2015 Celebrity Deaths

Onstage during the SeriousFun Children's Network 2015 Los Angeles Gala: An Evening Of SeriousFun celebrating the legacy of Paul Newman on May 14, 2015 in Hollywood, California.
Natalie Cole, 65, the singer whose hits included “This Will Be” and “Unforgettable,” a computer-aided duet with her late father, Nat “King” Cole, died on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015. (Getty Images)

Wayne Rogers
In this Jan. 19, 2013 file photo provided by Lipton, actor Wayne Rogers takes a tea-break at the Lipton Uplift Lounge amidst the hustle and bustle of Sundance in Park City, Utah. Rogers, whose “Trapper” John McIntyre on “M.A.S.H.” was among the most beloved characters on one of the most popular shows of all time, has died at age 82. Rogers’ publicist Rona Menashe says the actor died Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, in Los Angeles of complications from pneumonia. (Jordan Strauss/Lipton via AP, File)

Lemmy Kilmister
This June 26, 2015 file photo shows Motorhead bassist Lemmy Kilmister performing on the Pyramid stage during Glastonbury Music Festival at Worthy Farm, Glastonbury, England. Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister, the Motorhead frontman whose outsized persona made him a hero for generations of hard-rockers and metal-heads, died on Monday, Dec. 28, 2015. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, file)

Fred “Curly” Neal and Meadowlark Lemon, L-R; Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Meadowlark Lemon (right), 83, has died, his  wife confirmed to the press on Dec. 28, 2015. The former Harlem Globetrotter is seen here with Fred “Curly” Neal.

 

Gladys Knight, center, and "Pips" William Guest, left, and Merald "Bubba" Knight, take the stage as they are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during ceremonies in New York s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel Wednesday, Jan. 17, 1996. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
William Guest, shown at left, of Gladys Knight and the Pips, died Dec. 25, 2015 at the age of 74. He is shown here with Knight and fellow pip Merald “Bubba” Knight as they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Jan. 17, 1996.

Angela McEwan
FILE – In this Nov. 11, 2013 file photo, Angela McEwan, a cast member in “Nebraska,” poses at the 2013 AFI Fest premiere of the film in Los Angeles. McEwan died Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, from complications due to lung cancer. She was 81. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Lillian Vernon poses at her catalog headquarters in New Rochelle, N.Y., on April 30, 1998.  Vernon, founder and CEO of the Lillian Vernon Corporation, died at the age of 88.  (AP Photo/Vincent Pugliese)
Lillian Vernon poses at her catalog headquarters in New Rochelle, N.Y., on April 30, 1998. Vernon, founder and CEO of the Lillian Vernon Corporation, died at the age of 88. (AP Photo/Vincent Pugliese)

Rose Siggins
FILE – In this Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 file photo, Rose Siggins attends the premiere screening of “American Horror Story: Freak Show” at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. A representative says the actor, who played the “Legless Suzi” character on the television show, died Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015 in Denver. Siggins was 43. (Photo by Tonya Wise/Invision/AP)

Edie Landau Martin E. Brooks
This 2008 photo provided by Jon Landau shows, Edie Landau, left, with Martin E. Brooks at a Mother’s day brunch in Brentwood, Calif. A friend says that actor Brooks of TV’s “The Six Million Dollar Man” has died at age 90. Film producer Jon Landau said that Brooks died Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, of natural causes after a brief hospitalization in Los Angeles. (Jon Landau via AP)

Robert Loggia arrives at "Scarface" Legacy Celebration Event in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011. "Scarface" will be released on Blu-ray September 6, 2011.  (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Robert Loggia, who memorably feuded with Al Pacino in “Scarface” (1983) and danced chopsticks on a giant piano with Tom Hanks in “Big” (1988), died Dec. 4, 2015. He was 85. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts perform at the Rachael Ray Feedback Party at Stubb's during South By Southwest on Saturday, March 21, 2015, in Austin, TX. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)
Scott Weiland, former frontman of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, performs with The Wildabouts at the Rachael Ray Feedback Party at Stubb’s during South By Southwest on Saturday, March 21, 2015, in Austin, TX. Weiland was found dead Dec. 3, 2015. He was 48. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)

Greg Errico, Jerry Martini, Cynthia Robinson, Rosie Stewart Freddie Stewart
FILE – In this Nov. 8, 2001 file photo, members of “Sly and the Family Stone,” Larry Graham, from left, Greg Errico, Jerry Martini, Cynthia Robinson, and Sly Stone’s sister and brother, Rosie and Freddie Stewart, accept a Pioneer Award at the Apollo Theatre, in New York. Robinson, a trumpeter and vocalist for Sly and the Family Stone, has died at age 71. Her death was confirmed by Jerry Martini, her longtime friend and fellow horn player in the band. He says he was among those with her when she died of cancer Nov. 23, 2015, at her sister’s home in Carmichael, Calif. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano, File)

David Canary, left, who played the roles of both Adam and Stuart Chandler and Jacob Young, who plays the role of JR Chandler in the ABC daytime drama, "All My Children", block a scene from the 9,000th espisode of the show, Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2004, in New York. Canary died Nov. 24, 2015, at the age of 77.  (AP Photo/Jennifer Szymaszek)
David Canary, left, who played the roles of both Adam and Stuart Chandler and Jacob Young, who plays the role of JR Chandler in the ABC daytime drama, “All My Children”, block a scene from the 9,000th espisode of the show, Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2004, in New York. Canary died Nov. 16, 2015, at the age of 77. (AP Photo/Jennifer Szymaszek)

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 1960 file photo, author Norman Mailer and his wife, Adele, sit together in court as Norman Mailer answers an assault charge that he stabbed Adele after a party at their apartment. Mrs. Mailer declined to press charges. Adele Mailer died Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, of pneumonia in New York, according to her daughter, Danielle Mailer. She was 90. The Mailers, who had two children, divorced in 1962. Norman Mailer died Nov. 10, 2007 at age 84. (AP Photo/Anthony Camerano, FIle)
In this Dec. 29, 1960 file photo, author Norman Mailer and his wife, Adele, sit together in court as Norman Mailer answers an assault charge that he stabbed Adele after a party at their apartment. Mrs. Mailer declined to press charges. Adele Mailer died Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, of pneumonia in New York, according to her daughter, Danielle Mailer. She was 90. (AP Photo/Anthony Camerano, FIle)

P.F. Slaon
This undated photo provided by Jawbone Press shows P.F. Sloan in a photo from Sloan’s memoir, “What’s Exactly The Matter With Me?,” co-written with S.E. Feinberg, and published by Jawbone Press. Sloan, the songwriter behind such classic 1960s tunes as Johnny Rivers’ “Secret Agent Man” and Barry McGuire’s “Eve of Destruction,” has died at age 70. Howard Wuelfing, a spokesman for Sloan, says the singer-songwriter died Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, at his home in Los Angeles after battling pancreatic cancer for several weeks. (Jawbone Press via AP)

Actor Nathaniel Marston signs an autograph during the taping of the Soap Talk television show at the Golden State Amphitheatre, Disney's California Adventure May 30, 2003 in Anaheim, California. He died   died from his injuries nearly two weeks after he crashed a pickup truck and was ejected in rural Nevada, authorities said. He was 40.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Actor Nathaniel Marston signs an autograph during the taping of the Soap Talk television show at the Golden State Amphitheatre, Disney’s California Adventure May 30, 2003 in Anaheim, California. He died died from his injuries nearly two weeks after he crashed a pickup truck and was ejected in rural Nevada, authorities said. He was 40. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Andy White, a top session drummer in England during the 1960s who played on songs by Tom Jones and Herman’s Hermits among others and stepped in for newcomer Ringo Starr as the Beatles recorded their debut single “Love Me Do,” has died. He was 85. (Getty Images/Frederick M. Brown)
Allen Toussaint performs at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, on Sunday, April 26, 2015 in New Orleans. (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Invision/AP)
Allen Toussaint performs at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, on Sunday, April 26, 2015 in New Orleans. The legendary New Orleans musician and composer died Nov. 10, 2015 after suffering a heart attack following a concert he performed in the Spanish capital. (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Invision/AP)

