Ex-heavyweight champion Tommy Morrison died September 1, according to his former promoter Tony Holden. Morrison defeated George Foreman in 1993 for the World Boxing Organization's heavyweight title.
He also won fame for his role in "Rocky V."British cinematographer Gilbert Taylor, right, died in his home on the Isle of Wight on Friday, August 23.
She is pictured here with her granddaughter Angelia and son Christopher.
Nobel Prize-winning author Doris Lessing died at her London home on November 17, her publisher said.
George Duke, seen here at the 2013 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in May, died in August at the age of 67.
The legend was known for his phenomenal skills as a keyboardist, and his ability to bridge together jazz, rock, funk and R&B.The cause of death was complications from open-heart surgery, said his manager, Toni Benson.Avery had surgery on November 11 and died Tuesday evening at a hospital in Glendale, California, according to Benson.Popular American psychologist and television personality Dr.Joyce Brothers died at 85, her daughter said on May 13.He lived abroad after being indicted in 1983 for tax evasion, false statements, racketeering and illegal trading with Iran, becoming one of the world's most famous white-collar criminals.Richard Matheson, an American science-fiction writer best known for his novel "I Am Legend," died June 23 at age 87.Douglas Englebart, the inventor of the computer mouse, died Tuesday, July 2, at his home in Atherton, California, according to SRI International, the research institute where he once worked. Jim Kelly, a martial artist best known for his appearance in the 1973 Bruce Lee movie "Enter the Dragon," died on June 29 of cancer. After a brief acting career, he became a ranked professional tennis player on the USTA senior men's circuit.Here he appears in the 1974 film "Three the Hard Way."Bert Stern, a revolutionary advertising photographer in the 1960s who also made his mark with images of celebrities, died on June 25 at age 83.The man behind the visual style of movies such as "Star Wars" and "Dr. Here, Taylor and director Peter Brooks, left, film "Meetings With Remarkable Men" in 1979.Actress Karen Black, who was nominated for an Oscar for her role in the 1970 film "Five Easy Pieces," died on Thursday, August 8, her agent said, after a long and public battle with cancer. Jackie Gingrich, first wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and mother of his two daughters, died Wednesday, August 7, in Atlanta, according to the funeral home organizing her arrangements. Margaret Pellegrini, who played the flowerpot Munchkin and one of the sleepyhead kids in the classic film "The Wizard of Oz," died at her home in Phoenix on Wednesday, August 7 after suffering a stroke, according to Ted Bulthaup, spokesman for the Munchkins. Pellegrini was one of the last surviving Munchkins from the 1939 film.