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.

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.

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