See all the movie stars, musicians, authors, sports figures and other notable people whom we've recently lost.

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Jeffrey Epstein is pictured on March 28, 2017.

Edward Lewis

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Edward Lewis, a producer who helped break the Hollywood blacklist with "Spartacus" by hiring "subversive" screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, and who later shared an Oscar nomination with his wife for producing "Missing," about the death of an American writer in Chile, died July 27, 2019. Lewis, shown in a 2004 photo, was 99.

Brian J. Sullivan

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Brian J. Sullivan, 54, an FDNY lieutenant and 27-year-old veteran of the department, died from a heart attack after a 24-hour tour on Aug. 9, 2019.

Jim Cullum

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Jim Cullum, 77, a jazz cornetist, bandleader and educator who became a flamekeeper of traditional jazz, and whose San Antonio-based ensemble became a mainstay of public radio on the weekly program "Riverwalk Jazz," died Aug. 11, 2019.

Darryl Drake

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Darryl Drake, the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver who spent more than 30 years molding players at the position at the college and professional level, died Aug. 12, 2019. Drake, shown in an Aug. 9, 2019 photo, was 62.

Jeffrey Epstein

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Financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was awaiting a sex-trafficking trial, was found dead in his lower Manhattan jail cell Aug. 10, 2019. Epstein, shown in a March 2017, photo, was 66.

Steve Sawyer

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Steve Sawyer, a former executive director of Greenpeace International who narrowly avoided injury in 1985 when the environmental group's ship Rainbow Warrior was sunk by sabotage in New Zealand, died July 31, 2019. Sawyer, shown in a 2006 photo, was 63.


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Greek sculptor Takis, known for artworks that made use of technology, motion and light and were displayed in art galleries and museums around the world, died Aug. 9, 2019. Takis, shown in a 2001 photo, was 93.

Rosie Ruiz

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Rosie Ruiz, the Cuban American runner who infamously cut the course at the Boston Marathon and was stripped of her victory in the 1980 race, died July 8, 2019 of cancer. Ruiz, shown in a 1980 photo, was 66.

David Berman

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David Berman, the acclaimed singer songwriter and poet best known for his indie-rock bank the Silver Jews, died Aug. 7, 2019. Berman, shown in a 2008 photo, was 52.

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 7, 1993 US author Toni Morrison smiles in her office at Princeton University in New Jersey, while being interviewed by reporters. - Toni Morrison, the first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, has died following a short illness, her family said in a statement on August 6, 2019. She was 88. "Although her passing represents a tremendous loss, we are grateful she had a long, well lived life," they said. (Photo by Don EMMERT / AFP)DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images

Dorothy Olsen

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Dorothy Olsen, one of the few surviving WASPs, the long-unrecognized corps of female pilots who flew vital domestic missions for the Army Air Forces during World War II, died July 23, 2019. Olsen, shown in an undated photo, was 103.

Sushma Swaraj

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Sushma Swaraj, India's former external affairs minister and a leader of the ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, died Aug. 6, 2019.

Toni Morrison

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Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, a pioneer and reigning giant of modern literature whose imaginative power in "Beloved," ''Song of Solomon" and other works transformed American letters by dramatizing the pursuit of freedom within the boundaries of race, died Aug. 5, 2019. Morrison, shown in a 1993 photo, was 88.

Don Banks

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Don Banks, a longtime NFL writer who worked at Sports Illustrated for 16 years, died Aug. 4, 2019, after covering the Pro Football Hall of Fame inductions in Canton, Ohio. Paramedics were called to his hotel, where he was pronounced dead. Banks, shown in a 2018 photo, was 57.

Nuon Chea

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Nuon Chea, the chief ideologue of the communist Khmer Rouge regime that destroyed a generation of Cambodians, died Aug. 4, 2019. Chea, shown in a 2003 photo, was 93.

Cliff Branch

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Cliff Branch, one of the Raiders' career-leading wide receivers who won three Super Bowls in 14 seasons with the franchise, died Aug. 3, 2019. Branch, shown in a 1983 photo, was 71.

Harvey Frommer

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Harvey Frommer, a prolific writer who penned more than 50 books, died Aug. 1, 2019 of complications from lung cancer. Frommer, a former North Woodmere resident, was 83.

L. Brooks Patterson

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L. Brooks Patterson, a Republican who seemed to revel in confrontation during his decades of leading wealthy Oakland County, north of Detroit, died Aug. 3, 2019. Patterson, shown in a March 2019 photo, was 80.

