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Deaths for the week ending 2 January 2016:

Sunday, 27 December 2015

Dave Henderson, major leaguer (Oakland Athletics), of a heart attack, 57.

Ellsworth Kelly, artist, 92.

Meadowlark Lemon, basketball player (Harlem Globetrotters), 83.

Craig Strickland, country singer (Backroad Anthem), of hypothermia following a boating accident, 29.

Haskell Wexler, cinematographer (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest), 93.

Stevie Wright, pop singer (Australian), of pneumonia, 68.

Monday, 28 December 2015

John Bradbury, ska drummer (The Specials), cause not reported, 62.

Lemmy Kilmister, heavy metal musician (Motorhead), of cancer, 70.

Sean Whitesell, actor ("Oz") and producer ("Cold Case"), of cancer, 52.

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Frank Malzone, major leaguer (Boston Red Sox), of natural causes, 85.

Ed Mayer, major leaguer (Chicago Cubs), 84.

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Doug Atkins, NFL football player (Chicago Bears), of natural causes, 85.

Howard Davis Jr., boxer (1976 Olympics), of cancer, 59.

Thursday, 31 December 2015

Natalie Cole, pop/R&B singer ("Pink Cadillac"), of complications from lung disease, 65.

Beth Howland, actress (Vera on "Alice"), cause not reported, 74.

Marvin Panch, auto racer (Daytona 500), of natural causes, 89.

Vern Rapp, major-league manager (St. Louis Cardinals), 87.

Wayne Rogers, actor (Cpt. "Trapper" John McIntyre on "M*A*S*H"), of pneumonia, 82.

Friday, 1 January 2016

Dale Bumpers, U.S. Senator (D-AK, 1975-99), 90.

Gilbert Kaplan, financial publisher and conductor, of cancer, 74. He was the brother of the late composer Joseph Brooks.

Mike Oxley, U.S. Congressman (R-OH, 1973-2007), of lung cancer, 71.

Vilmos Zsigmond, cinematographer (Close Encounters of the Third Kind), 85.