National Hospice Foundation Mourns Loss of Richard Fowkes, Former Board Member

For Immediate Release:
September 20, 2012

Alexandria, VA--The National Hospice Foundation mourns the loss of longtime hospice supporter, Richard Fowkes. Fowkes died at the age of 66 on August 16, 2012 in Los Angeles, California after a battle with brain cancer.

Fowkes was a veteran entertainment executive who most recently oversaw business affairs for Legendary Entertainment. Born in Yonkers, NY, Fowkes earned a degree in economics from New York University and served in the Army during his studies at George Washington University’s National Law Center. He spent much of his career as an attorney in the film industry, ultimately joining Legendary Entertainment in 2007 as executive vice-president for business affairs.

He was an active member of the National Hospice Foundation Board of Directors from 1995 to 1999, serving as Treasurer and member of the Public Outreach Committee. NHF and the entire hospice community are grateful for his commitment and contributions to quality care at the end of life.

“Richard was a dedicated Trustee who recognized the importance of hospice care and supported NHF to make a difference in sharing information on hospice as the field was developing throughout the nation.  Richard worked with his fellow NHF Trustees to showcase the work of hospice professionals and provided the opportunities to share the importance of this work with entertainment and business leaders,” said J. Donald Schumacher, president and CEO of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.

Fowkes is survived by his wife, Floran and his two daughters, Jillian and Sloane Fowkes.