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April 11th

144 Notable deaths

Joseph Merrick

Man with severe deformities known as the elephant man.

Born August 5th, 1862 in Leicester.

Died April 11th, 1890 at 27 years old in Whitechapel.


American rapper (1973–2006).

Born October 2nd, 1973 in Detroit.

Died April 11th, 2006 at 32 years old in Detroit.

Ronald Speirs

American paratrooper (1920-2007).

Born April 20th, 1920 in Edinburgh.

Died April 11th, 2007 at 86 years old in St. Marie. [ref]

Jonathan Winters

American comedian, actor, and artist (1925-2013).

Born November 11th, 1925 in Dayton.

Died April 11th, 2013 at 87 years old in Montecito.

Enver Hoxha

Former first secretary of the party of labour of albania, prime minister of albania.

Born October 16th, 1908 in Gjirokastër.

Died April 11th, 1985 at 76 years old in Tirana (ventricular fibrillation). [ref]

Dolores del Río

Mexican actress (1904–1983).

Born August 3rd, 1904 in Durango. [ref]

Died April 11th, 1983 at 78 years old in Newport Beach (liver failure). [ref]

Primo Levi

Italian chemist, partisan, holocaust survivor, and writer (1919–1987).

Born July 31st, 1919 in Turin. [ref]

Died April 11th, 1987 at 67 years old in Turin. [ref]

John Horton Conway

English mathematician (1937–2020).

Born December 26th, 1937 in Liverpool.

Died April 11th, 2020 at 82 years old in New Brunswick (COVID-19). [ref]

Roscoe Lee Browne

American actor and director.

Born May 2nd, 1922 in Woodbury.

Died April 11th, 2007 at 84 years old in Los Angeles (stomach cancer). [ref]

Akebono Tarō

American professional wrestler and rikishi.

Born May 8th, 1969 in Waimānalo.

Died April 11th, 2024 at 54 years old in Tokyo (heart failure). [ref]

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