FILE - In this April 29, 2004, file photo, Gunnar Hansen poses at his home in Northeast Harbor, Maine. A spokesman says Hansen, who played the iconic villain Leatherface in the original “Texas Chain Saw Massacre,” died Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, of pancreatic cancer. He was 68. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
In this April 29, 2004, file photo, Gunnar Hansen poses at his home in Northeast Harbor, Maine. A spokesman says Hansen, who played the iconic villain Leatherface in the original “Texas Chain Saw Massacre,” died Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, of pancreatic cancer. He was 68. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Screenwriter Melissa Mathison and Steven Spielberg at the 20th anniversary premiere of "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Ca. Saturday, March 16, 2002. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Melissa Mathison, the screenwriter who crafted the enchanting worlds of iconic family films including “E.T. the Extra Terrestrial,” has died. She passed away Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, at age 65 after a bout with neuroendocrine cancer, her sister, Melinda Mathison Johnson, confirmed. Mathison was married to Harrison Ford for 21 years and divorced in 2004. She is pictured here with Steven Spielberg at the 20th anniversary premiere of “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Ca. Saturday, March 16, 2002. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

FILE - In this March 29, 1982 file photo, British actor and writer Colin Welland, left, accepts an Oscar for the best screenplay from Jerzy Kosinski, during the 54th annual Academy Awards presentation, Los Angeles. Actor and writer Colin Welland, who famously told Hollywood "the British are coming" when he won an Academy Award for "Chariots of Fire," has died aged 81. His family said in a statement Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015 that Welland, who had suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, died peacefully in his sleep late Monday.  (AP Photo, File)
British actor and writer Colin Welland, left, accepts an Oscar for Best Screenplay for “Chariots of Fire” in 1982. Welland, who had suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, died peacefully in his sleep on Nov. 2, 2015. He was 81. (AP Photo, File)

Actor and politician Fred Thompson attends the opening night party for "A Time To Kill" on Broadway on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
Actor and politician Fred Thompson attends the opening night party for “A Time To Kill” on Broadway on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)

AL MOLINARO
FILE – This file photo, date and location not know, shows actor Al Molinaro, a native of Kenosha, Wis. Molinaro, the loveable character actor with the hangdog face who was known to millions of TV viewers for playing Murray the cop on “The Odd Couple” and malt shop owner Al Delvecchio on “Happy Days,” died Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, at Verdugo Hills Hospital in Glendale, Calif., his son Michael Molinaro said. He died of complications of gallstone problems, his son said. He was 96. (Kenosha News via AP, File)

Sam Sarpong
FILE – In this June 28, 2015 file photo, Sam Sarpong arrives at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater, in Los Angeles. The London-born model and TV actor Sarpong has died in Southern California after jumping to his death from a bridge. Sarpong, who was 40, died Monday afternoon, Oct. 26, 2015, in Pasadena, where he lived. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

FILE - This Jan. 15, 1962 file photo Maureen O'Hara peers apprehensively at John Wayne during a chase sequence in the movie McLintock being filmed in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles.  O'Hara,who appeared in such classic films as "The Quiet Man” and How Green Was My Valley," has died. Her manager says O’Hara died in her sleep Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015 at her home in Boise, Idaho. (AP Photo/Don Brinn,File)
FILE – This Jan. 15, 1962 file photo Maureen O’Hara peers apprehensively at John Wayne during a chase sequence in the movie McLintock being filmed in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. O’Hara,who appeared in such classic films as “The Quiet Man” and How Green Was My Valley,” has died. Her manager says O’Hara died in her sleep Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015 at her home in Boise, Idaho. (AP Photo/Don Brinn,File)

Shirley Jones, Marty Ingels
FILE – In this Jan. 28, 2007 file photo, Shirley Jones left, and her husband Marty Ingels arrive at the 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles. Ingels, a comedian, actor and talent agent who was married to Jones for nearly 40 years, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015 in Los Angeles following complications from a stroke. He was 79. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

This June 2014 photo provided by Three Dog Night shows, band members, Cory Wells, from left, Paul Kingery, Michael Allsup, Danny Hutton, and Pat Bautz of the music group, Three Dog Night, posing for a portrait, in Las Vegas. Wells, a founding member of the popular 1970s band and lead singer on such hits as "Never Been to Spain" and "Mama Told Me (Not to Come)," has died at age 74. Wells, pictured in the forefront, experienced acute back pain weeks ago and died suddenly Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, in Dunkirk, where he had lived, bandmate Hutton said.  (Steve Spatafore/Three Dog Night via AP)
This June 2014 photo provided by Three Dog Night shows, band members, Cory Wells, from left, Paul Kingery, Michael Allsup, Danny Hutton, and Pat Bautz of the music group, Three Dog Night, posing for a portrait, in Las Vegas. Wells, a founding member of the popular 1970s band and lead singer on such hits as “Never Been to Spain” and “Mama Told Me (Not to Come),” has died at age 74. Wells, pictured in the forefront, experienced acute back pain weeks ago and died suddenly Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, in Dunkirk, where he had lived, bandmate Hutton said. (Steve Spatafore/Three Dog Night via AP)

Photo of the Bradley sisters from the television program Petticoat Junction. From left-Pat Woodell (Bobbie Jo), Jeannine Riley (Billie Jo) and Linda Kaye (Betty Jo). Woodell died Sept. 29, 2015. By CBS Television (eBay item photo front photo back) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Photo of the Bradley sisters from the television program Petticoat Junction. From left-Pat Woodell (Bobbie Jo), Jeannine Riley (Billie Jo) and Linda Kaye (Betty Jo). Woodell died Sept. 29, 2015. By CBS Television (eBay item photo front photo back) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Paul Prudhomme
FILE -In this Friday, Feb. 2, 2007 file photo, chef Paul Prudhomme gestures during an interview at his French Quarter restaurant, K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen, in New Orleans. Prudhomme, the Cajun who popularized spicy Louisiana cuisine and became one of the first American restaurant chefs to achieve worldwide fame, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2015. He was 75. (AP Photo/Bill Haber, File)

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 17:  Songwriter Buddy Buie, Producer Chips Moman, Inducee Paul Cochran, Recording Artist Billy Joe Royal and Guest attend the 33rd Annual Georgia Music Hall Of Fame Awards at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center on September 17, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
Singer Billy Joe Royal, best known for the 1960s hit singles “Down in the Boondocks” and “Cherry Hill Park,” died Oct. 6, 2015. He was 73. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

FILE - In this April 27, 2012, file photo, Frankie Ford looks out toward the crowd as he plays on the Acura Stage during the The New Orleans Classic Review show featuring him, Al "Carnival Time" Johnson, and Robert "Barefootin" Parker at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell. Ford, a rock 'n' roll and rhythm and blues singer whose 1959 hit "Sea Cruise" brought him international fame when he was 19, is dead at the age of 76. (Chris Granger/NOLA.com The Times-Picayune via AP, File) MAGS OUT; NO SALES; USA TODAY OUT; THE BATON ROUGE ADVOCATE OUT; THE NEW ORLEANS ADVOCATE OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT
FILE – In this April 27, 2012, file photo, Frankie Ford looks out toward the crowd as he plays on the Acura Stage during the The New Orleans Classic Review show at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell. Ford, a rock ‘n’ roll and rhythm and blues singer whose 1959 hit “Sea Cruise” brought him international fame when he was 19, is dead at the age of 76. (Chris Granger/NOLA.com The Times-Picayune via AP, File)

Actress Catherine E. Coulson arrives to The American Film Institute Presents 'Twin Peaks-The Entire Mystery' Blu-Ray/DVD Release Screening at the Vista Theatre on July 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Coulson died Sept. 28, 2015. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Actress Catherine E. Coulson arrives to The American Film Institute Presents ‘Twin Peaks-The Entire Mystery’ Blu-Ray/DVD Release Screening at the Vista Theatre on July 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Coulson died Sept. 28, 2015. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Jack Larson, who played Jimmy Olsen in the 1950's TV series, "The Adventures of Superman, attends the "Superman" 75th Anniversary panel on Day 4 of the Comic-Con International on Saturday, July 20, 2013 in San Diego. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Jack Larson, who played Jimmy Olsen in the 1950’s TV series, “The Adventures of Superman, attends the “Superman” 75th Anniversary panel on Day 4 of the Comic-Con International on Saturday, July 20, 2013 in San Diego. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

FILE - In this June 1, 2011, file photo provided by Jeff Bottari, Erik Roner, of Nitro Circus, talks to the media after a base jump off the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The extreme sports and MTV star skydiving for the opening ceremony of a golf event in Northern California died when he struck a tree Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, authorities said. (Jeff Bottari via AP, File)
FILE – In this June 1, 2011, file photo provided by Jeff Bottari, Erik Roner, of Nitro Circus, talks to the media after a base jump off the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The extreme sports and MTV star skydiving for the opening ceremony of a golf event in Northern California died when he struck a tree Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, authorities said. (Jeff Bottari via AP, File)

File-New York Yankee catcher Yogi Berra poses at spring training in Florida, in an undated file photo. Berra, the Yankees Hall of Fame catcher has died. He was 90. (AP Photo/File)
File — New York Yankee catcher Yogi Berra poses at spring training in Florida, in an undated file photo. Berra, the Yankees Hall of Fame catcher died on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. He was 90. (AP Photo/File)

 Author Jackie Collins at Chopard Jewellers who along with Angeleno Magazine hosted a party to celebrate the West Coast Launch of Jackie Collins new book 'Hollywood Divorces' on December 8, 2003 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Author Jackie Collins, 77, died Saturday Sept. 19 of breast cancer, according to family. She is shown here at a party to celebrate the West Coast Launch of her new book ‘Hollywood Divorces’ on December 8, 2003 in Beverly Hills, California.

