Notable Deaths 2011

Joe Frazier, the former heavyweight champion who handed Muhammad Ali his first defeat yet had to live forever in his shadow, died Nov. 7 after a brief final fight with liver cancer. He was 67. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)
Joe Frazier Joe Frazier, the former heavyweight champion who handed Muhammad Ali his first defeat yet had to live forever in his shadow, died Nov. 7 after a brief final fight with liver cancer. He was 67. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)
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Heavy D performs at the BET Hip Hop Awards 2011 at Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center on October 1, 2011 in Atlanta. The rapper, whose real name was Dwight Arrington Myers, died after collapsing on Nov. 8, 2011.
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In her long career as an executive at cosmetics giant Estee Lauder Cos., the company founded by her mother-in-law, Lauder worked with many shades of red, peach, bronze and even blues, but pink was the one hue that changed her life. Lauder died Nov. 12 at her Manhattan home from complications of nongenetic ovarian cancer. She was 75 (credit: Theo Wargo/Getty Images Entertainment)
Evelyn Lauder In her long career as an executive at cosmetics giant Estee Lauder Cos., the company founded by her mother-in-law, Lauder worked with many shades of red, peach, bronze and even blues, but pink was the one hue that changed her life. Lauder died Nov. 12 at her Manhattan home from complications of nongenetic ovarian cancer. She was 75 (credit: Theo Wargo/Getty Images Entertainment)
The New Jersey man whose Sabrett hot dogs are part of the New York City experience died Nov. 18 at age 86. (credit: Marathon Enterprises)
Gregory Papalexis The New Jersey man whose Sabrett hot dogs are part of the New York City experience died Nov. 18 at age 86. (credit: Marathon Enterprises)
Olga Bloom, founder of Bargemusic, died on Thursday, November 24, 2011 at age 92. (credit: Randy Duchaine / Bargemusic)
Olga Bloom Olga Bloom, founder of Bargemusic, died on Thursday, November 24, 2011 at age 92. (credit: Randy Duchaine / Bargemusic)
Comedian Patrice O'Neal died Nov. 29 from complications from a stroke. He was 41 (Christopher Polk/Getty Images Entertainment)
Patrice O'Neal Comedian Patrice O'Neal died Nov. 29 from complications from a stroke. He was 41 (Christopher Polk/Getty Images Entertainment)
Harry Morgan, the actor best known for playing Colonel Potter in the long-running television series “M*A*S*H,” died Dec. 7 at his home in Los Angeles. He was 96. (credit: IMDB/©1977-1978 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)
Harry Morgan Harry Morgan, the actor best known for playing Colonel Potter in the long-running television series “M*A*S*H,” died Dec. 7 at his home in Los Angeles. He was 96. (credit: IMDB/©1977-1978 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)
Christopher Hitchens, the noted atheist essayist and author, died age 62 on Thursday, December 15, 2011 of pneumonia, a complication of his esophageal cancer. (Photo credit: Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
Christopher Hitchens Christopher Hitchens, the noted atheist essayist and author, died age 62 on Thursday, December 15, 2011 of pneumonia, a complication of his esophageal cancer. (Photo credit: Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il (credit: Korean Central Television/Yonhap via Getty Images)
Kim Jong Il
-, DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF: This undated picture received by AFP from the Korean Central News Agency via the Korean News Service, 18 March 2007, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Il applauding servicemen during an inspection of the "Command of Guard Seoul Ryu Kyong Su 105 Tank Division" of the Korean People's Army at an undisclosed location. North Korea said 17 March, 2007 that it had begun preparations to shutdown and seal its key Yongbyon atomic reactor in a step toward honouring a landmark nuclear disarmament deal. Others pictured are unidentified. AFP PHOTO / KCNA via KNS (Photo credit should read AFP/AFP/Getty Images)
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il (credit: Korean Central Television/Yonhap via Getty Images)
