Notable July Deaths, The following is a list of notable deaths in 2012. Names are listed under the date of death, not under the date of announcement. Names under each date are listed in alphabetical order by family name.
Mihail Lupoi, 59, Romanian soldier, architect and politician, Senator (2000-2008), cancer. (Romanian)
Sepp Mayerl, 75, Austrian mountaineer, climbing incident. (German)
Tadahisa Nishio, 82, Japanese author and copywriter, esophageal cancer. (Japanese)
Darryl Cotton, 62, Australian singer (Zoot, Cotton Keays & Morris) and television host (The Early Bird Show), liver cancer.
Geoffrey Hughes, 68, English actor (Coronation Street, The Royle Family, Keeping Up Appearances), prostate cancer.
Jack Taylor, 82, English football referee, officiated 1974 FIFA World Cup Final.
Carl-Ludwig Wagner, 82, German politician.
Miriam Ben-Porat, 94, Israeli Supreme Court judge, State Comptroller.
Karl Benjamin, 86, American painter, heart failure.
Lupe Ontiveros, 69, American actress (Desperate Housewives, Selena, The Goonies), liver cancer.
Pat Porter, 53, American Olympic (1984, 1988) distance runner, plane crash.
Neil Reed, 36, American basketball player (Indiana) involved in Bob Knight controversy, heart attack.
Ralph Slatyer, 83, Australian biologist, Chief Scientist (1989-1992).
Mary Tamm, 62, English actress (Doctor Who), cancer.
James D. Watkins, 85, American Naval officer and cabinet member, Chief of Naval Operations (1982-1986), Secretary of Energy (1989-1993), heart failure.
David Barby, 63, British antiques expert (Bargain Hunt), stroke.
Shelby Harris, 111, American supercentenarian, oldest man in USA, natural causes.
Vladimir Hriإˆلk, 47, Slovak football referee, embolism.
B. R. Ishara, 77, Indian film director, tuberculosis.
Greg Mohns, 62, American CFL coach and executive (BC Lions, Toronto Argonauts), throat cancer.
Marceau Stricanne, 92, French footballer (French)
Franz West, 65, Austrian artist, liver disease.
Terence Doherty, 32, American athlete, injuries from a traffic collision.
Chad Everett, 75, American actor (Medical Center), lung cancer.
Thelma Glass, 96, American civil rights leader and academic.
Sherman Hemsley, 74, American actor (The Jeffersons, Amen, Dinosaurs), natural causes.
Larry Hoppen, 61, American singer and musician (Orleans).
Hirosuke Ichikura, 90, Japanese literature professor and researcher of French philosophy (Senshu University), multiple organ failure.
Robert Ledley, 86, American scientist, inventor of the full-body CT scanner, Alzheimer’s disease.
Themo Lobos, 83, Chilean comic book writer and artist, respiratory failure. (Spanish)
John Atta Mills, 68, Ghanaian politician, President (since 2009).
Mavelikkara Velukkutty Nair, 85, Indian musician.
Gregorio Peces-Barba, 74, Spanish politician and jurist, renal failure.
Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche, 57, Tibetan lama and teacher.
Lars Ardelius, 85, Swedish psychologist and novelist, heart failure.
Yإچetsu Fujiya, 59, Japanese architect, colon cancer. (Japanese)
Tetsuji Hotta, 76, Japanese businessman and football association chairman, dementia with Lewy bodies. (Japanese)
Seppo Liitsola, 79, Finnish ice hockey player and coach. (Finnish)
Ernie Machin, 68, English footballer (Coventry City, Plymouth Argyle).
Margaret Mahy, 76, New Zealand children’s author, cancer.
Maria Emanuel, Margrave of Meissen, 86, German noble. (German)
Louise Nippert, 100, American philanthropist and baseball franchise owner (Cincinnati Reds).
Sally Ride, 61, American physicist and astronaut, first American woman in space, pancreatic cancer.
Lakshmi Sahgal, 97, Indian politician, army officer and revolutionist of the Indian independence movement, cardiac arrest.
