018) for the Conservative Party, and a professor of medicine. She was president of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (1997–2001). Heiberg was also appointed as State Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Care Services, resigning in 2016.

Cause of death: Unknown

Carl Tacy

Carl Tacy, 86
(June 18, 1932 – April 2, 2020)

was a American college basketball coach (Wake Forest Demon Deacons, Marshall Thundering Herd). Tacy  served as the head coach from 1972 to 1985 and compiled a 222-149 record, the second-most winning record at that time.

Cause of death: natural causes

Rüdiger Nehberg

Rüdiger Nehberg, 84
(4 May 1935 – 2 April 2020)

was a German survivalist and human rights activist.Nehberg was the founder and chairman of the anti-FGM organization TARGET, and chairman of the organizations Friends of Peoples Close to Nature and Save the Rainforest.

Cause of death: natural causes

  April 3, 2020

Sergio Rossi

Sergio Rossi, 84
(1935 – 3 April 2020)

was an Italian shoe designer who was the founder shoe brand Sergio Rossi.His shoes were used by designers such as Azzedine Alaïa, Versace, and Dolce & Gabbana in their collections, and worn by celebrities from Lupita Nyong’o to Rihanna, and Paris Hilton to Laura Dern.

Cause of death: COVID-19

Constand Viljoen

Constand Viljoen, 86
(28 October 1933 – 3 April 2020)

was a former South African military commander (general) and politician MP (1994–2001), Political party: Freedom Front Plus (1994–2001). Viljoen is partly credited with preventing the outbreak of armed violence by disaffected white South Africans prior to post-apartheid general elections.

Cause of death: natural causes

Eric Verdonk

Eric Verdonk, 60
(28 May 1959 – 3 April 2020)

was a New Zealand rower,Olympic bronze medallist (1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul in the single sculls) Eric Verdonk almost repeated his bronze medal effort at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona finishing a very close fourth.

Cause of death: cancer

  April 4, 2020

Ivan Vakarchuk, 73
(6 March 1947 - 3 April 2020)

was a Ukrainian physicist, Minister of Education and Science (2007–2010), rector of the University of Lviv (1990–2007, 2010–2013). Hero of Ukraine (awarded on 5 March 2007). He is the author of over 240 scientific papers.

Cause of death: unknown

Luis Eduardo Aute

Luis Eduardo Aute, 76
(13 September 1943 – 4 April 2020)

Was a Spanish singer, songwriter, film director, actor, sculptor, writer and painter. In 1980, Aute began a long musical association with Luis Mendo, who arranged many of his songs. By 1964, his work was being sold in the United States at the Juarez Gallery in Palm Beach, Florida.

Cause of death: died after a short illness

Ezio Vendrame

Ezio Vendrame, 72
(21 November 1947 – 4 April 2020)

was an Italian writer and former footballer who played as a midfielder (Lanerossi Vicenza, Napoli, Padova). Vendrame was regarded as one of the most promising young Italian players early in his career, even earning the nickname "the Italian George Best.

Cause of death: cancer

Philippe Bodson

Philippe Bodson, 75
(November 2, 1944 – 4 April 2020)

Belgian businessman and politician, Senator (1999–2003). Since 2004, Bodson also was a Director at Fortis, until 2010. In 2001 and Chief Executive Officer of Lernout & Hauspie Speech Product. He was a board member at Ashmore Energy (USA), CIB, President of Floridienne, member of the advice committee of CSFB Europa.

Cause of death: COVID-19

Rafael Leonardo Callejas Romero

Rafael Leonardo Callejas Romero, 76
(14 November 1943 – 4 April 2020)

was Honduran politician the President of Honduras from 27 January 1990 to 27 January 1994, representing PHN - The National Party of Honduras.He was accused of 7 counts of corruption during his term. He was also accused by an aide in the Bush White House.

Cause of death: cardiac arrest

Pertti Paasio

Pertti Paasio, 81
(2 April 1939 – 4 April 2020)

was a Finnish politician from the Social Democratic Party. Minister of Foreign Affairs (1989–1991), MP (1975–1979, 1982–1996).His daughter Heli Paasio is a member of the Parliament.He died two days after his 81st birthday.

Cause of death: unknown

  April 5, 2020

Dougie Morgan

Dougie Morgan, 73
(9 March 1947 - 5 April 2020)

was a former Scottish rugby union player - Stewart's Melville, British and Irish Lions, national team (captain) and coach. In 1977 he toured New Zealand with the British and Irish Lions and at the time played club rugby for Stewart's Melville FP. Morgan passed away in hospital in Edinburgh after an illness on 5 April 2020.

Cause of death: short illness

Mahmoud Jibril

Mahmoud Jibril, 67
(28 May 1952 – 5 April 2020)

was a Libyan politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Prime Minister (from 5 March to 23 October 2011).In 2012, Jibril became a member of newly founded political union of National Forces Alliance. On 14 March 2012, he was elected leader of the alliance. Jibril died of COVID-19 in Cairo, Egypt on 5 April 2020.

Cause of death: COVID-19

Shirley Douglas

Shirley Douglas, 86
(April 2, 1934 - 5 April 2020)

was a Canadian television, film and stage actress (Wind at My Back, Lolita, Barney's Great Adventure) and civil rights activist. In 2003, for her contributions to the performing arts, she was named an Officer of the Order of Canada. Shirley Douglas, an actress in films directed by Stanley Kubrick and David Cronenberg and the mother of actor Kiefer Sutherland, died on april 5, 2020.

Cause of death: complications from pneumonia

Ed Biles

Ed Biles, 88

(October 18, 1931 – April 5, 2020)

was an American football coach and defensive coordinator whose most prominent position was as head coach of the NFL Houston Oilers from 1981 to 1983. He died in Houston, Texas on April 5, 2020 from leukemia.

Cause of death: leukemia

  April 6, 2020

Bullet Prakash

Bullet Prakash, 44
(2 April 1976 – 6 April 2020)

was an Indian actor who worked in Kannada cinema. Renowned comedian of Sandalwood, Prakash appeared in over 325 films. He earned the nickname "Bullet" because he used to ride the motorbike, Royal Enfield Bullet. Bullet Prakash, who has been suffering from a liver infection, died at a private hospital in Bengaluru on April 6, 2020.                         