Andy Rooney, one of the giants of CBS News, died Nov. 4, 2011 in a hospital in New York City of complications following minor surgery. He was 92. (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Andy Rooney Andy Rooney, one of the giants of CBS News, died Nov. 4, 2011 in a hospital in New York City of complications following minor surgery. He was 92. (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Dorothy Rodham, mother of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and former President Bill Clinton's mother-in-law, died Tuesday, Nov. 1 at age 92 after an illness. (Photo by Barbara Kinney via Getty Images)
Dorothy Rodham Dorothy Rodham, mother of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and former President Bill Clinton's mother-in-law, died Tuesday, Nov. 1 at age 92 after an illness. (Photo by Barbara Kinney via Getty Images)
WCBS-TV veteran reporter and anchorman Vic Miles died on Oct. 12, 2011. He was 79. (credit: YouTube.com)
Vic Miles WCBS-TV veteran reporter and anchorman Vic Miles died on Oct. 12, 2011. He was 79. (credit: YouTube.com)
Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple, died Oct. 5, 2011. He was 56. (credit: Shaun Curry/AFP/ Getty Images)
Steve Jobs Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple, died Oct. 5, 2011. He was 56. (credit: Shaun Curry/AFP/ Getty Images)
Civil rights leader the Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth died Oct. 5, 2011. He was 89. (credit: Glenn Hartong/AFP/Getty Images)
Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth Civil rights leader the Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth died Oct. 5, 2011. He was 89. (credit: Glenn Hartong/AFP/Getty Images)
Legendary Scottish folk musician Bert Jansch died Oct. 5, 2011 after a long battle with lung cancer. He was 67.
Bert Jansch
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Legendary Scottish folk musician Bert Jansch died Oct. 5, 2011 after a long battle with lung cancer. He was 67.
U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy's daughter Kara Kennedy Allen speaks during funeral services for Sen. Kennedy on August 29, 2009 in Boston. Kara, the eldest of the senator's three children, died Sept. 16, 2011 at age 51, collapsing after her daily workout at a Washington health club. (Photo by Brian Snyder-Pool/Getty Images)
Kara Kennedy U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy's daughter Kara Kennedy Allen speaks during funeral services for Sen. Kennedy on August 29, 2009 in Boston. Kara, the eldest of the senator's three children, died Sept. 16, 2011 at age 51, collapsing after her daily workout at a Washington health club. (Photo by Brian Snyder-Pool/Getty Images)
Actor Andy Whitfield, 39, star of Showtime's 'Spartacus: Blood And Sand,' died of Lymphoma on Sept. 11, 2011. (credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Andy Whitfield Actor Andy Whitfield, 39, star of Showtime's 'Spartacus: Blood And Sand,' died of Lymphoma on Sept. 11, 2011. (credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Aggie the cow died in September of old age at the Prospect Park Zoo. She was 18.(credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS)
Aggie Aggie the cow died in September of old age at the Prospect Park Zoo. She was 18.(credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS)
Singer Nick Ashford, half of the Motown songwriting duo 'Ashford & Simpson,' died on Aug. 22, 2011 following a battle with throat cancer. Ashford & Simpson wrote 'Solid As A Rock,' 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough,' and many more hits. (credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Nick Ashford Singer Nick Ashford, half of the Motown songwriting duo 'Ashford & Simpson,' died on Aug. 22, 2011 following a battle with throat cancer. Ashford & Simpson wrote 'Solid As A Rock,' 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough,' and many more hits. (credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
"Make Me Laugh'' comic Vic Dunlop died Aug. 13 in California of diabetes complications. He was 62. (credit: MySpace)
Vic Dunlop "Make Me Laugh'' comic Vic Dunlop died Aug. 13 in California of diabetes complications. He was 62. (credit: MySpace)
Jani Lane, the former lead singer of the metal rock band Warrant, died August 11 in Los Angeles. He was 47. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Jani Lane Jani Lane, the former lead singer of the metal rock band Warrant, died August 11 in Los Angeles. He was 47. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Actress Annette Charles, best known for her role as Cha Cha in Grease, died from cancer. She was 63.
Annette Charles Actress Annette Charles, best known for her role as Cha Cha in Grease, died from cancer. She was 63.
