Deaths in March 2006
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The following is a list of notable deaths in March 2006.
- Annette von Aretin, 85, German TV personality. (German)
- Joëlle Aubron, 46, French member of Action Directe, lung cancer.
- Harry Browne, 72, American libertarian writer and presidential candidate for the United States Libertarian Party, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
- Ronald Anthony Cross, 68, American science fiction writer.
- Mack Easley, 89, former Democratic lieutenant governor of New Mexico (1963 — 1966).
- Alexander Fol, 72, Bulgarian historian of ancient Greece, former Minister of Education.
- O. Milton Gossett, 80, American advertising executive, former CEO Saatchi & Saatchi Compton Worldwide
- Edith "Judy" Ingamells, 112, British supercentenarian, oldest Briton.
- Johnny Jackson, 54, former drummer for The Jackson 5, stabbing.
- Peter Osgood, 59, former English footballer, heart attack.
- Jenny Tamburi, 53, Italian actress 1970s B-movies and casting director TV-series.
- Madeleine Cosman, 68, American scholar of medieval Europe
- Leopold Gratz, 75, Austrian politician, former Mayor of Vienna.
- Marion Higgins, 112, California's oldest person.
- Phyllis Huffman, 61, award-winning casting director.
- Willie Kent, 70, blues bassist, cancer.
- Peter Snow, c. 70, New Zealand doctor who discovered "Tapanui flu" (chronic fatigue syndrome).
- Rachel Mellon Walton, 107, American philanthropist.
- Jack Wild, 53, British actor (Oliver!, H. R. Pufnstuf), oral cancer.
- Ivor Cutler, 83, humorist, author, singer, and poet.
- William Herskovic, 91, escapee from Auschwitz during World War II, cancer.
- Charlie Hodge, 71, guitarist and backup singer for Elvis Presley and Graceland resident, lung cancer.
- Richard Vander Veen, 83, former Democratic United States Representative from Michigan (1973–1977), prostate cancer.
- John Reynolds Gardiner, 61, American children's author, pancreatitis
- Roman Ogaza, 54, Polish football player.
- Edgar Valter, 76, Estonian children's book illustrator and cartoonist.
- Milan Babić, 50, former leader of the Republic of Serbian Krajina who pleaded guilty to war crimes, suicide.
- Richard Kuklinski, 70, American mafia hitman, natural causes.
- John Joseph Paul, 89, American Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of La Crosse (1983–1994).
- John Sandusky, 80, former NFL player and assistant coach, complications from internal bleeding.
- Anne Braden, 81, American civil rights activist.
- King Floyd, 61, American soul singer.
- Mubdar Hatim al-Dulaimi, 55, Major General in the Iraqi Army, shot by a sniper.
- Mortimo Planno, 85, Rastafarian philosopher.
- Kirby Puckett, 45, American baseball player (Minnesota Twins) and member of the MLB Hall of Fame, stroke complications.
- Dana Reeve, 45, activist, widow of Christopher Reeve, lung cancer.
- Simon Ungers, 49, New York-based German architect and artist.
- Ruth Weiss, 97, (also: Wèi Lùshī 魏璐诗) Austrian-Chinese journalist and member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.
- Floyd Gass, 79, American college football coach (Oklahoma State University).
- Howard Jackson, 54, American martial artist, leukemia.
- John Junkin, 76, British actor, lung cancer.
- Ludwik Margules, 72, Mexican theatre director, cancer.
- John Joseph McFall, 88, former Democratic United States Representative from California (1956–1978).
- Gordon Parks, 93, photographer, film director (Shaft), cancer.
- Ali Farka Touré, 66, Malian musician, cancer.
- Sir Brian Barratt-Boyes, 82, pioneering New Zealand cardiologist, complications during heart valve replacement.
- Dr. Joseph Burchenal, 93, American oncologist, worked on leukemia treatments
- Teresa Ciepły, 69, Polish athlete, 1964 Olympic track champion.
- Giordano Cottur, 91, Italian Giro d'Italia-Champion. , ,
- George Sassoon, 69, scientist, author and radio amateur, cancer.
- Hanka Bielicka, 90, Polish singer and actress.
- Dennis Brookes, 90, English cricketer.
