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Colin Cantwell, Concept Artist Who Designed Iconic ‘Star Wars’ Spacecraft, Dies at 90

His love of architecture and fascination with space provided the perfect combination for him to make serious moves in Hollywood, working on several projects, including '2001: A Space Odyssey.'

Roger Angell, Revered Baseball Essayist, Dies at 101

The longtime New Yorker writer and J.G. Taylor Spink Award recipient captured the essence of America's pastime like none other.

Rosmarie Trapp, Whose Family Inspired ‘The Sound of Music,’ Dies at 93

The 1965 film was based loosely on a 1949 book by Maria von Trapp. Georg von Trapp and his first wife, Agathe Whitehead von Trapp, had seven children.

John Aylward, Actor on ‘ER’ and ‘The West Wing,’ Dies at 75

The veteran character actor played Dr. Donald Anspaugh on the medical drama and former DNC chairman Barry Goodwin on the political drama.

Vangelis, Oscar-Winning Composer on ‘Chariots of Fire,’ Dies at 79

The electronic music pioneer and three-time Grammy nominee also worked on 'Blade Runner,' 'Missing' and 'Alexander.'

Marvin Josephson, Founder of ICM, Dies at 95

To build his firm, he acquired outfits like the Ashley Famous Agency and Creative Management Associates while repping the likes of Bob Keeshan, Steve McQueen, Barbara Walters and Henry Kissinger.

Marnie Schulenburg, Actress on ‘As the World Turns’ and ‘One Life to Live,’ Dies at 37

She will recur this year on Showtime's 'City on a Hill,' which she worked on amid her treatment for breast cancer.

June Preston, Child Actor Turned Celebrated Opera Singer, Dies at 93

She appeared in 'It Happened One Night,' 'Christmas in July' and 'The Strawberry Blonde' and had her own clothing line before touring the world as a versatile soprano.

Maggie Peterson, Actress on ‘The Andy Griffith Show,’ Dies at 81

She played Charlene Darling on the famed sitcom and performed the tunes "Salty Dog" and "There Is a Time" on memorable episodes.

Fred Ward, Actor in ‘Remo Williams,’ ‘Henry & June’ and ‘Tremors,’ Dies at 79

He also portrayed astronaut Gus Grissom in 'The Right Stuff' and was impressive in 'Silkwood,' 'Uncommon Valor' and 'Miami Blues.'

Bruce MacVittie, ‘American Buffalo,’ ‘Law and Order’ Actor, Dies at 65

The film, TV and theater actor guest starred in 'Barney Miller,' 'Sex and the City' and 'The Sopranos.'

Phillip M. Goldfarb, Emmy-Winning Producer on ‘L.A. Law,’ Dies at 82

His credits included other collaborations with Steven Bochco and such films as 'Taxi Driver,' 'The Last Detail' and 'Thank God It's Friday.'