On This Day

Famous People Who Died in March 2014

  • Mar 1 Alain Resnais, French director (Muriel, Hiroshima mon amour), dies at 91
  • Mar 2 Justin Kaplan, American editor and biographer (Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain - Pulitzer Prize 1967), dies at 88
  • Mar 3 William R. Pogue, American astronaut, dies at 84
  • Mar 5 Geoff Edwards, American game show host, dies from pneumonia at 83
  • Mar 6 Sheila MacRae, British-born actress (Jackie Gleason Show), dies at 92
  • Mar 6 Ron Murphy, Canadian NHL player, dies at 80
  • Mar 7 Pentti Raitio, Finnish composer (‘Lemminkainen Gatecrashes at Pohjola’), dies at 83
  • Mar 8 William Guarnere, American WWII veteran, dies at 90
  • Mar 10 Shirley Scott, American swing and blues organist (with Stanley Turrentine), dies of heart failure at 67
  • Mar 10 Joe McGinniss, American author (The Selling of the President 1968), dies at 71
  • Mar 11 Bob Crow, English trade union leader (National Union RMT), dies of a heart attack at 52
  • Mar 13 Reubin Askew, American politician (37th Governor of Florida), dies at 85
  • Mar 14 Tony Benn, British politcian, Minister of Technology and President of the Stop the War Coalition, dies aged 88
  • Mar 14 Werner Rackwitz, German opera director and musicologist (Handel-Renaissance), dies at 84
  • Mar 15 Clarissa Dickson Wright, English celebrity chef (Two Fat Ladies), dies at 66
  • Mar 15 David Brenner, American stand-up comedian and TV talk show host (Nightlife) known as a pioneer of observational comedy, dies from cancer at 78

  • Mar 16 Mitch Leigh, American musical composer (Man of La Mancha), dies at 86
  • Mar 17 L'Wren Scott [Laura Bambrough], American fashion designer and partner of Mick Jagger, commits suicide at 49
  • Mar 17 Gene Feist, American actor, playwright, producer and co-founder of Roundabout Theater Company, dies at 91
  • Mar 18 Joseph "Joe" Lala, American musician, actor and singer notable for co-founding the rock band "Blues Image", dies from complications of lung cancer at 66
  • Mar 20 Hilderaldo Bellini, Brazilian soccer defender (51 caps; Vasco da Gama, São Paulo), dies from complications from a heart attack at 83
  • Mar 21 James Rebhorn, American actor, dies from melanoma at 65
  • Mar 21 Jack Fleck, American golfer (US Open 1955), dies at 92
  • Mar 22 Patrice Wymore, American actress (The Big Tree), dies from natural causes at 87
  • Mar 23 Adolfo Suárez, Prime Minister of Spain (1976-81), dies from a respiratory infection at 81
  • Mar 23 Geriatric1927 [Peter Oakley], English video blogger, dies at 86
  • Mar 23 Carmelo Bossi, Italian light middleweight boxer (Olympic silver 1960), dies at 74

Person of interestHobart "Hobie" Alter

Mar 29 Hobart "Hobie" Alter, surf and sailing entrepreneur and pioneer who created the Hobie Cat, dies of cancer at 80

  • Mar 29 Billy Mundi [also Tony Schnasse, born Antonio Salas], American session musician and drummer (The Mothers of Invention, Rhinoceros), dies of complications from diabetes at 71
  • Mar 30 Kate O'Mara, English actress (Dynasty) and writer, dies at 74
  • Mar 31 Charles Keating, American district attorney (Los Angeles California), dies at 90