Gary Richrath, a former guitarist for the classic rock band REO Speedwagon who also co-wrote the group’s hit song “Take It on the Run,” died Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, according to a publicist for the band. He was 65. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Jane Powell, Dick Moore
FILE – In this Sept. 10, 1984, file photo, former child star Dick Moore relaxes in his New York apartment with actress Jane Powell and his dogs. Moore, a saucer-eyed child star of the 1930s who appeared in “Our Gang” comedies, gave Shirley Temple her first screen kiss and was featured in many major Hollywood productions, died in Connecticut on Monday, Sept. 7, 2015. He was 89. (AP Photo/G. Paul Burnett, File)

FILE - In this May 6, 1998, file photo, Dennis Greene, former lead singer for 50s revival group Sha Na Na, poses at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Ore., where he was a law professor. Greene died Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, at a Columbus, Ohio, hospital after a brief illness, his nephew Edward Robinson said. He was 66. Greene performed with Sha Na Na at Woodstock in 1969 and sang with the group in the 1978 movie "Grease."  (AP Photo/Jeff Barnard, File)
FILE – In this May 6, 1998, file photo, Dennis Greene, former lead singer for 50s revival group Sha Na Na, poses at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Ore., where he was a law professor. Greene died Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, at a Columbus, Ohio, hospital after a brief illness, his nephew Edward Robinson said. He was 66. Greene performed with Sha Na Na at Woodstock in 1969 and sang with the group in the 1978 movie “Grease.” (AP Photo/Jeff Barnard, File)

Jean Darling, who appeared in the silent film series “Our Gang” as a child actress, has died Sept. 4, 2015. She was 93. (Photo courtesy YouTube)

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 13, 1983 file photo, actors Judy Carne and Alan Sues, left, of "Rowan And Martin's Laugh-In" are shown during a "Laugh-In" reunion party, in Los Angeles. “Laugh-In” star Judy Carne has died in a British hospital. She was 76. She was famous for popularizing the “Sock it to Me” phrase on the hit TV show that started in the late 1960s. Her death was confirmed Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015 in an e-mail by Eva Duffy, spokeswoman for Northampton General Hospital. Duffy said Carne died in the hospital on September 3. Newspaper reports said she had suffered from pneumonia. (AP Photo/Doug Pizac, file)
Actress Judy Carne (right), TV star of “Rowan And Martin’s Laugh-In,” died in a British hospital Sept. 3, 2015. She was 76. (AP Photo/Doug Pizac, file)

Brad Anderson, creator of the “Marmaduke” cartoon strip that for more than 60 years featured the antics of a lovable Great Dane, died Aug. 30. He was 91. (Photo courtesy of YouTube)

Actors Martin Milner (right) and Kent McCord stand in uniform by their patrol car in a promotional still for the television series, 'Adam 12,' c. 1969. (Photo by NBC Television/Courtesy of Getty Images)
Actors Martin Milner (right) and Kent McCord stand in uniform by their patrol car in a promotional still for the television series, ‘Adam 12,’ c. 1969. Milner died Sept. 6, 2015. He was 83. (Photo by NBC Television/Courtesy of Getty Images)

Actor Dean Jones, who wanted to be the first Californian to buy a gold bullion in more than 40 years, bites the two-ounce bar he bought in Los Angeles, Dec. 31, 1974, one second after the purchase became legal last night. He had been waiting in the gold dealers' office. The little bar coast him $395. (AP Photo/Harold Filan)
A Disney star of the 1960s, Dean Jones, died Sept. 1 of Parkinson’s Disease at age 84. (AP Photo/Harold Filan)

MARVIN MANDEL
File-This Oct. 6, 2001, file photo shows Gov. Marvin Mandel, accompanied by his wife, Jeanne, walking to the federal courthouse in Baltimore. Mandel, whose 26-year career in state government ended with his 1977 conviction on political corruption charges, has died. He was 95. According to a statement from his family, Mandel passed away Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, after spending two days with family while celebrating his son’s 50th birthday. Once considered one of Maryland’s most powerful and effective governors, Mandel presided over a major reorganization of state government, built a subway in Baltimore and spent $1 billion on school construction. But his accomplishments were overshadowed by his personal tribulations, which included his trial and a messy divorce when he moved out of the governor’s mansion, leaving his first wife behind so he could marry another woman. (AP Photo/Bill Smith)

Wes Craven
File- This Oct. 16, 2010, file photo shows Wes Craven arriving at the Scream Awards in Los Angeles. Craven, whose “Nightmare on Elm Street” and “Scream” movies made him one of the most recognizable names in the horror film genre, has died. He was 76. Craven’s family said in a statement that he died in his Los Angeles home on Aug. 30, 2015 after battling brain cancer. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

American ballet dancer and actress Yvonne Craig, best known for her role as Batgirl from the TV series 'Batman', 1967. (Photo by Len Trievnor/Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
American ballet dancer and actress Yvonne Craig, best known for her role as Batgirl from the TV series “Batman,” shown here in 1967, died Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. (Photo by Len Trievnor/Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Julian Bond
In this Oct. 13, 2006, file photo, Julian Bond, chairman of the Board for The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, gestures as he talk to the media about the organization at The University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C. Bond, a civil rights activist and longtime board chairman of the NAACP, died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. He was 75. (AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastain, File)

Uggie the dog who starred in the film The Artist, and was awarded the Palm Dog at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, attends a special screening at a London cinema, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
Uggie the dog who starred in the film The Artist, and was awarded the Palm Dog at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, attends a special screening at a London cinema, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012. He was 13. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)

Tony Lara of “Deadliest Catch”  died in Sturgis, South Dakota, Saturday. He was 50. (Courtesy Discovery)
Tony Lara of “Deadliest Catch” died in Sturgis, South Dakota, Saturday. He was 50. (Courtesy Discovery)

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2013 file photo, former New York Giants player Frank Gifford looks on before an NFL football game between the New York Giants and the Denver Broncos in East Rutherford, N.J. Gifford's family on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015 said Gifford died suddenly of natural causes. He was 84. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)
In this Sept. 15, 2013 file photo, former New York Giants player Frank Gifford looks on before an NFL football game between the New York Giants and the Denver Broncos in East Rutherford, N.J. Gifford’s family on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015 said Gifford died suddenly of natural causes. He was 84. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)

FILE- In this Nov. 9, 2005, file photo, President George W. Bush presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to historian Robert Conquest, left, in Washington. Conquest, whose influential works on Soviet history shed light on the terror during the Stalin era, has died. Conquest’s wife, Elizabeth Neece, said he died Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. He was 98. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
In this Nov. 9, 2005, file photo, President George W. Bush presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to historian Robert Conquest, left, in Washington. Conquest, whose influential works on Soviet history shed light on the terror during the Stalin era, has died. Conquest’s wife, Elizabeth Neece, said he died Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. He was 98. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

WWE wrestler Roddy Piper arrives at the World Wrestling Entertainment SummerSlam kick off party benefiting Betty's Battle in Los Angeles on Friday, Aug. 21, 2009. Betty's Battle was started by television host Nancy O'Dell, named after her mother who passed away from ALS. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
WWE wrestler Roddy Piper arrives at the World Wrestling Entertainment SummerSlam kick off party benefiting Betty’s Battle in Los Angeles on Friday, Aug. 21, 2009. Piper, who enjoyed a career in wrestling, as well as a stint in  the movies, over three decades, passed away Friday July 31, 2015.