Cause of death: liver infection

 Jock Edwards

nJock Edwards, 64
(27 May 1955 – 6 April 2020)

was a New Zealand cricketer (Central Districts, national team).Between 1978 and 1981, Graham Neil "Jock" Edwards played played eight Test matches and six One Day Internationals for New Zealand. He was born in Nelson. Edwards died on 6 April 2020, at the age of 64

Cause of death: unknown

M. K. Arjunan

M. K. Arjunan, 84
(1 March 1936 – 6 April 2020)

was an Indian Kerala State Award winning Malayalam music composer, known for composing many melodies for Malayalam cinema.Veteran music composer MK Arjunan, popularly known as Arjunan Master, passed away on April 6, 2020 at his home in Palluruthy, Kochi.

Cause of death: age-related ailments, according to reports

James Drury

James Drury, 85
(April 18, 1934 - April 6, 2020)

was an American actor (Ten Who Dared, The Young Warriors), but he best remembered as the stolid, black-hatted title character in the weekly Western television series ''The Virginian''on NBC (1962-1971). James Drury died early morning on april6, 2020 at his home in Houston, Texas, of natural causes. Kaline’s cause of death was not available.

Cause of death: unknown

Al Kaline

Al Kaline, 85
(December 19, 1934 - April 6, 2020)

was an American Hall of Fame baseball player (22-year MLB career with the Detroit Tigers). Kaline had a nickname "Mr. Tiger". Al Kaline, one of the most beloved players ever to wear the Detroit Tigers uniform, died on April 6, 2020.Kaline’s cause of death was not available.

Cause of death: unknown

Radomir Antić

Radomir Antić, 71
(22 November 1948 - April 6, 2020)

was a former Serbian football player (Partizan) and manager . The only man to have coached Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid and Barcelona Radomir Antic has died after a long illness in a clinic in Madrid, aged 71. Antić also led the Serbian national football team in 2008.

Cause of death: pancreatitis

  April 7, 2020

Jean-Laurent Cochet

Jean-Laurent Cochet, 85
(January 28, 1935 - April 7, 2020)

was a French stage director and actor (A Thousand Billion Dollars - 1982, Fort Saganne - 1984, Edward & Lulu - 2004). On April 7, 2020, Jean-Laurent Cochet at the age of 85 from the aftermath of Covid-19, his entourage announced.

Cause of death: COVID-19

Mishik Kazaryan

Mishik Kazaryan, 72
(28 February 1948 – 7 April 2020)

was a Russian physicist specialising in laser physics and optics, the winner of the State Prize of the USSR in the field of science and technology. HI was a member of the editorial board of international scientific journals "Lasers in Engineering" and "Alternative Energy and Ecology". Kazaryan died from COVID-19 at the age of 72.

Cause of death: COVID-19

Roger Chappot

Roger Chappot, 79
(October 17, 1940 – April 7, 2020)

was a Swiss Olympic ice hockey player. Chappot played for HC Villars and Genève-Servette HC in the National League A. He was also a member of the Swiss national team at the 1964 Winter Olympics (Innsbruck, Austria). He died due to complications of COVID-19 on April 4, 2020 at the age of 79.

Cause of death: COVID-19

Allen Garfield

Allen Garfield, 80
(November 22, 1939 – April 7, 2020)

was an American actor. Allen Garfield, who appeared in over 100 films and television shows such as “The Conversation,” “Nashville” and “Irreconcilable Differences,” has died from COVID-19 complications on April. 7, 2020 at the age of 80.

Cause of death: COVID-19

  April 8, 2020

Boško Bursać

Boško Bursać, 74
(22 August 1945 - 8 April 2020)

was a Bosnian footballer and scout (Vitesse Arnhem). He played for Croatian HNK Rijeka where he became regarded as one of the best forwards and he remains the club's top scorer of all time. He was the club's top scorer for five years. Boško Bursać died on April 8, 2020 In Netherlands at the age of 74 from pneumonia.

Cause of death: pneumonia

Valeriu Muravschi

Valeriu Muravschi, 70
(31 July 1949 – April 8, 2020)

was a Moldovan politician and businessman who served as Prime Minister (1991–1992), Minister of Finance (1990–1991) and MP (1998–2001). In 1999, Muravschi founded the National Christian Democratic Peasants Party of Moldova and was president of that party until 2002. Muravschi died on April 8, 2020.

Cause of death: unknown

Linda Tripp

Linda Tripp, 70

(November 24, 1949 – April 8, 2020)

was an American civil servant and whistleblower. Tripp gave over her secretly recorded conversations with Monica Lewinsky to an independent prosecutor, a pivot point in his investigation of the president Clinton. Linda Tripp, Key Figure in Clinton Impeachment, died from pancreatic cancer at the age of 70 on April 8.

Cause of death: pancreatic cancer

Ghyslain Tremblay

Ghyslain Tremblay, 68
(29 April 1951 – 8 April 2020)

was a Veteran Canadian actor and comedian.Tremblay, star of French-language series across a 40-year career including L'Amour qui tue, Les parc des braves and Les 100 tours de Centour. Tremblay died after contracting COVID-19 during the pandemic.

Cause of death: COVID-19

  April 9, 2020

Junzo Sekine

Junzo Sekine, 93
(March 15, 1927 - April 9, 2020)

was a Japanese Hall of Fame baseball player (Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes, Yomiuri Giants) and manager (Yakult Swallows). He was elected to the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame in 2003.Junzo Sekine died on April 9, 2020 in Tokyo, at the age of 93.

Cause of death: natural causes

Ida Schuster

Ida Schuster, 101
(28 September 1918 – 9 April 2020)

was a Scottish actress best known for La mort en direct (1980), Bookie (1988) and Mackenzie (1980). She starred in a range of Scottish productions including the popular 1960s shows This Man Craig and Dr Finlay's Casebook. Ida Schuster Died on Thursday April 9th 2020.

Cause of death: natural causes

Dmitri Smirnov

Dmitri Smirnov, 71
(November 1948, Minsk - 9 April 2020)

was a Russian-born British composer (Tiriel, The Lamentations of Thel), also known by his pen names Dmitri N. Smirnov and D. Smirnov-Sadovsky. Smirinov died from COVID-19 complications on April. 9, 2020 at the age of 71.

