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Chuck Barris, who created popular TV game shows such as "The Dating Game," "The Newlywed Game" and "The Gong Show," died March 21, 2017, of natural causes in his Palisades, N.Y., home. He was 87. This photo is from Dec. 8, 2004. Newsday's obituary for Chuck Barris

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Lola Albright and Frankie Laine, singer turned screen actor for "When You're Smiling," look at film test strips of the picture, in Hollywood, Calif. on April 21, 1950. (AP Photo/Frank Filan)

Chandler Robbins checks a bluebird nesting box at
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Chandler Robbins checks a bluebird nesting box at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Laurel, Maryland, in 2004. Must credit: Washington Post photo by Katherine Frey

Pete Hamilton after winning Daytona 500 on Feb.
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Pete Hamilton after winning Daytona 500 on Feb. 23, 1970.

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Dr. Tom Amberry set the world record for
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Dr. Tom Amberry set the world record for free throws in 1993.

Longtime Baltimore Cardinal William Keeler was 86.
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Longtime Baltimore Cardinal William Keeler was 86.

Yadira Arroyo

A wake will be held Thursday, March 23,
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A wake will be held Thursday, March 23, and Friday, March 24, 2017, for Yadira Arroyo, 44, the FDNY EMT who was struck and killed in the Bronx last week by her stolen ambulance. Newsday's obituary for Yadira Arroyo

John "Sib" Hashian

John
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John "Sib" Hashian, center, formerly a drummer for rock group Boston, died March 22, 2017. He was 67. He is pictured in a 1979 photo with band. Newsday's obituary for John "Sib" Hashian

Martin McGuinness

Martin McGuinness, the Irish Republican Army commander who
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Martin McGuinness, the Irish Republican Army commander who led his underground paramilitary movement toward reconciliation with Britain, died March 21, 2017. He was 66. McGuinness is shown in an Oct. 5, 2010 photo. Newsday's obituary for Martin McGuinness

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Colin Dexter

Colin Dexter, the unassuming British writer who created
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Colin Dexter, the unassuming British writer who created curmudgeonly, music-loving Oxford detective Inspector Morse, died March 21, 2017. He was 86. In this Oct. 27, 2000 photo, Dexter shows his Order of the British Empire medal. Newsday's obituary for Colin Dexter

Robert Silvers

Robert Silvers, co-founder of The New York Review
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Robert Silvers, co-founder of The New York Review of Books, died March 20, 2017, at his home in Manhattan after a brief illness. He was 87. Above, he speaks at the 2006 National Book Awards in New York on Nov. 15, 2006. Newsday's obituary for Robert Silvers

Sok An

Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Sok An died in
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Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Sok An died in a Beijing hospital on March 15, 2017. He was 66. Above, Sok An, center, speaks during a news conference in Phnom Penh on Aug. 7, 2014. Newsday's obituary for Sok An

Chuck Barris

Chuck Barris, who created popular TV game shows
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Chuck Barris, who created popular TV game shows such as "The Dating Game," "The Newlywed Game" and "The Gong Show," died March 21, 2017, of natural causes in his Palisades, N.Y., home. He was 87. This photo is from Dec. 8, 2004. Newsday's obituary for Chuck Barris

David Rockefeller

David Rockefeller, the billionaire philanthropist who was the
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David Rockefeller, the billionaire philanthropist who was the last of his generation in the famously philanthropic Rockefeller family, died March 20, 2017. He was 101. He is shown in a May 15, 2007, photo. Newsday's obituary for David Rockefeller

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James Cotton

Legendary blues man James Cotton, who learned to
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Legendary blues man James Cotton, who learned to play the harmonica as a child in the Mississippi Delta and went on to be a major figure in blues music as a sideman to Muddy Waters and as a Grammy Award-winning solo performer, died March 16, 2017. He was 81. He is shown at the B.B. King Blues Club in Manhattan on Aug. 17, 2005. Newsday's obituary for James Cotton