John Treloar, 84, Australian Olympic (1952) sprinter, Commonwealth Games gold medalist.
Esther Tusquets, 75, Spanish publisher, writer and essayist, pneumonia. (Spanish)
José Luis Uribarri, 75, Spanish television presenter and director (Televisiَn Espaٌola), cerebral hemorrhage. (Spanish)
Eric Bell, 82, English footballer (Bolton Wanderers), complications from Alzheimer’s disease.
Daniela Bertoneri, 34, Italian rally co-driver, race collison.
Jim Carlen, 79, American college football player and coach.
Valerio Catelani, 37, Italian rally driver, race collision.
Ding Guangen, 82, Chinese politician, Minister of Railways (1985-1988).
Tom Hennessey, 70, American football player (Boston Patriots).
George Armitage Miller, 92, American psychologist (The Magical Number Seven, Plus or Minus Two).
Oswaldo Payل, 60, Cuban dissident, recipient of the 2002 Sakharov Prize, traffic collision.
Fern Persons, 101, American actress (Field of Dreams, Hoosiers, Risky Business).
Frank Pierson, 87, American film director and screenwriter (Dog Day Afternoon, Cool Hand Luke, A Star is Born), natural causes.
Ed Stevens, 87, American baseball player (Brooklyn Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates).
Bohdan Stupka, 70, Ukrainian actor, People’s Artist of USSR, bone cancer.
Herbert Vogel, 89, American modern art collector and philanthropist, natural causes.
Chris Wedes, 84, American entertainer (J. P. Patches), cancer.
Alexander Cockburn, 71, Scottish political journalist and writer, cancer.
Ismail Hutson, 73, Malaysian actor, heart complications.
Takamasa Ikeda, 85, Japanese noble and businessman, head of the Okayama Ikeda clan, husband of Atsuko Ikeda, pneumonia.
Andrzej إپapicki, 87, Latvian-born Polish actor.
Susanne Lothar, 51, German actress (The White Ribbon).
Mike Lynn, 76, American football executive (Minnesota Vikings).
Ali Podrimja, 69, Albanian poet.
Angharad Rees, 63, Welsh actress (Poldark), pancreatic cancer.
Marcos Roberto, 71, Brazilian singer-songwriter and producer, multiple organ failure. (Portuguese)
Gene Stipe, 85, American politician, Oklahoma State Senator (1957-2003).
Don Wilson, 74, English cricketer.
Sir Alastair Burnet, 84, British journalist and broadcaster, complications following strokes.
John Davidson, 2nd Viscount Davidson, 83, British peer and politician. .
Jack Davis, 81, American Olympic silver medal-winning (1952, 1956) hurdler, complications from a fall.
José Hermano Saraiva, 92, Portuguese historian and jurist.
Shإ«nosuke Ichinishiki, 88, Japanese sumo wrestler, father-in-law of Kaiki Nobuhide, pneumonia.
Hisham Ikhtiyar, 70-71, Syrian military and security official, injuries from bomb blast.
John Monteith, 81, British academic.
Hanne Marthe Narud, 54, Norwegian political scientist, cancer.
Diva Pacheco, 72, Brazilian actress and producer, cancer.
Sherman Pendergarst, 45, American mixed martial artist, cancer.
Goldie Rogers, 61, Canadian professional wrestler, stroke.
Simon Ward, 70, English actor (Loot, Young Winston, The Three Musketeers), after long illness.
Humayun Ahmed, 63, Bangladeshi writer, colorectal cancer.
Tom Davis, 59, American comedian and television writer (Saturday Night Live), throat and neck cancer.
Mohammad Hassan Ganji, 100, Iranian meteorologist and academic, brain hemorrhage.
Archer King, 95, American theatrical agent.
Anthony Melio, 80, American politician, Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives (1987-2010), complications from an appendectomy.
Hans Nowak, 75, German footballer (FC Bayern Munich).
