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June 28, 2019

Hello fans,

Bestsellers3Today's featured celebrity is a legend of stage and screen for over half a century. Remembered for so many characters, projects, and moments over the years that you'd be hard-pressed to find someone that didn't know him. It's Dick Van Dyke!

Dick Van Dyke, for my money, is best know for the iconic '60s sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show. For others he's the guy from Mary Poppins, Bye Bye Birdie, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, even Diagnosis Murder. He's had a remarkable career, and even at 93, there's no signs of slowing down for this iconic entertainer. Enjoy!

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Steve


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--DEAD OR ALIVE?--

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

Richard Roundtree: Starred as the one-and-only Shaft in the movie "Shaft"

Don Siegel: Director, "Madigan", "Dirty Harry", "Telefon", "Escape from Alcatraz"

Chad Everett: Starred as Dr. Joe Gannon in the TV series "Medical Center"

(Answer at the bottom)

Dick Van Dyke



Learn More About Dick Van Dyke, see Then & Now pictures, and find out What He's Been Up To on Celebrity Nooz

BIRTH DATE: December 13, 1925 in West Plains, Missouri, USA

BIRTH NAME: Richard Wayne Van Dyke

CLAIM TO FAME: Dick Van Dyke is an American actor, comedian, singer, and dancer, whose entertainment career has spanned seven decades. He became known for his role as Rob Petrie on the CBS television sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show, which ran from 1961 to 1966.

FAMILY LIFE: On February 12, 1948, Van Dyke married Margerie Willett on the radio show Bride and Groom. They had four children: Christian, Barry, Stacy, and Carrie Beth. They divorced in 1984 after a long separation. On February 29, 2012, at the age of 86, Van Dyke married 40-year-old make-up artist Arlene Silver. They had met six years earlier at the SAG awards.

INFO: Van Dyke is the older brother of actor Jerry Van Dyke (1931-2018), who is best known for a role of Luther on the TV series Coach.

Is ambidextrous but writes mainly left-handed.

Served in the United States Air Force.

Before he was a successful actor and a comedian, his first job was that of a radio announcer at a Danville, Illinois radio station at the age of 16. He did the news as well as spun records.

Had a brief stint as a television weatherman in New Orleans, Louisiana.

His album "Songs I Like by Dick Van Dyke" (Command Records, 1963), released at the height of his television success and just before the release of Mary Poppins (1964), was actually a bestseller, remaining on Billboard's top-40 albums chart for several weeks in late 1963-early 1964.

Is a staunch Democrat and a vocal supporter of gun control. Attended some fundraisers for Eugene McCarthy in the 1968 Democratic primaries. He is a self-described Roosevelt New Deal Democrat.

Although Van Dyke is now a committed non-smoker, he admits that he used to smoke 20-40 cigarettes a day.

Almost graduated from Danville High School in Danville, Illinois, in 1944. He received his high school diploma in 2004 when he was 78.

In 2017, Van Dyke released his first solo album since 1963's Songs I Like. The album, Step (Back) In Time, was produced by Bill Bixler (who also played sax), with arrangements by Dave Enos (who also played bass) and features noted musicians John Ferraro (Drums), Tony Guerrero (Trumpet & Vocal duet), Mark LeBrun (Piano), Charley Pollard (Trombone) and Leslie Bixler (Vocals). Step (Back) In Time was released by BixMix Records and showcases Van Dyke in a jazz and big band setting on classic songs from the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s.

TRIVIA: Went to high school with Donald O'Connor.

Beat out Johnny Carson for the role of Rob Petrie on what later became The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961).

Won Broadway's 1961 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Musical) for "Bye, Bye Birdie" and a Grammy Award for the Mary Poppins (1964) soundtrack.

His comic inspiration was Stan Laurel. He says he was able to find him by looking up his name in the phone book in Santa Monica, California, where Laurel lived. He called and Laurel invited him over. The two became good friends. When Laurel died, Van Dyke delivered his eulogy at the funeral.

Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on February 25, 1993. But when the star was unveiled, his name was misspelled on the star as "VANDYKE". Being a good sport, he laughed, took a pen and drew a slash between "VAN" and "DYKE". The star was corrected soon after.

