Tommy Page, Bill Paxton, Chuck Berry and more recent notable deaths around the world.
Hall of Fame umpire Doug Harvey died Jan. 13, 2018, of natural causes. Harvey, shown in an Oct. 11, 1980, photo, was 87.
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William Bain Jr.
William Bain Jr., the founder of a global consulting and private equity businesses bearing his name who helped drive the career of former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, died Jan. 16, 2018. Bain, shown at right with Romney in a 1990 photo, was 80.
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Hugh Wilson, an award-winning director and writer with a knack for broad and witty comedy whose credits ranged from the raucous film "Police Academy" to the popular sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati," died Jan. 14, 2018, of lung cancer and emphysema. Wilson, shown in a 1987 photo, was 74.
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Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The 21-year-old was discovered in his apartment after he didn't show up for practice Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Hilinski is seen here on Sept. 9, 2017.
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Edwin Hawkins, the gospel star best known for the crossover hit "Oh Happy Day" and as a major force in contemporary inspirational music, died Jan. 15, 2018, from pancreatic cancer. Hawkins, shown in a June 10, 2014, photo, was 74.
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Dolores O'Riordan, the feisty lead singer of Irish rock band The Cranberries known for her distinctive wail in '90s hits like "Linger" and "Zombie," died unexpectedly on Jan. 15, 2018. O'Riordan, shown in a July 7, 2016 photo, was 46.
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Shawn Brimley, a senior Pentagon and White House official who pressed the U.S. military to embrace a future of increasingly rapid technological change, died Jan. 9, 2018, of complications from colon cancer. Brimley, seen on Dec. 6, 2016, was 40.
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Julio Rocha, the former Nicaraguan Football Federation president convicted in the United States in a corruption scandal at FIFA, died Jan. 13, 2018. Rocha, shown, left, with FIFA president Joseph S. Blatter at the end of a ceremonial ribbon cutting for the National Soccer Stadium in Managua, Nicaragua, on April 14, 2011, was 67.
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Dave Toschi, the San Francisco police detective who led the unsuccessful investigation into the Zodiac serial killing a half-century ago, died Jan. 6, 2018, after a lengthy illness. Toschi, shown in a 1976 photo, was 86.
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John V. Tunney, whose successful campaign for a California seat in the U.S. Senate became the basis for the 1972 Robert Redford film "The Candidate," died Jan. 12, 2018, of prostate cancer. Tunney, shown, left with Sen. Edward Kennedy in an Aug. 11, 1980 photo, was 83.
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Keith Jackson, whose signature phrases like "Whoa, Nelly!" made him the down-home voice of college football during more than five decades as a sportscaster, died Jan. 12, 2018. Jackson, seen on Jan. 25, 2014, was 89.
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Edgar Ray Killen
Edgar Ray Killen, a 1960s Ku Klux Klan leader who was convicted decades later in the "Mississippi Burning" slayings of three civil rights workers, died Jan. 11, 2018, in prison. Killen, seen on Jan. 7, 2005 photo, was 92.
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Doreen Tracey, a former child star who played one of the original cute-as-a-button Mouseketeers on "The Mickey Mouse Club" in the 1950s, died Jan. 10, 2018, from pneumonia. Tracey, shown in an undated photo, was 74.
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Edward "Fast Eddie" Clarke
British hard rock band Motorhead's former guitarist Edward "Fast Eddie" Clarke died Jan. 10, 2018, from pneumonia. Clarke, seen in 1981, was 67.
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Anna Mae Hays
Anna Mae Hays, an Army nurse who served in a mud-caked jungle hospital in World War II, guided the Army Nurse Corps through the bloodiest years of the Vietnam War and became the first female general in American military history, died Jan. 7, 2018, of complications from a heart attack. Hays, shown in a 1970 photo, was 97.
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Bruce Hood, the former NHL referee who worked 1,100 games over 21 seasons, died Jan. 5, 2018, of prostate cancer. Hood, shown in a 1998 photo, was 81.
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Horace Ashenfelter, an FBI agent and record-setting distance runner who outpaced a Soviet champion at the 1952 Olympic Games, delighting American sports fans who saw his gold-medal steeplechase victory as a Cold War triumph, died Jan. 6, 2018. Ashenfelter, shown in a June 3, 1955 photo, was 94.
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Ray Thomas, a founding member of British rock group The Moody Blues, died Jan. 4, 2018, months before the band is due to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Thomas, left on Feb. 12, 1965, with Denny Laine, Graeme Edge, Clint Warwick and Mike Pinder, was 76.