William Staub, 96, American engineer, developer of the commercial treadmill.
Omar Suleiman, 76, Egyptian general and politician, Vice President (2011), heart attack.
E. V. Thompson, 81, British author.
Sylvia Woods, 86, American restaurateur, founder of Sylvia’s Restaurant of Harlem, Alzheimer’s disease.
Valiulla Yakupov, 49, Russian Tatar Islamic cleric, shot.
Robert Creamer, 90, American sportswriter and author, prostate cancer.
Yosef Shalom Eliashiv, 102, Israeli rabbi, leader of Orthodox Judaism, heart failure.
Jean François-Poncet, 83, French politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs (1978-1981), stroke.
Rajesh Khanna, 69, Indian actor and film producer, kidney problems.
Robert Kurz, 68, German author, journalist and philosopher, complications from an operation.
Frank “Pancho” Martin, 86, Cuban racehorse trainer (Sham).
Jack Matthews, 92, Welsh rugby union player and doctor.
Dawoud Rajiha, 65, Syrian politician, Minister of Defense (since 2011), bomb blast.
Assef Shawkat, 62, Syrian politician, deputy Minister of Defense, bomb blast.
Hasan Turkmani, 77, Syrian politician, Minister of Defense (2004-2009), Chief of Crisis Operations (since 2011), bomb blast.
Ottorino Pietro Alberti, 84, Italian Roman Catholic prelate, Archbishop of Spoleto-Norcia (1973-1987) and Cagliari (1987-2003).
Balavant Apte, 73, Indian politician, chronic lung disease.
Thomas John Curran, 88, American federal judge.
Richard Evatt, 38, British boxer.
Mrinal Gore, 84, Indian politician, cardiac arrest.
Hideya Kojima, 78, Japanese actor, kidney cancer.
Jorge Legorreta, 62, Mexican architect and urbanist, stroke.
Nelson Lyon, 73, American television writer (Saturday Night Live), liver cancer.
Ms. Melodie, 43, American rapper.
Forrest S. McCartney, 81, American USAF lieutenant general, director of the Kennedy Space Center (1986-1991).
ؤ°lhan Mimaroؤںlu, 86, Turkish-born American composer and record producer, pneumonia.
Giorgos Moutsios, 80, Greek actor and lyrical performer.
Morgan Paull, 67, American actor (Blade Runner, Norma Rae, Patton), stomach cancer.
William Raspberry, 76, American journalist and newspaper columnist (The Washington Post), prostate cancer.
Marsha Singh, 57, British politician, MP for Bradford West (1997-2012).
Wahengbam Nipamacha Singh, 82, Indian politician, Chief Minister of Manipur (1997-2001).
William L. Wainwright, 64, American politician, member of the North Carolina House of Representatives (since 1991), cancer.
William Asher, 90, American television writer and director (Alice, Bewitched, I Love Lucy), complications from Alzheimer’s disease.
Bob Babbitt, 74, American bass guitarist (The Funk Brothers), brain cancer.
Stephen Covey, 79, American writer (The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People), complications after a bicycle accident.
Gilbert Esau, 92, American politician, natural causes.
Antonيn Hol, 75, Czech scientist, created most effective drugs for AIDS treatment, after long illness.
Taras Kiktyov, 25, Ukrainian football player, after long illness.
Kostas Klavvas, 78, Greek composer, cancer. (Greek)
Ed Lincoln, 80, Brazilian composer and musician, respiratory failure. (Portuguese)
Jon Lord, 71, English composer and musician (Deep Purple), pulmonary embolism.
Masaharu Matsushita, 99, Japanese businessman, President of Panasonic (1961-1977), natural causes.
Shirإچ Nakagawa, 81, Japanese veterinary physician, director of the Ueno Zoo, pneumonitis.
Joseph Nduhirubusa, 74, Burundian Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Ruyigi (1980-2010).
Giora Tzahor, 70, Israeli intelligence agent, traffic collision.
Kitty Wells, 92, American country music singer (“It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels”, “Making Believe”), complications after a stroke.
