There has been a tragic spate of celebrity deaths this month. Marcel Vercoutere, the special effects wizard for William Friedkin’s 1973 film, The Exorcist, died this month at home in Burbank from complications of dementia. He was 87. Storm Thorgerson, who created virtually all of the cover art for Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin albums, including The Dark Side of the Moon, Animals, and Houses of the Holy, died at 69 this month, having suffered a stroke in 2003, and being diagnosed with cancer. Chi Cheng, the bass player in the Grammy-winning band The Deftones, died in a Sacramento hospital from injuries he suffered in an automobile accident more than four years ago. He was 42. George Gladir, the writer and cartoonist who created Archie, Jughead, Veronica, and Sabrina the Teenage Witch comic book characters, died at 87 early this month after a short illness. And just today we learned that Divinyls singer Chrissy Amphlett died at 53 of breast cancer and multiple scleroris, and folk singer Richie Havens, the opening act at the 1969 Woodstock music festival, died today of a sudden heart attack at 72. So watch your step.
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