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French pop singer France Gall, who shot to fame in the 1960s by winning the Eurovision Song Contest, then produced hits and sold millions of albums over a four-decade career, died Jan. 7, 2018, of cancer. Gall, seen here on March 1, 1965, was 70.
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Irish businessman and diplomat Peter Sutherland, who was the first director-general of the World Trade Organization and held top posts in the European Union and the United Nations, died Jan. 7, 2018, after a long illness. Sutherland, seen here on Sept. 7, 2012, was 71.
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Jerry Van Dyke
Jerry Van Dyke, the younger brother of Dick Van Dyke who struggled for decades to achieve his own stardom before clicking as the dimwitted sidekick in television's "Coach," died Jan. 5, 2018. Van Dyke, with his brother Dick in 1992, was 86.
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Legendary astronaut John Young, who walked on the moon and later commanded the first space shuttle flight, died Jan. 5, 2018, following complications from pneumonia. Young was 87.
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Tatsuro Toyoda, the former Toyota Motor Corp. president who led the company's climb to become one of the world's top automakers, died Dec. 30, 2017, of pneumonia. He was 88.
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Former two-term Gov. Brendan Byrne, who mobsters said was too ethical to be bribed and who authorized the law permitting gambling in Atlantic City, died Jan. 4, 2018. Byrne, with President Jimmy Carter in 1977, was 93.
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Bruce T. Halle, who founded Discount Tire in Michigan with an inventory of only six tires in 1960 and grew the company into the largest independent tire dealer in North America, died Jan. 4, 2018. He was 87.
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Thomas M. Monson
Thomas S. Monson, the 16th president of the Mormon church, died Jan. 2, 2018 after overseeing the religion for nearly a decade. Monson, shown in an April 1, 2017 photo, was 90.
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Alabama record producer Rick Hall, who recorded some of the biggest musical acts of the 1960s and '70s and helped develop the fabled "Muscle Shoals sound," died Jan. 3, 2018, following a fight with cancer. Hall, shown in a Jan. 25, 2014 photo, was 85.
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Peggy Cummins, a Welsh-born stage and film actress who worked just a few years in Hollywood but left behind an indelible performance as the lethal, beret-wearing robber in the noir classic "Gun Crazy," died of a stroke Dec. 29, 2017. Cummins, shown in a 1945 photo, was 92.
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Ben Barres, a neurobiologist who made groundbreaking discoveries regarding the structure and function of the brain that may have implications for understanding Alzheimer's disease and other degenerative disorders, and who, as a transgender man, became an outspoken opponent of gender bias in science, died Dec. 27, 2017. He was 63.
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Maria del Carmen Franco y Polo
Maria del Carmen Franco y Polo, the only child of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco, died Dec. 29, 2017. Franco, seen here on Nov. 21, 2014, was 91.
Recy Taylor, a black Alabama woman whose rape by six white men in 1944 drew national attention, died Dec. 28, 2017. Taylor, seen here in Oct. 2010, was 97.
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John C. Portman
John C. Portman, an architect and developer known for his postmodernist designs that helped reshape cities such as Atlanta and New York, died Dec. 29, 2017. Portman, seen here on June 26, 1967, was 93.
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Erica Garner, the daughter of key Black Lives Matter figure Eric Garner, died Dec. 30, 2017, after a weeklong hospital stay following a heart attack. Garner, seen here in July 2015, was 27.
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Ramon Regalado, a San Francisco Bay Area man who survived the infamous 1942 Bataan Death March and symbolized the thousands of unheralded Filipinos who fought alongside American forces during World War II, died Dec. 16, 2017. Regalado, seen here in April 2017, was 100.
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Sue Grafton, known for her mystery novels in the Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Series, died Dec. 28, 2017, after a two-year battle with cancer. Grafton, seen here in 2002, was 77.
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Rose Marie, the wisecracking Sally Rogers of "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and a show business lifer who began as a bobbed-hair child star in vaudeville and worked for nearly a century in theater, radio, TV and movies, died Dec. 28, 2017. She was 94.
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Thomas P. Griesa,
Judge Thomas P. Griesa, a New York federal judge who drew the ire of Argentine government officials in a long-running case over Argentina's debts, died Dec. 24, 2017. Griesa, seen here in 1989, was 87.
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Jack Van Berg
Jack Van Berg, a Hall of Fame trainer who oversaw Alysheba to victories in the 1987 Kentucky Derby and Preakness, died Dec. 27, 2017. Van Berg, seen here on June 6, 1987, as he accompanies Alysheba and jockey Chris McCarron after their loss at Belmont Park, was 81.
