BILL GALLO, Cartoonist and columnist for the NY Daily News, 88, Bill Gallo was a cartoonist and columnist for the New York Daily News, whose playful characters included depicting the blustering New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner in a spiked Prussian military helmet.
BURT REINHARDT, Newsman helped launch CNN, 91, Burt Reinhardt's broadcast journalism career began in the newsreel era and spanned well into the age of the 24-hour cable news cycle when he became one of the first presidents of CNN.
JOE M. SANCHEZ, L.A.'s first modern-day Latino fire commissioner, 77, Joe M. Sanchez was a grocer who was the first Latino fire commissioner in Los Angeles in modern times.
MAURICE GOLDHABER, Atomic Physicist, 100, Maurice Goldhaber was a physicist who delved into the intricacies of atoms and headed the Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island for more than a decade.
NORMA ZIMMER (VIDEO), Singer was Welk 'Champagne Lady', 87, Norma Zimmer was the "Champagne Lady" of television's "The Lawrence Welk Show" and a studio singer.
ROBERT TRAYLOR (VIDEO), Former NBA player, 34, Robert "Tractor" Traylor was 34, a 6-foot-8, 300-pound former NBA and University of Michigan basketball player.