Through most of their marriage, he was imprisoned, and her activism against apartheid led to her being imprisoned or under house arrest. He had been fighting leukemia. Over the years, Bochco won 10 Emmy awards and was nominated 30 times. He was a six-time all-star. Humm, who played for the Oakland Raiders, Buffalo Bills and Baltimore Colts, had suffered for multiple sclerosis for more than 20 years.
A three-year starter at Nebraska, he was fifth in the Heisman Trophy voting. Mel Rosen, longtime Auburn track coach, died on March 25 at age Rosen served as Auburn's track coach from , then served as the U. Topeka Board of Education case that ended school segregation, died on March 25 at age Brown's father had sued the Topeka school board for her to attend an all-white school and was denied.
Three years later, the U.
Supreme Court ruled in their favor on the grounds that "separate but equal" was a violation of the 14th Amendment. Alabama gambling magnate Milton McGregor died in his sleep on March 25 at age In , he was found not guilt of conspiracy to buy and sell votes in a gambling bill. His death was reported to be from cardiac arrest. Brown turned the one-line one-off role into a reoccuring character in the series. Former Georgia Gov.
Zell Miller died on March 23 at age 86 after being in failing health for years. Miller was a two-term governor as well as a U.
She had been suffering from dementia. Wayne Huizenga , who built a business empire that included Waste Management Disposal, Blockbuster Video, AutoNation and three Miami-area professional sports franchises , died on March 22 at age By , he had sold all three franchises. The toy store could trace its roots back to when Lazarus converted his father's store from bicycles to baby furniture. The firm was sold in and is undergoing liquidation.
Payne, who was at New York's Newsday for nearly four decades, was part of that paper's team that won the Pulitzer for "The Heroin Trail. The upstate New York Democrat was an advocate of health privacy and abortion rights, and was ranking member of House Committee on Rules. She had sustained an injury at home the week before she died. Benson, who bought the team in and also owned the NBA's New Orleans Pelicans, had been hospitalized with the flu for the last month.
Benson, one of the richest men in Louisiana, made his fortune by building a chain of auto dealerships. He had suffered a stroke recently. Stephen Hawking, the renowned British astrophysicist, died on March 14 at age Hawking had suffered from a degenerative motor neuron disease since he was His book " A Brief History of Time " brought science to the masses; he also described how Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity traced the beginning of the universe to the Big Bang, some Nokie Edwards , former lead guitarist for the s surf rock band "The Ventures," died on March 13 at age Edwards was instrumental in the development of tunes such as " Walk, Don't Run ," and the theme from Hawaii Five The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Dike also founded record label Delicious Vinyl.
Craig Mack , s rapper known for his hit "Flava in Ya Ear," died March 12 at age 46 of natural causes. The song was nominated for a Grammy for best rap solo performance, and featured performances from Notorious B.
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Famed fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy died March 10 at age Givenchy founded his design house in , and was long associated with fashion for Audrey Hepburn in films such as " Breakfast at Tiffany's ," and " Funny Face. After playing in the NFL, he returned to Syracuse, where he did color commentary and in , became senior associate athletic director.
Floyd Carter Sr. He received the Congressional Gold Medal in John Buchanan , an eight-term Congressman from Alabama, died on March 5 at age 89 from complications due to dementia. Buchanan represented the state's 6th district. Italian soccer star Davide Astori died on March 4 of cardiac arrest in his hotel room. Astori was 31; he was due to sign a new contract the next day that would have tied him to his Italian League club Fiorentina "for life. He was 63; no cause of death was given but Stewart had battled crack cocaine addiction after he retired and served time in prison.
Stewart was in his career with a 3. Roger Bannister , the first runner to break the 4-minute mile, died in his sleep on March 3 at age He was Sports Illustrated 's first Sportsman of the Year. Actor David Ogden Stiers, best known for playing Maj. Stiers had been dealing with bladder cancer. Bush and uncle to President George W. Bush, died on Feb. Composer Harvey Schmidt died on Feb. Schmidt was the composer of 'The Fantasticks," which started under the Eisenhower administration and became the longest running musical in history with mnore than 21, shows.
Ensa Cosby, daughter of Bill Cosby, died on Feb. Sridevi , the Bollywood actress who set new standards for actresses in India, died Saturday of cardiac arrest in Dubai at She was the first female superstar in India's film industry, and used a combination of dancing skills and comedic timing to the delight of her followers. Actress Nanette Fabray, who won three Emmy and one Tony award over the course of her long career , died on Feb. Graham long suffered from cancer, pneumonia and other ailments.