In this Feb. 16, 2007 file photo, British singer Amy Winehouse poses for photographs after being interviewed by The Associated Press at a studio in north London, Friday, Feb. 16, 2007. British police say singer Amy Winehouse has been found dead at her home in London on Saturday, July 23, 2011. The singer was 27 years old. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
Amy Winehouse In this Feb. 16, 2007 file photo, British singer Amy Winehouse poses for photographs after being interviewed by The Associated Press at a studio in north London, Friday, Feb. 16, 2007. British police say singer Amy Winehouse has been found dead at her home in London on Saturday, July 23, 2011. The singer was 27 years old. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
She was more than just a first lady, admirers said of Betty Ford who died at the age of 93 on July 8. She was a role model for every presidential wife who followed her into the White House, not to mention a tireless advocate for women's rights and other causes that improved the lives of millions. (credit: ROSE M. PROUSER AFP/Getty Images)
Betty Ford She was more than just a first lady, admirers said of Betty Ford who died at the age of 93 on July 8. She was a role model for every presidential wife who followed her into the White House, not to mention a tireless advocate for women's rights and other causes that improved the lives of millions. (credit: ROSE M. PROUSER AFP/Getty Images)
Sherwood Schwartz - who created "Gilligan's Island" and "The Brady Bunch" - died on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he was being treated for an intestinal infection and underwent several surgeries. He was 94. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Sherwood Schwartz Sherwood Schwartz - who created "Gilligan's Island" and "The Brady Bunch" - died on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he was being treated for an intestinal infection and underwent several surgeries. He was 94. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Former World Boxing Council light welterweight champion Billy Costello, (left) winner of his first 30 professional fights, died of lung cancer June 29. He was 55. (credit: AP file photo)
Billy Costello Former World Boxing Council light welterweight champion Billy Costello, (left) winner of his first 30 professional fights, died of lung cancer June 29. He was 55. (credit: AP file photo)
Elaine Stewart, a leading lady in a series of films in the 1950s, including "Brigadoon,'' and star of the 1970s game shows "Gambit'' and "High Rollers,'' died June 27. She was 81.
Elaine Stewart Elaine Stewart, a leading lady in a series of films in the 1950s, including "Brigadoon,'' and star of the 1970s game shows "Gambit'' and "High Rollers,'' died June 27. She was 81.
Peter Falk, an actor who was best known for his role as Lieutenant Columbo in the television series Columbo, dies June 23, 2011. (credit: AP)
Peter Falk Peter Falk, an actor who was best known for his role as Lieutenant Columbo in the television series Columbo, dies June 23, 2011. (credit: AP)
"Jackass'' cast member Ryan Dunn, 34, died June 20, 2011 of injuries sustained in a car crash in suburban Philadelphia. Police said Dunn and a passenger in his 2007 Porsche died after the car left the roadway and burst into flames.(credit: Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
Ryan Dunn "Jackass'' cast member Ryan Dunn, 34, died June 20, 2011 of injuries sustained in a car crash in suburban Philadelphia. Police said Dunn and a passenger in his 2007 Porsche died after the car left the roadway and burst into flames.(credit: Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
Clarence Clemons, the saxophone player in the E Street Band, died June 18 after complications from a stroke. Clemons was 69. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect.)
Clarence Clemons Clarence Clemons, the saxophone player in the E Street Band, died June 18 after complications from a stroke. Clemons was 69. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect.)
