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Carla Fendi

Carla Fendi, who along with her four sisters
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Carla Fendi, who along with her four sisters turned the family leather goods business into a world-renowned fashion label, died June 19, 2017, of an undisclosed illness. She was 79. Fendi is seen on Oct. 20, 2014. Newsday's obituary for Carla Fendi

Bill Dana

Comedy writer and performer Bill Dana, who won
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Comedy writer and performer Bill Dana, who won stardom in the 1950s and '60s with his character Jose Jimenez, died June 15, 2017. He was 92. Dana, lower right, is seen with other comedians in 1966. Newsday's obituary for Bill Dana

Otto Warmbier

Otto Warmbier, an American college student who was
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Otto Warmbier, an American college student who was released by North Korea in a coma last week after almost a year and a half in captivity, died June 19, 2017. He was 22. Warmbier is seen begging for forgiveness during a press conference in Pyongyang on Feb. 29, 2016. Newsday's obituary for Otto Warmbier

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Ernestina Herrera de Noble

Ernestina Herrera de Noble, the longtime publisher of
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Ernestina Herrera de Noble, the longtime publisher of Argentina's Clarin newspaper who helped build one of Latin America's largest media conglomerates, died June 14, 2017. She was 92. Herrera de Noble is seen in an undated photo. Newsday's obituary for Ernestina Herrera de Noble

Larry Grantham

Former Jets outside linebacker Larry Grantham, a starter
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Former Jets outside linebacker Larry Grantham, a starter and defensive standout on the 1969 Super Bowl team, died June 17, 2017. He was 78. Grantham, left, is seen chasing down Miami Dolphins back Jim Kiick in a game in Miami on Dec. 13, 1970. Newsday's obituary for Larry Grantham

Stephen Furst

Stephen Furst, who played naive fraternity pledge Flounder
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Stephen Furst, who played naive fraternity pledge Flounder in the hit movie "Animal House," died June 16, 2017, of complications from diabetes. He was 63. He is shown in a July 8, 2003, photo. Newsday's obituary for Stephen Furst

Tom Morgan

Tom Morgan, a past owner of the R.I.
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Tom Morgan, a past owner of the R.I. Winston Rod Company, whose quest to build flawless fly fishing rods continued long after he was paralyzed by multiple sclerosis, died June 12, 2017, of pneumonia. He was 76. He is shown in a 2007 photo. Newsday's obituary for Tom Morgan

John Avildsen

John G. Avildsen, who directed
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John G. Avildsen, who directed "Rocky" and "The Karate Kid" -- two dark-horse, underdog favorites that went on to become Hollywood franchises -- died June 16, 2017, of pancreatic cancer. He was 81. He is shown in a March 28, 1977, photo. Newsday's obituary for John Avildsen

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Arthur J. Jackson

Marine Corps Capt. Arthur J. Jackson, who received
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Marine Corps Capt. Arthur J. Jackson, who received the Medal of Honor for killing 50 Japanese soldiers and silencing a dozen enemy pillboxes during the World War II battle of Peleliu, and almost two decades later was forced out of the service after covering up his slaying of an alleged Cuban spy, died June 14, 2017. He was 92. He is shown in an Oct. 6, 2011 photo. Newsday's obituary for Arthur J. Jackson

Joseph "Mad Dog" Sullivan

Joseph
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Joseph "Mad Dog" Sullivan, a former organized crime hit man suspected of carrying out more than 20 killings and the only inmate to escape from New York's Attica prison, died June 9, 2017, of natural causes at Fishkill Correctional Facility in the Hudson Valley. He was 78. He is shown, left, after being apprehended on May 18, 1971. Newsday's obituary for Joseph "Mad Dog" Sullivan

Helmut Kohl

Helmut Kohl, the German chancellor whose reunification of
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Helmut Kohl, the German chancellor whose reunification of a nation divided by the Cold War put Germany at the heart of a united Europe, died June 16, 2017. He was 87. Kohl, center, former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev, left, and former President George Bush are shown at the demarcation line between East and West Germany on June 17, 2005. Newsday's obituary for Helmut Kohl

A.R. Gurney

Playwright and Pulitzer Prize finalist A.R. Gurney, known
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Playwright and Pulitzer Prize finalist A.R. Gurney, known for his captivating -- and mostly Off-Broadway -- plays such as "Love Letters," "The Dining Room" and "The Cocktail Hour," died June 14, 2017. He was 86. Newsday's obituary for A.R. Gurney

