Deaths in History in April 2012

  • Apr 1 Miguel de la Madrid, Mexican President, dies from complications of pulmonary emphysema at 77
  • Apr 2 Elizabeth Catlett, American-born Mexican artist, dies at 96
  • Apr 5 Ferdinand A. Porsche, German car designer (Porsche 911), dies at 76
  • Apr 6 Fang Lizhi, Chinese astrophysicist/dissident, dies at 76
  • Apr 6 Bingu wa Mutharika, President of Malawi, dies from heart attack at 78
  • Apr 6 Thomas Kinkade, American artist, dies from acute intoxication at 54

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Apr 7 Mike Wallace [Myron], American media personality, dies at 93

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  • Apr 8 Jack Tramiel, Polish-American businessman, dies at 83
  • Apr 10 Raymond Aubrac, French Resistance Leader, dies at 97
  • Apr 11 Ahmed Ben Bella, First president of Algeria, dies at 93
  • Apr 16 Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller, Danish shipping Magnate, dies at 98
  • Apr 21 Charles Colson, Nixon adviser (Watergate), dies from a brain hemorrhage at 80
  • Apr 29 Shukri Ghanem, Libyan Prime Minister, dies at 69
  • Apr 29 Amarillo Slim, American professional poker player, dies at 83