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Deaths for the week ending 29 December 2012:

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Jean S. Harris, murderer (Dr. Herman Tarnower), 89.

Mike Scaccia, rock guitarist (Ministry), of a heart attack, 47.

Evelyn Ward, actress (The Big Brain), with Alzheimer's disease, 89. She was the wife of actor Jack Cassidy and mother of actor David Cassidy.

Monday, 24 December 2012

Richard Rodney Bennett, film score composer (Murder on the Orient Express), after a brief illness, 76.

Brad Corbett, baseball executive (Texas Rangers), of natural causes, 75.

Charles Durning, actor (The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas), of natural causes, 89.

Terry Glover, magazine editor (Ebony), of colon cancer, 57.

Jack Klugman, actor (Oscar Madison on "The Odd Couple"), 90.

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Frank Calabrese, gangster and murderer (Chicago mafia), after a long illness, 75.

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Gerry Anderson, TV producer ("Thunderbirds"), with Alzheimer's disease, 83.

Fontella Bass, R&B singer ("Rescue Me"), of a heart attack, 72.

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Harry Carey Jr., actor (She Wore a Yellow Ribbon), 91.

Lloyd Charmers, reggae musician, of a heart attack, 74.

Houston McCoy, Austin, Texas police officer (shot the University of Texas Tower sniper), of lung disease, 72.

Norman Schwarzkopf, U.S. Army general (Persian Gulf War), of pneumonia, 78.

David "Salt" Walther, auto and boat racer, cause not reported, 65.

Friday, 28 December 2012

Jayne Cortez, poet, cause not reported, 76.

Jon Finch, actor (Frenzy), of diabetes, 71.