Rosalie Sorrels

Rosalie Sorrels, a Grammy-nominated folk singer and native
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Rosalie Sorrels, a Grammy-nominated folk singer and native of Idaho who recorded more than 20 albums and performed at top folk festivals around the country, died June 11, 2017. She was 83. She is shown in a 1999 photo. Newsday's obituary for Rosalie Sorrels

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Anita Pallenberg

Anita Pallenberg, a model and actress who had
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Anita Pallenberg, a model and actress who had children with Keith Richards and served as a muse for The Rolling Stones, died June 13, 2017. She was 75. She is shown with Keith Richards in July 1968. Newsday's obituary for Anita Pallenberg

Donald Vidrine

Donald Vidrine, one of two BP supervisors on
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Donald Vidrine, one of two BP supervisors on the Deepwater Horizon when the drilling rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, died June 3, 2017, of cancer. He was 69. He is shown in a Feb. 18, 2016, photo. Newsday's obituary for Donald Vidrine

Jiri Belohlavek

Jiri Belohlavek, chief conductor and music director of
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Jiri Belohlavek, chief conductor and music director of the Czech Philharmonic orchestra, died May 31, 2017, of an unspecified long-term illness. He was 71. Belohlavek is seen in February 2006. Newsday's obituary for Jiri Belohlavek

Fred Kummerow

Scientist Fred Kummerow, a University of Illinois professor
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Scientist Fred Kummerow, a University of Illinois professor who spent decades pushing for a federal ban on artery-clogging artificial trans fats, died May 31, 2017. He was 102. Kummerow is seen in 2014. Newsday's obituary for Fred Kummerow

Adam West

Adam West, who played one of the most
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Adam West, who played one of the most iconic characters in TV and pop culture history -- Batman -- died June 9, 2017, following a short battle with leukemia. He was 88. West, left, as Batman, and Burt Ward as Robin are shown in ABC's '60s TV series "Batman." Newsday's obituary for Adam West

Jim Stewart

Jim Stewart, an innovative Scripps Institution of Oceanography
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Jim Stewart, an innovative Scripps Institution of Oceanography diver-educator who helped open the world's oceans to scientists in the 1950s and '60s by training them to use some of the first scuba equipment, died on June 7, 2017. He was 89. Scripps is seen in January 1985. Newsday's obituary for Jim Stewart

Fred Koenekamp

Cinematographer Fred Koenekamp, who won an Oscar for
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Cinematographer Fred Koenekamp, who won an Oscar for the 1974 disaster epic "The Towering Inferno," died May 31, 2017. He was 94. Koenekamp is seen on Feb. 13, 2005. Newsday's obituary for Fred Koenekamp

E.L. Woody

E.L. Woody, who as the self-described
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E.L. Woody, who as the self-described "King of Paparazzi" and an unofficial spokesman for those who tried to make a living taking photos -- usually unwanted and generally unappreciated -- of celebrities, died May 23, 2017, after a long fight with cancer. He was 70. Woody, left, is seen on the set of "Entourage" with Kevin Dillon, center, and Adrian Grenier. Newsday's obituary for E.L. Woody

Glenne Headly

Glenne Headly, an early member of the acclaimed
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Glenne Headly, an early member of the acclaimed Steppenwolf Theatre Company who went on to star in films ("Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," "Mr. Holland's Opus") and on TV ("ER," "Monk"), died June 8, 2017. Headly, seen on March 13, 2015, was 62. Newsday's obituary for Glenne Headly

William Krisel

William Krisel, a modernist architect who designed 40,000
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William Krisel, a modernist architect who designed 40,000 tract homes imbued with now-iconic Southern California touches such as butterfly roofs, post-and-beam construction and swimming pools, died June 5, 2017. He was 92. Newsday's obituary for William Krisel

Ed Victor

Ed Victor, an A-list literary agent whose colorful
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Ed Victor, an A-list literary agent whose colorful personality was well-matched by such clients as Keith Richards, Eric Clapton and Andrew Lloyd Webber, died June 7, 2017 of a heart attack. Victor, seen here with his wife Carol on Sept. 14, 2012, was 77. Newsday's obituary for Ed Victor

