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Singer Al Jarreau poses with his trophy on (Credit: Getty Images / Gabriel Bouys)

Singer Al Jarreau poses with his trophy on Feb. 11, 2007, during the 49th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Jarreau died Feb. 12, 2017. He was 76. Newsday's obituary for Al Jarreau

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Dick Gautier, Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher and more recent notable deaths around the world.

Omar Abdel-Rahman

Omar Abdel-Rahman, the so-called Blind Sheik, seen here
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Omar Abdel-Rahman, the so-called Blind Sheik, seen here in April 2006, who was convicted of plotting terror attacks in New York City in the decade before 9/11 and was a spiritual guide to a generation of Islamic militants, died in a federal prison Feb. 18, 2017. He was 78. Newsday's obituary for Omar Abdel-Rahman

Clyde Stubblefield

Clyde Stubblefield, left, and John Starks are inducted
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Clyde Stubblefield, left, and John Starks are inducted into Guitar Center's Rock Walk in Los Angeles in January. Stubblefield, a drummer for James Brown who created one of the most widely sampled drum breaks ever, died Feb. 18, 2017. He was 73. Newsday's obituary for Clyde Stubblefield

Bob Michel

Shown in an Oct. 29, 2013 photo, Bob
(Credit: AP / Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Shown in an Oct. 29, 2013 photo, Bob Michel, an affable Illinois congressman who served as leader of the Republican House minority for 14 years and was skilled at seeking compromise critical in getting many initiatives of two Republican presidents through Congress, died Feb. 17, 2017. He was 93. Newsday's obituary for Bob Michel

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George "The Animal" Steele

WWE Hall of Fame member George
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WWE Hall of Fame member George "The Animal" Steele, seen here on Sept. 21, 2012, whose given name was Jim Myers, died Feb. 16, 2017. He was 79. Newsday's obituary for George "The Animal" Steele

Michael Novak

Michael Novak, a Catholic philosopher who helped carve
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Michael Novak, a Catholic philosopher who helped carve a space for religion in modern politics, diplomacy and economics, arguing that capitalism is the economic system most likely to achieve the spiritual goods of defeating poverty and encouraging human creativity, died of complications from colon cancer Feb. 17, 2017. He was 83. Newsday's obituary for Michael Novak

James Nichols

James Nichols, the brother of Oklahoma City bombing
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James Nichols, the brother of Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols, died Feb. 14, 2017, after a lengthy illness. He was 62. Newsday's obituary for James Nichols

Nicolai Gedda

Nicolai Gedda, a Swedish-born singer who was considered
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Nicolai Gedda, a Swedish-born singer who was considered one of the most renowned lyric tenors of the 20th century, died from a heart attack Jan. 8, 2017. He was 91. The photo is from Jan. 17, 2001. Newsday's obituary for Nicolai Gedda

Edward Tipper

Edward Tipper, a World War II paratrooper who
(Credit: AP / Hyoung Chang)

Edward Tipper, a World War II paratrooper who was portrayed in the HBO series "Band of Brothers," died Feb. 1, 2017. He was 95. The photo is from June 8, 2011. Newsday's obituary for Edward Tipper

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Hal Moore

Retired Lt. Gen. Hal Moore, of Auburn, Ala.,
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Retired Lt. Gen. Hal Moore, of Auburn, Ala., salutes the crowd at the state Capitol in Montgomery, Ala., on Jan. 29, 2004. Moore, known for saving most of his men in the first major battle between the U.S. and North Vietnamese armies, died on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. He was 94. Newsday's obituary for Hal Moore

Peter Mansfield

Physicist Peter Mansfield, who won the Nobel Prize
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Physicist Peter Mansfield, who won the Nobel Prize for helping to invent MRI scanners, died Feb. 15, 2017. He was 83. Newsday's obituary for Peter Mansfield

Albert Boscov

Albert Boscov, the chairman of a century-old department
(Credit: AP / Christopher Dolan)

Albert Boscov, the chairman of a century-old department store chain, died Feb. 10, 2017 of cancer. He was 87. The photo is from June 4, 2016. Newsday's obituary for Albert Boscov

Don McNelly

Don McNelly, known worldwide for powering through marathon
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Don McNelly, known worldwide for powering through marathon runs and running up record totals into his 70s and 80s, died Feb. 5, 2017. He was 96. The photo is from 2010. Newsday's obituary for Don McNelly

Detroit Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch hoists the
(Credit: AP / Julian H. Gonzalez)

