Kim Geun-tae, 64, South Korean politician, Minister of Health and Welfare (2004–2006), brain disease.
Evelyn Handler, 78, American academic, President of the University of New Hampshire (1980–1983) and Brandeis University (1983–1991), traffic collision.
Robert Ader, 79, American psychologist, co-founder of psychoneuroimmunology.
Iván Heyn, 34, Argentine economist and politician.
Kim Jong-il, 69 or 70, North Korean Supreme Leader (since 1994), heart attack.
Henry Kitchener, 3rd Earl Kitchener, 92, British soldier and aristocrat.
Bert Muhly, 88, American politician and academic, Mayor of Santa Cruz, California (1974–1975), heart failure.
Patrick V. Murphy, 91, American police chief, New York City Police Commissioner (1970–1973), heart attack.
Keith W. Wilcox, 90, American architect and politician, member of LDS priesthood.
Paula Hyman, 65, American professor of modern Jewish history (Yale University).
James M. Quigley, 93, American politician, Representative from Pennsylvania (1955–1957; 1959–1961).
Carol Murphy, 79, American politician, member of the New Jersey General Assembly (1993–2002).
James A. Zimble, 78, American Navy officer, Surgeon General of the United States Navy (1987–1991).
Sum Ying Fung, 112, Canadian supercentenarian, oldest person in Canada at time of death, natural causes.
Dorothy Howell Rodham, 92, American homemaker, mother of Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Ed Walker, 94, American World War II veteran and writer, last surviving member of Castner's Cutthroats.
Shirley Becke, 94, British police officer, first female to reach chief officer rank.
Jerzy Bielecki, 90, Polish social worker, survivor of Auschwitz concentration camp, Polish Righteous among the Nations recipient.
Tadeusz Sawicz, 97, Polish World War II fighter pilot.
Fred Shuttlesworth, 89, American civil rights leader.
Anwar al-Awlaki, 40, American-born Yemeni cleric and Al-Qaeda official, airstrike.
Roger G. Kennedy, 85, American civil servant, Director of the National Park Service (1993–1997), melanoma.
Clifford Olson, 71, Canadian serial killer, cancer.
Emanuel Litvinoff, 96, British writer and human rights campaigner.
George Palliser, 92, British World War II fighter pilot.
Lawrence Russell Brewer, 44, American convicted murderer, executed by lethal injection.
Troy Davis, 42, American convicted murderer, executed by lethal injection.
Victor Blanchard Scheffer, 104, American mammologist and author, natural causes.
Thomas Capano, 61, American convicted murderer, heart attack.
Norma Holloway Johnson, 79, American federal judge, first African American woman to serve as a district court chief judge, stroke.
Steven Michael Woods, Jr., 31, American murderer, executed by lethal injection.
Sándor Képíró, 97, Hungarian World War II veteran acquitted of Nazi war crimes.
Betty Skelton Erde, 85 American aerobatics pilot and Women Airforce Service Pilots veteran.
Abdullah Senussi, 61/62, Libyan brother-in-law of Muammar Gaddafi, airstrike.
Stetson Kennedy, 94, American folklorist and civil rights activist.
Fred Fay, 66, American leader in the disability rights movement.
Jerome J. Shestack, 88, American human rights activist and attorney, President of American Bar Association (1997–1998).
Albert Facchiano, 101, American mobster.
Albert Brown, 105, American veteran, oldest survivor of Bataan Death March.
Charles P. Murray, Jr., 89, American Army colonel, Medal of Honor recipient, heart failure.
Eleanor Josaitis, 79, American activist, co-founder of Focus: HOPE, peritoneal cancer.
Ruth Brinker, 89, American AIDS and nutrition activist, founder of Project Open Hand, vascular dementia.
Harry Hillel Wellington, 84, American lawyer, Dean of Yale Law School (1975–1985) and New York Law School (1992–2000), brain tumor.
Rudolf Brazda, 98, German concentration camp prisoner, last known survivor of pink triangle homosexual deportation.
James Ford Seale, 76, American murderer, Ku Klux Klan member.
Carmela Marie Cristiano, 83, American Roman Catholic nun (Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth); first nun to seek political office in New Jersey
Dorothy Brunson, 72, American businesswoman, first black woman to own a radio station, ovarian cancer.
Amelia Trice, 75, American Kootenai tribal leader and activist, leader of the last Indian war against the United States, cancer.
Mary Simpson, 85, American minister, first woman to be ordained by the American Episcopal Church.
Aba Dunner, 73, German-born Jewish religious activist.
Joe Morris, Sr., 85, American Navajo World War II code talker.
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Joy F. Evans, 85, American women's leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Lawrence R. Newman, 86, American advocate for the deaf.
Karl Brommann, 90, German Waffen-SS officer.
F. Gilman Spencer, 85, American Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper editor.
Bill Haast, 100, American snake expert, director of the Miami Serpentarium.
Betty Neumar, 79, American murder suspect.
Alan Haberman, 81, American grocer, first to use the barcode system, heart and lung disease.
Clara Luper, 88, American civil rights activist, after long illness.
Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, 38?, Comorian al-Qaeda terrorist, planned 1998 United States embassy bombings, shot.
Mietek Pemper, 91, Polish-born German Holocaust survivor, compiled and typed Oskar Schindler's list.
John R. Alison, 98, American airman, launched the Allied Reoccupation of Burma during World War II.
Lilian Jackson Braun, 97, American author (Cat Who series), natural causes.