In , he was arrested on drug charges when Birmingham police found him in possession of crack cocaine and a crack pipe. He later said he was using it to try and commit suicide. Dallas Mavericks co-founder Don Carter died Feb. Bennett was believed to have vasuclar dementia. He had been diagnosed with dementia and hospitalized last month for a lung infection. Henrik, born a commoner in France, was famous for his public unhappiness at never being named king -- despite the fact that his wife, and not he, was of royal lineage.
Muscle Shoals musician and songwriter Scott Boyer died on Feb. Country singer Daryle Singletary died unexpectedly on Feb. Singer Vic Damone , considered one of the best singers of the s and 50s, died in Miami Beach on Feb.
Damone supposedly got his start at age 14 by singing to Perry Como in an elevator; Frank Sinatra once said he had the best pipes in the business. He reach No. Five-time Tony-nominated actress Jan Maxwell died on Feb. She was the fourth performer in Tony history to be nominated in all four acting categories possible.
Moon was the top NL rookie in with the St. Louis Cardinals; after playing for the Cards from , he played for the Los Angeles Dodgers and was part of three World Series winners from Johannson won the Golden Globe for best score for " Theory of Everything " in and " mother " in Actor Reg. Cathey , Huntsville native and J. Johnson graduate , died Feb. Cathey was best known for work on " The Wire ," " Oz ," and " House of Cards ," winning an Emmy for his work on the latter. Ambassador to Mexico for President Ronald Reagan from Jill Messick , the manager for Rose McGowan at the time the actress claimed she was allegedly raped by film producer Harvey Weinstein , died on Feb.
The cause of death was ruled a suicide. She had been battling depression and bipolar disorder for years and had difficulty dealing with being drawn in to the Weinstein scandal. Character actor Mickey Jones, who portrayed a large, gruff, scruffy type in roles, died on Feb. John Perry Barlow -- cyberlibertarian, songwriter, poet and internet pioneer -- died in his sleep on Feb.
Barlow, who wrote songs for the Grateful Dead early in his career, was a founding member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and "saw the Internet as a fundamental place of freedom. Tony-nominated actor Louis Zorich died Feb. Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson was killed after being hit by a suspected drunken driver on Feb.
Police say Jackson and another man were struck by a F while standing on the shoulder of I about 4 a. Temptations singer Dennis Edwards died Feb. Edwards died in Chicago of complications from meningitis, which he was diagnosed with in Diaz-Balart had been seeking medical attention for the last few months.
The year-old played 13 seasons for eight teams and averaged 7. Oscar Gamble , known for his giant Afro and unique left-handed swing from a crouching stance during his days in Major League Basebal l, died Jan. Mark Salling , who played bad-boy Noah "Puck" Puckerman in the hit musical-comedy Glee , died of an apparent suicide Jan.
Towers, a former first-round draft choice of the Padres, also served as GM of the Arizona Diamondbacks from Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad died in Sweden on Jan. Kamprad founded the company at 17 as a small-scale mail-order business and turned it into a worldwide furniture empire. Beetle Bailey followed a lazy G. Walker also founded the first museum on the history of cartooning. At its peak, "Beetle Bailey" eventually reached million readers in 1, newspapers in more than 50 countries. He also penned the family strip, "Hi and Lois.
Warren Miller , the prolific outdoor filmmaker who for decades made homages to the skiing life that he narrated with his own humorous style, died on Jan. A World War II veteran, ski racer, surfer and sailor, Miller produced more than films on a variety of outdoor activities. However it was his ski films for which he was best known. His annual movies served as informal kickoffs for the ski season for more than 60 years.
Jack Ketchum , a prize-winning horror and screenplay writer known for such fiction as "The Box" and the controversial "Off Season" and once labeled by Stephen King as likely the scariest writer in America, died on Jan. Country singer-songwriter Lari White died Jan.
Discovery Channel reality star Joel Taylor died on Jan. The year-old Taylor was known for his work on " Storm Chasers. The Rev. Family records differ, but he was either 88 or In , during the Freedom Rider campaign to integrate interstate buses, Walker was one of seven black leaders and four white clergymen arrested in Montgomery, while trying to eat together at a bus station. Hugh Masekela , the legendary South African jazz musician and anti-apartheid activist, died Jan. Award-winning science fiction and fantasy writer Ursula K. Le Guin's work also won the Newbery Medal, the top honor for American children's literature.