Was offered the role of Ambassador Thorn in The Omen (1976) before it went to Gregory Peck, but turned it down because of the film's violent and gory content. In a 2013 interview with "The Daily Telegraph" Van Dyke said his decision to decline the role was "stupid".

He was nearly cast as Fagin in Oliver! (1968) since the Columbia producers felt that Ron Moody, who had played the part in the London stage version, wasn't famous enough to attract movie audiences.

Received a lemon cake every Christmas from Charles Bronson, who lived nearby in Malibu, for 16 years.

His favorite The Dick Van Dyke Show episode is The Dick Van Dyke Show: Where Did I Come From? (1962).

Got the lead role of Rob Petrie on The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961), after producer Sheldon Leonard was so impressed with Van Dyke's performance in the stage production of "Bye, Bye Birdie".

WHERE ARE THEY NOW: With Mary Poppins Returns, 2018 was a big year for Dick Van Dyke. Now, Van Dyke is to star in the comedy Capture the Flag, which is currently in pre-production.



CREDITS:

2018 Buttons

2018 Mary Poppins Returns...Mr. Dawes, Jr.

2017 The Dick Van Dyke Show: Now in Living Color! (TV Movie)...Rob Petrie

2016 The Dick Van Dyke Show: Now in Living Color! (TV Movie)...Rob Petrie

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

2016 Trollz (Video)...Yusop (voice)

2016 Life Is Boring...The Night Owl

2015 The Middle (TV Series)...Dutch Spence
- Two of a Kind (2015) ... Dutch Spence

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

2014 Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb...Cecil

2014 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (TV Series)...Captain Goof Beard / Grandpappy Goof
- Mickey's Pirate Adventure (2014) ... Captain Goof Beard / Grandpappy Goof (voice)

2014 Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day...Dick Van Dyke (uncredited)

2010 The Caretaker 3D (Short)...The Caretaker

2008 Murder 101: New Age (TV Movie)...Dr. Jonathan Maxwell

2007 Murder 101: If Wishes Were Horses (TV Movie)...Dr. Jonathan Maxwell

2007 Murder 101: College Can Be Murder (TV Movie)...Dr. Jonathan Maxwell

2006 Night at the Museum...Cecil

2006 Curious George...Mr. Bloomsberry (voice)

2006 Murder 101 (TV Movie)...Dr. Jonathan Maxwell

2005 Batman: New Times (Video short)...Commisioner Gordon (voice)

2004 The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited (TV Movie)...Robert 'Rob' Petrie

2003 The Alan Brady Show (TV Movie)...Webb (voice)

2003 The Gin Game (TV Movie)...Weller Martin

2003 Scrubs (TV Series)...Dr. Townshend
- My Brother, My Keeper (2003) ... Dr. Townshend

2002 Diagnosis Murder: Without Warning (TV Movie)...Dr. Mark Sloan

2002 Diagnosis Murder: Town Without Pity (TV Movie)...Dr. Mark Sloan

2001 The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series)...Narrator / Himself
- Walt: The Man Behind the Myth (2001) ... Narrator / Himself

1993-2001 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)...Dr. Mark Sloan / Gangster John 'Mr. G' Gotti / Jonathan Nash / ...
- The Blair Nurse Project (2001) ... Dr. Mark Sloan
- On the Beach (2001) ... Dr. Mark Sloan
- Deja Vous (2001) ... Dr. Mark Sloan
- No Good Deed (2001) ... Dr. Mark Sloan
- The Red's Shoes (2001) ... Dr. Mark Sloan
All 178 episodes

2000 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (TV Series)...Duke
- Welcome Back, Duke (2000) ... Duke

