Juan Antonio Samaranch was 89. His 21-year term as president of the International Olympic Committee was marked by both the unprecedented growth of the games and its biggest ethics scandal.
Keith "Guru" Elam was 43. He and DJ Premier formed Gang Starr, one of the top hip hop crews of the 1990s.
I remember picking up Daily Operation at the Sam the Record Man at Yonge and Dundas back in '92.
Peter Steele was 48. He was the vocalist and bassist of heavy metal band Type O Negative.
Here's a nice cover they did of Neil Young's "Cinnamon Girl".
Dixie Carter was 70. She was the actress best known for her role as Julia Sugarbaker on the sitcom "Designing Women."
I remember her well as Maggie McKinney on Diff'rent Strokes.
Malcolm McLaren was 64. He was the former manager of the Sex Pistols and the New York Dolls.
John Forsythe was 92. He was the actor best known as the voice of "Charlie" in the original television series "Charlie's Angels" and the two feature films, "Charlie's Angels" and "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle." He also portrayed Blake Carrington in "Dynasty."
David Mills was 48. He was the award-winning TV writer and producer whose credits included celebrated series such as The Wire, Homicide: Life on the Street and ER.
I will be eternally grateful for his collaborations with David Simon, especially The Wire, The Greatest Show On Television, Ever™.
Eric Tunney was 45. He was the comedian best known as Ed the Sock's co-host following the departure of Harland Williams and prior to the arrival of Humble Howard Glassman.
I couldn't find any video of Eric Tunney hosting Ed the Sock, but I did find this clip of him hosting Switchback back in 1987. Switchback was a CBC music show that, coincidentally enough, was also hosted by Humble Howard at one point. The Eric Tunney I remember was a little older than this guy and always dressed in a suit and tie.
Robert Culp was 79. He was the actor best known as Kelly Robinson in the '60s TV show I Spy and more recently as Warren Whelan on Everybody Loves Raymond.
I knew him best as Bill Maxwell on The Greatest American Hero.
Fess Parker was 85. He was the actor who played Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone.
I came within a Y chromosome have having a son named Daniel Boon.
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