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Deaths for the week ending 11 December 2021:

Sunday, 5 December 2021

Bob Dole, U.S. senator (R-KS, 1969-97), of lung cancer, 98.

Bill Glass, NFL football player (Cleveland Browns), 86.

Monday, 6 December 2021

George Fleming, NFL football player (Oakland Raiders), 83.

Glenn Foster, NFL football player (New Orleans Saints), strangled (homicide), 31. He was in police custody when he died.

Skilyr Hicks, reality TV contestant ("America's Got Talent"), apparently of a drug overdose, 23.

Rhonda Stubbins White, actress (Lady Vi on "Days of Our Lives"), of cancer, 60.

Tuesday, 7 December 2021

Steve Bronski, new wave musician (Bronski Beat), of smoke inhalation from a fire, 61.

Greg Tate, rock critic (The Village Voice), of cardiac arrest, 64.

Wednesday, 8 December 2021

Barry Harris, jazz pianist, of coronavirus disease, 91.

John Lanzo, aka Blackjack Lanza, pro wrestler, 86.

Richie Lewis, major leaguer (Florida Marlins), cause not reported, 55.

Mark Pike, NFL football player (Buffalo Bills), of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, 57.

Robbie Shakespeare, reggae bassist (Sly and Robbie), of kidney disease, 68.

Thursday, 9 December 2021

Vincent Cochran, aka Slim 400, (rapper), shot (homicide), 33.

Speedy Duncan, NFL football player (San Diego Chargers), cause not reported, 79. His death was reported on 9 December with no DOD given.

Carmen Salinas, actress (Mexican), of complications from a stroke, 82.

Larry Sellers, actor (Cloud Dancing on "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman"), cause not reported, 72.

Demaryius Thomas, NFL football player (Denver Broncos), apparently from a seizure, 33.

Al Unser, auto racer (Indianapolis 500), of cancer, 82. He was the brother of auto racer Bobby Unser and father of auto racer Al Unser Jr.

Lina Wertmuller, film director (Italian), 93.

Cara Williams, actress (The Defiant Ones), 96.

Friday, 10 December 2021

Dave Campbell, football writer (Dave Campbell's Texas Football), 96.

Thomas "Mensi" Mensforth, punk rock singer (Angelic Upstarts), of coronavirus disease, 65.

Michael Nesmith, actor/musician ("The Monkees"), of heart failure, 78.

Saturday, 11 December 2021

Anne Rice, horror author (Interview With the Vampire), of complications from a stroke, 80.

Manuel Santana, pro tennis player (Wimbledon), 83.