Deaths of note from around the world:
David Ellis, 60: Director of the 2006 movie “Snakes on a Plane." His directing credits included “Shark Night 3D," “The Final Destination," “Cellular" and “Final Destination 2." He also worked on such films as “Misery," “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone" and “Waterworld." Was found dead Monday in a hotel room in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he was working on a new film.
Huell Howser, 67: Longtime host and producer of the public television program “California’s Gold," which showcased his folksy fascination with all things Californian and endeared him to millions of viewers. Howser produced an estimated 2,000 episodes of the program, which focused on the interests and daily lives of ordinary Californians. Died Sunday in Palm Springs, Calif.
Ada Louise Huxtable, 91: Architecture writer who received the first Pulitzer Prize for distinguished criticism and was known as one of the most trenchant, biting and influential voices in her profession for more than half a century. Died Monday in New York City.