Jerry Lewis, Glen Campbell, Dick Gregory among July-Sept. celebrity deaths

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July

  • Gray Reisfield, 85, actress Greta Garbo’s niece and sole heiress—pneumonia
  • Christopher “Fresh Kid Ice” Wong Won, 53, co-founder of rap group 2 Live Crew—no cause given
  • Martin Landau, 89, actor TV’s Mission Impossible—no cause given
  • John Heard, 71, actor Home Alone movies—no cause given
  • Chester Bennington, 41, vocalist Linkin Park—suicide
  • Bill Smith, 74, L.A. radio and TV journalist—Alzheimer’s disease
  • George Romero, 77, created Night of the Living Dead—lung cancer
  • Barbara Sinatra, 90, fourth wife of Frank Sinatra, philanthropist—no cause given
  • June Foray, 99, voice artist, Bullwinkle Show’s Natasha and Rocky—no cause given
  • Patti Deutsch, 73, nasal-voiced comedienne on TV’s Laugh-In, Match Game—cancer
  • Michael Johnson, 72, singer “Bluer Than Blue,”—after a long illness
  • Sam Shepard, 73, actor, playwright—ALS
  • Jeanne Moreau, 89, French actress—no cause given

August

  • Actress/singer Barbara Cook, 89, died of respiratory failure on August 8 in New York. Broadway theaters dimmed their marquee lights in tribute to her the next day.

    Ara Parseghian, 94, Notre Dame football coach—complications of hip infection

  • Ty Hardin, 87, star of TV western Bronco—after a long illness
  • Barbara Cook, 89, star of Broadway, cabaret— respiratory failure
  • Glen Campbell, 81, pop/country music star—Alzheimer’s disease
  • Joe Bologna, 82, actor—pancreatic cancer
  • Robert Yancy, 39, son of singer Natalie Cole and grandson of Nat King Cole—heart attack
  • Dick Gregory, 84, comedian, civil rights activist—heart failure
  • Jerry Lewis, 91, actor, comedian—natural causes
  • Jay Thomas, 69, actor and radio personality—cancer
  • Sonny Burgess, 88, rockabilly music star—no cause given
  • Richard Anderson, 91, actor played Oscar Goldman in TV’s The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman—no cause given

September

  • Shelly Berman, 92, comedian—Alzheimer’s disease
  • Walter Becker, 67, Steely Dan guitarist—no cause given
  • Troy Gentry, 50, half of country duo Montgomery Gentry—helicopter crash
  • Don Ohlmeyer, 72, “Must See TV” producer—cancer
  • Don Williams, 78, country singer—emphysema
  • Frank Vincent, 80, actor, The Sopranos—no cause given
  • Grant Hart, 56, drummer, vocalist Husker Du—cancer
  • Harry Dean Stanton, 91, actor, Pretty in Pink—natural causes
  • Jake LaMotta, 95, boxer subject of film Raging Bull—pneumonia
  • Lillian Ross, 99, New Yorker writer—no cause given
  • Liliane Bettencourt, 94, richest woman in the world—no cause given
  • Bernie Casey, 78, actor, former L.A. Ram—after a brief illness
  • Hugh Hefner, 91, Playboy magazine chief—natural causes
  • Ann Jeffries, 94, actress—no cause given
  • Monty Hall, 96, Let’s Make a Deal TV host—heart failure

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