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The following is a list of notable deaths in April 2002.

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Entries for each day are listed alphabetically by surname. A typical entry lists information in the following sequence:

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Albert F. Canwell Washington politician

Albert Franklyn "Al" Canwell was an American journalist and politician who served as a member of the Washington State legislature from 1947 to 1948. He is best remembered as the namesake of the Washington legislature's Canwell Committee to investigate communist influence in Washington state, patterned after the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) of the United States Congress.

McCarthyism Phenomenon in the US of making accusations of subversion or treason without evidence

McCarthyism is the practice of making accusations of subversion or treason without proper regard for evidence. The term refers to U.S. senator Joseph McCarthy (R-Wisconsin) and has its origins in the period in the United States known as the Second Red Scare, lasting from the late 1940s through the 1950s. It was characterized by heightened political repression and a campaign spreading fear of communist influence on American institutions and of espionage by Soviet agents.

Simo Häyhä Finnish combat sniper

Simo "Simuna" Häyhä, nicknamed "White Death" by the Red Army, was a Finnish sniper. He is believed to have killed over 500 men during the 1939–40 Winter War, the highest number of sniper kills in any major war. He used a Finnish-produced M/28-30 rifle, a variant of the Mosin–Nagant rifle, and a Suomi KP/-31 submachine gun. Häyhä estimated in his diary that he killed more than 500 Red Army soldiers in the Winter War. His unit's chaplain Antti Rantama credited him with 259 confirmed kills by sniper rifle and an equal number of kills by machine gun during the Winter War.

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Betty Jane Baker was a singer, songwriter and vocal contractor who worked as a backup singer on recordings by Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, The Righteous Brothers and Sam Cooke, among others. She also sang on the radio, with big bands and did voice work for television and films and appeared on television variety shows.

Elvis Presley American singer and actor

Elvis Aaron Presley, also known mononymously as Elvis, was an American singer, musician, and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll" or simply "the King".

Frank Sinatra American singer, actor, and producer

Francis Albert Sinatra was an American singer, actor and producer who was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide.

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Fad Gadget singer

Francis John Tovey, known also by his stage name Fad Gadget, was a British avant-garde electronic musician and vocalist. He was a proponent of both new wave and early industrial music, fusing together a unique blend of pop structured songs mixed with mechanised experimentation.

Roy Huggins was an American novelist and an influential writer/creator and producer of character-driven television series, including Maverick, The Fugitive, and The Rockford Files. A noted writer and producer using his own name, much of his later television scriptwriting was done using the pseudonyms Thomas Fitzroy, John Thomas James, and John Francis O'Mara.

Bobby Managoff American professional wrestler

Robert Manoogian Jr. was an American professional wrestler of Armenian descent who was best known for his work with National Wrestling Alliance in the 1940s as Bobby Managoff.

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Leonard Leo Brooks, Jr. was a professional American football defensive lineman, who played for the National Football League's St. Louis Cardinals. Following the death of his father-in-law that spring, he gave up his football playing career and returned to Austin to run the family business. He was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in February 2001 and died at the M. D. Anderson Hospital in Houston.

University of Texas at Austin public research university in Austin, Texas, United States

The University of Texas at Austin is a public research university in Austin, Texas. It was founded in 1883 and is the flagship institution of the University of Texas System. The University of Texas was inducted into the Association of American Universities in 1929, becoming only the third university in the American South to be elected. The institution has the nation's eighth-largest single-campus enrollment, with over 50,000 undergraduate and graduate students and over 24,000 faculty and staff.

Dame Ann Marian Ebsworth, DBE was an English barrister and judge. In 1992, she became the sixth female High Court judge, and the first to be assigned to the Queen's Bench Division.

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Herbert Adolf Cahn was a classical archaeologist, numismatist, coin-dealer and antiquities-dealer. He was awarded the medal of the Royal Numismatic Society in 1971. Born in Germany, he became a Swiss citizen in 1949.

Paul Walford Erickson was an American professional baseball player whose career extended from 1937–49. A right-handed pitcher, he appeared in 207 games pitched in Major League Baseball for the Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies, and New York Giants between 1941 and 1948. The native of Zion, Illinois, nicknamed "L'il Abner", stood 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) tall and weighed 200 pounds (91 kg).

Chicago Cubs Baseball team and Major League Baseball franchise in Chicago, Illinois, United States

The Chicago Cubs are an American professional baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League (NL) Central division. The team plays its home games at Wrigley Field, located on the city's North Side. The Cubs are one of two major league teams in Chicago; the other, the Chicago White Sox, is a member of the American League (AL) Central division. The Cubs, first known as the White Stockings, were a founding member of the NL in 1876, becoming the Chicago Cubs in 1903.

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