- Lemmy, 70, English rock musician.
- Natalie Cole, 65, American Grammy-winning singer.
- Paul Bley, 83, Canadian jazz pianist.
- Pierre Boulez, 90, French composer and conductor.
- David Bowie, 69, British singer-songwriter, record producer and actor.
And for those of you who know a bit about French culture:
- Michel Delpech, 69, French singer-songwriter.
- Michel Galabru, 93, French comedy actor.
All of them, major (some even legendary) artists in their field…