Andrew Gold, a singer, musician and composer whose songs included the 1977 hit "Lonely Boy,'' died June 3. He was 59. (credit: Andrewgold.com)
Andrew Gold Andrew Gold, a singer, musician and composer whose songs included the 1977 hit "Lonely Boy,'' died June 3. He was 59. (credit: Andrewgold.com)
Arness, famous for playing U.S. Marshal Matt Dillon in the 1955-75 CBS Western "Gunsmoke," died on Friday, June 3, 2011 of natural causes. (credit: AP)
James Arness Arness, famous for playing U.S. Marshal Matt Dillon in the 1955-75 CBS Western "Gunsmoke," died on Friday, June 3, 2011 of natural causes. (credit: AP)
Dr. Jack Kevorkian, an assisted suicide advocatem died June 3, 2011 at the age of 83. Kevorkian was released from a Michigan prison in 2007 after serving eight years for second-degree murder. He claims to have assisted in at least 130 suicides. (credit: Jason Merritt /Getty Images)
Dr. Jack Kevorkian Dr. Jack Kevorkian, an assisted suicide advocatem died June 3, 2011 at the age of 83. Kevorkian was released from a Michigan prison in 2007 after serving eight years for second-degree murder. He claims to have assisted in at least 130 suicides. (credit: Jason Merritt /Getty Images)
As manager of The Drifters, she was one of the first African-American female managers in show business. She died the week of May 23, 2011 in Burbank, CA. Her daughter said she had suffered a long illness, but did not elaborate.died last week in Burbank, Calif. She was 84. (credit: AP Photo/Treadwell Entertainment)
Fayrene "Faye" Treadwell As manager of The Drifters, she was one of the first African-American female managers in show business. She died the week of May 23, 2011 in Burbank, CA. Her daughter said she had suffered a long illness, but did not elaborate.died last week in Burbank, Calif. She was 84. (credit: AP Photo/Treadwell Entertainment)
Mark Haines
Mark Haines
Mark Haines, co-anchor of CNBC's morning "Squawk on the Street," died at his home unexpectedly on Tuesday evening, May 24, 2011, the network said. He was 65.(AP Photo/CNBC)
The 28-year-old Boogaard was found dead in his Minneapolis apartment Friday, May 13, five months after he sustained a season-ending concussion with the New York Rangers. (credit: Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)
Derek Boogaard The 28-year-old Boogaard was found dead in his Minneapolis apartment Friday, May 13, five months after he sustained a season-ending concussion with the New York Rangers. (credit: Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)
Pro-Wrestler Randy Savage was killed in a car accident in Florida on May 20. He was 58. (credit: Vince Bucci/Getty Images Entertainment)
'Macho Man' Randy Savage Pro-Wrestler Randy Savage was killed in a car accident in Florida on May 20. He was 58. (credit: Vince Bucci/Getty Images Entertainment)
Sada Thompson, the durable matriarch of stage and screen who won a Tony Award for her portraits of three sisters and their mother in the 1971 comedy "Twigs'' and an Emmy Award for playing the eternally understanding mother in the television series "Family,'' died May 4. She was 81. (AP Photo)
Sada Thompson Sada Thompson, the durable matriarch of stage and screen who won a Tony Award for her portraits of three sisters and their mother in the 1971 comedy "Twigs'' and an Emmy Award for playing the eternally understanding mother in the television series "Family,'' died May 4. She was 81. (AP Photo)
Arthur Laurents, the director, playwright and screenwriter who wrote such enduring stage musicals as "West Side Story" and "Gypsy," as well as the movie classics "Rope" and "The Way We Were," died on May 5, 2011. He was 93. (credit: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
Arthur Laurents Arthur Laurents, the director, playwright and screenwriter who wrote such enduring stage musicals as "West Side Story" and "Gypsy," as well as the movie classics "Rope" and "The Way We Were," died on May 5, 2011. He was 93. (credit: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
Jackie Cooper, at age 9, was the youngest actor to receive an Academy Award nomination. He would star in several "Our Gang" productions as a child and went on to play Daily Planet editor Perry White in the four Christoper Reeve "Superman" films. He also was a director, including many episodes in the early run of "M*A*S*H." He died in Santa Monica, CA on May 3, 2011 at 88-years-old. (photo credit: AP)
Jackie Cooper Jackie Cooper, at age 9, was the youngest actor to receive an Academy Award nomination. He would star in several "Our Gang" productions as a child and went on to play Daily Planet editor Perry White in the four Christoper Reeve "Superman" films. He also was a director, including many episodes in the early run of "M*A*S*H." He died in Santa Monica, CA on May 3, 2011 at 88-years-old. (photo credit: AP)
Osama bin Laden, the glowering mastermind behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks that killed thousands of Americans, was slain in his luxury hideout in Pakistan May 2 in a firefight with U.S. forces, ending a manhunt that spanned a frustrating decade. (AP)
Osama bin Laden Osama bin Laden, the glowering mastermind behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks that killed thousands of Americans, was slain in his luxury hideout in Pakistan May 2 in a firefight with U.S. forces, ending a manhunt that spanned a frustrating decade. (AP)
Rev. David Wilkerson, founding pastor of Times Square Church in New York City and author of the best-selling book, "The Cross and the Switchblade,'' died in a car crash in Texas April 27. He was 79. (credit: CBS)
Rev. David Wilkerson Rev. David Wilkerson, founding pastor of Times Square Church in New York City and author of the best-selling book, "The Cross and the Switchblade,'' died in a car crash in Texas April 27. He was 79. (credit: CBS)
Singer, guitarist and songwriter Phoebe Snow died Tuesday, April 26, 2011 in Edison, N.J., from complications of a brain hemorrhage she suffered in January 2010, said Rick Miramontez, her longtime friend and public relations representative. She was 58. (credit: Sue Cameron,  Robert Raphael/AP)
Phoebe Snow Singer, guitarist and songwriter Phoebe Snow died Tuesday, April 26, 2011 in Edison, N.J., from complications of a brain hemorrhage she suffered in January 2010, said Rick Miramontez, her longtime friend and public relations representative. She was 58. (credit: Sue Cameron, Robert Raphael/AP)
TV on the Radio bassist Gerard Smith died April 20 of lung cancer. He was 36.
