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Deaths for the week ending 11 August 2012:

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Fred Matua, NFL football player (Cleveland Browns), of a heart problem, 28.

Monday, 6 August 2012

Mark O'Donnell, playwright (Hairspray), of natural causes (collapsed in his home), 58.

Marvin Hamlisch, songwriter ("Nobody Does It Better"), after a brief illness, 68.

Bernard Lovell, astronomer, after a long illness, 98.

Dan Roundfield, NBA basketball player (Atlanta Hawks), drowned while swimming in the sea, 59.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Judith Crist, film critic ("Today"), 90.

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Al Freeman Jr., actor (Malcom X), cause not reported, 78.

David Rakoff, writer/humorist ("This American Life"), of cancer, 47.

Mel Stuart, film director (Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory), of cancer, 83.

Carl Wilson, music producer (Okeh Records), of pulmonary fibrosis, 77.

Friday, 10 August 2012

Irving Fein, TV producer ("The Jack Benny Program"), 101.

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Rolland "Red" Bastien, pro wrestler, with Alzheimer's disease, 81.

Michael Dokes, pro boxer (WBA heavyweight champion, 1982-83), of liver cancer, 54.

Von Freeman, jazz tenor saxophonist, 88. He was the father of saxophonist Chico Freeman.