Famous Deaths in March 2012

  • 1st Andrew Breitbart, American conservative blogger and publisher, dies at 43
  • 2nd Van Barfoot, American army colonel and Medal of Honour recipient, dies at 92
  • 2nd Lawrence Anthony, South African conservationist and author, dies from heart attack at 61
  • 2nd James Wilson, American criminologist, dies at 80
  • 2nd Norman St John-Stevas, Baron St John of Fawsley, British MP (1964-1987), dies at 82
  • 3rd Dave Charnley, British lightweight boxer, dies at 72
  • 3rd Ralph McQuarrie, American conceptual designer, dies at 82
  • 3rd Ronnie Montrose, American guitarist, dies from prostate cancer at 64
  • 3rd Alex Webster, American football coach, dies at 80
  • 3rd Leonardo Cimino, American actor, dies from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 94
  • 4th Don Mincher, American Major League Baseball first baseman, dies at 73
  • 4th Runako Morton, West Indian cricketer, dies in a traffic collision at 33
  • 5th William Heirens, American serial killer, dies at 83
  • 6th Donald Payne, American Congressman, dies from colon cancer at 77
  • 6th Francisco Xavier do Amaral, East Timorese President, dies at 75
  • 6th Robert Sherman, American songwriter, dies at 86
  • 7th Jimmy Ellis, American soul singer, dies from complications from Alzheimer's disease at 74
  • 8th Leslie Cochran, American peace activist and police critic, dies from head trauma at 60
  • 9th Peter Bergman, American Comedian, dies from leukemia at 72
  • 9th Selma Rubin, American environmental activist, dies at 96
  • 9th Lord Wedderton of Charlton, British academic and politician, dies at 84
  • 10th Jean Giraud, French comic artist, dies at 73
  • 10th Julio Gonzalez, Mexican light heavyweight boxer, dies from a hit and run at 35
  • 10th Mykola Plaviuk, Ukrainian president, dies at 86
  • 10th Frank Rowland, American Nobel laureate in chemistry, dies from Parkinson's disease at 84
  • 10th Richard White, New Zealand rugby union player, dies at 86
  • 11th Sid Couchey, American comic book artist, dies at 92
  • 12th Mike Hossack, American rock drummer, dies from cancer at 65
  • 13th Jock Hobbs [Michael], New Zealand Rugby Union chairman and All Black, dies from leukemia at 52
  • 14th Censu Tabone, President of Malta, dies at 98
  • 14th Pierre Schoendoerffer, French Academy Award winning director and screen writer, dies from surgical complications at 83
  • 15th Dave Philley, American Major League Baseball switch-hitter, dies at 91
  • 16th Estanislao Basora, Spanish footballer, dies at 85
  • 17th John Demjanjuk, convicted Nazi war criminal, dies from natural causes at 91
  • 17th Pope Shenouda III, Egyptian Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria, dies from prostate cancer at 88
  • 17th Chaleo Yoovidhya, Thai co-creator of Red Bull, dies from natural causes at 88
  • 18th George Tupou V, King of Tonga, dies at 63
  • 19th William Charette, American navy hospital corpsman and Medal of Honour recipient, dies at 79
  • 20th Jim Stynes, Irish Australian rules footballer, dies from cancer at 45
  • 20th Mel Parnell [Melvin], American Major League Baseball pitcher, dies from cancer at 89
  • 23rd Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed, President of Somalia, dies from liver failure at 77
  • 24th Jocky Wilson, Scottish world champion darts player, dies at 62
  • 25th Bert Sugar, American sports writer, dies from a cardiac arrest at 74
  • 25th Larry Stevenson [Richard], American skateboard innovator, dies from pneumonia and Alzheimer's disease at 81
  • 27th Hilton Kramer, American art critic, dies from heart failure at 84
  • 27th Adrienne Rich, American feminist poet/essayist, dies from complications of rheumatoid arthritis at 82
  • 27th Warren Stevens, American actor, dies from lung disease at 92
  • 28th John Arden, English novelist/playwright, dies at 81
  • 28th Alexander Arutiunian, Armenian composer, dies at 91
  • 28th Harry Crews, American writer/actor, dies from neuropathy at 76
  • 28th Earl Scruggs, American bluegrass musician, dies from natural causes at 88
  • 29th Bill Jenkins, American Hall of Fame drag racer and engineer, dies at 81
  • 30th Viktor Kosichkin, Russian speed skater and 1960 Olympic gold medalist, dies at 74