Sir David Williams, 91, British admiral, Governor of Gibraltar (1982-1985).
Boris Cebotari, 37, Moldovan footballer, apparent suicide by jumping.
Tsilla Chelton, 93, French actress (Tatie Danielle). (French)
Manuel Eguiguren Galarraga, 82, Spanish-born Bolivian Roman Catholic prelate, Auxiliary Vicar Apostolic of El Beni (1981-2007).
Grant Feasel, 52, American football player (Baltimore Colts, Seattle Seahawks).
Sir David Fraser, 91, British Army general.
Celeste Holm, 95, American actress (Gentleman’s Agreement, All About Eve, Tom Sawyer).
Muzharul Islam, 88, Bangladeshi architect and urban planner, natural causes.
Sadamu Komachi, 92, Japanese fighter pilot.
Jacqueline Piatigorsky, 100, French-born American chess and tennis player, author and sculptor.
Yoichi Takabayashi, 81, Japanese film director, pneumonia.
John Arbuthnott, 16th Viscount of Arbuthnott, 87, Scottish peer.
Barton Biggs, 79, American businessman, bacterial infection.
Don Brinkley, 91, American television writer (The Fugitive, Medical Center, Trapper John, M.D.), natural causes.
Frank R. Burns, 84, American football player and coach (Rutgers University), natural causes.
Ennio Cardoni, 83, Italian footballer.
Bohuslav Ceplecha, 35, Czech rally co-driver, race incident.
Marcel Curuchet, 40, Uruguayan keyboardist (No Te Va Gustar), traffic collision.
Avis Hope Eckelberry, 56, American film editor (The Flintstones, Cobb), niece of Bob Hope, ovarian cancer.
King Hill, 75, American football player (Philadelphia Eagles), cancer.
Sir David House, 89, British Army general and Black Rod (1978-1985).
Sixten Jernberg, 83, Swedish cross-country skier, Olympic gold medalist (1956, 1960, 1964), cancer.
Jorge Luz, 90, Argentine actor and impersonator.
William Nocker, 47, British powerboat racer, race incident.
Gustin Reichbach, 65, American justice (New York Supreme Court), pancreatic cancer.
Ahmad Khan Samangani, Afghan politician, member of the House of the People (since 2011), bomb blast.
Roy Shaw, 76, British businessman and boxer.
Enrique Silva Cimma, 93, Chilean politician, Foreign Minister (1990-1994), bronchial obstruction.
Sidney Oslin Smith Jr., 88, American federal judge, cancer.
Shlomo Bentin, 65, Israeli neuropsychologist, recipient of the 2012 Israel Prize in psychology, traffic collision.
Ingo Bellmann, 62, Czech guitarist and singer.
Polde Bibiؤچ, 79, Slovenian actor and politician.
Maurice Davis, 71, American trumpeter (The Funk Brothers).
Gayle Dean, 80, American singer and philanthopist, heart disease.
Willis Edwards, 66, American civil rights pioneer, cancer.
Mohamed el-Bisatie, 74, Egyptian novelist and short story writer, liver disease.
Warren Jabali, 65, American basketball player (Oakland Oaks), heart failure.
Jerzy Kulej, 71, Polish politician, Olympic gold medal-winning (1964 and 1968) boxer, heart attack.
Wayne Massarelli, 62, American makeup artist (The Muppets Take Manhattan, My Fellow Americans).
Pan Jiazheng, 84, Chinese hydraulic engineer.
Hanifa Safi, Afghan politician, bomb blast.
Sage Stallone, 36, American actor (Rocky V), son of Sylvester Stallone. (body discovered on this date)
Ginny Tyler, 86, American voice actress (Davey and Goliath, Fantastic Four, Space Ghost).
Leda Valladares, 93, Argentine poet and musician, Alzheimer’s disease.
Richard D. Zanuck, 77, American film producer (Jaws, Driving Miss Daisy, Road to Perdition), heart attack.