1999 Becker (TV Series)...Fred Becker
- Becker the Elder (1999) ... Fred Becker

1993 Coach (TV Series)...Partygoer
- Christmas of the Van Damned (1993) ... Partygoer (uncredited)

1993 The Town Santa Forgot (TV Short)...Narrator / Old Jeremy Creek (voice)

1993 Chairman's Choice (TV Movie)...Chairman

1993 A Twist of the Knife (TV Movie)...Doctor Mark Sloan

1992 Diagnosis Murder: The House on Sycamore Street (TV Movie)...Doctor Mark Sloan

1992 Diagnosis Murder: Diagnosis of Murder (TV Movie)...Dr. Mark Sloan

1991 Jake and the Fatman (TV Series)...Dr. Mark Sloan
- It Never Entered My Mind (1991) ... Dr. Mark Sloan

1991 Daughters of Privilege (TV Movie)...Buddy Keys

1990 Dick Tracy...D.A. Fletcher

1986-1990 Matlock (TV Series)...Judge Carter Addison
- The Kidnapper (1990) ... Judge Carter Addison (uncredited)
- The Judge (1986) ... Judge Carter Addison

1989 The Golden Girls (TV Series)...Ken
- Love Under the Big Top (1989) ... Ken

1988 The Van Dyke Show (TV Series)...Dick Burgess
- The Revival (1988) ... Dick Burgess
- Dick Burgess: Between the Sheets (1988) ... Dick Burgess
- Chris' Old Flame (1988) ... Dick Burgess
- A Dark and Stormy Night (1988) ... Dick Burgess
- The Benefit (1988) ... Dick Burgess
- Fatal Condo (1988) ... Dick Burgess
- Death Can Be Catching (1988) ... Dick Burgess
- My Favorite Person (1988) ... Dick Burgess
- Dick Stops Smoking (1988) ... Dick Burgess
- Opening Night (1988) ... Dick Burgess

1987 Airwolf II (TV Series)...Malduke - Special Guest Star
- Malduke (1987) ... Malduke - Special Guest Star

1987 Ghost of a Chance (TV Movie)...Bill Nolan

1987 Strong Medicine (TV Movie)...Sam Hawthorne

1987 Highway to Heaven (TV Series)...Wally Dunn
- Wally (1987) ... Wally Dunn

1985 American Playhouse (TV Series)...Les Dischinger
- Breakfast with Les and Bess (1985) ... Les Dischinger

1983 Found Money (TV Movie)...Max Sheppard

1983 CBS Library (TV Series)...Father
- Wrong Way Kid (1983) ... Father (voice)

1982 The Country Girl (TV Movie)...Frank Elgin

1982 Drop-Out Father (TV Movie)...Ed McCall

1981 Harry's Battles (TV Movie)...Harry Fitzsimmons

1979 The Runner Stumbles...Father Brian Rivard

1979 Supertrain (TV Series)...Waldo Chase
- And a Cup of Kindness Too (1979) ... Waldo Chase

1977 The Carol Burnett Show (TV Series)...Various Characters
- Episode #11.11 (1977) ... Various Characters
- Episode #11.10 (1977) ... Various Characters
- Episode #11.9 (1977) ... Various Characters
- Episode #11.8 (1977) ... Various Characters
- Episode #11.7 (1977) ... Various Characters
- Episode #11.6 (1977) ... Various Characters
- Episode #11.5 (1977) ... Various Characters
- Episode #11.4 (1977) ... Various Characters
- Episode #11.3 (1977) ... Various Characters
- Episode #11.2 (1977) ... Various Characters
- Episode #11.1 (1977) ... Various Characters

1975 Tubby the Tuba...Tubby the Tuba (voice)

1971-1974 The New Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series)...Dick Preston
All 72 episodes

1974 Columbo (TV Series)...Paul Galesko
- Negative Reaction (1974) ... Paul Galesko

1974 The Morning After (TV Movie)...Charlie Lester

1973 The New Scooby-Doo Movies (TV Series)...Dick Van Dyke
- Scooby-Doo Meets Dick Van Dyke (1973) ... Dick Van Dyke (voice)

1971 Cold Turkey...Rev. Clayton Brooks

1971 The Bill Cosby Show (TV Series)...Martin
- The Miraculous Martin (1971) ... Martin

1969 The Comic...William Simon aka Billy Bright

1969 Some Kind of a Nut...Fred Amidon

1968 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang...Caractacus Potts

1968 Never a Dull Moment...Jack Albany

1967 Fitzwilly...Claude R. Fitzwilliam

1967 Divorce American Style...Richard Harmon

1966 Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N....Lt. Robin Crusoe

1961-1966 The Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series)...Rob Petrie / Hezekiah Petrie
All 158 episodes

