Dale Winton, Lari White, Anthony Bourdain, There were the trailblazers:
Neil Simon, Burt Reynolds, Avicii,
May Harvey Schmidt, Katherine MacGregor, Marty Balin, Anthony Bourdain,
Neil Simon, Harvey Schmidt, Naipaul, A former Marine who made a career in Hollywood playing hard-nosed military men like Gunnery Sgt. A legendary Chicago blues guitarist whose passionate, jazz-tinged music influenced artists from Carlos Santana and Eric Clapton to the rock band Led Zeppelin.
And, as always, there were those whose deaths simply shocked us: Fontana, Neil Simon, who could make almost anyone laugh, or Burt Reynolds, the biggest movie star in the world at one point in the s.