Deaths in January 2005
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The following is a list of notable people who died in January 2005.
- Marc Baltzan, 75, Canadian physician.
- Harold Bodle, 84, English footballer (Birmingham City, Bury, Stockport County and Accrington Stanley).
- Shirley Chisholm, 80, American first black woman ever to serve in the U.S. Congress.
- Eugene J. Martin, 66, United States, African American painter.
- Hugh John Frederick Lawson, 6th Baron Burnham, 73, British Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords and former deputy managing director of the Daily Telegraph.
- Bob Matsui, 63, American Democratic Party member of the House of Representatives, cancer.
- Dmitry Nelyubin, 33, Russian cyclist, murdered.
- Patrick Denis O'Donnell, 82, Irish military historian and army officer.
- Bernard Barrell, 85, British composer and conductor.
- H. David Dalquist, 86, founder of Nordic Ware, creator of the Bundt cake pan.
- Arnold Denker, 90, American chess player.
- Cyril Fletcher, 91, British comedian (That's Life!).
- Frank Kelly Freas, 82, American science fiction artist.
- Félix Galimi, 84, Argentine Olympic fencer.
- Ronald Ginn, 70, American former Congressman from Georgia.
- Maclyn McCarty, 93, American geneticist and DNA research pioneer.
- Edo Murtić, 83, Croatian painter.
- Sir Edward Britton, 95, British trade unionist.
- JN Dixit, 68, Indian national security adviser and former foreign secretary.
- Will Eisner, 87, American comic book artist and pioneering graphic novelist.
- Koo Chen-fu, 88, Chinese negotiator with the People's Republic of China, renal cancer.
- Claude Meillassoux, 79, French anthropologist and economist.
- Bob Shaw, 89, American actor.
- Humphrey Carpenter, 58, British biographer and broadcaster
- Paul Darragh, 51, Irish equestrian showjumper, heart failure
- Guy Davenport, 77, American writer, translator, illustrator, and painter, lung cancer
- Ali Al-Haidri, Iraqi governor of Baghdad province, assassinated
- Frank Harary, 84, American mathematician, a foremost expert on graph theory
- Robert Heilbroner, 85, American economist.
- Marguerite Pearson, 72, American professional baseball player (AAGPBL)
- Bud Poile, 80, retired right wing for Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings in the 1940s and 50s, member of Hockey Hall of Fame
- Alton Tobey, 90, American muralist and painter.
- Martín Acosta y Lara, 79, Uruguayan basketball player.
- Antoni Barwiński, 81, Polish football player.
- Antonio Benítez-Rojo, 73, Cuban writer.
- Danny Sugerman, 50, American music manager.
- Vern Barberis, 76, Australian weightlifter.
- Lois Hole, 75, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, cancer.
- Thomas Lynch, 82, Irish psychiatrist.
- Makgatho Mandela, 54, South African last surviving son of Nelson Mandela, AIDS.
- Louis Robichaud, 79, Canadian former premier of New Brunswick.
- Sir Nicholas Scott, 71, British politician.
- Les Robinson, 90, American jazz alto saxophone player, recorded with Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman and many others.
- Harry Boyles, 93, American baseball player.
- Pierre Daninos, 91, French novelist (The Diary of Major Thompson).
- Eileen Desmond, 72, former Irish politician, Minister for Health and Social Welfare (1981–1982).
- Bernard "Buddy" Diliberto, 73, American sports commentator in New Orleans, heart attack.
- Rosemary Kennedy, 86, sister of John F. Kennedy, natural causes.
- Aleksandr Prokhorov, 58, Soviet footballer (Dynamo Kyiv, Spartak Moscow). 
- Oleta Kirk Abrams, 77, American activist.
- Leonardo Alishan, 53, Iranian scholar.
- Jacqueline Joubert, 83, one of the first television presenters on French television.
- Aksella Luts, 99, Estonian screenwriter, actress and filmmaker.
- Campbell McComas, 52, Australian impersonator, raconteur, broadcaster, chameleon.
- Song Renqiong, 95, Chinese general and politician.
- Warren Spears, 50, choreographer, dancer.
- Michel Thomas, 90, Polish linguist and teacher.
- Fritz Aigner, 74, Austrian artist.
- Tim Breslin, 37, American ice hockey player.
- Gonzalo Gavira, 79, sound effects creator (The Exorcist, The Towering Inferno).
- Koji Hashimoto, 68, Japanese film director.
- Alan Loy McGinnis, 72, American author and Christian psychotherapist.
- Gene Baylos, 98, comedian.
- Georges Bernier, 75, French humorist.
- Margherita Carosio, 96, Italian soprano.
- Tommy Fine, 90, who pitched in Major League Baseball for the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Browns in the 1940s and 50s.
- James Forman, 76, United States former executive secretary of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, colorectal cancer.
- Sir Stephen Hastings, 83, British politician, MP for Mid Bedfordshire (1960–1983).
