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.
Johnnie Cochran was 67. He became a legal superstar after helping clear O.J. Simpson during a sensational murder trial in which he uttered the famous quote "If it doesn't fit, you must acquit".
Paul Hester was 46. He was the drummer from popular 1980s Australian rock band Crowded House.
Paul Henning was 93. He created the hit TV show "The Beverly Hillbillies" and wrote its theme song.
Barney Martin was 82. He was a former New York City detective who went into show business and became best known for playing Jerry Seinfeld's father Morty on the comedian's hit television series.
It's rough when a player on one of your favourite shows of all time passes away. I've got so many Morty memories. My favourite is probably when Jerry bought him the "#1 Dad" t-shirt. "Jerry, this is the most thoughtful gift you've ever given me." Jerry's priceless reply? "You know, I bought you a Cadillac... Twice."
Rod Price was 57. He was a founding member of the blues boogie band Foghat.
David Little was 46. He was a durable linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers who was voted to the Pro Bowl in 1990.
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