Famous deaths 2009

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 1990 picture, Singer Luther Vandross, second from left, poses with cast members, from left, Marla Gibbs, Alaina Reed Hall, and Kevin Peter Hall following the taping of a two-part episode of the television series "227" at Sunset-Gower Studios in Los Angeles, Ca. Alaina Reed-Amini, the Broadway star and TV actress best known for her long-running roles on "Sesame Street" and "227," has died. She was 63. Her publicist said she died Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009 at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif. after a two-year battle with breast cancer. (AP Photo/Julie Markes) <span class=meta>(AP Photo/Julie Markes)</span>
December 30, 2009 1:04:04 PM PST