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Doug Harvey

Hall of Fame umpire Doug Harvey died Jan.
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Hall of Fame umpire Doug Harvey died Jan. 13, 2018, of natural causes. Harvey, shown in an Oct. 11, 1980, photo, was 87. Newsday's obituary for Doug Harvey

William Bain Jr.

William Bain Jr., the founder of a global
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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. Newsday's obituary for William Bain Jr.

Hugh Wilson

Hugh Wilson, an award-winning director and writer with
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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. Newsday's obituary for Hugh Wilson

Tyler Hilinski

Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski died from an
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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. Newsday's obituary for Tyler Hilinski

Edwin Hawkins

Edwin Hawkins, the gospel star best known for
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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. Newsday's obituary for Edwin Hawkins

Dolores O'Riordan

Dolores O'Riordan, the feisty lead singer of Irish
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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. Newsday's obituary for Dolores O'Riordan

Shawn Brimley

Shawn Brimley, a senior Pentagon and White House
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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. Newsday's obituary for Shawn Brimley

Julio Rocha

Julio Rocha, the former Nicaraguan Football Federation president
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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. Newsday's obituary for Julio Rocha

Dave Toschi

Dave Toschi, the San Francisco police detective who
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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. Newsday's obituary for Dave Toschi

John Tunney

John V. Tunney, whose successful campaign for a
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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. Newsday's obituary for John Tunney

Keith Jackson

Keith Jackson, whose signature phrases like
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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. Newsday's obituary for Keith Jackson

Edgar Ray Killen

Edgar Ray Killen, a 1960s Ku Klux Klan
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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. Newsday's obituary for Edgar Ray Killen

Doreen Tracey

Doreen Tracey, a former child star who played
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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. Newsday's obituary for Doreen Tracey

Edward "Fast Eddie" Clarke

British hard rock band Motorhead's former guitarist Edward
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British hard rock band Motorhead's former guitarist Edward "Fast Eddie" Clarke died Jan. 10, 2018, from pneumonia. Clarke, seen in 1981, was 67. Newsday's obituary for Edward "Fast Eddie" Clarke

Anna Mae Hays

Anna Mae Hays, an Army nurse who served
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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. Newsday's obituary for Anna Mae Hays

Bruce Hood

Bruce Hood, the former NHL referee who
Photo Credit: Toronto Star / Mike Slaughter

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. Newsday's obituary for Bruce Hood

Horace Ashenfelter

Horace Ashenfelter, an FBI agent and record-setting distance
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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. Newsday's obituary for Horace Ashenfelter

Ray Thomas

Ray Thomas, a founding member of British rock
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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. Newsday's obituary for Ray Thomas

France Gall

French pop singer France Gall, who shot to
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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. Newsday's obituary for France Gall

Peter Sutherland

Irish businessman and diplomat Peter Sutherland, who was
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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. Newsday's obituary for Peter Sutherland

Jerry Van Dyke

Jerry Van Dyke, the younger brother of Dick
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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. Newsday's obituary for Jerry Van Dyke

John Young

Legendary astronaut John Young, who walked on the
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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. Newsday's obituary for John Young

Tatsuro Toyoda

Tatsuro Toyoda, the former Toyota Motor Corp. president
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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. Newsday's obituary for Tatsuro Toyoda

Brendan Byrne

Former two-term Gov. Brendan Byrne, who mobsters said
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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. Newsday's obituary for Brendan Byrne

Bruce Halle

Bruce T. Halle, who founded Discount Tire in
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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. Newsday's obituary for Bruce Halle

Thomas M. Monson

Thomas S. Monson, the 16th president of the
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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. Newsday's obituary for Thomas M. Monson

Rick Hall

Alabama record producer Rick Hall, who recorded some
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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. Newsday's obituary for Rick Hall

Peggy Cummins

Peggy Cummins, a Welsh-born stage and film actress
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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. Newsday's obituary for Peggy Cummins

Ben Barres

Ben Barres, a neurobiologist who made groundbreaking discoveries
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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. Newsday's obituary for Ben Barres

Maria del Carmen Franco y Polo

Maria del Carmen Franco y Polo, the only
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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

Recy Taylor, a black Alabama woman whose rape
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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. Newsday's obituary for Recy Taylor

John C. Portman

John C. Portman, an architect and developer known
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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. Newsday's obituary for John C. Portman

Erica Garner

Erica Garner, the daughter of key Black Lives
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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. Newsday's obituary for Erica Garner

Ramon Regalado

Ramon Regalado, a San Francisco Bay Area man
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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. Newsday's obituary for Ramon Regalado

Sue Grafton

Sue Grafton, known for her mystery novels in
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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. Newsday's obituary for Sue Grafton

