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)

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

Janet Lunn (88)

Canadian children's writer (The Root Cellar

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

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

Jean Stein (83)

American author and editor (The Paris Review)

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

Erik Martin (81)

German songwriter and editor (Muschelhaufen).

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)

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

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).