James Brady, who served as the White House Press Secretary under President Ronald Reagan and became an advocate for gun control, died Monday at the retirement community in Alexandria, Virginia where he lived with his wife, The Associated Press reports. He was 73.
Michael Johns, a finalist on American Idol's seventh season, has passed away at the age of 35.
The administrator of Johns' fan site shared the news on Saturday: "It is with a heavy heart and inconsolable sadness that we confirm the passing of our friend Michael Johns. No other details will b avail at this time. Please respect the privacy of Mike's family and friends as we know u will."
Robert Halmi Sr.
Robert Halmi, Sr., a prolific TV producer who championed projects including television versions of Gypsy, In Cold Blood and Gulliver's Travels, died Wednesday at his home in New York City, The Associated Press reports. He was 90.
Tommy Ramone, the drummer, co-founder and last surviving original member of the seminal punk band the Ramones, has died, The Washington Post reports. He was 65.
Dave Frey, who works for Ramones Productions, confirmed that Ramone died Friday, but he did not have additional details about the musician's death.