Famous Deaths in March 2013

  • Mar 1 Bonnie Franklin, American actress, dies from pancreatic cancer at 69
  • Mar 1 Sammy Guillen, West Indian cricketer (wicket-keeper for West Indies & NZ), dies at 88
  • Mar 3 Bobby Rogers, American vocalist, dies from complications from diabetes at 73
  • Mar 4 Fran Warren, American singer, dies at 87

Person of interestHugo Chávez

Mar 5 Hugo Chávez, President of Venezuela, dies from respiratory failure at 58

President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez
President of Venezuela
Hugo Chávez
  • Mar 6 Sabine Bischoff, German fencer (Olympic gold 1984), dies at 54
  • Mar 6 Stompin' Tom Connors, Canadian country artist, dies from natural causes at 77
  • Mar 6 Alvin Lee, English rocker, dies from complications from surgery at 68
  • Mar 7 Peter Banks [Brockbanks], British rock guitarist and singer-songwriter described as "the architect of progressive music" (Yes, the Syn, Flash), dies of heart failure at 65
  • Mar 7 Claude King, American country music singer (Wolverton Mountain), dies at 90
  • Mar 7 Kenny Ball, English jazz musician, dies of pneumonia at 82
  • Mar 7 Elmar Tampõld, Estonian-Canadian architect, dies at 92
  • Mar 12 Clive Burr, English drummer, dies from complications from multiple sclerosis at 56
  • Mar 13 Ducky Detweiler, American MLB player, dies at 94
  • Mar 13 Malachi Throne, American actor, dies at 84
  • Mar 14 Jack Greene, American country artist, dies from complications from Alzheimer's disease at 83

  • Mar 14 Mirja Hietamies, Finnish skier, dies at 82
  • Mar 15 Booth Gardner, American politician, dies from Parkinson's disease at 76
  • Mar 16 Frank Thornton, British actor (Are You Being Served?, Last of the Summer Wine), dies from natural causes at 92
  • Mar 16 Bobby Smith, American R&B singer, dies from complications of influenza and pneumonia at 76
  • Mar 16 Bobby Smith, American singer (Spinners), dies at 76
  • Mar 18 Muhammad Mahmood Alam, Pakistani general and fighter ace, dies at 77
  • Mar 19 Harry Reems, American actor, dies from pancreatic cancer at 65
  • Mar 19 Bud Palmer, American basketball player (NY Knicks) and sportscaster, dies at 91
  • Mar 20 James Herbert, British horror writer, dies at 69

Person of interestChinua Achebe

Mar 21 Chinua Achebe, Nigerian poet and novelist (Things Fall Apart), dies at 82

Novelist and Poet Chinua Achebe
Novelist and Poet
Chinua Achebe
  • Mar 22 Pietro Mennea, Italian sprinter, dies from cancer at 60
  • Mar 22 Derek Watkins, British trumpet player and composer (The Spy Who Loved Me, Skyfall), dies of cancer at 68
  • Mar 22 Aya Zikken, Dutch author (Atlasvlinder, Rameh), dies at 93
  • Mar 23 David Bond, British sailor, dies at 90
  • Mar 23 Virgil Trucks, American MLB pitcher, dies at 95
  • Mar 25 Lou Sleater, American MLB pitcher, dies from lung disease at 86
  • Mar 25 Anthony Lewis, American journalist (Pulitzer Prize 195,1963) & author, dies from kidney and heart failure at 85
  • Mar 26 Tom Boerwinkle, American NBA player, dies at 67
  • Mar 26 Don Payne, American television and screen writer, dies from bone cancer at 48
  • Mar 26 Yury Rudov, Soviet fencer, dies at 82
  • Mar 27 Hjalmar Andersen, Norwegian speed skater, dies from trauma due to a fall at 90
  • Mar 28 Richard Griffiths, British actor, dies from complications from heart surgery at 65
  • Mar 28 Soraya Jiménez, Mexican weightlifter, dies from a heart attack at 70
  • Mar 30 Phil Ramone, South-African born American music producer, dies from an aortic aneurysm at 79
  • Mar 30 Bob Turley, American MLB pitcher, dies from liver cancer at 82