Celebrity deaths Jan.-April include sportscaster Keith Jackson, singer Vic Damone and activist Winnie Mandela

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  • •Jerry Van Dyke, 86, actor, comedian brother of actor Dick Van Dyke—no cause given
    •John Young, 87, astronaut and shuttle pilot—pneumonia
    •Ray Thomas, 76, Moody Blues singer—prostate cancer
    •Edward “Fast Eddie” Clarke, 67, Motorhead guitarist—pneumonia
    •John Tunney, 83, ex-US senator—prostate cancer
    •Keith Jackson, 89, sportscaster—no cause given
    •Dan Gurney, 86, auto racing legend—pneumonia
    •Dolores O’ Riordan, 46, lead singer of The Cranberries—no cause given
    •Edwin Hawkins, 74, gospel singer “Oh Happy Day”—pancreatic cancer
    •Dorothy Malone, 92, Oscar-winning actress Written on the Wind, Peyton Place—natural causes
    •Bradford Dillman, 87, actor Compulsion, The Way We Were—pneumonia
    •Allison Shearmur, 54, film producer Hunger Games—lung cancer
    •John Coleman, 83, TV meteorologist—no cause given
    •Hugh Masekela, 78, jazz musician— cancer
    •Connie Sawyer, 105, Hollywood’s oldest working actress—natural causes
    •Naomi Parker Fraley, 96, the “Real Rosie the Riveter”—natural causes
    •Lari White, 52, country singer—cancer
    •Ingvar Kamprad, 91, founder of IKEA—no cause given
    •Mort Walker, 94, creator of “Beetle Bailey” comic strip—pneumonia
    •Mark Salling, 35, star of TV’s Glee—suicide
    •Kenneth P. Hahn, 78, L.A. County assessor, LGBTQ trailblazer—stroke
    •Louis Zorich, 93, actor TV’s Mad About You, husband of actress Olympia Dukakis—no cause given
    •Matt Dike, 55, music producer, DJ—no cause given
  • •John Mahoney, 77, actor TV’s Frasier—no cause given
    •Dennis Edwards, 74, former Temptations singer—no cause given
    •Reg E. Cathey, 59, actor House of Cards, The Wire—no cause given
    •John Gavin, 86, actor Psycho, Spartacus—no cause given
    •Mickey Jones, 76, rock drummer, actor TV’s Home Improvement—no cause given
    •Vic Damone, 89, hit singer of ‘40s and ‘50s—no cause given
    •Marty Allen, 95, comedian, half of Allen & Rossi comedy team—pneumonia
    •Ben Agajanian, 98, ex-LA Ram placekicker—natural causes
    •Billy Graham, 99, evangelist—natural causes
    •Nanette Fabray 97, actress—natural causes
    •Barbara Ann Alston, 74, singer of the Crystals, “Da Doo Ron Ron”—flu
    •Emma Chambers, 53, actress Notting Hill—natural causes
    •Ensa Cosby, 44, daughter of Bill Cosby—kidney disease
    •Lewis Gilbert, 97, director Alfie, Bond films—no cause given
    •William H.T. Bush, 79, brother, uncle of presidents—no cause given
  • •David Odgen Stiers, 75, actor M*A*S*H‘s Major Charles Emerson—cancer
    •Russ Solomon, 92, Tower Records founder—heart attack
    •Hubert de Givenchy, 91, French clothing designer—no cause given
    •Stephen Hawking, 76, Cambridge University physicist and author—complications of Lou Gehrig’s disease
    •Charlie Quintana, 56, drummer, Social Distortion—COPD
    •Nokie Edwards, 82, guitarist, The Ventures—complications of hip surgery
    •Linda Brown, 76, subject of landmark Brown vs. Board of Education decision—no cause given
    •Delores Taylor, 85, actress, screenwriter, producer, Billy Jack—dementia
    •Charles P. Lazarus, 94, founder of Toys R Us chain—broken heart
    •Steven Bochco, 74, co-creator of TV’s NYPD Blue, Hill Street Blues—cancer
  • •Winnie Mandela, 81, anti-apartheid activist, wife of Nelson Mandela—kidney infection
    •Chuck McCann, 83, comedian and TV host—heart failure
    •Mitzi Shore, 87, owner of The Comedy Store—Parkinson’s
    •Susan Anspach, 75, actress Five Easy Pieces—heart ailment
    •Yvonne Staples, 80, singer “Staples Singers”—cancer
    •Art Bell, 72, radio host—no cause given
    •Milos Forman, 86, Oscar-winning director One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest—no cause given
    •David Buckel, 60, LGBT rights attorney/environmental activist—self immolation to protest global warming
    •Harry Anderson, 65, actor TV’s Night Court—no cause given
    •Donald McKayle, 87, pioneering dancer/choreographer—pneumonia
    •Charles Neville, 79, Neville Brothers—pancreatic cancer
    •Barbara Bush, 92, former first lady—congestive heart failure
    •Carl Kasell, 84, NPR newscaster—Alzheimer’s
    •Avicii, 28, Swedish electronic dance music DJ—no cause given
    •R. Lee Ermey, 74, actor Full Metal Jacket—pneumonia
    •Verne Troyer, 49, actor “Mini-Me” in cinema’s Austin Powers—no cause given
    •Bob Dorough, 94, Schoolhouse Rock composer and musician—natural causes
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