1965 The Art of Love...Paul Sloane

1964 Mary Poppins...Bert / Mr. Dawes Senior (as Navckid Keyd)

1964 What a Way to Go!...Edgar Hopper

1963 Bye Bye Birdie...Albert F. Peterson

1960 Look Up and Live (TV Series)...Mime
- The Stranger (1960) ... Mime
- The Guilty One (1960)
- The Ugly One (1960) ... Mime

1960 New Comedy Showcase (TV Series)...Richard Alexander
- The Trouble with Richard (1960) ... Richard Alexander

1959-1960 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)...Albert F. Peterson - Scene from 'Bye Bye Birdie' / Sketch Actor
- Episode #13.37 (1960) ... Albert F. Peterson - Scene from 'Bye Bye Birdie'
- Episode #13.11 (1959) ... Sketch Actor

1960 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)...Thomas Craig
- Craig's Will (1960) ... Thomas Craig

1959 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)...Justin Grey
- Trap for a Stranger (1959) ... Justin Grey

1958 True Story (TV Series)
- The Imperfect Secretary (1958)

1957-1958 The Phil Silvers Show (TV Series)...Pvt. Swiftington 'Swifty' Bilko / Pvt. Hank Lumpkin
- Bilko's Cousin (1958) ... Pvt. Swiftington 'Swifty' Bilko
- Hillbilly Whiz (1957) ... Pvt. Hank Lumpkin

DISCOGRAPHY:

1963 Songs I Like

2001 Put On a Happy Face

2009 Rhythm Train

2017 Step (Back) In Time

To see Then & Now pictures of Dick Van Dyke, visit: Celebrity Nooz

--Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE--

Richard Roundtree - ALIVE
Born: 07/09/1942

Don Siegel - DEAD (Cancer)
Born: 10/26/1912 Died: 04/20/1991

Chad Everett - DEAD (Cancer)
Born: 06/11/1936 Died: 07/24/2012

WHO PASSED ON THIS WEEK...

6/27
Jharna Dhara Chowdhury, 80, Bangladeshi social activist, cerebral hemorrhage.
Shyam Mitra, 82, Indian cricketer (Bengal), liver disease.

6/26
Georges Brossard, 79, Canadian entomologist, founder of the Montreal Insectarium, lung cancer.
Beth Chapman, 51, American bounty hunter and reality television personality (Dog the Bounty Hunter), throat cancer.
Ivan Cooper, 75, Northern Irish politician, MP (1969-1974), co-founder of the SDLP.
Douglas Fielding, 73, British actor (Z-Cars, EastEnders) and narrator (Nightfall in Middle-Earth).
Valeriy Kharchenko [ru], 81, Russian film director (War is Over. Please Forget...).
Vijaya Nirmala, 73, Indian film director (Bezawada Bebbuli) and actress (Bhargavi Nilayam, Rangula Ratnam), heart attack.
Édith Scob, 81, French actress (Eyes Without a Face, Summer Hours, Holy Motors).
Max Wright, 75, American actor (ALF, All That Jazz, Reds), lymphoma.

6/25
Tony Barone, 72, American basketball coach (Memphis Grizzlies).
Elda Cerchiari Necchi [it], 95, Italian art historian.
John Dillon, 76, Irish hurler (Roscrea, Tipperary).
Russ Ewing, 95, American journalist (WLS-TV, WMAQ-TV), bladder cancer.
Giuseppe Fabiani, 92, Italian Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Imola (1989-2002).
Bruno de Keyzer, 69, French cinematographer (Little Dorrit).
Li Lun, 91, Chinese lieutenant general, Deputy Director of the PLA General Logistics Department.
Alfie Linehan, 79, Irish cricketer.
Bryan Marshall, 81, British actor (The Spy Who Loved Me, Quatermass and the Pit, The Long Good Friday).
Kevin McKenna, 75, Irish republican, chief of staff of the Provisional Irish Republican Army (1983-1997).
Edgardo Mesa [es], 81, Argentine journalist and actor.
Sascha Pohflepp, 41, German artist.
Alla Pokrovskaya [ru], 81, Russian actress (July Rain, Take Aim, Fox Hunting).
Mohan Ranade, 88, Indian freedom fighter.
Isabel Sarli, 89, Argentine actress (Thunder Among the Leaves) and glamour model, Miss Argentina (1955).
Swami Satyamitranand, 86, Indian Hindu spiritual teacher, lung disease.
Eerik-Juhan Truuväli, 81, Estonian lawyer and professor, Chancellor of Justice (1993-2000).
Eurig Wyn, 74, Welsh journalist (BBC) and politician, MEP (1999-2004).
Xu Zhongyu, 104, Chinese writer and literary scholar.

