Bernardo Bertolucci was 77. He was the Oscar-winning Italian director of Last Tango in Paris, The Last Emperor and The Dreamers. 1987’s The Last Emperor won nine Oscars, including best picture and best director for Bertolucci.
Ricky Jay was 72. He was a master magician who also acted in films and TV shows such as “Boogie Nights,” “House of Games” and “Deadwood.”
Dan Maloney was 68. He played 11 seasons in the NHL with Chicago, Los Angeles, Detroit and Toronto before becoming head coach of the Maple Leafs for the 1984-85 and 1985-86 seasons.
William Goldman was 87. He won two screenwriting Oscars, for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and All the President's Men and my heart for writing The Princess Bride.
Stan Lee was 95. He was responsible for iconic Marvel characters including Spider-Man, X-Men, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Black Panther and The Fantastic Four.
Willie McCovey was 80. He hit 521 home runs during his 22 seasons in the majors, mostly with the San Francisco Giants. He hit 18 grand slams, the most in National League history.
Greg Terrion was 58. He played six seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs, from 1982-1988. In total, he scored 93 goals and added 150 assists over 561 NHL games.
Mac Miller was 26. He was the rapper and producer whose debut album Blue Slide Park having debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200.
Burt Reynolds was 82. He starred in TV shows such as Gunsmoke and Dan August before starring in movies such as Deliverance, The Longest Yard, Smokey and the Bandit, Striptease and Boogie Nights.
Neil Simon was 91. He was the playwright who gained international fame in the 1960s for stage and screen comedies including The Odd Couple and Barefoot In The Park. He won the Pulitzer Prize For Drama with Lost in Yonkers in 1991.
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