Richard Aoki

 

 

Age: 70

 

Summary: civil rights activist and one of the first members of the revolutionary Black Panther Party promoted to field marshal who was the only one to gain a formal leadership position, although there were several Asian-American members of the party.

 

 

Cause of Death: Self-inflicted gunshot wound

 

Born: November 20, 1938

 

Died: March 15, 2009

 

Location: Berkeley, California