Alimuddin, 81, Pakistani Test cricketer.
Eddy Brown, 86, English footballer (Birmingham City).
Cleveland Elam, 60, American football player (San Francisco 49ers, Detroit Lions).
Conrade Gamble, 45, American stuntman (The Amazing Spider-Man, Mission: Impossible III, Rent), natural causes.
Maita Gomez, 65, Filipino beauty queen and activist, Miss Philippines-World (1967), heart attack.
Takayoshi Matsunaga, 54, Japanese bassist, pneumonia.
Pier Luigi Mazzoni, 79, Italian Roman Catholic prelate, Archbishop of Gaeta (1997-2007).
Else Holmelund Minarik, 91, Danish-born American author (Little Bear), complications after heart attack.
Roger Payne, 55, British mountaineer, avalanche.
Arnold Rood, 60, Dutch swimmer. (Dutch)
P. M. Rungta, 84, Indian cricket administrator, president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India.
Hamid Samandarian, 81, Iranian film and theater director, liver cancer.
Dara Singh, 84, Indian wrestler and actor, multiple organ failure.
George C. Stoney, 96, American documentary filmmaker and pioneer of public-access television.
Bjّrn Blakstad, 86, Norwegian diplomat.
Dewayne Bunch, 50, American politician, member of the Kentucky House of Representatives (2010-2011), head injuries.
Art Ceccarelli, 82, American baseball player (Kansas City Athletics, Chicago Cubs, Baltimore Orioles), cancer.
Marion Cunningham, 90, American cookbook author, complications of Alzheimer’s disease.
Rutger Kopland, 77, Dutch poet, writer, and psychiatrist.
Joe McBride, 74, Scottish football player (Celtic), complications of a stroke.
Bobby Nicol, 76, Scottish football player (Hibernian).
Richard Scudder, 99, American newspaper pioneer, founder of MediaNews Group.
André Simon, 92, French racing driver.
Donald J. Sobol, 87, American writer (Encyclopedia Brown), natural causes.
Marvin Traub, 87, American business executive, CEO of Bloomingdale’s, bladder cancer.
Theresia Vreugdenhil, 82, Dutch fashion designer.
Lol Coxhill, 79, English jazz saxophonist, after short illness.
Dolphy, 83, Filipino actor and comedian, multiple organ failure.
Marian Filar, 94, Polish-born American concert pianist.
Maria Hawkins Cole, 89, American jazz singer, widow of Nat King Cole, cancer.
Cheryll Heinze, 65, American politician, member of the Alaska House of Representatives (2002-2004), plane crash.
Peter Kyros, 86, American politician, Representative from Maine (1967-1975).
Fritz Langanke, 92, German Waffen SS lieutenant during World War II.
Berthe Meijer, 74, Dutch author, cancer.
Eva Rausing, 48, American philanthropist. (body discovered on this date)
Pappu Yadav, 50, Indian politician, shot.
Eugênio de Araْjo Sales, 91, Brazilian Roman Catholic prelate, Cardinal Protopriest, Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro (1971-2001), heart failure. (Portuguese)
Mario de Leon Baltazar, 85, Filipino Roman Catholic priest, Prelate of Batanes and the Babuyan Islands (1966-1995).
Edwin Duff, 84, Scottish-born Australian singer, stroke.
Dennis Flemion, 57, American rock musician (The Frogs), drowned.
Kenny Heitz, 65, American basketball player (UCLA), cancer.
Guido Magnone, 95, French mountaineer. (French)
Sir Terepai Maoate, 78, Cook Islands politician, Prime Minister (1999-2002), prostate cancer.
Jacqueline Mazéas, 91, French athlete.
Miinnehoma, 29, Irish-bred racehorse, winner of the 1994 Grand National. (death announced on this date)
René Joseph Rakotondrabé, 79, Malagasy Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Toamasina (1989-2008).
Denise René, 99, French art dealer.
Zsuzsi Roboz, 82, Hungarian painter.
