Wally Crouter was 92. He was the morning man at CFRB 1010 for 50 years, from November 1, 1946 until November 1, 1996.
Garry Shandling was 66. He was the stand-up comic best known for “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show” and “The Larry Sanders Show.”
Joe Garagiola, Sr. was 90. He played for nine seasons in the major leagues and was part of the 1946 St. Louis Cardinals team that won the World Series. He went on to become the play-by-play voice of baseball for NBC for nearly 30 years.
Phife Dawg was 45. He was a founding member of A Tribe Called Quest whose 1991's The Low End Theory and 1993's Midnight Marauders are staples of my personal playlist.
Rob Ford was 46. He was Mayor of Toronto from 2010 until 2014.
George Martin was 90. He was "the Fifth Beatle" who produced 13 albums and 22 singles for the band between 1962 and 1970.
Nancy Reagan was 94. She was an actress and the First Lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989. She launched the "Just Say No" drug awareness campaign in 1982, and in later years, was a staunch supporter of embryonic stem cell research.
George Kennedy was 91. He won an Oscar in 1968 for Best Supporting Actor in Cool Hand Luke but I'll remember him best as Captain Ed Hocken in The Naked Gun series.
Tony Phillips was 56. He was the 18-year major-league veteran who played for the Oakland Athletics, Detroit Tigers, Anaheim Angels, Chicago White Sox, New York Mets and our Toronto Blue Jays.
He was a fantastic utility player who hit .354 during his brief 13 game stint with the Jays.
Harper Lee was 89. Her debut novel, "To Kill a Mockingbird," immortalized her name with its story of justice and race in a small Southern town and became a classic of American literature.
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