U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who returned to work five days after heart surgery. She received a stent after experiencing “discomfort during routine exercise.”
By Major League Baseball umpire Dale Scotto, that he is gay and married to his partner of 28 years. Scotto became the first active official in the four major American sports to publicly come out as gay.
Former U.S. poet laureate Mark Strand, 80, whose 1998 collection, Blizzard of One, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize.
Nancy H. Teeters, 84, the first woman appointed to the Federal Reserve Board. She served as an economic adviser to President John F. Kennedy before being named to the board in 1978.
Americans Matthew and Grace Huang, by Qatar. They were arrested last year on murder charges after the death of their adopted daughter but were cleared of wrongdoing and allowed to leave the country Dec. 3.
Rolling Stones saxophonist Bobby Keys, 70. He toured with the band for more than 45 years. He was known for his solo on the song “Brown Sugar.”
This appears in the December 15, 2014 issue of TIME.