Legendary singer and Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, succumbs to pancreatic cancer at the age of 76, surrounded by friends and family in Detroit.
Charlotte Rae, best known for playing the role of Mrs. Garrett on Diff'rent Strokes and The Facts of Life, passes away at the age of 92.
Cinematographer Robby Müller - best known for his work on Paris Texas, Dead Man, and Breaking the Waves - passes away at age 78.
Richard 'The Old Man' Harrison - the patriarchal head of the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop on History Channe's Pawn Stars - dies at age 77.
Richard Greenberg - noted opening title designer and visual effects producer for classics like Alien and Superman - has died at the age of 71.
Rumen Petkov was a cartoonist, professor, and animation director responsible for episodes of Dexter's Laboratory, Johnny Bravo, and many others.
English actress Eunice Gayson - famous for playing Sylvia Trench, the first Bond Girl in cinematic history - passes away at 90.
Character actor William Phipps, who was the first voice of Walt Disney's Prince Charming and the star of several Westerns, passed away at 96.
Actress Margot Kidder, most famous for her role as Lois Lane in Superman: The Movie and its three sequels, passes away at the age of 69.
Austin Powers and Harry Potter actor Verne Troyer passes away at the age of 49. No cause of death has been given at this time.
Studio Ghibli co-founder and Grave of the Fireflies director Isao Takahata has passed away from lung cancer at the age of 82.
Legendary TV producer Steven Bochco, co-creator of Doogie Howser and NYPD Blue, and others, dies at 74 after a battle with leukemia.
Actress Debbie Lee Carrington, best known for her roles in Total Recall and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, passes away at the age of 58.