Saoirse Kennedy Hill

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In this Sept. 20, 2016, photo, Saoirse Kennedy Hill, right, granddaughter of Ethel Kennedy and her late husband Robert F. Kennedy, holds a relative's baby before a ceremony for naming the Robert Kennedy Navy Ship at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, in Boston. Saoirse Kennedy Hill died Aug. 1, 2019, at the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port, Mass. She was 22. At left is U.S. Rep Joseph Kennedy III (D-Mass).

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Robert Mayer, a Newsday reporter and columnist in the 1960s and 1970s, died July 23, 2019 from complications of Parkinson's disease. Mayer, shown in an undated photo, was 80.

Harold Prince

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Harold Prince, the daring producer and director who earned a record 21 Tony Awards and helped shape much of the significant musical theater in the second half of the 20th century, died July 31, 2019. Prince, shown in a 1995 photo, was 91.

Carlos Cruz-Diez

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Carlos Cruz-Diez, a leading Venezuelan artist who won international acclaim for his work with color and the style known as kinetic art, died July 27 2019. Cruz-Diez, shown in a 2008 photo, was 95.

Max Falkenstien

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Max Falkenstien, the affable and silver-tongued "Voice of the Jayhawks" who brought Kansas football and basketball into the homes of fans for six decades, died July 29, 2019. Falkenstien, shown in a 2006 photo, was 95.

Paul Markham

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Paul Markham, a former federal prosecutor who was on Chappaquiddick Island the night of Sen. Ted Kennedy's fateful car crash, died July 13, 2019. Markham, shown in a 1969 photo, was 89.

Russi Taylor

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Russi Taylor, beloved by many as the longtime official voice of Minnie Mouse, died July 26, 2019. Taylor, shown in a 1986 photo, was 75.

Cathy Inglese

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Cathy Inglese, Hofstra women's basketball associate head coach, died Wednesday, a week after suffering a brain injury in a fall. Inglese, shown in a 2008 photo, was 60.

Rutger Hauer

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Dutch film actor Rutger Hauer, who specialized in menacing roles, including a memorable turn as a murderous android in "Blade Runner" opposite Harrison Ford, died July 19, 2019. He was 75.

Maxim Dadashev

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Russian boxer Maxim Dadashev seen celebrating on Oct. 20, 2018, after defeating Antonio DeMarco during a junior welterweight bout in Las Vegas. Dadashev died July 23, 2019, as a result of brain injuries when he collapsed in a knockout loss in a match in Oxon Hill, Md., on July 19, 2019. Dadashev was 28.

Chris Kraft

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Chris Kraft, the creator and longtime leader of NASA's Mission Control, died July 22, 2019, just two days after the 50th anniversary of what was his and NASA's crowning achievement: Apollo 11's moon landing. Kraft, right, shown in a 1981 photo with President Ronald Reagan, was 95.

Art Neville

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Art Neville, a member of one of New Orleans' storied musical families, the Neville Brothers, and a founding member of the groundbreaking funk band The Meters, died July 22, 2019. Neville, shown in a 2005 photo, was 81.

Robert Morgenthau

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Former Manhattan District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau, who as a prosecutor spent more than four decades jailing criminals from mob kingpins and drug-dealing killers to a tax-dodging Harvard dean, died July 21, 2019. Morgenthau, shown in a 2009 photo, was 99, just 10 days short of his 100th birthday.

Marylou Whitney

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Marylou Whitney, a successful thoroughbred breeder and owner whose family helped keep Saratoga Race Course open in the 1970s, died July 19, 2019. Whitney, shown in a 2018 photo, was 93.

Mitch Petrus

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Offensive lineman Mitch Petrus, a walk-on at Arkansas who went on to a three-year NFL career that included a Super Bowl win with the Giants, died July 18, 2019 of heat stroke. Petrus, shown in a 2010 photo, was 32.

Luciano De Crescenzo

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Luciano De Crescenzo, an Italian writer, actor and director,died July 18, 2019. De Crescenzo, shown in a 2005 photo, was 90.

L. Bruce Laingen

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L. Bruce Laingen, the top American diplomat at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran when it was overrun by Iranian protesters in 1979 and one of 52 Americans held hostage for more than a year, died July 15, 2019, of complications from Parkinson's disease. Laingen, shown in a 1981 photo, was 96.

Ernie Broglio

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Ernie Broglio, a 21-game winner in 1960 who is remembered most as the player traded by the St. Louis Cardinals for Hall of Famer Lou Brock, died July 16, 2019, of cancer. Broglio, shown in a 1964 photo, was 83.

Andrea Camilleri

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Author Andrea Camilleri, creator of the best-selling Commissario Montalbano series about a likable, though oft-brooding small-town Sicilian police chief who mixes humanity with pragmatism to solve crimes, died July 17, 2019. Camilleri, shown in a 2001 photo, was 93.

