Celebrity Deaths March 2012

Celebrity Deaths March 2012, In March we lost many beloved figures, including a veteran-turned-filmmaker and Olivia Newton John's first love. Click through to read about those who passed away.

Adrienne Rich
Died March 27 (b. 1929)

Poet Adrienne Rich was among the most acclaimed and influential writers of the feminist movement. She published two dozen volumes of poetry as well as non-fiction. Adrienne Rich + national book award, MacArthur Foundation" genius grant, American Academy of Poets Fellowship, celebrity deaths in March 2012, Adrienne Rich died from complications of rheumatoid arthritis, Adrienne Rich refused national medal of arts + The radical disparities of wealth and power . . .
Ron Erhardt
Died March 21 (b. 1931)

Ron Erhardt was on the coaching team of Bill Parcells for the champion New York Giants. Previously, Erhardt was the head coach of the New England Patriots and a winning athletic director. erhardt offensive coordinator super bowl, erhardt north dakota athletic director championships, erhardt 80 "home in boca raton" erhardt parcells linebackers coach 1980,
Mel Parnell
Died March 20 (b. 1922)

Mel Parnell was one of the best ever left-handed pitchers for the Boston Red Sox. He had a long career at Boston, as a player and a voice. mel parnell long cancer battle, parnell Fenway foul territory not wall,
Sanford McDonnell
Died March 19 (b. 1922)

Engineer Sanford N. McDonnell led the McDonnell Douglas Corp., which his uncle founded, into the future. McDonnell also led a famous youth organization. sanford mcdonnell complications pancreatic cancer stanford mcdonnell technician on the Manhattan project,
Margaret Whitlam
Died March 17 (b. 1919)

Margaret Whitlam was the trailblazing wife of former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam. She was an outspoken advocate, social worker and champion swimmer. Whitlam fall sydney hospital, +Margaret Whitlam Australia National Living Treasure,
Pierre Schoendoerffer
Died March 14 (b. 1928)

Filmmaker Pierre Schoendoerffer won the Academy Award for Documentary Feature for "The Anderson Platoon," which followed American soldiers in the Vietnam War. Schoendoerffer "no cause" hospital paris, Schoendoerffer Indochina War veteran prisoner
Karl Roy
Died March 13 (b. 1968)

Karl Roy was a progressive rocker from the Philippines. He led several rock bands, including P.O.T. and Kapatid. Karl Roy cardiac arrest pulmonary edema, Karl Roy tattoo piercings,
Michael Hossack
Died March 12 (b. 1946)

Michael Hossack played drums for The Doobie Brothers. He rejoined the band for benefit concerts in 1987 to great success. Michael Hossack cancer, Michael Hossack boy scout drum,
Ian Turpie
Died March 11 (b. 1943)

Ian Turpie was a familiar face on Australian TV. He hosted many game shows and acted for TV and film. ian turpie cancer, turpie olivia newton john,
Jean Giraud
Died March 10 (b. 1938)

Jean Giraud was an influential comics artist. He was known beyond genres and beyond his native country, especially for "Blueberry." Giraud long cancer battle, Giraud Alien Willow Tron "Fifth Element"
Bugs Henderson
Died March 8 (b. 1943)

Bugs Henderson was an iconic blues guitarist who played with Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Ted Nugent, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Muddy Waters. bugs henderson died complications from liver cancer,
Robert Sherman
Died March 5 (b. 1925)

Robert B. Sherman was half of the great Sherman Brothers songwriting team. "The Jungle Book" and "Mary Poppins" are among the brothers' filmography. sherman London "He went peacefully" "his dear heart", sherman brothers collaborative process london telephone,
Steve Bridges
Died March 3 (b. 1963)

Comedian Steve Bridges did uncanny impressions of everyone from Arnold Schwarzenegger to Homer Simpson. Steve Bridges natural causes found unresponsive unknown,
Ralph McQuarrie
Died March 3 (b. 1929)

Illustrator Ralph McQuarrie designed many sci-fi greats, including Darth Vader, Chewbacca and R2-D2 of "Star Wars.” He won an Academy Award for another classic. McQuarrie complications Parkinson’s disease,
Ronnie Montrose
Died March 3 (b. 1947)

Legendary guitarist Ronnie Montrose played with Van Morrison, Sammy Hagar, Herbie Hancock, Boz Scaggs, the Neville Brothers and the Edgar Winter Group. Montrose home Millbrae cancer old age, montrose band 1973,
Van Barfoot
Died March 2 (b. 1919)

U.S. Army Col. Van T. Barfoot received the military's highest decoration for his World War II service. His patriotism became national news in 2009. barfoot moved off alone upon the enemy line,
James Wilson
Died March 2 (b. 1931)

Social scientist James Q. Wilson was the "father of community policing." He co-authored the broken windows theory that revolutionized law enforcement. james wilson complications leukemia, wilson presidential medal of freedom bush,
Andrew Breitbart
Died March 1 (b. 1969)

Andrew Breitbart was a conservative activist who ran several influential websites, contributed to The Washington Times and researched for Arianna Huffington. Breitbart unexpectedly natural causes collapsed walking
Lucio Dalla
March 1 (b. 1943)

Lucio Dalla was a popular singer-songwriter and clarinetist who worked with Italian icons. He composed "Caruso," popularized by Luciano Pavarotti. lucio dalla heart attack hotel, dalla considered too experimental,
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