Cause of death: COVID-19

Malcolm Dixon

Malcolm Dixon, 66

(September 1953 – 9 April 2020)

was an English actor (Time Bandits, Return of the Jedi, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory). Dixon was best known as "Strutter" in the movie ''Time Bandits'' (1981). He Passed away peacefully at home after a short illness on April 9, 2020.

Cause of death: short illness

  April 10, 2020

Big George Brock

Big George Brock, 87
(May 16, 1932 – April 10, 2020)

was an American blues musician.Brock, considered a major influence to many St. Louis blues players, performed at the Big Muddy Blues Festival at Laclede’s Landing as recently as 2019. He played alongside Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Jimmy Reed, and Albert King.St. Louis Bluesman Big George Brock died on April 10, 2020. His cause of death is not yet known.

Cause of death: unknown

Nobuhiko Obayashi

Nobuhiko Obayashi, 82 

(9 January 1938 - April 10, 2020)

was a Japanese film director, screenwriter and editor. He is most commonly known for being the director of the 1977 cult hit House. Obayashi produced a series of hit movies in the 1980s featuring youths in his native city of Onomichi, Hiroshima. Obayashi died of lung cancer at his home in Tokyo on April 10, 2020.

Cause of death: lung cancer

Francis Reusser

Francis Reusser, 77 

(1942 – 10 April 2020)

was a Swiss film director (The Big Night, Derborence, War in the Highlands). His film Derborence was entered into the 1985 Cannes Film Festival. Reusser, who over a long career directed dozens of films, including adaptations of the novels of Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz, has passed away on 10 April 2020 after a long illness.

Cause of death: long illness

Tom Webster

Tom Webster, 71 

(October 4, 1948 - April 10, 2020)

was a Canadian former professional NHL ice hockey player (Boston Bruins,Detroit Red Wings,California Golden Seals) and former coach(New York Rangers,Los Angeles Kings).Tom Webster, who led the Kings to their first division title and was suspended for throwing a stick on the ice toward a referee, died of brain cancer at 71.

Cause of death:  brain cancer

Hilary Dwyer

Hilary Dwyer, 74 

(6 May 1945 – April 10,2020)

was an actress, businessperson and film producer. She is best known for her portrayal of Sara Lowes in Michael Reeves' British horror classic, Witchfinder General (1968) and role in Wuthering Heights (1970).Hilary Dwyer died from coronavirus on April 10, 2020.

Cause of death:  COVID-19

  April 11, 2020

Colby Cave

Colby Cave, 25

(December 26, 1994 - April 11,2020)

was a Canadian ice hockey player (Boston Bruins, Edmonton Oilers). Cave scored once in 11 appearances with Edmonton this season. He had 11 goals and 23 points in 44 games with the American Hockey League’s Bakersfield Condors this season.Oilers Center Colby Cave Died at Age 25 After Being in Coma After Brain Bleed.

Cause of death: Brain bleeding

Kristin Jacobs

Kristin Jacobs, 60

(October 17, 1959 - April 11,2020)

was a Democratic politician, mayor of Broward County (2012–2013) and member of the Florida House of Representatives (since 2014). She served Broward County for over two decades. After a years-long battle with disease, Florida legislator Kristin Jacobs died on April 11, 2020 of colon cancer. She was 60.

Cause of death: Colon cancer

  April 12, 2020

Sir Stirling Moss

Sir Stirling Moss, 90

(17 September 1929 – 12 April 2020)

was a British Hall of Fame Formula One driver. One of the most iconic figures in the history of British sport, with 212 wins from 529 races, Sir Stirling passed away after a long illness in the early hours of Easter at the age of 90. Moss has been described as "the greatest driver never to win the World Championship.

Cause of death: long illness

Tim Brooke Taylor

Tim Brooke Taylor

(17 July 1940 - April 12, 2020)

was an English comedian (The Goodies) and panelist (I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue). He has also appeared as an actor in various sitcoms. UK comedian became household name in 1970s as part of TV comedy trio The Goodies. Comedian Tim Brooke-Taylor has died at the age of 79 with coronavirus.

Cause of death: COVID-19

Peter Bonetti

Peter Bonetti, 78

(27 September 1941- April 12, 2020)

was a former football goalkeeper for Chelsea, the St. Louis Stars, Dundee United and England. Nicknamed 'The Cat', Bonetti made his Chelsea debut at 18, and spent a total of 19 years. Bonetti who made 729 appearances for Chelsea and was also part of the England squad that won the World Cup in 1966, has died aged 78 after a long-term illness.

Cause of death: long-term illness

Glenn Beckert

Glenn Beckert, 79

(October 12, 1940 - april 12, 2020)

was an All-Star American former professional baseball player. He played nine of his 11 major-league seasons with the Cubs from 1965 to ’73. before ending his career with the San Diego Padres in 1975. Former Cubs second baseman Glenn Beckert, a four-time All-Star and member, died of natural causes on April 12, 2020 in Florida. He was 79.

Cause of death: natural causes

Francisco Aritmendi

Francisco Aritmendi, 81

(19 September 1938 - april 12, 2020)

was a Spanish former Olympic long-distance runner , Cross Country World Champion (1964). He also competed on the track and represented Spain at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics in the 5000 metres. In 2007 he was given the bronze Royal Order of Sports Merit. Francisco Aritmendi passed away from Coronavirus in Spain on april 12,2020.

Cause of death: COVID-19

  April 13, 2020

Landelino Lavilla Alsina

Landelino Lavilla Alsina, 85

(6 August 1934 - April 13,2020)

was a Spanish lawyer and politician, President of the Congress of Deputies (1979–1982), former Minister of Justice (1976–1979), Senator (1977–1979) and current member of the Council of State, Landelino Lavilla, has died this Monday at the age of 85 after a long illness.

Cause of death: long illness

Juan Cotino

Juan Cotino, 70

(January 26, 1950 – April13, 2020)

was an Spanish entrepreneur and politician, former vice president of the Valencian Government, former president of Les Corts and former director general of the Police (1996-2002). Juan Cotino, died of Coronavirus at the Manises Hospital (Valencia) on April 13,2020.