John Paul Stevens

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John Paul Stevens, the bow-tied, independent-thinking, Republican-nominated justice who unexpectedly emerged as the Supreme Court's leading liberal, died July 16, 2019, after suffering a stroke. Stevens, shown in a 2009 photo, was 99.

Johnny Clegg

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Johnny Clegg, a South African musician who performed in defiance of racial barriers imposed under the country's apartheid system decades ago and celebrated its new democracy under Nelson Mandela, died July 16, 2019, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Clegg, shown, right, with dancer Dudu Zulu in a 1988 photo, was 66.

Fernando Corbató

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Fernando Corbató, a scientist who fostered the digital revolution by developing shared computer operating systems and put his stamp on daily life by introducing the computer password, died July 12, 2019. Corbató, shown in a 1965 photo, was 93.

Hector Figueroa

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Hector Figueroa, president of a union representing 175,000 property service workers, died July 12, 2019. Figueroa, shown in a 2014 photo, was 57.

Pernell Whitaker

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Pernell Whitaker, an Olympic gold medalist and four division champion who was regarded as one of the greatest defensive fighters ever, died July 14, 2109, after being hit by a car in Virginia. Whitaker, shown in a 1995 photo, was 55.

James G. Sartor

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Sgt. Maj. James G. Sartor, of Texas, was killed July 13, 2019, during combat operations in Faryab Province, Afghanistan. Sartor, shown in an undated photo, was 40.

Valentina Cortese

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Valentina Cortese, an Italian postwar screen diva who was nominated for a best supporting actress Oscar but lost out to Ingrid Bergman, died July 10. 2019. Cortese, shown in a 1949 photo, was 96.

Walt Michaels

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Walt Michaels, the coach who helped bring the Jets out of a 12-year playoff drought in the early '80s, died July 10, 2019. Michaels, shown in a 1980 photo, was 89.

Fernando De la Rua

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Former Argentine President Fernando de la Rúa, who attracted voters with his image as an honest statesman and later left as the country plunged into its worst economic crisis, died July 9, 2019. De la Rúa, shown in a 1999 photo, was 81.

Phil Freelon

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Architect Phil Freelon, who designed buildings ranging from local libraries to the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, died July 9, 2019 of Lou Gehrig's disease. Freelon, shown in a 2017 photo, was 66.

Rip Torn

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Rip Torn, the veteran actor of stage and screen and perhaps best known as Zed ("Men in Black") or Artie ("The Larry Sanders Show") died July 9, 2019. Torn, shown in a 1995 photo, was 88.

Artur Brauner

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Artur Brauner, a Polish-born Holocaust survivor who became one of post-World War II Germany's most prominent film producers, died July 7, 2019. Brauner, shown in a 2008 photo, was 100.

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H. Ross Perot, the colorful, self-made Texas billionaire who rose from a childhood of Depression-era poverty and twice ran for president as a third-party candidate, died July 9, 2019. Perot, shown in a 1992 photo, was 89.

Lee Iacocca

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Lee Iacocca, the auto executive and master pitchman who put the Mustang in Ford's lineup in the 1960s and became a corporate folk hero when he resurrected Chrysler 20 years later, died July 2, 2019. Iacocca, shown in a 1990 photo, was 94.

Joao Gilberto

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Joao Gilberto, a Brazilian singer, guitarist and songwriter considered one of the fathers of the bossa nova genre that gained global popularity in the 1960s and became an iconic sound of the South American nation, died July 6, 2019. Gilberto, shown in a 2004 photo, was 88.

Martin Charnin

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Martin Charnin, who made his Broadway debut playing a Jet in the original "West Side Story" and went on to become a Broadway director and a lyricist who won a Tony Award for the score of the eternal hit "Annie," died July 6, 2019. Charnin, shown in a 2012 photo with his wife, Shelly Burch, was 84.

George Edmondson

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George Edmondson Jr., known to the University of Florida community as "Mr. Two Bits," leads a cheer on the field before the first half of an NCAA college football game in Gainesville, Fla. The University of Florida's most famous cheerleader died July 2, 2019. Edmondson, shown in a 2011 photo, was 97.

Eva Kor


Holocaust survivor Eva Kor, who championed forgiveness even for those who carried out the Holocaust atrocities, died July 4, 2019 during an overseas trip for a museum she founded in Indiana. Kor, shown in a 2015 photo, was 85.

Florijana Ismaili

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Swiss soccer player Florijana Ismaili died June 29, 2019 after a swimming accident on Lake Como in northern Italy. Ismaili, shown in an undated photo, was 24.

Arte Johnson

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Actor Arte Johnson, who won an Emmy for comedy sketch work on the television show "Laugh-In," died July 3, 2019 of heart failure following a three-year battle with bladder and prostate cancer. Johnson, shown in a 1972 photo, was 90.

