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Monday, 30 April 2012

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. Celebrity deaths "april 2012", america's oldest teenager, australian flautist ham,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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”,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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”,

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

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,

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”

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,