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May 17, 2019

Hello fans,

New GadgetsI am a huge fan of today's featured celebrity, but not because of her memorable role as Rhoda Morgenstern on 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' and its spin-off 'Rhoda'. My fandom is because of a sitcom 'Valerie', aka 'Valerie's Family'. I loved that show! If you haven't figured out that today's featured celebrity is the wonderfully talented Valerie Harper.

Harper's stellar career started in the 1950s and is still going strong no matter what. She's truly amazing! So let's she what she's been doing these days.

And remember, I did NOT forget the rest of today's issue. So if you would like to see the rest of this issue which includes Valerie's CREDITS, the answers to DEAD OR ALIVE?, and the list of WHO PASSED ON THIS WEEK, then please, please, please click the link right here: Where is Valerie Harper?

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See if you know if the following celebrities have had a visit from the "Grim Reaper":

Martin Mull: Actor and comedian, played Leon on the TV series "Roseanne", also appeared in the series "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman" and "Fernwood 2Nite" and many movies

Allen Funt: The man behind the TV show "Candid Camera"

Pia Zadora: Actress and singer, she appeared in "The Lonely Lady" and other poorly received movies, her singing career has been more successful

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Valerie Harper

Learn More About Valerie Harper, see Then & Now pictures, and find out What She's Been Up To on Celebrity Nooz

BIRTH DATE: August 22, 1939 in Suffern, New York, USA

BIRTH NAME: Valerie Kathryn Harper

CLAIM TO FAME: Valerie Harper is an American actress best remembered for her role as Rhoda Morgenstern on 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' and its spin-off 'Rhoda' in the 1970s.

FAMILY LIFE: Harper married actor Richard Schaal in 1964. They divorced in 1978. Harper later married Tony Cacciotti in 1987; the couple adopted a daughter.

INFO: Studied ballet.

Graduated from the private Young Professionals School on West 56th Street, where classmates included Sal Mineo, Tuesday Weld, and Carol Lynley.

A member of Second City.

Harper began as a dancer and chorus girl on Broadway, and went on to perform in several Broadway shows, some choreographed by Michael Kidd.

While doing theater in Los Angeles in 1970, Harper was spotted by casting agent Ethel Winant, and then auditioned for the role of Rhoda Morgenstern on The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

Graduate of the Erhard Seminars Training (better known as EST).

Harper returned to situation comedy in 1986 when she played family matriarch Valerie Hogan on the NBC series Valerie. Following a salary dispute with NBC and production company Lorimar in 1987, Harper was fired from the series at the end of its second season. Harper sued NBC and Lorimar for breach of contract. Her claims against NBC were dismissed, but the jury found that Lorimar had wrongfully fired her and awarded her $1.4 million plus 12.5 percent of the show's profits. The series continued without her with the explanation that her character had died off-screen. In 1987, it was initially renamed Valerie's Family and then The Hogan Family, as Harper was replaced by actress Sandy Duncan, who played her sister-in-law Sandy Hogan. NBC canceled The Hogan Family in 1990, but CBS picked up the series for a final season.

In the 70s/80s, Harper was involved in the Women's Liberation Movement and was an advocate of the Equal Rights Amendment. With Dennis Weaver she co-founded L.I.F.E. in 1983, a charity that fed thousands of needy in Los Angeles.

In 2009, Harper was diagnosed with lung cancer.

She announced on March 6, 2013, that tests from a January hospital stay revealed she has leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, a rare condition in which cancer cells spread into the meninges, the membranes surrounding the brain. She said her doctors had given her as little as three months life expectancy.

In September 2017, she made this comment: "People are saying, 'She's on her way to death and quickly'. Now it's five years instead of three months ... I'm going to fight this. I'm going to see a way."

TRIVIA: First met Mary Tyler Moore on set of The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961), where her then-husband, Richard Schaal, was guest-starring.

She won four Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award for her work as Rhoda Morgenstern.

She and her then-husband Richard Schaal were also a writing team and wrote a script for the series Love, American Style (1969) called "Love and the Visitor", Love, American Style: Love and the Elopement/Love and the Visitor (1970), back in the early 1970s.

Her most notable film appearances include roles in Freebie and the Bean (1974) and Chapter Two (1979), both of which garnered her Golden Globe Award nominations.

