Dick Clark was 82. He was the music industry maverick, longtime TV host and powerhouse producer who changed the way we listened to pop music with American Bandstand, and whose trademark Rockin' Eve became a fixture of New Year's celebrations.
Randy Starkman was 51. He covered premier amateur athletics for the Toronto Star, exposing sprinter Ben Johnson’s second positive steroid test in 1993, and covering 12 Olympic Games.
Mike Wallace was 93. He was the grand inquisitor of CBS’s 60 Minutes who once declared there was “no such thing as an indiscreet question.”
Jim Marshall was 88. He was dubbed "the Father of Loud" for creating kit used by some of the biggest names in rock.
Earl Scruggs was 88. He was a bluegrass legend and banjo pioneer who helped profoundly change country music with Bill Monroe and later with guitarist Lester Flatt.
Bert Randolph Sugar was 74. He was a legendary boxing writer and historian, and one of the sport's most iconic characters.
I always loved his appearances on Prime Time Sports. The man knew boxing and knew how to tell a story like no other.
Davy Jones was 66. He was the singer-songwriter and actor best known as a member of the Monkees. Along with Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork they churned out a bunch of hits including, "Daydream Believer," "Last Train to Clarksville" and "I'm a Believer."
He's also the reason young David Jones became David Bowie.
Jan Berenstain was 88. She co-created the beloved Berenstain Bears book series with her husband Stan Berenstain. Stan passed away in 2005.
When my son was two, we spent many an evening watching The Berenstain Bears. James loved bears.
Gary Carter was 57. The Kid was an 11-time All-Star catcher for the Montreal Expos and the New York Mets and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2003.
Neil Hope was 35. He played Derek “Wheels” Wheeler on Degrassi: The Next Generation, Degrassi Junior High and The Kids of Degrassi Street.
Neil actually passed away on November 25, 2007, but this was only made public
today January 12. I was a big Degrassi fan, and just last year I wrote about School's Out, when Wheels ended up in jail.
I'll prefer to remember him as a vital member of The Zit Remedy. Here's The Zit Remedy performing their smash hit, "Everybody Wants Something".
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