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Who died on 5 April?

Celebrities who died on 5 April

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Oldest

102 years, 9 months, 2 days

Youngest

27 years, 1 month, 21 days

Born first

26 January 1880

Died first

5 April 1945

Born last

28 November 1972

Died last

5 April 2022

U.S. Army general of the army, field marshal of the Army of the Philippines Douglas MacArthur

Douglas MacArthur

U.S. Army general of the army, field marshal of the Army of the Philippines

1964
American musician and artist Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain

American musician and artist

1994
aviator, engineer, industrialist, and film producer Howard Hughes

Howard Hughes

aviator, engineer, industrialist, and film producer

1976
American poet Allen Ginsberg

Allen Ginsberg

American poet

1997
American actor Charlton Heston

Charlton Heston

American actor

2008
American singer Layne Staley

Layne Staley

American singer

2002
English actress  Honor Blackman

Honor Blackman

English actress

2020
Public health director Paul Cosford

Paul Cosford

Public health director

2021
Indian actress Anandavally

Anandavally

Indian actress

2019
Canadian-born American writer Saul Bellow

Saul Bellow

Canadian-born American writer

2005
South African biologist, Nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine 2002 Sydney Brenner

Sydney Brenner

South African biologist, Nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine 2002

2019
English darts player Eric Bristow

Eric Bristow

English darts player

2018
American singer and teen idol  Bobby Rydell

Bobby Rydell

American singer and teen idol

2022
Japanese anime director Isao Takahata

Isao Takahata

Japanese anime director

2018
American Attorney Ronnie Earle

Ronnie Earle

American Attorney

2020
American actor and painter Nehemiah Persoff

Nehemiah Persoff

American actor and painter

2022
American pianist and poet Cecil Taylor

Cecil Taylor

American pianist and poet

2018
English rock drummer Cozy Powell

Cozy Powell

English rock drummer

1998
British journalist for The Observer and The Guardian  Sarah Hughes

Sarah Hughes

British journalist for The Observer and The Guardian

2021
American basketball player-coach Slats Gill

Slats Gill

American basketball player-coach

1966
Taiwanese actor and filmmaker Jimmy Wang Yu

Jimmy Wang Yu

Taiwanese actor and filmmaker

2022
Libyan politician  Mahmoud Jibril

Mahmoud Jibril

Libyan politician

2020
American novelist Peter Matthiessen

Peter Matthiessen

American novelist

2014
palestinian poet and critic  Eizzaldin al-Manasrah

Eizzaldin al-Manasrah

palestinian poet and critic

2021
American anthropologist  Marshall Sahlins

Marshall Sahlins

American anthropologist

2021
Canadian human rights activist and writer David Kilgour

David Kilgour

Canadian human rights activist and writer

2022
Czech film director, artist and animator Karel Zeman

Karel Zeman

Czech film director, artist and animator

1989
actor Brian Donlevy

Brian Donlevy

actor

1972
American comedian and actor John Pinette

John Pinette

American comedian and actor

2014
Finnish ecologist Pentti Linkola

Pentti Linkola

Finnish ecologist

2020
Polish singer  Krzysztof Krawczyk

Krzysztof Krawczyk

Polish singer

2021
Pakistani singer Ghulam Fareed Sabri

Ghulam Fareed Sabri

Pakistani singer

1994
Puerto Rican baseball player Francisco "Paquito" Montaner

Francisco "Paquito" Montaner

Puerto Rican baseball player

1945
Canadian conductor Boris Brott

Boris Brott

Canadian conductor

2022
American guitarist Mark St. John

Mark St. John

American guitarist

2007
Canadian astronaut Bjarni Tryggvason

Bjarni Tryggvason

Canadian astronaut

2022
Canadian American molecular biologist Sidney Altman

Sidney Altman

Canadian American molecular biologist

2022
American civil rights activist Frederick D. Reese

Frederick D. Reese

American civil rights activist

2018
the first Australian-born American astronaut Philip K. Chapman

Philip K. Chapman

the first Australian-born American astronaut

2021
American actress Molly Picon

Molly Picon

American actress

1992
American football player and coach, college athletics administrator Harry Rockafeller

Harry Rockafeller

American football player and coach, college athletics administrator

1978
American musician and singer Shawn Smith

Shawn Smith

American musician and singer

2019
actress Isabel Jewell

Isabel Jewell

actress

1972
Argentine lawyer and politician  Graciela Giannettasio

Graciela Giannettasio

Argentine lawyer and politician

2022
English jurist John Laws

John Laws

English jurist

2020
actor Richard Dysart

Richard Dysart

actor

2015
1944-2014 Brazilian actor José Wilker

José Wilker

1944-2014 Brazilian actor

2014
Indian actor and director  P. Balachandran

P. Balachandran

Indian actor and director

2021
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