Ann Rule
FILE – This July 2004 file photo shows, true-crime author Ann Rule, who wrote a book about serial killer Gary Ridgway, who left some of his victims’ bodies along the Green River outside Seattle, Wash., shown in the background. Rule, who wrote more than 30 books, including a profile of her former co-worker, serial killer Ted Bundy, has died at age 83. Scott Thompson, a spokesman for CHI Franciscan Health, said Rule died at Highline Medical Center at 10:30 p.m. Sunday, July 26, 2015. (Betty Udesen/The Seattle Times via AP, File) SEATTLE OUT; USA TODAY OUT; MAGS OUT; TELEVISION OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT TO BOTH THE SEATTLE TIMES AND THE PHOTOGRAPHER

Bobbi Kristina Brown
In this Aug. 16, 2012, file photo, Bobbi Kristina Brown attends the Los Angeles premiere of “Sparkle” at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. The daughter of the late singer-actress Whitney Houston and R&B performer Bobby Brown, the 22-year-old passed away on July 26, 2015. She was comatose for six months after she was found unresponsive in a bathtub in January. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

FILE - In this April 27, 2004, file photo, American author E.L. Doctorow smiles during an interview in his office at New York University in New York. According to Doctorow's son Richard, the author died Tuesday, July 21, 2015, in New York from complications of lung cancer. He was 84. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
FILE – In this April 27, 2004, file photo, American author E.L. Doctorow smiles during an interview in his office at New York University in New York. According to Doctorow’s son Richard, the author died Tuesday, July 21, 2015, in New York from complications of lung cancer. He was 84. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

In this Sept. 7, 2012 file photo, actor Theodore Bikel poses at the opening night performance of "November" at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. Bikel, the Tony-nominated actor and singer whose passions included folk music and political activism, died Monday, July 20, 2015 in a Los Angeles hospital. He was 91. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Invision/AP, File)
In this Sept. 7, 2012 file photo, actor Theodore Bikel poses at the opening night performance of “November” at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. Bikel, the Tony-nominated actor and singer whose passions included folk music and political activism, died Monday, July 20, 2015 in a Los Angeles hospital. He was 91. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Invision/AP, File)

Alex Rocco
FILE – In this Sept. 16, 1990 file photo, actor Alex Rocco holds up his Emmy award for best supporting actor in a television comedy series for his role in “The Famous Teddy Z,” during his acceptance speech at the 42nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Pasadena, Calif. Rocco, the character actor best known for playing the bespectacled Las Vegas mobster Moe Greene in “The Godfather,” has died, his daughter announced Saturday, July 18, 2015. He was 79. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

Actor Roger Rees attends  premiere of 'The Pink Panther' at the Ziegfeld Theatre February 6, 2006 in New York City. He died Friday, July 10, 2015 at the age of 71. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
Actor Roger Rees attends premiere of ‘The Pink Panther’ at the Ziegfeld Theatre February 6, 2006 in New York City. He died Friday, July 10, 2015 at the age of 71.

Egyptian film star Omar Sharif poses as he arrives for the Restored International Film festival presentation, at the Cinematheque Francaise, in Paris, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/ Jacques Brinon)
Egyptian film star Omar Sharif poses as he arrives for the Restored International Film festival presentation, at the Cinematheque Francaise, in Paris, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012.

Sharif died at the age of 83 on Friday, July 10, 2015.

(AP Photo/ Jacques Brinon)

Ken Stabler
FILE – In this Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009 file photo, former Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler watches before an NFL football game between the New York Jets and the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif. Stabler, who led the Raiders to a Super Bowl victory and was the NFL’s Most Valuable Player in 1974, has died as a result of complications from colon cancer. He was 69. His family announced his death on Stabler’s Facebook page on Thursday, July 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Irwin Keyes
This Dec. 16, 2012 photo provided by Studio Talent Group shows actor Irwin Keyes at Chez Jay restaurant in Santa Monica, Calif. Keyes, who was Hugo the bodyguard on TV’s “The Jeffersons” and had a long career playing villains and henchmen, has died in Southern California. He was 63. (Phil Brock/Studio Talent Group via AP)

Actress Amanda Peterson died at the age of 43. She died July 5, 2015. (Courtesy  Variety/Touchstone Pictures)
Actress Amanda Peterson died at the age of 43. She died July 5, 2015. (Courtesy Variety/Touchstone Pictures)

Jerry Weintraub, the dynamic producer and manager who pushed the career of John Denver and produced such hit movies as ``Nashville'' and ``Ocean's Eleven,'' has died. He was 77.
(Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Jerry Weintraub, the dynamic producer and manager who pushed the career of John Denver and produced such hit movies as “Nashville” and “Ocean’s Eleven,” has died. He was 77. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Kirk Douglas, Joel Douglas, Diana Douglas
FILE – In this Sept. 9, 1947 file photo, actors Kirk and Diana Douglas pose with their second son, Joel, for his first portrait in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles. Diana Douglas, the first wife of Kirk Douglas and mother of Michael Douglas, has died in Los Angeles. She was 92. Michael Douglas’s production company says she died of cancer on Saturday at a movie industry retirement home in Woodland Hills.(AP Photo, File)

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 1997 file photo, Dick Van Dyke, center, poses with his guest stars, from left, Barbara Bain, Patrick Macnee, Robert Culp and Robert Vaughn, on "Diagnosis Murder" during a break on the set of the CBS series in the Van Nuys section of Los Angeles. Macnee, star of the 1960s TV series “The Avengers,” has died at age 93. His son Rupert said in a statement that Macnee, died Thursday, June 25, 2015, at his home in Rancho Mirage.  (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
FILE – In this Oct. 16, 1997 file photo, Dick Van Dyke, center, poses with his guest stars, from left, Barbara Bain, Patrick Macnee, Robert Culp and Robert Vaughn, on “Diagnosis Murder” during a break on the set of the CBS series in the Van Nuys section of Los Angeles. Macnee, star of the 1960s TV series “The Avengers,” has died at age 93. His son Rupert said in a statement that Macnee, died Thursday, June 25, 2015, at his home in Rancho Mirage. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

Dick Van Patten shown Oct. 13, 1987 will be in the television reunion of ?Eight Is Enough: Reunion?. The family will come together to celebrate Patten?s character, Tom Bradford?s 50th birthday, in a two-hour NBC movie. (AP Photo/Mark Terrill)
Dick Van Patten, star of the TV series “Eight is Enough,” is pictured on Oct. 13, 1987. Van Patten died on June 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark Terrill)

James Horner displays Oscars he won for Original Song and Original Dramatic Score for "Titanic,"at the 70th Academy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles Monday, March 23, 1998.(AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
James Horner displays Oscars he won for Original Song and Original Dramatic Score for “Titanic,”at the 70th Academy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles Monday, March 23, 1998. Horner was killed in a plane crash on June 22, 2015. He was 61. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

WILMINGTON, DE - DECEMBER 2:  Billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian arrives at the J. Caleb Boggs Federal Building to testify in his lawsuit against Daimler Chrysler AG December 2, 2003 in Wilmington, Delaware. Kerkorian, whose Tracinda Corp. was Chrysler's largest shareholder until it merged with Daimler-Benz, alledges that Daimler-Benz officials commited fraud during merger talks in 1998.  (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)
Billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian testifies in his lawsuit against Daimler Chrysler AG December 2, 2003 in Wilmington, Delaware. Kerkorian was an eighth-grade dropout who built Las Vegas’ biggest hotels, tried to take over Chrysler and bought and sold MGM at a profit three times. He died June 16, 2015 at age 98. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Jim Ed Brown
FILE – In this March 25, 2015, file photo, Jim Ed Brown speaks during the presentation of the Country Music Hall of Fame inductees in Nashville, Tenn. The longtime Grand Ole Opry member Brown has died at age 81 after a battle with cancer. Brown’s death Thursday, June 11, 2015, was announced in a news release from Webster Public Relations. It said Brown died at Williamson Medical Center in Franklin. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

