Recent notable deaths
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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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Ron Lester(Credit: Getty Images / Kevin Winter)
Actor Ron Lester, seen on Jan. 13, 2005, who was perhaps best known playing the loud, oversized lineman Billy Bob in the 1999 film "Varsity Blues," died June 17, 2016 of organ failure. He was 45.
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Attrell Cordes(Credit: AP / Nils Jorgensen / REX / Shutterstock)
Attrell Cordes, who formed the hip-hop duo P.M. Dawn with his brother and was also known by the name Prince Be, died of renal kidney disease June 17, 2016. He was 46.
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Ronnie Claire Edwards(Credit: Getty Images / CBS Photo Archive)
Shown in an Aug. 4, 1978 photo, Ronnie Claire Edwards, who played grocer Ike Godsey's prickly wife, Corabeth, on "The Waltons," died June 14, 2016 from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. She was 83.
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Gregory Rabassa(Credit: AP / Clara Rabassa)
Gregory Rabassa, seen in 2011, was a renowned translator who helped introduce Gabriel Garcia Marquez and other Latin American authors to millions of English-language readers. Rabassa died June 13, 2016 after a brief illness. He was 94.
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Lois Duncan(Credit: AP / Chris Pizzello)
Author Lois Duncan arrives at the premiere of the film "Hotel for Dogs" in Los Angeles on Jan. 15, 2009. Duncan, who had nearly 50 titles to her name, died Wednesday, June 15, 2016, in Bradenton, Fla. She was 82.
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Ann Morgan Guilbert(Credit: AP)
Ann Guilbert, beloved as next-door neighbor Millie Helper on "The Dick Van Dyke Show," died of cancer June 14, 2016. Here, Guilbert appears in CBS' "Life In Pieces." She was 87.
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Lincoln Moman(Credit: AP / Yalonda M. James)
Lincoln "Chips" Moman, seen on Aug. 13, 2014, was a Memphis producer, musician and songwriter who helped Elvis Presley engineer a musical comeback in the late '60s and then moved to Nashville to record Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and other top country performers. Moman died June 13, 2016. He was 79.
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Michu Meszaros(Credit: EPA / Andras Kegyes )
Michu Meszaros is seen with Michael Jackson on July 23, 1996. Meszaros, a former circus performer who played "ALF" in the popular NBC sitcom, died June 12, 2016. He was 76.
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Henry McCullough(Credit: AP)
Members of the group "Wings" in 1972, from left, Henry McCullough, Denny Laine, front, Denny Seiwell, back, and Paul and Linda McCartney. McCullough, who also played with the Grease Band with Joe Cocker at Woodstock and worked at various times with Marianne Faithfull and Donovan, died June 14, 2016 after a long illness. He was 72.
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Margaret Vinci Heldt(Credit: AP / Caryn Rousseau)
Margaret Vinci Heldt, seen on Jan. 19, 2011, became a celebrity hairstylist after she created the famous beehive hairdo in 1960. Vinci Heldt died June 10, 2016. She was 98.
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Curley Johnson(Credit: AP / Harry Harris)
Curley Johnson, seen in 1968, who punted for the New York Jets in their Super Bowl victory in 1969, died June 12, 2016. He was 80.
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George Voinovich(Credit: AP / Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Shown in a Sept. 14, 2010, photo, George Voinovich, a two-term Ohio governor who preached frugality in his personal and public life and occasionally bucked the Republican establishment, died at home in Cleveland on June 12, 2016. He was 79.
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John Virtue(Credit: AP / Hortencia Espetia)
Shown in a May 30, 2015, photo, John Virtue, a Canadian-born foreign correspondent and longtime journalism teacher throughout Latin America under a Florida International University program, died June 11, 2016, at a hospital in Miami Beach. He was 81.
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Helen Chavez(Credit: AP)
This 1974 photo shows Cesar Chavez, right, and wife, Helen Chavez, during a European tour promoting the grape boycott in London. Helen Chavez died in Bakersfield, California, June 6, 2016. She was 88.
