- Oscar Espinosa Chepe, 72, a high-level Cuban economist and diplomat who broke with Fidel Castro's government in the 1990s and was imprisoned for dissident activities, died in Spain on Monday.
- Artist Stephen Crohn, 66, who volunteered for studies that illuminated the nature of AIDS and led to the development of drugs to fight it, committed suicide Aug. 24.
- Celebrated Colombian-born writer Alvaro Mutis, 90, who drew on his lifelong wanderings to create the character of Maqroll the Lookout, a modern-day philosophizing, seafaring adventurer, died Sept. 22 in Mexico City.
- Olympic medalist and former world cycling champion Stanislaw Szozda, 62, died after battling a "serious illness." Szozda won silver at the 1972 Munich Olympics and again at the 1976 Montreal Games in the team time trial. He also won team world championship titles in 1973 and 1975.