Peter Jennings was 67. He was the Canadian-born broadcaster who delivered the news to Americans each night in five separate decades.
Ibrahim Ferrer was 78. He was a leading voice with the hugely popular Buena Vista Social Club of vintage Cuban performers.
King Fahd was 84. He was the long time ruler of Saudi Arabia.
George Wallace was 88. He was an actor whose career spanned 50 years and was best known as Commando Cody in the film serial "Radar Men from the Moon."
Edward Bunker was 71. He was the crime novelist who learned to write in prison and appeared in the movie "Reservoir Dogs" as Mr. Blue.
Long John Baldry was 64. He was the Vancouver-based blues legend credited as one of the main forces in British blues, rock and pop music in the 1960s and first hit the top of the U.K. singles charts in 1967 with "Let the Heartaches Begin."
James Doohan was 85. He was the Canadian-born burly chief engineer of the Starship Enterprise in the original "Star Trek" TV series and movies who responded to the command "Beam me up, Scotty."
Geraldine Fitzgerald was 91. She appeared in such classic 1930s films as Dark Victory and Wuthering Heights and later had a career on the New York stage.
Chuck Cadman was 57. He was a member of Parliament from 1997 to 2005, representing the riding of Surrey North in Surrey, British Columbia.
I went away for a few days and somehow missed the news of his passing. Chuck Cadman played a key role in the recent Thrilla on Parliament Hilla and I even suggested we re-brand Victoria Day "Chuck Cadman Day" this year.
Ernest Lehman was 89. He wrote the scripts for the legendary musical "West Side Story" and the Alfred Hitchcock classic "North by Northwest".
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