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Jack Bausman(Credit: AP)
Jack Bausman, a Cold War-era correspondent and former Moscow bureau chief for The Associated Press, died June 9, 2016. He was 92.
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Brooks Thompson(Credit: AP)
Shown in a March 18, 2011 file photo, Texas-San Antonio coach Brooks Thompson, a first-round NBA draft pick and former Texas-San Antonio men's basketball coach, died June 9, 2016. He was 45.
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Gordie Howe(Credit: AP)
Gordie Howe, seen in November 1967, was the rough-and-tumble Canadian farm boy whose boundless blend of talent and toughness made him the NHL's quintessential star during a career that lasted into his 50s. Howe died June 10, 2016. He was 88.
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Stuart Anderson(Credit: AP)
Stuart Anderson, seen in 2016, was the founder of the Black Angus Steakhouse chain. Anderson died June 6, 2016 at the age of 93.
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Theresa Saldana(Credit: AP / Chris Martinez)
Actress Theresa Saldana, seen in July 1992, was the "Raging Bull" actress who survived a stalker's brutal attack to become a crime victims' advocate and reclaimed her entertainment career with "The Commish" and other TV shows. Saldana died June 6, 2016. She was 61.
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Jerome Bruner(Credit: AP / Sue Klemens)
Jerome S. Bruner, seen in 1983, was born blind and, after having his sight restored, spent the rest of his life trying to understand how the human mind perceives the world, leading to influential advances in education and the development of the field of cognitive psychology. Bruner died June 5, 2016 at the age of 100.
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Peter Shaffer(Credit: AP / Carmen Valino)
British playwright Sir Peter Shaffer, whose durable, award-winning hits included "Equus" and "Amadeus," died June 6, 2016 after a short illness. He was 90. This photo is from Feb. 24, 2008.
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Manohar Aich(Credit: AP)
Manohar Aich, a celebrated bodybuilder in India, and a former Mr. Universe, died June 5, 2016. He was 104. This photo is from March 16, 2012.
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Victor Korchnoi(Credit: AP / Rob Taggart)
Soviet defector and chess master Victor Korchnoi makes a move on Nov. 26, 1983, during the World Chess Championship semifinal in London, against Garry Kasparov, 20, of the Soviet Union. Korchnoi, a former Soviet champion who defected to the West and was considered among the best players never to win a world championship, died June 6, 2016. He was 85.
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Suzanne Corkin(Credit: AP / marc marnie)
Suzanne Corkin, a neuroscientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, died May 24, 2016.. She was 79 and had liver cancer.
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Rupert Neudeck(Credit: AP)
Rupert Neudeck, seen on July 8, 2015, was the co-founder of Germany-based humanitarian aid group Cap Anamur, which helped to rescue more than 10,000 Vietnamese "boat people." Neudeck died May 31, 2016. He was 77.
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Muhammad Ali(Credit: AP)
Prizefighter and humanitarian Muhammad Ali died June 3, 2016, in the Phoenix area after a brief hospitalization for a respiratory problem, according to a statement released by his family. He was 74. In this May 1, 1972, photo he has just finished a fight with George Chuvalo in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
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Roger Enrico(Credit: AP)
Shown in this May 6, 1989, photo, Roger Enrico, who as chief executive officer of PepsiCo Inc. used a sponsorship deal with Michael Jackson to nearly pull even in the marketplace with Coca-Cola, died June 1, 2016. He was 71.
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Louis Garippo(Credit: AP / The News-Gazette / Robin Scholz)
Shown in this Nov. 8, 2000, photo, Judge Louis B. Garippo, a former Illinois judge who was involved in the trials of convicted killers John Wayne Gacy and Richard Speck died May 31, 2016. He was 84.
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Mohamed Abdelaziz(Credit: Getty Images / Pierre-Philippe Marcou )
Mohamed Abdelaziz, seen on Nov. 14, 2014, was the head of the independence movement in the Western Sahara. Abdelaziz died May 31, 2016 after a long illness. He was 68.