In this Nov. 13, 2014 photo released by Starpix, WWE wrestler Dusty Rhodes, whose real name is Virgil Runnels, poses at the Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundations 12th Annual Gala in New York. The WWE said Runnels died Thursday, June 11, 2015, but a spokesman declined to say where or how he passed away, saying the family had not authorized the release of that information. He was 69. (Dave Allocca/Starpix via AP)
In this Nov. 13, 2014 photo released by Starpix, WWE wrestler Dusty Rhodes, whose real name is Virgil Runnels, poses at the Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundations 12th Annual Gala in New York. The WWE said Runnels died Thursday, June 11, 2015, but a spokesman declined to say where or how he passed away, saying the family had not authorized the release of that information. He was 69. (Dave Allocca/Starpix via AP)

British actor Sir Christopher Lee is photographed before his interview with APTN, at the AP office in north London, Friday March 5, 2010 (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
British actor Sir Christopher Lee is photographed before his interview with APTN, at the AP office in north London, Friday March 5, 2010. Lee died in a hospital in London on June 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)

Mary Ellen Trainor Robert Zemeckis
FILE – Actress Mary Ellen Trainor, who appeared in the “Lethal Weapon” films and “The Goonies,” has died. Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy confirmed on Monday, June 8, 2015, that Trainor, a longtime friend, passed away at home in Montecito, California, on May 20. Trainor was married to film director Robert Zemeckis for 20 years (they divorced in 2000). (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Jerry Stiller, Anne Meara
FILE- In this March 17, 2009, file photo, Jerry Stiller, left, and Anne Meara arrive at the premiere of “I Love You, Man” in Los Angeles. Meara, whose comic work with husband Jerry Stiller helped launch a 60-year career in film and TV, has died. She was 85. Jerry Stiller and son Ben Stiller say Meara died Saturday, May 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

John Nash, Alicia Nash
FILE – John Forbes Nash Jr., a mathematical genius whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie “A Beautiful Mind,” died along with his wife in a car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike on May 23, 2015. He was 86, and his wife, Alicia, was 82. (AP Photo/Laura Rauch, File)

B B King
In this file photo taken Aug. 22, 2012, B.B. King performs at the 32nd annual B.B. King Homecoming, a concert on the grounds of an old cotton gin where he worked as a teenager in Indianola, Miss. B.B. King died peacefully in his sleep at 9:40 p.m. PDT on May 14, 2015 in Las Vegas, his lawyer says. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

Hot Chocolate singer Errol Brown, known the 1975 hit "You Sexy Thing," died of liver cancer on May 6, 2015. He was 71. (YouTube
Hot Chocolate singer Errol Brown, known the 1975 hit “You Sexy Thing,” died of liver cancer on May 6, 2015. He was 71. (YouTube)

Adam Perry Lang, Josh Ozersky
FILE – In this Nov. 3, 2013, file photo provided by AP Images for George Dickel, barbecue chef Adam Perry Lang, right, shows Meatopia founder Josh Ozersky how to chop Lang’s award-winning barbecue at the George Dickel Experience during Meatopia in San Antonio. Ozersky, whose witty and snarky writing generally focused on his obsession with all things meat, has died in Chicago. He was 47. Ozersky, who was in the city for the James Beard Foundation Awards, was found dead in his room at the Conrad Chicago Hotel on Monday, May 4, 2015, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. A cause of death hasn’t been released, but an autopsy was planned for Tuesday. (Darren Abate/AP Images for George Dickel, File)

In this June 30, 2012 file photo, parade grand marshall actress Ellen Albertini Dow waves to the crowd as she rides in the back of a classic car during the Six-County Firemen's Parade in Mount Carmel, Northumberland County. Dow, a feisty and fiercely independent character actor best known for her salty rendition of “Rapper’s Delight” in “The Wedding Singer,” died Monday, May 4, 2015, according to her agent Juliet Green. She was 101.  (Mike Staugaitis/The News-Item via AP, File)
In this June 30, 2012 file photo, parade grand marshall actress Ellen Albertini Dow waves to the crowd as she rides in the back of a classic car during the Six-County Firemen’s Parade in Mount Carmel, Northumberland County. Dow, a feisty and fiercely independent character actor best known for her salty rendition of “Rapper’s Delight” in “The Wedding Singer,” died Monday, May 4, 2015, according to her agent Juliet Green. She was 101. (Mike Staugaitis/The News-Item via AP, File)

FILE - This March 26, 1991 file photo shows Michael Blake accepting the Oscar for best adapted screenplay for "Dances with Wolves" at the 63rd Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Blake's business partner, Daniel Ostroff, says the 69-year-old died Saturday in Tucson, Ariz., after a long battle with cancer.  (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
FILE – This March 26, 1991 file photo shows Michael Blake accepting the Oscar for best adapted screenplay for “Dances with Wolves” at the 63rd Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Blake’s business partner, Daniel Ostroff, says the 69-year-old died Saturday in Tucson, Ariz., after a long battle with cancer. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

DEFOREST KELLEY
File-This Dec. 18, 1991, file photo shows Grace Lee Whitney, after receiving a star in the Walk of Fame in Hollywood, Calif., with other cast members of Star Trek. Whitney, who played Captain Kirk’s assistant on the original “Star Trek” series, died Friday, May 1. She was 85. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Towering Performance Award inductee Ben E. King arrives at the 2012 Songwriters Hall of Fame induction and awards gala at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, Thursday June 14, 2012 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision)
Ben E. King, who memorably sang the R&B hit “Stand By Me,” arrives at the 2012 Songwriters Hall of Fame induction and awards gala at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, Thursday June 14, 2012 in New York. King died on May 1, 2015 at age 76. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision)

FILE - In this March 24, 2002 file photo, Andrew Lesnie poses with his Oscar trophy for cinematography for the film "Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings" during the 74th annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Oscar-winning Australian cinematographer Lesnie, best known for his work on "The Lord of the Rings," has died, friends and colleagues said Wednesday, April 29, 2015. He was 59. (AP Photo/Doug Mills, File)
FILE – In this March 24, 2002 file photo, Andrew Lesnie poses with his Oscar trophy for cinematography for the film “Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings” during the 74th annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Oscar-winning Australian cinematographer Lesnie, best known for his work on “The Lord of the Rings,” has died, friends and colleagues said Wednesday, April 29, 2015. He was 59. (AP Photo/Doug Mills, File)

Jack Ely
FILE – In this April 16, 2009, file photo, Jack Ely, co-founder of the early 60’s band The Kingsmen and best known for his 1963 rendition of the song “Louie, Louie”, plays his Fender bass guitar at his home in Terre Bonne, Ore. Ely has died after a long battle with an illness, his son, Sean Ely, confirmed Tuesday, April 28, 2015. He was 71. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)

Suzanne Crough Condray, middle of bottom row, died Monday, April 27, 2015.
Suzanne Crough Condray, middle of bottom row, died Monday, April 27, 2015.

Jayne Meadows
File – Jayne Meadows, the Emmy-nominated actress and TV personality who often teamed with her husband, Steve Allen, has died. She was 95.  Meadows’ son, Bill Allen, said she died Sunday, April 26, 2015, in her home in the Encino area of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Phil McCarten, File)

This undated image provided by Joan Almond shows her husband Paul Almond. Almond, a Canadian-born filmmaker whose landmark 1964 documentary "Seven Up!" inspired an extended look at British children's unfolding lives, has died. Almond died of complications from heart disease at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on April 9, his longtime friend David Stansfield said Thursday April 16, 2015. Almond was 83. (Joan Almond via AP)
This undated image provided by Joan Almond shows her husband Paul Almond. Almond, a Canadian-born filmmaker whose landmark 1964 documentary “Seven Up!” inspired an extended look at British children’s unfolding lives, has died. Almond died of complications from heart disease at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on April 9, his longtime friend David Stansfield said Thursday April 16, 2015. Almond was 83. (Joan Almond via AP)

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 17:  Sawyer Sweeten, Madylin Sweeten and Sullivan Sweeten arrives at 8th Annual TV Land Awards at Sony Studios on April 17, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP Images)
Sawyer Sweeten (left), who played one of Ray Romano’s children, died at 19. His apparent suicide was reported on April 24, 2015. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP Images)