Rose Marie

Rose Marie, the wisecracking Sally Rogers of
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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. Newsday's obituary for Rose Marie

Thomas P. Griesa,

Judge Thomas P. Griesa, a New York federal
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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. Newsday's obituary for Thomas P. Griesa,

Jack Van Berg

Jack Van Berg, a Hall of Fame trainer
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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. Newsday's obituary for Jack Van Berg

Jerry Yellin

Jerry Yellin, a pilot who flew World War
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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. Newsday's obituary for Jerry Yellin

Bob Givens

Animator Bob Givens, the animator who helped design
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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. Newsday's obituary for Bob Givens

Jordan Feldstein

Jordan Feldstein, the longtime manager of Maroon 5
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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. Newsday's obituary for Jordan Feldstein

Heather Menzies-Urich

Actress Heather Menzies-Urich, who played one of the
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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. Newsday's obituary for xxxxxxxxxxx

Mamie "Peanut" Johnson

Mamie
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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. Newsday's obituary for Mamie "Peanut" Johnson

March Fong Eu

March Fong Eu, who was five times elected
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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. Newsday's obituary for March Fong Eu

Bruce McCandless

NASA astronaut Bruce McCandless, the first person to
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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

Dick Enberg, the sportscaster who got his big
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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. Newsday's obituary for Dick Enberg

Robert G. Wilmers

Robert G. Wilmers, the longtime chairman and chief
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Robert G. Wilmers, the longtime chairman and chief executive of M&T Bank Corp., died Dec. 16, 2017. He was 83. Newsday's obituary for Robert G. Wilmers

Clifford Irving

Clifford Irving, author of a fake Howard Hughes
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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. Newsday's obituary for Clifford Irving

Cardinal Bernard Law

Cardinal Bernard Law, the disgraced former archbishop of
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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. Newsday's obituary for Cardinal Bernard Law

Jack Boyle

Jack Boyle, a self-described
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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. Newsday's obituary for Jack Boyle

Johnny Fox

Johnny Fox, a sword-swallowing magician who presented his
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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. Newsday's obituary for Johnny Fox

Kim Jong-hyun

Kim Jong-hyun, the K-pop singer and frontman of
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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. Newsday's obituary for Kim Jong-hyun

Keely Smith

Keely Smith, a pop and jazz singer known
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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. Newsday's obituary for Keely Smith

Bruce Brown

Bruce Brown, whose 1966 surfing documentary,
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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. Newsday's obituary for Bruce Brown

Pete Brown

Pete Brown, who helped form the Cincinnati Bengals
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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. Newsday's obituary for Pete Brown

Hunter Harrison

Hunter Harrison, the president and CEO of railroad
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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. Newsday's obituary for Hunter Harrison

King MIchael of Romania

Romania's former King Michael, who ruled Romania twice
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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. Newsday's obituary for King MIchael of Romania

Tracy Stallard

Tracy Stallard, who served up Roger Maris' 61st
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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. Newsday's obituary for Tracy Stallard

Frank Lary

Frank Lary, the star Detroit Tigers pitcher who
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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. Newsday's obituary for Frank Lary

Vera Katz

Vera Katz, a Jewish refugee who was elected
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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. Newsday's obituary for Vera Katz

Pat DiNizio

Pat DiNizio, lead singer and songwriter of the
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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. Newsday's obituary for Pat DiNizio

Ed Lee

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, who oversaw a
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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. Newsday's obituary for Ed Lee

Kevin Robinson

Kevin
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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. Newsday's obituary for Kevin Robinson

Christine Keeler

Christine Keeler, the central figure in the sex-and-espionage
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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. Newsday's obituary for Christine Keeler

Simeon Booker

Simeon Booker, the Washington bureau chief of Jet
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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. Newsday's obituary for Simeon Booker

Max Clifford

Disgraced celebrity publicist Max Clifford, a confidant to
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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. Newsday's obituary for Max Clifford

Johnny Hallyday

Johnny Hallyday, France's biggest rock star for more
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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. Newsday's obituary for Johnny Hallyday

JoAnna McKee

JoAnna McKee, a pioneering medical marijuana activist in
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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
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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. Newsday's obituary for William H. Gass

John Anderson

Former longtime Illinois Congressman John Anderson, who ran
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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. Newsday's obituary for John Anderson

Mitch Margo

Mitch Margo, a member of The Tokens, the
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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. Newsday's obituary for Mitch Margo

Robert Oswald

Robert Edward Lee Oswald, whose brother Lee Harvey
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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

Perry Wallace, who broke down a racial barrier
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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. Newsday's obituary for Perry Wallace

Vincent Scully

Yale University scholar Vincent Scully, a revered architecture
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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. Newsday's obituary for Vincent Scully

Joseph L. White

Joseph L. White, a psychologist, social activist and
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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. Newsday's obituary for Joseph L. White

Shadia

Shadia, an Egyptian actress and singer who captivated
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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. Newsday's obituary for Shadia

Jim Nabors

Jim Nabors, the shy Alabaman whose down-home comedy
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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. Newsday's obituary for Jim Nabors

W. Marvin Watson Jr.

W. Marvin Watson Jr., a Texas businessman who
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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. Newsday's obituary for W. Marvin Watson Jr.

