Famous People Who Died in March 2020

  • Mar 1 Ernesto Cardenal, Nicaraguan Catholic priest, politician, poet, and writer, dies from ongoing heart and kidney issues at 95

Jack WelchJack Welch (1935-2020)

Mar 1 American businessman & CEO of General Electric (GE), dies of renal failure at 84

  • Mar 1 Stefan Lindqvist, Swedish soccer midfielder (5 caps; IFK Göteborg), dies from Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 52
  • Mar 2 Henry N. Cobb, American architect (Pei Cobb Freed & Partners), dies at 93
  • Mar 2 James Lipton, American actor, writer and host of Inside the Actors Studio, dies at 93
  • Mar 4 Alan Cartwright, British rock bass player (Procol Harum, 1972-77), dies at 75

Javier Pérez de CuéllarJavier Pérez de Cuéllar (1920-2020)

Mar 4 Peruvian diplomat, 5th Secretary-General of the United Nations (1982-91) and Prime Minister of Peru (2000-01), dies at 100

  • Mar 4 Robert Shavlakadze, Georgian high jumper (Olympic gold high jump for Soviet Union 1960), dies at 86
  • Mar 5 Antonio Permunian, Swiss soccer goalkeeper (11 caps; AC Bellinzona, FC Luzern), dies at 89

Henri RichardHenri Richard (1936-2020)

Mar 6 Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (record 11 Stanley Cups; 9 x NHL All Star; Montreal Canadiens), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 84

  • Mar 6 McCoy Tyner, American jazz pianist (John Coltrane Quartet), dies at 81
  • Mar 7 Matthew Watkins, Welsh rugby union centre (18 caps; Newport, Llanelli Scarlets), dies from pelvic cancer at 41

Max Von SydowMax Von Sydow (1929-2020)

Mar 8 Swedish actor (Hawaii, Exorcist, Dune, Game of Thrones), dies at 90

  • Mar 9 Keith Olsen, American rock record producer and sound engineer (Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac; Grateful Dead - Terrapin Station; Joe Walsh - The Confessor), dies of cardiac arrest at 74
  • Mar 9 Lorenzo Brino, American actor (7th Heaven - "Sam"), dies in single vehicle car crash at 21
  • Mar 11 Charles Wuorinen, American contemporary classical pianist, conductor, and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer (Time's Encomium; Marimba Variations; Brokeback Mountain), dies at 81
  • Mar 11 Michel Roux, French chef and restaurateur (Le Gavroche, 1st Michelin three-starred restaurant in Britain), dies at 78
  • Mar 13 Barbara Harris, 1st American Episcopal female bishop, dies at 89

Breonna TaylorBreonna Taylor (1993-2020)

Mar 13 African American medical technician, shot and killed by police officers in her home at 26 [1]

  • Mar 14 Genesis P-Orridge [Neil Megson], British avant-garde rock singer-songwriter, and performance artist (Throbbing Gristle; Psychic TV), dies of leukemia at 70
  • Mar 14 Phil Phillips [Baptiste], American singer-songwriter (Sea of Love), dies at 94
  • Mar 15 Roy Hudd, British comedian, radio host (News Huddlines, 1975-2001), author (Underneath The Arches), and actor (Lipstick On Your Collar), dies at 83
  • Mar 15 Suzy Delair, French actress and singer (The Murderer Lives at Number 21, Utopia, White Paws), dies at 102
  • Mar 17 Lyle Waggoner, American actor (The Carol Burnett Show; Wonder Woman), dies from cancer at 84
  • Mar 17 Roger Mayweather, American boxer (WBA & lineal super featherweight title 1983-84, WBC light welterweight 1987-89; IBO light welterweight; IBO welterweight 1994-95), dies at 58
  • Mar 18 Alfred M. Worden, American Colonel USAF, NASA astronaut (Apollo 15), dies of a stroke at 88
  • Mar 20 Borislav Stanković, Serbian Basketball Hall of Fame administrator (International Basketball Federation secretary general 1976-2002), dies at 94

Kenny RogersKenny Rogers (1938-2020)

Mar 20 American pop and country singer-songwriter ("The Gambler"; "Through the Years") and entrepreneur (Kenny Rogers Roasters), dies of natural causes at 81

  • Mar 21 Lorenzo Sanz, Spanish businessman and football executive (president Real Madrid 1995-2000; owner Málaga CF), dies from COVID-19 at 76
  • Mar 21 Ted Graham, Lord Graham of Edmonton, English politician, House of Lords (chief opposition whip), dies at 94
  • Mar 22 Eric Weissberg, American singer and musician (Duelling Banjos), dies of Alzheimer’s at 80
  • Mar 22 Julie Felix, American-born British-based folk-rock singer-songwriter, and BBC presenter (The Frost Report; Once More With Felix), dies at 81
  • Mar 22 Stan Bronstein, American rock saxophonist (Elephant's Memory), dies at 81
  • Mar 23 Branko Cikatić, Croatian kickboxer (first K-1 World Grand Prix Heavyweight C'ship 1993), dies from Parkinson's disease at 65

Albert UderzoAlbert Uderzo (1927-2020)

