Tom Wolfe was 88. He was the white-suited pioneer of "new journalism" who exuberantly chronicled American culture from the Merry Pranksters through the space race before turning his satiric wit to such novels as The Bonfire of the Vanities and A Man in Full.
Margot Kidder was 69. She was the actress best known for playing Lois Lane in “Superman” and three sequels.
Verne Troyer was 49. He was the actor best known for playing Mini-Me in the Austin Powers series of comedy films, and for his brief appearance as Griphook the goblin in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.
Avicii was 28. He was the producer and DJ responsible for hits like "LE7ELS", "Hey Brother", "Wake Me Up!", "The Days" and "You Make Me."
Bruno Sammartino was 82. He was the professional wrestler who held the WWWF World Heavyweight Championship (later known as WWF, then WWE) for over 11 years across two reigns, the first of which is the longest single reign in the promotion's history at 2,803 days. I was enamoured by his feuds with Brutis Beefcake, "Macho Man" Randy Savage and "Rowdy" Roddy Piper in the mid-to-late 80s.
Barbara Bush was 92. She was the wife of George H. W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, and served as the First Lady of the United States from 1989 to 1993.
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".
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