In Chicago, Illinois, USA, of cancer (89), singer and songwriter, whose hits include such classics as 'Ain't That A Shame', 'Blueberry Hill', 'My Blue Heaven', 'Blue Monday', 'Whole Lotta Loving', 'I'm Ready', 'My Girl Josephine'.'Let The Four Winds Blow', 'When I'm Walking (Let Me Walk)', 'Lady Madonna', 'The Big Beat', 'The Fat Man', 'Valley Of Tears', 'Im Walking', 'Im In Love Again', 'I Want To Walk You Home', 'Country Boy, 'Three Nights A Week', 'My Girl Josephine', 'It Keeps Raining', 'What A Party', 'Red Sails In The Sunset' and 'Walking To New Orleans'. (70), singer, songwriter, producer and member of both the Easybeats and Flash & The Pan, and whose hit compositions include 'Friday On My Mind' for the Easybeats and 'Love Is In The Air' for John Paul Young, along with songs covered by such acts as Grace Jones, Tom Jones, David Bowie and Meatloaf.
In his sleep, at his home in Mc Keesport, Pennsylvania, USA, from a suspected heart attack (84), songwriter and record producer whose hits include 'Im Gonna Make You Love Me' (Diana Ross & The Supremes), 'Sunday Will Never Be The Same' (Spanky & The Gang), 'Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie' (Jay & The Techniques), 'Sunny' (Bobby Hebb), 'When We Get Married' (The Dreamlovers) and 'Venus' (Shocking Blue).(57), songwriter and pianist, who penned several film scores including Mickey Rooney's "Home for Christmas" and the award-winning movie "Breakfast With Monica." In Quebec, Canada, following a heart attack (79), songwriter, producer, and vocalist with The Miracles, whose compositions for the band included such hits as 'Ooo Baby Baby', 'The Tracks Of My Tears', 'My Girl Has Gone', 'Going To A Go-Go' and 'Love Machine', but who also wrote songs recorded by Marvin Gaye ('Aint That Peculiar' and 'Ill Be Doggone'), The Temptations ('It's Growing' and 'Since I Lost My Baby'), Linda Ronstadt, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, George Michael, The Rolling Stones, Ramsey Lewis, Tom Jones, Luther Vandross, The Four Tops and Debby Boone. In Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, of complications from diabetes (78), singer and frontman for the CC Riders, and songwriter whose composition 'Last Kiss' was a US Number 1 hit for both J.Frank Wilson & The Cavaliers in 1964, and again in 1998 for Pearl Jam.The robber barged in armed with a handgun and managed to make off with 0 from the eatery that was closed at the the time.Video footage shows the suspect entering the venue through the back door where only a manager was present. Henderson Police Department described the robber as a white male who managed to flee the scene in a gray minivan driven by another white male.