Harry Anderson was 65. He was the actor best known for the role of Judge Harry Stone on the television series Night Court. Prior to that, he made many appearances on Saturday Night Live and appeared as Harry "The Hat" Gittes on Cheers.
R. Lee Ermey was 74. He was the Golden Globe-nominated actor best known for his role as Gunnery Sgt. Hartman in Full Metal Jacket. He was also Army Sarge in the Toy Story films and Colonel Leslie Hapablap on The Simpsons.
Art Bell was 72. He was the founder and the original host of the paranormal-themed radio program Coast to Coast AM syndicated on hundreds of radio stations in the U.S. and Canada.
Milos Forman was 86. He was the accomplished director who won Best Director Oscars for "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Amadeus". He also directed "The People vs. Larry Flint" and "Man on the Moon".
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was 81. She was the the South African anti-apartheid campaigner and former wife of Nelson Mandela.
Steven Bochco was 74. He was the television producer and writer who developed a number of television series, including Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law, Doogie Howser, M.D., and NYPD Blue.
Rusty Staub was 73. Known as "Le Grand Orange" from his years with the Montreal Expos, he was the prolific hitter who compiled a lifetime .279 average with 2,716 hits, 292 homers, 499 doubles and a major league record-tying 25 pinch hit RBI in 2,951 games. He played over 23 seasons with the Houston Colt .45s/Astros, Montreal Expos, New York Mets, Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers from 1963-85.
Mike MacDonald was 63. He was the stand-up comic who starred in Mr. Nice Guy and appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman and The Arsenio Hall Show.
Stephen Hawking was 76. He was the visionary physicist who wrote several popular science books including A Brief History of Time.
Roger Bannister was 88. He became the first person to run a mile in under four minutes when he ran it in 59.4 seconds on May 6, 1954 in Oxford, England.
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