Wendie Jo Sperber was 47. She appeared in dozens of television shows and movies, including all three "Back to the Future" films.
Stan Berenstain was 82. He created the popular children's books about the Berenstain Bears.
James and I share a love for these characters. We've spent many a night reading books from the Berenstain Bears catalogue and the cartoon on Treehouse is a definite favourite.
Pat Morita was 73. He was the actor whose portrayal of the wise and dry-witted Mr. Miyagi in The Karate Kid earned him an Oscar nomination.
George Best was 59. He was the dazzling soccer icon of the 1960s and 70s who revelled in a hard-drinking playboy lifestyle.
Chris Whitley was 45. He was a chameleon singer-songwriter who oscillated between roots rock 'n' roll, blues and alt-rock.
Ralph Edwards was 92. He was a broadcasting pioneer who spotlighted stars and ordinary people as host of the popular 1950s show "This Is Your Life."
Eduardo Gory Guerrero was 38. He was a World Wrestling Entertainment superstar.
Lloyd Bochner was 81. He was the Toronto-born actor best-known as Cecil Colby in "Dynasty".
Sheree North was 72. She appeared on many TV shows, most notable to readers of this site was her role as Kramer's mother Babs on "Seinfeld."
Elmer Dresslar, Jr. was 80. He was the voice of the Jolly Green Giant.
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