Bill Gwatney


Age: 48

chairman of Arkansas's Democratic Party since 2007 who was a former state senator from 1993 to 2002 and owned three Little Rock-area car dealerships, but who had planned to travel to the Democratic National Convention later in the month as a superdelegate.

Cause of Death: Gunshot wounds sustained in a shooting incident

Born: August 26, 1959

Died: August 13, 2008

Little Rock, Arkansas