Brian Thomas, 72, Welsh rugby union player and manager (Neath RFC).
Isuzu Yamada, 95, Japanese film actress (Yojimbo, Throne of Blood), multiple organ failure.
Muhammed bin Saud Al Saud, 78, Saudi royal and politician, Minister of Defense (1960-1962), Governor of Al Baha (1987-2010).
Lionel Batiste, 81, American jazz musician (Treme Brass Band).
Jose Roberto Bertrami, 66, Brazilian pianist and keyboardist (Azymuth).
Zach Booher, 22, American musician (While We’re Up), traffic collision.
Ernest Borgnine, 95, American actor (Marty, McHale’s Navy), renal failure.
Henry Chilver, Baron Chilver, 86, British engineer and politician.
Gyang Dalyop Datong, 53, Nigerian politician, Member of the House of Representatives (2003-2007), Senator (since 2007), heart attack.
Dick Fowler, 80, Canadian politician, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta (1989-1993).
Philip L. Fradkin, 77, American historian and author, cancer.
Rodger Head, 73, Australian football player (St Kilda Football Club).
Chick King, 81, American baseball player (Detroit Tigers, Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals).
Martin Pakledinaz, 58, American costume designer, cancer.
Stuart R. Schram, 88, American physicist and political scientist.
Boris Shramko, 92, Ukrainian historian.
John Williams, 64, American football player (Baltimore Colts, Los Angeles Rams).
Paul Coussa, 94, Syrian-born Iraqi Armenian Catholic hierarch, Archbishop of Baghdad (1983-2001).
Ronaldo Cunha Lima, 76, Brazilian poet and politician, Governor of Paraيba (1991-1994), lung cancer.
Mouss Diouf, 47, Senegalese-born French comedian, complications of a stroke.
Tetsuo Endإچ, 84, Japanese actor, heart attack.
Ralph Raymond Loffmark, 92, Canadian politician.
Haruhide Mori, 78, Japanese English language researcher (Kobe University), hypopharyngeal cancer.
Jerry Norman, 75, American sinologist and linguist.
Robert Reno, 72, American newspaper columnist (Newsday) and writer, brother of former Attorney General Janet Reno, complications from Alzheimer’s disease.
Charles E. Roemer, II, 88, American politician.
Teruo Sakamoto, 40, Japanese keirin cyclist, traumatic cardiopulmonary failure.
Leon Schlumpf, 87, Swiss politician, Member of the Federal Council (1979-1987), President of the Confederation (1984).
Jimmy Tansey, 83, English football player.
Moeslim Abdurrahman, 64, Indonesian Islamic scholar.
Ibrahim Balandiya, Sudanese politician, gunshot wounds.
Charles Drake, 30, American football player (New York Giants).
Charles David Ganao, 85, Congolese politician, Prime Minister (1996-1997).
Abdul Hamid, 66, Indian field hockey player.
Hani al-Hassan, 74, Palestinian politician and diplomat, complications of a stroke.
Alice Koroma, 80, Sierra Leonean politician, mother of president Ernest Bai Koroma.
Bill Norrie, 83, Canadian politician and educator, Mayor of Winnipeg (1979-1992), Chancellor of the University of Manitoba (2001-2009), respiratory failure.
Angelo Paternoster, 93, American football player (Washington Redskins).
Sebastijan Pecjak, Slovenian darts player, traffic collision.
Anthony Sedlak, 29, Canadian chef.
Al Ulbrickson, 81, American rower.
Howard Dorgan, 60, American academic.
Rob Goris, 30, Belgian ice hockey player and cyclist, heart attack. (French)
Ruud van Hemert, 73, Dutch film director, cancer. (Dutch)
Jorge Herrera, 33, Mexican jockey, race fall.
Kإچzإچ Ishii, 34, Japanese boxer (OPBF super bantamweight champion) and coach, traffic collision. (Japanese)
Gerrit Komrij, 68, Dutch writer, cancer. (Dutch)
Angeliki Koutsonikoli, 23, Greek cyclist, traffic collision. (Greek)
Donald Kummerfield, 76, American public administrator, budget director of New York City.
