Jerry Lewis, the brash slapstick comic who teamed with Dean Martin in the 1950s and later starred in “The Nutty Professor” and “The Bellboy” before launching the Muscular Dystrophy telethon, has died in Las Vegas. He was 91.
Country legend Glen Campbell, whose crossover hits “Gentle on My Mind,” “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” and “Rhinestone Cowboy” forged a lasting bridge between country and pop music, died August 8.. He was 81.
Prodigy, the rapper best known for his work as half of long-running New York duo Mobb Deep, died in Las Vegas on June 20, after a hospitalization due to complications from sickle-cell anemia. He was 42.
Bill Paxton, the versatile actor who appeared in films including “Aliens” and “Titanic,” and played a polygamist on HBO’s “Big Love,” died on Feb. 25 from complications following heart surgery. He was 61.
Singer-songwriter-guitarist Chuck Berry, the rock ‘n’ roll pioneer who established the form and the themes of the music with his slyly funny, rhythmically propulsive ’50s hits, such as “Maybellene,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” and “Johnny B. Goode,” died on March 18. He was 90.