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Deaths in March - 2020

Written in Stone - The Literary Cemetery

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1varielle
Mar 1, 7:52pm Top

Nicaraguan poet and priest Ernesto Cardenal died March 1 at the age of 95. His many works include Zero Hour, The Gospel in solentiname and The Psalms of Struggle and Liberation.

2lriley
Mar 1, 9:05pm Top

#1--a long life and one well lived. Cardenal was a priest of the people---a libertarian theologian. His faith was as much about the here and now as the hereafter.

3varielle
Edited: Mar 2, 6:52pm Top

Writer, actor, and academic James Lipton was best known for hosting Inside the Actor's Studio. He died March 2 at the age of 93. His books include An Exaltation of Larks and Inside Inside.

Former CEO of GE, Jack Welch died March 1 at the age of 84. His books include Jack, Straight from the Gut and Winning.

4varielle
Edited: Mar 3, 6:39am Top

The performance artist known as Ulay died March 2 at the age of 76. His books include A Ulay & Abramovic: The Lovers and Art from Europe.

5varielle
Edited: Mar 4, 5:25pm Top

In 1954, Rafael Cancel Miranda as involved in an attack on Congress. He died March 1 at the age of 88. He wrote Puerto Rico: Independence is a Necessity.

Celebrated architect Henry Cobb died March 2 at the age of 93. His books include Architecture of Frank Gehry , Where I Stand and Henry N. Cobb: Words & Works 1948-2018: Scenes from a Life in Architecture .

6varielle
Edited: Mar 5, 6:11pm Top

Former UN Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar died March 4 at the age of 100. His books include Pilgrimage for Peace and Our Creative Diversity.

French comic book illustrator Andre Cheret died March 5 at the age of 82. He is the creator of Rahan.

7varielle
Mar 9, 9:07am Top

Actor Max von Sydow died March 8 at the age of 90. He wrote Loppcirkus. Farewell to the 3 Eyed Raven. :’(

8Crypto-Willobie
Mar 9, 9:48am Top

Finally lost that chess match...

9varielle
Mar 9, 12:06pm Top

Playwright Mart Crowley died March 8 at the age of 84. His work includes The Boys in the Band and Eloise Takes a Bawth.

10varielle
Mar 10, 11:27am Top

Former New York housing commission Charles Urstadt died March 3 at the age of 91. He wrote Battery Park City: The Early Years.

11varielle
Edited: Mar 12, 10:31am Top

Mystery writer Barbara Neely died March 2 at the age of 78. Her books include Blanche on the Lam, Blanche Cleans Up and Blanche Among the Talented Tenth.

Chef Michel Roux died March 12 at the age of 78. His books include Eggs and Michel Roux’s Desserts.

12varielle
Edited: Mar 13, 6:50pm Top

Sculptor J. Seward Johnson died March 10 at the age of 89. His books include Beyond the Frame and Sculpture Rat’s.

Composer Charles Wourinen died March 11 at the age of 81. His books include Time’s Encomium.

13varielle
Edited: Mar 15, 9:17am Top

Performance artist Genesis Breyer P-Orridge died March 14 at the age of 70. His books include Thee Psychick Bible, Esoterrorist and 30 Years of Being Cut Up.

14lriley
Mar 15, 10:54am Top

#13--a very interesting character.

15varielle
Edited: Mar 27, 7:54am Top

Famed Italian architect Vittorio Gregotti died of corona virus on March 15 at the age of 92. His books include New Directions in Italian Architecture, Inside Architecture and Architecture, Means and Ends.

16varielle
Edited: Mar 17, 10:52pm Top

The first female bishop in the Anglican communion, Barbara C. Harris died March 13 at the age of 89. Her works include Parting Words and Call for Women Bishops.

Dissident Russian author Eduard Limonov died March 17 at the age of 77. His books include It’s me Eddie, Memoirs of a Russian Punk and His Butler’s Story.

17varielle
Mar 18, 8:28am Top

Actor Roy Hudd died March 15 at the age of 83. His autobiography was called A Fart in a Colander.

18MerryMary
Mar 18, 3:47pm Top

What an amazing title!

19Crypto-Willobie
Mar 18, 6:07pm Top

Australian scholar of early modern literature, especially concerning Ben Jonson, Ian Donaldson (1) died March 18 at the age of 84. His works include Ben Jonson: a life, Jonson's magic houses : essays in interpretation, and Jonson and Shakespeare. Appreciation here: https://www.shaksper.net/current-postings/33594-vale-ian-donaldson?auid=13274

20varielle
Edited: Mar 18, 11:23pm Top

Astronaut Alfred M. Worden died March 18 at the age of 88. His books include Falling to Earth and Hello Earth.

Dr. Catherine Hamlin died March 18 at the age of 96. She wrote The Hospital by the River.

21PossMan
Edited: Mar 19, 8:22am Top

Jack Webster died March 17th 2020. I indexed one of his books about Aberdeen.

22varielle
Edited: Mar 20, 1:18pm Top

Prankster Mal Sharpe died March 10 at the age of 83. He wrote Weird Rooms.

Poet and memoirist Molly Brodak died March 8 at the age of 39. She wrote Bandit: A Daughter’s Memoir and A Little Middle of the Night.

