The Nobel prize winner brought his racially divided nation together after serving 27 years in prison for conspiracy
Thomas covered every president of the United States from Eisenhower to Obama
She gained international fame with hit single "I Touch Myself"
Chew played low-key Baltimore drug lord
Richard Ben Cramer, author of the seminal campaign chronicle "What It Takes," died of lung cancer
Tony Scott died in an apparent suicide on Sunday, but he leaves behind an impressive body of film work
Marvin Hamlisch wrote the music for "The Sting," "Sophie's Choice" and the Broadway hit "A Chorus Line"
The French writer and documentary filmmaker inspired Terry Gilliam's 1995 thriller "12 Monkeys"
Son of a movie business legend, he helped usher in the summer blockbuster by producing "Jaws"
Beloved author's books also included "Dandelion Wine," "Something Wicked This Way Comes"
Legendary musical diva was best known for hits such as "Hot Stuff" and "Last Dance"
Rapper and director dies after battle with cancer
A photo of the late singer was purportedly taken at the private viewing in Newark, N.J.
After her marriage to composer Andre Previn dissolved, she drew on her struggles with mental illness in a series of pop albums
Whitney Houston death brings out grief of Ricky Gervais, Joan Rivers, and Adam Lambert
The Tony nominated actor was the original Brick in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" and a frequent collaborator of John Cassavetes
The English actor was as well-known for his off-stage troublemaking as he was for the parts he played
The award-winning director, 76, was hit by a motorcycle
The respected founder of October Films, 57, suffered a stroke at the festival
Character actor best known for playing Col. Sherman T. Potter, Officer Bill Gannon on "Dragnet"
Death follows a long struggle with pancreatic cancer
Veteran character actor was best known for his role as the trenchcoat-wearing detective and collaborations with John Cassavetes
Towering actor played Marshal Matt Dillon for 20 years
In addition to creating the memorable 007 theme, composer won three Oscars for his work
Staple of the Las Vegas nightclub scene also appeared more than 50 times on the "Tonight Show"
Wife of the vice presidential nominee dies in North Carolina home after 6-year battle with cancer
Veteran announcer lent his voice to the popular game show for 26 years
Feisty news veteran covered Watergate and Clinton impeachment for CBS, CNN and ultimately NPR
Urbane character actor starred in "Dynasty" and was the voice of Charlie on "Charlie's Angels"
In addition to portraying legendary frontiersman, Parker owned a California winery