Recent notable deaths
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Mark Takai(Credit: AP)
Democratic Rep. Mark Takai of Honolulu, a war veteran and longtime legislator known for his bright nature and deep commitment to service, died on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 49. Takai is shown in a photo taken on Nov. 4, 2014.
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Bill Cardille(Credit: AP)
Bill Cardille, a Pittsburgh TV personality nicknamed "Chilly Billy" who hosted late-night "Chiller Theater" as well as "Studio Wrestling," died of cancer on July 21, 2016. He was 87. Cardille is seen in a photo taken in the 1970s.
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Robert Morgan(Credit: AP / Henry Burroughs)
Shown in a January 1975 photo, Robert Morgan, a former U.S. senator who also served in the North Carolina Legislature and as state attorney general, died July 16, 2106. He was 90.
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Garry Marshall(Credit: Getty Images North America / Alberto E. Rodriguez)
Director, writer and producer Garry Marshall, known for creating "Happy Days" and directing many hits including "Pretty Woman," died on July 19, 2016. He was 81 years old. Here, Marshall accepts the Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television Writing Achievement onstage at the 2014 Writers Guild Awards L.A. Ceremony at J.W. Marriott at L.A. Live on Feb. 1, 2014.
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Marion Campbell(Credit: AP / Art Wilkinson)
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Marion Campbell gestures as he describes a play to a Eagles' Brenard Wilson on July 17, 1984, during the first day of two-a-day drills at the team's training camp at West Chester University in West Chester, Pa. Campbell, who played on Philadelphia's last NFL championship team in 1960, died July 13, 2016. He was 87.
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Alan Vega(Credit: Getty Images / Frank Perry )
Singer and punk-rock pioneer Alan Vega performs in the western French city of Nantes as part of during a festival on March 5, 2004. Vega died in his sleep July 16, 2016. He was 78.
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Wendell Anderson(Credit: AP / Glen Stubbe)
Shown in an April 9, 2015 photo, former Minnesota Gov. Wendell Anderson died July 17, 2016. He was 83.
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Carolyn See(Credit: LA Times via Getty Images / Lawrence K. Ho)
Carolyn See, a memoirist and novelist whose writings captured the untamed world of California, where she spent her life and her accumulated wisdom on moxie in the face of adversity, died July 13, 2016. She was 82.
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Bonnie Brown(Credit: AP / Mark Humphrey)
Shown in a March 25, 2015 photo, Bonnie Brown, one of three siblings whose smooth harmonies as the Browns influenced generations of singers from the Beatles to Lady Antebellum, died July 16, 2016 of complications from lung cancer. She was 77.
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Hector Babenco(Credit: Getty Images / Tiziana Fabi)
Shown in an Aug. 30, 2014 photo, Hector Babenco, the Argentine-born Brazilian director nominated for an Oscar for his 1985 film, "Kiss of the Spider Woman," died July 13, 2016 of a heart attack. He was 70.
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Bernardo Provenzano(Credit: Getty Images )
Bernardo Provenzano, who reputedly led the Mafia's powerful Corleone clan, died July 13, 2016, a decade after his capture in Sicily following decades of hiding in the countryside. He was 83.
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Bud Spencer(Credit: AP)
Italian actor Giuseppe Pedersoli, seen on Nov. 12, 2005, better known as Bud Spencer, a burly comic actor dubbed the "good giant" for punching out bad guys on the screen, often in a long series of spaghetti westerns, died June 27, 2016. He was 86.
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John Brademas(Credit: AP / Dennis Cook)
Former Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), left, and Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, right, talk with ex-Indiana Rep. John Brademas on Capitol Hill in Washington on April 10, 2007. Brademas, a longtime Indiana congressman and former president of New York University, died July 11, 2016. He was 89.
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Mary Feik(Credit: Mickey Welsh)
Mary Feik, an aircraft engineer and pilot, colonel in the Civil Air Patrol, aircraft mechanic, and restorer of historic and classical airplanes, died June 10, 2016 of complications from cancer. She was 92.
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Sydney H. Schanberg, a Pulitzer Prize-winning correspondent for The New York Times and former New York Newsday columnist, died July 9, 2016. He was 82. In this 1973 photo, Schanberg crosses the Mekong River from Vietnam to Cambodia.
Irving Gottesman(Credit: Lisa Miller)
Irving Gottesman, a psychologist whose groundbreaking studies of twins in the 1960s helped reveal a genetic link to schizophrenia, a finding that upended the prevailing but deeply flawed view of the disorder as a consequence of bad parenting, died June 29, 2016. He was 85.