Gerard Smith TV on the Radio bassist Gerard Smith died April 20 of lung cancer. He was 36.
Chris Hondros and Tim Hetherington
Chris Hondros, Tim Hetherington
Award-winning photojournalists Chris Hondros and Tim Hetherington, both of whom lived in Brooklyn, were killed while covering the rebellion in Libya on April 20, 2011. Hondros worked for Getty Images - hundreds of his photos are on this site. Hetherington was the Oscar-nominated co-director of the documentary "Restrepo," about soldiers at a remote outpost in Afghanistan.
Chris Hondros and Tim Hetherington
Grete Waitz had never run a marathon before the New York City race in October 1978. After it, her name and New York would be forever linked. Waitz died April 19 at age 57 in a hospital in her native Oslo after a six-year battle with cancer. (credit: David Cannon/Getty Images)
Grete Waitz Grete Waitz had never run a marathon before the New York City race in October 1978. After it, her name and New York would be forever linked. Waitz died April 19 at age 57 in a hospital in her native Oslo after a six-year battle with cancer. (credit: David Cannon/Getty Images)
Sidney Lumet, the award-winning director of acclaimed films such as "Network,'' "Serpico,'' "Dog Day Afternoon'' and "12 Angry Men,'' died April 9. He was 86.(Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
Sydney Lumet Sidney Lumet, the award-winning director of acclaimed films such as "Network,'' "Serpico,'' "Dog Day Afternoon'' and "12 Angry Men,'' died April 9. He was 86.(Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
Farley Granger, the 1950s bobby sox screen idol who starred in the Alfred Hitchcock classics "Rope'' and "Strangers on a Train,'' died March 27 . He was 85.
Farley Granger
(AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Farley Granger, the 1950s bobby sox screen idol who starred in the Alfred Hitchcock classics "Rope'' and "Strangers on a Train,'' died March 27 . He was 85.
Geraldine Ferraro, a former New York Congresswoman and the first woman vice presidential candidate of a major party, died March 26 at the age of 75. (AP)
Geraldine Ferraro Geraldine Ferraro, a former New York Congresswoman and the first woman vice presidential candidate of a major party, died March 26 at the age of 75. (AP)
Actress Elizabeth Taylor Poses In An Old Film Still, circa 1950.  The iconic, Oscar-winning actress died at age 79 on March 23, 2011 of congestive heart failure. (credit: Getty Images)
Elizabeth Taylor Actress Elizabeth Taylor Poses In An Old Film Still, circa 1950. The iconic, Oscar-winning actress died at age 79 on March 23, 2011 of congestive heart failure. (credit: Getty Images)
Pinetop Perkins, one of the last old-school bluesmen who played with Muddy Waters and became the oldest Grammy winner this year, died on March 21 at his home of cardiac arrest. He was 97.
Pinetop Perkins
(AP File Photo)
Pinetop Perkins, one of the last old-school bluesmen who played with Muddy Waters and became the oldest Grammy winner this year, died on March 21 at his home of cardiac arrest. He was 97.
