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Paul Newman, 83

“Paul Newman meant so much to me in so many different ways—as a star, a true star; as a great modern actor, an artist who spent his life honing and refining his craft to the point where he achieved a rare level of mastery; and as a friend. I feel privileged to have had the chance to work with him and to get to know him.”

—Martin Scorsese

Suzanne Pleshette, 70

“There were several Suzies. The comic. The dramatic actress. And what a voice! Never again will I work with an actress whose voice is deeper than mine!”

—BOB NEWHART

Heath Ledger, 28

“Heath was magnetic. He was loved by everybody on the set. It’s not all the time that the crews are interested in what’s going on, but Heath was electric—we all watched him. It was amazing to see. People were in awe of Heath.”

—Ledger’s The Dark Knight costar Aaron Eckhart

Bettie Page

85, PINUP MODEL

Bobby Fischer

64, CHESS PLAYER

Allan Melvin

84, ACTOR

Christian Brando

49, SON OF MARLON

Isaac Hayes

65, MUSICIAN

Van Johnson

92, ACTOR

Shell Kepler

48, ACTRESS

Jim McKay

86, SPORTSCASTER

Studs Terkel

96, HISTORIAN

Mr. Blackwell

86, FASHION CRITIC

Eileen Herlie

90, ACTRESS

Tony Snow

53, BUSH PRESS SEC’Y

Eddy Arnold

89, MUSICIAN

Cyd Charisse

86, DANCER

Estelle Getty

84, ACTRESS

Yves Saint Laurent

71, DESIGNER

Sunny von Bülow

77, HEIRESS

Christopher Bowman

40, FIGURE SKATER

David Groh

68, ACTOR

Roy Scheider

75, ACTOR

Randy Pausch

47, PROFESSOR

David Foster Wallace

46, WRITER

Michael Crichton

66, WRITER

Jerry Reed

71, SINGER

Arthur C. Clarke

90, WRITER

Sydney Pollack

73, DIRECTOR

Jesse Helms

86, SENATOR

LeRoi Moore

46, MUSICIAN

Bo Diddley

79, SINGER

George Carlin

71, COMEDIAN

Anthony Minghella

54, DIRECTOR

Dick Martin

86, ACTOR

Harvey Korman

81, ACTOR

Levi Stubbs

72, SINGER

Brad Renfro

25, ACTOR

Miriam Makeba

76, SINGER

William F. Buckley

82, WRITER

Dody Goodman

93, ACTRESS

Richard Widmark

93, ACTOR

Larry Harmon

83, COMEDIAN

Don LaFontaine

68, VOICE ACTOR

Charlton Heston, 84

“He was this enormous presence. This incredibly vital, huge man with this booming voice. And whatever his politics, he was a very fair man.”

—ACTOR ROBERT VAUGHN

BERNIE MAC, 50

“I used to call him the Ambassador of Goodwill because everybody liked him and he was kind to everyone.”

—Mac’s Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle costar Drew Barrymore

TIM RUSSERT, 58

“He was Everyman. When he sat down at that desk he made politics exciting and understandable to people. He was not just another blow-dried figure. He was the kind of guy people would look at and think, ‘I’d like to have a beer with him.'”

—Tom Brokaw