- West Caribbean Airways Flight 708 crashes near Machiques, Venezuela, killing all 160 aboard.
- Frère Roger, Swiss monk and mystic (b. 1915)
- Joe Ranft, American screenwriter and animator (Toy Story, Cars), dies at 45
- Vassar Clements, American musician (b. 1928)
- Vicky Moscholiou, Greek singer (b. 1943)
- William Corlett, English children's writer(b. 1938)