Welcome! Check out today's deaths, recent deaths, or our deaths stats.

Feeling experimental? Head on over to our newest (and darkest) feature: Next-2-Die™ predictions

Please be safe and kind out there. To date, the COVID-19 pandemic has claimed 6M+ souls, with numerous notable lives among them.

October 6th

152 Notable deaths

Bette Davis

American film, television and stage actress (1908-1989).

Born April 5th, 1908 in Lowell. [ref]

Died October 6th, 1989 at 81 years old in Neuilly-sur-Seine (breast cancer). [ref]

Eddie Van Halen

American rock musician (1955-2020).

Born January 26th, 1955 in Amsterdam.

Died October 6th, 2020 at 65 years old in Santa Monica (laryngeal cancer, cerebral hemorrhage). [ref]

Ralphie May

American stand-up comedian.

Born February 17th, 1972 in Chattanooga.

Died October 6th, 2017 at 45 years old in Las Vegas (pneumonia, cardiac arrest). [ref]

Ginger Baker

English drummer (1939–2019).

Born August 19th, 1939 in Lewisham.

Died October 6th, 2019 at 80 years old in Canterbury. [ref]

Anwar Sadat

Egyptian president and nobel peace prize recipient (1918-1981).

Born December 25th, 1918 in Mit Abu al-Kum. [ref]

Died October 6th, 1981 at 62 years old in Cairo (ballistic trauma, exsanguination). [ref]

Timothy Treadwell

American documentary filmmaker.

Born April 29th, 1957 in New York City.

Died October 6th, 2003 at 46 years old in Katmai National Park and Preserve (bear attack).

Scott Wilson

American film and television actor (1942-2018).

Born March 29th, 1942 in Atlanta.

Died October 6th, 2018 at 76 years old in Los Angeles (leukemia).

Diane Cilento

Australian actress (1932–2011).

Born October 5th, 1933 in Mooloolaba. [ref]

Died October 6th, 2011 at 78 years old in Cairns Base Hospital (cancer). [ref]

Denholm Elliott

Actor (1922-1992).

Born May 31st, 1922 in Lexham Gardens. [ref]

Died October 6th, 1992 at 70 years old in Ibiza (tuberculosis). [ref]

Rip Taylor

American actor (1931-2019).

Born January 13th, 1935 in Washington, D.C.. [ref]

Died October 6th, 2019 at 84 years old in Los Angeles (epilepsy). [ref]

Deaths 1 to 10 of 152

« 10/05
10/07 »

I’m the one that’s got to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to. Jimi Hendrix