John Atta Mills, 68, President of Ghana, who was called a "calming, stabilizing influence." Mills' death came five months before he was to finish his first term in office.
Monsignor William Lynn of Philadelphia, of covering up sex abuse by priests under his watch; he is the first U.S. Catholic official to be convicted of covering up abuse.
Ginny Tyler, 86, head mouseketeer on The Mickey Mouse Club in the 1960s and voice of such roles as Cinderella and Bambi on Disneyland Storyteller albums.
By the L.A. city council, marijuana dispensaries; 762 pot shops will be closed, but 170 shops that registered years ago will be zoned to remain open.
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chad Ochocinco, to his original name, Chad Johnson, so his new wife wouldn't have a last name made up from his jersey number.
Oswaldo Paya, 60, dissident and critic of Cuba's communist government, in a suspicious car accident that also killed one passenger and injured two others.