Beloved Broadway actress Elaine Stritch — the outspoken, hilarious, and enduring performer, known for her Tony nominated turns in such shows as Noël Coward’s Sail Away and Stephen Sondheim‘s Company — has died at age 89.
Tommy “Tommy Ramone” Erdelyi, the original drummer and last-surviving member of the first line-up of the Ramones — widely acknowledged as one of the most influential rock ‘n’ roll bands to ever have existed — died on Friday at age 65.
Legendary jazz pioneer, Charlie Haden, a bassist, composer, and bandleader best known for the groundbreaking recordings he made as a member of Ornette Coleman’s late-50s/early-60s quartet — but whose list of noteworthy accomplishments stretches decades beyond that impressive association — died on Friday at age 76.
Louis Zamperini, Olympic runner and World War II POW, whose incredible story gained wide recognition due to the best-selling 2010 biography Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption, has died. He was 97.
Philip Lutzenkirchen (PeekYou profile here), the former tight end for Auburn University, and a starter on the school’s 2010 championship team, was killed in a car crash early Sunday morning. He was 23.