- Péter Halász, 62, Hungarian theatre director, actor, and writer, liver cancer.
- Doug Hamilton, 43, general manager for the Los Angeles Galaxy soccer team, heart attack aboard aircraft.
- Steve Henderson, American role-playing game designer.
- Colin Ingleby-Mackenzie, 72, English cricketer and insurance executive, brain tumour.
- Anna Moffo, 73 or 75, American singer and operatic soprano, stroke following decade long battle with breast cancer.
- John Profumo, 91, British politician, complications following a stroke.
- Harry Seidler, 82, leading Australian architect of the Modernism movement.
- John Wilde, 86, American surrealist painter.
- Alberto Migré, 74, Argentine TV screenwriter and producer, heart attack.
- Ronald H. Nash, 69, American philosopher.
- Sir Anthony Farrar-Hockley, 81, British soldier and military historian.
- Bernie "Boom Boom" Geoffrion, 75, NHL player with the Montreal Canadiens and New York Rangers, stomach cancer.
- Pauline Gregg, 96, author, historian and biographer.
- Slobodan Milošević, 64, former President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia standing trial for war crimes, heart attack.
- Jesús Rollán, 37, Spanish former water polo goalkeeper, suicide.
- Lindsay Shonteff, 70, British horror film director of the 1960s.
- Charles M. Tanner, age 85, founder of Covenant Players, declining health following massive stroke.
- Nick Barone, 79, American heavyweight and light heavyweight boxer
- Joseph Bova, 81, American actor (Once Upon a Mattress)
- Jurij Brězan, 89, Sorbian-German writer.
- István Gyulai, 62, Hungarian journalist, General Secretary of the IAAF.
- Jonatan Johansson, 26, Swedish snowboarder, accident during training.
- Victor Sokolov, 59, dissident ex-Soviet journalist, and Orthodox priest, lung cancer.
- Robert C. Baker, 84, American agricultural scientist, developed chicken products and processes.
- Roy Clarke, 80, footballer for Manchester City & Wales.
- Jimmy Johnstone, 61, Scottish football player, voted Celtic's best ever, motor neurone disease.
- Charles Newman (author), 67, American novelist and founding editor of TriQuarterly.
- Paul Pineau, 82, French cyclist.
- Maureen Stapleton, 80, American actress (Plaza Suite, Cocoon), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
- Peter Tomarken, 63, American game show host (Press Your Luck), plane crash.
- E. S. Anderson, 94, British microbiologist
- Ann Calvello, 76, roller derby player, liver cancer.
- Hamish Gray, Baron Gray of Contin, 78, former British Conservative government minister.
- Lennart Meri, 76, former President of Estonia.
- Art Michaluk, 82, former American Hockey League hockey player and World War II veteran.
- Ken Brewer, 64, Poet Laureate of Utah, pancreatic cancer.
- Humphrey, c. 17, Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office, (1989–1997).
- René Lasserre, 93, Paris restaurateur.
- George Mackey, 90, formerly Landon T. Clay Professor of mathematics, Harvard University.
- Charles Newman, 67, American novelist (White Jazz, The Promisekeeper: A Tephramancy) and editor (TriQuarterly)
- Georgios Rallis, 87, former Prime Minister of Greece (1980–1981), heart failure.
- Mark Southern, 45, professor of linguistics, Middlebury College
- Red Storey, 88, former Canadian Football League player and NHL referee.
- Jonathan Delisle, 28, American Hockey League and National Hockey League hockey player, automobile accident.
- David Feintuch, 61, American science fiction author, following cardiac trouble.
- Paul Flaherty, 42, web indexing pioneer , heart attack
- James Hill, 95, legendary British soldier who commanded the Canadian paratroopers who dropped into France on D-Day, natural causes
- K. Leroy Irvis, 86, Speaker of Pennsylvania House of Representatives (first African-American Speaker in any U.S. state government), cancer.
- Moira Redmond, 77, English actress, heart attack.
- Jade Snow Wong, 84, Chinese author and ceramicist, natural causes.
- Yuan Baojing, 39 or 40, Chinese multi-millionaire, executed by lethal injection for ordering a contract killing.
