Deaths in March 2004
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The following is a list of notable deaths in March 2004.
Entries for each day are listed alphabetically by surname. A typical entry lists information in the following sequence:
- Name, age, country of citizenship at birth, subsequent country of citizenship (if applicable), reason for notability, cause of death (if known), and reference.
- Barbara Frawley, 68, Australian actress (Dot and the Kangaroo)..
- Riet van Grunsven, 85, member of the Dutch Resistance during World War II.
- Mian Ghulam Jilani, 91, Pakistan Army officer, died at his home in Fairfax, Virginia on 1 March 2004.
- Leon Katz (physicist), 94, Canadian physicist.
- Costas Montis, 90, Cypriot poet, novelist, and playwright, tuberculosis.
- Gilbert Plass, 83, Canadian physicist.
- Johnny Walker (DJ), 55, American radio personality, lung cancer.
- William J. Bouwsma, 80, American historian.
- Mercedes McCambridge, 85, American Academy Award winning actress.
- Marge Schott, 75, American primary owner of the Cincinnati Reds.
- Cecily Adams, 46, American actress.
- Susan Moller Okin, 57, New Zealand liberal feminist political philosopher.
- Muniswamy Rajgopal, 77, Indian Olympic field hockey player (gold medal winner in men's field hockey at the 1952 Summer Olympics).
- Drake Sather, 44, American Emmy nominated television writer (Dennis Miller Show, The Larry Sanders Show, Saturday Night Live, Zoolander).
- Luis Villalta, 35, Peruvian professional boxer.
- Meryle Fitzgerald, 79, American baseball player (AAGPBL).
- Jake Hancock, 75, British geologist.
- Arthur Kinsella, 86, New Zealand politician, Minister of Education (1963–1969).
- John McGeoch, 48, British guitarist (Magazine, Siouxsie and the Banshees and PiL).
- Claude Nougaro, 74, French songwriter and singer.
- George Pake, 79, American physicist and computer research executive, known for founding Xerox PARC.
- Sir Malcolm Pasley, 77, British literary scholar.
- Halina Perez, 22, Filipina actress.
- Stephen Sprouse, 50, American artist and fashion designer.
- Carlos Julio Arosemena Monroy, 84, Ecuadorian politician, President (1961–1963).
- Percy Browne, 80, British MP, jockey and farmer.
- Julito Collazo, 78, Cuban Master Percussionist.
- Stanisław Musiał, 65, Polish priest.
- Mike O'Callaghan, 74, American politician, Governor of Nevada (1971–1979).
- Eugene T. Booth, 91, American nuclear physicist.
- Frances Dee, 94, American actress.
- Ray Fernandez, 47, American professional wrestler best known as "Hercules Hernandez" or simply just "Hercules".
- Sir Alexander Glen, 91, Scottish explorer and businessman.
- Val Pinchbeck, 73, American NFL broadcasting executive.
- Alan Short, 83, American California legislator, co-author of the Short-Doyle Mental Health Act.
- John Henry Williams, 35, American controversial son of baseball great Ted Williams.
- Nicolae Cajal, 84, Romanian physician and politician.
- George Thompson, 78, British footballer.
- Paul Winfield, 62, American Emmy-winning actor.
- János Bognár, 89, Hungarian Olympic cyclist
- Sivaramakrishna Chandrasekhar, 73, Indian physicist.
- Keith Hopkins, 69, British ancient historian and sociologist.
- Robin Hunter, 74, British actor.
- Robert Pastorelli, 49, American actor on Murphy Brown.
- Muhammad Zaidan (aka Abu Abbas), 55, Palestinian nationalist, founder of Palestine Liberation Front.
- Rust Epique, 35, American songwriter and guitarist.
- Tony Lee, 69, British jazz pianist.
- Albert Mol, 87, Dutch author, dancer, cabaret performer, actor, TV personality.
- Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, 71, American composer, conductor and pianist, created sonatas, concertos and symphonies.
- Don Smith, 52, American professional basketball player (Philadelphia 76ers).
- Herbert Choy, 88, American federal judge.
- Jack Creley, 78, American-born Canadian actor.
- Robert D. Orr, 86, American politician, former Governor of Indiana.
