Lesley Gore, whose No. 1 hit "It's My Party" kicked off a successful singing career while she was still in high school, died Monday, February 16, at the age of 68. According to People magazine, the cause of death was cancer.
Former U.S. poet laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Philip Levine, whose work reflected the voice and soul of 20th-century blue-collar America, died Saturday, February 14, at his home in Fresno, California. He was 87.