Harper is a member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and ran for president in the 2001 election, losing to Melissa Gilbert. She served on the Hollywood Board of Directors of SAG.

Harper was announced as a contestant for the 17th season of Dancing with the Stars. She was partnered with professional dancer Tristan MacManus. Harper and MacManus were voted off the show on October 7, 2013.

WHERE IS SHE NOW: Due to Harper's cancer battle her health is her number one priority. She's living life to the fullest and has recently done some voicework on The Simpsons and American Dad!.


2014-2019 American Dad! (TV Series)...IHOP Diner
- I Am the Jeans: The Gina Lavetti Story (2019) ... (voice)
- Cock of the Sleepwalk (2014) ... IHOP Diner (voice)

2013-2018 The Simpsons (TV Series)...Jennifer Clarkeson / General Hospital nurse / Ms. Myles / ...
- Frink Gets Testy (2018) ... Jennifer Clarkeson (voice)
- Gone Boy (2017) ... General Hospital nurse (voice)
- Mr. Lisa's Opus (2017) ... Ms. Myles (voice)
- Whistler's Father (2017) ... Backstage Mom (voice)
- Moho House (2017) ... Mrs. Butterworth (voice)
- Looking for Mr. Goodbart (2017) ... Old Lady (voice)
- A Test Before Trying (2013) ... Department of Standardized Testing Proctor (voice)

2016 Stars in Shorts: No Ordinary Love...Mother

2016 My Mom and the Girl (Short)...Norma / Nanny

2016 Childrens Hospital (TV Series)...Mamma Fiorucci
- Childrens Horsepital (2016) ... Mamma Fiorucci

2015/I Merry Xmas (Short)...Mother

2015 2 Broke Girls (TV Series)...Nola Anderz
- And the Great Unwashed (2015) ... Nola Anderz

2015 Melissa & Joey (TV Series)...Aunt Bunny
- Thanks But No Thanks (2015) ... Aunt Bunny

2014 Signed, Sealed, Delivered (TV Series)...Theresa Capodiamonte
- To Whom It May Concern (2014) ... Theresa Capodiamonte
- Time to Start Livin' (2014) ... Theresa Capodiamonte

2014 The Town That Came A-Courtin'...Charlotte

2013 Hot in Cleveland (TV Series)...Angie
- Love Is All Around (2013) ... Angie

2011-2012 Drop Dead Diva (TV Series)...Judge Leslie Singer
- Freak Show (2012) ... Judge Leslie Singer
- Bride-a-Palooza (2011) ... Judge Leslie Singer

2012 Shiver...Audrey Alden

2011 Fixing Pete (TV Movie)...Mrs. Friedlander

2011 Certainty...Kathryn

2011 My Future Boyfriend (TV Movie)...Bobbi Moreau

2011 Desperate Housewives (TV Series)...Claire Bremmer
- Where Do I Belong? (2011) ... Claire Bremmer

2009 'Til Death (TV Series)...Barbara Stark / Barbara
- The Courtship of Eddie's Parents (2009) ... Barbara Stark
- The Courtship of Eddie's Parents (2009) ... Barbara

2007 Golda's Balcony...Golda Meir

2005 Committed (TV Series)...Lily Solomon
- The Mother Episode (2005) ... Lily Solomon

2003-2004 Less Than Perfect (TV Series)...Judith, Owen's Mom
- Mom's the Word (2004) ... Judith, Owen's Mom
- Claude's Alternative Thanksgiving (2003) ... Judith, Owen's Mom

2004 As Told by Ginger (TV Series)...Maryellen / Librarian
- The Wedding Frame (2004) ... Maryellen / Librarian (voice)

2002 Dancing at the Harvest Moon (TV Movie)...Claire

2001 Three Sisters (TV Series)...Merle Keats
- Three Thanksgivings, One Turkey (2001) ... Merle Keats
- The In-Laws (2001) ... Merle Keats

