Earl McRae was 69. He was a broadcaster and writer known in Toronto for his work at the Toronto Star and as a CBC-TV sports anchor. Most recently he spent twenty years writing for the Ottawa Sun.
Dan Wheldon was 33. He won the Indianapolis 500 twice and was the IndyCar series champion in 2005.
Dr. Robert Buckman was 63. He was a popular medical advice columnist, humourist and leading cancer specialist at Toronto's Princess Margaret Hospital.
Mikey Welsh, who played bass for Weezer between 1998 and 2001, died in a Chicago hotel room on Saturday. He was only 40 years old.
What's fascinating is that Mikey Welsh predicted his death on Twitter. Tweeting as @MikeyWelsh71 on September 26, he tweeted the following:
dreamt i died in chicago next weekend (heart attack in my sleep). need to write my will today.
And shortly after, he clarified...
correction - the weekend after next
Here's the screen grab I just captured.
Welsh replaced Matt Sharp and played on the Green album.
Al Davis was 82. He was the Hall of Fame owner of the Oakland Raiders known for his rebellious spirit.
Steve Jobs was 56. He was the Apple Inc. chairman and co-founder who pioneered the personal computer industry and changed the way people think about technology.
Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.
Frances Bay was 92. She was the Canadian character actress who frequently portrayed eccentric elderly women and good-hearted grandmothers.
I'll always remember her best for playing Happy Gilmore's grandma...
...and Mabel Choate on Seinfeld.
She loved her marble rye bread!
Cliff Robertson was 88. He won the 1968 Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the movie Charly but is best known to you kids as Uncle Ben in the Spider-Man film trilogy.
Andy Whitfield was 39. He starred as Spartacus in the cable series "Spartacus: Blood and Sand".
Igor Korolev was 41. He played 12 NHL seasons with the St. Louis Blues, Winnipeg Jets/Phoenix Coyotes, Toronto Maple Leafs and the Chicago Blackhawks. His tenure with the Leafs lasted four seasons and 297 games, resulting in 161 points.
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