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.
John McCain was 81. He was a six-term US senator and 2008 Republican presidential nominee who spent more than five years as a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War.
Robin Leach was 76. He was the entertainment reporter best known for hosting the television series Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous from 1984 to 1995.
Kofi Annan was 80. He served two terms as UN chief from 1997 to 2006, and was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for his humanitarian work.
Aretha Franklin was 76. She was the Queen of Soul who placed more than 100 singles in the Billboard charts, including 17 Top 10 pop singles and 20 number one R&B hits.
Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart was 63. He was a member of The Hart Foundation WWF tag team with Bret Hart, managed by Jimmy Hart. The duo debuted at WrestleMania II in 1986 and won their first title less than a year later when they defeated The British Bulldogs.
Stan Mikita was 78. He was the four-time Art Ross Trophy winner who played all of his 22 NHL seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks. He led the club to the 1961 Stanley Cup and is the Blackhawks' all-time leading scorer with 1,467 points.
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