Bobby Thomson was 86. He hit the famed "Shot Heard 'Round the World" that won the 1951 National League pennant for the New York Giants.
Bobby Hebb was 72. His 1966 pop music classic "Sunny" described a sincere smile from a woman that lifted the singer's burdens.
Lorenzen Wright was 34. He played 13 seasons in the NBA for the Cavaliers, Clippers, Hawks, Grizzlies, and Kings.
Maury Chaykin was 61. He was the prolific and award-winning actor who appeared in such films as Whale Music and Dances with Wolves.
George Steinbrenner was 80. He had owned the Yankees since 1973, winning seven World Series championships over that time.
Larry David voiced a great Steinbrenner on Seinfeld.
Harvey Pekar was 70. His "American Splendor" comics, which he began publishing in 1976, chronicled his grousing about work, money and the monotony of life.
Here's his classic appearance on Letterman from 1988 when he got banned from the show.
And if you haven't yet seen American Splendor, the 2003 biopic starring Paul Giamatti as Harvey Pekar, you're missing out. It's fantastic.
Bob Sheppard was 99. He was the longtime New York Yankees public address announcer.
Bob Probert was 45. He was the former Detroit Red Wing and Chicago Blackhawk known best for his 231 career fights and his 3300 PIMs.
I'll never forget his Norris division tilts with Wendel Clark.
Pete Quaife was 66. He was the original bassist in the Kinks who played with the British Invasion band from their formation in 1961 through 1969.
Manute Bol was 47. He was the 7-foot-6 NBA star who played 10 seasons with the Bullets, Warriors, Sixers and Heat before devoting his life to humanitarian efforts in his native Sudan.
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