Jimmy Breslin

Jimmy Breslin, the Pulitzer Prize-winning chronicler of wiseguys
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Jimmy Breslin, the Pulitzer Prize-winning chronicler of wiseguys and underdogs who became the brash embodiment of the old-time, street smart New Yorker, died of complications from pneumonia March 19, 2017. He is shown in a Nov. 5, 1991 photo. Newsday's obituary for Jimmy Breslin

Chuck Barris

Chuck Barris, who created popular TV game shows
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Chuck Barris, who created popular TV game shows such as "The Dating Game," "The Newlywed Game" and "The Gong Show," died March 21, 2017, of natural causes in his Palisades, N.Y., home. He was 87. This photo is from Dec. 8, 2004. Newsday's obituary for Chuck Barris

Royal Robbins

Mountaineer Royal Robbins, who founded the outdoor clothing
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Mountaineer Royal Robbins, who founded the outdoor clothing company bearing his name, died March 14, 2017, after a long illness. He was 82. He is shown in a Jan. 28, 2009 photo. Newsday's obituary for Royal Robbins

Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry, rock 'n' roll's founding guitar hero
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Chuck Berry, rock 'n' roll's founding guitar hero and storyteller who defined the music's joy and rebellion in such classics as "Johnny B. Goode," ''Sweet Little Sixteen" and "Roll Over Beethoven," died March 18, 2017. He was 90. He is shown dancing on stage at the Presidential Gala for President-elect Clinton and Vice President Al Gore on Jan. 19, 1993, at the Capital Centre in Landover, Md. Newsday's obituary for Chuck Berry

Fiora Corradetti Contino

Fiora Corradetti Contino, a Long Island native who
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Fiora Corradetti Contino, a Long Island native who belonged to the elite cohort of female conductors who achieved long, successful careers in operatic, orchestral and choral music, died March 5, 2017. She was 91. Newsday's obituary for Fiora Corradetti Contino

Cardinal Miloslav Vlk

Prague Cardinal Miloslav Vlk, who ministered clandestinely to
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Prague Cardinal Miloslav Vlk, who ministered clandestinely to Catholics for years while officially working as a window-washer during communist rule in Czechoslovakia, died of cancer March 18, 2017. He was 84. He is shown in a 2010 photo. Newsday's obituary for Cardinal Miloslav Vlk

Dave Stallworth

Former Knick Dave Stallworth, left, who played a
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Former Knick Dave Stallworth, left, who played a key role in the team's NBA Finals win over the Los Angeles Lakers in 1970, died Marach 15, 2017. He was 75. He is shown in a 1969 photo. Newsday's obituary for Dave Stallworth

Derek Walcott

Derek Walcott, a Nobel laureate in literature who became
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Derek Walcott, a Nobel laureate in literature who became one of the English-speaking world's most renowned poets by portraying the lush, complex world of the Caribbean with a precise language that echoed the classics of literature, died March 19, 2017. He was 87. Newsday's obituary for Derek Walcott

Tommy LiPuma

Tommy LiPuma, a jazz and pop producer who
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Tommy LiPuma, a jazz and pop producer who won Grammys for collaborations with Natalie Cole and George Benson, died March 13, 2017 after a brief illness. He was 80. Newsday's obituary for Tommy LiPuma

Jack Harris

Jack Harris, who cemented his place in Hollywood
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Jack Harris, who cemented his place in Hollywood history by producing the 1958 horror film "The Blob," died of natural causes on March 14, 2017. He was 98. Harris is seen in a photo taken in 2014. Newsday's obituary for Jack Harris

Richard H. Solomon

Richard H. Solomon, a China scholar who assisted
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Richard H. Solomon, a China scholar who assisted in the historic "Ping-Pong diplomacy" that led to the opening of U.S.-Sino relations in the 1970s; who became an authority on China's pressure tactics during negotiations; and who, as a top American diplomat, helped end a long-running conflict in Cambodia, died on March 13, 2017. He was 79. Newsday's obituary for Richard H. Solomon

Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Amy Krouse Rosenthal, a popular author, filmmaker and
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Amy Krouse Rosenthal, a popular author, filmmaker and speaker who brightened lives with her wide-eyed and generous spirit -- and broke hearts when she wrote of being terminally ill and leaving behind her husband, Jason -- died of ovarian cancer on March 13, 2017. She was 51. Rosenthal is seen in a photo taken on Aug. 1, 2016. Newsday's obituary for Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Joni Sledge

Joni Sledge, who with her sisters recorded the
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Joni Sledge, who with her sisters recorded the enduring dance anthem "We Are Family," died on March 10, 2017. She was 60. Sledge is seen in a photo taken on Aug. 14, 2006. Newsday's obituary for Joni Sledge

Stephen Ross

Stephen Ross, a prize-winning economist and professor at
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Stephen Ross, a prize-winning economist and professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, died on March 3, 2017. He was 73. Newsday's obituary for Stephen Ross

Mother Divine

Mother Divine, the widow of Father Divine and
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Mother Divine, the widow of Father Divine and leader for decades of a religious movement he founded that advocated racial equality and provided free food to thousands of people, died on March 4, 2017. She is believed to have been 92. Newsday's obituary for Mother Divine

Robert James Waller

Robert James Waller, author of
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Robert James Waller, author of "The Bridges of Madison County," died on March 10, 2017. He was 77. Waller is seen in a photo taken on July 15, 1993. Newsday's obituary for Robert James Waller

Keith Tonkel

The Rev. Keith Tonkel, one of 28 white
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The Rev. Keith Tonkel, one of 28 white United Methodist ministers who signed a statement condemning segregation and racism in the Deep South in 1963, died March 8, 2017 after experiencing a heart problem. He was 81. Newsday's obituary for Keith Tonkel

Bill Hands

Former pitcher Bill Hands, seen in a 1968
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Former pitcher Bill Hands, seen in a 1968 photo, a 20-game winner for the 1969 Cubs, died March 9, 2017 after a brief illness. He was 76. Newsday's obituary for Bill Hands

Howard Hodgkin

Renowned English artist Howard Hodgkin, whose bold paintings
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Renowned English artist Howard Hodgkin, whose bold paintings fused abstraction with the glorious beauty of nature, died March 9, 2017. He was 84. Newsday's obituary for Howard Hodgkin

Lynne Stewart

Lynne Stewart, the outspoken civil rights lawyer who
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Lynne Stewart, the outspoken civil rights lawyer who represented the downtrodden and was disbarred and jailed after being convicted of helping a terrorist client communicate with followers, died of cancer March 7, 2017. She was 77. The photo is from Nov. 19, 2009 outside federal court in Manhattan. Newsday's obituary for Lynne Stewart

Lou Duva

Boxing Hall of Famer Lou Duva, seen in
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Boxing Hall of Famer Lou Duva, seen in a 1991 photo, who handled the careers of 19 champions including heavyweight titlist Evander Holyfield, died March 8, 2017. He was 94. Newsday's obituary for Lou Duva

Bill Webb

The SNY broadcast team for Mets game, from
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The SNY broadcast team for Mets game, from left: Ron Darling, coordinating producer Gregg Picker, Gary Cohen, director Bill Webb and Keith Hernandez at Citi Field on May 30, 2012. Webb, the lead television director for Mets games for nearly four decades and an iconic figure in sports media, died March 7, 2017 after a long battle with cancer. He was 66. Newsday's obituary for Bill Webb

Joseph Rogers Sr.

Joseph Wilson Rogers Sr., Waffle House co-founder, who
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Joseph Wilson Rogers Sr., Waffle House co-founder, who went from short-order cook to co-founder of one of the nation's largest restaurant chains, died March 3, 2017. Rogers Sr., seen here in 2005, was 97. Newsday's obituary for Joseph Rogers Sr.