2001 Family Law (TV Series)...Julia
- Clemency (2001) ... Julia

2001 That '70s Show (TV Series)...Paula
- Eric's Naughty No-no (2001) ... Paula

2000 Beggars and Choosers (TV Series)
- Be Careful What You Wish For (2000)

2000 Mary and Rhoda (TV Movie)...Rhoda Morgenstern-Rousseau

1999 Sex and the City (TV Series)...Wallis Wysel
- Shortcomings (1999) ... Wallis Wysel

1996-1999 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)...Kate Prescott
- Full Circle (1999) ... Kate Prescott
- Flesh and Blood (1996) ... Kate Prescott

1998 Generator Gawl (TV Series)...Dream Crowd / Girl Emcee / Student (English version, voice)

1998 Sorcerous Stabber Orphen (TV Series)...Townspeople
- The Sword of Baltanders (1998) ... Townspeople (English version, voice)

1998 Melrose Place (TV Series)...Mia Mancini
- Last Train to Baghdad (1998) ... Mia Mancini
- Mama Mia (1998) ... Mia Mancini

1997 Dog's Best Friend (TV Movie)...Chicken (voice)

1996 Promised Land (TV Series)...Molly Arnold
- The Magic Gate (1996) ... Molly Arnold

1995 The Office (TV Series)...Rita Stone
- My Guy (1995) ... Rita Stone
- Judgement Day (1995) ... Rita Stone
- Power Playing (1995) ... Rita Stone
- Rita & Frank (1995) ... Rita Stone
- Laboring Pains (1995) ... Rita Stone
- Pilot (1995) ... Rita Stone

1995 The Great Mom Swap (TV Movie)...Grace

1994 A Friend to Die For (TV Movie)...Mrs. Delvecchio

1994 Missing Persons (TV Series)...Ellen Hartig
- What Do You Want... A Signed Confession? (1994) ... Ellen Hartig
- Tell Me You Didn't Do It... I'll Go to the Wall for You (1994) ... Ellen Hartig
- All They Had to Do Was Ask... (1994) ... Ellen Hartig

1991 Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Fashion (TV Movie)...Dyan Draper

1990 City (TV Series)...Liz Gianni
- Just a Passing Dad (1990) ... Liz Gianni
- With a Song in Your Heart and a Knife in Your Back (1990) ... Liz Gianni
- Seems Like Old Times (1990) ... Liz Gianni
- Oil and Water (1990) ... Liz Gianni
- Love Among the Ruins (1990) ... Liz Gianni
- Unfinished Business (1990) ... Liz Gianni
- You Can't Bite City Hall (1990) ... Liz Gianni
- The Big Leak (1990) ... Liz Gianni
- Your Park or Mine (1990) ... Liz Gianni
- The Miracle at City Hall (1990) ... Liz Gianni
- Another One Died on the Steps Last Night (1990) ... Liz Gianni
- Family Business (1990) ... Liz Gianni
- Pilot (1990) ... Liz Gianni

1990 Stolen: One Husband (TV Movie)...Katherine Slade

1988 The People Across the Lake (TV Movie)...Rachel Yoman

1988 Drop-Out Mother (TV Movie)...Nora Cromwell

1987 Strange Voices (TV Movie)...Lynn Glover

1986-1987 Valerie (TV Series)...Valerie Hogan
32 episodes

1986 The Love Boat (TV Series)...Laurel Peters
- Egyptian Cruise: Part 2 (1986) ... Laurel Peters
- Egyptian Cruise: Part 1 (1986) ... Laurel Peters

1985 The Execution (TV Movie)...Hannah Epstein

1984 Blame It on Rio...Karen Hollis

1983 An Invasion of Privacy (TV Movie)...Kate Bianchi

1982 Don't Go to Sleep (TV Movie)...Laura

1982 Farrell for the People (TV Movie)...Liz Farrell

1981 The Day the Loving Stopped (TV Movie)...Norma Danner

1980 The Shadow Box (TV Movie)...Maggie

1980 Fun and Games (TV Movie)...Carol Hefferman

1980 The Last Married Couple in America...Barbara

1979 Chapter Two...Faye Medwick

1974-1978 Rhoda (TV Series)...Rhoda Gerard / Rhoda Morgenstern
110 episodes

1970-1977 The Mary Tyler Moore Show (TV Series)...Rhoda Morgenstern / Rhoda Gerard
92 episodes