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Goldie Michelson, seen in 2008, believed to be the oldest American person, died July 8, 2016. She was a month short of her 114th birthday.
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John McMartin(Credit: AP / Cabrera)
Angela Lansbury and John McMartin toast backstage at their opening performance of "A Little Family Business" at the Martin Beck Theatre in Manhattan on Dec. 16, 1982. McMartin, the silver-haired, Tony Award-nominated actor whose Broadway career spanned decades, died of cancer July 6, 2016. He was 86.
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Abdul Sattar Edhi(Credit: AP)
Pakistan's renowned social worker Abdul Sattar Edhi, seen on March 16, 2002, who devoted his life to the poor and the destitute, died July 8, 2016 after a prolonged illness. He was 88.
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Robert Saxe(Credit: Jonathan Young)
Robert Saxe, who founded Woodbury-based Research Frontiers Inc., died June 29, 2016 of natural causes. He was 81.
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Noel Neill(Credit: AP / Stephen Lance Dennee)
Actress Noel Neill before a book signing of her book "Truth, Justice, and the American Way, The Life and Times of Noel Neill The Original Lois Lane" during "Lunch with Lois" at Farley's Cafeteria during the annual Superman Celebration, in Metropolis, Ill., on June 13, 2003. The actress who was the first to play Superman's love interest, Lois Lane, on screen died July 3, 2016. She was 95.
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Abner Mikva(Credit: AP / Jacquelyn Martin)
President Barack Obama awards former Illinois Rep. Abner Mikva on Nov. 24, 2014 the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Mikva, a liberal stalwart who served in all three branches of the federal government, mentored a young Obama and famously learned firsthand the brazen nature of Chicago's political machine, died July 4, 2016 of bladder cancer. He was 90.
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Abbas Kiarostami(Credit: AP)
Acclaimed Iranian film director Abbas Kiarostami, seen on Aug. 28, 2008, whose 1997 film "Taste of Cherry" won the Palme d'Or, died July 4, 2016, in Paris, where he had gone for cancer treatment. He was 76.
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Zurlon Tipton(Credit: AP / John Minchillo)
Former Colts running back Zurlon Tipton died June 28, 2016 after accidentally shooting himself at a car dealership. He was 26.
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Michael Cimino(Credit: EPA / Guillaume Horcajuelo )
Film director Michael Cimino arrives at the opening ceremony of the Lumiere 2014 Grand Lyon Film Festival in Lyon, France, on Oct. 13, 2014. Cimino died Saturday, July 2, 2016 at the age of 77.
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Elie Wiesel(Credit: AP / Bebeto Matthews)
Elie Wiesel, seen on Sept. 12, 2012, was the Romanian-born Holocaust survivor whose classic "Night" became a landmark testament to the Nazis' crimes. It launched Wiesel's long career as one of the world's foremost witnesses and humanitarians. Wiesel died July 2, 2016. He was 87.
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Jack Taylor(Credit: Enterprise Holdings Inc. / AP)
Jack Taylor, who started a leasing company with seven cars and built it into Enterprise Rent-A-Car, died July 2, 2016. He was 94.
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Caroline Aherne(Credit: AP / Michael Crabtree)
Caroline Aherne, seen on Sept. 21, 199, was a sharp-witted writer and star of the bittersweet working-class comedy "The Royle Family." Aherne died July 2, 2016 from cancer at the age of 52.
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Lee Wesley Gibson(Credit: TNS / Los Angeles Times / Mel Melcon)
Lee Wesley Gibson, seen on July 2, 2010, believed to have been the oldest living Pullman porter, died as he lived -- calm, quiet and in control -- sitting in a chair at home July 2, 2016 with family members at his side. He was 106.
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Rob Wasserman(Credit: AP)
Bass player Rob Wasserman performs with the late singer Lou Reed, left, during taping in Manhattan for an ABC television AIDS Special, "In a New Light." on March 27, 1994. Wasserman, a highly respected musician and composer who performed and recorded with Reed, Neil Young, Brian Wilson and many others, died June 29, 2016. He was 64.
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Alvin Toffler(Credit: AP / Paul Sakuma)
Alvin Toffler, a guru of the post-industrial age whose million-selling "Future Shock" and other books anticipated the disruptions and transformations brought about by the rise of digital technology, died on June 27, 2016. He was 87. Toffler is shown in a photo taken on July 20, 1998.
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Scotty Moore(Credit: AP)
Elvis Presley performs on tour in the summer of 1957, with Scotty Moore on guitar, left, and Bill Black on bass, right. Moore, the pioneering rock guitarist who played on "Hound Dog" and other early Presley hits, died on June 28, 2016. He was 84.