Former NFL wide receiver Drew Hill, a two-time Pro Bowler who was a key part of the Houston Oilers' famed "Run and Shoot'' offense of the 1980s, died in Atlanta on March 18 after suffering two massive strokes. He was 54 (AP File Photo)
Drew Hill Former NFL wide receiver Drew Hill, a two-time Pro Bowler who was a key part of the Houston Oilers' famed "Run and Shoot'' offense of the 1980s, died in Atlanta on March 18 after suffering two massive strokes. He was 54 (AP File Photo)
Singer Nate Dogg died at age 41 on March 16, 2011 following numerous strokes. Nathaniel D. Hale sang in a distinctive monotone style on numerous hip-hop tracks. (credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Nate Dogg Singer Nate Dogg died at age 41 on March 16, 2011 following numerous strokes. Nathaniel D. Hale sang in a distinctive monotone style on numerous hip-hop tracks. (credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
David Broder, the Pulitzer-Prize winning Washington Post political columnist whose even-handed treatment of Democrats and Republicans set him apart from the ideological warriors on the nation's op-ed pages, died March 9. He was 81. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images for Meet the Press)
David Broder David Broder, the Pulitzer-Prize winning Washington Post political columnist whose even-handed treatment of Democrats and Republicans set him apart from the ideological warriors on the nation's op-ed pages, died March 9. He was 81. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images for Meet the Press)
Former Alice in Chains bassist Mike Starr was found dead March 8 in a home in Salt Lake City. He was 44. (Photo: VH1)
Mike Starr Former Alice in Chains bassist Mike Starr was found dead March 8 in a home in Salt Lake City. He was 44. (Photo: VH1)
Comedian Mike DeStefano, who finished among the top five finalists last season in NBC's "Last Comic Standing,'' died on March 6. He was 44. (Photo: Cringe Humor Entertainment/AP)
Mike DeStefano Comedian Mike DeStefano, who finished among the top five finalists last season in NBC's "Last Comic Standing,'' died on March 6. He was 44. (Photo: Cringe Humor Entertainment/AP)
Former Dodgers great Duke Snider died on Feb. 27, 2011. The Hall of Fame center fielder helped the Dodgers bring their elusive and only World Series crown to Brooklyn in 1955. (credit: Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
Duke Snider Former Dodgers great Duke Snider died on Feb. 27, 2011. The Hall of Fame center fielder helped the Dodgers bring their elusive and only World Series crown to Brooklyn in 1955. (credit: Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
Jane Russell is shown in a scene from the movie "The Outlaw."  A family member on Monday, Feb. 28, 2011 said Russell, stunning star of 1940s and 1950s films, died at age 89. (AP File Photo)
Jane Russell Jane Russell is shown in a scene from the movie "The Outlaw." A family member on Monday, Feb. 28, 2011 said Russell, stunning star of 1940s and 1950s films, died at age 89. (AP File Photo)
Dwayne McDuffie, who wrote comic books for Marvel and DC and co-founded his own publishing company before crossing over to television and animation, died Feb. 21. He was 49. (Photo: Comicvine.com)
Dwayne McDuffie Dwayne McDuffie, who wrote comic books for Marvel and DC and co-founded his own publishing company before crossing over to television and animation, died Feb. 21. He was 49. (Photo: Comicvine.com)
Edward Zigo, the New York City detective who cracked the notorious Son of Sam case in the 1970s by acting on a hunch about a parking ticket and arrested killer David Berkowitz, died Feb. 19. He was 84. (Photo: Zigo holds up the .44 caliber gun used by the Son of Sam killer, David Berkowitz, August 11, 1977. (AP Photo/Dan Goodrich)
Edward Zigo Edward Zigo, the New York City detective who cracked the notorious Son of Sam case in the 1970s by acting on a hunch about a parking ticket and arrested killer David Berkowitz, died Feb. 19. He was 84. (Photo: Zigo holds up the .44 caliber gun used by the Son of Sam killer, David Berkowitz, August 11, 1977. (AP Photo/Dan Goodrich)