The cast of the CBS television series "Good Times" poses for a group portrait on the "Thelma's Wedding" episode in Los Angeles on Aug. 3, 1978. Ben Powers, who died April 6, 2015, is third from right. He was 64. (Courtesy CBS Archive/Getty Images)
The cast of the CBS television series “Good Times” poses for a group portrait on the “Thelma’s Wedding” episode in Los Angeles on Aug. 3, 1978. Ben Powers, who died April 6, 2015, is third from right. He was 64. (Courtesy CBS Archive/Getty Images)

Percy Sledge performs after accepting his award during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony Monday, March 14, 2005 in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Percy Sledge, best known for his 1966 hit “When a Man Loves a Woman,” died on April 14, 2015. He was 73. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Richard Dysart
Richard Dysart, a veteran stage and screen actor who played senior partner Leland McKenzie in the long-running TV courtroom drama “L.A. Law,” died April 5, 2015 after a long illness. He was 86. (AP Photo/Doug Pizac, File)

The prolific actor best known for his role as Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on “The Dukes of Hazzard” died Monday, April 7, 2015. James Best was 88.
The prolific actor best known for his role as Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on “The Dukes of Hazzard” died Monday, April 7, 2015. James Best was 88. (Courtesy JamesBest.com)

Actress Alberta Watson,  best known for her role on ``24'' as special agent Erin Driscoll during the Fox series' 2004-05 season, died at the age of 60. She had cancer.   (Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
Actress Alberta Watson, best known for her role on “24” as special agent Erin Driscoll during the Fox series’ 2004-05 season, died at the age of 60. She had cancer. (Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)

Three Dog Night keyboardist Jimmy Greenspoon died of cancer in March. He was 67. (Photo courtesy of Three Dog Night’s Facebook page)

Windell Middlebrooks
FILE – This Aug. 10, 2013 file photo released by Ford Motor Company shows actor Windell Middlebrooks at the 11th Annual Ford Neighborhood Awards in Las Vegas, Nev. Middlebrooks, who played a no-nonsense beer delivery man in TV commercials, died Monday, March 9, 2015. Further details were not immediately available. (AP Photo/Ford Motor Company, Frank Micelotta)

Maxee Maxwell, a member of the 1990s girl group Brownstone — best known for the hit “If You Love Me” — died Feb. 27, 2015. (Photo courtesy of Brandon Ray Maxwell on Instagram)

Leonard Nimoy
Actor Leonard Nimoy, best known for his role as Spock in the “Star Trek” television and movie series, died on Feb. 27, 2015. He was 83. (AP Photo)

Mario Cuomo
In this Oct. 18, 2011 file photo, former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo speaks from the podium at the Game Changers Awards at Skylight Soho in New York. Mario Cuomo, a son of Italian immigrants who became an eloquent spokesman for a generation of liberal Democrats during his three terms as governor of New York but couldn’t quite bring himself to run for president, died on Jan. 1, 2015. He was 82. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)

Donna Douglas
In this Jan. 8, 2009 file photo, Donna Douglas, who starred in the television series “The Beverly Hillbillies” holds a publicity picture of herself from the show, in Baton Rouge, La. Douglas, who played the buxom tomboy Elly May Clampett on the hit 1960s sitcom has died. Douglas, who was 82, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, in Baton Rouge, where she lived, her niece, Charlene Smith, said. (AP Photo/Bill Haber, File)

In this March 24, 2008 file photo, Miller Williams, poses for a photo in Little Rock, Ark. Williams, who read a poem at former President Bill Clinton’s 1997 inauguration has died. He was 84. Williams died Thursday night, Jan. 1, 2015, at Washington County Regional Medical Center of complications from Alzheimer’s disease, family friend Linda Sheets said Friday.  (AP Photo/The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Dan Hale, File)** MORNING NEWS OF NORTHWEST ARKANSAS OUT, PINE BLUFF COMMERCIAL OUT, ARKANSAS TIMES OUT, ARKANSAS BUSINESS OUT, NO SALES **
In this March 24, 2008 file photo, Miller Williams, poses for a photo in Little Rock, Ark. Williams, who read a poem at former President Bill Clinton’s 1997 inauguration has died. He was 84. Williams died Thursday night, Jan. 1, 2015, at Washington County Regional Medical Center of complications from Alzheimer’s disease, family friend Linda Sheets said Friday. (AP Photo/The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Dan Hale, File)

Jimmy Dickens
In this Sept. 28, 2010 file photo, country music stars Brad Paisley, right, and Little Jimmy Dickens perform “Will the Circle be Unbroken?” as the opening song as the curtain goes up in the Grand Ole Opry House, in Nashville, Tenn. Dickens, a diminutive singer-songwriter who was the oldest cast member of the Grand Ole Opry, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, at a Nashville-area hospital of cardiac arrest after suffering a stroke on Christmas Day, Opry spokeswoman Jessie Schmidt said. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Stuart Scott
In a Wednesday, July 16, 2008 file photo, Stuart Scott poses in the press room at the ESPYs Awards,in Los Angeles. Scott, the longtime “SportsCenter” anchor and ESPN personality known for his known for his enthusiasm and ubiquity, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 after a long fight with cancer. He was 49. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

FILE -  In this April 22, 1959, file photo, Samuel Goldwyn, Jr., poses outside the main gate at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles.  Goldwyn Jr., a champion of the independent film movement and son to one of the founding fathers of Hollywood cinema, died died Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, from congestive heart failure, his son told the Los Angeles Times. He was 88.  (AP Photo/Ellis R. Bosworth, File)
In this April 22, 1959, file photo, Samuel Goldwyn, Jr., poses outside the main gate at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Goldwyn Jr., a champion of the independent film movement and son to one of the founding fathers of Hollywood cinema, died died Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, from congestive heart failure, his son told the Los Angeles Times. He was 88. (AP Photo/Ellis R. Bosworth, File)

Taylor Negron attends the premiere of "Diana" hosted by The Cinema Society, Linda Wells and Allure Magazine at the SVA Theater on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Actor and comedian Taylor Negron, 57, died Saturday, Jan. 10 after a long battle with cancer, his family announced. Starting his career as a student and intern of great comedienne Lucille Ball, Negron went from the “pizza guy” in Fast Times at Ridgemont High to more serious roles like the villain in The Last Boys Scout with Bruce Willis. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Swedish actress Anita Ekberg, donning a mini-maxi combination, strolls at Rome’s fashionable street Via Veneto, Italy on January 10, 1970, the street where Federico Fellini’s film “La Dolce Vita” (The Sweet Life) was located, in which Miss Ekberg won fame in the leading part. Miss Ekberg who now is a resident of Rome, was leaving a party for movie celebrities. (AP Photo)
Anita Ekberg, the Swedish-born actress and sex-symbol of the 1950s and ’60s who was immortalized bathing in the Trevi fountain in “La Dolce Vita,” died Sunday, Jan. 11. She was 83. (AP Photo)

Lesley Gore
Singer-songwriter Lesley Gore, who topped the charts in 1963 with her epic song of teenage angst, “It’s My Party,” and followed it up with the hits “Judy’s Turn to Cry,” and “You Don’t Own Me,” died of cancer, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. She was 68. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler, File)

Ben Woolf
FILE–In this Oct. 5, 2014 file photo, Ben Woolf arrives at the premiere screening of “American Horror Story: Freak Show” at TCL Chinese Theatre, in Los Angeles, Calif. Los Angeles police say Woolf, an actor on “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” is in critical condition after being hit by the side mirror of a passing vehicle in Hollywood. Officer Drake Madison says the accident occurred Thursday night, Feb. 19, 2015, on Hollywood Boulevard just west of State Route 101. (Photo by Tonya Wise/Invision/AP, File)

John Renbourn
John Renbourn died at age 70. (Courtesy John Renbourn website)

