Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter was 76. He was the former professional boxer who became an advocate for the wrongly convicted after spending 19 years in prison for a triple murder he didn't commit.
Carter's struggle for freedom and exoneration was made famous in a number of books, a Bob Dylan song and a Hollywood film. Although born in the U.S., Carter had a special connection to Toronto, where he settled following his prison release, which came about with the help of a group of Canadians.
The Ultimate Warrior was 54. He was the wrestler best known for his appearances in the World Wrestling Federation (now WWE) from 1987 to 1991 and again in 1992 and 1996.
Mickey Rooney was 93. He was the actor and entertainer whose film, television, and stage appearances spanned nearly his entire lifetime.
David Brenner was 78. He was the lanky, toothy-grinned "Tonight Show" favorite whose brand of observational comedy became a staple for other standups, including Jerry Seinfeld and Paul Reiser.
Harold Ramis was 69. He was the actor, writer and director best known for Meatballs, Caddyshack, Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day, and Analyze This. He was also the original head writer of SCTV and one of three screenwriters for National Lampoon's Animal House.
Jim Fregosi was 71. He was the former Blue Jays manager and all-star shortstop who managed the Philadelphia Phillies to the 1993 World Series.
Ralph Waite was 85. He was the actor best known as John Walton Sr. on the warmhearted 1970s TV series The Waltons.
Sid Caesar was 91. He was the comedic actor best known for the television series Your Show of Shows and Caesar's Hour, and as Coach Calhoun in Grease.
Shirley Temple was 85. She was the dimpled, curly-haired child star who sang, danced, sobbed and grinned her way into the hearts of Depression-era moviegoers.
Ralph Kiner was 91. He hit 369 home runs during his 10-year career, mostly with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He won or tied for the National League lead in homers in each of his first seven seasons.
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