Mark Selby's songs were also recorded by such stars as Wynonna, Trisha Yearwood, Johnny Reid, Jo Dee Messina and Lee Roy Parnell.
In Nashville, Tennessee, USA, of cancer (79), songwriter and actress, whose hits, many penned with husband Bob Gaudio of the Four Seasons, included 'December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night)', 'Glad You're Here With Me Tonight', and 'Who Loves You'.
In Athens, Greece, following a stroke (88), writer of the books for such musicals as 'Annie', 'The Producers', 'Hairspray', 'Young Frankenstein', 'Cry Baby', 'Elf - The Musical', 'Ain't Broadway Grand', 'Oh Kay!
, 'Bombay Dreams', 'Annie Warbucks', 'Spaceballs', 'To Be Or Not To Be', 'One Magic Christmas', 'Death Takes A Holiday', 'Rocky' and 'Limelight - The Story Of Charlie Chaplin'.
He was also a three-time winner of the Tony Award for Best Book Of A Musical.
Tom Petty's acting credits include 'The Gary Shandling Show', 'FM', 'Made In Heaven', 'The Larry Sanders Show', 'The Postman' (with Kevin Costner), 'The Simpsons' and 'King Of The Hill.
International Songwriters Association Hall Of Fame Member. In Santa Monica, California, USA, following a heart attack (87), songwriter, recording artist, record producer and label owner, whose hit songs included such classics as 'Silhouettes' (The Rays, The 4 Seasons, Herman's Hermits, The Diamonds and Cliff Richard), 'Daddy Cool' (The Rays and The Darts), 'La Dee Dah' (Billy & Lillie and Jackie Dennis), and 'Tallahassee Lassie' (Freddy Cannon).
In Nashville, Tennessee, USA, of cancer (72), singer-songwriter and former member of the Chad Mitchell Trio and Denver, Boise & Johnson (with John Denver), whose own Top 40 hits include 'Bluer Than Blue', 'This Night Won't Last Forever' amd 'I'll Always Love You', before moving to vountry om 1986 where he scored five Top Ten country hits from 1986 to 1989, including the chart-toppers 'Give Me Wings', 'That's That' and 'The Moon Is Still Over Her Shoulder'.
In Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, of cancer (64), songwriter, recording act and record producer, whose compositions include such hits as 'I Wanna Dance With You' and 'Burning Up With Love', and whose songs were recorded by Eddie Rabbitt, Trisha Yearwood, Van Zandt, Tanya Tucker, Billy Currington, Chet Atkins and John Anderson.