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Rick MacLeish(Credit: AP)
Rick MacLeish, who starred for the Broad Street Bullies teams of the Philadelphia Flyers that won the Stanley Cup in 1974 and 1975, died May 30, 2016. He was 66. In this photo from In this Feb. 1, 1978 photo, MacLeish, left, stretches to keep the puck away from Chicago Blackhawk Dave Logan during an NHL game in Chicago.
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Jan Crouch(Credit: Trinity Broadcasting Network via Facebook)
Televangelist Jan Crouch, who co-founded the Trinity Broadcasting Network with her husband, Paul Crouch, more than four decades ago, died May 31, 2016, just days after she suffered a stroke. She was 78. The photo is undated
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Ralph Ketner(Credit: Charlotte Observer / Diedra Laird)
Ralph Ketner, who helped turn $50 investments in a North Carolina grocery store into the 1,100-store Food Lion chain, died May 29, 2016. He was 95. In this Oct. 11, 2011 photo, Ketner speaks during an interview at Queen's University in Ontario, Canada.
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Angela Paton(Credit: AP / Marty Lederhandler)
Actress Angela Paton, who appeared with Bill Murray in "Groundhog Day," died on May 26, 2016. She was 86. In this August 1980 photo, Paton is with actors Jerry Stiller, left, and Frank Langella at the Morosco Theater in Manhattan.
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Giorgio Albertazzi(Credit: Getty Images / NurPhoto, Mauro Fagiani)
Giorgio Albertazzi, a theater and film actor and director famed especially for playing, well into old age, the emperor's role based on "Memories of Hadrian," died on May 28, 2016. He was 92. In this October 2014 photo, Albertazzi appears in Italy's version of "Dancing With the Stars."
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Cassandra Q. Butts(Credit: Millenium Challenge Corp.)
Cassandra Q. Butts, who was President Barack Obama's classmate at Harvard Law School and a longtime member of the president's inner circle, who advised him throughout his political career and served as a deputy White House counsel, died on May 25, 2016. She was 50.
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Yang Jiang(Credit: Getty Images / Wang Zhou)
Chinese writer Yang Jiang, the first to translate "Don Quixote" into Chinese, and known for her prolific output, died on May 25, 2016. She was 104. This photo is from Jan. 18, 2012.
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Marcus Gordon(Credit: AP / The Neshoba Democrat, Kyle Carter)
Marcus Gordon, the state judge who presided over the "Mississippi Burning" trial in 2005 died May 26, 2016. He was 84. In this Jan. 6, 2005 photo, Gordon talks with Edgar Ray Killen during Killen's arraignment in the 1964 murders of three civil rights workers in Mississippi.
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Beth Howland(Credit: AP / Doug Pizac)
Beth Howland, an actress best known for her role as a ditsy waitress on the 1970s and '80s CBS sitcom "Alice," died Dec. 31, 2015 of lung cancer. She was 74. The photo is from Nov. 30, 1988.
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Burt Kwouk(Credit: AP / Michael Crabtree)
British character actor Burt Kwouk, seen in April 2001, was best known for playing Inspector Clouseau's manservant Cato in the Pink Panther films. Kwouk died May 24, 2016. He was 85.
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Velimir Bata Zivojinovic(Credit: AP / Andrej Cukic)
Velimir Bata Zivojinovic, seen in March 2008, was former Yugoslavia's best known film star who was also popular in China. Zivojinovic died May 22, 2016 at the age of 82.
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Nick Menza(Credit: AP)
Shown in this July 24, 1997, drummer Nick Menza, top left, with Megadeth bandmates, seated from left, Marty Friedman, Dave Mustaine and David Ellefson. Menza, former drummer for influential metal band Megadeth, died after collapsing on stage Saturday, May 21, 2016, during a performance of his progressive jazz trio in Southern California. He was 51.
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Tom DeLeone(Credit: AP)
Cleveland Browns center Tom DeLeone in a 1982 photo. DeLeone, the tough-nosed center who made two Pro Bowls during 11 seasons with the Cleveland Browns, died May 22, 2016. He was 65.
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