Cause of death: COVID-19

Ryo Kawasaki

Ryo Kawasaki, 73

(February 25, 1947 – April 13, 2020)

was a Japanese jazz fusion guitarist, composer and band leader, best known as one of the first musicians to develop and popularise the fusion genre. Born in Toyko, Japan, Ryo came to the United States and settled in New York City in 1973. He immediately became a sought-after sideman in the jazz scene. Ryo Kawasaki died in Tallinn, Estonia in April 2020 at the age of 73

Cause of death:  is still unknown

Patricia Millardet

Patricia Millardet, 63

(March 1959 - 13 April, 2020)


was a French actress. He was born in France, and moved to Italy in the late 1980s. He achieved his greatest popularity with the series "La Piovra" in Rai. Between 2001 and 2003 she was among the protagonists of the Canale 5 thriller, 'Il bello delle donne', starring Angelina Brusa. Conti, has died in a hospital in San Camillo. She has suffered a heart attack.


Cause of death:  heart attack

  April 14, 2020

Hank Steinbrenner

Hank Steinbrenner, 63

(April 2, 1957 - 14 April, 2020)


was a American businessman, co-owner of the New York Yankees (since 2008). The eldest son of the late George Steinbrenner and brother of Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner, died due to a lengthy illness not believed to be related to COVID-19 at his Clearwater, Fla. residence surrounded by family members. He was 63.


Cause of death: lengthy illness

Kerstin Meyer

Kerstin Meyer, 92

(April 3, 1928 - 14 April, 2020)


was a Swedish mezzo-soprano who studied singing in Stockholm with Adelaide von Skilondz,at the Salzburg Mozarteum, and in Siena, Rome, and Vienna. Meye debut was at the Royal Swedish Opera in 1952. Her singing career has also included regular visits to other major opera houses of Europe ,the U.S.A. and Australia. Kerstin Meyer died on 14. April 2020.


Cause of death: natural causes

Ron Wylie

Ron Wylie, 86

(6 August 1933 - 14 April, 2020)


Scottish football player (Notts County, Aston Villa, Birmingham City) and manager. Fans' favourite Ron played more than 550 league games and passed the 700 mark overall. Villa led tributes to the Wylie calling him one of their "finest post-war players". Aston Villa and Birmingham legend Ron Wylie has died aged 86 after a long illness.


Cause of death: long illness

Sir Hugh Rossi

Sir Hugh Rossi, 92

(21 June 1927 - 14 April, 2020)


was a former British Conservative politician.MP (1966–1992) and Minister for Social Security (1981–1983). A junior minister in the governments of Edward Heath and Margaret Thatcher, he was on the 'One Nation' wing of the party. Former Hornsey MP and councillor Sir Hugh Rossi has died aged 92.


Cause of death: natural causes

  April 15, 2020

Brian Dennehy

Brian Dennehy

(July 9, 1938 – April 15, 2020)


was an American actor of stage, television, and film. Dennehy won two Tony Awards, an Olivier Award, and a Golden Globe, and received six Primetime Emmy Award nominations. He had roles in over 180 films and in many television and stage productions.Dennehy died on April 15, 2020, of cardiac arrest due to sepsis at his home in New Haven, Connecticut.


Cause of death: cardiac arrest due to sepsis

Willie Davis

Willie Davis, 85

(July 24, 1934 - 15 April, 2020)


was a retired American Hall of Fame football defensive end player (Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers). Davis spent 12 seasons in the National Football League (NFL). Davis died in a Santa Monica, California hospital. His wife, Carol, said her husband had been hospitalized for about a month with kidney failure and passed away peacefully.


Cause of death: kidney failure

Adam Alsing

Adam Alsing, 51

(12 October 1968 - 15 April, 2020)


was a Swedish television and radio presenter, best known for hosting Big Brother Sweden on Kanal 5. He started his career on TV4 in the 90's and has programmed some of Sweden's largest television programs ( Adam Live, Mix Megapol). Alsing died at the age of 51, after suffering from COVID-19.


Cause of death: COVID-19

Gary McSpadden

Gary McSpadden, 77

January 26, 1943 – April 15, 2020)


was an American pastor, songwriter, producer, television host, and singer - Former member of The Statesmen, The Oak Ridge Boys, The Imperials, The Bill Gaither Trio, and The Gaither Vocal Band. He was inducted into the Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame in 1998,1999 and 2000. McSpadden died of pancreatic cancer.


Cause of death: pancreatic cancer

  April 16, 2020

Luis Sepúlveda

Luis Sepúlveda, 70

(October 4, 1949 – April 16, 2020)


was a Chilean writer and journalist. Best known for "The Old Man Who Read Love Stories", Sepulveda was exiled from Chile in 1977 by the Pinochet dictatorship. Best-selling Chilean writer Luis Sepulveda has died at a hospital in northern Spain some six weeks after testing positive for coronavirus.


Cause of death: COVID-19

Milena Jelinek

Milena Jelinek, 84,

(1935 – 16 April 2020)


was a Czech American screenwriter, playwright and teacher. She taught screenwriting at Columbia University for several decades. In the Czech Republic she became most famous as the author of the screenplay for the film drama Forgotten Light. Her name is associated with the golden generation of Czech filmmakers, known as Czech New Wave.Milena Jelinek, died of coronavirus.


Cause of death: COVID-19

Howard Hinkel

Howard Finkel, 69

(June 7, 1950 – April 16, 2020)


was an American Hall of Fame professional wrestling ring announcer, best known for in his appearances in World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE). Finkel, known as "The Fink," made his debut at Madison Square Garden in 1977. Finkel became the first employee, as noted by WWE chief brand officer. He had been suffering from a very serious stroke before his death.


Cause of death: complications from a stroke


Christophe, 74

(13 October 1945 - 16 April, 2020)


was a French singer-songwriter.The singer Christophe, famous for having notably composed and interpreted the “Blue Words” died at the age of 74 from a lung disease.He had been admitted to intensive care on March 26 in Paris, for respiratory failure. His show producer said he was "unable to confirm if he tested positive for Covid-19".


Cause of death: lung disease

  April 17, 2020

Norman Hunter

Norman Hunter, 76

(29 October 1943 – 17 April 2020)


was an English football player (Leeds United, Bristol City, national team) and manager (Barnsley), world champion (1966). Hunter was an uncompromising centre-back who became a Leeds legend after helping them win two First Division titles, the FA Cup and League Cup. Hunter, who made 540 appearances for Leeds and won 28 caps, has died at the age of 76 after contracting coronavirus.


