Gerry Rafferty was 63. He was the singer best known for hit tracks Stuck in the Middle With You and Baker Street.
Anne Francis was 80. She was the love interest in the 1950s science-fiction classic "Forbidden Planet" and later was a sexy private eye in "Honey West" on TV.
Pete Postlethwaite was 64. He was the Oscar-nominated actor who starred in "Inception" and "The Usual Suspects."
Bobby Farrell was 61. He was the charismatic frontman of Boney M.
Teena Marie was 54. She made history as Motown's first white act but developed a lasting legacy with her silky soul pipes and with hits like "Lovergirl," "Square Biz," and "Fire and Desire" with mentor Rick James. I know her song "Ooo La La La" best from it being sampled in the Fugees' "Fu-Gee-La".
Steve Landesberg was 74. He was best known for his role as a cerebral detective on the TV sitcom "Barney Miller."
Blake Edwards was 88. He was a writer and director who became a Hollywood master of screwball farces and rude comedies like “Victor/Victoria” and the “Pink Panther” movies.
Bob Feller was 92. He was a Hall of Fame pitcher who won 266 games in an 18-year career with the Cleveland Indians.
Mark Dailey was 57. He was a crime reporter for stations in Ohio and at CKLW a.k.a. The Big 8 in Windsor before moving to Toronto in 1974 where he worked at Citytv for the past 30 years.
A couple of days ago, as news of his poor health spread, I wrote about Mark and what he meant to the cultural fabric of this city. He truly was the voice of Toronto and he will be missed.
Don Meredith was 72. "Dandy" Don Meredith was a former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and Monday Night Football broadcast legend.
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