Mar 24 French cartoonist and script writer (Asterix comic books), dies at 92

  • Mar 24 Betty Williams, Northern Irish political activist (Nobel Peace Prize 1976), dies of pneumonia at 76
  • Mar 24 Bill Rieflin, American rock drummer (Nine Inch Nails; R.E.M.; King Crimson. 2013-20), dies of cancer at 59
  • Mar 24 Gerard Schurmann, Dutch-British conductor, and composer of classical music (The Double Heart), and film scores, (The Bedford Incident), dies at 96
  • Mar 24 Ignacio Trelles, Mexican soccer midfielder (Mexican Primera División: 1935, 37, 38; Club Necaxa) and coach (Mexico 1960-69), dies at 103
  • Mar 24 John Davies, Australian swimmer (Olympic gold 200m breaststroke 1952; WR 200m breaststroke 2:34.4 1952), dies at 90
  • Mar 24 Manu Dibango, Cameroonian musician (Soul Makossa), dies of COVID-19 at 86
  • Mar 24 Terrence McNally, American Tony-winning playwright (Kiss of the Spider Woman), dies of COVID-19 complications at 81
  • Mar 24 Tony Rutter, British motorcycle road racer (Formula Two World C'ship 1981-84; 7 x Isle of Man TT Races), dies at 78
  • Mar 25 Bill Bartholomay, American businessman and MLB owner (Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves 1962-76), dies from pneumonia at 71
  • Mar 25 Mark Blum, American actor (Desperately Seeking Susan, Blind Date, Presidio), dies of COVID-19 complications at 69
  • Mar 25 Mike Stratton, American football linebacker (AFL C'ship 1964, 65; AFL All-Star 1963–68; Buffalo Bills; NFL: SD Chargers), dies from heart complications at 78
  • Mar 25 Peter Kemper, Dutch soccer defender (3 caps; PSV 221 games), dies of heart failure at 77
  • Mar 26 Curly Neal, American basketball guard (Harlem Globetrotters 1963-85), dies at 77
  • Mar 26 Jimmy Wynn, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1967, 74, 75; Houston Colt 45s/Astros, LA Dodgers), dies at 78
  • Mar 26 John O'Leary, Irish golfer (Irish Open 1982; Ryder Cup 1975; director European Tour 1985-2019), dies at 70
  • Mar 26 Michel Hidalgo, French soccer midfielder (1 cap; Monaco) and manager (France 1976-84; UEFA Euro 1984), dies at 87
  • Mar 27 Bob Andy [Keith Anderson], Jamaican reggae songwriter, and vocalist ("Feel the Feeling"; "Fire Burning"), dies of cancer at 75
  • Mar 27 Frank Myler, English rugby league stand-off (24 caps Great Britain, 1 England; Widnes, St. Helens) and coach (Widnes, Swinton, Oldham), dies at 81
  • Mar 27 Les Hunter, American basketball center (NCAA C'ship 1963, Loyola Ramblers; NBA: Baltimore Bullets; ABA All Star 1968, 69; Miami Floridians), dies from cancer at 77
  • Mar 28 Azam Khan, Pakistani squash player (British Open 1959-62), dies from COVID-19 at 95
  • Mar 28 Jan Howard [Lula Grace Johnson], American country music singer and songwriter (For Loving You), dies at 91
  • Mar 28 Tom Coburn, American politician (Sen-R-Oklahoma 2005-2015, Rep-R-Oklahoma 1995-2001), dies at 72
  • Mar 29 Alan Merrill [Allan Sachs], American vocalist and songwriter (The Arrows -"I Love Rock 'n' Roll"), dies from Covid-19 complications at 69
  • Mar 29 Jamary Oliveira, Brazilian composer (Sanctus; Piano Pièce), and music professor, dies at 76
  • Mar 29 Jim Lambright, American college football coach (University of Washington 1993-98; 44–25–1 record), dies from complications of dementia at 77
  • Mar 29 Joe Diffie, American country singer and guitarist (Home), dies of COVID-19 complications at 61
  • Mar 29 José Luis Capón, Spanish soccer defender (13 caps; Atlético Madrid, 200 games), dies of COVID-19 at 72
  • Mar 29 Ken Shimura, Japanese comedian and actor (Shimura Ken no Bakatono-sama), dies of COVID-19 at 70
  • Mar 29 Krzysztof Penderecki, Polish composer ("Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima"), dies at 86

Bill WithersBill Withers (1938-2020)

Mar 30 American singer-songwriter and rhythm & blues musician ("Ain't No Sunshine"; "Lean on Me"; "Just The Two Of Us"), dies of heart complications at 81

  • Mar 30 Frank Maloney, American football coach (Syracuse University 1974-1980), dies from brain cancer at 79
  • Mar 31 Cristina [Monet Zilkha], American dance-pop singer songwriter (Sleep It Off), dies at 64
  • Mar 31 Jeff Grosso, American skateboarder (host Youtube’s 'Vans Loveletters to Skateboarding'), dies at 51
  • Mar 31 Pape Diouf, Senegalese journalist and football agent (president Olympique de Marseille 2005-09; first black president in Europe's top 6 leagues), dies from COVID-19 at 68
  • Mar 31 Richard Friedman, American psychoanalyst who proved sexual orientation biological, dies at 79
  • Mar 31 Tony Adams, radio and television broadcaster (WCAX-TV Sports Director 1954-89; Vermont sports figure), dies at 95
  • Mar 31 Wallace Roney, American post-bop jazz trumpeter, dies of Covid-19 complications at 59 [1]
  • Mar 31 Zoltán Peskó, Hungarian opera conductor and composer, dies at 83