Jeffrey Zaslow, 53, journalist and best-selling author; Zaslow, who co-wrote The Last Lecture with Randy Pausch, died in a car accident on Feb. 10.
Dory Previn, 86, a co-writer of "Theme from Valley of the Dolls"; her bitter divorce from composer Andr Previn led her to record soul-baring 1970s albums.
Valentine's Day, in Uzbekistan; authorities in the Central Asian country instead celebrated the Feb. 14 birthday of Mogul Emperor Babur. Florists were not amused.
Janice Voss, 55, frequent outer-space flier. She was a member of five shuttle crews; the last mapped more than 47 million sq. mi. of Earth's surface.
For a second full term, the second President of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov, with 97% of the vote, besting the 89% he got in 2007.
Patricia Stephens Due, 72, civil rights leader who was jailed in Florida for challenging Jim Crow laws, then embarked on a post "jail-in" national speaking tour.