Celebrity Deaths "April 2012"

Celebrity Deaths "April 2012" In April we lost many beloved figures, including “America’s Oldest Teenager” and an Australian rock flutist. Click through to read about those who passed away.
Charles Colson
Died April 21 (b. 1931)
Charles Colson was a lawyer for President Richard Nixon and had an interesting nickname. He had a famous rebirth and then a prolific career. colson complications from brain hemorrhage, colson salvation army templeton prize,
Chief Jay Strongbow
Died April 3 (b. 1928)
Wrestler “Chief Jay Strongbow” won championships in the ring and often went on the warpath. Chief Jay Strongbow National Wrestling Alliance several championships, Chief Jay Strongbow “on the warpath”, Chief Jay Strongbow fall hospitalized never recovered, Joe Scarpa nickname Joltin’ Joe,
Chris Ethridge
Died April 23 (b. 1947)
Bass guitarist Chris Ethridge was a founder of the legendary Flying Burrito Brothers. He was also in the lesser-known band of Gram Parsons (watch videos), the International Submarine Band. chris ethridge hospital pancreatic cancer, Chris Ethridge Judy Collins Leon Russell Linda Ronstadt Byrds Jackson Browne Willie Nelson,
Claude Miller
Died April 4 (b. 1942)
Claude Miller was a French filmmaker known for daring films. He won the Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize for “La classe de neige.” claude miller death after long illness, claude miller cannes tribute may 27,
Dick Clark
Died April 18 (b. 1929)
Dick Clark (see photos) was an iconic TV and radio host. His “American Bandstand” brought rock ‘n’ roll to the masses and normalized desegregation. clark american bandstand legitimizing rock and roll, clark american bandstand desegregated, clark heart attack surgery, clark new year’s rockin’ eve 1972,
Dwayne Schintzius
Died April 15 (b. 1968)
Dwayne Schintzius was a starting player in the NBA who was also known for his role in “Eddie” and his hairstyle. dwayne schintzius 217 games starter, Schintzius leukemia complications, schintzius only player to amass more than 1,000 points, 800 rebounds, 250 assists and 250 blocks,
Fang Lizhi
Died April 6 (b. 1936)
Fang Lizhi was an activist and high scholar who inspired distinct liberal movements in China. lizhi pro-democracy student Tiananmen Square protests, lizhi astrophysicist University of Science and Technology of China, lizhi died home tucson, lizhi expelled Communist Party 1987,
Gil Noble
Died April 5 (b. 1936)
Gil Noble (see photos) was the groundbreaking journalist behind “Like It Is.” He rose from Harlem and utilized the first cellphone. noble harlem jamaican immigrants city college wlib, noble reported hilton cellular phone cooper, gil noble death stroke, noble like it is 43,
Greg Ham
Died April 19 (b. 1953)
Greg Ham was a multi-instrumentalist for one of Australia’s most successful bands, Men at Work. Greg Ham keyboards, vocals, saxophone, harmonica, flute, men at work only Australian simultaneous #1 album #1 single, greg ham found dead home did not appear suspicious under investigation, greg ham taught guitar “music students”,
Jack Tramiel
Died April 8 (b. 1928)
Computer pioneer Jack Tramiel founded Commodore International and ran the Atari Corporation. Before he began in typewriters, he had a much different job. tramiel 83 heart failure, tramiel “for masses, not the classes”,
Jimmy Little
Died April 2 (b. 1937)
Musician Jimmy Little was of unique descent and honored as “an ambassador for indigenous culture.” jimmy little australian aboriginal, jimmy little Order of Australia “ambassador for indigenous”, Jimmy Little died “natural causes” Dubbo, “Jimmy Little Foundation” indigenous kidney,
Jonathan Frid
Died April 13 (b. 1924)
Actor Jonathan Frid played a famous vampire. He was also a military man and an Ivy Leaguer. frid barnabas collins dark shadows, Frid psychiatrist As the World Turns,
LeRoy Walker
Died April 23 (b. 1918)
LeRoy Walker was the first African-American president of the U.S. Olympic Committee and the first African-American to coach a U.S. Olympic team. LeRoy T. Walker first african american coach track, leroy walker durham no cause given, leroy walker football small high school benedict small olympic,
Leila Denmark
Died April 1 (b. 1898)
Supercentenarian Leila Denmark retired as a pediatrician at a record-breaking age. She was adamant about sugar. +supercenturions + at least 110 years, denmark at her daughter’s home Athens, Denmark 4th-oldest living world,
Levon Helm
Died April 19 (b. 1940)
Levon Helm was a multi-award-winning folk musician. Before his solo career, he played drums for Bob Dylan and the Band. helm grammy won best traditional folk americana,
Mark Lenzi
Died April 9 (b. 1968)
Olympic diver Mark Lenzi won a medal in 1992 and another in 1996. He switched from wrestling to diving in high school. lenzi fainting blood pressure medication heart ailment,
Mike Wallace
Died April 7 (b. 1918)
Mike Wallace was a “60 Minutes” correspondent. He was known for his interview style. wallace 60 Minutes 1968 retired 2006 + 38 years as correspondent, wallace peacefully waveny care center surrounded by family., wallace “michigan daily” at University of Michigan
Thomas Kinkade
Died April 6 (b. 1958)
The paintings of Thomas Kinkade grace the homes of many Americans. He was disputably the “Painter of Light.” thomas kinkade natural causes autopsy, Kinkade “most controversial artist in the world”
Émile Bouchard
Died April 14 (b. 1919)
Hockey player Émile Bouchard was one of Canada’s greats. He was on several champion teams and is commemorated by number. bouchard surrounded by family, Bouchard reputation clean player strongest best body-checkers,

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