1977 Night Drive (TV Movie)...Carol Turner

1974 Freebie and the Bean...Consuelo - Bean's Wife

1974 Thursday's Game (TV Movie)...Ann Menzente

1972 Columbo (TV Series)...Eve Babcock
- The Most Crucial Game (1972) ... Eve Babcock

1971 Story Theatre (TV Series)

1971 Love, American Style (TV Series)...Barbara Watkins (segment "Love and the Housekeeper")
- Love and the Fuzz/Love and the Groupie/Love and the Housekeeper/Love and Women's Lib (1971) ... Barbara Watkins (segment "Love and the Housekeeper")

1969 With a Feminine Touch

1963 Trash Program (Short)...Wife (voice, uncredited)

1963 The Doctors (TV Series)...Mrs. Steiner
- Zip Guns Can Kill (1963) ... Mrs. Steiner

1959 Li'l Abner...Luke's Wife (uncredited)

1956 Rock Rock Rock!...Dancer at Prom (uncredited)

To see Then & Now pictures of Valerie Harper, visit: Celebrity Nooz

--Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE--

Martin Mull - ALIVE
Born: 08/18/1943

Allen Funt - DEAD (Stroke)
Born: 09/16/1914 Died: 09/05/1999

Pia Zadora - ALIVE
Born: 05/04/1954


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Michael Zampelas, 82, Cypriot politician, mayor of Nicosia (2002-2006).

Urbano José Allgayer, 95, Brazilian Roman Catholic prelate.
Yuriy Bohutsky [uk], 66, Ukrainian politician, Minister of Culture (1999, 2001-2005, 2006-2007), complications from surgery.
Leopoldo Brizuela, 55, Argentine journalist, translator and poet, winner of Alfaguara Prize (2012) and Konex Award (2014).
Tim Conway, 85, American actor and comedian (McHale's Navy, The Carol Burnett Show, SpongeBob SquarePants), complications from normal pressure hydrocephalus.
Tommy Donbavand, 53, English children's author and actor (Scream Street), throat and lung cancer.
Gianluigi Gabetti [it], 94, Italian businessman, Vice President of Fiat Automobiles (1993-1999), complications from a stroke.
Andrei Guzienko, 55, Ukrainian footballer (Alga Frunze, Prykarpattya Ivano-Frankivsk, Bukovyna Chernivtsi), ruptured aneurysm.
Isaac Kappy, 42, American actor (Terminator Salvation, Thor, Fanboys), suicide by jumping from an overpass.
Sven Lindqvist, 87, Swedish author.
Iris Meléndez, Puerto Rican prosecutor, cancer.
Mike Möllensiep, 43, German footballer (Schalke 04, VfB Lübeck, Dynamo Dresden), cancer.
Étienne Perruchon [fr], 61, French composer.
Leon Rausch, 91, American singer.
Alice Rivlin, 88, American politician, director of the Office of Management and Budget (1994-1996).
Michael Rossmann, 88, German-American physicist and microbiologist.
Nobuo Sekine, 76, Japanese sculptor.
Remig Stumpf, 53, German Olympic cyclist (1988).
Daniel Vidart, 98, Uruguayan anthropologist, historian and essayist.
Werner Weist, 70, German footballer (Borussia Dortmund, Werder Bremen, Stuttgarter Kickers).

Unita Blackwell, 86, American politician and civil rights activist, mayor of Mayersville, Mississippi (1976-2001), complications of dementia.
Doris Day, 97, American actress (Pillow Talk, Calamity Jane), singer ("Que Sera, Sera") and animal welfare activist, Golden Globe winner (1958, 1960, 1963, 1989), pneumonia.
Samuel Eugenio [es], 60, Peruvian football player (Club Universitario de Deportes) and coach, complications from surgery.
Lajos Faragó, 86, Hungarian footballer (national team), Olympic bronze medallist (1960).
Stanton T. Friedman, 84, American-Canadian nuclear physicist and ufologist.
Hu Jinqing, 83, Chinese animator and director (The Fight Between the Snipe and the Clam, Calabash Brothers).
Jörg Kastendiek, 54, German politician, member of the Bürgerschaft of Bremen (1991-2005, since 2007), lymphoma.
Behnam Safavi [fa], 35, Iranian pop music singer, complications from brain surgery.
Hayat Saif, 76, Bangladeshi poet and literary critic.
Kohavi Shemesh [he]?, 75, Iraqi-born Israeli lawyer and social activist, leader of the Black Panthers protest movement.
George Smith, 75, Scottish football referee.

