April 6: Country singer Merle Haggard is 77. Actor Billy Dee Williams is 77. Actor John Ratzenberger is 67. Actress Marilu Henner is 62. Singer-guitarist Frank Black of The Pixies is 49. Actor Paul Rudd is 45. Actor Jason Hervey (The Wonder Years) is 42. Bassist Markku Lappalainen (Hoobastank) is 41. Actor Zach Braff is 39. Actress Candace Cameron Bure is 38. Actor Charlie McDermott (The Middle) is 24.
April 7: Actor James Garner is 86. Actor Wayne Rogers (M.A.S.H.) is 81. Country singer Bobby Bare is 79. Singer Charlie Thomas of The Drifters is 77. Movie director Francis Ford Coppola is 75. Singer Patricia Bennett of The Chiffons is 67. Singer-guitarist John Oates of Hall and Oates is 65. Drummer John Dittrich of Restless Heart is 63. Singer Janis Ian is 63. Actor Jackie Chan is 60. Actor Russell Crowe is 50. Singer Mark Kibble of Take 6 is 50. Actor Bill Bellamy (Last Comic Standing, Fastlane) is 49. Actor Ed Speleers (Downton Abbey) is 26. Actor Conner Rayburn (According to Jim) is 15.
April 8: Comedian Shecky Greene is 88. Original Mouseketeer Darlene Gillespie is 73. Singer J.J. Jackson is 73. Singer Peggy Lennon of the Lennon Sisters is 73. Songwriter Leon Huff of Gamble and Huff is 72. Guitarist Steve Howe of Yes (and of Asia) is 67. Bassist Mel Schacher of Grand Funk Railroad is 63. Singer-actor John Schneider is 54. Guitarist Izzy Stradlin (Guns N’ Roses) is 52. Singer-guitarist Donita Sparks of L7 is 51. Singer Julian Lennon is 51. Actor Dean Norris (Breaking Bad, Under the Dome) is 51. Rapper Biz Markie is 50. Actress Robin Wright is 48. Actress Patricia Arquette is 46. Singer Craig Honeycutt of Everything is 44. Drummer Darren Jessee (Ben Folds Five) is 43. Actor Taylor Kitsch is 33. Singer-guitarist Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend is 30. Actor Taran Noah Smith (Home Improvement) is 30.
April 9: Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner is 88. Naturalist Jim Fowler (Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom) is 84. Actress Michael Learned (The Waltons) is 75. Country singer Margo Smith is 72. Country singer Hal Ketchum is 61. Actor Dennis Quaid is 60. Country guitarist Dave Innis of Restless Heart is 55. Actor Mark Pellegrino (Dexter) is 49. Actress-model Paulina Porizkova is 49. Actress Cynthia Nixon is 48. Singer Kevin Martin of Candlebox is 45. Singer Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance is 37. Actress Keshia Knight Pulliam is 35. Guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. of The Strokes is 34. Actor Jay Baruchel (Knocked Up, Tropic Thunder) is 32. Actress Leighton Meester (Gossip Girl) is 28. Singer-actor Jesse McCartney (Summerland) is 27. Singer Jazmine Sullivan is 27. Actress Kristen Stewart is 24. Actress Elle Fanning is 16. Singer Jackie Evancho is 14.
April 10: Actor Max von Sydow is 85. Actress Liz Sheridan (Seinfeld) is 85. Actor Omar Sharif is 82. Sportscaster John Madden is 78. Reggae artist Bunny Wailer is 67. Actor Steven Seagal is 63. Singer Terre Roche of The Roches is 61. Actor Peter MacNicol is 60. Bassist Steven Gustafson of 10,000 Maniacs is 57. Singer-producer Babyface is 56. Musician Brian Setzer is 55. Rapper Afrika Bambaataa is 54. Singer Katrina Leskanich of Katrina and the Waves is 54. Drummer Tim “Herb” Alexander of Primus is 49. Comedian Orlando Jones is 46. Guitarist Mike Mushok of Staind is 45. Singer Kenny Lattimore is 44. Rapper Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest is 44. Blues singer Shemekia Copeland is 35. Actress Chyler Leigh (Grey’s Anatomy) is 32. Bassist Andrew Dost of fun. is 31. Actor Ryan Merriman (The Pretender) is 31. Singer-actress Mandy Moore is 30. Actor Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips) is 29. Actor Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense) is 26. Singer-actress AJ Michalka of Aly and AJ is 23. Actress Ruby Jerins (Nurse Jackie) is 16.
April 11: Actor Joel Grey is 82. Actress Louise Lasser is 75. Actor Peter Riegart is 67. Actor Meshach Taylor (Designing Women, Dave’s World) is 67. Actor Bill Irwin is 64. Country singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale is 57. Guitarist Nigel Pulsford (Bush) is 53. Country singer Steve Azar is 50. Singer Lisa Stansfield is 48. Bassist Dylan Keefe of Marcy Playground is 44. Rapper David Banner is 40. Drummer Chris Gaylor of All-American Rejects is 35. Singer Joss Stone is 27.
April 12: Musician Herbie Hancock is 74. Musician John Kay of Steppenwolf is 70. Actor Ed O’Neill is 68. Actor Dan Lauria (The Wonder Years) is 67. Talk-show host David Letterman is 67. Singer-actor David Cassidy is 64. Singer J.D. Nicholas of The Commodores is 62. Singer Pat Travers is 60. Actor Andy Garcia is 58. Country singer Vince Gill is 57. Guitarist Will Sergeant of Echo and the Bunnymen is 56. Singer Art Alexakis of Everclear is 52. Singer Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls is 50. Singer Nicholas Hexum of 311 is 44. Actor Nicholas Brendon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) is 43. Actress Shannen Doherty is 43. Actress Sarah Jane Morris (NCIS) is 37. Bassist Guy Berryman of Coldplay is 36. Actress Claire Danes is 35. Actress Jennifer Morrison is 35. Singer-guitarist Brendon Urie of Panic at the Disco is 27.