Deaths for the week ending 31 August 2019:
Sunday, 25 August 2019
Vince Naimoli, baseball executive (Tampa Bay Devil Rays), 81.
Monday, 26 August 2019
Tom Jordan, major leaguer (Chicago White Sox), of complications from a heart attack, 99. He was the oldest living major-league baseball player.
Tuesday, 27 August 2019
Donnie Fritts, country keyboard player and songwriter ("Breakfast in Bed"), of complications from heart surgery, 76.
Jessi Combs, offroad auto racer and TV host ("Mythbusters"), in a racing crash, 39.
Paul Meger, NHL hockey player (Montreal Canadiens), 90.
Wednesday, 28 August 2019
Donnie Green, NFL football player (Buffalo Bills), cause not reported, 71.
Thursday, 29 August 2019
Lila Cockrell, mayor of San Antonio, Texas (1975-81, 1989-91), 97.
Jim Langer, NFL football player (Miami Dolphins), cause not reported, 71.
Jim Leavelle, Dallas, Texas policeman (escorted L. H. Oswald in a light-colored suit), 99.
Friday, 30 August 2019
Gordon Bressack, TV screenwriter ("Pinky and the Brain"), after a long illness, 68.
Franco Columbu, bodybuilder and actor (The Terminator and many other Schwarzenegger films), drowned while swimming on the coast, 78.
Valerie Harper, actress (Rhoda Morgenstern on "Mary Tyler Moore"), of cancer, 80.
Saturday, 31 August 2019
Jeff Blackshear, NFL football player (Baltimore Ravens), cause not reported, 50.
Hal Naragon, major leaguer (Cleveland Indians), 90.