- Erwin Hillier, 93, British cinematographer.
- Gordon John "Jack" Horner, 92, Minnesota sports journalist.
- Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte of Luxembourg, Princess of Belgium and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, 77, cancer.
- Helmut Losch, 57, East German heavyweight weightlifting champion.
- Jan Pieter Schotte, 76, Belgian official of the Roman Curia, cardinal since 1994.
- Ian Anderson, 79, Manx politician.
- Spencer Dryden, 66, drummer for American rock band Jefferson Airplane, cancer.
- James Griffin, 61, member of 1970s rock band Bread, cancer.
- Miriam Hyde, 91, Australian composer (Valley of Rocks).
- J.R. "Bud" McCaig, 75, co-owner of the NHL's Calgary Flames.
- Fabrizio Meoni, 47, Italian motorcyclist, died after crashing on the 11th stage of the Paris Dakar Rally.
- Ruth Packer, 94, British soprano, famous for playing Verdi heroines.
- Jerzy Pawlowski, 72, Polish Olympic champion in fencing.
- Thelma White, 94, United States actress (Reefer Madness), pneumonia.
- John Brown, 76, New Zealand Test cricket umpire.
- Herbert Goldstein, 82, American physicist.
- Amrish Puri, 72, Indian actor (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom), massive cerebral hemorrhage.
- Jay Schulberg, 65, American advertising executive, pancreatic cancer. 
- Edmund S. Valtman, 90, Estonian-American Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist.
- Hunter Andrews, 83, American politician.
- Earl Cameron, 89?, Canadian broadcaster and The National anchor (1959–1966).
- Nell Rankin, 81, United States mezzo-soprano opera singer who sang with the Metropolitan Opera for many years.
- Karstein Seland, 93, Norwegian politician.
- Edwin Bélanger, 94, Canadian musician.
- Ward Beysen, 63, Belgian politician and freemason.
- Charles T. Booher, 45, American engineer.
- George Wendell Brett, 92, American philatelist.
- Frederick H. Buttel, 56, American sociologist.
- Ofelia Guilmain, 83, Spanish film and stage actress, worked mostly in Mexico after the Spanish Civil War.
- Charlotte MacLeod, 82, United States mystery writer.
- Conroy Maddox, 92, British surrealist painter.
- Rudolph Moshammer, 64, German fashion designer.
- Jesús Soto, 81, Venezuelan kinetic artist. 
- Victoria de los Ángeles, 81, Spanish soprano.
- Felix Aprahamian, 90, English music critic.
- Leonid Brekhovskikh, 87, Russian scientist.
- Walter Ernsting, 84, German science fiction author (Perry Rhodan).
- William Hare, 69, Canadian Olympic shooter
- Elizabeth Janeway, 91, United States feminist author.
- Dan Lee, 35, animator for Finding Nemo.
- Victoria de los Ángeles, 81, Spanish soprano.
- Ruth Warrick, 89, United States actress best known for Citizen Kane and All My Children, pneumonia.
- Mireille Best, 61, French author.
- William Bridgen, 88, Canadian canoeist.
- Alexander Everett, 83, English motivational consultant.
- H. Bentley Glass, 98, United States biologist, known for controversial views. 
- Agustín González, 74, prolific Spanish film actor.
- Marjorie Williams, 47, United States Washington Post columnist and contributing editor for Vanity Fair, liver cancer.
- Charlie Bell, 44, former CEO of McDonald's, colon cancer.
- Virginia Mayo, 84, United States film actress (White Heat, The Best Years of Our Lives).
- Albert Schatz, 84, microbiologist, discoverer of streptomycin.
- George P. L. Walker, 78, British volcanologist. 
- Zhao Ziyang, 85, former Chinese Communist Party General Secretary, complications of multiple strokes.
- Theodore W. Allen, 85, American writer.
- Bill Andersen, 90, New Zealand communist and trade union leader.
- Donald Beardslee, 61, American convicted murderer, executed in San Quentin State Prison, California.
- Lamont Bentley, 31, American actor and rapper.
- Kasimir Bileski, 96, Canadian philatelist.
- Jens-Halvard Bratz, 84, Norwegian businessman and politician.
- Carlos Cortez, 81, American artist and political activist.
- K. Sello Duiker, 30, South African novelist, suicide.
- Ardyth Kennelly, 92, US novelist whose books were popular in the 1940s and 50s.
- Anita Kulcsár, 28, Hungarian handball player.
- Parveen Babi, 55, Indian actress.
- Bogle, 40, Jamaican dancer.
- Per Borten, 91, former Prime Minister of Norway.
- Roland Frye, American English literature professor and theologian.
- Dick Gallagher, 49, American composer, predominantly for off-Broadway productions. 
- Jan Nowak-Jeziorański, 91, Polish journalist and highly decorated World War II hero, head of the Radio Free Europe Polish section.