The former Pittsburgh Pirates manager died on Feb. 11 at age 83 (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Chuck Tanner The former Pittsburgh Pirates manager died on Feb. 11 at age 83 (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Legendary guitarist behind the rock band "Thin Lizzy" died on Feb. 6 of a heart attack. He was 59. Moore seen in July 2010 (Photo: Sebastien Feval/AFP/Getty)
Gary Moore Legendary guitarist behind the rock band "Thin Lizzy" died on Feb. 6 of a heart attack. He was 59. Moore seen in July 2010 (Photo: Sebastien Feval/AFP/Getty)
VP Candidate, Peace Corps founder and father of Maria, "Sarge" died on January 18 at the age of 95. Eunice Kennedy Shriver and husband Sargent Shriver in 2004 (Photo: Doug Benc Collection: Getty Images Entertainment)
Sargent Shriver VP Candidate, Peace Corps founder and father of Maria, "Sarge" died on January 18 at the age of 95. Eunice Kennedy Shriver and husband Sargent Shriver in 2004 (Photo: Doug Benc Collection: Getty Images Entertainment)
Jack Lalane died on January 23, 2011, of respiratory failure due to pneumonia at his home in Morro Bay, California. (Photo: Toby Canham/Getty Images)
Jack LaLanne (Fitness Enthusiast) (96) Jack Lalane died on January 23, 2011, of respiratory failure due to pneumonia at his home in Morro Bay, California. (Photo: Toby Canham/Getty Images)
Actress Susannah York is seen at the private view for 'Off Stage: The RADA Centenary Portraits,' photographer Cambridge Jones's photographs of 100 Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art-trained stars marking the acting school's centenary, at the Getty Images Gallery on August 10, 2005 in London, England. (Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images)
Susannah York ("Superman" Actress) (72) She died of bone marrow cancer on January 15. (Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images)
Peter Yates - Photo via AP
Peter Yates ("Bullitt" Director) (81) Yates died in London on January 9. (Photo via AP)
Tom Cavanagh #47 of the San Jose Sharks in action during the NHL game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at HP Pavilion on December 4, 2008 in San Jose, California. The Sharks defeated the Blue Jackets 3-2. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Tom Cavanagh (Hockey Player) (28) Tom Cavanagh of the San Jose Sharks was found dead in a Providence, Rhode Island mall parking garage on January 6. The cause was ruled to be blunt force trauma. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
FILE - In a May 13, 1966 file photo, actresses Anne Francis, left, Lucille Ball, center, and Barbara Stanwyck pose at a party hosted by CBS-TV for the nominees for the 1966 Emmy Awards in Beverly Hills, Ca. Actress Anne Francis, who was the love interest in the 1950s science-fiction classic "Forbidden Planet" and later was sexy private eye in "Honey West" on TV, has died at age 80. Francis died Sunday, Jan 2, 2011 at a Santa Barbara nursing home, said Bill Guntle, a funeral director McDermott-Crockett & Associates Mortuary in Santa Barbara. (AP Photo, File)
Anne Francis (Actress) (80) The star of "Forbidden Planet" died of pancreatic cancer on January 2. (AP Photo)
British actor Pete Postlethwaite speaks during the preview of his new documentary film 'Liyarn Ngarn' at the Sydney Writers Festival on May 21, 2008 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)
Pete Postlethwaithe (Actor) (64) The actor, known for "Jurassic Park," "Inception," and "The Usual Suspects," died of cancer on January 2. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)
Composer John Barry poses with the ‘BAFTA Fellowship’ award at The Orange British Academy Film Awards at the Odeon Leicester Square – London, England – Feb 12, 2005 – Photo: Dave Hogan/Getty Images
John Barry (12-Time James Bond Composer) (77) The composer died on January 30 of an unreleased cause. (Photo: Dave Hogan/Getty Images
Actor Len Lesser arrives at Everybody Loves Raymond Series Wrap Party at Hanger 8 on April 28, 2005 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Matthew Simmons/Getty Images)Actor Len Lesser arrives at Everybody Loves Raymond Series Wrap Party at Hanger 8 on April 28, 2005 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Matthew Simmons/Getty Images)
Actor Len Lesser (Uncle Leo on "Seinfeld") (88) He died of cancer-related pneumonia on February 16. (Photo by Matthew Simmons/Getty Images)
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