On This Day

Deaths in Sport in April 2012

  • Apr 1 Giorgio Chinaglia, Italian soccer striker (14 caps; Lazio, NY Cosmos), dies from heart attack at 65
  • Apr 9 Mark Lenzi, American springboard diver (Olympic gold 1992), dies at 43
  • Apr 14 Émile Bouchard, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 92
  • Apr 15 Murray Rose, Australian Olympic gold winning swimmer, dies from leukemia at 73
  • Apr 15 Joan Tozzer, American figure skater, dies at 90
  • Apr 19 Valeri Vasiliev, Soviet ice hockey defenceman (2x Olympic gold, dies at 62
  • Apr 23 LeRoy T. Walker, American sports executive (first black president US Olympic Committee 1992-96), dies at 93
  • Apr 27 Bill Skowron, American MLB player, dies from lung cancer at 81