Radio Host/Disc Jockey for C&W station WYCD/Detroit and Country Radio Hall of Fame inductee died on March 31 at age 55 of complications from Lung Cancer.
Singer/Songwriter who fronted the 60s group, Rosie, and the Originals were best known for their single, “Angel Baby.” Rosie died on March 30 at age 71
Was an English playwright, screenwriter, award-winning novelist and a professional rugby league player. He won the Booker Prize in 1976 for his novel Saville. He also won the MacMillan Fiction Award for This Sporting Life in 1960. Storey died on March 27 at age 83
Chelsea Brown was an American born actress of television and film, comedienne and dancer, who appeared as a regular performer in comedy series Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In. She died March 27 at age 69 of complications from pneumonia.
MTV alum Clay Adler died by suicide on March 26. He was 27. Best known for starring on MTV’s 2007 teen reality series Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County, Adler also made appearances in the 2009 TV movie Fish Tank and on a 2009 episode of Make It or Break It.
A musician who played with John Lennon & Paul McCartney in The Quarrymen. Shotton died on March 24th at age 75.
Was an American singer and actress best known for playing the sultry singer Edie Hart, the girlfriend of private eye Peter Gunn, on all three seasons of the TV series Peter Gunn. She died on March 23 at age 92.
Was a Cuban American-Italian actor and singer, known for the emotional intensity and humor he brought to roles in Italian genre films. Best known as Raphael in “The Agony and the Ecstasy” (1965). Millian died on March 22 at age 84.
Was an American musician, best known as a drummer for the rock band Boston. Hashian was reluctantly chosen by Boston founder Tom Scholz in 1975 to replace original drummer Jim Masdea when Epic Records demanded that Masdea be replaced. Hashian died on March 22, at the age of 67, after collapsing in the middle of a set while performing on board a cruise ship.
Chuck was an American game show creator, producer, and host. Barris was known for hosting ‘The Gong Show’, and creating ‘The Dating Game’ and ‘The Newlywed Game’. He was also a songwriter, who wrote “Palisades Park” for Freddy Cannon. Barris wrote an autobiography titled Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, which was made into the film of the same name directed by George Clooney. Barris died on March 21, 2017, of natural causes at the age of 87.
Norman Colin Dexter, OBE was an English crime writer known for his ‘Inspector Morse’ series of novels, which were written between 1975 and 1999 and adapted as a television series, ‘Inspector Morse’. His characters have spawned a sequel series, Lewis, and a prequel series, Endeavour. On March 21, Dexter died peacefully at his home in Oxford at age 86.
Banker, Patriarch of the Rockefeller family, and CEO of Chase Manhattan Bank died March 20 at age 101.
Comic book artist and illustrator Bernie Wrightson died March 19 after a long battle with brain cancer. He was 68.
Charles Edward Anderson Berry was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. With songs such as “Maybellene” (1955), “Roll Over Beethoven” (1956), “Rock and Roll Music” (1957) and “Johnny B. Goode” (1958), Berry refined and developed rhythm and blues into the major elements that made rock and roll distinctive. On March 18, Berry died of apparent cardiac arrest at age 90.
American actor, writer, dancer, and stuntman, known for his appearances on many 1960s-era television shows and films, such as “Star Trek”, “The Great Escape” (1963) and “Escape to Witch Mountain” (1975). Montaigne died on March 17 at age 86.
Sir Derek Alton Walcott was a poet and playwright who received the 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature. Walcott died at his home in Cap Estate, St. Lucia, on March 17 and age 87.
George Anthony David Haygarth was an English television, film and theatre actor. Haygarth died from Alzheimer’s disease on March 10 at age 72.
English actor who is probably best known for playing businessman Frank Laslett in the series Footballers’ Wives. Forgeham died suddenly from internal bleeding after breaking a collarbone after falling out of bed at his home in Worthing, West Sussex on March 10. He was 75.
Singer-songwriter, actress, and producer, and founding member of the family R&B group, Sister Sledge, who were best known for their hits “We Are Family” and “He’s The Greatest Dancer”. Sledge died from natural causes on March 10, at age 60.
Robert James Waller
Waller was an American author best known for The Bridges of Madison County, an enormously successful book in 1993. He was also a photographer and musician. He died March 10 at age 77 and had been battling multiple myeloma.
British Actress best remembered for her supporting role as Sonia Barrett, the quirky next-door neighbor on the British comedy Fresh Fields.
Shirley Ann Pithers, better known as Jane Freeman, was an English-born Welsh actress who was best known for her work on British television, mostly for her role as Ivy in Last of the Summer Wine. Freeman died in March 2017 at the age of 81 from lung cancer. Her age was often incorrectly reported as being 96 at the time of her death, but official birth records prove that she was born in 1935.
Robert Jolin Osborne was an American actor, film historian, television presenter, and author, best known for more than twenty years as the primary host of the cable channel Turner Classic Movies (TCM). Osborne retired from the air in early 2016 due to ill-health and missed a number of TCM annual events over the next year. Osborne died Monday, March 6th from natural causes. He was 84.
Joseph Wilson Rogers
Was an American businessman. He was co-founder and former CEO of the Waffle House franchise restaurant chain, which began business in 1955 in Georgia, and has grown to over 1,700 locations in 25 states. He died on March 3, 2017, at the age of 97 in Atlanta.
Míriam Colón was a pioneering Puerto Rican actress best known for appearances on various television shows from the 1960s through the 2010s, Colón was perhaps best known for her role as Mama Montana in the crime film Scarface and as Rosa in Sabrina. Colón died of complications from a pulmonary infection on March 3rd at age 80.
Was an American singer-songwriter, best known for his 1990 hit single “I’ll Be Your Everything” and was later a music industry executive. Page had three children (Owen, Alden, and Ruby) with his husband Charlie. He died on March 4 of an apparent suicide.