Famous People Who Died in March 2018

  • Mar 1 Anatoly Lein, Soviet-American chess player (Grandmaster 1968; World Chess Hall of Fame), dies at 86
  • Mar 1 Bender [Alexander Buchanan], Canadian underground hip hop artist (Flight Distance, King of the Dot), dies at 37
  • Mar 1 Orin C Smith, American businessman & CEO of Starbucks (2000-05), dies of pancreatic cancer 75
  • Mar 2 Sammy Stewart, American MLB pitcher (World Series 1983; AL ERA leader 1981; Cleveland Indians), dies of hypertension and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease at 63
  • Mar 2 Van McLain [McElvain], American rock guitarist (Shooting Star), dies at 62 from West Nile virus
  • Mar 3 David Ogden Stiers, American stage and screen actor (M*A*S*H, 1977-83 - "Maj. Charles Emerson Winchester III"; Lilo & Stitch), dies of bladder cancer at 75
  • Mar 3 Patrick Doyle, English drummer (Veronica Falls; Boys Forever), dies at 32

Roger Bannister

Mar 3 Roger Bannister, English athlete (first sub-4-minute mile, 3:59.4 at Iffley Road Track, Oxford 1954), dies of Parkinson's disease at 88

  • Mar 4 Davide Astori, Italian footballer (Milan), dies from cardiac arrest at 31
  • Mar 4 Javed Abidi, Indian disability rights activist, director (NCPEDP), and founder of the Disability Rights Group, dies of a chest infection at 53
  • Mar 5 André S. Labarthe, French actor, film producer and director (Vivre sa vie, Cinéastes de notre temps), dies at 86
  • Mar 5 Hayden White, American "literary criticism" historian (Metahistory: The Historical Imagination in Nineteenth-Century Europe), dies at 89
  • Mar 5 Helmut Maucher, German businessman, CEO of Nestlé (1990-97), dies at 90
  • Mar 5 Kjerstin Dellert, Swedish opera singer, dies at 92
  • Mar 5 Trevor Baylis, English inventor of the wind-up radio, dies of Crohn's disease at 80
  • Mar 6 Ferdousi Priyabhashini, Bangladeshi sculptor (Independence Day Award-2010), dies at 71
  • Mar 6 Lucie Brock-Broido, American poet and academic (Noctuary), dies at 61
  • Mar 6 Shammi [Nargis Rabadi], Indian actress (Half Ticket, Dekh Bhai Dekh), dies from natural causes at 88
  • Mar 6 Sir John E. Sulston, British molecular biologist, co-recipient of 2002 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (roundworm genome sequencing), dies of stomach cancer at 75
  • Mar 7 Gary Burden, American artist and one of the pioneers for the concept of album cover art (designed covers for Neil Young, Nash, The Doors), dies at 84
  • Mar 7 Jacques Clemens, Dutch Catholic priest, dies at 108
  • Mar 7 Reynaldo Bignone, Argentine politician and human rights violator, 41st President (1982–1983), dies of a hip fracture and heart failure at 90
  • Mar 8 Kate Wilhelm, American fiction author (Hugo Award: Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang), dies of respiratory failure at 89
  • Mar 8 Milko Kelemen, Croat composer (Archetypon), dies at 93
  • Mar 8 Sir Wilson Harris, Guyanese author (Palace of the Peacock, Jonestown, The Ghost of Memory), dies of natural causes at 96
  • Mar 8 Togo West Jr., American attorney and public official (3rd Secretary of Veterans Affairs 1998-2000), dies of a heart attack at 75
  • Mar 9 Chris Gedney, American NFL tight end, 1993-2000 (Chicago Bears, Arizona Cardinals), takes his own life at 47
  • Mar 9 Joaquin Avila, American lawyer and civil rights champion who advocated against voter discrimination, dies from complications of colon and liver cancer at 69

Hubert de Givenchy

Mar 10 Hubert de Givenchy, French fashion designer (Audrey Hepburn's LBD) and founder of Givenchy (1952), dies at 91

