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.
David Boone was 53. He was an all-star defensive lineman who helped the Edmonton Eskimos win five consecutive Grey Cups.
Bobby Short was 80. He was the tuxedoed embodiment of New York style and sophistication who was a fixture at his piano in the Carlyle Hotel for more than 35 years.
John Z. DeLorean was 80. He was the innovative automaker who left a promising career in Detroit to develop the short-lived gull-winged sports cars featured as a souped-up time travel machine in the "Back to the Future" movies.
Andre Norton was 93. She was the science fiction and fantasy author who wrote the popular Witch World series.
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