May 4, 2014

The DOD announced last week that Pfc. Christian J. Chandler, 20, and Sgt. Shawn M. Farrell II, 24, were killed in Afghanistan.

Here are a few others:

Howard Smith, a journalist whose long-running Scenes column in The Village Voice was the message board of the hippie counterculture in the 1960s, dies at age 77.

Frank Budd, former Olympic sprinter who was considered the world's fastest human after setting 100-yard dash record in 1961, dies at age 74.

Bob Hoskins, British film star who brought singular mix of charm, menace and cockney accent to variety of roles, dies at age 71.

Al Feldstein, the Soul of Mad Magazine, Dies at 88

Update: Efrem Zimbalist Jr., star of 'The FBI,' dies at 95.

I never knew he studied violin with Jascha Heifetz's father.

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