Deaths in 1997

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The following is a list of notable deaths in 1997. Names are listed under the date of death and not the date it was announced. Names under each date are listed in alphabetical order by family name.

Deaths of notable animals (that is, those with their own Wikipedia articles) are also reported here.

A typical entry lists information in the following sequence:

  • Name, age, country of citizenship and reason for notability, established cause of death, reference (and language of reference, if not English).

January 1997[edit]

February 1997[edit]

March 1997[edit]

April 1997[edit]

May 1997[edit]

June 1997[edit]

Cesar Y. Alzona, Filipino songwriter (born 1926)
Ray Benge, American baseball pitcher (born 1907)

July 1997[edit]

August 1997[edit]

  • August 1
Berta Alves de Sousa, Portuguese pianist and composer (born 1906)
Kenneth W. Bilby, executive vice president of RCA (born 1918)
Geoffrey Burnand, English painter, theatrical designer and mural artist (born 1912)
Jorge Cañas, Salvadoran football player (born 1942)
Doug Carl, American politician from Michigan (born 1951)

September 1997[edit]

October 1997[edit]

November 1997[edit]

December 1997[edit]

Date unknown[edit]