Famous Deaths in April 2012

  • Apr 1 Giorgio Chinaglia, Italian soccer star, dies from heart attack at 65
  • Apr 1 Miguel de la Madrid, Mexican President, dies from complications of pulmonary emphysema at 77
  • Apr 2 Elizabeth Catlett, American-born Mexican artist, dies at 96
  • Apr 4 Claude Miller, French director and screen writer, dies at 70
  • Apr 5 Ferdinand A. Porsche, German car designer, dies at 76
  • Apr 6 Fang Lizhi, Chinese astrophysicist/dissident, dies at 76
  • Apr 6 Bingu wa Mutharika, President of Malawi, dies from heart attack at 78
  • Apr 6 Thomas Kinkade, American artist, dies from acute intoxication at 54

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Apr 7 Mike Wallace [Myron], American media personality, dies at 93

Newscaster Mike Wallace
Newscaster
Mike Wallace
  • Apr 8 Jack Tramiel, Polish-American businessman, dies at 83
  • Apr 9 Mark Lenzi, American springboard diver (Olympic Gold 1992), dies at 43
  • Apr 10 Raymond Aubrac, French Resistance Leader, dies at 97
  • Apr 11 Ahmed Ben Bella, First president of Algeria, dies at 93
  • Apr 14 Émile Bouchard, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 92
  • Apr 15 Murray Rose, Australian Olympic gold winning swimmer, dies from leukemia at 73
  • Apr 15 Joan Tozzer, American figure skater, dies at 90
  • Apr 16 Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller, Danish shipping Magnate, dies at 98
  • Apr 17 Dimitris Mitropanos, Greek singer, dies from a heart attack at 64

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Apr 18 Dick Clark, American radio and television personality (American Bandstand), dies from a heart attack at 82

Radio and Television Personality Dick Clark
Radio and Television Personality
Dick Clark
  • Apr 19 Levon Helm, American rock musician, dies from throat cancer at 71
  • Apr 19 Valeri Vasiliev, Society ice hockey defenceman, dies at 62
  • Apr 20 Bert Weedon, English guitar player, dies at 91
  • Apr 21 Charles Colson, Nixon adviser (Watergate), dies from a brain hemorrhage at 80
  • Apr 27 Bill Skowron, American MLB player, dies from lung cancer at 81
  • Apr 28 Patricia Medina, English actress, dies from natural causes at 92
  • Apr 29 Shukri Ghanem, Libyan Prime Minister, dies at 69
  • Apr 29 Amarillo Slim, American professional poker player, dies at 83