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Deaths for the week ending 26 August 2017:

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Jerry Lewis, comedian and actor (The Nutty Professor), of cardiovascular disease, 91.

Monday, 21 August 2017

Dallas McCarver, bodybuilder, choked on food, 26.

Thomas Meehan, playwright (Hairspray), of cancer, 88.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

John Abercrombie, jazz guitarist, of heart failure, 72.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Joe Klein, baseball executive (Cleveland Indians), of complications from heart surgery, 75.

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Cecil Andrus, U..S. Secretary of the Interior (1977-81) and governor of Idaho (D, 1971-77, 1987-95), of lung cancer, 85.

Jay Thomas, radio host and actor (Eddie LeBec on "Cheers"), of cancer, 69.

Friday, 25 August 2017

Rich Piana, bodybuilder, possibly of a drug overdose, 45.

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Tobe Hooper, horror film director (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre), of natural causes, 74.

Bernard Pomerance, playwright (The Elephant Man), of cancer, 76.