On This Day

Famous People Who Died in March 2013

  • Mar 1 Bonnie Franklin, American actress, dies from pancreatic cancer at 69
  • Mar 1 Sammy Guillen, West Indian cricket wicket-keeper (5 Tests West Indies & 3 Tests New Zealand), dies at 88
  • Mar 1 Rafael Puyana, Colombian baroque harpsichordist (NY debut 1957), dies at 81
  • Mar 3 Bobby Rogers, American pop and soul tenor vocalist (The Miracles - "You've Really Got a Hold on Me"), and songwriter ("Going To A Go-Go"; "The Way You Do the Things You Do"), dies from complications from diabetes at 73
  • Mar 4 Fran Warren [Wolff], American big band and pop singer ("A Sunday Kind of Love"; "I Said My Pajamas (and Put On My Pray'rs)"), dies on her 87th birthday
  • Mar 5 Calvin Fowler, American basketball point guard (Olympic gold 1968 co-captain; Saint Francis University), dies at 73

Hugo Chávez

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

  • 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 15 Terry Lightfoot, British clarinetist and bandleader (New Orleans Jazzmen), dies at 77
  • 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 (The Spinners), dies from complications of influenza and pneumonia at 76
  • Mar 17 Jan van Houwelingen, Dutch politician (Undersecretary of Defense (CDA), dies at 73
  • 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

Chinua Achebe

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

  • Mar 22 Pietro Mennea, Italian sprinter (200m world record), 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 22 Gerardo Gandini, Argentinian pianist and composer (Laberynthus Johannes), dies at 76
  • Mar 23 David Bond, British sailor, dies at 90
  • Mar 23 Virgil Trucks, American baseball pitcher (World Series 1945 Detroit Tigers; MLB All Star 1949, 54), dies at 95
  • Mar 23 Barbara Donald, American jazz trumpeter and bandleader ("The Past and Tomorrows"), dies at 70
  • Mar 24 Barbara Anderson, New Zealand author, dies at 86
  • 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 screenwriter, 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 28 Hugh McCracken, American session guitarist (Aretha Franklin; Paul McCartney; Steely Dan; Billy Joel; John Lennon), dies of luekemia at 70
  • Mar 30 Phil Ramone [Rabinowitz], American 14-time Grammy Award-winning music producer (Burt Bacharach; Paul Simon; Billy Joel; Tony Bennett), and studio owner (co-founded A&R Recording), dies from an aortic aneurysm at 79
  • Mar 30 Bob Turley, American MLB pitcher, 1951-63, (New York Yankees, and 3 other teams), 3X All-Star, Cy Young and World Series MVP, 1958, dies from liver cancer at 82