- Dame Miriam Louisa Rothschild, 96, British zoologist, entomologist and author.
- Jacques Andrieux, 87, French World War II fighter pilot.
- Ivor G. Balding, 96, American polo player.
- Reg Cudlipp, 95, British newspaper editor. 
- John L. Hess, 87, journalist.
- Richard Outram, 74, Canadian poet.
- Don Poier, 53, United States NBA basketball announcer for the Memphis Grizzlies.
- Steve Susskind, 62, American voice-over actor.
- Theun de Vries, 97, Dutch writer.
- Harry J. Boyle, 89, Canadian broadcaster.
- Sir William Deakin, 91, British World War II hero and founder of St Antony's College at Oxford University.
- César Gutiérrez, 61, Venezuelan baseball player, one of three players in Major League Baseball history with a 7-for-7 game.
- Carlo Orelli, 110, Italian supercentenarian, oldest Italian veteran of World War I.
- Patsy Rowlands, 71, British actress, known for her roles in the Carry On films, breast cancer.
- Consuelo Velázquez, 88, Mexican songwriter and lyricist, and author of the enduring song "Bésame mucho".
- Rose Mary Woods, 87, American politician, former secretary of Richard Nixon and key Watergate figure. 
- Harley Baldwin, 59, developer active in New York City and Aspen, Colorado, kidney cancer.
- Howard Kent Birnbaum, 72, American metallurgist.
- Morys George Lyndhurst Bruce, 4th Baron Aberdare, 85, former Deputy Speaker of the UK House of Lords.
- Johnny Carson, 79, United States comedian and television host, emphysema.
- Douglas Knight, 83, former president of Lawrence University and Duke University.
- Charles Martin, 46, retired NFL player, renal disease. 
- ZerNona Black, 98, activist on behalf of senior citizens and the elderly, natural causes.
- June Bronhill, 75, Australian actress and opera, operetta and musical comedy singer, Alzheimer's disease. 
- Vladimir Savchenko, 71, Ukrainian science fiction writer. 
- Chalkie White, 76, rugby union coach.
- Stanisław Albinowski, 81, Polish economist.
- William Augustus Bootle, 102, United States district judge overseeing desegregation in the American South.
- Timothy Carr, 34, American convicted murderer, lethal injection.
- Philip Johnson, 98, United States architect. 
- Vicky LaMotta, 75, ex-wife of American boxer Jake LaMotta, following open-heart surgery.
- Ray Peterson, 65, United States popular singer (Tell Laura I Love Her), cancer. 
- Lev Saychuk, 81, Soviet Olympic fencer. 
- Max Velthuijs, 81, Dutch writer and illustrator.
- Nettie Witziers-Timmer, 81, Dutch athlete.
- Roy Fraser Elliott, 83, Canadian lawyer and philanthropist.
- Peter A. Garland, 81, American politician, U.S. Representative from Maine (1961–1963). 
- Jackie Henderson, 73, Scottish footballer.
- Josie MacAvin, 76, Irish set director.
- Cordelia Scaife May, 76, American philanthropist and heiress to Mellon family fortune, pancreatic cancer. 
- Gilbert Bennion, 106, one of the last four surviving Australian veterans of World War I.
- Eddie Burks, 73, American blues musician.
- Donald Dempsey, Sr., American recording executive who helped launch Ozzy Osbourne and Merle Haggard, stroke.
- Aurélie Nemours, 94, French painter.
- Jonathan Welsh, 57, Canadian stage, television and film actor, died in his sleep following a brief illness. 
- Karen Lancaume (aka Karen Bach), 32, French adult film performer, overdosed on sleeping pills. 
- Artūras Barysas, 50, Lithuanian counter-culture leader.
- Trevor Billingham, 69, Australian athlete.
- Barbara J. Bishop, 84, American Marine Corps officer.
- Daniel Branca, 53, Argentinian Disney comic book artist, heart attack. 
- Jim Capaldi, 60, British rock musician and songwriter (Traffic), stomach cancer.
- Lucien Carr, 79, United Press International editor, bone cancer. 
- Jacques Villeret, 53, French actor/comedian, internal hemorrhage.
- Robert Vogel, 86, American lawyer and politician. 
- A. Owen Aldridge, 89, American academic.
- Eric Griffiths, 64, British musical group The Quarrymen, pancreatic cancer. 
- Ephraim Kishon, 80, Israeli satirist, dramatist, screenwriter and film director, apparent heart attack. 
- Žika Mitrović, 83, Serbian film director. 
- Bill Shadel, 96, American journalist. 
- Ron Tomme, 73, American soap opera actor 
- Joan Tompkins, 89, American actress. 
- Mary Beck, 96, American politician. 
- Martyn Bennett, 33, Scottish Celtic musician, cancer. 
- Susan Bradshaw, 73, British pianist. 
- Sir Horace Law, 93, British admiral.