Deaths in September 2003

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The following is a list of notable deaths in September 2003.

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

September 2003

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Sir Terence Ernest Manitou Frost RA was a British abstract artist, who worked in Newlyn, Cornwall. Frost was renowned for his use of the Cornish light, colour and shape to start a new art movement in England. He became a leading exponent of abstract art and a recognised figure of the British art establishment.

John Thomas Gould was an American humorist, essayist, and columnist who wrote a column for the Christian Science Monitor for over sixty years from a farm in Lisbon Falls, Maine. He was published in most major American newspapers and magazines and wrote thirty books.

Sir John Walton David Gray was a senior British diplomat.

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George Charles Hayter Chubb, 3rd Baron Hayter was a British industrialist and politician.

Katherine Sui Fun Cheung aviator

Katherine Sui Fun Cheung was a Chinese aviator. She received one of the first private licenses issued to a Chinese woman and was the first Chinese woman to obtain an international flying license. She became a United States citizen after attaining her licensing.

Hroar Dege was a Norwegian restaurateur.

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Jack Daniels was a Democratic New Mexico state representative. He ran unsuccessfully for the governorship in 1970, and for the United States Senate in 1972.

Paul Jennings Hill Anti-abortion activist; executed after being convicted of two murders

Paul Jennings Hill was an American minister convicted for the anti-abortion motivated killing of physician John Britton and Britton's bodyguard James Barrett in 1994. Hill was sentenced to death by lethal injection and was executed on September 3, 2003.

Norman Walker Porteous was a noted theologian and writer on Old Testament issues, and the last surviving military officer of the First World War.

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Susan Chilcott was an English soprano, considered one of the best of her generation. She died of breast cancer at the age of 40. She had success in many of the major opera houses around the world and was particularly known for her interpretations of Britten and Janáček.

Penny Dwyer was a British comedy writer and performer, noted for being a member of the Cambridge Footlights revue The Cellar Tapes which won the inaugural Perrier Comedy Awards in 1981. The other performers in The Cellar Tapes were Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson, Tony Slattery and Paul Shearer.

David Peter Robbins was an American mathematician. He is most famous for introducing alternating sign matrices. He is also known for his work on generalizations of Heron's formula on the area of polygons, due to which Robbins pentagons were named after him.

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Harley Joseph Grossman was an American professional baseball player whose career lasted for five seasons (1949–1953) and who appeared in one Major League game as a relief pitcher for the 1952 Washington Senators. A native of Evansville, Indiana, Grossman attended Ball State University; he stood 6 feet (1.8 m) tall and weighed 170 pounds (77 kg).

Sir John Richard Harrison was a New Zealand politician. After serving in a number of capacities in the National Party, he served as Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1978 to 1984.

Sir Ian Bruce Hope Hunter was a British impresario of classical music. Known as 'Mr. Festival' to many in the arts world, Hunter was one of the most important figures in a post-World War II cultural renaissance in the United Kingdom. From the mid-1950s, following the death of Harold Holt, he headed the music management agency Harold Holt Ltd, which joined with Lies Askonas Ltd in the late 1990s to form Askonas Holt.

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References

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  2. "Harley Grossman". Baseball-Reference.com . Retrieved February 22, 2019.
  3. Pareles, Jon (September 8, 2003). "Warren Zevon, Singer-Songwriter, Dies at 56". The New York Times . Retrieved April 20, 2019.
  4. Skelton, David E. "Johnny Welaj". Society for American Baseball Research . Retrieved February 22, 2019.
  5. Jay, Michael (October 31, 2003). "Taya Zinkin". The Guardian . Retrieved April 20, 2019.
  6. "Pauline Crawley". All-American Girls Professional Baseball League . Retrieved March 29, 2019.
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