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Onstage during the SeriousFun Children's Network 2015 Los Angeles Gala: An Evening Of SeriousFun celebrating the legacy of Paul Newman on May 14, 2015 in Hollywood, California.
Wayne Rogers
Lemmy Kilmister
Fred “Curly” Neal and Meadowlark Lemon, L-R; Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Gladys Knight, center, and "Pips" William Guest, left, and Merald "Bubba" Knight, take the stage as they are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during ceremonies in New York s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel Wednesday, Jan. 17, 1996. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Angela McEwan
Lillian Vernon poses at her catalog headquarters in New Rochelle, N.Y., on April 30, 1998.  Vernon, founder and CEO of the Lillian Vernon Corporation, died at the age of 88.  (AP Photo/Vincent Pugliese)
Rose Siggins
Edie Landau Martin E. Brooks
Robert Loggia arrives at "Scarface" Legacy Celebration Event in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011. "Scarface" will be released on Blu-ray September 6, 2011.  (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts perform at the Rachael Ray Feedback Party at Stubb's during South By Southwest on Saturday, March 21, 2015, in Austin, TX. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)
Greg Errico, Jerry Martini, Cynthia Robinson, Rosie Stewart Freddie Stewart
David Canary, left, who played the roles of both Adam and Stuart Chandler and Jacob Young, who plays the role of JR Chandler in the ABC daytime drama, "All My Children", block a scene from the 9,000th espisode of the show, Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2004, in New York. Canary died Nov. 24, 2015, at the age of 77.  (AP Photo/Jennifer Szymaszek)
FILE - In this Dec. 29, 1960 file photo, author Norman Mailer and his wife, Adele, sit together in court as Norman Mailer answers an assault charge that he stabbed Adele after a party at their apartment. Mrs. Mailer declined to press charges. Adele Mailer died Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, of pneumonia in New York, according to her daughter, Danielle Mailer. She was 90. The Mailers, who had two children, divorced in 1962. Norman Mailer died Nov. 10, 2007 at age 84. (AP Photo/Anthony Camerano, FIle)
P.F. Slaon
Actor Nathaniel Marston signs an autograph during the taping of the Soap Talk television show at the Golden State Amphitheatre, Disney's California Adventure May 30, 2003 in Anaheim, California. He died   died from his injuries nearly two weeks after he crashed a pickup truck and was ejected in rural Nevada, authorities said. He was 40.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Allen Toussaint performs at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, on Sunday, April 26, 2015 in New Orleans. (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Invision/AP)
FILE - In this April 29, 2004, file photo, Gunnar Hansen poses at his home in Northeast Harbor, Maine. A spokesman says Hansen, who played the iconic villain Leatherface in the original “Texas Chain Saw Massacre,” died Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, of pancreatic cancer. He was 68. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
Screenwriter Melissa Mathison and Steven Spielberg at the 20th anniversary premiere of "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Ca. Saturday, March 16, 2002. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images
FILE - In this March 29, 1982 file photo, British actor and writer Colin Welland, left, accepts an Oscar for the best screenplay from Jerzy Kosinski, during the 54th annual Academy Awards presentation, Los Angeles. Actor and writer Colin Welland, who famously told Hollywood "the British are coming" when he won an Academy Award for "Chariots of Fire," has died aged 81. His family said in a statement Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015 that Welland, who had suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, died peacefully in his sleep late Monday.  (AP Photo, File)
Actor and politician Fred Thompson attends the opening night party for "A Time To Kill" on Broadway on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
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Sam Sarpong
FILE - This Jan. 15, 1962 file photo Maureen O'Hara peers apprehensively at John Wayne during a chase sequence in the movie McLintock being filmed in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles.  O'Hara,who appeared in such classic films as "The Quiet Man” and How Green Was My Valley," has died. Her manager says O’Hara died in her sleep Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015 at her home in Boise, Idaho. (AP Photo/Don Brinn,File)
Shirley Jones, Marty Ingels
This June 2014 photo provided by Three Dog Night shows, band members, Cory Wells, from left, Paul Kingery, Michael Allsup, Danny Hutton, and Pat Bautz of the music group, Three Dog Night, posing for a portrait, in Las Vegas. Wells, a founding member of the popular 1970s band and lead singer on such hits as "Never Been to Spain" and "Mama Told Me (Not to Come)," has died at age 74. Wells, pictured in the forefront, experienced acute back pain weeks ago and died suddenly Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, in Dunkirk, where he had lived, bandmate Hutton said.  (Steve Spatafore/Three Dog Night via AP)
Photo of the Bradley sisters from the television program Petticoat Junction. From left-Pat Woodell (Bobbie Jo), Jeannine Riley (Billie Jo) and Linda Kaye (Betty Jo). Woodell died Sept. 29, 2015. By CBS Television (eBay item photo front photo back) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Paul Prudhomme
ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 17:  Songwriter Buddy Buie, Producer Chips Moman, Inducee Paul Cochran, Recording Artist Billy Joe Royal and Guest attend the 33rd Annual Georgia Music Hall Of Fame Awards at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center on September 17, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
FILE - In this April 27, 2012, file photo, Frankie Ford looks out toward the crowd as he plays on the Acura Stage during the The New Orleans Classic Review show featuring him, Al "Carnival Time" Johnson, and Robert "Barefootin" Parker at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell. Ford, a rock 'n' roll and rhythm and blues singer whose 1959 hit "Sea Cruise" brought him international fame when he was 19, is dead at the age of 76. (Chris Granger/NOLA.com The Times-Picayune via AP, File) MAGS OUT; NO SALES; USA TODAY OUT; THE BATON ROUGE ADVOCATE OUT; THE NEW ORLEANS ADVOCATE OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT
Actress Catherine E. Coulson arrives to The American Film Institute Presents 'Twin Peaks-The Entire Mystery' Blu-Ray/DVD Release Screening at the Vista Theatre on July 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Coulson died Sept. 28, 2015. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Jack Larson, who played Jimmy Olsen in the 1950's TV series, "The Adventures of Superman, attends the "Superman" 75th Anniversary panel on Day 4 of the Comic-Con International on Saturday, July 20, 2013 in San Diego. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
FILE - In this June 1, 2011, file photo provided by Jeff Bottari, Erik Roner, of Nitro Circus, talks to the media after a base jump off the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The extreme sports and MTV star skydiving for the opening ceremony of a golf event in Northern California died when he struck a tree Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, authorities said. (Jeff Bottari via AP, File)
File-New York Yankee catcher Yogi Berra poses at spring training in Florida, in an undated file photo. Berra, the Yankees Hall of Fame catcher has died. He was 90. (AP Photo/File)
 Author Jackie Collins at Chopard Jewellers who along with Angeleno Magazine hosted a party to celebrate the West Coast Launch of Jackie Collins new book 'Hollywood Divorces' on December 8, 2003 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Jane Powell, Dick Moore
FILE - In this May 6, 1998, file photo, Dennis Greene, former lead singer for 50s revival group Sha Na Na, poses at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Ore., where he was a law professor. Greene died Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, at a Columbus, Ohio, hospital after a brief illness, his nephew Edward Robinson said. He was 66. Greene performed with Sha Na Na at Woodstock in 1969 and sang with the group in the 1978 movie "Grease."  (AP Photo/Jeff Barnard, File)
FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 13, 1983 file photo, actors Judy Carne and Alan Sues, left, of "Rowan And Martin's Laugh-In" are shown during a "Laugh-In" reunion party, in Los Angeles. “Laugh-In” star Judy Carne has died in a British hospital. She was 76. She was famous for popularizing the “Sock it to Me” phrase on the hit TV show that started in the late 1960s. Her death was confirmed Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015 in an e-mail by Eva Duffy, spokeswoman for Northampton General Hospital. Duffy said Carne died in the hospital on September 3. Newspaper reports said she had suffered from pneumonia. (AP Photo/Doug Pizac, file)
Actors Martin Milner (right) and Kent McCord stand in uniform by their patrol car in a promotional still for the television series, 'Adam 12,' c. 1969. (Photo by NBC Television/Courtesy of Getty Images)
Actor Dean Jones, who wanted to be the first Californian to buy a gold bullion in more than 40 years, bites the two-ounce bar he bought in Los Angeles, Dec. 31, 1974, one second after the purchase became legal last night. He had been waiting in the gold dealers' office. The little bar coast him $395. (AP Photo/Harold Filan)
MARVIN MANDEL
Wes Craven
American ballet dancer and actress Yvonne Craig, best known for her role as Batgirl from the TV series 'Batman', 1967. (Photo by Len Trievnor/Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Julian Bond
Uggie the dog who starred in the film The Artist, and was awarded the Palm Dog at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, attends a special screening at a London cinema, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