- Oleg Cassini, 92, American fashion designer.
- Narvin Kimball, 97, American banjo player, founding member of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the Gentlemen of Jazz.
- Ray Meyer, 92, former DePaul basketball coach and member of the Basketball Hall of Fame, natural causes.
- G. William Miller, 81, United States Secretary of Treasury from 1979 - 1981 under Jimmy Carter, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
- Patrick Moody, 39, American convicted murderer, executed in North Carolina.
- Bob Papenbrook, 50, Los Angeles voice actor, lung complications.
- Michael Attwell, 63, British actor.
- Bill Beutel, 75, WABC-TV anchorman, Alzheimer's disease.
- Nelson Dantas, 78, Brazilian actor, lung cancer.
- Anatoliy Puzach, 65, former Soviet World Cup footballer & title-winning coach for Dynamo Kiev
- Sir Wallace Rae, 92, Queensland (Australia) politician
- Mohammad Ali, 78, Pakistani actor, cardiac arrest.
- Anselmo Colzani, 87, Italian operatic baritone.
- Nicholas R. Cozzarelli, 67, molecular and cell biologist, science journal editor, Burkitt's lymphoma.
- Leon Daniel, 74, American correspondent and editor for United Press International.
- Channing Pollock, 79, magician, complications of cancer.
- Dr. Richard Root, 68, American epidemiologist, crocodile attack.
- John Wyatt, 81, British writer and ranger.
- Desmond Ackner, Baron Ackner, 85, British jurist, Lord of Appeal.
- Bob Delegall, 60, American actor and director, prostate cancer.
- Margaret Ewing, 60, Scottish nationalist politician, breast cancer.
- James O. Freedman, 70, former president of Dartmouth College and the University of Iowa, non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
- Bernard Lacoste, 74, French clothing magnate of Lacoste, unspecified illness.
- Leslie MacMitchell, 85, American runner, James E. Sullivan Award winner.
- Richard Usborne, 95, British author and journalist.
- Ria Beckers, 67, former political leader of the Dutch political parties Politieke Partij Radicalen and GroenLinks.
- James Chikerema, 80, Zimbabwean nationalist, co-founder of ZAPU and government co-minister in the internal settlement government of Rhodesia.
- Pierre Clostermann, 85, World War II French flying ace.
- Eugene Landy, 71, American psychologist, famous for treating Brian Wilson, lung cancer
- Britt Lomond, 80, American actor (Zorro), fencer, and World War II veteran.
- Gergely András Molnár, 108, the last Hungarian veteran of the First World War
- Brian Parkyn, 82, British Labour MP for Bedford (1966–1970) .
- Stig Wennerström, 99, Swedish Air Force Colonel convicted of spying for the USSR.
- Adwaita, 255 (approximate age), tortoise claimant for world's oldest animal, reputedly a former pet of General Clive, liver failure.
- David B. Bleak, 74, Medal of Honor recipient in the Korean War.
- Sarah Caldwell, 82, longtime conductor of the Opera Company of Boston
- Desmond Doss, 87, Medal of Honor recipient and conscientious objector.
- Gerry "Tex" Ehman, 73, Canadian-born retired NHL player and executive, lung cancer.
- John W. Griffin, 78, perennial candidate in Ohio and member of the Ohio State Board of Education.
- Eloy de la Iglesia, 62, Spanish film director. .
- Pío Leyva, 88, Cuban musician (Buena Vista Social Club), heart attack.
- Peter Shand Kydd, 80, English wallpaper heir and stepfather of Diana, Princess of Wales.
- Cindy Walker, 87, American country-western songwriter, (Dream Baby) for Roy Orbison et al.
- Jörg Bastuck, 36, German rally car co-driver, accident during the 2006 Rally Catalunya.
- John Glenn Beall, Jr., 78, former Republican United States Senator from Maryland (1971–1977) and United States Representative (1969–1971).
- Dr. Jaroslava Moserová, 76, Czech senator, ambassador, presidential candidate, doctor, and translator.
- Lynne Perrie, 74, English actress (Coronation Street, Kes), stroke.
- Bob Carlos Clarke, 55, Irish photographer, suicide.
- Rocío Dúrcal, 61, Spanish singer and actress, uterine cancer.