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Jerry Yellin, a pilot who flew World War II's last combat mission, died Dec. 21, 2017. Yellin, seen here in 2015, was 93.
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Animator Bob Givens, the animator who helped design Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd, died Dec. 14, 2017. Givens, seen here on March 24, 2008, was 99.
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Jordan Feldstein, the longtime manager of Maroon 5 and brother of actor Jonah Hill, died Dec. 22, 2017. He was 40.
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Actress Heather Menzies-Urich, who played one of the singing von Trapp children in the hit 1965 film, "The Sound of Music," died Dec. 24, 2017, of brain cancer. She was 68. Pictured, from left, are Charmian Carr as Liesl, Nicholas Hammond as Friedrich, Julie Andrews as Maria, Heather Menzies (back row) as Louisa, Duane Chase as Kurt, and Angela Cartwright as Brigitta; front row, from left, Kym Karath as Gretl, and Debbie Turner as Marta, in a scene from the film.
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Mamie "Peanut" Johnson
Mamie "Peanut" Johnson, one of three women who played baseball in the Negro Leagues, died Dec. 18, 2017. Johnson, seen here on April 17, 2014, was 82.
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March Fong Eu
March Fong Eu, who was five times elected as California's secretary of state after coming to voter attention 30 years ago with her populist campaign to ban pay toilets from public buildings, died Dec. 21, 2017. Eu, left, with first lady Betty Ford in 1976, was 95.
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NASA astronaut Bruce McCandless, the first person to fly freely and untethered in space, died Dec. 21, 2017. McCandless, sheen here on Feb. 7, 1984, was 80.
Dick Enberg, the sportscaster who got his big break with UCLA basketball and went on to call Super Bowls, Olympics, Final Fours and Angels and Padres baseball games, died Dec. 21, 2017. Enberg, seen here on Sept. 29, 2016, was 82.
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Robert G. Wilmers
Robert G. Wilmers, the longtime chairman and chief executive of M&T Bank Corp., died Dec. 16, 2017. He was 83.
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Clifford Irving, author of a fake Howard Hughes autobiography that was never released and who did prison time for the phony autobiography, died Dec. 19, 2017. Irving, seen here on July 20, 1972, was 87.
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Cardinal Bernard Law
Cardinal Bernard Law, the disgraced former archbishop of Boston whose failure to stop child molesters in the priesthood triggered the worst crisis in American Catholicism, died Dec. 20, 2017. Cardinal Law, shown in a Nov. 12, 2002, photo, was 86.
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Jack Boyle, a self-described "tone-deaf" concert promoter who turned Washington, D.C.'s tiny Cellar Door music club into a venue that hosted the likes of Neil Young and Miles Davis, and who went on to build a lucrative production and promotion empire that booked hundreds of acts across the country, died Dec. 10, 2017. He was 83.
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Johnny Fox, a sword-swallowing magician who presented his quirky art form to enthusiastic audiences around the world, died Dec. 10, 2017, of cancer. Fox, shown in a Sept. 3, 2016, photo, was 64.
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Kim Jong-hyun, the K-pop singer and frontman of South Korean group SHINee, died Dec. 18, 2017 after he was found unconscious in a hotel room. While no cause of death was announced, it was speculated that he may have committed suicide. He was 27.
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Keely Smith, a pop and jazz singer known for her solo recordings of jazz standards as well as her musical partnership with Louis Prima, died of apparent heart failure Dec. 16, 2017. Smith, shown in a Feb. 10, 2008, photo, was 89.
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Bruce Brown, whose 1966 surfing documentary, "The Endless Summer," molded the image of the surfer as a seeker of adventure and fulfillment and transformed the sport, died of natural causes Dec. 10, 2017. He was 80.
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Pete Brown, who helped form the Cincinnati Bengals franchise and served in the team's personnel department, died Dec. 12, 2017. Brown, shown in a June 2, 2015 photo, was 74.
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Hunter Harrison, the president and CEO of railroad giant CSX, died Dec. 16, 2017. Harrison, shown in a May 14, 2015 photo, was 73.
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King MIchael of Romania
Romania's former King Michael, who ruled Romania twice and was forced to abdicate by the Communists in 1947, died Dec. 5, 2017. King Michael, shown in a Nov. 19, 2014 photo, was 96.
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Tracy Stallard, who served up Roger Maris' 61st home run on the last day of the 1961 season, died Dec. 13, 2017. Stallard, shown in a 1961 photo, was 80.
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Frank Lary, the star Detroit Tigers pitcher who was called the Yankee Killer because of his success against New York's big-hitting lineup, died Dec. 13, 2017 of pneumonia. Lary, shown in an undated photo, was 87.
