Ray Price, 87. One of country music's most popular and influential singers and bandleaders who had more than 100 hits. Dec. 16.
Graham Mackay, 64. SABMiller PLC chairman who helped guide the company from a South African industrial conglomerate into one of the world's biggest brewers. Dec. 18. Brain tumor.
Al Goldstein, 77. The publisher of Screw magazine who helped break down legal barriers against pornography and raged against politicians and organized religion. Dec. 19.
Jesus Gutierrez Rebollo, 79. A Mexican drug czar disgraced by his arrest and conviction for aiding a powerful drug cartel. Dec. 19.
John S.D. Eisenhower, 91. The son of a five-star general turned president who forged his own career in the U.S. Army and then chronicled the history of the American military in numerous books. Dec. 21.
Edgar M. Bronfman Sr., 84. The billionaire businessman and longtime president of the World Jewish Congress, which lobbied the Soviets to allow Jews to emigrate and helped spearhead the search for hidden Nazi loot. Dec. 21.
Mikhail Kalashnikov, 94. His work as a weapons designer for the Soviet Union is immortalized in the name of the world's most popular firearm, the AK-47 assault rifle, which is often called "a Kalashnikov." Dec. 23.
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