Deaths of noteworthy persons
George Jones, 81, Country music singer, hypoxic respiratory failure (Apr 26).
Richie Havens, 72, Folk singer and guitarist, heart attack (Apr 22).
Allan Arbus, 95, American actor (M*A*S*H, "Sydney Freedman"), heart failure (Apr 19).
Jonathan Winters, 87, comedian and actor, natural causes (Apr 11).
Annette Funicello, 70, actress (The Mickey Mouse Club) and singer ("Tall Paul"), complications from multiple sclerosis (Apr 8).
Margaret Thatcher, 87, British politician, Prime Minister (1979â€“1990), stroke (Apr 8).
Roger Ebert, 70, film critic (Chicago Sun-Times, Siskel & Ebert), thyroid cancer (Apr 4).
Joe Weider, 93, Bodybuilder , heart ailment (Mar 23).
Hugo ChÃ¡vez, 58, Venezuelan politician and military officer, President (since 1999), respiratory failure (Mar 5).
Bonnie Franklin, 69, Actress (One Day at a Time), pancreatic cancer (Mar 1).
Mindy McCready, 37, American country music singer (Ten Thousand Angels), suicide by gunshot (Feb 17).
Reg Presley, 71, British singer (The Troggs) and songwriter ("Love Is All Around"), lung cancer (Feb 4).
Patty Andrews, 94, Singer, last surviving member of The Andrews Sisters, natural causes (Jan 30).
Pauline Phillips, 94, Advice columnist ("Dear Abby"), complications from Alzheimer's disease (Jan 16).
Conrad Bain, 89, Actor (Maude, Diff'rent Strokes), natural causes (Jan 14).