- Deaths in March 2006
The following is a list of notable deaths in March 2006.
- George L. Brown, 79, former Lieutenant Governor of Colorado, first Black lieutenant governor in the US  
- Angela Devi, 30, Indian-American big-bust model and performer, suicide by asphyxiation  
- Olive McKean, 90, Silver medalist at the 1936 Berlin Olympics in swimming, swimming coach to Don Schollander and others. 
- Jackie McLean, 73, jazz saxophonist 
- Candice Rialson, 54, actress, liver disease. 
- 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 
- John McGahern, 71, Irish novelist and playwright, cancer. 
- Gloria Monty, 84, executive producer of the soap opera General Hospital, cancer. 
- Kathleen Pflueger, 90, American collector of porcelain. 
- 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"), long time 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 
- Jacqueline Roumeguere, 78, South African-born French anthropologist. 
- Bob Veith, 81, former Indianapolis 500 racing driver. 
- 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.
- 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 
- Pawel 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.
- Angelo d'Arrigo, 44, Italian aviator, air crash. 
- Dr. William A. Barnes, 94, American surgeon, co-inventor of the Barnes-Redo button, a feeding tube device. 
- Anil Biswas (politician), 61, Indian politician, cerebral hemorrhage .
- David Cunliffe-Lister, 2nd Earl of Swinton, 69, British peer, politician & magistrate. 
- Paul Dana, 30, IRL Indy car driver, multiple trauma injuries sustained in accident. 
- Alain Danet, 74, head of Paris' Olympic Games bid, IOC honorary member and ex field hockey player. 
- Ayako Koshino, 92, Japanese fashion designer, mother of Michiko Koshino 
- Manar Maged, 1, Egyptian girl born with two heads, brain infection .
- Ariclê Perez, 62, Brazilian actress. 
- Prince Abdul Rahman Al-Sudairy, 89, uncle of King Fahd of Saudi Arabia, former governor of Al-Jouf 
- Nikki Sudden, 49, British musician, punk-blues icon, and co-founder of Swell Maps. 
- Erma Ora James Byrd, 88, Wife of US Senator Robert Byrd. 
- 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)  
- Stephen Charles Gleason, 59, Iowa public health director and health care advisor to U.S. President Bill Clinton 
- Danilo Lazović, 56, Serbian actor, heart attack. 
- Doris Muscatine, 80, travel and food author and writer, complications from a fall 
- Buck Owens, 76, American country music star, heart attack. 
- Alfredo Silipigni, 72, longtime conductor of the New Jersey State Opera 
- Mansfield Sprague, 95, Eisenhower administration official.
- Tom Toelle, 74, German TV director.
- 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 from 1971–1977 and United States Representative from 1969 - 1971. 
- Dr. Jaroslava Moserova, 76, Czech senator, ambassador, presidential candidate, doctor, and translator. 
- Lynne Perrie, 74, English actress (Coronation Street, Kes), stroke. 
- Norman Pounds, 94, British historian and author.
- Carl Seiberlich, 82, retired Rear Admiral of US Navy 
- Lin Yud, 49, child trafficker executed by gunshot in Fujian, China. 
- 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 
- René-Philippe Dawant, 64, Belgian journalist, heart attack. 
- Desmond Doss, 87, Medal of Honor recipient and conscientious objector. 
- Gerry "Tex" Ehman, 73, Canadian-born retired NHL player and executive, lung cancer. 
- Edythe Gaines, 83, executive director of the New York City Board of Education's Office of Educational Planning and Support 
- 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. 
- Rolf Myller, 79, German born architect and writer of children's and puzzle books. 
- 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. 
- 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. 
- DJ Swing, 39, MOBO award winning British DJ. 
- Matt Kennedy, 101, Coney Island booster 
- Eugene Landy, 71, American psychologist, famous for treating Brian Wilson, lung cancer 
- Britt Lomond, 80, American actor (Zorro), fencer, and World War II veteran.
- Giuseppe Longoni, 63, Italian footballer, neuronic cerebral illness. 
- Gergely András Molnár, 108, the last Hungarian veteran of the First World War 
- Brian Parkyn, 82, British Labour MP for Bedford 1966-70 .
- Robert Salazar, Jr., 27, American convicted murderer, executed in Texas. 
- Stig Wennerström, 99, Swedish Air Force Colonel convicted of spying for the USSR.  
- Lord Ackner, 85, British 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. 
- Bert Isaac, 83, Welsh painter.
- Philip B. Kundhardt Jr., 78, Life Magazine managing editor, documentary producer, writer 
- Doris Jones, 92, African-American ballet dancer, co-founder of the Jones-Haywood School of Ballet. 
- Bernard Lacoste, 74, French clothing magnate of Lacoste, unspecified illness. 
- Leslie MacMitchell, 85, American runner, James E. Sullivan Award winner 
- Bhrigu Kumar Phukan, 49, India politician 
- Gene Scott, 68, American tennis player and publisher of Tennis Week. 
