• Legendary composer and pianist Andre Previn has passed away at the age of 89 in Manhattan, New York, USA.
  • Zhores Alferov, a Russian physicist and Nobel Prize laureate, has passed away. He was 88. 
  • American actor Luke Perry has passed away in California at the age of 52, less than a week after suffering a massive stroke. 
  • Manohar Parrikar, Goa Chief Minister and former defence minister, has passed away at the age of 63 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. 
  • Senior journalist and environmental activist Darryl D’Monte passed away in Mumbai after a brief illness at the age of 74 years. 
  • Captain Mohan Narayan Rao Samant of the Indian Navy, a 1971 India-Pakistan war hero, who was honoured by Bangladesh as a ‘Friend of Liberation War’, has passed away at the age of 89.
  • Former White House economist and Princeton University professor Alan Krueger passed away. He was 58. 
  • Kala Prapoorna awardee, Vinjamuri Anasuya Devi passed away at the age of 99 due to illness in the USA. She was an eminent folk artist, radio commentator, harmonium player, music composer, and author.
  • Scott Walker, one of the most innovative and enduring songwriters of the 20th century, has died aged 76.
  • Celebrated Malayalam writer and poet Ashita passed away at the age of 63 in Thrissur, after fighting a long battle with cancer. 
  • Russian cosmonaut Valery Bykovsky, who made the first of his three flights to space in 1963, passed away at the age of 84 years.
  • Veteran journalist and academician Prafulla Rajguru passed away at the age of 82.