Cause of death: COVID-19

Gene Deitch

Gene Deitch, 95

(August 8, 1924 - April 17, 2020)


was an American children's book illustrator, animator and comics artist Based in Prague since 1959. He created characters like "John Doormat", "Clint Clobber", "Gaston Le Crayon", "Sidney", and "Foofle". In 1958, his theatrical cartoon Sidney's Family Tree was nominated for Academy Award. Deitch died in Prague at the age of 95.


Cause of death: natural causes

Filipe Duarte

Filipe Duarte, 46

(June 5, 1973 - April 17, 2020)


was a Portuguese movie and voice actor. Duarte's acting career began back in 1997. He is best known for his various television and movies roles, including his roles in Variacoes:'' Guardian Angel'', ''A Outra Margem'', ''Cinzento e Negro'', and ''The Invisible Life''. Duarte has passed away at the age of 46 after suffering a heart attack.


Cause of death: heart attack

Bennie G. Adkins

Bennie G. Adkins, 86

(February 1, 1934 – April 17, 2020)


was a American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient, for actions in March 1966 during the Vietnam War. Adkins served his country for more than 20 years in the U.S. Army, the majority of his time spent in Special Forces (Green Berets). He was deployed to Vietnam three times.Sgt. Major Adkins, has died several weeks after being admitted to a hospital in critical condition with COVID-19 respiratory failure.


Cause of death: COVID-19

Sergio Fantoni

Sergio Fantoni, 89

(7 August 1930 – 17 April 2020)


was an Italian actor, best known for his work on ''Von Ryan's Express'', with Frank Sinatra (1965) ''Esther and the King'', with Joan Collins (1960) and ''Once Upon a Time in America'' (1984). He also he appeared in the Channel 4 series ''The Manageress''. He had recently starred in the series Il Commissario Montalbano.Fantoni died at the age of 89.


Cause of death: natural causes

Robin Seymour

Robin Seymour, 94

(March 8, 1926 – April 17, 2020)


was an American radio personality and disc jockey. He was known for “Swingin’ Time with Robin Seymour," a show similar to “American Bandstand.” Seymour featured many famous artists on the show, including Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, The Supremes, Ted Nugent, Glen Frey and Bob Seger. Seymour died in San Antonio, Texas.


Cause of death: natural causes

  April 18, 2020

Paul H. O'Neill

Paul H. O'Neill, 84

(December 4, 1935 – April 18, 2020)


was a American politician, Secretary of the Treasury (2001–2002). He was fired after two rocky years as George W. Bush's Treasury secretary. Aluminum industry giant and Iraq war critic Paul O’Neill died of complications from lung cancer at the age of 84 at his home in Pittsburgh.


Cause of death: lung cancer

Steve Cash

Steve Cash, 40

(December 14, 1979 - April 18, 2020)


was a star of YouTube Kitty Cat videos (2.45M subscribers). Cash also known as SteveCash83, was one of the two main protagonists of his popular sketch comedy series called Talking Kitty Cat, alongside his enemy Sylvester. Cash died of a self-inflicted gun wound.


Cause of death: self-inflicted gunshot wound

Amparo Dávila

Amparo Dávila, 92

(February 28, 1928 - April 18, 2020)


was a Mexican writer. Dávila considered one of the most important exponents of Mexican poetry and prose and of all Latin America in the 20th century and universal representative of the fantastic tale. She won the Xavier Villarrutia Award in 1977 for her short story collection, ''Árboles petrificados''. Writer Amparo Davila, queen of the fantastic tale died at the age of 92.


Cause of death: natural causes

  April 19, 2020

Delphine Serina

Delphine Serina, 49

(May 6, 1970 - April 19, 2020


was a French actress, who has appeared in numerous series and television films since the end of the 1990s.During career she has performed with Alain Delon, Claudia Cardinale and Francis Huster. Serina best known to the general public for her roles in series ''Lawyers and Partners'' or more recently ''Such a big sun''. Delphine Serina died at the age of 49 following a long illness.


Cause of death: long illness

Noach Dear

Noach Dear, 66

(November 20, 1953 – April 19, 2020)


was a New York Supreme Court judge, elected in 2008 as a civil court judge, and in 2015 for a 15-year term on the Supreme Court. Prior to his appointment he served as a member of the New York City Council from 1983–2001. Brooklyn judge and former City Councilman Noach Dear died of coronavirus. Dear, had been sick with COVID-19 for weeks and was on a ventilator.


Cause of death: COVID-19

Philippe Nahon

Philippe Nahon, 81

(24 December 1938 – 19 April 2020)


was a French actor and producer, known for ''Seul contre tous'' (1998), Irréversible (2002) and ''Carne'' (1991). Famous above all for his roles in thriller and horror cinema, chosen for the roles of maniac or assassin but also of the burly cop.Nahon who worked with Spielberg and Kassovitz was died of coronavirus.


Cause of death: COVID-19

Claude Lafortune

Claude Lafortune, 83

(5 July 1936 – 19 April 2020)


was a Canadian paper artist, set decorator and TV personality. The former host, who has marked several generations of children with his impressive paper creations presented as part of the show The paper gospel (1975-76) Claude Lafortune died of COVID-19 related pneumonia in hospital.


Cause of death: COVID-19

Pellom McDaniels

Pellom McDaniels, 52

(February 21, 1968 – April 19, 2020)


was a professor, librarian, curator and former American football player (Philadelphia Eagles, Kansas City Chiefs, Atlanta Falcons). McDaniels, became a college professor after his football days, earning a PhD in American Studies. His publications included: "The Prince of Jockeys: The Life of Isaac Burns Murphy" (2013) and ''So, You Want to be Pro''(2000). The cause of death is not yet known.


Cause of death: unknown

Peter Beard

Peter Beard, 82

(January 22, 1938 – April 19, 2020, body discovered on this date)


was an American artist, photographer, naturalist, and writer who lived and worked in New York City, Montauk, and Kenya.Called “the last of the adventurers,” He photographed African fauna at great personal risk, and well into old age could party till dawn. He had been missing for 19 days. Beard had dementia and had experienced at least one stroke.


