Roger Abbott was 64. He was one of the driving forces behind CBC’s Royal Canadian Air Farce on both TV and radio.
Elizabeth Taylor was 79. She was one of the 20th Century's biggest movie stars, winning winning a best actress Oscar in 1960 for "Butterfield 8" and then again in 1966 for "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
Here she is on What's My Line?
Nathaniel D. Hale a.k.a. Nate Dogg was 41. He was part of an extended family of rappers known as the Dogg Pound Gangsta Crips (DPGC).
You likely know him best from Regulate with Warren G.
Rick Martin was 59. He was the first ever 50 goal scorer for the Buffalo Sabres and a member of their famed “French Connection” line.
Jane Russell was 89. She was the 1940s and '50s movie bombshell, whose name was synonymous with voluptuousness.
Duke Snider was 84. He was a Hall of Fame outfielder who hit 407 home runs in an 18-year career that spanned the Dodgers' final years in Brooklyn and first years in Los Angeles.
Len Lesser was 88. He was best known for his recurring role as Uncle Leo on Seinfeld. I loved Uncle Leo.
Chuck Tanner was 82. He managed four teams from 1970 to 1988, posting an overall record of 1,352-1,381 over 19 seasons. He's best known for leading the “We Are Family” Pittsburgh Pirates in 1979 to one of the greatest comebacks in World Series history.
Maria Schneider was 58. She was best known for her role opposite Marlon Brando in Last Tango in Paris.
Jack LaLanne was 96. He was a fitness, exercise, nutritional expert, and motivational speaker who had been called "the godfather of fitness".
I remember him best from his Power Juicer infomercials.
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