Ben Kynard, 92, American jazz musician and songwriter, complications from a stroke.
Sandy Littman, 70, American talent agent, diabetes.
Vincent Mancusi, 98, American prison warden during the Attica Prison riot.
Colin Marshall, Baron Marshall of Knightsbridge, 78, British businessman and life peer.
Shإچji Wakui, 84, Japanese journalist (Asahi Shimbun), chairman of Kyushu Asahi Broadcasting. (Japanese)
Peter Bennett, 85, Australian football player and Olympic (1952, 1956) water polo player.
Hiren Bhattacharyya, 80, Indian poet, lung infection.
Paul Birch, 56, British scientist and author.
Jimmy Bivins, 92, American heavyweight boxer, pneumonia.
Dennis Dalzell, 76, American cinematographer (Murder, She Wrote, V, Charlie’s Angels).
Vinzenz Guggenberger, 83, German Roman Catholic prelate, Auxiliary Bishop of Regensburg (1972-2004).
Tatsubun Itakura, 69, Japanese sociologist, pancreatic cancer.
Jeong Min-Hyeong, 25, South Korean football player, suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning.
Sam Ojebode, 67, Nigerian footballer.
Toby Robertson, 83, British stage director.
Scamper, 35, American rodeo horse.
Eric Sykes, 89, British comedy writer and actor.
Nguyل»…n Hل»¯u Cَ, 87, Vietnamese general and political prisoner, Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister of South Vietnam (1965-1967), diabetes.
Ben Davidson, 72, American football player (Oakland Raiders) and actor (Conan the Barbarian, Necessary Roughness), prostate cancer.
Andy Griffith, 86, American actor (The Andy Griffith Show, Matlock), heart attack.
Hugَ Gruber, 74, Hungarian actor.
Kإچhachi Iwata, 90, Japanese businessman.
Zena Kanther De Tyras, 90, Cypriot activist, philanthropist and socialite.
Leo Kersley, 92, British dancer and teacher.
Yvonne B. Miller, 77, American politician, first African-American female legislator of Virginia, stomach cancer.
Sergio Pininfarina, 85, Italian senator for life and automotive designer (Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Fiat).
Hollie Stevens, 30, American pornographic actress and model, cancer.
Martin L. Swig, 78, American car dealer, founder of the California Mille, complications of a stroke.
Richard Alvin Tonry, 77, American politician and lawyer, U.S. Representative from Louisiana (1977), natural causes.
Joseph Triay, 80, Gibraltarian lawyer and politician.
John E. Brooks, 88, American priest and educator, President of the College of the Holy Cross (1970-1994), lymphoma.
Maurice Chevit, 88, French actor.
Julian Goodman, 90, American broadcasting executive, President of NBC (1966-1974).
Tsutomu Koyama, 75, Japanese volleyball player and coach, Olympic bronze medalist (1964), esophageal cancer.
Ed Stroud, 72, American baseball player (Chicago White Sox, Washington Senators).
Ben Van Os, 67, Dutch production designer and art director (Girl with a Pearl Earring), throat cancer.
Dennis Eagan, 85, British hockey player and soldier.
Peter E. Gillquist, 73, American archpriest (Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America).
Mike Hershberger, 72, American baseball player (Chicago White Sox, Kansas City / Oakland Athletics, Milwaukee Brewers).
Ossie Hibbert, 62, Jamaican musician, heart attack.
Hisao Iwamura, 84, Japanese stage director, lung cancer.
Evelyn Lear, 86, American opera singer.
Fritz Pauer, 68, Austrian jazz pianist and composer.
Alan G. Poindexter, 50, American NASA astronaut, jet ski accident.
Jack Richardson, 78, American playwright and author.
Notable July Deaths, The following is a list of notable deaths in 2012. Names are listed under the date of death, not under the date of announcement. Names under each date are listed in alphabetical order by family name.