Eva Dahr, 60, Norwegian filmmaker (Himmelblå, Appelsinpiken, Hotel Cæsar).
Dong Jian, 83, Chinese literary scholar, Vice President of Nanjing University (1988-1993).
Klara Guseva, 82, Russian speed skater, Olympic champion (1960), traffic collision.
Anatoli Ionov, 79, Russian ice hockey player, Olympic champion (1968).
Machiko Kyo, 95, Japanese actress (Rashomon, Ugetsu, The Teahouse of the August Moon), heart failure.
Jan Lanser [nl], 92, Dutch trade unionist and politician, chairman of the CNV (1969-1978), member of the States of Utrecht (1978-1987).
Viktor Manakov, 58, Russian cyclist, Olympic champion (1980), complications from surgery.
Doug McAvoy, 80, British trade union leader.
Héctor Enrique Olivares, 61, Argentine politician, engineer and agricultural producer, Deputy (since 2015), shot.
Elsa Patton, 84, American reality television personality (The Real Housewives of Miami, Havana Elsa).
Gene Romero, 71, American motorcycle racer.
Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir, 98, Lebanese Maronite cardinal, Patriarch of Antioch (1986-2011), chest infection.
Alan Skirton, 80, English footballer (Bath City, Arsenal), Alzheimer’s disease.
Ron Smerczak, 69, South African actor (Who Am I?, Dangerous Ground, Shadow).
Éva Vass [hu], 85, Hungarian actress.
Bill K. Williams, 75, American politician, mayor of Saxman, Alaska (1976-1983), member of the Alaska House of Representatives (1993-2005).
Bill Workman, 78, American politician, mayor of Greenville, South Carolina (1983-1995).
Peter Wylie, 76, Australian managing director (The Advertiser), supranuclear palsy.
Hiralal Yadav, 93, Indian folk singer

Jean-Claude Brisseau, 74, French film director (Céline, Secret Things, Les Anges Exterminateurs).
Sir Hector Busby, 86, New Zealand Maori navigator and traditional waka builder.
Gunther Cunningham, 72, German-born American football coach (Kansas City Chiefs, San Diego Chargers, Detroit Lions), cancer.
Gianni De Michelis, 78, Italian politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs (1989-1992), Deputy Prime Minister (1988-1989) and Deputy (1976-1994).
Yogesh Chander Deveshwar, 72, Indian businessman, Chairman and CEO of ITC Limited (1996-2017), cancer.
Melissa Ede, 58, English transgender rights campaigner and social media personality, heart attack.
Jon Gittens, 55, English footballer (Swindon Town, Portsmouth, Exeter City).
Harold Lederman, 79, American boxing judge and analyst (HBO World Championship Boxing), cancer.
Peggy Lipton, 72, American actress (The Mod Squad, Twin Peaks, The Postman) and model, Golden Globe winner (1970), colon cancer.
Pua Magasiva, 38, Samoan-born New Zealand actor (Shortland Street, Power Rangers Ninja Storm, 30 Days of Night).
Lúcio Mauro [pt], 92, Brazilian actor and comedian, respiratory failure.
Robert D. Maxwell, 98, American combat soldier, recipient of the Medal of Honor.
Montserrat Minobis [es], 76, Spanish journalist, complications from surgery.
Marcelo Muniagurria, 72, Argentine trade unionist, engineer and agronomist, President of INTA, Vice Governor of Santa Fe Province (1999-2003) and Deputy (1991-1995).
Angela Eugenia Nonnis [it], 60, Italian politician.
Rong Baisheng, 88, Chinese architect and civil engineer (Guangdong International Building).
Khikmawan Santosa [id], Indonesian sound mixer.
Benoît Serré, 68, Canadian politician, cancer.
Silver King, 51, Mexican professional wrestler (CMLL, WCW) and actor (Nacho Libre), heart attack.
Thomas Silverstein, 67, American convicted murderer, Aryan Nation leader, complications from heart surgery.
Eddie Ugbomah, 78, Nigerian film director, producer and actor.