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Vera Katz, a Jewish refugee who was elected to three terms as Portland's mayor in Oregon and helped transform it from a sleepy backwater into a trendy city known for its public transit, eco-conscious design and live-work architecture style, died Dec. 11, 2017. KJatz, shown in a 2003 photo, was 84.
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Pat DiNizio, lead singer and songwriter of the New Jersey rock band The Smithereens, died Dec. 12, 2017. DiNizio, shown in a 2007 photo, was 62.
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San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, who oversaw a technology-driven economic boom in his city that brought with it sky-high housing prices despite his lifelong commitment to economic equality, died suddenly Dec. 12, 2017. Lee, shown in a Dec. 8, 2014, photo, was 65.
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Kevin "K-Rob" Robinson, a former professional BMX rider who set a world record for the longest power-assisted bicycle back flip, died Dec. 7, 2017, of an apparent stroke. He was 45. Robinson, shown in a July 16, 2008, photo, was 45.
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Christine Keeler, the central figure in the sex-and-espionage Profumo scandal that rocked Cold War Britain, died Dec. 4, 2017. Keeler, shown in a 1963 photo, was 75.
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Simeon Booker, the Washington bureau chief of Jet and Ebony magazines for five decades, died Dec. 10 , 2017. Booker, shown in a 1982 photo, was 99.
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Disgraced celebrity publicist Max Clifford, a confidant to the stars who fell from grace amid Britain's investigation of past sexual abuse, died Dec. 8, 2017, after collapsing in prison. Clifford, shown in a 2014 photo, was 74.
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Johnny Hallyday, France's biggest rock star for more than half a century and an icon who packed sports stadiums and all but lit up the Eiffel Tower with his high-energy concerts at the foot of the Paris landmark, died Dec. 6, 2017, after a battle with lung cancer. Hallyday, shown in a 1964 photo, was 74.
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JoAnna McKee, a pioneering medical marijuana activist in Washington state who went to sometimes difficult lengths to obtain the drug for the patients she served, died Nov. 18, 2107. McKee, shown in a June 27, 2007, photo, was 74.
William H. Gass
William Gass, a leading experimental writer of the 1960s and '70s who went on to become an award-winning essayist and translator and an influence on many younger writers, died Dec. 6, 2017. Gass, shown in an April 8, 2000, photo, was 93.
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Former longtime Illinois Congressman John Anderson, who ran for president as an independent in 1980, died Dec. 3, 2017. Anderson, seen here on July 2, 1980, was 95.
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Mitch Margo, a member of The Tokens, the group behind the hit song "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" in the early 1960s, died Nov. 24, 2017, of natural causes. Margo, second from left, shown in an undated portrait along with other member of The Tokens, was 70.
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Robert Edward Lee Oswald, whose brother Lee Harvey Oswald killed President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, died Nov. 27, 2017. Oswald, shown with his mother Marguerite Oswald at Lee Harvey Oswald's 1963 funeral, was 83.
Perry Wallace, who broke down a racial barrier in the Deep South by becoming the first black varsity basketball player in the Southeastern Conference, died Dec. 1, 2017 after a battle with cancer. Wallace, shown in a 2004 photo, was 69.
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Yale University scholar Vincent Scully, a revered architecture historian and professor who inspired generations of students ranging from David McCullough to Maya Lin, died Nov. 30, 2017, of Parkinson's disease. Scully, shown in a May 11, 1996 photo, was 97.
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Joseph L. White
Joseph L. White, a psychologist, social activist and teacher who helped pioneer the field of black psychology to counter what he saw as rampant ignorance and prejudice in the profession, died Nov. 21, 2017 of a heart attack. White, shown in a 2015 photo, was 84.
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Shadia, an Egyptian actress and singer who captivated millions for decades with memorable singles and iconic film roles, died Nov. 28, 2017, of complications from a stroke. Shadia, shown in an early 1950s photo, was 86.
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Jim Nabors, the shy Alabaman whose down-home comedy made him a TV star as Gomer Pyle and whose surprisingly operatic voice kept him a favorite in Las Vegas and other showplaces, died Nov. 30, 2017. Nabors, shown in an undated photo, was 87.
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W. Marvin Watson Jr.
W. Marvin Watson Jr., a Texas businessman who became one of President Lyndon B. Johnson's most loyal confidants, served as his chief of staff in all but name and held the Cabinet post of postmaster general, died Nov. 26, 2017. Watson, shown in an April 10, 1968, photo, was 93.
