—Georgy Arbatov, 87, a foreign policy adviser to Soviet presidents and the Kremlin's top America watcher. No place or cause of death was given.
—Kwa Geok Choo, 89, the wife of Singapore's founding father, Lee Kwan Yu, who described her as his 'tower of strength," and mother of the city state's current prime minister, in Singapore after a stroke and a brain hemorrhage.
—Norman Wisdom, 95, a British actor who specialized in family friendly slapstick comedy and also acted, on the Isle of Man after suffering a series of strokes.
—Milka Plannic, 86, who was prime minister in the 1980s in what was then communist Yugoslavia, in Zagreb after a long illness.
—Maurice Allais, 99, a French Nobel economic winner and an early critic of shortcomings in the worldwide financial system that led to the latest crisis, in Saint Cloud, France of natural causes.
—Solomon Burke, 70, who became one of the greatest soul singers of the 1960s and was renowned as among music's premier vocalists, in Amsterdam of natural causes.
—Joan Sutherland, 83, a radiant soprano whose reach extended over three octaves with a purity of tone that made her one of the most celebrated opera singers of all time, near Geneva after a long illness.
—Hwang Jang-yop, 87, the highest ranking North Korean official to defect to South Korea and a key architect of Pyongyang's policy of self-reliance, in Seoul after an apparent heart attack.
—Jiri Krizan, 68, a Czech screenwriter who helped Vaclav Havel draft demands on basic human rights — a manifesto that helped bring down the communist regime in 1989 — before becoming a trusted presidential adviser to Havel, in Branky, Czech Republic, of a heart attack.
—Benoit Mandelbrot, 85 a well known, Polish-Born French mathematician who was largely responsible for developing the field of spacial geometry, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, of pancreatic cancer.
—Georges Mathe, 88, a French oncologist who in 1959 performed the first bone marrow transplant on six Yugoslav physicians who had been accidentally radiated at a nuclear power plant. No details were provided on place or cause of death.
—Barbara Billingsley, 94, who played a warm, supportive mother of two precocious boys on American television in the 1950s endearing herself to millions of her country's citizens as epitomizing a supermom, in Santa Monica, California. She had been treated for rheumatoid disease.
—Bob Guccione, 79,an American who founded Penthouse magazine and created an erotic empire around it only to see it crumble as his investments soured and the world of pornography turned toward video and the Internet, in Plano, Texas. He had been battling lung cancer.
—Robert Katz, 77, an American writer and historian whose meticulous reconstruction of an infamous Nazi massacre in Rome brought him fame and sparked a trial over whether he defamed the pope, near Arezzo, Tuscany, of complications from cancer surgery.
—Alexander Anderson, Jr., 90, a pioneering American television cartoonist who created Rocky the flying squirrel and Bullwinkle the moose, in Carmel, California. He had Alzheimer's disease.
—Nestor Kirchner, 60, the leftist former president credited with guiding Argentina out of a deep economic crisis and reinvigorating efforts to prosecute human rights abuses during its dictatorship, in Calafate, Argentina, of a heart attack.
—Sheik Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qasim, 90, the ruler of the Ras Al Khaimah emirate and one of the world's longest serving monarchs, in the emirate. No cause of death was given.
—Ehud Netzer, 76, an Israeli archaeologist best known for excavating King Herod's winter palace and discovering the monarch's tomb there after a fall on the site near Bethlehem.
—Jonathan Motzfeldt, 72, former Greenland premier who spearheaded a drive for more self rule and opposed U.S. bases on the semiautonomous Danish territory, in Nuuk, Greenland of a brain hemorrhage.
—Harry Mulisch, 83, who turned his experience as the son of a Jewish mother and a Nazi collaborator into some of the Netherlands most renowned works of faction, in Amsterdam. He was suffering from cancer.
—Theodore C. Sorensen, 82, President John F. Kennedy's aide and speechwriter whose crisp and poetic turns of phrase helped idealize and immortalize a tragically brief administration, in New York of complications from a stroke.