- Dick Addis, 74, former South Bend, Indiana news weatherman and longtime WNDU-TV personality, natural causes 
- 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 
- Kevin Payne, 34, professional boxer, injuries sustained during fight. 
- Channing Pollock, 79, magician, complications of cancer.
- Dr. Richard Root, 68, American epidemiologist, crocodile attack. 
- Michael Attwell, 63, British actor. 
- Bill Beutel, 75, WABC-TV anchorman, Alzheimer's disease. 
- Nelson Dantas, 78, Brazilian actor, lung cancer. 
- Fernando Gil, 69, Portuguese philosopher and college professor, unknown illness. 
- Anatoliy Puzach, 65, former Soviet World Cup footballer & title-winning coach for Dynamo Kiev
- Sir Wallace Rae, 92, Queensland (Australia) politician 
- Stella Snead, 96, British surrealist painter 
- Drexel Sprecher, 92, American prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials. 
- Belle Zeck, 87, American lawyer, US Treasury Lawyer 1942-1948, Nuremberg prosecutor 
- Yuan Baojing, 39 or 40, Chinese multi-millionaire, executed by lethal injection for ordering a contract killing.
- Lumumba Carson, 49, American hip-hop emcee (as Professor X of X-Clan) and political activist-leader of the Blackwatch movement, spinal meningitis.  
- Oleg Cassini, 92, 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. 
- Marc Moret, 82, Swiss pharmaceutical executive, honorary chairman of Novartis.   de:Marc Moret
- Eric Ottens, 23, College basketball player for Evansville, automobile accident. 
- Bob Papenbrook, 50, Los Angeles voice actor, lung complications. 
- Jonathan Delisle, 28, AHL and NHL 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. 
- Coen Ooft, 85, Surinam politician and jurist.
- Archbishop Romeo Panciroli, 82, Italian Catholic Archbishop, former Director of the Vatican Press Office.  
- Stephen Procuniar, 60, American artist 
- Moira Redmond, 77, English actress, heart attack. 
- Jade Snow Wong, 84, Chinese author and ceramicist, natural causes.
- Ken Brewer, 64, Poet Laureate of Utah, pancreatic cancer. 
- Estelle Busch, 91, American actress, helped establish equity-waiver theatres. 
- Humphrey (exact date unknown), 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) 
- George Rallis, 87, former Prime Minister of Greece, 1980–81, heart failure. 
- Mark Southern, 45, professor of linguistics, Middlebury College
- Red Storey, 88, former CFL player and NHL referee. 
- 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 AHL hockey player and World War II veteran. 
- Herb Tobman, 81, former president of the Stardust Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip 
- 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. 
- Tara Rose McAvoy, 18, reigning Miss Deaf Texas, killed by train while walking on tracks.  
- Charles Newman (author), 67, American novelist and founding editor of TriQuarterly. 
- Dr. James Schwartz, 73, Columbia University neurobiologist .
- Maureen Stapleton, 80, American actress, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
- Oscar Stiegler, 102, expert on repair, inspection and construction of naval vessels. 
- Peter Tomarken, 63, American game show host (Press Your Luck), plane crash. 
- Nick Barone, 79, American heavyweight and light heavyweight boxer 
- Joseph Bova, 81, American actor (Once Upon a Mattress) 
- Jurij Brězan, 89, Sorbian-German writer.
- Massimo Della Pergola, 93, Italian journalist who founded Sisal, Totocalcio, and Totip. 
- 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.
- Jean Cuq, 78, French general. Former chief of Staff of the FINUL.
- John Falotico, 82, NYPD detective who arrested David Berkowitz. 
- General 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.
- Kim Hyung-gon, 48, Korean comedian, heart attack. 
- Slobodan Milošević, 64, former President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia standing trial for war crimes, heart attack.  
- Glenn Olds, 85, president of Kent State University (1971–1977) 
- Andrall Pearson, 80, former president of PepsiCo. 
- Jesús Rollán, 37, Spanish former water polo goalkeeper, suicide. 
- Lindsay Shonteff, 70, British horror film director of the 1960s. 
- Charles M. Tanner, age?, founder of Covenant Players, declining health following massive stroke. 
- Lara Heymann, 18, German professional martial artist and freerunner.
- Craig Huebing, 77, American actor (General Hospital) 
- Mary MacIsaac, 112, Saskatchewan's oldest person.
- Alberto Migré, 74, Argentine TV screenwriter and producer, heart attack. 
- Hans Oberndorfer, 80, German astronomer and author, cancer.
- Dominic Baranello, 83, Democratic leader in New York State. 
- 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. 
- Colin Ingleby-Mackenzie, 72, English cricketer and insurance executive, brain tumor. 
- Anna Moffo, 73 or 75, American singer and operatic soprano, stroke following decade long battle with breast cancer 
- Nena O'Neill, 82, American writer, co-author of Open Marriage: A New Life Style for Couples (1972) 
- 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 
- Sir Brian Barratt-Boyes, 82, pioneering New Zealand cardiologist, complications during heart valve replacement. 