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Tunisian-born designer Azzedine Alaia, a fashion iconoclast whose clingy styles helped define the 1980s and who dressed famous women from Hollywood to the White House, died Nov. 18, 2017. Alaia is seen on Sept. 2014.
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Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Harry Pregerson, a Los Angeles-based jurist who embraced the underdog and let his conscience inform his rulings, died Nov. 25, 2017. He was 94. Pregerson swears in actress Maria Conchita Alonso as she becomes a U.S. citizen in special ceremonies at the Beverly Hills home of philanthropist Arthur Kasse, right, on Aug. 18, 2007.
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Veteran Hollywood actor Rance Howard, the father of director Ron Howard, died Nov. 25, 2017. Howard, shown left in a photo taken Nov. 15, 2011, with granddaughter Bryce Dallas Howard and son Ron, was 89.
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Steve "Snapper" Jones, the former ABA and NBA player who had a long career in broadcasting, died Nov. 25, 2017 after a lengthy illness. Jones, left, shown in a photo taken April 2, 2006, with Bill Walton, Kobe Bryant and Mike Tirico, was 75.
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Wayne Cochran, the Georgia-born rhythm-and-blues singer once billed as the "White Knight of Soul," who was inspired by the vocal styles of soul superstars Otis Redding and James Brown, died of cancer on Nov. 21, 2017. Cochran, shown in a mid-1960s photo, was 78.
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Luis Bacalov, an Argentine-born composer whose lilting score for the international hit romance "Il Postino" earned him an Oscar, and whose ominous guitar melodies for dozens of Italian crime movies and spaghetti Westerns were used in films by Quentin Tarantino, died Nov. 15, 2017. Bacalov, shown in a 1996 photo, was 84.
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Wally McNamee, a prizewinning photographer for The Washington Post and then for Newsweek who covered presidents, soldiers in combat, Olympic athletes and ordinary men and women going about their daily lives, died of pulmonary fibrosis and lung cancer on Nov. 17, 2017. He was 84.
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George Avakian, a Russian-born jazz scholar and architect of the American music industry who produced essential recordings by Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis and other stars, died Nov. 22, 2017. Avakin, shown in a photo taken Jan. 11, 2011, was 98.
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Jon Hendricks, the pioneering jazz singer and lyricist who with the trio Lambert, Hendricks & Ross popularized the "vocalese" singing style in which words were added to instrumental songs, died Nov. 22, 2017. Hendricks, shown in a photo taken Jan. 13, 2004, was 96.
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Dmitri Hvorostovsky, the Russian baritone known for his velvety voice, dashing looks and shock of flowing white hair, died Nov. 22, 2017, a few years after he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Hvorostovsky, shown in a photo taken Feb. 6, 2007, was 55.
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Naim Suleymanoglu, the Turkish weightlifter who won three Olympic gold medals and was known as "Pocket Hercules," died Nov. 18, 2017. Suleymanoglu, shown in a photo taken July 22, 1996, was 50.
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David Cassidy, star of the 1970s TV show "The Partridge Family" and for a brief time the best-selling pop musician in the world, died Nov. 21, 2017. Cassidy, shown in an Aug. 8, 2009, photo, was 67.
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Jana Novotna, who won the hearts of the tennis world by sobbing on the shoulder of a member of the British royal family after a tough loss in the Wimbledon final, died Nov. 19, 2017, after a long battle with cancer. Novotna, shown in a Nov. 17, 1996, photo, was 49.
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Della Reese, the actress and gospel-influenced singer who in middle age found her greatest fame as Tess, the wise angel in the long-running television drama "Touched by an Angel," died Nov. 19, 2017. Reese, shown in a 1991 photo, was 86.
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Charles Manson, the hippie cult leader who became the hypnotic-eyed face of evil across America after masterminding the gruesome murders of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six others in Los Angeles during the summer of 1969, died Nov. 19, 2017, after nearly a half-century in prison. Manson, seen in 1969, was 83.
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Mel Tillis, the affable longtime country star who wrote hits for Kenny Rogers, Ricky Skaggs and many others, and overcame a stutter to sing on dozens of his own singles, died Nov. 19, 2017. Tillis, seen here on April 23, 1975, was 85.
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Pancho Segura, who rose from poverty to win six U.S. Pro singles and doubles championships and was one of the world's top amateur tennis players in the 1940s and professionals in the 1950s, died Nov. 18, 2017, from complications of Parkinson's disease. Segura was 96.
