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Deaths for the week ending 8 December 2012:

Monday, 3 December 2012

Grady Allen, NFL football player (Atlanta Falcons), of heart problems, 66. He was the father of NFL coach Dennis Allen.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Jack Brooks, U.S. Congressman (D-TX, 1953-95), 89.

Forrest Shumway, businessman (Allied-Signal Corp.), of complications of cancer, 85.

Ken Trickey, college football coach (Oral Roberts University), cause not reported, 79.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Dave Brubeck, jazz pianist ("Take Five"), of heart failure, 91.

Oscar Niemeyer, architect (Brasilia, Brasil), 104.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Ed Cassidy, rock drummer (Spirit), 89.

Friday, 7 December 2012

Art Larsen, tennis player (1950 U.S. champion), 87.

Rusty Mills, TV cartoon producer ("Pinky and the Brain"), of colon cancer, 49.

John Henry Ward, NFL football player (Minnesota Vikings), of cancer, 64.

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Jerry Brown, NFL football player (Dallas Cowboys), in an auto accident, 25. He was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Cowboys teammate Josh Brent, who was found guilty of intoxication manslaughter.

Hal Schaefer, jazz pianist, after a brief illness, 87.