11. Yvette Wilson died after losing her battle with stage 4 cervical cancer, according to multiple reports. She was 48.
12. Etta James, the earthy blues and R&B singer whose anguished vocals convinced generations of listeners that she would rather go blind than see her love leave, then communicated her joy upon finding that love at last, died. She was 73.
13. Astronaut Neil Armstrong died at 82 due to complications from blocked coronary arteries.
14. Mavin Hamlisch a composer made famous for his work on films like “The Sting”, “The Way We Were” and “Sophie’s Choice” and writing the score for “A Chorus Line”, died after a brief bout with illness. He is one of only eleven people to earn the illustrious EGOT, by winning an Emmy, Grammy, Obie and Tony. Hamlish also is a Golden Globe and Pulitzer Prize winner
15. Larry Hagman, actor of TV and film, died from complications due to throat cancer.
16. Jerry Nelson, voice actor and puppeteer, most known for voicing The Count in “Sesame Street”.
17. Ron Palillo, most known for his role as Horshack in “Welcome Back Kotter”, was found dead of an apparent heart attack
18. Phyllis Diller, revolutionary comedian, was found dead in her home. Diller was most known for her outlandish sense of humor and verbose laughter.
19. Alex Karras, Former NFL player turned actor, passed away from kidney disease. He played for the Detroit Lions until 1971. Karras than went on to star in the hit TV series “Webster”. He was 77.
20. Johnny Lewis, best known for his role in “Sons of Anarchy”, was found dead in a driveway after apparently falling or jumping from the roof.
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