- James Parrish, 35, American NFL player (San Francisco 49ers, Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Jets).
- Hansjörg Schlager, 74, German Olympic alpine skier (men's downhill and men's slalom at the 1972 Winter Olympics).
- Dave Schulthise, 47, American bass guitarist for the punk band The Dead Milkmen.
- David Shoenberg, 93, British physicist (solid-state electronics, magnetic resonance imaging, superconductivity).
- Philip Arthur Fisher, 96, American stock investor and author of Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits.
- Seymour Geisser, 74, American statistician, DNA-evidence expert.
- Adrian Ropes, 62, English television actor.
- J. Minos Simon, 82, American author, aviator and attorney.
- Edmund Sylvers, 47, American lead singer of The Sylvers, lung cancer.
- Finn Carling, 78, Norwegian author and playwright with cerebral palsy.
- Yvonne Cernota, 24, German bobsled driver, in training accident.
- Cid Corman, 79, Japan-based American poet and translator.
- Bates Lowry, 80, American art historian and museum director.
- Sylvi Saimo, 89, Finnish Olympic canoer (women's K-1 500 metre canoeing: 1948, 1952 gold medal winner).
- Sir William Wade, 86, British legal scholar.
- Sydney Carter, 88, British musician and poet.
- Chen Hansheng, 107, Chinese sociologist.
- Franz König, 98, Austrian cardinal.
- Dullah Omar, 69, South African cabinet minister.
- Alishan Bairamian, 89, Armenian-American intellectual, historian, and author.
- Siradiou Diallo, 67, Guinean journalist and politician, cardiac arrest.
- Martin Emond, 34, New Zealand cartoon illustrator and painter, suicide by hanging.
- Norb Hecker, 76, American football player.
- René Laloux, 74, French animator and film director, heart attack.
- John W. Seybold, 88, American pioneer in computer typesetting.
- Amparo Arrebato, 59, Colombian dancer.
- George Briggs, 93, British Anglican prelate, first Bishop of The Seychelles.
- Chuck Niles, 76, American Southern California jazz radio disc jockey, awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- Patrick Nuttgens, 74, British architect.
- William Pickering, 93, New Zealand engineer, head of Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
- Sir John Pople, 78, British theoretical chemist and Nobel Prize winner.
- J. Wayne Streilein, 68, American immunologist and eye tissue transplant researcher, known as "The Father of Modern Ocular Immunology".
- Brian Bianchini, 25, American fashion model.
- Kraft, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, 68, German prince.
- Shamseddin Seyed-Abbasi, 61, Iranian Olympic wrestler (bronze medal winner in men's freestyle featherweight wrestling at the 1968 Summer Olympics).
- Vilém Tauský, 94, Czech conductor and composer.
- Rachel Hudson, British domestic abuse victim, murdered.
- J.J. Jackson, 62, American radio and television personality, former MTV video jockey.
- Bernie Scherer, 91, American professional football player (University of Nebraska, Green Bay Packers, Pittsburgh Pirates).
- Gene Bearden, 83, American baseball player with the Cleveland Indians.
- Vytas Brenner, 57, Venezuelan musician, keyboardist and composer.
- Wallace Davenport, 78, American jazz trumpeter.
- Richard Marner, 82, Russian-born British actor.
- Harrison McCain, 76, Canadian businessman, founder of McCain Foods.
- Brian Maxwell, 51, Canadian long-distance runner and founder of PowerBar.
- Sir Horace Phillips, 86, British diplomat.
- Guillermo Rivas, 76, Mexican comedy actor.
- Mitchell Sharp, 92, Canadian Liberal cabinet minister (member of Parliament, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Finance).
- Ladislaus Simacek, 90, Austrian Olympic middle-distance runner (men's 3000 metres steeplechase at the 1936 Summer Olympics).
- Ted Walker, 69, British poet and dramatist.
- Scott Fraser, 33, Canadian professional racing driver.
- Charles Harold Haden II, 66, American jurist.
- Chosuke Ikariya, 72, Japanese comedian, actor and leader of comedic group The Drifters.
- Juliana, 94, Dutch Royal, former Queen of the Netherlands.
