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October 2nd

140 Notable deaths

Tom Petty

American musician (1950–2017).

Born October 20th, 1950 in Gainesville.

Died October 2nd, 2017 at 66 years old in UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center (cardiac arrest). [ref]

Rock Hudson

American actor (1925–1985).

Born November 17th, 1925 in Winnetka. [ref]

Died October 2nd, 1985 at 59 years old in Marina del Rey (lung cancer, AIDS related disease). [ref]

Jamal Khashoggi

Saudi journalist (1958-2018).

Born October 13th, 1958 in Medina.

Died October 2nd, 2018 at 59 years old in Consulate General of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul. [ref]


Indian politician (1903-1975).

Born July 15th, 1903 in Virudhunagar.

Died October 2nd, 1975 at 72 years old in Chennai.

Marcel Duchamp

French painter and sculptor (1887-1968).

Born July 28th, 1887 in Blainville-Crevon. [ref]

Died October 2nd, 1968 at 81 years old in Neuilly-sur-Seine. [ref]

August Wilson

American playwright (1945-2005).

Born April 27th, 1945 in Pittsburgh. [ref]

Died October 2nd, 2005 at 60 years old in Seattle (liver cancer). [ref]

Gene Autry

American actor and singer (1907-1998).

Born September 29th, 1907 in Grayson County. [ref]

Died October 2nd, 1998 at 91 years old in Studio City (lymphoma). [ref]

Nipsey Russell

American entertainer (1918-2005).

Born October 13th, 1924 in Atlanta. [ref]

Died October 2nd, 2005 at 80 years old in New York City (stomach cancer). [ref]

Bob Gibson

American professional baseball player, pitcher, coach.

Born November 9th, 1935 in Omaha.

Died October 2nd, 2020 at 84 years old in Omaha (pancreatic cancer). [ref]

Svante August Arrhenius

Swedish astronomer, chemist and physicist.

Born February 19th, 1859 in Balingsta parish. [ref]

Died October 2nd, 1927 at 68 years old in Stockholm (functional gastrointestinal disorder). [ref]

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