Argentine singer Sandro, whose gyrating pelvis and romantic ballads brought comparisons to Elvis Presley and made him the first Latin American to sing in Madison Square Garden, died Monday of complications from heart and lung transplant surgery. He was 64.
Television producer David Gerber died last Saturday. He was 86.
Among the shows he worked on were Batman, Room 222, Police Story, Police Woman, In the Heat of the Night, and thirtysomething. He won several awards including an Emmy, a Golden Globe, and a Peabody. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II and was a prisoner of war for 13 months.
Barry Blair, a leading figure of the late ’80s black and white comics explosion, has died of a brain aneurysm, Bleeding Cool reports, and Blair’s website backs it up. He was about 56. According to Rich Johnston, “He complained to friends of an ear ache previously and was on medication as a result. However he felt so ill, he was eventually taken to hospital, but it was too late.”