Mike Barhorst

Mike Barhorst, center, an Ohio man who each
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Mike Barhorst, center, an Ohio man who each summer turned his family campground into one of the largest outdoor concerts in the nation, died March 1, 2017. He was 77. Newsday's obituary for Mike Barhorst

Robert Osborne

Robert Osborne, a film historian and journalist who
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Robert Osborne, a film historian and journalist who became known to millions as the genial and erudite host on Turner Classic Movies, died March 6, 2017. He was 84. Newsday's obituary for Robert Osborne

Dr. Thomas Starzl

Dr. Thomas Starzl, who pioneered liver transplant surgery
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Dr. Thomas Starzl, who pioneered liver transplant surgery in the 1960s and was a leading researcher into anti-rejection drugs, died March 4, 2017. Starzl, seen here on Nov. 10, 1989, was 90. Newsday's obituary for Dr. Thomas Starzl

Miriam Colon

President Barack Obama awards the 2014 National Medal
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President Barack Obama awards the 2014 National Medal of Arts to actress, theater founder, and director Miriam Colon during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C. Colon, an icon in U.S. Latino theater who starred in films alongside Marlon Brando and Al Pacino, died March 3, 2017. She was 80. Newsday's obituary for Miriam Colon

Helen Marshall

Helen Marshall, the first African-American Queens borough president,
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Helen Marshall, the first African-American Queens borough president, died March 4, 2017. Marshall, June 16, 2005, was 87. Newsday's obituary for Helen Marshall

Tommy Page

Tommy Page, the pop star-turned-music executive known for
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Tommy Page, the pop star-turned-music executive known for the song "I'll Be Your Everything," died March 3, 2017. He was 46. Newsday's obituary for Tommy Page

Rene Preval

Rene Preval, who was the only democratically elected
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Rene Preval, who was the only democratically elected president of Haiti to win and complete two terms but was criticized for his handling of the devastating January 2010 earthquake, died March 3, 2017. Preval, seen on May 14, 2006, was 74. Newsday's obituary for Rene Preval

Paula Fox

Author Paula Fox, known for the novels
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Author Paula Fox, known for the novels "Desperate Characters" and "Poor George" and the memoir "Borrowed Finery." died March 1, 2017. Fox, seen on March 24, 2011, was 93. Newsday's obituary for Paula Fox

David Rubinger

David Rubinger, above on Oct. 25, 2013, whose
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David Rubinger, above on Oct. 25, 2013, whose photos of Israeli paratroopers at the Western Wall holy site became an iconic image of the 1967 Mideast war, died March 1, 2017. He was 92 Newsday's obituary for David Rubinger

Gustav Metzger

Gustav Metzger, whose concept of
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Gustav Metzger, whose concept of "auto-destructive art" inspired The Who's Pete Townshend to smash his guitars, died March 1, 2017. He was 90. Above, Metzger on Nov. 4, 2015. Newsday's obituary for Gustav Metzger

Dick Bruna

Dick Bruna, a Dutch children's author and illustrator
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Dick Bruna, a Dutch children's author and illustrator who was celebrated for the simplicity of his depictions of Miffy, a white rabbit who has delighted preschoolers the world over for six decades, died Feb. 16, 2017. Bruna, seen in a photo from March 31, 2011, was 89. Newsday's obituary for Dick Bruna

Ward B. Chamberlin Jr.

Ward B. Chamberlin Jr.,who pioneered public broadcasting, led
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Ward B. Chamberlin Jr.,who pioneered public broadcasting, led stations in New York and Washington and helped launch the career of Oscar-nominated documentarian Ken Burns, died Feb. 23, 2017 of complications from dementia. He was 95. Newsday's obituary for Ward B. Chamberlin Jr.

Stanley Dearman

Former Neshoba County Democrat newspaper publisher Stanley Dearman,
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Former Neshoba County Democrat newspaper publisher Stanley Dearman, left, is seen in Philadelphia, Miss., on June 20, 2004. Dearman, who pushed for justice in the murders of three civil rights workers, died Feb. 25, 2017. He was 84. Newsday's obituary for Stanley Dearman
To Dearman's side is Carolyn Goodman, the mother of one of the three civil rights workers murdered by a Ku Klux Klan mob on June 21, 1964.

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