- Dr. Lawrence Brass, 49, Yale University neurologist 
- 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. , , 
- John T. Kramer, 68, American legal scholar. 
- George Sassoon, 69, scientist, author and radio amateur, cancer. 
- Floyd Gass, 79, American college football coach (Oklahoma State University). 
- Howard Jackson, 54, American martial artist, leukemia. 
- John Junkin, 76, British actor, lung cancer. 
- Norman Leonard, 92, American lawyer for left-wing causes 
- 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. 
- Jesse "Guitar" Taylor, 55, blues guitarist. 
- Ali Farka Touré, 66, Malian musician, cancer. 
- Anne Braden, 81, American civil rights activist. 
- Lily Dumont, 94, Classical concert pianist 
- King Floyd, 61, American Soul singer. 
- Mubdar Hatim al-Dulaimi, 55, Major General in the Iraqi Army, shot by a sniper. 
- Margaret Muse, 91, American stage and film actress. 
- Mortimo Planno, 85, Rastafarian philosopher. 
- Kirby Puckett, 45, Hall of Fame MLB player for the Minnesota Twins, stroke complications. 
- Dana Reeve, 45, activist, widow of Christopher Reeve, lung cancer. 
- Hans-Dieter Söling, 76, German biochemist. 
- 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. 
- Abou Yacoubou, 54, Director of Political Affairs of the Economic Community of West African States. 
- Francis Zimbeaux, 93, French-born American landscape artist. 
- Milan Babić, 50, former leader of the Republic of Serbian Krajina who pleaded guilty to war crimes, suicide. 
- Reba Hancock, 72, sister of Johnny Cash. 
- Richard Kuklinski, 70, American mafia hitman, natural causes. 
- Josh Rehm, 27, American Grand-Am racing driver, car accident. 
- John Sandusky, 80, former NFL player and assistant coach, complications from internal bleeding. 
- Rodney Strong, 78, American ballet dancer and vintner. 
- Caleb Foote, 88, Boalt School of Law Professor, pacifist activist 
- John Reynolds Gardiner, 61, American children's author, pancreatitis 
- Roman Ogaza, 54, Polish football player. 
- David Rose, 95, American courtroom artist. 
- Edgar Valter, 76, Estonian children's book illustrator and cartoonist. 
- 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. 
- Lily Lambert McCarthy, 91, an American millionairess and collector of Nelsonia, decorated by the British for her war work, and also a generous benefactress of museums and libraries in England and the United States.  
- Richard VanderVeen, 83, former Democratic United States Representative from Michigan (1973 — 1977), prostate cancer. 
- Madeleine Cosman, 68, American scholar of medieval Europe 
- Robert Dryfoos, 63, former New York City Councilman. 
- Leopold Gratz, 75, Austrian politician, former Mayor of Vienna. 
- Bill Hays, 67, British director of stage and television. 
- Valter Heuer, 77, Estonian chess champion and chess historian. 
- Marion Higgins (supercentenarian), 112, California's oldest person. 
- Phyllis Huffman, 61, award-winning casting director. 
- Willie Kent, 70, blues bassist, cancer. 
- Tommaso Onofri, 1, kidnapped toddler, murdered .
- Harold Ostroff, 82, builder of nonprofit cooperative housing complexes in New York City. 
- Sylvia Schofield, 89, British newspaper columnist, novelist, WWII spy
- Garrett Scott, 37, American documentary filmmaker (Occupation: Dreamland), cardiac arrest.  
- Peter Snow, ?, 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. 
- Laura Allen Williams Edwards, 48, Garland, Texas Massage Therapist.
- Annette von Aretin, 85, German TV personality.
- 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. 
- Mack Easley, 89, former Democratic lieutenant governor of New Mexico (1963 — 1966). 
- Alexander Fol, 72, Bulgarian historian of ancient Greece, former Minister of Education. 
- Joseph H. Gardner, 78, American real estate developer. 
- O. Milton Gossett, 80, American advertising executive, former CEO Saatchi & Saatchi Compton Worldwide 
- Edith "Judy" Ingamells, 112, oldest Briton. 
- Johnny Jackson, 54, former drummer for The Jackson 5, stabbing. 
- Anna De Lisle Wells, 23, top amateur jockey, suicide by hanging. 
- Peter Osgood, 59, former English footballer, heart attack. 
- John Parkinson, 99, President of the Belfast Titanic Society, former Harland and Wolff shipyard worker, witnessed departure of the RMS Titanic as a child. 
- Pierre Pasquini, 85, former French Minister of Veterans and War Victims. 
- Jan Raniecki, 70, chairman of Polonia Warszawa. 
- Gilbert Steiner, 81, Brookings Institute scholar. 
- Jenny Tamburi, 53, Italian actress 1970s B-movies and casting director TV-series. 
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