Cause of death: unknown

  April 20, 2020

Heherson Alvarez

Heherson Alvarez, 80

(October 16, 1939 – April 20, 2020)


was a politician from the Philippines. Former Senator, Congressman, and Minister of Agrarian Reform. Alvarez, (known to many as Sonny) passed away Monday, according to his son Hexilon , around 3 weeks after it was first announced that he and his wife, theater artist Cecile Guidote-Alvarez, were positive for the virus and in critical condition.


Cause of death: COVID-19

Rudratej Singh

Rudratej Singh, 46

(1974 – 20 April 2020)


was an Indian business executive. Singh is the first Indian President and CEO of BMW India. Prior to taking charge at BMW, Rudratej Singh was the Global President at Chennai-based Royal Enfield & Vice President of Unilever in Singapore. Singh passed away following a cardiac arrest.


Cause of death: cardiac arrest

Mike Curtis

Mike Curtis, 77

(27, 1943 – April 20, 2020)


was an former American football player (Baltimore Colts, Seattle Seahawks, Washington Redskins). He played 14 seasons from 1965 to 1978 in the NFL. Curtis was a four-time Pro Bowler in 1968, 1970, 1971 and 1974. The former Baltimore Colts star who set up the game-winning field goal in Super Bowl V, died at his St. Petersburg, Florida home from complications of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, a neurodegenerative disease caused by repeated head injuries.

Cause of death: complications of chronic traumatic encephalopathy

Tom Lester

Tom Lester, 81

(September 23, 1938 – April 20, 2020)


was an American actor and evangelist, best known for his role as the smart-aleck farmhand Eb Dawson on the '60s sitcom “Green Acres''. He appeared in two feature animal films, Gordy and Benji. Lester died of complications from Parkinson's disease on April 20, 2020 in the Nashville, Tennessee home.


Cause of death: complications from Parkinson's disease.

  April 21, 2020

Laisenia Qarase

Laisenia Qarase, 79

(4 February 1941 – 21 April 2020)


was a Fijian politician. He served as the Prime Minister of Fiji from 2000 to 2001 and from 2001 to 2006. Qarase, the sixth Prime Minister of Fiji, who was installed as leader following one coup attempt and overthrown by another died on 21 April 2020, at the Oceania Hospital in the capital after a short illness.


Cause of death: short illness

Lewis MacAdams

Lewis MacAdams, 75

(October 12, 1944 - April 21, 2020)


was an American conservationist, poet, filmmaker and artist, co-founder of FoLAR. He was a contributing editor of the L.A. Weekly and wrote regularly on culture and ecology for Rolling Stone, Men’s Journal, Los Angeles Times, and Los Angeles magazine. MacAdams crusader for restoring the concrete Los Angeles River to a more natural state and co-founder of one of the most influential conservation organizations in California, died peacefully from complications of Parkinson’s disease.

Cause of death: complications of chronic traumatic encephalopathy

Donald Kennedy

Donald Kennedy 88

(August 18, 1931 – April 21, 2020)


was a American public official and academic (president emeritus of Stanford University), administrator,biologist, president of Stanford University (1980–1992) and Former Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (1977–79). Former Stanford Stanford's eighth president Donald Kennedy died of COVID-19 at a residential care facility in Redwood City.


Cause of death: COVID-19

José María Calleja

José María Calleja

(16 May 1955 - 21 April 2020 )


was a Spanish journalist, university professor and political prisoner during Franco era.The journalist, who had an extensive career in media such as CNN + and EITB, had a professional life haunted by ETA, for which he had numerous escorts. Calleja has passed away this Tuesday April 21 because of the coronavirus. After being admitted 12 days in the Intensive Care Unit of a Madrid hospital, he was unable to overcome the disease.


Cause of death: COVID-19

  April 22, 2020

Jimmy Goodfellow

Jimmy Goodfellow, 76

(16 September 1943 – 22 April 2020)


was an English professional midfielder player (Workington, Rotherham United) and manager (Cardiff City). The Bluebirds stalwart, who first joined the club in 1982, held virtually every backroom position, including chairman - for one Football League meeting - manager, trainer, coach, first-team physio and youth physio. Former Rotherham captain and Cardiff City icon Jimmy Goodfellow has sadly passed away at the age of 76.


Cause of death: unknown

Actress Shirley

Shirley Knight, 83

(July 5, 1936 – April 22, 2020)


was an Tony- and Emmy Award-winning actress who appeared in more than 50 feature films, television movies, television series, and Broadway. Knight whose long and varied career included Oscar-nominated performances in 1960’s The Dark at the Top of the Stairs and 1962’s Sweet Bird of Youth, passed away of natural causes in her home in San Marcos, Texas.


Cause of death: natural causes

Marcos Mundstock

Marcos Mundstock, 77

(May 25, 1942 – April 22, 2020)


was an Argentine musician, writer, comedian, broadcaster and copywriter. Mundstock, one of the creators of the musical-humorous group Les Luthiers, has died at the age of 77 in Buenos Aires. The iconic voice of the group, of which it was one of its founders more than half a century ago, had long struggled with the disease (brain tumor diagnosed in 2019).


Cause of death: brain tumor

Zoe Dell Nutter

Zoe Dell Nutter, 104

(June 14, 1915 – April 22, 2020)


was a American dancer, actress, model, aviation pioneer and philanthropist. As a pilot, she logged over 2,000 flight hours, earning commercial, instrument and multi-engine ratings. She was known as an icon throughout a life chronicled in magazine photos and stories and by the words of people who knew her. Zoe Dell Nutter dies peacefully at her home in Beavercreek Township, OH


Cause of death: natural causes

Hartwig Gauder

Hartwig Gauder, 65

(10 November 1954 – 22 April 2020)


was a German Olympic race walker who won a gold medal in the Men's 50 kilometres walk at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. In 1995 he was found to have a viral heart infection, causing cardiomyopathy. After living with an artificial heart for several months, he received a heart transplant. Since the heart transplant, he has taken part in the New York Marathon several times.Gauder died on April 22, 2020 at the age of 65


Cause of death: unknown

  April 23, 2020

Bernardino Lombao

Bernardino Lombao, 81

(6 August 1938 - 23 April 2020)


was a Spanish athlete, handball player, businessman, physical trainer and television presenter. He was a Spanish handball champion 1967, 1968 and 1969. As a coach he achieved 18 Spanish and Olympic records. In the late 1990s his figure became popular as personal trainer of the then Prime Minister José María Aznar.He has died at the age of 81, reported the president of the Spanish Athletics Federation.


