At least it's not a total loss.
The big loss is the death of esteemed crime novelist, Elmore Leonard, of a stroke at age 87. Among his 45 novels are Get Shorty, 3:10 to Yuma, and Rum Punch (remade by Tarantino as Jackie Brown).
Canada also says goodbye - and good riddance - to U.S. Tea Party senator Ted Cruz who has announced his intention to renounce his Canadian citizenship. Cruz says he's really got nothing against us or our country, it's just that people might talk if they knew he had foreigner status.
So it's farewell Elmore and don't let the door hit you on the ass on your way out, Ted.