Gary Friedrich, American comic book writer (Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos), dies at age 75

Gary Friedrich (75)

American comic book writer (Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos)

Robin Leach, British writer and actor (Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous), dies at age 76

Robin Leach (76)

British writer and actor (Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous)

Leona Toppel, American actress and writer (Dennis the Menace)., dies at age 89

Leona Toppel (89)

American actress and writer (Dennis the Menace).

Mary E. White, South African-born Australian paleobotanist and author, dies at age 92

Mary E. White (92)

South African-born Australian paleobotanist and author

Pete Richens, English screenwriter (The Comic Strip Presents)., dies at age 65

Pete Richens (65)

English screenwriter (The Comic Strip Presents).

Carmen Guerrero Nakpil, author-historian and former chairman of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines, dies at age 96

Carmen Guerrero Nakpil (96)

author-historian and former chairman of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines

David Stevens, Palestinian-born Australian film director (The Sum of Us) and screenwriter (Breaker Morant), dies at age 77

David Stevens (77)

Palestinian-born Australian film director (The Sum of Us) and screenwriter (Breaker Morant)

Maria Spivak, Russian English translator (J.K. Rowling) and prose writer., dies at age 55

Maria Spivak (55)

Russian English translator (J.K. Rowling) and prose writer.

Stan Lewis, American record label owner (Jewel Records) and songwriter (

Stan Lewis (91)

American record label owner (Jewel Records) and songwriter ("Susie Q")