Adnan Khashoggi

Adnan Khashoggi, a Saudi middleman-for-hire who amassed huge
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Adnan Khashoggi, a Saudi middleman-for-hire who amassed huge wealth and influence peddling everything from American weapons to favors for Riyadh's rulers and CIA spymasters, only to see his fortunes collapse amid the Iran-Contra affair and other scandals, died June 6, 2017 of complications from Parkinson's disease . Khashoggi, seen here in 2007, was 81, by most accounts. Newsday's obituary for Adnan Khashoggi

Dan Lynch

Dan Lynch, a former New York newspaper reporter
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Dan Lynch, a former New York newspaper reporter and editor who spent most of his decades-long journalism career in Albany, where he also hosted radio and television shows, died June 4, 2017 after battling lung cancer. Lynch, seen here in 2000, was 71. Newsday's obituary for Dan Lynch

Cheick Tiote

Cheick Tiote, a combative midfielder who played in
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Cheick Tiote, a combative midfielder who played in the English Premier League for Newcastle and at the World Cup with Ivory Coast, died Jujne 5, 2017, after collapsing in training with his new Chinese team. He was 30. He is shown in an April 12, 2014, photo. Newsday's obituary for Cheick Tiote

Roger Smith

Roger Smith, who starred as a detective on
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Roger Smith, who starred as a detective on TV's "77 Sunset Strip" and was married to actress Ann-Margret for 50 years, died at a Los Angeles hospital on Sunday, June 4, 2017, after battling a terminal illness. He was 84. He is shown in an Aug. 21, 2010, photo. Newsday's obituary for Roger Smith

Peter Sallis

British actor Peter Sallis, who played irrepressible, cheese-loving
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British actor Peter Sallis, who played irrepressible, cheese-loving inventor Wallace in the "Wallace and Gromit" cartoons died June 2, 2017. He was 96. He is shown in a 2005 photo with a person dressed as his character. Newsday's obituary for Peter Sallis

David Delfin

David Delfin, a Spanish fashion designer, died June
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David Delfin, a Spanish fashion designer, died June 3, 2017, after a battle with cancer. He was 46. He is shown in a Sept. 2015, 2015, photo. Newsday's obituary for David Delfin

Jim Piersall

Former major leaguer Jim Piersall, who spoke about
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Former major leaguer Jim Piersall, who spoke about his struggles with mental illness in his book "Fear Strikes Out," died June 3, 2017. He was 87. Newsday's obituary for Jim Piersall

Juan Goytisolo

Juan Goytisolo, a Spanish novelist known for his
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Juan Goytisolo, a Spanish novelist known for his experimental novels and political essays, died June 4, 2017. He was 86. He is shown in an April 23, 2015, photo. Newsday's obituary for Juan Goytisolo

Jack O'Neill

Jack O'Neill, a northern California surfing world icon
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Jack O'Neill, a northern California surfing world icon who pioneered the wet suit, died June 2, 2017, of natural causes. He was 94. He is shown in a 1982 photo. Newsday's obituary for Jack O'Neill

Reinhold Hanning

Reinhold Hanning, a former SS sergeant whose conviction
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Reinhold Hanning, a former SS sergeant whose conviction last year on 170,000 counts of accessory to murder for serving as an Auschwitz guard was hailed as a long-overdue victory for Holocaust victims, died May 30, 2017 . He was 95. He is shown in a June 17, 2016, photo. Newsday's obituary for Reinhold Hanning

Jack McCloskey

Jack McCloskey, the general manager who built the
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Jack McCloskey, the general manager who built the Detroit Pistons' "Bad Boys" championship teams, died May 31, 2017, of Alzheimer's disease. He was 91. He is shown in a June 3, 1989, photo. Newsday's obituary for Jack McCloskey

Roberto De Vicenzo

Roberto De Vicenzo, left, known as much for
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Roberto De Vicenzo, left, known as much for a score card error at the Masters as his British Open victory that made him the first Argentine to win a major, died June 1, 2017. He was 94. In this April 14, 1968, photo, De Vicenzo sits beside Masters winner Bob Goalby at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. Newsday's obituary for Roberto De Vicenzo

Alois Mock

Former Austrian Foreign Minister Alois Mock, left, who
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Former Austrian Foreign Minister Alois Mock, left, who along with his Hungarian counterpart Gyula Horn, right, cut through the barbed wire of the former Iron Curtain marking the border between East and West in Sopron, Hungary, on June 27, 1989, died June 1, 2017. He was 82. Newsday's obituary for Alois Mock