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Salvatore "Toto" Riina
Salvatore "Toto" Riina, Cosa Nostra's "boss of bosses," who was serving 26 life sentences as the convicted mastermind of dozens of murders of rivals for power on his Sicilian turf as well as prominent anti-Mafia heroes, died Nov. 17, 2017, in an Italian hospital prison ward. Riina, seen here on April 29, 1993, was 87.
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Rapper Lil Peep, a budding star whose emotional, downtrodden lyrics gained a cult following online, died of a suspected drug overdose Nov. 15, 2017. The rapper, shown in a June 24, 2017 photo, was 21. Read Newsday's obituary for Lil Peep.
Retired U.S. Navy Capt. Thomas Hudner, who was awarded the Medal of Honor, died Nov. 13, 2017, of complications from Parkinson's disease. Hudner, shown in a 2013 photo, was 93.
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Fernando "Ferdie" Pacheco, "The Fight Doctor" who served as Muhammad Ali's ringside physician, died Nov. 16, 2017. Pacheco, shown in a May 10, 1984, photo, was 89.
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Bobby Doerr, the Hall of Fame second baseman dubbed the "Silent Captain" of the Boston Red Sox by longtime teammate and friend Ted Williams, died Nov. 13, 2017. Doerr, shown in an April 1, 1948, photo, was 99.
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French downhiller David Poisson died Nov. 13, 2017, following a training crash in Canada. Poisson, seen here on Feb. 9, 2013, was 35.
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Liz Smith, the grande dame of New York gossip columnists who chronicled the lives of celebrities for Newsday and other publications, died of natural causes Nov. 12, 2017. Smith, shown in a May 1, 2003 photo, was 94.
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John H. Cushman
John H. Cushman, a retired Army lieutenant general who received multiple battlefield commendations for heroism during the Vietnam War and who later sought to bring a more flexible intellectual approach to military planning, died Nov. 8, 2017 of a stroke. He was 96.
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Herb Lee, San Francisco's first Chinese-American police officer, died Nov. 1, 2017 of colon cancer. He was 84.
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Robert De Cormier
Robert De Cormier, a classically trained singer and choral composer who helped spur a folk music revival in New York, worked as an arranger for Harry Belafonte and became almost a "fourth member" of the harmonizing vocal outfit Peter, Paul and Mary, died Nov. 7, 2017 of complications from a urinary infection. He was 95.
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Joe Fortunato, the speedy linebacker who helped the Chicago Bears win the 1963 NFL title, died Nov. 6, 2017. Fortunato, left, shown in a 1966 photo with coach George Allen and defensive end Doug Atkins, was 87.
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Celebrity chef Antonio Carluccio, who helped popularize inexpensive Italian fare as the founder of an eponymous restaurant chain and a prolific cookbook writer, died Nov. 8, 2017. Carluccio, shown in a 2009 photo, was 80.
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John Hillerman, who played stuffed-shirt Higgins to Tom Selleck's freewheeling detective Thomas Magnum in the 1980s TV series "Magnum, P.I." died Nov. 9, 2017, of natural causes. Hillerman, seen here in 1985 with actress Betty White, was 84.
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German actress Karin Dor, who played an assassin sent by James Bond's nemesis Blofeld to kill the British agent in 1967's "You Only Live Twice," died Nov. 6, 2017. Dor, seen here in 1967, was 79.
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Gordon Sakamoto, one of the first Asian-Americans hired to work in a U.S. bureau of an international news service, died Nov. 8, 2017, of heart failure and a long battle with chronic kidney disease. Sakamoto, seen here in 1994, was 82.
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Former Minnesota Twins coach Rick Stelmaszek, who helped the team win two World Series championships, died Nov. 6, 2017, of complications from pancreatic cancer. Stelmaszek, seen here in 2007, was 69.
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Roy Halladay, a two-time Cy Young Award winner admired as much for his off-the-field persona as his Hall of Fame pitching ability, died Nov. 7, 2017, when the private plane he was piloting crashed off the Florida coast in the Gulf of Mexico. Halladay, seen here on March 4, 2010, was 40.
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Nancy Friday, a dissatisfied daughter of the sexual revolution whose best-selling books aimed to liberate women from embarrassment over their erotic fantasies and from fraught relationships with their mothers, died Nov. 5, 2017, of complications from Alzheimer's disease. Friday, seen here on August 1996, was 84.
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Richard Gordon Jr.
Apollo 12 astronaut Richard "Dick" F. Gordon Jr., one of a dozen men who flew around the moon but didn't land there, died Nov. 6, 2017. He was 88.
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Susan Linnee, who rose from a radio stringer in Latin America to become a groundbreaking Associated Press bureau chief in Spain and Kenya, died of brain cancer Nov. 6, 2017. Linnee, shown in a 2012 photo, was 75.