23varielle
Edited: Mar 21, 7:22am Top

Mother of comedienne Kathy Griffin, Maggie Griffin died March 17 at the age of 99. She wrote Tip It! The World According to Maggie.

Times photographer Boris Yaro died March 18 at the age of 81. He is best known for the photos of the RFK assassination and for being characterized as Animal on the Lou Grant show. He wrote Assignment: LA.

Advocate for Native American rights, Charles Trimble has died at the age of 84. His books include The American Indian Oral History Manual and The World of the Teton Sioux.

Singer Kenny Rogers died March 20 at the age of 81. He wrote Christmas in Canaan and Luck or Something Like It.

24varielle
Mar 22, 6:58am Top

Artist Wolf Kahn died March 15 at the age of 92. His books include Wolf Kahn’s America and Wolf Kahn’s pastels.

25varielle
Edited: Mar 23, 8:25am Top

Science journalist Daniel S. Greenberg died March 9 at the age of 88. He wrote The Politics of Pure Science and Science, Money, and Politics.

26varielle
Edited: Mar 25, 3:40pm Top

Comic book author and illustrator Albert Uderzo died March 24 at the age of 92. His books include Asterix the Gaul, Asterix and Cleopatra and Asterix in Britain.

Playwright Terrence McNally died March 24 at the age of 80 from corona virus. His work includes Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Master Class and Mothers and Sons.

Wine writer Michael Broadbent died March 17 at the age of 92. His books include Michael Broadbent’s Vintage Wine and Michael Broadbent Guide tO Wine Tasting.

Musician Manu Dibango died March 24 at the age of 86. His autobiography was called Three Kilos of Coffee.

27varielle
Edited: Mar 25, 3:42pm Top

Horror filmmaker Stuart Gordon died March 24 at the age of 72. He edited A Lovecraft Retrospective.

Celebrity chef Floyd Cardoz has died of corona virus. His books include Flavorwalla and One Spice, Two Spice.

Editor Richard Marek has died at the age of 86. He wrote Works of Genius and Book of Nathan.

Theater founder Julia Miles died March 18 at the age of 90. Her works include Women Heroes: Six short plays from the women’s Project, Women’s Project and Womenswork.

28varielle
Edited: Mar 26, 6:37pm Top

Columnist Richard Reeves died March 25 at the age of 83. His many books include President Kennedy: Profile of Power and Richard Nixon: Alone in the White House.

Art Historian Maurice Berger died March 23 at the age of 63. His books include White Lies: Race and Constructing Masculinity.

29varielle
Edited: Mar 27, 7:24pm Top

Actress Lucia Bose died March 23 at the age of 89 from coronavirus. She wrote Poemas de somosaguas.

30varielle
Edited: Mar 28, 8:42pm Top

Civil rights leader Rev. Joseph E. Lowery died March 27 at the age of 98. He wrote Singing the Lord's Song in a Strange Land.

U.S. Senator Tom Coburn died March 28 at the age of 72. His books include Breach of Trust: How Washington Turns Outsiders Into Insiders and The Debt Bomb: A Bold Plan to Stop Washington from Bankrupting America .

Lung expert Dr. John F. Murray died of Coronavirus on March 18 at the age of 92. His books include Murray and Nadel’s Textbook of Respiratory Medicine. and The Normal Lung.

Dodgers and Astros outfielder Jimmy Wynn died March 27 at the age of 78. He wrote Toy Cannon: The Autobiography of Baseball’s Jimmy Wynn.

Garden writer Shirley Stackhouse died March 4 at the age of 92. Her books include Shirley Stackhouse Gardening year and Five Minute Flower Gardener.

31varielle
Edited: Mar 29, 4:50pm Top

Architect Michael Sorkin died from coronavirus on March 26 at the age of 71. His many books include Variations on a Theme Park and Twenty Minutes in Manhattan.

32varielle
Edited: Mar 30, 8:50am Top

WWII Greek Resistance hero Manolis Glezos died March 30 at the age of 98. He wrote ethniki antistasi.

33varielle
Edited: Mar 30, 9:22pm Top

Sociologist William B. Helmreich died of Coronavirus on March 28 at the age of 74. His books include The New York Nobody Knows and The World of the Yeshiva.

Physicist Philip W. Anderson died March 29 at the age of 96. His books include The Economy as an Evolving Complex System, Basic Notions of Condensed Matter Physics and More and Different.

Children’s author. Tomie dePaola died March 30 at the age of 84. His books include Strega Nona, The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush and The Legend of the Blue Bonnet.

Trumpeter and teacher Edward Tarr died March 24 at the age of 83. His books include Fanfares and The Trumpet.

34varielle
Edited: Mar 31, 10:56pm Top

Pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. James T. Goodrich died of Coronavirus on March 30. His books include Pediatric Neurosurgery. and Tumors of the Pediatric Nervous System.

Violinist Hellmut Stern died March 24 at the age of 91. His memoir was called Saitensprunge.

35PossMan
Apr 2, 10:51am Top

Hugh Cecil died March 11th 2020 aged 78.

36varielle
Apr 2, 5:39pm Top

Internet entrepreneur Shane Green died March 13 at the age of 49. He wrote Culture Hacker.

37varielle
Edited: Today, 7:19am Top

Orchardist and apple preservationist Tom Burford died March 20 at the age of 84. He wrote Apples of North America and Apples, a Catalog of International Varieties.

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