Russ Solomon, Founder of Tower Records, Dies at 92 – The New York Times

Russ Solomon, who pioneered the superstore hangout for music lovers by founding Tower Records and expanded it worldwide before internet pirates and crushing debts rendered the chain obsolete and bankrupt, died on Sunday night at his home in Sacramento. He was 92.

Source: Russ Solomon, Founder of Tower Records, Dies at 92 – The New York Times

Tony Gwynn, Hall of Fame Batting Champion, Dies at 54 of Cancer – The New York Times

Tony Gwynn, who won a record eight National League batting championships, amassed 3,141 hits and gained acclaim as one of baseball’s most passionate students of the art of hitting, died on Monday in Poway, Calif. He was 54.

Source: Tony Gwynn, Hall of Fame Batting Champion, Dies at 54 of Cancer – The New York Times