Florence Foster

 

 

 

Age: 68

 

Summary: electronics technician who in 1987 blew the whistle on a small Los Angeles-area outpost of Northrop Corp., which led to a massive criminal case involving the falsification of tests on cruise missiles, but who had waved (in full tribal attire) to Rose Parade crowds in 2001 from a float honoring "The First Americans" as a direct descendant of a 19th-century Potawatomi chief.

 

 

Cause of Death: Renal failure

 

Born: September 16, 1940

 

Died: July 30, 2009

 

Location: Covina, California