In 1995, entertainer Dean Martin died of respiratory failure at his home in Beverly Hills, California. He was 78.
In 1998, guitarist Bryan MacLean of Love died of a heart attack in Los Angeles. He was 52.
In 1999, comedian Jerry Seinfeld married public relations executive Jessica Sklar in New York.
In 2006, James Brown died at an Atlanta hospital. He was 73.
In 2008, actress-singer Eartha Kitt died of colon cancer at her home in Weston, Connecticut. She was 81.
In 2016, singer George Michael died at his home outside Oxford, England, at the age of 53. His death was attributed to heart problems and a fatty liver. Because of delays in the investigation into his death, Michael was not buried until the following March.
Today’s birthdays: Actress Hanna Schygulla (SHEE’-goo-lah) (“Barnum,” ”Casanova”) is 75. Singer John Edwards of The Spinners is 74. Actor Gary Sandy (“WKRP In Cincinnati”) is 73. Singer Jimmy Buffett is 72. Country singer Barbara Mandrell is 70. Actress Sissy Spacek is 69. Actress CCH Pounder is 66. Singer Annie Lennox is 64. Singer Steve Wariner is 64. Guitarist Robin Campbell of UB40 is 64. Singer Shane McGowan (The Popes, the Pogues) is 61. Actress Klea Scott (“Millennium”) is 50. Guitarist Noel Hogan of The Cranberries is 47. Singer Dido (DY’-doh) is 47. Singer Mac Powell of Third Day is 46. Country singer Alecia Elliott is 36. Singer Jess and Lisa Origliasso of The Veronicas are 34. Actress Perdita Weeks (2018’s “Magnum P.I.”) is 33. Singer-guitarist Lukas Nelson of Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real is 30.