Detroit Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch hoists the Stanley Cup in Washington, D.C., on June 17,1998, after the Red Wings won their second consecutive NHL championship. Ilitch, founder of the Little Caesars Pizza empire and owner of the Red Wings and the Detroit Tigers, died Feb. 10, 2017. He was 87. Newsday's obituary for Mike Ilitch

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Al Jarreau

Singer Al Jarreau poses with his trophy on
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Singer Al Jarreau poses with his trophy on Feb. 11, 2007, during the 49th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Jarreau died Feb. 12, 2017. He was 76. Newsday's obituary for Al Jarreau

Adele Dunlap

Adele Dunlap, a New Jersey woman who was
(Credit: AP / Chris Pedota)

Adele Dunlap, a New Jersey woman who was the oldest American, died Feb. 5, 2017. She was 114. Newsday's obituary for Adele Dunlap

Tara Palmer-Tomkinson

Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, Prince Charles' goddaughter, was found dead
(Credit: AP / Scott Heppell)

Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, Prince Charles' goddaughter, was found dead in her London home on Feb.8, 2017. She was 45. The cause of death was not immediately clear, though she revealed last year that she had been diagnosed with a brain tumor. The photo is from June 22, 2013. Newsday's obituary for Tara Palmer Tomkinson

Alan Simpson, who co-wrote the landmark British comedy
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Alan Simpson, who co-wrote the landmark British comedy series "Hancock's Half Hour" and "Steptoe and Son," died Feb. 8, 2017. He was 87. The photo is from May 9, 2014. Newsday's obituary for Alan Simpson

Irwin Corey

Irwin Corey, the wild-haired comedian and actor known
(Credit: The Washington Post / Gerald Martineau)

Irwin Corey, the wild-haired comedian and actor known for his improvisational riffs and nonsensical style who billed himself as "The World's Foremost Authority," died Feb. 6, 2017. He was 102. Above, Corey in a 1970 photo, Newsday's obituary for Irwin Corey

Richard Hatch

Actor Richard Hatch, perhaps best known for playing
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Actor Richard Hatch, perhaps best known for playing Captain Apollo in the original "Battlestar Galactica" film and TV series, died Feb. 7, 2017, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 71. Newsday's obituary for Richard Hatch

Arthur H. Rosenfeld

President Barack Obama awards the National Medal of
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President Barack Obama awards the National Medal of Technology and Innovation to Arthur H. Rosenfeld in a ceremony at the White House on Feb. 1, 2013. Rosenfeld died Jan. 27, 2017. He was 90. Newsday's obituary for Arthur H. Rosenfeld

Joost van der Westhuizen

South Africa's scrumhalf Joost van der Westhuizen lets
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South Africa's scrumhalf Joost van der Westhuizen lets fly a pass during the World Cup final against New Zealand at Ellis Park in Johannesburg on June 24, 1995. Joost van der Westhuizen, who won the 1995 World Cup with South Africa as Nelson Mandela looked on, died Feb. 6, 2017, after a six-year-battle with motor neuron disease. He was 45. Newsday's obituary for Joost van der Westhuizen

William "Ryan" Owens

Chief Special Warfare Operator William
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Chief Special Warfare Operator William "Ryan" Owens, of Peoria, Illinois, was killed Jan. 28, 2017, during a raid on al-Qaida in Yemen. He was 36. Newsday's obituary for William "Ryan" Owens

Robert Schattner

Shown in 2008, Robert Schattner, a dentist-turned-inventor who
(Credit: The Washington Post / Ricky Carioti)

Shown in 2008, Robert Schattner, a dentist-turned-inventor who created Chloraseptic, a popular sore-throat medication, and the medical disinfectant Sporicidin, died Jan. 29, 2017, of kidney disease. He was 91. Newsday's obituary for Robert Schattner

Jeff Sauer

United States' head coach Jeff Sauer, top center,
(Credit: AP / Pavel Golovkin)

United States' head coach Jeff Sauer, top center, speaks to his team during timeout in an ice sledge hockey match against Russia at the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, Russia, on March 11, 2014. Sauer, who led Wisconsin to two men's hockey NCAA titles, died Feb. 2, 2017, of pancreatic cancer. He was 73. Newsday's obituary for Jeff Sauer

Dante Bulli

Dante Bulli, one of two survivors of a
(Credit: AP / Nati Harnik)

