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  • Skye McCole Bartusiak: Born: 1992-09-28 - Died: 2014-07-19
    Skye McCole Bartusiak was an actress best known for roles in The Patriot and Don’t Say a Word. She also appeared in Beyond the Prairie: The True Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Boogeyman, and Kill Your Darlings.
    Johnny Winter: Born: 1944-02-23 - Died: 2014-07-16
    Johnny Winter (real name: John Dawson Winter III) was a blues guitarist, singer, and producer. He produced three Grammy-award-winning albums for Muddy Waters, and recorded several Grammy-nominated albums of his own. He was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame in 1988.
    Nadine Gordimer: Born: 1923-11-20 - Died: 2014-07-13
    Nadine Gordimer was a South African writer and activist whose works took on racially-charged themes, especially apartheid in her home country. Her famous novels include 1974′s The Conservationist, 1979′s Burger’s Daughter, 1981′s July’s People, and 1987′s A Sport of Nature. She also wrote numerous collections of short fiction and essays. Gordimer received the Nobel Prize [...]
    Lorin Maazel: Born: 1930-03-06 - Died: 2014-07-13
    Lorin Maazel was a conductor, violinist, and composer. He was music director of the Cleveland Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic.
    Tommy Ramone: Born: 1949-01-29 - Died: 2014-07-11
    Tommy Ramone (real name Thomas Erdelyi) was the original drummer for The Ramones He played with the band through its first four albums.
    Marilyn Burns: Born: 1949-05-07 - Died: 2014-07-05
    Marilyn Burns was an American actress best known for her role in the 70s horror classic The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. She also starred in the TV miniseries Helter Skelter, about the Charles Mason trial.
    Walter Dean Myers: Born: 1937-08-12 - Died: 2014-07-01
    Walter Dean Myers was an author of children’s and young adult books with over a hundred of them to his name. Among his most well-known are Fallen Angels, Sunrise Over Fallujah, and Monster.
    Bob Hastings: Born: 1925-04-18 - Died: 2014-06-30
    Bob Hastings was an actor who appeared in films, on television, and on radio. Including voice acting (which he did a lot of), Hastings has over 150 acting credits to his name. He’s probably best known, however, for his portrayal of Lt. Elroy Carpenter on McHale’s Navy.
    Meshach Taylor: Born: 1947-04-11 - Died: 2014-06-28
    Meshach Taylor was an actor known for his role as Anthony Bouvier on Designing Women and Hollywood in the film Mannequin. He was also on the show Dave’s World.
    Tony Gwynn: Born: 1960-05-09 - Died: 2014-06-16
    Tony Gwynn was a baseball player, who played for the San Diego Padres. In fact, he was nicknamed Mr. Padre (as well as Captain Video). He played 20 seasons all with the same team. He was a five-time Gold Glove winner and a fifteen-time All Star.