Tony Lara of “Deadliest Catch”  died in Sturgis, South Dakota, Saturday. He was 50. (Courtesy Discovery)
FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2013 file photo, former New York Giants player Frank Gifford looks on before an NFL football game between the New York Giants and the Denver Broncos in East Rutherford, N.J. Gifford's family on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015 said Gifford died suddenly of natural causes. He was 84. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)
FILE- In this Nov. 9, 2005, file photo, President George W. Bush presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to historian Robert Conquest, left, in Washington. Conquest, whose influential works on Soviet history shed light on the terror during the Stalin era, has died. Conquest’s wife, Elizabeth Neece, said he died Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. He was 98. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
WWE wrestler Roddy Piper arrives at the World Wrestling Entertainment SummerSlam kick off party benefiting Betty's Battle in Los Angeles on Friday, Aug. 21, 2009. Betty's Battle was started by television host Nancy O'Dell, named after her mother who passed away from ALS. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
Ann Rule
Bobbi Kristina Brown
FILE - In this April 27, 2004, file photo, American author E.L. Doctorow smiles during an interview in his office at New York University in New York. According to Doctorow's son Richard, the author died Tuesday, July 21, 2015, in New York from complications of lung cancer. He was 84. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
In this Sept. 7, 2012 file photo, actor Theodore Bikel poses at the opening night performance of "November" at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. Bikel, the Tony-nominated actor and singer whose passions included folk music and political activism, died Monday, July 20, 2015 in a Los Angeles hospital. He was 91. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Invision/AP, File)
Alex Rocco
Actor Roger Rees attends  premiere of 'The Pink Panther' at the Ziegfeld Theatre February 6, 2006 in New York City. He died Friday, July 10, 2015 at the age of 71. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
Egyptian film star Omar Sharif poses as he arrives for the Restored International Film festival presentation, at the Cinematheque Francaise, in Paris, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/ Jacques Brinon)
Ken Stabler
Irwin Keyes
Actress Amanda Peterson died at the age of 43. She died July 5, 2015. (Courtesy  Variety/Touchstone Pictures)
Jerry Weintraub, the dynamic producer and manager who pushed the career of John Denver and produced such hit movies as ``Nashville'' and ``Ocean's Eleven,'' has died. He was 77.
(Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Kirk Douglas, Joel Douglas, Diana Douglas
FILE - In this Oct. 16, 1997 file photo, Dick Van Dyke, center, poses with his guest stars, from left, Barbara Bain, Patrick Macnee, Robert Culp and Robert Vaughn, on "Diagnosis Murder" during a break on the set of the CBS series in the Van Nuys section of Los Angeles. Macnee, star of the 1960s TV series “The Avengers,” has died at age 93. His son Rupert said in a statement that Macnee, died Thursday, June 25, 2015, at his home in Rancho Mirage.  (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
Dick Van Patten shown Oct. 13, 1987 will be in the television reunion of ?Eight Is Enough: Reunion?. The family will come together to celebrate Patten?s character, Tom Bradford?s 50th birthday, in a two-hour NBC movie. (AP Photo/Mark Terrill)
James Horner displays Oscars he won for Original Song and Original Dramatic Score for "Titanic,"at the 70th Academy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles Monday, March 23, 1998.(AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
WILMINGTON, DE - DECEMBER 2:  Billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian arrives at the J. Caleb Boggs Federal Building to testify in his lawsuit against Daimler Chrysler AG December 2, 2003 in Wilmington, Delaware. Kerkorian, whose Tracinda Corp. was Chrysler's largest shareholder until it merged with Daimler-Benz, alledges that Daimler-Benz officials commited fraud during merger talks in 1998.  (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)
Jim Ed Brown
In this Nov. 13, 2014 photo released by Starpix, WWE wrestler Dusty Rhodes, whose real name is Virgil Runnels, poses at the Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundations 12th Annual Gala in New York. The WWE said Runnels died Thursday, June 11, 2015, but a spokesman declined to say where or how he passed away, saying the family had not authorized the release of that information. He was 69. (Dave Allocca/Starpix via AP)
British actor Sir Christopher Lee is photographed before his interview with APTN, at the AP office in north London, Friday March 5, 2010 (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
Mary Ellen Trainor Robert Zemeckis
Jerry Stiller, Anne Meara
John Nash, Alicia Nash
B B King
Hot Chocolate singer Errol Brown, known the 1975 hit "You Sexy Thing," died of liver cancer on May 6, 2015. He was 71. (YouTube
Adam Perry Lang, Josh Ozersky
In this June 30, 2012 file photo, parade grand marshall actress Ellen Albertini Dow waves to the crowd as she rides in the back of a classic car during the Six-County Firemen's Parade in Mount Carmel, Northumberland County. Dow, a feisty and fiercely independent character actor best known for her salty rendition of “Rapper’s Delight” in “The Wedding Singer,” died Monday, May 4, 2015, according to her agent Juliet Green. She was 101.  (Mike Staugaitis/The News-Item via AP, File)
FILE - This March 26, 1991 file photo shows Michael Blake accepting the Oscar for best adapted screenplay for "Dances with Wolves" at the 63rd Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Blake's business partner, Daniel Ostroff, says the 69-year-old died Saturday in Tucson, Ariz., after a long battle with cancer.  (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
DEFOREST KELLEY
Towering Performance Award inductee Ben E. King arrives at the 2012 Songwriters Hall of Fame induction and awards gala at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, Thursday June 14, 2012 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision)
FILE - In this March 24, 2002 file photo, Andrew Lesnie poses with his Oscar trophy for cinematography for the film "Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings" during the 74th annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Oscar-winning Australian cinematographer Lesnie, best known for his work on "The Lord of the Rings," has died, friends and colleagues said Wednesday, April 29, 2015. He was 59. (AP Photo/Doug Mills, File)
Jack Ely
Suzanne Crough Condray, middle of bottom row, died Monday, April 27, 2015.
Jayne Meadows
This undated image provided by Joan Almond shows her husband Paul Almond. Almond, a Canadian-born filmmaker whose landmark 1964 documentary "Seven Up!" inspired an extended look at British children's unfolding lives, has died. Almond died of complications from heart disease at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on April 9, his longtime friend David Stansfield said Thursday April 16, 2015. Almond was 83. (Joan Almond via AP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 17:  Sawyer Sweeten, Madylin Sweeten and Sullivan Sweeten arrives at 8th Annual TV Land Awards at Sony Studios on April 17, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP Images)
The cast of the CBS television series "Good Times" poses for a group portrait on the "Thelma's Wedding" episode in Los Angeles on Aug. 3, 1978. Ben Powers, who died April 6, 2015, is third from right. He was 64. (Courtesy CBS Archive/Getty Images)
Percy Sledge performs after accepting his award during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony Monday, March 14, 2005 in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Richard Dysart
The prolific actor best known for his role as Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on “The Dukes of Hazzard” died Monday, April 7, 2015. James Best was 88.
Actress Alberta Watson,  best known for her role on ``24'' as special agent Erin Driscoll during the Fox series' 2004-05 season, died at the age of 60. She had cancer.   (Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
Windell Middlebrooks
Leonard Nimoy
Mario Cuomo
Donna Douglas
In this March 24, 2008 file photo, Miller Williams, poses for a photo in Little Rock, Ark. Williams, who read a poem at former President Bill Clinton’s 1997 inauguration has died. He was 84. Williams died Thursday night, Jan. 1, 2015, at Washington County Regional Medical Center of complications from Alzheimer’s disease, family friend Linda Sheets said Friday.  (AP Photo/The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Dan Hale, File)** MORNING NEWS OF NORTHWEST ARKANSAS OUT, PINE BLUFF COMMERCIAL OUT, ARKANSAS TIMES OUT, ARKANSAS BUSINESS OUT, NO SALES **
Jimmy Dickens
Stuart Scott
FILE -  In this April 22, 1959, file photo, Samuel Goldwyn, Jr., poses outside the main gate at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles.  Goldwyn Jr., a champion of the independent film movement and son to one of the founding fathers of Hollywood cinema, died died Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, from congestive heart failure, his son told the Los Angeles Times. He was 88.  (AP Photo/Ellis R. Bosworth, File)
Taylor Negron attends the premiere of "Diana" hosted by The Cinema Society, Linda Wells and Allure Magazine at the SVA Theater on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Swedish actress Anita Ekberg, donning a mini-maxi combination, strolls at Rome’s fashionable street Via Veneto, Italy on January 10, 1970, the street where Federico Fellini’s film “La Dolce Vita” (The Sweet Life) was located, in which Miss Ekberg won fame in the leading part. Miss Ekberg who now is a resident of Rome, was leaving a party for movie celebrities. (AP Photo)
Lesley Gore
Ben Woolf
John Renbourn

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