Celebrity Deaths in July

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Celebrity Deaths in July

Celebrity Deaths in July

Below we explore and pay tribute to famous people who died in the month of July. We have a short description with a link to their tribute notice and obituary on the "notable obituaries" section of the Skymorials site. If there is someone that you would like us to include in this, please feel free to reach out to us with your suggestion.

Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway Celebrity DeathDied 2nd July 1961

Ernest Hemingway is one of the great novelists of all time. He won the Pulitzer prize in 1952 for "The Old Man and the Sea" and Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954.


Ernest Hemingway had 4 wives, 3 children and 10 grandchildren.


Unfortunately he suffered for mental health issues and took his own life at the age of 61.


Read Ernest Hemingway's Obituary and Tribute Notice here

Louis Armstrong

Died 6th July 1971

Louis ArmstrongLouis Armstrong, also known as "Satchmo" and "Pops", was an American Jazz legend in the 1920's. His voice and outstanding instrumental skills won him fans of all colour across America, during a time when the country was racially divided.


Louis Armstrong had 4 wives and 1 adopted child who suffered from a mental disability.


His most famous song today is called "What a Wonderful World" and can be found on media platforms like Spotify.


He died of a heart attack in his sleep a month before his 70th birthday.

Read Louis Armstrong's Obituary and Tribute Notice here

Kate Sheppard

Kate Sheppard Celebrity DeathDied 13th July 1934

Kate Sheppard was a women's suffragist who dedicated her work to campaiging for equal rights for women. Her passionate work resulted in New Zealand being the first country in the world to grant all woman the right to vote in a general election.


Kate had 1 husband, 1 son and 1 grandchild, all who died before she passed away in July of 1934.


Kate died at her home in Christchurch, New Zealand at the age of 90.


Read Kate Sheppard's Obituary and Tribute Notice here

Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee Celebrity ObituaryDied 20th July 1973

Bruce Lee is one of the greatest martial artists of all time. Also a movie actor, instructor and philosopher, he helped to positively influence the way Asians were represented in America.


His most famous film - "Enter the Dragon" grossed over $200 million at the box office, over 200 times the cost of production.


Bruce had 1 wife - Linda, 1 son - Brandon and 1 daughter - Shannon.

Bruce died at the young age of 32 "by misadventure" when he had a reaction to a painkiller his friend gave him.

Read Bruce Lee's Obituary and Tribute Notice here

Amy Winehouse

Amy WinehouseDied 23rd July 2011

Amy Winehouse is a British singer and songwriter. Her music skyrocketed into fame with the release of her Grammy Award winning album "Back to Black" in 2006.


Amy Winehouse's issues with substance abuse garnered widespread media attention and she disappointed many fans turning up to concerts drunk, or cancelling last minute.


She married once and divorced shortly after.

Amy died at the very young age of 27 from alcohol poisoning. A foundation was set up in her name to provide suport to vulnerable and disadvantaged children.

Read Amy Winehouse's Obituary and Tribute Notice here

Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh Celebrity DeathDied 29th July 1890

Vincent van Gogh is a world famous and influential post impressionist artist, however he was relatively unknown until after his death.


Vincent van Gogh suffered from depression and psychotic episodes which ultimately led to him ending his own life at the age of 37.


Vincent sold one painting during his life for around $2,000 in today's terms. Since his death his paintings has sold for hundreds of millions of dollars.

His nephew opened up the Vincent van Gogh Museum which is one of the most visited museums in the world.

Read Vincent van Gogh's Obituary and Tribute Notice here