KKK Leader Involved In 'Mississippi Burning' Murders Dies In Prison At 92His conviction came 41 years to the day after James Chaney, Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman, all in their 20s, were ambushed and killed by Klansmen.
Actor, Comedian Jerry Van Dyke Dies At 86The brother of Dick Van Dyke starred in shows including "Coach" and "My Mother the Car."
Sue Grafton, Author Of Popular 'Alphabet' Murder Mysteries, Dies At 77Grafton began her "alphabet series" in 1982 with "A is for Alibi." Her most recent book, "Y is for Yesterday," was published in August.
Cardinal Law, Reputation Tarnished By His Role In Church Child-Sex Scandal, Dies At 86"To all those who have suffered from my shortcomings and mistakes, I both apologize and from them beg forgiveness," Law said in stepping down in 2002.
Mel Tillis, Country Music Superstar And Stutterer, Dies At 85Also a prolific songwriter, Tillis toured for decades, often using his stutter as a source of humor — though his stutter disappeared when he sang.
'Cosby Show' Actor Earle Hyman Dies At 91Earle Hyman, a veteran actor of stage and screen who was widely known for playing Russell Huxtable on "The Cosby Show," has died.
Tony Winner, TV & Film Actress Ann Wedgeworth Dead At 83She's perhaps best known for her brief tenure on the TV sitcom "Three's Company," where she played Lana Shields, an older woman with her eyes breathlessly set on her young neighbor Jack, played by John Ritter.
Legendary Gossip Columnist Liz Smith Dies At 94Smith ultimately wrote for nine New York newspapers and dozens of magazines, but it was a stint writing for Cosmopolitan that led to her break.
Former Laker Connie Hawkins Dies At 75Connie Hawkins, basketball's dazzling New York playground legend who soared and swooped his way to the Hall of Fame, has died. He was 75.
'Primal Scream' Therapist Arthur Janov Dies At 93Janov, a clinical psychologist, became an international celebrity with his idea that adults repressed childhood traumas, making them neurotic.
Game Show Legend Monty Hall Dies At 96In 1963, he and producing partner Stefan Hatos, created "Let's Make a Deal." The show first ran on NBC daytime from 1963-68 and then on ABC from 1968-76..
Star Of TV's 'Topper.' Anne Jeffreys, Dies At 94More recently, she spent two decades playing Amanda Barrington on "General Hospital."