  • Mar 11 Ken Dodd, British singer and comedian described as "the last great music hall entertainer," dies of complications from a chest infection at 90
  • Mar 12 Craig Mack, American rapper (Flava In Ya Ear), dies of heart failure at 47
  • Mar 12 Ken Flach, American professional tennis player (4 Grand Slam titles, 2 mixed doubles), dies of pneumonia at 54
  • Mar 12 Nole "Nokie" Edwards, American surf-rock guitarist (The Ventures) and actor (Deadwood), dies of complications following a surgery at 82
  • Mar 12 Oleg Tabakov, Soviet-Russian actor and artistic director (Moscow Art Theatre), dies at 82
  • Mar 12 Olly Wilson, American composer and founder of TIMARA, dies of complications of dementia at 80
  • Mar 13 Dr. T Berry Brazelton, American child development paediatrician, author, TV host (What Every Baby Knows), who developed the Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS), dies at 99
  • Mar 14 Adrián Lamo, American threat analyst and hacker (NYT, Yahoo!, Microsoft) who reported Chelsea Manning to the FBI, dies at 37
  • Mar 14 Emily Nasrallah, Lebanese writer and women's rights activist (Birds of September, A Cat’s Diary), dies at 86
  • Mar 14 Jim Bowen, British TV game show host (Bullseye) and comedian, dies at 80
  • Mar 14 Marielle Franco, Brazilian politician and human rights activist, assassinated at 38

Stephen Hawking

Mar 14 Stephen Hawking, English physicist (Black Holes & Baby Universes), dies at 76

  • Mar 15 Edwin "Ed" Charles, American MLB third baseman (Miracle Mets-1969), dies following long illness at 84
  • Mar 15 Michael Getler, American journalist and 1st ombudsman appointed by a US broadcasting network (PBS), dies of bile duct cancer at 82
  • Mar 15 Robert Grossman, American illustrator, dies of heart failure at 78
  • Mar 16 Buell Neidlinger, American pop, jazz, and classical session cellist and double bassist (Cecil Taylor; Frank Zappa; Duane Eddy), dies at 82
  • Mar 19 Irwin Hoffman, American conductor, dies at 93
  • Mar 20 Ariel Bybee, American mezzo-soprano (Morman Tabernacle Choir; Metropolitan Opera, 1977-95), dies at 75
  • Mar 20 Bobby Mitchell, American golfer (US Masters runner-up 1972), dies of a heart attack at 75
  • Mar 20 Katie Boyle [Lady Sander Saunders], Italian born British actress and broadcaster (Eurovision), dies at 91
  • Mar 22 Johan van Hulst, Dutch teacher who helped save 600 children from the Nazis, dies at 107
  • Mar 22 Morgana King, American jazz singer and actress (The Godfather, The Godfather Part II), dies of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma at 87
  • Mar 22 Wayne Huizenga, American businessman, CEO (Waste Management, Blockbuster), and sports team owner (Miami Dolphins, Florida Panthers, Florida Marlins), dies of cancer at 80
  • Mar 23 DuShon Monique Brown, American actor (Prison Break, Connie-Chicago Fire), dies at 49
  • Mar 24 Carl Scheib, American baseball pitcher (at the time [1943] youngest player in MLB history at 16; Philadelphia A’s), dies at 91
  • Mar 24 José Antonio Abreu, Venezuelan conductor, pianist and teacher (El Sistema), dies at 78
  • Mar 24 Lawrence K. Grossman, American news executive (PBS, NBC-TV) and author (The Electronic Republic), dies of Parkinson’s disease and cancer at 86
  • Mar 24 Lys Assia, Swiss singer who won the 1st Eurovision Song Contest in 1956, dies at 94
  • Mar 27 Stephane Audran, French actress (Just Before Nightfall), dies at 85
  • Mar 29 Anita Shreve, American writer (Weight of Water, Past the Island; Drifting), dies of cancer at 71
  • Mar 29 Michael Sahl, American contemporary classical composer (Civilization and its Discontents; Jungles), dies at 83
  • Mar 29 Rusty Staub, American baseball utility (6 x MLB All Star; Houston Colt .45s / Astros; Montreal Expos; NY Mets; Detroit Tigers) and broadcaster (Mets games 1986-95), dies from multiple organ failure at 73
  • Mar 30 Bill Maynard [Walter Williams], English actor (Greengrass-Heartbeat) and comedian, dies at 89
  • Mar 31 Frank Aendenboom, Flemish actor (Lion of Flanders), dies at 76