Domenic Troiano was 59. His unparalleled guitar playing talent led him to replace Robbie Robertson as the lead guitarist for Ronnie Hawkins and Randy Bachman in The Guess Who in the mid '70s.
Thurl Ravenscroft was 91. He voiced Tony the Tiger for more than 50 years, along with roles in a number of animated Disney films, including "The Jungle Book", "Mary Poppins", "Alice in Wonderland" and "Lady and the Tramp". For "How the Grinch Stole Christmas", he sang "You're a Mean One, Mister Grinch" and he also lent his voice to thrill rides at California's Disneyland.
Frank Gorshin was 72. He was the impressionist with 100 faces best known for his Emmy-nominated role as The Riddler on the old "Batman" television series.
Bob Hunter was 63. He co-founded Greenpeace and was also a broadcaster, journalist, author and political hopeful. He was most recently the ecology news specialist for CHUM's Citytv and CP24 TV channels and the man behind Paper Cuts, a segment in which he wore a bathrobe and commented on the stories in the day's newspapers.
William Bell was 78. He was an Emmy award-winning daytime TV soap writer, producer and co-creator of "The Young and the Restless" and "The Bold and the Beautiful".
Reginald (Red) Horner was 95. He played for both the Toronto Marlies and the Maple Leafs, spending his entire career in Toronto scoring 42 goals and 110 assists with 1264 penalty minutes in a hall of fame career.
John Mills was 97. He won an Oscar in 1971 for his portrayal of a mute village idiot in "Ryan's Daughter" but he made his name in patriotic films during and after World War II including "The October Man," "Scott of the Antarctic," "Dunkirk" and "Ice Cold in Alex."
Debralee Scott was 52. She appeared in the sitcom "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman" and some of the "Police Academy" movies as Cadet Fackler.
Prince Rainier III of Monoco was 81. He was Europe's longest-serving monarch who brought glamor to his Mediterranean principality with his marriage to American Hollywood star Grace Kelly.
Saul Bellow was 89. He was a master of comic melancholy who in "Herzog," "Humboldt's Gift" and other novels both championed and mourned the soul's fate in the modern world.
I still remember my University essay about his "Seize the Day".
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