BARRED. YUSUF ISLAM, 56, the singer formerly known as Cat Stevens, whose albums sold 25 million copies in the 1960s and '70s; from the U.S.; after his United Airlines flight from London to Washington was diverted to Bangor, Maine, when U.S. officials discovered he was on the no-fly list for having suspected ties to terrorists. He returned to London, saying "The whole thing is totally ridiculous" and vowing to challenge the ban.
ACQUITTED. GLORIA TREVI, 36, irreverent pop-music superstar nicknamed "Mexico's Madonna"; on charges of kidnapping, rape and corruption of minors; after spending nearly five years in prison; in Chihuahua, Mexico. Prosecutors alleged that Trevi, her former manager and two backup singers had lured young girls into their entourage and sexually abused them, but the judge ruled there wasn't enough evidence to support the charges.
DIED. FRANÇOISE SAGAN, 69, French author who at age 19 wrote the best-selling 1954 novel Bonjour Tristesse, about seduction and infidelity among the idle rich, after she failed her exams at the Sorbonne in Paris; of heart and lung failure; in Normandy, France. Born Françoise Quoirez, she took her pen name from a character in Marcel Proust's Remembrance of Things Past. She also wrote 30 lesser known novels as well as short stories, plays and movie screenplays.
DIED. EDDIE ADAMS, 71, photojournalist who won a Pulitzer Prize for his 1968 image of a handcuffed Viet Cong captive shot at point-blank range by a South Vietnamese police chief on a Saigon street during the Vietnam War; of Lou Gehrig's disease; in New York City. As a teenager in New Kensington, Pa., he charged $20 to shoot weddings and went on to cover 13 wars for such news outlets as the Associated Press, LIFE magazine and Parade. He also took moving portraits, many of them black and white, of world leaders, activists and entertainers, but he was forever haunted by his iconic Vietnam photo, which he said he couldn't lay eyes on for two years. He also faced occasional scoldings from colleagues who wondered why he hadn't tried to stop the killing.
DIED. MARVIN MITCHELSON, 76, Hollywood divorce lawyer whose advocacy of the right to alimony sans marriage ("palimony") earned him a client list that read like a seating chart for the People's Choice Awards; in Beverly Hills, Calif. He gained fame in 1976 when he won a landmark lawsuit against actor Lee Marvin, whose lover, Michele Triola Marvin, had abandoned her nightclub singing career to be his companion. Mitchelson also represented such celebrities as Joan Collins and Sonny Bono but later served more than two years in prison for tax fraud.
DIED. MARVIN DAVIS, 79, former oilman who once owned 20th Century Fox; in Beverly Hills, Calif. After completing college in 1947, Davis with his father launched a wildcat drilling operation that became the source of his wealth. In the '80s he branched into real estate and entertainment, buying Fox studios and then selling the company to media magnate Rupert Murdoch, using the proceeds to build the 20th Century Fox Plaza. Forbes this year pegged his fortune at $4.9 billion.