Dick Dale was 81. He was the guitarist nicknamed "King of the Surf Guitar" whose signature single Misirlou was prominently featured over the opening titles of Pulp Fiction.
King Kong Bundy was 61. He was the WWE wrestler who gained fame in the 1980s for defeating opponents with "the avalanche". I remember a three-count wasn't sufficient for Bundy, so he'd always ask the ref for a five-count.
Luke Perry was 52. He's the actor best known for playing Dylan McKay on “Beverly Hills, 90210”. To me, he'll always be Sideshow Luke Perry.
Ted Lindsay was 93. He was part of “The Production Line” for the Detroit Red Wings, playing with Gordie Howe and Sid Abel, winning four Stanley Cups over 17 NHL seasons. He was pivotal in organizing the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) in the late 1950s, an action which led to his trade to Chicago.
Keith Flint was 49. He was best known as a vocalist and dancer for The Prodigy singing lead on their two biggest hits, "Firestarter" and "Breathe".
Katherine Helmond was 89. She was the actress best known for her roles as Jessica Tate in Soap and Mona Robinson on Who's the Boss?.
Mark Hollis was 64. He was the co-founder, lead singer and main songwriter of the band Talk Talk who had hits like "It's My Life" and "Life's What You Make It".
Peter Tork was 77. He played bass and keyboard The Monkees, a band best known for hits like "Daydream Believer" and "I'm a Believer," as well as The Monkees television series that ran from 1966 to 1968.
Don Newcombe was 92. He was the first pitcher to win the Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player, and Cy Young Awards during his career, the first black pitcher to start a World Series game, and the first black pitcher to win twenty games in one season.
Mike Cleaver was 72. He was the radio broadcaster best known around these parts for a couple of stints at CHUM, first as an afternoon anchor and morning co-anchor and then as an afternoon and morning news anchor. He was also on-air at CFRB and 680 News.
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