Dante Bulli, one of two survivors of a bomber crash that claimed seven people in the unforgiving wilderness of Maine, died Dec. 30, 2016. He was 94. Newsday's obituary for Dante Bulli

Lorenzo Servitje

Shown on Aug. 23, 2005, Lorenzo Servitje, founder
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Shown on Aug. 23, 2005, Lorenzo Servitje, founder of international snack and baked-goods empire Grupo Bimbo, died Feb. 3, 2017. He was 98. Newsday's obituary for Lorenzo Servitje

Etienne Tshisekedi

Shown on July 31, 2016, Congo opposition leader
(Credit: AP / John Bompengo)

Shown on July 31, 2016, Congo opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi, who pushed for democratic reforms for decades in this vast Central African nation and once declared himself president after saying the election was rigged by the incumbent, died Feb. 1, 2017. He was 84.

Marta Becket

Shown on Oct. 1, 2005, Marta Becket, a
(Credit: AP / Sam Morris)

Shown on Oct. 1, 2005, Marta Becket, a performance artist who spent decades presenting on one-woman shows at a remote Mojave Desert community hall that she transformed with paint brush and passion and made famous as the Amargosa Opera House, died Jan. 30, 2017. She was 92. Newsday's obituary for Marta Becket

Frank Pellegrino

Frank Pellegrino, former
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Frank Pellegrino, former "Sopranos" cast member and New York restaurateur, died Jan. 31, 2017, of lung cancer. He was 72. Newsday's obituary for Frank Pellegrino

Howard F. Mosher

Shown in a 2007 photo, Howard F. Mosher,
(Credit: AP / Jennifer Hauck)

Shown in a 2007 photo, Howard F. Mosher, a Vermont writer best known for his novels about life in the state's rural Northeast Kingdom, died Jan. 29, 2017. He was 74. Newsday's obituary for Howard F. Mosher

John Wetton

John Wetton, a founding member of the rock
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John Wetton, a founding member of the rock group Asia who rose to fame as part of English rock band King Crimson in the 1970s, died Jan. 31, 2017, of colon cancer. He was 67. Newsday's obituary for John Wetton

Brunhilde Pomsel

Shown on June 29, 2016, Brunhilde Pomsel, a
(Credit: AP / Matthias Balk)

Shown on June 29, 2016, Brunhilde Pomsel, a former secretary of Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels, died Jan. 27, 2017. She was 106.

Masaya Nakamura

Masaya Nakamura, the
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Masaya Nakamura, the "Father of Pac-Man" who founded the Japanese video game company behind the hit creature-gobbling game, died Jan. 22, 2017. He was 91. Newsday's obituary for Masaya Nakamura

Ken Hartle

This circa 1943 photo shows Navy diver Ken
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This circa 1943 photo shows Navy diver Ken Hartle getting into his dive suit in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Hartle, believed to be the oldest surviving salvage diver who worked the wreckage left after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, died Jan. 24, 2017. He was 103. Newsday's obituary for Ken Hartle

Emmanuelle Riva

Shown on May 20, 2013, Emmanuelle Riva, a
(Credit: Getty Images / Pascal Le Segretain)

Shown on May 20, 2013, Emmanuelle Riva, a French star of screen and stage who was nominated for an Academy Award for best actress in 2013, died Jan. 27, 2017. She was 89. Newsday's obituary for Emmanuelle Riva

Harold Hayes

Shown on April 22, 2013, Harold Hayes, an
(Credit: AP / Bob Pennell)

Shown on April 22, 2013, Harold Hayes, an Army medic and the last survivor of a group of medics and nurses who spent nine weeks evading capture in Nazi-occupied Albania during World War II, died Jan. 22, 2017. He was 94. Newsday's obituary for Harold Hayes

John Hurt

Shown in a Feb. 12, 2012 photo, actor
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Shown in a Feb. 12, 2012 photo, actor Sir John Hurt, who could move audiences to tears in "The Elephant Man," terrify them in "Alien," and spoof that very same scene in "Spaceballs," died of pancreatic cancer Jan. 27, 2017. He was 77. Newsday's obituary for John Hurt

Barbara Hale

Shown on Aug. 11, 2001, Barbara Hale, a
(Credit: Getty Images / Frederick M. Brown)

Shown on Aug. 11, 2001, Barbara Hale, a movie actress who found her most famous role on television as steadfast secretary Della Street in the long-running "Perry Mason" series, died Jan. 26, 2017. She was 94. Newsday's obituary for Barbara Hale

