Deaths in July 2004
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The following is a list of notable deaths in July 2004.
- Enrique Mederos, Mexican voice actor.
- Peter Barnes, 73, British screenwriter and playwright, stroke.
- Marlon Brando, 80, American actor (The Godfather, Apocalypse Now), pulmonary fibrosis.
- Sir Richard May, 65, British former presiding judge, International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.
- Jeillo Edwards, 61, Sierra Leonean actress, first black actor to appear on "The Bill". 
- Sir John Kay, 60, British jurist, Lord Justice of Appeal.
- John Cullen Murphy, 85, American comic strip artist (Prince Valiant).
- Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen, 84, Portuguese writer and poet.
- Gareth Payne, 68, Welsh rugby union international player.
- Sky Beauty, 14, American thoroughbred.
- John Barron, 83, English actor.
- Michael Curtis, 84, British newspaper editor and executive. 
- Jimmy Mack, 70, Scottish radio personality. 
- Lionel Van Brabant, 77, Belgian Olympic cyclist
- Jean-Marie Auberson, 84, Swiss orchestra conductor.
- Andrian Nikolayev, 74, Russian cosmonaut.
- Frank Robinson, British street entertainer.
- Robert Burchfield, 81, English lexicographer, Oxford English Dictionary editor.
- Hugh Shearer, 81, Jamaican politician and trade unionist, former Prime Minister of Jamaica.
- John Stozich, 77, American politician.
- Rodger Ward, 83, American racecar driver, two-time Indianapolis 500 champion.
- Peter Birks, 62, British academic lawyer.
- Eric Douglas, 46, American actor and comedian, youngest son of Kirk Douglas.
- Thomas Klestil, 71, Austrian diplomat and politician, Federal President of Austria, heart failure.
- Syreeta Wright, 58, American singer and songwriter, ex-wife of Stevie Wonder.
- Paula Danziger, 59, American author.
- Ernst R. G. Eckert, 99, American scientist.
- Albert Friedlander, 77, German rabbi.
- Jaroslav Hules, 30, Czech motorcycle racer, suicide.
- Jean Lefebvre, 84, French actor.
- Mike Woodin, 38, British Principal Speaker of Green Party of England and Wales and Oxford City Councillor.
- Paul Klebnikov, 41, American journalist and historian, editor of Forbes magazine's Russian edition, murdered.
- Ron Milner, 66, African-American playwright.
- Riley Dobi Noel, 31, American convicted murderer, executed by lethal injection in Arkansas.
- Bill Randle, 81, American disc jockey.
- Isabel Sanford, 86, American actress, The Jeffersons, natural causes.
- Jeff Smith, 65, American chef and host of The Frugal Gourmet.
- Rudy LaRusso, 66, American basketball player, five-time National Basketball Association All-Star.
- Maria de Lourdes Pintasilgo, 74, Portuguese chemical engineer and politician, former Prime Minister of Portugal. 
- Inge Meysel, 94, German actress. 
- Dorothy Hart, 82, American actress.
- Frances Hyland, 77, Canadian theatre actress.
- Ram Charan Mehrotra, 82, Indian chemist and educationalist.
- Betty Oliphant, 85, English founder of Canada's National Ballet School.
- Laurance Rockefeller, 94, American businessman, conservationist and philanthropist.
- Walter Wager, 79, American author.
- Joe Gold, 82, American bodybuilding pioneer and Gold's Gym founder.
- Clifford Irving, 90, Manx politician.
- Arthur Kane, 53, American bassist for the New York Dolls, leukemia.
- Carlos Kleiber, 74, Austrian conductor.
- Betty Luna, 77, American baseball player.
- Michio Morishima, 80, Japanese economist.
- Richard Jones, 87, English cricketer.
- Hans A. Pestalozzi, 75, Swiss social critic.
- Alex Willoughby, 59, Scottish footballer (Rangers, Aberdeen).
- Charles Sweeney, 84, American U.S. Army Air Forces officer, pilot of Bockscar, the B-29 that dropped the Nagasaki atomic bomb. 
- Yoko Watanabe, 51, Japanese operatic soprano. 
- George Busbee, 76, American politician, former governor of Georgia.
- Bella Lewitzky, 88, American modern dance pioneer and choreographer.
- Paul Hilmar Jensen, 74, Norwegian philatelist.
- Khalil Hilmi, 94/95, Lebanese Olympic sport shooter.
