-- Cilla Black, a big-voiced British singer and product of Beatles-era Liverpool who became a national treasure over a 50-year music and television career, in Estepona, Spain.
-- Robert Conquest, 98, a British-born historian whose influential works on Soviet history shed light on the terror during the Stalin era, in Palo Alto, California, of pneumonia.
-- Arnold Scaasi, 85, a designer whose bright, flamboyant creations adorned first ladies from Mamie Eisenhower to Laura Bush and film stars from Elizabeth Taylor to Barbra Streisand, in New York of cardiac arrest.
-- Billy Sherrill, 78, a country record producer and songwriter who helped create the smooth "countrypolitan" sound of the 1960s and 1970s, in Nashville, Tennessee.
-- Johanna Quandt, 89, a major shareholder in automaker BMW and one of Germany's richest women, in Bad Homburg.
-- George Cole, 90, the British actor best known for playing conman Arthur Daley on the long-running TV series "Minder" and who appeared in more than 40 films over a career spanning 70 years, in London after a brief unspecified illness.
-- Frances Kelsey, 101, a Canadian doctor known for her tenacity in keeping a dangerous drug given to pregnant women off the U.S. market.
-- Manuel Contreras, 86, a general who headed the feared spy agency that kidnapped, tortured and killed thousands during Chile's military dictatorship, at a Santiago military hospital while serving a combined sentence of more than 500 years for crimes against humanity. He had kidney problems and his condition degenerated.
-- Nour-el-Sherif, 69, an Egyptian actor who was one of the Arab world's top movie stars for more than two decades, in Cairo after battling an unspecified illness.
-- Rogelio Livieres Plano, 69, a former Roman Catholic bishop in Paraguay who was revered by some for building a successful seminary but who was ousted by Pope Francis amid several controversies, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from complications related to diabetes.
-- Bob Johnston, 83, a music producer who played a key role in landmark recordings like Bob Dylan's "Blonde on Blonde" and Johnny Cash's "At Folsom Prison," and was remembered as a maverick who helped bring folk rock to Nashville in that city.
-- Julian Bond, 75, a leading figure from the 1960s civil rights movement who served as chairman of a large African-American equal rights group after a long career in politics, in Fort Walton Beach,. Florida, of complications from a vascular disease.
-- Hamid Gul, 78, who led Pakistan's powerful Inter-Services Intelligence agency as it funneled U.S. and Saudi cash and weapons to Afghan jihadis fighting against the Soviets and later publicly supported Islamic militants, in Muree, Pakistan, of a brain hemorrhage. He was 78.
-- Mile Mrksic, 68, a former Serb army officer sentenced by a U.N. tribunal to 20 years in prison for his part in the 1991 torture and killings of nearly 200 Croatians during the Balkan wars, in Lisbon where he had been incarcerated.
-- Yvonne Craig, 78, who played the sexy, crime-fighting Batgirl in the 1960s TV hit "Batman and appeared in dozens of other programs and two Elvis Presley films, in Los Angeles of breast cancer.
-- Frank Lumsden, 73, a Jamaican who worked as a commodities trader in Chicago before returning to his homeland to focus on reviving the Caribbean island's Maroon culture in a backwoods community, in Kingston, Jamaica.
-- Doudou Ndiaye Roce, 85, a well-known Senegalese drummer who was known to have introduced Senegalese music, noting music using the tam-tam, to the world, in Dakar.
-- Egon Bahr, 93, the German statesman who helped pioneer the "Ostpolitik" policy of improving relations with the communist East under West German Chancellor Willy Brandt, in Germany.
-- Ieng Thirith, 83, a Khmer Rouge leader who was the highest-ranking woman in the genocidal regime that oversaw the death of nearly 2 million Cambodians in the late 1970s, in Phnom Penh. She had dementia, heart troubles and other health problems.
-- Augusta Chiwy, 94, a Belgian nurse who helped save hundreds of American soldiers during the Battle of the Bulge at the end of World War II, near Brussels.
-- Francis Sejersted, 79, former chairman of the Nobel Peace Committee that hands out the coveted award in the Norwegian capital, in Copenhagen after a long, unspecified illness.
-- Amelia Boynton Robinson, 104, who was widely considered the mother of the American civil rights movement and who was beaten unconscious during a march across abridge in Selma, Alabama, in 1965, in Montgomery, Alabama.
-- Kyle Jean-Baptiste, 21, the first African-American and youngest person to ever plan the role of Jean Valjean in "Les Miserables" in New York after falling from a balcony.
-- Dr. Oliver Sacks, 82, , a doctor whose books like "The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat" probed distant ranges of human experience by compassionately portraying people with severe and sometimes bizarre neurological conditions, in New York of a rare eye cancer that had spread to his liver.
-- Wes Craven, the prolific writer- director who startled audiences with suburban slashers like "Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Scream," in Los Angeles after battling brain cancer.
-- Wayne W. Dyer, 75, who became the pied piper of the self-help movement with the 1976 publication of his runaway best-seller, "Your Erroneous Zones: Step-By-Step Advice for Escaping the Trap of Negative Thinking and Taking Control of Your Life," in, Maui, Hawaii, of a heart attack. He had been diagnosed with leukemia.
-- Dan Iordachescu, 85, a celebrated Romanian baritone who sang at Milan's La Scala and the Vienna State Opera during a half-century career, in Bucharest after a two-year, unspecified illness.