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Salvador Minuchin, an iconoclastic child psychiatrist who revolutionized 20th-century family therapy by bringing the whole clan into the room and tugging their emotional strings like a master puppeteer, died Oct. 30 , 2017, of heart disease. He was 96.
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Muhal Richard Abrams
Muhal Richard Abrams, a pianist and composer who was a major force in avant-garde jazz for more than 50 years and who was a founder of the influential ensemble the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, died Oct. 29 , 2017. Abrams, seen here in 1988, was 87.
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Ed Flanagan, the former Vermont auditor of accounts and state senator credited as the first openly gay lawmaker in the country elected to statewide office, died Nov. 3, 2017. Flanagan, seen here on March 15, 2000, was 66.
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Lennox "Red" McLendon
Lennox "Red" McLendon, a globe-trotting photographer who chronicled everything from the Vietnam War to the Academy Awards during a long career with the U.S. Navy and The Associated Press, died Oct. 24, 2017. McLendon, seen here on March 11, 2011, was 74.
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Joan Tisch, matriarch of the family that owns half of the NFL's Giants and one of New York City's foremost philanthropists, died Nov. 2, 2017, after a brief illness.Tisch, seen here on June 6, 2006, was 90.
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Radio personality Roger Erickson, who ruled Minnesota's morning airwaves along with on-air WCCO partner Charlie Boone for 38 years, died of natural causes Oct. 30, 2017. Erickson, right, seen with his partner Charlie Boone in 1998, was 89.
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Dennis Banks, a co-founder of the American Indian Movement and a leader of the 1973 Wounded Knee occupation, died Oct. 29, 2017. Banks, seen here on Feb. 27, 2003, was 80.
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Judy Martz, Montana's only female governor and lieutenant governor, whose fiscal success running the state was overshadowed by scandal and gaffes, died Oct. 30, 2017, of pancreatic cancer. Martz, seen here in 2005, was 74.
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Jane Juska, whose chronicle of searching for sex as a woman in her 60s became a best-selling memoir and later a stage show, died Oct. 24, 2017, after a long illness. Juska, seen here in 2003, was 84.
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Donald Bain, a Mineola native who went on to become a prolific author and ghostwriter, died of congestive heart failure Oct. 21, 2017. Bain, shown in an undated photo, was 82.
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James E. Clayton
James E. Clayton, a judge's son who in 1960 became The Washington Post's first full-time U.S. Supreme Court reporter and later wrote stinging editorials that helped deny federal judge G. Harrold Carswell a seat on the high court in part because of his troubling record on civil rights, died Oct. 16, 2017. Clayton, shown in a 1971 photo with former child actress-turned-diplomat Shirley Temple, was 87.
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Jack Bannon, who played the genial and raffish assistant city editor Art Donovan on "Lou Grant," died. His stepdaughter, Molly Allen, says Bannon died Oct. 25, 2017. Bannon, shown in a 1981 photo, was 77.
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Al Hurricane, known as the "Godfather of New Mexico music" for developing a distinct sound bridging the state's unique Hispanic traditions with country and rock, died Oct. 22, 2017 from complications related to a long battle against prostate cancer. Hurricane, center, who looks on as former New Mexico Sen. Pete Domenici joins former U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson at an event in Albuquerque on March 11, 2011, was 81.
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Paul J. Weitz
Paul Weitz, a retired NASA astronaut who commanded the first flight of the space shuttle Challenger and also piloted the Skylab in the early 1970s, died Oct. 23, 2017. Weitz, shown in a 1973 photo, was 85.
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Jonathan Lester, who spent 15 years in prison after being convicted as the accused ringleader of an infamous deadly racial attack in Howard Beach, Queens, in December 1986, died Aug. 14, 2017. According to his family, the 48-year-old's death was a suicide. Lester is seen in 1987, the year he was sentenced to 10 to 30 years.
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Fats Domino, the rhythm and blues pianist whose rollicking style helped give birth to rock 'n' roll, died Oct. 24, 2017, at age 89. Domino, shown here in 1985, died of natural causes, according to the Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, coroner's office.
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Robert Guillaume, who rose from squalid beginnings in St. Louis slums to become a star in stage musicals and win Emmy Awards for his portrayal of the sharp-tongued butler in the TV sitcoms "Soap" and "Benson," died Oct. 24, 2017. Guillaume, who had been battling prostate cancer, was 89, said his wife, Donna Brown Guillaume.