Lavina Washines, 71, American tribal leader, first female leader of the Yakima Nation (2006–2008).
Noah Flug, 86, Polish-born Israeli economist, advocate for rights of Holocaust survivors.
Hans Keilson, 101, German-born Dutch psychoanalyst and novelist.
George Heron, 92, American tribal leader, President of the Seneca Nation of New York (1958–1960; 1962–1964).
Irwin D. Mandel, 89, American dental scientist in preventative dentistry.
Werner Freiherr von Beschwitz, 96, German military officer.
Huguette M. Clark, 104, American heiress, daughter of William A. Clark.
Randy Savage, 58, American professional wrestler.
Huthaifa al-Batawi, Iraqi al-Qaeda leader, shot.
Ella Schuler, 113, American supercentenarian, oldest person from Kansas.
Oliver Elmes, British graphic designer (Doctor Who).
Abu Ahmed al-Kuwaiti, 46, Kuwaiti Al-Qaeda computer expert, shot.
Apostolos Santas, 89, Greek Resistance veteran.
Wilhelm Weidenbrück, 96, German Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross recipient.
Winrich Behr, 93, German World War II Panzer captain, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.
Muhannad, 41, Saudi al Qaeda fighter in Chechnya, shot.
Tul Bahadur Pun, 88, Nepali World War II veteran, recipient of the Victoria Cross, cardiac complications.
Violet Cowden, 94, American pilot, member of Women Airforce Service Pilots during World War II, heart failure.
Thelma Pressman, 89, American microwave cooking consultant, opened first microwave cooking school in the United States.
Edward Edwards, 77, American serial killer, natural causes.
Hans Tiedge, 73, German spy.
Dorothea Puente, 82, American serial killer, natural causes.
Harry Coover, 94, American inventor (Super Glue).
Almena Lomax, 95, American journalist and civil rights activist, founder of the Los Angeles Tribune, after short illness.
Leonard Weinglass, 78, American civil rights lawyer, pancreatic cancer.
Mayhew Foster, 99, American brigadier general, flew captured Hermann Goering to interrogation.
Zew Wawa Morejno, 95, Polish-born American rabbi.
Robert Ross, 92, American physician and medical school founder (Ross University), cancer.
Moisis Michail Bourlas, 92, Greek Resistance veteran.
Lloyd Oliver, 88, American veteran, World War II code talker.
Ali Hassan al-Jaber, 56, Qatari photojournalist (Al Jazeera), shot.
Margaret Fish, 112, British supercentenarian, oldest person in the United Kingdom.
John Nettleship, 71, British teacher, inspiration for character of Severus Snape, cancer.
Leonard Lomell, 91, American World War II veteran, recipient of the Silver Star and Purple Heart, natural causes.
John M. Lounge, 64, American NASA astronaut (1981–1991), complications from liver cancer.
Roch Thériault, 63, Canadian cult leader and convicted murderer, murdered in prison.
John Thomas Chambers, Jr., 82, American politician, only African-American Mayor of Annapolis (1981), heart attack.
Zhu Guangya, 86, Chinese nuclear physicist, helped develop nation's first atomic bomb.
Drew Baur, 66, American banker, co-owner of the St. Louis Cardinals, heart attack.
Charles Epstein, 77, American geneticist and Unabomber victim, pancreatic cancer.
Catherine Masters, 111, British supercentenarian, third-oldest living person in the UK, last living person born in Scotland in the 19th century.
John Paul Getty III, 54, American heir and kidnapping victim, grandson of J. Paul Getty and father of Balthazar Getty, after long illness.
Brian Jacques, 71, British fantasy author (Redwall), heart attack.
Mississippi Winn, 113, American supercentenarian, Louisiana's oldest person. 
Josephine Harris, 69, American bookkeeper, survivor of the September 11 attacks, heart attack.
Matti Mattson, 94, American veteran of the Spanish Civil War (Abraham Lincoln Brigade).
Joe Frazier, Former Heavyweight Champion, Smokin' Joe Frazier, succumbed to liver cancer at the age of 67. Winner of 27 out of 32 fights, Friazier only lost 4 times in his career, twice to George Foreman and twice to Muhammad Ali.
Steve Jobs, Chairman and Co-Founder of Apple, died due to complications from pancreatic cancer. He was 56. Jobs was known for his keynote speeches that were given each year to update the loyal Apple followers, as well as his enlightening interview style.
Anne McCaffrey, Notable author of such Science Fiction book series as "Dragonriders of Pern" , Anne McCaffrey, died from complications due to a stroke. She was 84.
Jack Kevorkian, Dr. Jack Kevorkian, the Michigan pathologist who put assisted suicide on the world's medical ethics stage died at the Beaumont Hospital. He was 83. The assisted-suicide advocate had been hospitalized in Michigan for pneumonia and a kidney-related ailment, his attorney Mayer Morganroth has said.
Osama Bin Laden, Osama Bin Laden, the terrorist that orchestrated the WTC attacks on Sept. 11th, was finally found and killed in a compound outside Islamabad, Pakistan.
Jack LaLanne, Fitness guru. Brought the idea of living a healthy lifestyle into people's homes with the Jack Lalanne show. One of the first mainstream advocates of women's fitness. He was 96.
Svetlana Alliluyeva, The only daughter of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin,
Svetlana Peters, who denounced communism but later said she regretted
coming to the United States, has died in Wisconsin.
Svetlana Alliluyeva, The only daughter of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin, Svetlana Peters, who denounced communism but later said she regretted coming to the United States, has died in Wisconsin.