Wayne Allwine: The voice of Mickey Mouse passes.
Dee Anthony: From the Bronx to British rock power broker.
Army Archerd: Show biz loses one of its defining voices.
Ayatollah Montazeri: A plain-spoken Iranian reformer.
Bob Bogle: Influential guitarist of the influential Ventures.
Norman Borlaug: He helped teach the world how to feed itself.
Raymond A. Brown: A civil rights lawyer with controversial clients.
David Carradine: Bam. Swat. Boom. Bang. Dong.
Marilyn Chambers: From selling laundry detergent to selling porn.
Luke Cole: An environmental justice pioneer.
Earl Cooley: The original smoke jumper.
Chris Connor: She had a voice of great emotional intensity.
Walter Cronkite: A plain-spoken grace as the most trusted man in America.
Merce Cunningham: He made dance a major art form.
John "Marmaduke" Dawson: Voice of the New Riders of the Purple Sage.
Jim Dickinson: He helped make Memphis a music hot spot.
Dominick Dunne: He famously covered the O.J. Simpson and other celebrity scandals.
Marek Edelman: The last surviving commander of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
Natalia Estemirova: Another Russian human rights worker is gunned down.
Vincent "Tarta" Ford: An inspiration for and co-writer with Bob Marley.
John Hope Franklin: The scholar as social activist.
Ellie Greenwich: She wrote the soundtrack of my youth.
Bonnie Clark Haldemann: David Koresh's mother a victim of matricide.
Don Hewitt: He changed the course of broadcast news.
Mahlon Hoagland: His co-discovery of RNA unlocked the mysteries of DNA.
Janet Jagan: From Chicago nurse to president of Guyana.
Jim Johnson: Defensive genius.
Wycliffe "Steely" Johnson: An innovative reggae composer and producer.
Harry Kalas: The legendary voice of the Philadelphia Phillies is silenced.
Edward "Ted" Kennedy: For some people, he always will be a rich drunk, but he did great good.
Kiki: One of the world's oldest animals passes on.
Irving Kristol: Perhaps the most influential conservative commentators of our age.
Danny LaRue: He took cross dressing to a wider public.
Drake Levin: A teen idol of the mid-1960s.
Irving R. Levine: He made the economy understandable.
John Martyn: His marriage of folk and jazz was sublime.
Ekaterina Maximov: Curtains for the Bolshoi Ballet star.
Frank McCourt: A retired schoolteacher with a late-in-life literary career.
Patrick McGoohan: Number Six is a prisoner no more.
Tim McKernan: "Barrel Man" goes to the Great End Zone in the Sky.
Robert McNamara: His candid reflections on his Vietnam War role exploded on the haunted members of my generation like a long forgotten Claymore mine.
Al Martino: One of the great Italian American pop crooners.
Father Richard Neuhaus: A religious and social conservative to his core.
Les Paul: He pioneered the solid-body electric guitar. And much more.
Officer John Pawlowksi: The sixth Philadelphia cop to be killed in 16 months.
Irving Penn: Classical elegance and cool minimalism in photography.
Billy Powell: He survived the Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash only to die in bed.
Kenny Rankin: His easygoing style straddled pop, jazz and folk.
Natasha Richardson: A glamorous celebrity with the bloodline of theater royalty.
Harrison Ridley Jr.: He had the historical approach to the positive music.
Soupy Sales: Here's a pie in your eye, America.
Paul A. Samuelson: The foremost academic economist of the 20th century.
Hale Smith: He effortlessly mixed classical music and jazz.
W.D. Snodgrass: The Pulitzer Prize winning poet writes his last verse.
Claude Lévi-Strauss: He found that "primitive man" was one complex dude.
Helen Suzman: An often lonely voice for change among South Africa's white minority.
Patrick Swayze: A snake-hipped charmer and romantic lead.
Koko Taylor: A Chicago blues icon who opened the door to other woman singers.
Dr. George Tiller: Assassinated for what he believe in.
Mary Travers: Now it's just Peter and Paul.
Howard Unruh: He shot dead 13 people, three of them children, in a 20-minute emotionless stroll.
John Updike: Extraordinary writing about ordinary people.
Shem Walker: An Army veteran dies in a freak murder.
Bill Werber: The itinerant third baseman had a golden glove.
Collin Wilcox: Ubiquitous, but best known for her To Kill a Mockingbird role.
David "Pop" Winans: A great gospel patriarch.
Eric Woolfson: The Alan Parsons Project co-founder's last performance.