KENNETH NOLAND: American painter. Painted beautiful abstractions and was one of the "Color Field" painters. Died of cancer.
ANDREW LANGE: American astrophysicist. Self-administered death by asphyxiation.
J.D. SALINGER: American writer. Just plain old.
ANDREW KOENIG: American actor. Suicide, probably because people never stopped calling him "Boner."
MERLIN OLSEN: American Football Hall of Famer and TV actor. Cancer.
PETER GRAVES: American actor. Heart Attack.
COREY HAIM: American actor. Cause of death is undetermined.
HERB ELLIS: American Jazz guitarist. Alzheimer's Disease.
MALCOLM MCLAREN: English band manager and raconteur. Cancer
DIXIE CARTER: American stage, film, and TV actress. Cancer.
GURU: American rapper (Gangstarr). Cancer.
LENA HORNE: American singer, civil rights activist, actress, dancer.
FRANK FRAZETTA: American fantasy/science fiction artist. Died after a stroke.
RONNIE JAMES DIO: Heavy Metal singer. Died of stomach cancer.
MARTIN GARDNER: American science and mathematics writer.
JOSE LIMA: Dominican MLB player. Died after a massive heart attack.
ART LINKLETTER: Canadian/American TV and radio personality. Natural causes.
GARY COLEMAN: American TV actor. Died after an intracranial hemorrhage.
DENNIS HOPPER: American actor and director. Prostate cancer.
RUE MACLANAHAN: American actor. Stroke.
JOHN WOODEN: American basketball player and coach. Natural causes.
JIMMY DEAN: American singer, actor and businessman. Died of natural causes.
GARRY SHIDER: American musician (Parliament Funkadelic). Brain and lung cancer.
MANUTE BOL: Sudanese-born NBA player. Death from acute kidney failure.
HARVEY PEKAR: American comic book writer. Died after and accidental overdose of antidepressants.
GEORGE STEINBRENNER: American businessman and owner of the hated Yankees. Heart attack.
DERF SCRATCH: American musician (FEAR).
LOLITA LEBRóN: Puerto Rican activist and advocate fro independence.
CATFISH COLLINS: American musician (Parliament Funkadelic/James Brown). Cancer.
KEVIN McCARTHY: American actor. Pneumonia.
EDDIE FISHER: American singer and husband to endless Hollywood starlets.
GEORGE BLANDA: American Football Hall of Famer.
TONY CURTIS: American actor. Cardiac arrest.
Stephen J. Cannell: American TV writer. Skin cancer.
BENOIT MANDELBROT: Franco-American mathematician. Inventor of the Mandelbrot Set.
TOM BOSLEY: American actor.
BOB GUCCIONE: American publisher. Cancer.
LESLIE NIELSEN: Canadian/American actor. Pneumonia.
DON MEREDITH: American Football player and TV broadcaster. Brain hemorrhage.
BLAKE EDWARDS: American film director, screenwriter and producer. Pneumonia.
CAPTAIN BEEFHEART: American musician.
DENIS DUTTON: Academic. Creator of Arts & Letters Daily.