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Scott Mitchell Putesky, known as Daisy Berkowitz as a founding member of the South Florida goth-rock band Marilyn Manson and the Spooky Kids, died Oct. 22, 2017, after a long battle with colon cancer. He was 49. Trent Reznor, in foreground and the band Marilyn Manson attend a taping of the last episode of "The Jon Stewhttps://www.newsday.com/entertainment/music/daisy-berkowitz-dies-marilyn-manson-co-founder-guitarist-was-49-1.14592031art Show" in June 1995. Guitarist Daisy Berkowitz is standing in the background.
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Georgia fashion designer Mychael Knight, who was a finalist on the popular TV competition show "Project Runway," died Oct. 17, 2017. Knight, shown in a Dec. 12, 2012, photo, was 39.
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Howard Carroll, a lead guitarist for the influential and Grammy Award-winning gospel group the Dixie Hummingbirds, died Oct. 17, 2017. Carroll, left, shown with the group, was 92
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John Dunsworth, a Canadian actor best known for his role as an alcoholic trailer park supervisor in the Netflix comedy series "Trailer Park Boys," died Oct. 16, 2017. Dunsworth, shown in an April 2005 photo, was 71.
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Danielle Darrieux, a prolific French actress whose movie and theater career spanned eight decades, died Oct. 17, 2017. She was 100.
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Philanthropist Helen DeVos, known for her support of children's health, Christian education and the arts, died Oct. 18, 2017, of complications from a stroke after a recent diagnosis of myeloid leukemia. DeVos, shown, right, with husband Rich DeVos in a March 8, 2017, photo, was 90.
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Richard Wilbur, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and translator who intrigued and delighted generations of readers and theatergoers through his rhyming editions of Moliere and his own verse on memory, writing and nature, died Oct. 14, 2017. Wilbur, shown in a July 18, 2006 photo, was 96.
Michele Marsh, a longtime New York TV news anchor, who left the business for good nearly 15 years ago, died Oct. 17, 2017 after a seven-year battle with breast cancer. She was 63.
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Gord Downie, who made himself part of Canada's national identity with songs about hockey and small towns as lead singer and songwriter of iconic rock band, The Tragically Hip, died Oct. 17, 2017. Downie, seen here on Dec. 6, 2016, was 53.
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Daniel Webb, a former relief pitcher for the Chicago White Sox, died in an ATV accident Oct. 14, 2017. Webb, seen here on Sept. 2, 2014, was 28.
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Roy Dotrice, a veteran British actor known for his role as Leopold Mozart in the Oscar-winning film "Amadeus" and his many theater and TV roles, died Oct. 16, 2017. Dotrice, seen here on June 4, 2000, was 94.
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Joseph Schmitt, who helped develop the spacesuits worn by the nation's first astronauts, and who helped secure the straps, boots and helmets of John Glenn, Neil Armstrong and other astronauts just before their history-making flights, died Sept. 25, 2017. Schmitt, right, is shown assisting astronaut John Glenn Jr. on Feb. 20, 1962. He was 101.
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Grady Tate, a jazz musician who was nominated for Grammy Awards as a singer but was best known as a versatile drummer who helped propel the "soul-jazz" style of the 1960s and who appeared on hundreds of albums, died Oct. 8 , 2017, of complications from Alzheimer's disease. Tate, shown in a Feb. 22, 1985, photo, was 85.
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Sima Wali, who fled her native Afghanistan before the 1979 Soviet invasion and devoted the rest of her life to aiding the women who remained behind through years of war, deprivation and Taliban oppression, died Sept. 22, 2017, of a degenerative neurological disorder. Wali, shown in a Nov. 27, 2001, photo with Afghan diplomat Zalmai Rassoul, was 66.
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Walter "Bunny" Sigler
Walter "Bunny" Sigler, a singer, songwriter and producer who helped create "The Sound of Philadelphia" in the 1970s, died Oct. 6, 2017, of a heart attack. Sigler, seen here on April 8, 2009, was 76.
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Ben Hawkins, a third-round pick of the Eagles in 1966 who spent eight of his nine NFL seasons in Philadelphia, died Oct. 9, 2017. Hawkins, sen here on Oct. 25, 1970, was 73.
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Bob Schiller, a comedy writer whose credits reach back to TV's infancy, including "I Love Lucy," and later, "Maude," "All in the Family" and "The Carol Burnett Show," died Oct. 10, 2017. He was 98.
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French actor Jean Rochefort, who starred in more than 100 movies over a half-century and was much loved by the French public, died Oct. 9, 2017. Rochefort, shown in a Sept. 27, 1986 photo, was 87.
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