Peter Ustinov was 82. He was an Oscar-winning British actor and author best known for films such as "Spartacus", "Death on the Nile" and "Logan's Run".
Jan Berry was 62. He was a member of the duo Jan & Dean that had the 1960s surf-music hits "Deadman's Curve", "Surf City" and "Little Old Lady from Pasadena".
The former Dutch queen, Juliana, was 94. She oversaw a period of dramatic social change, taking in the end of empire and the evolution of her country into a leading voice for global liberalism.
Mercedes McCambridge was 85. She won an Oscar for the 1949 film "All the King's Men" and later provided the raspy voice of the demon-possessed girl in "The Exorcist".
Robert Pastorelli was 49. He was the boxer-turned-actor best known to television audiences as the house painter Eldin on long-running CBS comedy "Murphy Brown".
Paul Winfield was 62. He was an Academy Award-nominated actor who was known for his versatility in stage, film and television roles, including a highly praised 1978 depiction of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Spalding Gray was 62. He laid bare his life and mingled performance art with comedy in acclaimed monologues like "Swimming to Cambodia" and "It's a Slippery Slope".
Gray actually disappeared from his Manhattan apartment two months ago, but his body was only discovered in the East River over the weekend.
Marge Schott was 75. She was the tough-talking, chain-smoking owner of the Cincinnati Reds who won a World Series but was repeatedly suspended for offensive remarks.
John Randolph was 88. He was a Tony Award-winning character actor who appeared in numerous films, television series and plays.
Boris Trajkovski was 47. He was Macedonia's president, a moderate leader credited for helping to unite his ethnically divided country.
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