Azzedine Alaia

Tunisian-born designer Azzedine Alaia, a fashion iconoclast whose
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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. Newsday's obituary for Azzedine Alaia

Harry Pregerson

Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Harry
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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. Newsday's obituary for Harry Pregerson

Rance Howard

Veteran Hollywood actor Rance Howard, the father of
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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. Newsday's obituary for Rance Howard

Steve Jones

Steve
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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. Newsday's obituary for Steve Jones

Wayne Cochran

Wayne Cochran, the Georgia-born rhythm-and-blues singer once billed
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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. Newsday's obituary for Wayne Cochran

Luis Bacalov

Luis Bacalov, an Argentine-born composer whose lilting score
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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. Newsday's obituary for Luis Bacalov

Wally McNamee

Wally McNamee, a prizewinning photographer for The Washington
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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. Newsday's obituary for Wally McNamee

George Avakian

George Avakian, a Russian-born jazz scholar and architect
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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. Newsday's obituary for George Avakian

Jon Hendricks

Jon Hendricks, the pioneering jazz singer and lyricist
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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. Newsday's obituary for Jon Hendricks

Dmitri Hvorostovsky

Dmitri Hvorostovsky, the Russian baritone known for his
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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. Newsday's obituary for Dmitri Hvorostovsky

Naim Suleymanoglu

Naim Suleymanoglu, the Turkish weightlifter who won three
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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. Newsday's obituary for Naim Suleymanoglu

David Cassidy

David Cassidy, star of the 1970s TV show
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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. Newsday's obituary for David Cassidy

Jana Novotna

Jana Novotna, who won the hearts of the
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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. Newsday's obituary for Jana Novotna

Della Reese, the actress and gospel-influenced singer who
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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. Newsday's obituary for Della Reese

Charles Manson

Charles Manson, the hippie cult leader who became
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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. Newsday's obituary for Charles Manson

Mel Tillis

Mel Tillis, the affable longtime country star who
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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. Newsday's obituary for Mel Tillis

Pancho Segura

Pancho Segura, who rose from poverty to win
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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. Newsday's obituary for Pancho Segura

Salvatore "Toto" Riina

Salvatore
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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. Newsday's obituary for Salvatore "Toto" Riina

Lil Peep

Rapper Lil Peep, a budding star whose emotional,
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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.

Thomas Hudner

Retired U.S. Navy Capt. Thomas Hudner, who was
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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. Newsday's obituary for Thomas Hudner

Ferdie Pacheco

Fernando
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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. Newsday's obituary for Ferdie Pacheco

Bobby Doerr

Bobby Doerr, the Hall of Fame second baseman
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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. Newsday's obituary for Bobby Doerr

David Poisson

French downhiller David Poisson died Nov. 13, 2017,
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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. Newsday's obituary for David Poisson

Liz Smith

Liz Smith, the grande dame of New York
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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. Newsday's obituary for Liz Smith

John H. Cushman

John H. Cushman, a retired Army lieutenant general
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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. Newsday's obituary for John H. Cushman

Herb Lee

Herb Lee, San Francisco's first Chinese-American police officer,
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Herb Lee, San Francisco's first Chinese-American police officer, died Nov. 1, 2017 of colon cancer. He was 84. Newsday's obituary for Herb Lee

Robert De Cormier

Robert De Cormier, a classically trained singer and
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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. Newsday's obituary for Robert De Cormier

Joe Fortunato

Joe Fortunato, the speedy linebacker who helped the
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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. Newsday's obituary for Joe Fortunato

Antonio Carluccio

Celebrity chef Antonio Carluccio, who helped popularize inexpensive
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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. Newsday's obituary for Antonio Carluccio

John Hillerman

John Hillerman, who played stuffed-shirt Higgins to Tom
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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. Newsday's obituary for John Hillerman

Karin Dor

German actress Karin Dor, who played an assassin
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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. Newsday's obituary for Karin Dor

Gordon Sakamoto

Gordon Sakamoto, one of the first Asian-Americans hired
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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. Newsday's obituary for Gordon Sakamoto

Rick Stelmaszek

Former Minnesota Twins coach Rick Stelmaszek, who helped
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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. Newsday's obituary for Rick Stelmaszek

Roy Halladay

Roy Halladay, a two-time Cy Young Award winner
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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. Newsday's obituary for Roy Halladay

Nancy Friday

Nancy Friday, a dissatisfied daughter of the sexual
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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. Newsday's obituary for Nancy Friday

Richard Gordon Jr.

