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Deaths for the week ending 2 May 2015:

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Jayne Meadows-Allen, actress and game show panelist ("I've Got a Secret"), of natural causes, 95. She was the wife of TV host Steve Allen.

Bill Valentine, major-league umpire, 82.

Monday, 27 April 2015

Suzanne Crough, actress (Tracy Partridge on "The Partridge Family"), of cardiomyopathy, 52.

Jack Ely, rock singer ("Louie, Louie"), after a long illness, 71.

Gene Fullmer, pro boxer (middleweight champion), of a bacterial infection, 83.

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Marcia Brown, children's book illustrator (Stone Soup), 96.

Verne Gagne, pro wrestler, with Alzheimer's disease, 89.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Giovanni Canestri, Roman Catholic cardinal (Genoa, Italy), 96.

Jean Nidetch, businesswoman (Weight Watchers), of natural causes, 91.

Calvin Peete, pro golfer, of lung cancer, 71.

Dan Walker, governor of Illinois (D, 1973-77), of heart failure, 92.

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Ben E. King, R&B singer ("Stand By Me"), of natural causes, 76.

Nigel Terry, actor (Excalibur), of emphysema, 69.

Friday, 1 May 2015

Pete Brown, pro golfer, cause not reported, 80.

Ray Ceresino, NHL hockey player (Toronto Maple Leafs), 86.

Geoff Duke, motorcycle racer (Grand Prix), 92.

Grace Lee Whitney, actress (Yeoman Rand on "Star Trek"), of natural causes, 85.

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Michael Blake, author (Dances With Wolves), after a long illness, 69.

John Mahaffy, NHL hockey player (Montreal Canadiens), 98.

Ruth Rendell, aka Barbara Vine, crime novelist (Inspector Wexford series), following a stroke, 85.