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.
Roy Hartsfield was 85. He was the first manager of our Toronto Blue Jays, compiling a record of 166-318 (.343) in 484 games.
John Dye was 47. He's best known for playing Andrew on the television series "Touched by an Angel."
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".
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