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