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.

Reg Watson, Australian television producer and screenwriter, dies at age 93

Reg Watson (93)

Australian television producer and screenwriter

Ion Moraru, Moldovan writer and political activist., dies at age 90

Ion Moraru (90)

Moldovan writer and political activist.

Ed Ackerson, American singer-songwriter and musician (Polara, dies at age -1

Ed Ackerson

American singer-songwriter and musician (Polara

Peter Adam, German-born British filmmaker and author., dies at age 90

Peter Adam (90)

German-born British filmmaker and author.

Busbee, American songwriter and music producer, dies at age 43

Busbee (43)

American songwriter and music producer

Hogan Sheffer, American television writer (The Young and the Restless, dies at age 61

Hogan Sheffer (61)

American television writer (The Young and the Restless

Ric Ocasek, American Hall of Fame singer-songwriter (

Ric Ocasek (75)

American Hall of Fame singer-songwriter ("My Best Friend's Girl"

Daniel Johnston, American singer-songwriter (

Daniel Johnston (58)

American singer-songwriter ("Walking the Cow") and visual artist

Diet Eman, Dutch Resistance fighter and writer., dies at age 99

Diet Eman (99)

Dutch Resistance fighter and writer.

Boris Rychkov, Russian film documentary director and screenwriter., dies at age 81

Boris Rychkov (81)

Russian film documentary director and screenwriter.

Biba Caggiano, Italian-born American restaurateur and cookbook author., dies at age 82

Biba Caggiano (82)

Italian-born American restaurateur and cookbook author.

Donnie Fritts, American keyboardist (Kris Kristofferson) and songwriter., dies at age 76

Donnie Fritts (76)

American keyboardist (Kris Kristofferson) and songwriter.

Sogyal Rinpoche, Tibetan Dzogchen lama and writer (The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying), dies at age 72

Sogyal Rinpoche (72)

Tibetan Dzogchen lama and writer (The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying)

Massimo Mattioli, Italian cartoonist and comics writer and artist (Squeak the Mouse, dies at age 75

Massimo Mattioli (75)

Italian cartoonist and comics writer and artist (Squeak the Mouse

Russ Conway, American sports journalist and hockey beat writer (Boston Bruins)., dies at age 72

Russ Conway (72)

American sports journalist and hockey beat writer (Boston Bruins).