Cause of death: unknown

Akira Kume

Akira Kume, 96

(February 8, 1924 – April 23, 2020)


was a Japanese actor and voice actor , who has appeared in numerous TV dramas and movies (''The Insect Woman'', ''Tora-san's Sunrise and Sunset''), has also been active as a narrator and voice actor, and has been active even after the age of 90, died of heart failure at an elderly facility in Tokyo on the April 23, 2020. He was 96 years old.


Cause of death: heart failure

Fred the Godson

Fred the Godson, 35

(January 1, 1985 – April 23, 2020)


was a American DJ and rapper from the South Bronx.During his career, Thomas recorded with rappers such as Jadakiss, The Game, Kevin Gates, French Montana and Diddy. Two weeks before his death, on April 6, Thomas confirmed to his legions of fans that he was battling coronavirus. In the post, Thomas called joked calling the illness, “Corvus 19.”


Cause of death: COVID-19

Dan Walters

Dan Walters, 53

(August 15, 1966 – April 23, 2020)


was an American professional baseball player. He played as a catcher in MLBl for the San Diego Padres in the 1992 and 1993 seasons. Walters then went from Major League Baseball to a major career move: he became an officer with the San Diego Police Department. On November 12, 2003, his whole life changed when he was shot while in the line of duty. Walters has died, but his impact on America’s Finest City won’t be forgotten.


Cause of death has not been released

  April 24, 2020

Lynn Faulds Wood

Lynn Faulds Wood, 72

(25 March 1948 – 24 April 2020)


was a Scottish television presenter and journalist. Faulds was best known for her work hosting Watchdog alongside husband John Stapleton, and for surviving both advanced bowel and skin cancer. In the 1990s, Faulds Wood moved to ITV's World In Action where she achieved their highest audience with a programme investigating GP training in cancer symptoms, Doctor Knows Best. The former TV presenter and cancer campaigner died after suffering from a "massive" stroke.

Cause of death: Stroke

Dimitri Diatchenko

Dimitri Diatchenko, 52

(April 11, 1968 – April 23, 2020 / death announced on this date)


was an American actor and musician.Dimitri is best known for playing Uri in "Chernobyl Diaries," and his other acting credits include roles in "Get Smart" and "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull." Dimitri was found dead at his home in Daytona Beach,Florida. Dimitri's family is blindsided by his passing, because they say he was healthy and in good shape.


Cause of death is pending the medical examiner's investigation

Grandma Lee

Grandma Lee, 85

(May 29, 1934 – April 24, 2020)


Francis Lee Strong better known by her stage name Grandma Lee, was an American stand-up comedian who was a contestant on the fourth season of America's Got Talent. Grandma Lee gained popularity in 2009 when she competed on 'AGT' and made it to the finale before being eliminated. Lee died at her assisted living facility in Jacksonville, Florida, but it was not related to the coronavirus.


Cause of death: natural causes

  April 25, 2020

Richard Divila

Richard Divila, 74

(30 May 1945 - 25 April 2020)


was a Brazilian motorsports designer. He has worked in Formula One, Formula Two, Formula Three, Formula 3000 and sports car racing. Divila stayed with the Fittipaldi outfit as technical director until it merged with Wolf in 1979 before he became the R&D head. Experienced motorsport engineer Ricardo ‘Richard’ Divila, who designed the first Fittipaldi F1 cars, has died in France after a short illness at the age of 74.


Cause of death: short illness

  April 26, 2020

Claudio Risi

Claudio Risi, 71

(12 November 1948 – 26 April 2020)


was an Italian film director. His father Dino and his brother Marco are also film directors. He made his directorial debut in the mid-eighties with works of a seaside setting such as 'Windsurfing - The wind in his hands' and the television 'Yesterday - Vacanze al mare'. He directed "The Boys of the 3rd C", a successful TV series about the high school students of the 80s. Risi was 71 years old and died of complications following a heart attack.


Cause of death: heart attack

Kauko Juhantalo

Kauko Juhantalo, 77

(28 April 1942 – April 2020, death announced on this date)


was a Finnish politician. A member of the Centre Party, he was member of the Parliament from the electoral district of Satakunta and Minister of Trade and Industry (1991–1992). Juhantalo was elected to Parliament several times, for the first time in the late 1970s. His most recent parliamentary term ended last spring. Long-term Member of Parliament Kauko Juhantalo died quickly as a result of advanced cancer.


Cause of death: cancer

Giulietto Chiesa

Giulietto Chiesa, 79

(4 September 1940 – 26 April 2020)


was an Italian journalist, author, lecturer, politician and social activist. Chiesa has done much to establish ties with Russia. More than 20 years he worked at the Moscow correspondent of the Italian newspaper l'Unita and La Stampa. In 2004 he was elected MEP (2004–2009). He was Vice-President of the European Parliament's Committee on International Trade. He died at the age of 79 from a heart attack.


Cause of death: heart attack

John Rowlands

John Rowlands, 73

(7 February 1947 – April 2020, death announced on this date)


was an English professional footballer who played as a defender and a forward. Active in England, South Africa and the United States (Stockport County, Barrow, Workington). Rowlands made nearly 400 appearances in a 13-year career. He finished his playing career in the USA, having enjoyed periods at the Seattle Sounders, the San Jose Earthquakes, the Tulsa Roughnecks and the Oakland. Rowlands has died at the age of 75.


Cause of death: unknown

  April 27, 2020

Gideon Patt

Gideon Patt, 87

(22 February 1933 – 27 April 2020)


was an Israeli politician who served as an MK from 1970 to 1996. During that time he spent several stints at a number of ministries, including Tourism, Science, and Industry. Patt served in the Nahal brigade and studied economics at New York University. After leaving politics, he headed Israel Bonds until 2002. No cause of death is given.