6/24
Jeff Austin, 45, American mandolinist and singer (Yonder Mountain String Band).
Graham Barnett, 83, English footballer (Port Vale, Halifax Town).
Bobby Brown, 87, Scottish footballer (Workington).
Billy Drago, 73, American actor (The Untouchables, The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr., Pale Rider), complications from a stroke.
Steve Dunleavy, 81, Australian journalist (New York Post).
Iván Erod, 83, Hungarian-Austrian composer and pianist.
Jonás Gómez Gallo, 95, Chilean businessman and politician, Senator (1961-1969) and Deputy (1957-1961).
Min Hogg, 80, British journalist and interior designer.
José Huerta, 71, Peruvian politician, Minister of Defense (since 2018), heart attack.
Yekaterina Mikhailova-Demina, 93, Russian military doctor.
Al Ogletree, 89, American college baseball coach (Dallas, Sul Ross State, UTRGV Vaqueros).
Madan Lal Saini, 75, Indian politician, member of the Rajya Sabha (since 2018) and Rajasthan Legislative Assembly (1990-1992).
Jörg Stübner, 53, German footballer (Dynamo Dresden, Sachsen Leipzig, East Germany national team).
Brigitte Swoboda [de], 76, Austrian actress (Kaisermühlen Blues).
Asaminew Tsige, Ethiopian general, suspected plotter of the Amhara Region coup d'état attempt, shot.

6/23
Dave Bartholomew, 100, American Hall of Fame musician, bandleader and songwriter ("Ain't That a Shame", "I Hear You Knocking", "I'm Walkin'"), heart failure.
Božena Brodská [cs], 96, Czech dancer, ballet historian and university lecturer.
William F. Brown, 91, American playwright (The Wiz).
Andrey Kharitonov, 59, Russian actor (The Gadfly, The Invisible Man, The Life of Klim Samgin), stomach cancer.
Manus Kelly, 41, Irish rally driver, race collision.
John Kobelke, 69, Australian politician, member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly (1989-2013).
Willy Komen, 77, Kenyan politician, MP (1969-1974, 1975-1979, 1992-2002).
Kerry Marbury, 67, American football player (Toronto Argonauts, Ottawa Rough Riders).
Fernando Roldán, 97, Chilean footballer (CD Universidad Católica, national team).
George Rosenkranz, 102, Hungarian-born Mexican chemist.
Abdul Sattar, 88, Pakistani political scientist and diplomat, Minister of Foreign Affairs (1993, 1999-2002).
Žarko Varajic, 67, Serbian basketball player (Bosna, Yugoslavia national team) and executive, Olympic silver medallist (1976).

