BUTCH BOUCHARD, Imposing Pillar of Montreal Canadiens' Defense, 92, Butch Bouchard was the Hall of Fame defenseman and longtime captain of the Montreal Canadiens, who played on four Stanley Cup championship teams in the 1940s and '50s.
ED PURRINGTON, Helped transform the Washington National Opera, 82, Ed Purrington was a top administrator at the Washington National Opera who helped the company cultivate young musicians and expand its modern repertoire at a time when opera seats were as sought after as Redskins tickets.
JESSE LINARES, Journalist helped launch Hoy Los Angeles, 49, Jesse Linares was a journalist who helped launch the Spanish-language newspaper Hoy Los Angeles.
LEWIS NORDAN, Writer Who Spun Lyrical Tales, 72, Lewis Nordan was a Mississippi-born writer whose fiction conjures a dreamlike world that straddles the whisker-thin margin between a legend and a lie, but whose best-known novel was based on a historical murder of national import.
MARTIN POLL, Veteran producer best known for 'Lion in Winter', 89, Martin Poll was a veteran producer best known for "The Lion in Winter," the Oscar-winning 1968 film that starred Katharine Hepburn and Peter O'Toole.
WILLIAM FINLEY, Actor in De Palma Movies, 71, William Finley was a character actor who appeared in many films by Brian De Palma, most memorably as the title character in the 1974 rock opera "The Phantom of the Paradise."