Apollo 12 astronaut Richard
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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. Newsday's obituary for Richard Gordon Jr.

Susan Linnee

Susan Linnee, who rose from a radio stringer
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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. Newsday's obituary for Susan Linnee

Salvador Minuchin

Salvador Minuchin, an iconoclastic child psychiatrist who revolutionized
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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. Newsday's obituary for Salvador Minuchin

Muhal Richard Abrams

Muhal Richard Abrams, a pianist and composer who
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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. Newsday's obituary for Muhal Richard Abrams

Ed Flanagan

Ed Flanagan, the former Vermont auditor of accounts
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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. Newsday's obituary for Ed Flanagan

Lennox "Red" McLendon

Lennox
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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. Newsday's obituary for Lennox "Red" McLendon

Joan Tisch

Joan Tisch, matriarch of the family that owns
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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. Newsday's obituary for Joan Tisch

Roger Erickson

Radio personality Roger Erickson, who ruled Minnesota's morning
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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. Newsday's obituary for Roger Erickson

Dennis Banks

Dennis Banks, a co-founder of the American Indian
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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. Newsday's obituary for Dennis Banks

Judy Martz

Judy Martz, Montana's only female governor and lieutenant
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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. Newsday's obituary for Judy Martz

Jane Juska

Jane Juska, whose chronicle of searching for sex
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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. Newsday's obituary for Jane Juska

Donald Bain

Donald Bain, a Mineola native who went on
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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. Newsday's obituary for Donald Bain

James E. Clayton

James E. Clayton, a judge's son who in
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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. Newsday's obituary for James E. Clayton

Jack Bannon

Jack Bannon, who played the genial and raffish
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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. Newsday's obituary for Jack Bannon

Al Hurricane

Al Hurricane, known as the
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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. Newsday's obituary for Al Hurricane

Paul J. Weitz

Paul Weitz, a retired NASA astronaut who commanded
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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. Newsday's obituary for Paul J. Weitz

Jon Lester

Jonathan Lester, who spent 15 years in prison
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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. Newsday's obituary for Jon Lester

Fats Domino

Fats Domino, the rhythm and blues pianist whose
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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. Newsday's obituary for Fats Domino

Robert Guillaume

Robert Guillaume, who rose from squalid beginnings in
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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. Newsday's obituary for Robert Guillaume

Daisy Berkowitz

Scott Mitchell Putesky, known as Daisy Berkowitz as
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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. Newsday's obituary for Daisy Berkowitz

Mychael Knight

Georgia fashion designer Mychael Knight, who was a
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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. Newsday's obituary for Mychael Knight

Howard Carroll, a lead guitarist for the influential
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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 Newsday's obituary for Howard Carroll

John Dunsworth

John Dunsworth, a Canadian actor best known for
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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. Newsday's obituary for John Dunsworth

Danielle Darrieux

Danielle Darrieux, a prolific French actress whose movie
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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. Newsday's obituary for Danielle Darrieux

Helen DeVos

Philanthropist Helen DeVos, known for her support of
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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. Newsday's obituary for Helen DeVos

Richard Wilbur

Richard Wilbur, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and translator
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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

Michele Marsh, a longtime New York TV news
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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. Newsday's obituary for Michele Marsh

Gord Downie

Gord Downie, who made himself part of Canada's
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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. Newsday's obituary for Gord Downie

Daniel Webb

Daniel Webb, a former relief pitcher for the
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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. Newsday's obituary for Daniel Webb

Roy Dotrice

Roy Dotrice, a veteran British actor known for
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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. Newsday's obituary for Roy Dotrice

Joseph Schmitt

Joseph Schmitt, who helped develop the spacesuits worn
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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. Newsday's obituary for Joseph Schmitt

Grady Tate

Grady Tate, a jazz musician who was nominated
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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. Newsday's obituary for Grady Tate

Sima Wali

Sima Wali, who fled her native Afghanistan before
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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. Newsday's obituary for Sima Wali

Walter "Bunny" Sigler

Walter
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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. Newsday's obituary for Walter "Bunny" Sigler

Ben Hawkins

Ben Hawkins, a third-round pick of the Eagles
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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. Newsday's obituary for Ben Hawkins

Bob Schiller

Bob Schiller, a comedy writer whose credits reach
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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. Newsday's obituary for Bob Schiller

Jean Rochefort

French actor Jean Rochefort, who starred in more
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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. Newsday's obituary for Jean Rochefort

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