6/22
Arild Berg, 43, Norwegian footballer (Bodø/Glimt), suicide.
Jerry Carrigan, 75, American rock drummer (Elvis Presley, John Denver, Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section).
Vince Costello, 87, American football player (Cleveland Browns).
Miguel Ángel Falasca, 46, Argentine-born Spanish Olympic volleyball player (Pòrtol, Skra Belchatów, national team) and coach, heart attack.
Judith Krantz, 91, American author (Scruples, Princess Daisy, Till We Meet Again).
Leevi Lehto, 68, Finnish poet, translator and programmer, multiple system atrophy.
Ambachew Mekonnen, Ethiopian politician, President of Amhara Region (since 2019), shot.
Se'are Mekonnen, Ethiopian army officer, Chief of General Staff (since 2018), shot.
Paulo Pagni [pt], 61, Brazilian drummer (RPM), pulmonary fibrosis.
Concepción Paredes, 48, Spanish Olympic triple jumper (1996).
Zdenek Remsa, 90, Czech Olympic ski jumper (1948) and ski jumping coach.
Stepan Shakaryan, 84, Azerbaijani-born Armenian composer.
Wes Stewart, 74, Jamaican-born English cricketer (Middlesex).
Thalles, 24, Brazilian football player (Vasco da Gama, Ponte Preta, U20 national team), traffic collision.
Geoffrey Tordoff, Baron Tordoff, 90, British businessman and politician, Member of the House of Lords (1981-2016) and President of the Liberal Party (1983-1984).
Tõnis Vint, 77, Estonian graphic artist.[72]

6/21
Peter Ball, 87, English Anglican cleric and convicted sex offender, Bishop of Lewes (1977-1992) and Gloucester (1992-1993).
Susan Bernard, 71, American actress (Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!) and model (Playboy), heart attack.
Demetris Christofias, 72, Cypriot politician, President (2008-2013), respiratory failure.
Oleksandr Filiayev, 84, Ukrainian footballer (SKA Lviv, Karpaty Lviv).
Kelly Jay Fordham, 77, Canadian singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Crowbar, Ronnie Hawkins), complications from a stroke.
Eamon Friel, 70, Northern Irish singer, songwriter and broadcaster (BBC Radio Ulster, BBC Radio Foyle).
Robert J. Friend, 99, American Air Force pilot (Tuskegee Airmen), sepsis.
Bubba Green, 61, American football player (Baltimore Colts), cancer.
Jan Meyers, 90, American politician, member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1985-1997).
Karen Petch, 50, British television presenter, breast cancer.
Avelino Muñoz Stevenson, 62, Puerto Rican television sportscaster, complications from pulmonary emphysema.
Elliot Roberts, 76, American music executive (Asylum Records) and manager (Neil Young, Joni Mitchell).
Peter Selz, 100, German-born American art historian.
William Simons, 78, Welsh actor (No Place for Jennifer, Where No Vultures Fly, Heartbeat).
Jim Taricani, 69, American investigative journalist (WJAR), kidney failure.

6/20
Wibke Bruhns, 80, German journalist.
Bill Collins, 84, Australian film historian, critic and television host (ABC, Network Ten, Fox Classics).
Emanuele Crestini, 46, Italian politician, Mayor of Rocca di Papa (since 2016), complications of burns and smoke inhalation.
Dumitru Foc?eneanu, 83, Romanian Olympic bobsledder (1972), stroke.
Eddie Garcia, 90, Filipino actor (Beast of the Yellow Night, Rainbow's Sunset, Ang Probinsyano), director and television personality, complications from a fall.
Judy Jacobson, 80, American politician, member of the Montana Senate (1981-1996).
Davey G. Johnson, 43, American automotive journalist (Autoweek, Car and Driver), drowned.
April Love Jordan, 31, Filipina beauty queen, liver cancer.
Gunther Kress, 78, Austrian-born British semiotician, heart failure.
Jacqui Magno, 65, Filipino jazz singer, pancreatic cancer.
Peter Matic, 82, Austrian actor (I Learned It from Father, Everyone Dies Alone, Wahnfried).
Gerald Messlender, 57, Austrian footballer (Admira Wacker Wien, national team).
Warren Niesluchowski, 72, German-born Polish-American nomadic lifestyle artist and writer.
Gino Pasqualotto, 63, Italian Olympic ice hockey player (1984), cancer.
Jimmy Reardon, 93, Irish Olympic sprinter (1948).
Toufiq M. Seraj, 63, Bangladeshi businessman, President of the Real Estate and Housing Association (2000-2006), heart attack.
Rubén Suñé, 72, Argentine footballer (Boca Juniors, Huracán, national team).
Mark Warawa, 69, Canadian politician, MP (since 2004), pancreatic cancer.
Marion Wilson, 42, American convicted murderer, executed by lethal injection.