Two notable deaths to report. 

Doug Marlette, the cartoonist of the “Kudzu” comic strip, died in a car accident Monday morning.  He was 57.  Heidi MacDonald has more details and links over at her blog, The Beat.

Character actor Charles Lane, a favorite of director Frank Capra, who was famous for playing crotchety, usually evil, old men passed away at the tender age of 102.  You can read about his incredible career, which includes everything from “It’s A Wonderful Life” to “L.A. Law” at Mark Evanier’s blog.