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".
Frank Clair was 87. He transformed the Ottawa Rough Riders into a CFL powerhouse in the 1960s and 1970s and his all-time coaching mark stands at 174-124-8.
Pope John Paul II was 84. He headed the Roman Catholic Church for 26 years.
Mitch Hedberg was 37. He was a very funny comedian and frequent guest on Howard Stern's morning radio show and "Late Show With David Letterman".
Terri Schiavo was 41. She was the brain-damaged Florida woman at the heart of a wrenching dispute over her fate that drew in the Congress and President Bush and ignited a media frenzy.
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