From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
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- Russ Kick, 52, American writer, editor and publisher.
- Richard Rush, 91, American director (Psych-Out).
- Mikey Chung, 71, Jamaican musician and arranger, myeloma.
- E. O. Wilson, 92, American biologist (Sociobiology: The New Synthesis).
- Wayne Thiebaud, 101, American painter (Refrigerator Pies).
- Jean-Marc Vallée, 58, Canadian film and television director (Dallas Buyers Club).
- Joan Didion, 87, American writer (Run, River, Slouching Towards Bethlehem, The Year of Magical Thinking).
- Richard Rogers, 88, Italian-born British architect (Centre Pompidou).
- Eve Babitz, 78, American artist and author (Fiorucci: The Book).
- bell hooks, 69, American feminist author (Ain't I a Woman?).
- Anne Rice, 80, American author (Interview with the Vampire).
- Steve Bronski, 61, Scottish keyboardist (Bronski Beat).
- Robbie Shakespeare, 68, Jamaican bassist (Sly and Robbie, Black Uhuru) and record producer, complications from kidney surgery.
- Lina Wertmüller, 93, Italian film director (Seven Beauties, Love and Anarchy, Swept Away) and screenwriter.
- Greg Tate, 64, American music critic (The Village Voice) and musician (Burnt Sugar), co-founder of the Black Rock Coalition.
- Dean Stockwell, 85, American actor (Blue Velvet).
- Alan Hawkshaw, 84, British composer ("Here Comes That Sound Again") and keyboard player.
- Pee Wee Ellis, 80, American saxophonist, composer and arranger ("Say It Loud – I'm Black and I'm Proud").
- Melvin Van Peebles, 89, American film director, actor and playwright (Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song, Classified X).
- Richard H. Kirk, 65, English electronic musician (Cabaret Voltaire, Sweet Exorcist) and songwriter ("Yashar").
- Carl Bean, 77, American singer ("I Was Born This Way") and LGBT activist.
- Jean-Paul Belmondo, 88, French actor (Breathless, That Man from Rio, Pierrot le Fou).
- Lee "Scratch" Perry, 85, Jamaican composer, musician and record producer ("Chase the Devil", "Police and Thieves", "Bucky Skank").
- Jean-Luc Nancy, 81, French philosopher.
- Charlie Watts, 80, English Hall of Fame drummer (The Rolling Stones, Blues Incorporated).
- Richard Lewontin, 92, American evolutionary biologist.
- Raffaella Carrà, 78, Italian singer ("A far l'amore comincia tu").
- Jon Hassell, 84, American trumpeter and composer.
- Monte Hellman, 91, American film director (Two-Lane Blacktop, Beast from Haunted Cave, The Shooting).
- Bertrand Tavernier, 79, French film director (Coup de Torchon, Life and Nothing But) and screenwriter.
- Bunny Wailer, 73, Jamaican reggae singer-songwriter (Bob Marley and the Wailers), complications from a stroke.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti, 101, American poet (A Coney Island of the Mind).
- Chick Corea, 79, American jazz keyboardist (Return to Forever) and songwriter ("Spain", "500 Miles High").
- Guem, 73, Algerian musician, composer and dancer.
- Phil Spector, 81, American musician, record producer (Wall of Sound).