Laura Branigan was 47. She was a a Grammy-nominated pop singer best known for her 1982 platinum hit "Gloria".
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross was 78. She was a psychiatrist who revolutionized the way the world looks at terminally ill patients with her book "On Death and Dying" and later as a pioneer for hospice care.
Ivan Hlinka was 54. He was an exceptional hockey player who later coached the Czech Republic hockey team to a gold medal at the 1998 Olympics. He played for the Vancouver Canucks and coached the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Julia Child was 91. She was the world's first celebrity chef as well as a famed cookbook author.
Fay Wray was 96. She was a Canadian-born actress who won everlasting fame as the damsel held atop the Empire State Building by the giant ape in the 1933 film classic "King Kong".
Rick James was 56. He was a funk legend best known for the 1981 hit "Super Freak".
Henri Cartier-Bresson was 95. He was a legendary French photographer who travelled the world for more than half a century capturing human drama with his camera.
Eugene Roche was 75. He played the kitchen-cleaning "Ajax man" in TV commercials and had memorable roles in the TV shows "All in the Family," "Magnum P.I.," "Webster" and "Soap."
Arthur Kane was 55. He was the bassist for the New York Dolls, the pioneering '70s glam rock group.
Isabel Sanford was 86. She was best known as "Weezie", Louise Jefferson on the television sitcom "The Jeffersons".
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