Roscoe Nance, American sports journalist (USA Today) and beat writer (NBA, dies at age 71

Roscoe Nance (71)

American sports journalist (USA Today) and beat writer (NBA

Ivan Passer, Czech film director and screenwriter (Cutter's Way)., dies at age 86

Ivan Passer (86)

Czech film director and screenwriter (Cutter's Way).

Silvio Horta, American film and television writer (Ugly Betty, dies at age 45

Silvio Horta (45)

American film and television writer (Ugly Betty

Norma Tanega, American singer-songwriter/painter/experimental musician, dies at age 80

Norma Tanega (80)

American singer-songwriter/painter/experimental musician

Jean Blot, Russian-born French writer and translator., dies at age 96

Jean Blot (96)

Russian-born French writer and translator.

Neal Peirce, American columnist and author on urban affairs, dies at age 87

Neal Peirce (87)

American columnist and author on urban affairs

Scott Timberg, American journalist and culture writer (The Los Angeles Times, dies at age -1

Scott Timberg

American journalist and culture writer (The Los Angeles Times

David Bellamy, English naturalist (Bellamy's Backyard Safari) and author., dies at age 86

David Bellamy (86)

English naturalist (Bellamy's Backyard Safari) and author.

Ajoy Roy, Bangladeshi writer and activist., dies at age 84

Ajoy Roy (84)

Bangladeshi writer and activist.

Mors Kochanski, Polish-Canadian wilderness survival instructor and writer., dies at age 79

Mors Kochanski (79)

Polish-Canadian wilderness survival instructor and writer.

Josie Rubio, American writer and journalist (The New York Times), dies at age 42

Josie Rubio (42)

American writer and journalist (The New York Times)

Irving Burgie, American songwriter (

Irving Burgie (95)

American songwriter ("Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)"

Clive James, Australian author (Cultural Amnesia) and critic., dies at age 80

Clive James (80)

Australian author (Cultural Amnesia) and critic.

Sam Watson, Australian indigenous activist and writer., dies at age 67

Sam Watson (67)

Australian indigenous activist and writer.

Howard Cruse, American comic book writer (Stuck Rubber Baby), dies at age 75

Howard Cruse (75)

American comic book writer (Stuck Rubber Baby)

Ian Cross, New Zealand author (The God Boy) and journalist., dies at age 93

Ian Cross (93)

New Zealand author (The God Boy) and journalist.