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Deaths for the week ending 9 April 2011:

Monday, 4 April 2011

John Alder, former U.S. Congressman (D-NJ, 2009-11), from a staph infection following heart surgery, 51.

Ned McWherter, governor of Tennessee (D, 1987-95), of cancer, 80.

Craig Thomas, author (Firefox), of leukemia, 69.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Baruch Blumberg, biochemist (1976 Nobel Prize), apparently of a heart attack, 85.

Gil Robbins, folk musician (The Highwaymen), of prostate cancer, 80. He was the father of actor Tim Robbins.

Larry Shepard, major-league manager (Pittsburgh Pirates), 92.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Joe Heap, college football player (Notre Dame), cause not reported, 79.

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Sidney Lumet, film director (Network), of lymphoma, 86.

Randy Wood, music producer (Pat Boone), of injuries from a household fall, 94.