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Deaths for the week ending 11 April 2015:

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Richard Dysart, actor (Leland McKenzie on "L.A. Law"), after a long illness, 86.

Don Looney, NFL football player (Pittsburgh Steelers), 98.

Lon Simmons, baseball announcer (San Francisco Giants), of cancer, 91.

Tom Towles, horror actor (Night of the Living Dead), of complications from a stroke, 65.

Monday, 6 April 2015

James Best, actor (Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane on "The Dukes of Hazzard"), of pneumonia, 88.

Ray Charles, singer (theme to "Three's Company"), 96. He is not the same Ray Charles who sang "Hit the Road, Jack" and who died in 2005.

John Papit, NFL football player (Washington Redskins), of a stroke, 86.

Art Powell, NFL football player (Oakland Raiders), cause not reported, 78.

Ben Powers, actor (Keith Anderson on "Good Times"), cause not reported, 64.

Dollard St. Laurent, NHL hockey player (Montreal Canadiens), 85.

Charlie Sumner, NFL football player (Chicago Bears), after gall bladder surgery, 84.

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Tim Babcock, governor of Montana (R, 1962-69), 95.

Jose Capellan, major leaguer (Milwaukee Brewers), accidental overdose of a sleep drug, 34.

Stan Freberg, musical satirist ("St. George and the Dragonet"), of natural causes, 88.

Geoffrey Lewis, actor (Earl Tucker on "Flo"), of natural causes, 79. He was the father of actress Juliette Lewis.

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Rich Szaro, NFL football player (New Orleans Saints), cause not reported, 67. He was found dead in his home on 8 April. The date and cause of death are undetermined.

Jean-Claude Turcotte, Roman Catholic cardinal (Montreal), after a long illness, 78.

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Vanda Barra, actress (Vanda on "Here's Lucy"), after a long illness, 90.

Friday, 10 April 2015

Raul Hector Castro, governor of Arizona (D, 1975-77), 98.

Lauren Hill, college basketball player, of brain cancer, 19.

Judith Malina, actress (Dog Day Afternoon), of lung disease, 88.

Jim Mutscheller, NFL football player (Baltimore Colts), of kidney failure, 85.

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Jimmy Gunn, NFL football player (Chicago Bears), of heart failure, 66.