Robert Garcia

Former New York Rep. Robert Garcia, a founding
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Former New York Rep. Robert Garcia, a founding member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus who was forced to resign in 1990, died Jan. 25, 2017. He was 84. Newsday's obituary for Robert Garcia

Lee O'Denat

Lee O'Denat, seen in 2005, who founded the
(Credit: Getty Images / Dimitrios Kambouris)

Lee O'Denat, seen in 2005, who founded the popular, "R-rated," website WorldStarHipHop.com, died Jan. 23, 2017. He was 43. Newsday's obituary for Lee O'Denat

Mike Connors

Shown in an undated photo, Mike Connors, who
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Shown in an undated photo, Mike Connors, who starred as a hard-hitting private eye on the long-running television series "Mannix," died Jan. 26, 2017. He was 91. Newsday's obituary for Mike Connors

Veljo Tormis

Veljo Tormis, seen in 2012, a prolific Estonian
(Credit: AP / Eve Tarm)

Veljo Tormis, seen in 2012, a prolific Estonian composer whose innovative choral works helped propel his Baltic nation's drive to restore independence, died Jan. 21, 2017. He was 86. Newsday's obituary for Veljo Tormis

Bernard Redmont

This November 2000 photo shows Bernard Redmont, left,
(Credit: AP / Joan Redmont)

This November 2000 photo shows Bernard Redmont, left, with Dan Rather at Boston University. Redmont, an acclaimed former foreign correspondent for CBS News and other news organizations who was blacklisted during the McCarthy era, died Jan. 23, 2017. He was 98. Newsday's obituary for Bernard Redmont

Butch Trucks

Rock group the Allman Brothers, from left, Duane
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Rock group the Allman Brothers, from left, Duane Allman, Dickey Betts, Gregg Allman, Jai Johanny Johanson, Berry Oakley and Butch Trucks sit on some rairoad tracks outside of Macon, Georgia, on May 5, 1969. Trucks, one of the founding members of the Southern rock legend The Allman Brothers, died on Jan. 24, 2017. He was 69. Newsday's obituary for Butch Trucks

Mary Tyler Moore

Emmy-winning actress Mary Tyler Moore, the star of
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Emmy-winning actress Mary Tyler Moore, the star of TV's beloved "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" whose comic realism helped revolutionize the depiction of women on the small screen, died on Jan. 25, 2017. She was 80. Newsday's obituary for Mary Tyler Moore

George Krimsky

Journalist and author George Krimsky, seen in a
(Credit: AP / Jessica Hill)

Journalist and author George Krimsky, seen in a 2009 photo, covered Charles Manson's arrest, the Lebanese civil war and dissident activity in the Soviet Union and co-founded a center for international journalists. Krimsky died Jan. 20, 2017 after a yearlong battle with lung cancer. He was 75. Newsday's obituary for George Krimsky

Ronald "Bingo" Mundy

The Marcels' Ronald
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The Marcels' Ronald "Bingo" Mundy, back right, is shown with fellow members of the doo-wop group in an undated photo. Mundy, best known for his work with The Marcels and their hit "Blue Moon," died Jan. 20, 2017 of pneumonia. He was 76. Newsday's obituary for Ronald "Bingo" Mundy

Charles Liteky

Vietnam veteran Charles Liteky of San Francisco, Calif.,
(Credit: AP / Barry Thumma)

Vietnam veteran Charles Liteky of San Francisco, Calif., removes his Congressional Medal of Honor during a Capitol Hill news conference on Tuesday, July 29, 1986, in Washington. Liteky, an Army chaplain in Vietnam who was awarded the Medal of Honor for rescuing more than 20 wounded men but later gave it back in protest and became a peace activist, died Jan 20, 2017. He was 85. Newsday's obituary for Charles Liteky

Roberta Peters

Roberta Peters, seen here in a May 26,
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Roberta Peters, seen here in a May 26, 2005 photo, and who debuted at the Metropolitan Opera at age 20 on five hours' notice and became a reigning soprano of her era, delighting audiences for decades with performances on stage, in commercials and on "The Ed Sullivan Show," died Jan. 18, 2017. She was 86. Newsday's obituary for Roberta Peters

Brenda Barnes

Brenda Barnes, whose decision to leave the top
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Brenda Barnes, whose decision to leave the top job at Pepsi-Cola set off a national debate about mothers in the workforce, died Jan. 17, 2017 from complications of a stroke. She was 63. Newsday's obituary for Brenda Barnes

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