Liu Xiaobo, Chinese writer and human rights activist, dies at age 61

Liu Xiaobo (61)

Chinese writer and human rights activist

Janet Lunn, Canadian children's writer (The Root Cellar, dies at age 88

Janet Lunn (88)

Canadian children's writer (The Root Cellar

Gary DeCarlo, American singer and songwriter (Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye), dies at age 75

Gary DeCarlo (75)

American singer and songwriter (Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye)

James Vance, American comic book writer (Kings in Disguise, dies at age 64

James Vance (64)

American comic book writer (Kings in Disguise

Norro Wilson, American country music songwriter (

Norro Wilson (79)

American country music songwriter ("A Very Special Love Song"

Gregg Allman, American Hall of Fame singer-songwriter and musician (The Allman Brothers Band)., dies at age 69

Gregg Allman (69)

American Hall of Fame singer-songwriter and musician (The Allman Brothers Band).

Robert H. Boyle, American sportswriter (Sports Illustrated) and conservationist, dies at age 88

Robert H. Boyle (88)

American sportswriter (Sports Illustrated) and conservationist

Joy Byers, American pop songwriter (

Joy Byers (82)

American pop songwriter ("What's A Matter Baby" "It Hurts Me")

Chris Cornell, American musician and singer-songwriter (Audioslave, dies at age 52

Chris Cornell (52)

American musician and singer-songwriter (Audioslave