Mickey Rooney was 93. He was the actor and entertainer whose film, television, and stage appearances spanned nearly his entire lifetime.
David Brenner was 78. He was the lanky, toothy-grinned "Tonight Show" favorite whose brand of observational comedy became a staple for other standups, including Jerry Seinfeld and Paul Reiser.
Harold Ramis was 69. He was the actor, writer and director best known for Meatballs, Caddyshack, Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day, and Analyze This. He was also the original head writer of SCTV and one of three screenwriters for National Lampoon's Animal House.
Jim Fregosi was 71. He was the former Blue Jays manager and all-star shortstop who managed the Philadelphia Phillies to the 1993 World Series.
Ralph Waite was 85. He was the actor best known as John Walton Sr. on the warmhearted 1970s TV series The Waltons.
Sid Caesar was 91. He was the comedic actor best known for the television series Your Show of Shows and Caesar's Hour, and as Coach Calhoun in Grease.
Shirley Temple was 85. She was the dimpled, curly-haired child star who sang, danced, sobbed and grinned her way into the hearts of Depression-era moviegoers.
Ralph Kiner was 91. He hit 369 home runs during his 10-year career, mostly with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He won or tied for the National League lead in homers in each of his first seven seasons.
Philip Seymour Hoffman was 46. He was the actor who won the Academy Award for Best Actor for Capote but was always amazing.
Seriously. He was fantastic in Boogie Nights, The Big Lebowski, Happiness, Magnolia, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Almost Famous, Punch-Drunk Love, 25th Hour, Owning Mahowny, Charlie Wilson's War, Synecdoche, New York, Doubt, The Savages, Moneyball, The Ides of March, The Master and more.
Here's my five favourite Philip Seymour Hoffman movies. He was one of my absolute favourite actors.
When they make a move about this Rob Ford shit, and they will, I want Philip Seymour Hoffman to play Rob. #TOpoli— Toronto Mike (@torontomike) May 29, 2013
Pete Seeger was 94. He was the singer, folk-song collector and songwriter who spearheaded an American folk revival and spent a long career championing folk music as both a vital heritage and a catalyst for social change. Seeger's best known songs include "Where Have All the Flowers Gone," "Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)" and "If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song)."
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