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Jerry Stiller was 92. He was the comedic actor who spent many years as part of the comedy duo Stiller and Meara along with his wife, Anne Meara. but he's always be George's father Frank Costanza to me.
Little Richard was 87. He was the massively influential rock and roll pioneer whose hits “Tutti Frutti,” “Good Golly Miss Molly” and “Long Tall Sally”inspired a generation of musicians.
Florian Schneider was 73. He was the co-founder of the highly influential electronic pop group Kraftwerk who set the template for synthesiser music in the 1970s and 80s with songs like Autobahn and The Model.
This special memorial entry was written by Banjo Duncan Fremlin, Whiskey Jack co-founder and singer and tremendous FOTM. My condolences go out to Dunc. ~~ My best friend, my lifetime partner in music, a lovable man if ever there was one...Bob McNiven, died yesterday, May 4, 2020. I don't know
Don Shula was 90. He's the winningest coach in NFL history, best known for leading the Miami Dolphins to two Super Bowl victories, as well as the only perfect season.
Brian Dennehy was 81. He's the actor best known for his roles in First Blood, Cocoon, Romeo + Juliet and Tommy Boy.
Dámaso García was 63. He played second base for my Toronto Blue Jays from 1980 through 1986, earning all-star status twice, and batting over .300 twice. I'll never forget him burning his uniform in an attempt to end a slump on May 14, 1986. 15 years ago, I wrote Damaso
Pat Stapleton was 79. He was the defenseman who played over 1,000 career games in the NHL and WHA and was a member of Canada’s 1972 Summit Series team.
John Prine was 73. He's one of the most celebrated singer/songwriters of his generation whose songs have been recorded by a long list of well-respected artists, including Johnny Cash, Bonnie Raitt, Kris Kristofferson, George Strait, Bette Midler, Paul Westerberg, and Dwight Yoakam.
Al Kaline was 85. Nicknamed "Mr. Tiger", he was the Hall of Fame right fielder who played his entire 22-year Major League Baseball career with the Detroit Tigers collecting 3,007 hits including 399 career home runs.
Bill Withers was 81. He was the singer-songwriter who gave us such hits as "Ain't No Sunshine", "Grandma's Hands", "Use Me", "Lean on Me", "Lovely Day", and "Just the Two of Us".
Kenny Rogers was 81. He was the smooth, Grammy-winning balladeer who spanned jazz, folk, country and pop with such hits as "Lucille," "Lady" and "Islands in the Stream" and embraced his persona as "The Gambler" on record and on TV. I dropped a short and bitter sweet slice of audio
Henri Richard was 84. He was the younger brother of Maurice "Rocket" Richard and a 20-year veteran of the Montreal Canadiens who won 11 Stanley Cups.
James Lipton was 93. He was the creator and host of Inside the Actors Studio for 23 seasons where he interviewed approximately 275 stars and did his own homework.
David Roback was 61. He was the songwriter and guitarist who co-founded Mazzy Star alongside Hope Sandoval.
Tony Fernandez was 57. I loved Tony Fernandez. He was on the team when I started paying attention back in 1983 and he was a key part of our first pennant winning team in 1985. He was awesome with the glove, but he could hit for average as well. Always
Christie Blatchford was 68. She was Canada's first female sports reporter with the Globe and Mail before moving to The Toronto Star as a general assignment reporter, then the Toronto Sun, National Post, back to the Globe and Mail and back to the National Post.
Kirk Douglas was 103. He was nominated three times for best actor by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, for Champion, The Bad and the Beautiful and Lust for Life, but he's perhaps best known for starring as a slave in Spartacus.
Kobe Bryant was 41. He played his entire twenty-season NBA career as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers winning five NBA championships. He also won an Oscar.
Terry Jones was 77. He was a founding member of Monty Python and a beloved comedian, screenwriter, film director, poet, historian and author.
Neil Peart was 67. He was the Hall of Fame drummer and primary lyricist for Rush. He was also an accomplished author.
Danny Aiello was 86. He was the actor best known for his roles in "Do The Right Thing", "The Godfather Part II", and "Moonstruck". He also had a cameo in Madonna's video for "Papa Don't Preach".
Marie Fredriksson was 61. She was the lead singer and songwriter for Roxette, a Swedish band best known for their hits The Look, Joyride and It Must Have Been Love.
Caroll Spinney was 85. He was the puppeteer most famous for playing Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street. He portrayed their voices from the show's inception in 1969 until his retirement last year.
John Mann was 57. He was best known as the frontman of the rock band Spirit of the West whose track "Home for a Rest" is still considered a classic frosh week anthem at universities across Canada.