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Wayne Jackson(Credit: EPA / Paul Buck)
Trumpet player Wayne Jackson, who played standout horn lines on rock 'n' roll, soul, R&B and pop mainstays along with Memphis Horns partner and tenor saxophonist Andrew Love, died of congestive heart failure on June 21, 2016. He was 74. Jackson is shown in a photo taken on Feb. 12, 2012.
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Mack Rice(Credit: Getty Images / Paul Natkin)
Mack Rice, the composer of the '60s hit "Mustang Sally" and co-writer of the Staple Singers' landmark "Respect Yourself," died of complications from Alzheimer's disease on June 27, 2016. He was 82.
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Barbara Hazelwood(Credit: Hazelwood family)
Barbara Hazelwood, who worked for the New York City Housing Authority for 35 years, died on June 23, 2016 after battling cancer. She was 79.
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Pat Summitt(Credit: AP / Wade Payne)
Former Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt, the winningest coach, among men and women, in Division I college basketball history, died June 28, 2016 as a result of dementia. She was 64. She retired about the time this picture was taken on Jan. 28, 2013 because of early-onset Alzheimer's dementia.
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Goetz George(Credit: EPA/ Martin Athenstaedt)
German actor Goetz George, much beloved for his role as hard-nosed but good-hearted inspector in the country's iconic "Tatort" TV crime series, died after a short illness June 19, 2016. He was 77. The photo is from March 19, 1981.
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Austin Clarke(Credit: AP / Kevin Frayer)
Austin Clarke, seen on Nov. 5, 2002, was an award-winning Barbadian-born author who wrote about the immigrant experience and being black in Canada. Clarke died June 26, 2016. He was 81.
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Michael Herr(Credit: Getty Images)
Michael Herr, seen in 1997, the author and Oscar-nominated screenplay writer who viscerally documented the ravages of the Vietnam War through his classic nonfiction novel "Dispatches" and through such films as "Apocalypse Now" and "Full Metal Jacket," died June 23, 2016 after a long illness. He was 76.
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Bill Cunningham(Credit: AP / Charles Sykes)
Bill Cunningham, seen on Oct. 13, 2012, was a longtime fashion photographer for The New York Times known for taking pictures of everyday people on the streets of New York. Cunningham died June 25, 2016. He was 87.
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Bernie Worrell(Credit: AP)
Bernie Worrell, seen on March 18, 2002, whose keyboard sounds and textures helped define the Parliament-Funkadelic musical empire, died of lung cancer June 24, 2016. He was 72.
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Ralph Stanley(Credit: Getty Images / Karl Walter)
Ralph Stanley, seen on April 28, 2012, was a pioneer of the high lonesome style of American Bluegrass music. Stanley died June 23, 2016 as a result of complications from skin cancer. He was 89.
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Goro Hasegawa(Credit: AP)
Goro Hasegawa, seen on Nov. 28, 2007, was a Japanese man credited with creating the Othello board game. Hasegawa died after a long illness June 20, 2016. He was 83.
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Enrique L. Rios(Credit: Facebook)
Enrique L. Rios, Jr., 25, of Brooklyn, was among those fatally shot at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., on June 12, 2016.
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Frida Burling(Credit: Getty Images / The Washington Post)
Frida Burling, seen on Nov. 19, 2008, was a Washington, D.C., volunteer for 80 years. Burling, whose beneficiaries ranged from the Junior League and Planned Parenthood to a Georgetown market clerk who delivered her groceries for 50 years, died May 26, 2016. She was 100.
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Sir Charles Thompson(Credit: Getty Images / Barry Philp)
Jazz pianist Sir Charles Thompson, who helped compose the much-recorded bebop anthem "Robbins' Nest," died June 16, 2016. He was 98.
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Victor Stanculescu(Credit: Wikipedia)
Victor Stanculescu, the retired Romanian general who organized the summary trial of communist leader Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife, died June 19, 2016. He was 88.
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Anton Yelchin(Credit: AP)
Anton Yelchin, seen on Sept. 3, 2014, was a charismatic and rising actor best known for playing Chekov in the new "Star Trek" films. Yelchin died in an accident involving his Jeep early Sunday morning, June 19, 2016. He was 27.
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Earl H. Potter III(Credit: AP / Neil Anderson)
Earl H. Potter III, the president of Minnesota's St. Cloud State University, died in a highway crash June 13, 2016. He was 69.
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Paul Cox(Credit: AP / Bikas Das)
Award-winning Australian filmmaker Paul Cox, seen on Nov. 10, 2014, died June 13, 2016. He was 76.
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