Michael Nance

Former
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Former "Bachelorette" contestant Michael Nance was found unresponsive at a South Austin residence on May 29, 2017. Police pronounced him dead less than an hour later. He was 31. Newsday's obituary for Michael Nance

Constantine Mitsotakis

Constantine Mitsotakis, a former Greek conservative prime minister
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Constantine Mitsotakis, a former Greek conservative prime minister remembered for his fierce confrontations with liberal and socialist parties as well for backing free-market reforms, died May 29, 2017 after a 60-year political career. Mitsotakis, seen in a 1989 photo, was 98. Newsday's obituary for Constantine Mitsotakis

Manuel Noriega

Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, a onetime U.S.
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Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, a onetime U.S. ally who was ousted by an American invasion in 1989, died May 29, 2017. He was 83. He is shown in a Nov. 8, 1989, file photo. Newsday's obituary for Manuel Noriega

Frank Deford

Frank Deford, the award-winning sports writer and commentator
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Frank Deford, the award-winning sports writer and commentator whose elegant reportage was a staple for years at Sports Illustrated and National Public Radio, died May 28, 2017. He was 78. He is shown in a 1984 photo. Newsday's obituary for Frank Deford

Roger Boesche

Roger Boesche, a popular professor and renowned scholar
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Roger Boesche, a popular professor and renowned scholar credited by Barack Obama with sparking the future president's interest in politics when he was an undergraduate at California's Occidental College, died in his sleep on May 23, 2017. He was 69. He is shown in a 1977 photo. Newsday's obituary for Roger Boesche

Sergio Bendixen

Sergio Bendixen, a pioneer in public opinion polling
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Sergio Bendixen, a pioneer in public opinion polling of Latinos who also was the first Hispanic to run a U.S. presidential campaign, died May 26, 2017. He was 68. Newsday's obituary for Sergio Bendixen

Gregg Allman

Music legend Gregg Allman, whose bluesy vocals and
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Music legend Gregg Allman, whose bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ helped propel The Allman Brothers Band to superstardom and spawn Southern rock, died May 27, 2017, of cancer. He was 69. He is shown in an Oct. 13, 2011, photo. Newsday's obituary for Gregg Allman

Jim Bunning

Jim Bunning, a Hall of Fame pitcher who
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Jim Bunning, a Hall of Fame pitcher who pitched the first perfect game in modern National League history and parlayed his sports fame into a political career as a U.S. Senator, died May 26, 2017. He was 85. He is shown in a July 27, 2014, photo. Newsday's obituary for Jim Bunning

Zbigniew Brzezinski

Zbigniew Brzezinski, who helped topple economic barriers between
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Zbigniew Brzezinski, who helped topple economic barriers between the Soviet Union, China and the West as President Jimmy Carter's national security adviser, died May 26, 2017. He was 89. He is shown in a June 6, 2014, photo. Newsday's obituary for Zbigniew Brzezinski

Denis Johnson

Denis Johnson, the prizewinning fiction writer, poet and
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Denis Johnson, the prizewinning fiction writer, poet and playwright best known for his surreal and transcendent story collection "Jesus' Son," died May 24, 2017, of liver cancer. He was 67. Newsday's obituary for Denis Johnson

Jerry Perenchio

Jerry Perenchio, billionaire former owner of Univision and
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Jerry Perenchio, billionaire former owner of Univision and the producer behind a slew of hit shows and sporting events, died May 23, 2017 of lung cancer. Perenchio, seen here in 1973, was 86. Newsday's obituary for Jerry Perenchio

Stanley Weston

Stanley Weston, above in 1990, created the original
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Stanley Weston, above in 1990, created the original G.I. Joe figure and sold the concept to Hasbro in the 1960s for $100,000. Weston, originally from Brooklyn, died May 1, 2017. He was 84. Newsday's obituary for Stanley Weston

Lisa Spoonauer

Actress Lisa Spoonauer appears with the cast from
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Actress Lisa Spoonauer appears with the cast from the 1994 movie "Clerks" in a photo collage its director, Kevin Smith, posted to Instagram on May 23, 2017. Spoonauer, 44, died May 20, 2017, reportedly of natural causes at her home in Jackson, N.J. Newsday's obituary for Lisa Spoonauer

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