Famous People Who Died in March 2011

  • Mar 1 John M. Lounge, American engineer & astronaut (STS 51-I, STS 26, STS 35), dies at 64
  • Mar 2 Čestmír Gregor, Czech composer, dies at 84
  • Mar 3 Aldo Clementi, Italian composer (Collage), and teacher (University of Bologna, 1971-92), dies at 85
  • Mar 3 Irena Kwiatkowska, Polish actress and comedienne (Siedem Kotów, Kabaret Starszych Panów), dies at 98
  • Mar 3 May Cutler, Canadian politician and publisher (b. 1923)
  • Mar 4 Alenush Terian, Iranian astronomer and physicist (b. 1920)
  • Mar 4 Arjun Singh, Indian politician (b. 1930)
  • Mar 4 Charles Jarrott, British film and television director (b. 1927)
  • Mar 4 Frank Chirkinian, American producer (b.c. 1926)
  • Mar 4 Johnny Preston, American pop singer (Running Bear), dies at 71
  • Mar 4 Krishna Prasad Bhattarai, Indian politician and former Nepali Prime Minister (b. 1924)
  • Mar 4 Mikhail Simonov, Russian aircraft designer (b. 1920)
  • Mar 4 Simon van der Meer, Dutch physicist who won the 1984 Nobel Prize in Physics with Carlo Rubbia, dies at 85
  • Mar 4 Vivienne Harris, British businesswoman and newspaper publisher (b.c. 1921)
  • Mar 8 Mike Starr (musician), American Musician (b. 1966)
  • Mar 9 David S. Broder, American journalist (Pulitzer 1973), dies at 81
  • Mar 9 Inge Sørensen, Danish swimmer (youngest known female Olympic Games medalist in an individual event-Olympic 1936 bronze), dies at 86
  • Mar 10 Howard A. Roberts, American choral director (Leslie Uggams Show), dies at 86
  • Mar 11 Loleatta Holloway, American disco singer ("Love Sensation"), dies of heart failure at 64
  • Mar 12 Joe Morello, American jazz drummer (Dave Brubeck Quartet - "Blue Rondo à la Turk"), dies at 82
  • Mar 12 [Augustus] Owsley Stanley III, American audio engineer and LSD cook who worked with the Grateful Dead, dies in a car crash in Australia at 76
  • Mar 14 Ronnie Hammond, American rock singer (Atlanta Rhythm Section, 1972–83 & 1988–2001 - "So In To You"), dies of heart failure at 60
  • Mar 15 Marty Marion, American baseball shortstop and manager (MLB All-Star 1943–50; NL MVP 1944; St. Louis Cardinals), dies from a heart attack at 93
  • Mar 15 Nate Dogg [Nathaniel Dwayne Hale], American rapper ("Regulate"), dies from heart failure related to multiple strokes at 41
  • Mar 15 Smiley Culture [David Victor Emmanuel], British reggae singer ("Police Officer"; "Cockney Translation"), dies from a self-inflicted stab wound at 48
  • Mar 16 Richard Wirthlin, American political strategist for Ronald Reagan, dies at 80
  • Mar 17 Ferlin Husky, American country singer (Born to Lose, Gone), dies at 85
  • Mar 17 Michael Gough, English actor (Hammer Horror Films, Search for the Nile), dies at 94
  • Mar 18 Jet Harris [Terence Harris], English rock bassist (Drifters), dies of cancer at 71
  • Mar 18 Warren M Christopher, 63rd United States Secretary of State (1993-97), dies at 85
  • Mar 19 Kym Bonython, Australian radio broadcaster, jazz musician, speedway promoter, dies at 90
  • Mar 20 Johnny Pearson, British pianist, arranger, orchestra leader, and composer (Cilla Black; Top of the Pops; Dusty Springfield), dies at 85
  • Mar 21 Gerd Klier, German footballer (b. 1944)
  • Mar 21 Ladislav Novák, Czech footballer (b. 1931)
  • Mar 21 Nikolai Adrianov, Soviet-Russian gymnast (Olympic-4 gold/2 silver/bronze-1976), dies at 58
  • Mar 21 Pinetop Perkins, Member of the Blues Hall of Fame (b. 1913)

Elizabeth TaylorElizabeth Taylor (1932-2011)

Mar 23 English-American actress, businesswoman, and humanitarian (Cleopatra, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), dies at 79

  • Mar 23 Fred Titmus, English cricket all-rounder (53 Tests, 153 wickets, 10 x 50s; Middlesex), dies at 78
  • Mar 26 Diana Wynne Jones, British sci-fi author (Drowned Ammet; Witch Week), dies of lung cancer at 76

Geraldine FerraroGeraldine Ferraro (1935-2011)

Mar 26 American politician (US Representative from New York (D), 1979-85), and the 1st female vice-presidential nominee (1984), dies of nulitiple myelomaat 75

  • Mar 26 Paul Baran, internet pioneer who helped create the technical underpinnings of Arpanet, dies at 84
  • Mar 26 Roger Abbott, Canadian comedian (Air Farce Live) (b. 1946)
  • Mar 27 Farley Granger, American actor (Arnold, Rope, Deathmask), dies at 85
  • Mar 28 Lee Hoiby, American concert pianist composer (1957 Arts & Letters; Summer and Smoke), dies at 85
  • Mar 28 Wenche Foss, Norwegian actress (b. 1917)
  • Mar 29 Ângelo de Sousa, Portuguese painter and sculptor (b. 1938)
  • Mar 31 Mel McDaniel, American country singer ("Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On"), dies of lung cancer at 68