Blues guitarist Albert King, 69, died Dec. 21 after a heart attack. King influenced Eric Clapton and other rock greats and saw his own career revive as they popularized the blues.
Costumer Robert Tanella, 42, died Dec. 16 at his home in Los Angeles of complications from AIDS. He was most recently on the "Cheers" crew and had been with the show for 10 seasons.
Feature film publicist Rosemary La Salandra died Dec. 24 of cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Hugh Preston Pierce, 52, actor/screenwriter/record producer died Dec. 12, in his sleep of a heart attack at his home in Sherman Oaks.
Georg Alexander is returning to his old job as head of film production at ZDF after serving only two months as film commissioner for the region of Berlin-Brandenburg.
Norman Barnett has been named president of Raleigh Studios. Barnett was formerly a vice president.
Laura Acevedo and Dusty Rhoads, Nov. 21, Puerto Rico. Bride is art director at ad agency Saatchi & Saatchi; groom's an actor.
Wayne Satz, an award-winning and controversial TV reporter who broke the McMartin Pre-School molestation story in 1984, was found dead at his Studio City home, authorities said. He was 47.
Doobie Brothers percussionist Bobby LaKind died following a long battle with cancer and just two months after reuniting with the band for a pair of concerts to benefit his two sons.
Saxophonist Curtis Peagler, who played with jazz greats Ray Charles and Count Basie, died in Los Angeles Dec. 19 following heart surgery.
Steve and Susan Mulderrig, a girl, Molly Ann, Oct. 28, Stamford, Conn.