- Sir Julian Hodge, 99, British entrepreneur, founder of the Carlyle Trust bank. 
- Pat Roach, 67, English wrestler and actor, cancer. ()
- Susan Cullen-Ward, 63, Australian-born wife of the pretender to Albania's throne, Leka Zogu; cancer.
- Paul Foot, 66, British journalist and campaigner.
- Eoin McKiernan, 91, American expert on Irish history.
- Émile Peynaud, 92, French wine expert.
- Harry Forsyth, 100, Irish cricketer and centenarian.
- Kazi Abul Kasem, 91, Bangladeshi polymath.
- Carvalho Leite, 92, Brazilian footballer, one of the last survivor of national team in 1930 FIFA World Cup.
- Woodrow Sedlacek, 85, American racehorse trainer.
- Zenko Suzuki, 93, Japanese politician, former Prime Minister of Japan.
- David A. Wallace, 87, American urban planner.
- Antonio Gades, 67, Spanish Flamenco dancer, cancer.
- Adi Lady Lala Mara, 73, Fijian chieftainess and former First Lady, widow of Prime Minister and President Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara.
- James Williams, 53, American jazz pianist.
- Jerry Goldsmith, 75, American movie and television composer (Star Trek).
- Edward B. Lewis, 85, American biologist (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1995).
- Neal A. Maxwell, 78, American member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
- Michael Prior, 62, Irish-born British theologian.
- Sir Julian Ridsdale, 89, British politician.
- Sacha Distel, 71, French singer.
- Hume Horan, 69, American diplomat.
- Illinois Jacquet, 81, United States jazz saxophonist.
- George Kidd, 87, Canadian diplomat.
- Joe Cahill, 84, Irish politician. 
- Mehmood, 72, Indian actor.
- Janet Chisholm, 75, British MI6 agent during the Cold War.
- Carlos Paredes, 79, Portuguese guitar player.
- Serge Reggiani, 82, French singer and actor.
- Lowell "Cotton" Fitzsimmons, 72, American NBA basketball coach.
- Clive Geary, 82, New Zealand cricketer
- Fred LaRue, 75, American part of Watergate scandal.
- Ben Martin, 83, American football player and coach.
- Edward D. Thalmann, 59, American hyperbaric medicine specialist, retired U.S. Navy Captain and doctor whose research developed military and recreational dive tables, congestive heart failure.
- William A. Mitchell, 92, American food scientist, inventor of Pop Rocks candy and Tang drink mix.
- Rubén Gómez, 77, Puerto Rican baseball player, former Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies, Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins.
- Oğuz Aral, 68, Turkish caricaturist, creator of Avanak Avni, Kostebek Husnu, and Utanmaz Adam.
- Sidney Francis Greene, Lord Greene of Harrow Weald, 94, British life peer, trade union leader and railroad worker.
- Carmine G. DeSapio, 95, American politician, last boss of Tammany Hall.
- Bob Tisdall, 97, Irish athlete, won the gold medal in hurdles at the 1932 Summer Olympics.
- Juhani Avellan, 58, Finnish Olympic weightlifter. 
- Jackson Beck, 92, American announcer and voice actor.
- Francis Crick, 88, British biologist, one of the discoverers of the "double-helix" shape of DNA, cancer. 
- Alexei de Keyser, 36, British television producer.
- Sam Edwards, 89, American actor, Little House on the Prairie, heart failure. 
- Margo McLennan, 66, British actress, Prisoner, cancer. 
- Steve Patterson, 56, American basketball player, former center of the UCLA basketball team, coach at Arizona State University and founder of the Grand Canyon State Games.
- Eugene Roche, 75, American character actor and the "Ajax" Man.
- Tiziano Terzani, 65, Italian journalist, famous for his books on Asia.
- David Bowden, 66, Australian Anglican prelate, Bishop of Bendigo (1995–2002).
- Susan Buffett, 71, American estranged wife of billionaire/investment guru Warren Buffett.
- Nafisa Joseph, 25, Indian model, MTV video jockey, Miss India 1997; suicide.
- Rena Vlahopoulou, 81, Greek comedian.
- Laura Betti, 70, Italian actress.
- Virginia Grey, 87, American actress. Little Eva in the first film adaptation of Uncle Tom's Cabin.
- Elder David B. Haight, 97, American oldest member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
- Líber Seregni, 87, Uruguayan army officer and politician.
- Ray Tolchard, 50, English cricketer and umpire.