Atanasio Ballesteros [es], 56, Spanish lawyer and politician, Deputy (1993-2000) and Senator (2000-2004).
Fleming Begaye Sr., 97, American WWII Navajo code talker.
Malcolm Black, 58, New Zealand musician (Netherworld Dancing Toys), bowel cancer.
Frederick Brownell, 79, South African vexillologist, designer of the South African and Namibian flag.
Bert Cooper, 53, American boxer, pancreatic cancer.
Wiley Young Daniel, 72, American judge (United States District Court for the District of Colorado since 1995).
Jenna Hawkins, 99, American bookkeeper.
Anatol Herzfeld, 88, German sculptor and artist.
Jorge Longarón, 86, Spanish comics artist and illustrator (Friday Foster).
Laura Mako, 102, American interior designer.
Thoppil Mohamed Meeran, 74, Indian Tamil writer.
Gordon Neate, 78, English footballer (Reading).
Domenico Padovano, 78, Italian Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Conversano-Monopoli (1987-2016).
Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba, 67, Spanish politician and chemistry professor, Deputy Prime Minister (2010-2011), Minister of the Interior (2006-2011) and Secretary General of the PSOE (2012-2014), stroke.
Warren H. Phillips, 92, American journalist (The Wall Street Journal) and executive (Dow Jones & Company).
M. Ramanathan, 84, Indian politician, MLA (1984-1991).
Paul-Werner Scheele, 91, German Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Würzburg (1979-2003).
Dick Tomey, 80, American football coach (Hawaii Rainbow Warriors, Arizona Wildcats), lung cancer.
James Tuck, 79, American archaeologist.

Abul Khayr Alonto, 73, Filipino politician, lawyer and businessman, chairman of the Mindanao Development Authority (since 2016), pneumonia.
David Arias Pérez, 89, Spanish-born American Roman Catholic prelate, Auxiliary Bishop of Newark (1983-2004).
Sergey Dorenko, 59, Russian journalist and news presenter (Vremya), aortic rupture.
Clement Von Franckenstein, 74, American actor (Lionheart, Shining Through, Death Becomes Her), hypoxia.
Vicente García Riestra [es], 94, Spanish anti-Fascist activist and Holocaust survivor (Buchenwald concentration camp).
Manuel Giner Miralles, 92, Spanish politician, Deputy (1982-1983).
Jim Hawkes, 84, Canadian politician, MP (1979-1993), dementia.
Roman Kaliszan, 74, Polish pharmacologist, rector of Medical University of Gdansk (2005-2008), infection.
Nelly Korniyenko, 80, Russian actress.
Arif Malikov, 85, Azerbaijani composer, People's Artist of the USSR (1986).
Allene Roberts, 90, American actress (The Red House, Knock on Any Door).
Alvin Sargent, 92, American screenwriter (Julia, Ordinary People, Spider-Man 2), Oscar winner (1978, 1981).
Freddie Starr, 76, English comedian, heart disease.[104]
Micky Steele-Bodger, 93, English rugby union player (Harlequins, Barbarians, national team).
Brian Walden, 86, British broadcaster (Weekend World) and politician, MP (1964-1977), emphysema.
Yuan Baohua, 103, Chinese politician and academic administrator, Director of the State Economic Commission (1981-1982), President of Renmin University (1985-1991).
Zhan Wenshan, 78, Chinese physicist, founding director of the Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Segundo Bautista [es], 85, Ecuadorian composer.
Martin Belinga Eboutou, 79, Cameroonian political figure and diplomat.
Jens Beutel, 72, German politician, Lord Mayor of Mainz (1997-2011).
Sprent Dabwido, 46, Nauruan politician, President (2011-2013), throat cancer.
Jim Fowler, 89, American zoologist and television host (Wild Kingdom).
Luther Jennings, 86, American singer (Jackson Southernaires).
Antoine Koné, 56, Ivorian Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Odienné (since 2009).
Yevgeny Krylatov, 85, Russian film composer (Film, Film, Film), pneumonia.
N. R. Madhava Menon, 84, Indian legal educator, liver cancer.
David Montgomery, 72, American baseball executive (Philadelphia Phillies), cancer.
Wendell Nedderman, 97, American academic administrator, President of the University of Texas at Arlington (1972-1992).
George Pouliot, 96, Canadian fencer.