- Jean-François Ravelinghien, 56, French Olympic swimmer (men's 400 metre freestyle and men's 1500 metre freestyle at the 1968 Summer Olympics).
- Joakim Segedi, 99, Serbian-born Croatian Greek-Catholic hierarch, Auxiliary Bishop of Križevci (1963–1984)
- Pierre Sévigny, 86, Canadian member of Parliament (House of Commons representing Longueuil—Saint-Hubert, Quebec), known for Munsinger Affair.
- Sir Austin Pearce, 82, British industrialist, (British Aerospace).
- Mirwais Sadiq, Afghan politician, Civil Aviation Minister for Afghanistan.
- Robert Snyder, 88, American documentary filmmaker (winner of Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for The Titan: Story of Michelangelo).
- John C. West, 81, American politician and diplomat.
- John Bradley, 86, Canadian physician.
- Peter Jackson, 73, British rugby union player.
- David Oates, 77, British archaeologist.
- Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, 67, Palestinian spiritual leader and founder of Hamas.
- Rupert Hamer, 87, Australian politician, heart failure.
- Otto Kumm, 94, German divisional commander in the Waffen-SS during WWII.
- L. S. Stavrianos, 91, Greek-Canadian historian.
- Andrew Veniamin, 28, Australian criminal, shot.
- Chen Zhongwei, 74, Chinese surgeon.
- Dominic Agostino, 44, Canadian politician, Ontario Liberal MPP.
- Michael Garrison, 47, American ambient musician, liver failure.
- Fernando da Costa Novaes, 76, Brazilian ornithologist.
- Fred Sharaga, 94, American Olympic racewalker (men's 10 kilometres racewalk at the 1948 Summer Olympics).
- Jan Berry, 62, American musician, the 'Jan' of Jan and Dean.
- Sir David Griffin, 88, Australian lawyer, businessman and politician.
- Clayton Matthews, 85, American writer.
- Kristine Vetulani-Belfoure, 79, Polish teacher and writer, heart failure.
- Takeshi Kamo, 89, Japanese footballer.
- Bertrand de Montaudoin, 79, French Olympic modern pentathlete.
- J. Edward Roush, 83, American politician (U.S. Representative for Indiana's 5th congressional district and Indiana's 4th congressional district).
- Jan Sterling, 82, American actress (winner of Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress).
- Colin Sutton, 65, British police officer.
- Bob Cremins, 98, American baseball player (Boston Red Sox).
- Zhang Haoruo, 72, Chinese politician, Governor of Sichuan.
- Einar Magnussen, 72, Norwegian economist and politician.
- Robert Merle, 95, French author.
- Edward Piszek, 87, American industrialist and philanthropist, founded Mrs. Paul's food brand.
- John Sack, 74, American journalist and war correspondent (Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Yugoslavia and Afghanistan).
- Lionel Sackville-West, 6th Baron Sackville, 90, British stockbroker and aristocrat.
- Larry Trask, 59, American–born British linguist and expert on the Basques.
- Kenneth Edward Untener, American Roman Catholic perelate, Bishop of Saginaw.
- James Wapakhabulo, 59, Ugandan politician, foreign minister of Uganda.
- Percy Beames, 92, Australian sportsman and journalist.
- Lise de Baissac, 98, Mauritian-born British Special Operations Executive agent.
- Erich Hauser, 73, German sculptor.
- Art James, 74, American game show host and announcer.
- David Robinson, 75, Irish horticulturist.
- Adán Sánchez, 19, Mexican singer, car accident.
- Ljubiša Spajić, 78, Yugoslavian football player and manager.
- Sir Peter Ustinov, 82, British actor.
- Chen Yi-hsiung, Taiwanese failed assassin in the 3-19 shooting incident.
- Al Cuccinello, 89, American baseball player (New York Giants).
- Colin Smith, 69, English jazz trumpeter.
- Alistair Cooke, 95, British-born American BBC broadcaster and transatlantic commentator.
- Erick Friedman, 64, American concert violinist, violin professor at Yale University.
- Hubert Gregg, 89, English BBC broadcaster.
- Michael King, 58, New Zealand historian.
- "Barbara Frawley". IMDb. Retrieved December 13, 2017.
