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Deaths for the week ending 27 August 2011:

Monday, 22 August 2011

Nick Ashford, pop/R&B songwriter ("Ain't No Mountain High Enough"), of throat cancer, 69.

Jack Layton, Canadian political figure (New Democrat leader), of cancer, 61.

Jerry Leiber, pop songwriter ("Kansas City"), of cardiopulmonary failure, 78.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Sybil Jason, actress (The Captain's Kid), 83.

Joey Vento, restaurateur (Geno's Steaks in Philadelphia), of a heart attack, 71.

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Frank Dileo, recording artist manager (Michael Jackson), from complications of heart surgery, 63.

Mike Flanagan, major leaguer and baseball executive (Baltimore Orioles), of suicide by gunshot, 59.

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Aloysius Ambrozic, Roman Catholic cardinal (Toronto), after a long illness, 81.

Friday, 26 August 2011

Susan Fromberg Schaeffer, writer (Buffalo Afternoon), of a stroke, 71.

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Eve Brent, actress (Tarzan and the Trappers), of natural causes, 82.

Frank Fanovich Jr., major leaguer (Cincinnati Reds), 88.

Stetson Kennedy, author (I Rode With the Ku Klux Klan), 94.