On This Day

Famous Deaths on March 4 (Part 2)

  • 2016 Pat Conroy, American writer (The Great Santini, Prince of Tides), dies at 70
  • 2017 Thomas Starzl, American surgeon, performed 1st successful liver transplant, dies at 90
  • 2017 Clayton Yeutter, American trade negotiator and Republican National chairman, dies at 86
  • 2017 Mother Divine [Edna Rose Ritchings], American cult leader of the International Peace Mission Movement, dies at 91
  • 2017 Valerie Carter, American folk-rock singer-songwriter, and session vocalist, dies of a heart attack at 64
  • 2018 Javed Abidi, Indian disability rights activist, director (NCPEDP), and founder of the Disability Rights Group, dies of a chest infection at 53
  • 2018 Davide Astori, Italian footballer (Milan), dies from cardiac arrest at 31

Luke Perry

2019 Luke Perry, American actor (Beverly Hills 90210, Riverdale), dies after a stroke at 52

Keith Flint

2019 Keith Flint, English singer, musician and dancer (Prodigy), found dead after committing suicide at 49

  • 2019 Juan Corona, Mexican born American serial killer, dies in prison at 85
  • 2019 King Kong Bundy [Christopher Pallies], American pro wrestler (WWF), dies at 61

Ted Lindsay

2019 Ted Lindsay, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame left wing (Art Ross Trophy 1950, NHL Players Association pioneer), dies at 93

  • 2020 Robert Shavlakadze, Georgian high jumper (Olympic gold high jump for Soviet Union 1960), dies at 86
  • 2021 Mark Pavelich, American NHL forward (Olympic gold 1980 'Miracle on Ice'; NY Rangers, Minnesota North Stars, San Jose Sharks), dies at 63
  • 2021 Chris Schultz, Canadian football offensive tackle (NFL Dallas Cowboys; CFL All Star 1987, 88; Toronto Argonauts) and sportscaster (The Sports Network), dies from a heart attack at 61
March 4 Highlights