- Goldstein, Richard (March 3, 2004). "Marge Schott, Eccentric Owner of the Reds, Dies at 75". The New York Times. Retrieved February 10, 2019.
- Muniswamy Rajagopal, Sports-Reference / Olympic Sports. Retrieved 2019-02-06.
- "Drake Sather TV, film scribe". Variety. March 16, 2004. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
- "Meryle LeClaire". All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
- Markoff, John (March 11, 2004). "George Pake, Computer Pioneer, Dies at 79". The New York Times. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
- Norwich, William (March 5, 2004). "Stephen Sprouse, Design Pioneer, Dies at 50". The New York Times. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
- Sandomir, Richard (March 8, 2004). "Val Pinchbeck, 73, Former Head Of Broadcasting for the N.F.L." The New York Times. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
- "Professor Keith Hopkins". March 17, 2004. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved December 13, 2017.
- The Associated Press (March 10, 2004). "Robert Pastorelli, 49, Actor On 'Murphy Brown' TV Series". The New York Times. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
- Martin, Douglas (March 13, 2004). "Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, Versatile Musician, Dies at 71". The New York Times. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
- "Don Smith". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
- The Associated Press (March 12, 2004). "Robert D. Orr, 86, Governor Who Revamped Indiana Schools". The New York Times. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
- "James Parrish". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
- Hansjörg Schlager, Sports-Reference / Olympic Sports. Retrieved 2019-02-10.
- The Associated Press (March 13, 2004). "Dave Schulthise, 47, Dead Milkmen's Bassist". The New York Times. Retrieved February 10, 2019.
- Wright, Pearce (March 25, 2004). "David Shoenberg". The Guardian. Retrieved February 14, 2019.
- Sylvi Saimo, Sports-Reference / Olympic Sports. Retrieved 2019-02-09.
- Markoff, John (March 16, 2004). "John W. Seybold, 88, Innovator in Printing". The New York Times. Retrieved February 14, 2019.
- Landsberg, Mitchell (March 17, 2004). "Chuck Niles, 76; Voice of L.A.'s Jazz Radio". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
- Wilford, John Noble (March 17, 2004). "William H. Pickering, 93, Leader in Space Exploration, Dies". The New York Times. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
- Wright, Pearce (March 19, 2004). "Sir John Pople". The Guardian. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
- Pearce, Jeremy (March 20, 2004). "J. W. Streilein, 68, a Researcher On Eye Tissue Transplants, Dies". The New York Times. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
- Shamseddin Seyyed Abbasi, Sports-Reference / Olympic Sports. Retrieved 2019-02-14.
- "Bernie Scherer". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
- Berger, Ralph. "Gene Bearden". Society for American Baseball Research. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
- "The Hon. Mitchell William Sharp, P.C., C.C." Parliament of Canada. Retrieved February 14, 2019.
- Ladislaus Simacek, Sports-Reference / Olympic Sports. Retrieved 2019-02-15.
- Jean-François Ravelinghien ‹See Tfd›(in French) French Swimming Federation. Retrieved 2019-02-06.
- "The Hon. Joseph Pierre Albert Sévigny, P.C., O.C., C.D., V.M." Parliament of Canada. Retrieved February 14, 2019.
- Cowe, Roger (April 19, 2004). "Sir Austin Pearce". The Guardian. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
- "Robert Snyder, 88; Documentarian". Los Angeles Times. March 22, 2004. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
- Fred Sharaga, Sports-Reference / Olympic Sports. Retrieved 2019-02-14.
- "ROUSH, John Edward, (1920 - 2004)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
- Malnic, Eric (March 27, 2004). "Jan Sterling, 82; Won Golden Globe for 'The High and the Mighty'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
- Nowlin, Bill. "Bob Cremins". Society for American Baseball Research. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
- Martin, Douglas (March 30, 2004). "Edward J. Piszek, 87, Dies; Founded Mrs. Paul's Brand". The New York Times. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
- Lehmann-Haupt, Christopher (March 31, 2004). "John Sack, 74, Correspondent Who Reported From Battlefields". The New York Times. Retrieved February 8, 2019.
- "Al Cuccinello". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 3, 2019.