Cause of death: unknown

Bernard Gersten

Bernard Gersten, 97

(January 30, 1923 - April 27, 2020)


was an American theatrical producer. He helped run Joseph Papp’s Public Theater (shepherding “A Chorus Line”) and the New York Shakespeare Festival, then helped revive Lincoln Center Theater.In addition to receiving the Antoinette Perry Award (The “Tony Award”) for Lifetime Achievement in 2013, Gersten was the recipient of fifteen Tony Awards for his productions. Gersten died at his home in Manhattan of pancreatic cancer.


Cause of death: pancreatic cancer

Troy Sneed, 52

(December 14, 1967 – April 27, 2020)


was an American gospel musician. Youth for Christ’s 1999 album, Higher, earned Sneed a Grammy nomination in 2000. Sneed also had an impressive history on the Billboard charts. Seven of his albums hit the Top Gospel Albums chart, including A State of Worship, In His Presence, In Due Season, My Heart Says Yes, All Is Well, Awesome God and Taking It Back. Troy Sneed passed away on April 27, due to coronavirus complications.


Cause of death: COVID-19

Eavan Boland

Eavan Boland, 75

(24 September 1944 – 27 April 2020)


was an Irish poet, author, and professor at Stanford University.Ms Boland's poetry has been passed down through generations of the Irish public through the Leaving Certificate, with her work often featuring during the English exam. The Lannan Award and Jacob's Award winner passed away at her home in Dublin following a stroke.


Cause of death: stroke

  April 28, 2020

Michael Robinson

Michael Robinson, 61

(12 July 1958 – 28 April 2020)


was a English-Irish footballer who played as a striker (Brighton & Hove Albion, Liverpool, Ireland national team) and TV commentator.He scored four goals in 24 appearances for the Republic of Ireland.Robinson ended his career in Spain with Osasuna before settling in the country and enjoyed an award-winning broadcasting career. He was the winner of the 2018 Vazquez Montalban International Journalism Award. Robinson has died of melanoma at his home in Marbella.

Cause of death: stroke

Louis Cardiet

Louis Cardiet, 77

(20 January 1943 - 28 April 2020)


was a French footballer (Stade Rennais, Paris Saint-Germain, national team). Cardiet has played 328 games in the red and black jersey, making him the fourth player to have played the most games for Stade Rennes. He also played at Paris SG from 1973 to 1976. Double winner of the coupedefrance in 1965 and in 1971 and legend of the club, passed away at the age of 77 years.


Cause of death: natural causes

Jill Gascoine

Jill Gascoine, 83

(11 April 1937 – 28 April 2020)


was an English actress and novelist. Gascoine was best known for her TV roles, including parts in Z-Cars, General Hospital, Rooms and Dixon of Dock Green, before her star turn in The Gentle Touch and its spinoff C.A.T.S Eyes, as police officer, then private detective, Maggie Forbes. Gascoine died in a care home in Los Angeles having suffered from Alzheimer’s.


Cause of death: alzheimer disease

  April 29, 2020

Irrfan Khan

Irrfan Khan

(7 January 1967 – 29 April 2020)


was an Indian actor who worked in Hindi cinema as well as in British and American films. Cited in the media as one of the finest actors in Indian cinema. Khan's career spanned over 30 years and earned him numerous accolades, including a National Film Award, an Asian Film Award, and four Filmfare Awards.


Cause of death: colon infection

Giacomo dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto, 75

(9 December 1944—29 April 2020)


was the 80th Prince and Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. The order is a Catholic religious order that was founded in 1099 as Knights Hospitaller. The order is currently well-known for its humanitarian activities across the world. It has permanent observer status at the United Nations and maintains diplomatic relations with 107 states. The master died due to throat cancer in Rome at the age of 75.


Cause of death: throat cancer

Maj Sjöwall

Maj Sjöwall, 84

(25 September 1935 – 29 April 2020)


was a Swedish author and translator, best known for the collaborative work with her partner Per Wahlöö on a series of ten novels about the exploits of Martin Beck, a police detective in Stockholm. The series consists of 10 novels, all of which are translated into English and a number of other languages. In 1971 she won an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best Novel. Sjöwall died after a long illness.


Cause of death: long illness

Trevor Cherry

Trevor Cherry, 72

(23 February 1948–29 April 2020)


was an England and Leeds United footballer who was also captain of england national team. Cherry made almost 500 appearances for the legendary Leeds side of the 1970s and played 27 times for his country. He was a defender who also played for Huddersfield Town and Bradford City, and managed the latter club. Cherry has died "suddenly and unexpectedly" aged 72.


Cause of death: unknown

Jānis Lūsis

Jānis Lūsis, 80

(19 May 1939 - 29 April 2020)


was a Latvian Hall of Fame javelin thrower, Olympic champion (1968). Lūsis competed in four Summer Olympics for the USSR team, winning bronze in 1964 Olympics (Tokyo), gold in 1968 Olympics(Ciudad de México) and silver in 1972 Olympics (München). In 2014 he was inducted into IAAF Hall of Fame. Lūsis died in Ogre, Latvia, aged 80.


Cause of death: natural causes

Paul J. Smith, 88

(8 September 1931 – 27 April 2020)


was an american artist, curator and arts administrator, director of the Museum of Arts and Design (1963–1979). Smith spearheaded a number of exhibitions that broke down established hierarchies in the arts, becoming highly influential in the American Studio Craft movement. Paul J. Smith, director emeritus of the Museum of Arts and Design, has died at home in New York City.


Cause of death: natural causes

  April 30, 2020

Jordan Cox

Jordan Cox, 27

(27 May 1992 – 30 April 2020)


was an English rugby league player (Hull Kingston Rovers, Warrington Wolves, Doncaster). Cox spent five years in the Rovers first-team after breaking through the ranks at Craven Park in 2011 and he went on to make 64 appearances for the club and scoring six tries. Cox’s passing was sudden but in circumstances that are not believed to be suspicious or related to the current public health situation. He died at his home in Hull.


Cause of death: unknown

BJ Hogg

BJ Hogg, 65

(April 30, 1955 - 30 April 2020)


was a Irish actor. He was best known for playing Ser Addam Marbrand in Game of Thrones. BJ also appeared in episodes of The Fall and the BBC Northern Ireland comedy series Give My Head Peace. Many people will also remember his performance in the Oscar-nominated Dance Lexie Dance.


Cause of death: unknown

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