Lewis Katz, a self-made man who built his fortune in New York parking lots, billboards and cable TV, and went on to buy the NBA’s New Jersey Nets, NHL’s New Jersey Devils and The Philadelphia Inquirer, died in a weekend plane crash. He was 72.
Olympic sprinter and former 100-meter dash world record holder Frank Budd has died at 74.
Franny Beecher, lead guitarist for Bill Haley and the Comets, which helped kick off the rock and roll era with the hit “Rock Around the Clock” in 1955, has died. He was 92.
Williams’ publicist Harlan Boll says she died early Thursday in her sleep.
Relatives say Melva Cadmus Radcliffe, who was 111 years old, died Friday.