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Deaths for the week ending 18 August 2012:

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Jerry Grant, auto racer (Indianapolis 500), of liver failure and diabetes, 77.

Joe Kubert, comic book artist (Sgt. Rock), of multiple myeloma, 85.

Willa Ward, gospel singer (the Ward Singers), 91.

Monday, 13 August 2012

Helen Gurley Brown, magazine editor (Cosmopolitan), 90.

Jimmy Carr, NFL football player (Philadelphia Eagles), cause not reported, 79.

Dan Daniels, sportscaster (Washington Redskins), of complications from a fall, 90.

Nellie Gray, abortion opponent (March For Life), 88.

Johnny Pesky, major leaguer (Boston Red Sox), 92.

Joan Roberts, stage actress (Oklahoma!), 95.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Remy Charlip, dancer and children's author (Dress Up and Let's Have a Party), 83.

Ron Palillo, actor (Arnold Horshack in "Welcome Back, Kotter"), apparently of a heart attack, 63.

Phyllis Thaxter, actress (Superman), with Alzheimer's disease, 92.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Bob Birch, bassist (Elton John), from a gunshot (apparent suicide), 56.

Thursday, 16 August 2012

William Windom, actor (Dr. Seth Hazlitt in "Murder, She Wrote"), of congestive heart failure, 88.

Friday, 17 August 2012

Joey Kovar, reality TV performer ("Real World: Hollywood"), of an accidental drug overdose, 29.

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Scott McKenzie, pop singer ("San Francisco"), of an illness, 73.