The father of 'Morning Joe' co-host Mika Brzezinski was 89. Powers/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Margaret Bergmann Lambert, the German Jewish high jumper who was thrown out of the 1936 Berlin Olympics by the Nazis because of her heritage died in July. (Photo by Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) John Heard, known for his role as the father in the Home Alone films, died on July 21. Mc Corvey eventually split from pro-choice activists and joined the pro-life movement to advocate against abortion, despite her role in its legalization.
Some reports say he was 71-years-old, however, others have his age listed as 72. The year also saw the death of LGBT rights pioneer Edith "Edie" Windsor, who fought to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act, and was the lead plaintiff in the landmark case that led to the legalization of same-sex marriage. The year also brought the passing of a man who built an empire with women at his side and spread throughout the pages of his magazine, as Playboy founder Hugh Hefner died in September.
The 32-year legal mystery over the baby's death in Australia's outback came to an end in 2012 when a coroner found a dingo was responsible for the killing. (Photo by Robert Daemmrich Photography Inc/Corbis via Getty Images) American bobsledder Steven Holcomb unexpectedly died on May 6. (Photo by Cliff Lipson/CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images) Anthony Senerchia, the activist who helped inspire the 'Ice Bucket Challenge' phenomenon in 2014, died after a long battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease on November 25. New York's medical examiner said the 57-year-old shot himself in the head.
(REUTERS/Russel Mc Phedran) Norma Mc Corvey, who used the pseudonym "Jane Roe" in the landmark Supreme Court Case Roe v. He was just 37 years old when he was found dead in bed at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid. (Photo By: David Handschuh/NY Daily News via Getty Images) John Anderson, a former Republican congressman who ran an independent campaign against Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter in the 1980 presidential election, died in December. (Photo by Chuck Fishman/Getty Images)Erica Garner died of a heart attack.
It hit newsstands in December that year and included an old nude photo of Marilyn Monroe, which Hefner had purchased to add some "oomph" to the centrefold. Though best known for its erotic photography, Playboy magazine has a long history of publishing short stories by novelists including Vladimir Nabokov, Chuck Palahniuk, Haruki Murakami and Margaret Atwood.
He was previously married to Kimberley Conrad and Millie Williams.(Photo by Paul Archuleta/Film Magic) June Foray died on July 26 at the age of 99. He became a household name and made millions as an advocate for sexual freedom and the lifestyle he embodied for more than six decades. Infamous cult leader Charles Manson died of natural causes in a California hospital in November.The iconic voice actress is known for voicing Rocky and Natash in the Rocky and Bulwinkle Show, as well as Cindy Lou Who in "How the Grinch Stole Christmas." (Photo by Brian Vander Brug/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) Watertown, Massachusetts resident David Henneberry, the man who found Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev hiding in his boat in his backyard, died in September. (Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) U. Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez reportedly committed suicide in his jail cell in April. TMZ reports that this inheritance was part of a prenuptial agreement signed by the couple before their wedding. She was Hugh Hefner's third wife and younger than her husband by 60 years. Crystal met Hefner in 2008 and began dating him in 2009. Update, 10/2: According to TMZ, Hefner left Crystal a home in the Hollywood Hills and million.