A look at some of the notable people who passed on this week.
Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, 78 — psychiatrist who authored On Death and Dying.
Laura Branigan, 47 — singer best known for the 1982 hit, "Gloria."
Daniel Petrie, 83 — Emmy-award winning director.
Elmer Bernstein, 82 — composer and 1967 Academy Award winner; 14-time Academy Award nominee.
Hiram Fong, 97 — senator from 1959 to 1977, and the first Asian-American senator.
Carl Mydans, 97 — photojournalist who helped found Life magazine.
Julia Child, 91 — culinary icon
Fay Wray, 96 — actress
Czelsaw Milosz, 93 — poet and 1980 Nobel Prize winner.
William Ford, 77 — U.S. congressman, 1965-1995
Rick James, 56 — funk musician
Jerry Goldsmith, 75 — Academy Award-winning composer who wrote hundreds of film scores and television themes.
Richard Bloch, 78 — Co-founder of H&R Block who survived a terminal cancer diagnosis in 1978 and became major benefactor to cancer programs.
Illinois Jacquet, 81 — Saxophonist and big band leader who played with Count Basie, Cab Calloway and Lionel Hampton.
Elie Abel, 83 — Journalism educator and veteran of The New York Times and NBC News.
Rodger Ward, 83 — Two-time Indy 500 winner.
Paul Klebnikov, 41 — Editor of Russian edition of Forbes magazine who investigated Russian corruption. Shot four times leaving Moscow office.
Rudy LaRusso, 66 — Los Angeles Lakers forward and five-time NBA all-star.
Jeff Smith, 65 — As "The Frugal Gourmet," was host of one of the most popular cooking shows.
Marlon Brando, 80 — Academy Award, best actor, 1954, 1972. Rejected 1972 Oscar in protest over treatment of American Indians.
Mattie Stepanek, 13 — New York Times best-selling author and poet, and advocate for victims of muscular dystrophy.
Kim Sun-Il, 33 — South Korean translator beheaded in Iraq.
Robert M. Teeter, 65 — Republican political consultant who campaigned with Nixon, Ford, Reagan, George H.W. Bush.
Ralph Wiley, 52 — sportswriter, columnist and author who was a Sports Illustrated senior writer and an ESPN commentator.
Paul M. Johnson Jr., 49 — Lockheed Martin engineer murdered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.