- Richard Fleischer, 89, American film director (Tora! Tora! Tora!, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Soylent Green)
- Danilo Lazović, 56, Serbian actor, heart attack.
- Buck Owens, 76, American country music star (Hee Haw), heart attack.
- Alfredo Silipigni, 72, longtime conductor of the New Jersey State Opera, complications of pneumonia
- Angelo d'Arrigo, 44, Italian aviator, air crash.
- Anil Biswas (politician), 61, Indian politician, cerebral hemorrhage .
- David Cunliffe-Lister, 2nd Earl of Swinton, 69, British peer, politician & magistrate.
- Paul Dana, 30, Indy Racing League driver, multiple trauma injuries sustained in accident.
- Manar Maged, 1, Egyptian girl born with two heads, brain infection .
- Nikki Sudden, 49, British musician, punk-blues icon, and co-founder of Swell Maps.
- Al Alquist, 97, former California state senator
- Wayne Boden, 58, Canadian serial killer and rapist, of natural causes after a lengthy illness
- Dan Curtis, 77, American television producer (Dark Shadows, The Winds of War).
- Ian Hamilton Finlay, 80, Scottish artist.
- Ken Kaess, 51, American advertising executive, CEO of DDB Worldwide, cancer
- Stanisław Lem, 84, Polish science fiction writer, heart failure.
- Ruari McLean, 88, British typographer
- Lyn Nofziger, 81, press secretary for Ronald Reagan
- Paweł Parniak, 116?, Polish supercentenarian, oldest person in Poland and WWI veteran.
- Ron Schipper, 77, College Football Hall of Fame Coach
- Bernard Siegan, 81, Ronald Reagan Federal Appellate Court nominee
- Dr. Rudolf Vrba, 82, Canadian pharmacologist, Auschwitz escapee and contributor to the Auschwitz Protocol, cancer.
- Peter Wells, 58, guitarist from Australian rock outfit Rose Tattoo, prostate cancer.
- Neil Williams, 43, international Test cricketer for England.
- Wanderley Magalhães Azevedo, 39, Brazilian cyclist.
- Jerry Brudos, 67, imprisoned U.S. serial killer, natural causes
- Carlos Cat, 75, Uruguayan Minister of Labour (1990–1991) and of Transport (2000–2002).
- Pro Hart, 77, Australian outback painter, motor neurone disease
- Bansi Lal, 78, Haryana's four time chief minister, and defence minister of India during Indian Emergency (1975–77). ,
- Charles Schepens, 94, American ophthalmologist known as "the father of retinal surgery" and a Nazi resistance movement leader
- Caspar Weinberger, 88, U.S. Secretary of Defense 1981-1987 under Reagan; Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare 1973-1975 under Nixon and Ford.
- Don Alias, 66, American jazz percussionist.
- Eric Budd, 84, English administrator, the General Secretary (1987–2000) and Vice-Chairman of the Cricket Society (2000–2001)
- Salvador Elizondo, 73, Mexican writer and member of the Mexican Academy of the Language, of cancer.
- Henry Farrell, 85, American author and screenwriter (What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte).
- Penny Jay, 80, American country singer/songwriter ("Don't Let Me Cross Over", "Just Over the Line"), longtime companion of William Little guitarist (Even Keel) of California, USA.
- Gretchen Rau, 66, set decorator, winner of 2005 Academy Award for Best Art Direction for Memoirs of a Geisha from a brain tumor
- Bob Veith, 81, former Indianapolis 500 racing driver.
- Red Hickey, 89, NFL coach of the San Francisco 49ers, inventor of shotgun formation, natural causes.
- Philip Hyde, 84, American wildlife photographer
- Manohar Shyam Joshi, 73, Indian Hindi novelist and soap opera writer
- Harry Krantz, 86, Australian trade union official.
- John McGahern, 71, Irish novelist and playwright, cancer.
- Gloria Monty, 84, executive producer of the soap opera General Hospital, cancer.
- George L. Brown, 79, former Lieutenant Governor of Colorado, first black lieutenant governor in the US.
- Jackie McLean, 73, jazz saxophonist.
- Candice Rialson, 54, actress, liver disease.