Andrée Putman, 87, French interior designer who fashioned subdued, influential spaces for Karl Lagerfeld, Yves Saint Laurent, Barneys and Air France's Concorde jet.
The current version of full-body scanners, at U.S. airports. They are being replaced by ones that produce a less anatomically vivid image.
Michelle Obama, from her new Twitter account @FLOTUS, which launched on her Jan. 17 birthday, less than a week before the presidential Inauguration, and already boasts more than 186,000 followers. Tweets from the First Lady herself are signed "-mo."
Michael Winner, 77, British director and producer best known for action movies like Death Wish (1974) and its sequels, starring Charles Bronson.
Earl Weaver, 82, former manager of the Baltimore Orioles, whose teams won four American League pennants and, in 1970, a World Series title.
General John Allen, top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, in a misconduct inquiry tied to the scandal that led CIA Director David Petraeus to resign.