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

Erik Martin, German songwriter and editor (Muschelhaufen)., dies at age 81

Erik Martin (81)

German songwriter and editor (Muschelhaufen).

Jean Stein, American author and editor (The Paris Review), dies at age 83

Jean Stein (83)

American author and editor (The Paris Review)

Benjamin Barber, American political theorist and author (Jihad vs. McWorld), dies at age 77

Benjamin Barber (77)

American political theorist and author (Jihad vs. McWorld)

Robert M. Pirsig, American writer and philosopher (Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance)., dies at age 88

Robert M. Pirsig (88)

American writer and philosopher (Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance).

Chris Bearde, Australian-born Canadian-American comedy writer (Laugh-In) and producer (The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour, dies at age 80

Chris Bearde (80)

Australian-born Canadian-American comedy writer (Laugh-In) and producer (The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour

Frank Dostal, German music producer and songwriter (Yes Sir, dies at age 71

Frank Dostal (71)

German music producer and songwriter (Yes Sir

Ryan Star, American indie rock singer-songwriter, dies at age 39

Ryan Star (39)

American indie rock singer-songwriter

Gary Austin, American theatre writer and director (The Groundlings), dies at age 75

Gary Austin (75)

American theatre writer and director (The Groundlings)

Alex Tizon, Filipino-born American journalist and author (The Seattle Times), dies at age 57

Alex Tizon (57)

Filipino-born American journalist and author (The Seattle Times)