Gary Duncan

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Gary Duncan, a guitarist and singer for Quicksilver Messenger Service, an electrifying mainstay of the San Francisco psychedelic scene that rivaled Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful Dead in the late 1960s, died June 29, 2019. Duncan, shown at left with bandmates Greg Elmore, John Cipollina and Dave Frieberg in a 1967 photo, was 72.

Manuel Real

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U.S. District Judge Manuel Real, who was an active judge for five decades and desegregated schools in Southern California, died June 26, 2019. Real, shown in a 2016 photo, was 95.

Momir Bulatovic

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Momir Bulatovic, who was the president of Montenegro during the turbulent breakup of the former Yugoslavia, died June 30, 2019 of a heart attack. Bulatovic, shown in a 2000 photo, was 62.

Joyce Pensato

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Joyce Pensato, an artist who released Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and other cartoon characters from the comedic identities of their comic strips and movies, depicting them on towering canvasses where they glowered and trembled with unsettling stares, died June 13, 2019 of pancreatic cancer. Pensato, shown at right, with Oliver Herring and Marilyn Minter in a 2017 photo, was 77.

Brenda Maddox

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Brenda Maddox, a biographer who won critical acclaim for illuminating the life of Nora Barnacle, the Irish chambermaid who became the wife and literary inspiration of James Joyce, among figures whose stories might otherwise have languished in the footnotes of history, died June 16, 2019 of complications from a mild form of dementia. Maddox, shown in a 2004 photo, was 87.

Gene Pingatore

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Gene Pingatore, the winningest boys basketball coach in Illinois history who gained national attention when he appeared in the 1994 documentary "Hoop Dreams," died June 26, 2019. Pingatore, shown in a 2011 photo, was 83.

Jerry Carrigan

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Alabama-born drummer Jerry Carrigan, who was in the first rhythm section for FAME Studio in Muscle Shoals and later an in-demand session player in Nashville, Tennessee, died June 22, 2019. Carrigan, shown in a 2010 photo, was 75.

Beth Chapman

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Beth Chapman, the wife and co-star of "Dog the Bounty Hunter" reality TV star Duane "Dog" Chapman, died June 26, 2019, after an almost two-year battle with cancer. Chapman, shown in a 2008 photo with husband, Duane, was 51.

Steve Dunleavy

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Steve Dunleavy, a reporter and columnist for the New York Post who helped define the tabloid's modern style, died June 24, 2019. Dunleavy, shown in 2001 photo, was 81. Apr. 27, 2001 - 17020.MICHAEL BOLTON PARTY, NYC 10/10/95.STEVE DUNLEAVY.

Robert Friend

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World War II pilot Robert Friend, one of the last original members of the famed all-black Tuskegee Airmen unit, died June 21, 2019. Friend, shown in a September 2013 photo with actress Loni Anderson, was 99.

Judith Krantz

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Writer Judith Krantz, whose million-selling novels such as "Scruples" and "Princess Daisy" engrossed readers worldwide with their steamy tales of the rich and beautiful, died June 22, 2019, of natural causes. Krantz, shown in an undated photo, was 91.

Dave Bartholomew

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Dave Bartholomew, a giant of New Orleans music and a rock n' roll pioneer who with Fats Domino co-wrote and produced such classics as "Ain't That a Shame," ''I'm Walkin'" and "Let the Four Winds Blow," died June 23, 2019. Bartholomew, shown, left, in a 1999 photo with Fats Domino, was 100.

Molly O'Neill

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Molly O'Neill, an accomplished chef in a period of male-dominated kitchens and an award-winning food journalist and cookbook author who championed immigrant home cooks long before Anthony Bourdain and Andrew Zimmern, died June 16, 2019. O'Neill, shown in a 2010 photo, was 66 and had been battling various illnesses, including adrenal cancer.

Giuseppina Robucci

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Giuseppina Robucci, a 116-year-old Italian woman who authorities say was the oldest person in Europe and the second-oldest in the world, died June 18, 2019. Robucci is shown in a March 19, 2018, photo.

Gloria Vanderbilt

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Gloria Vanderbilt, the heiress and "poor little rich girl" in a sensational 1930s custody trial who survived a famously disjointed childhood to become an actress, artist, designer and author, died June 17, 2019. Vanderbilt, shown in a 1964 photo, was 95.

Lew Klein

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Lew Klein, a broadcast pioneer who helped create "American Bandstand" and launched the careers of Dick Clark and Bob Saget, died June 12, 2019. Klein, shown in an April 2012 photo, was 91.

Franco Zeffirelli

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Italian director Franco Zeffirelli, who delighted audiences around the world with his romantic vision and extravagant productions, most famously captured in "Romeo and Juliet" and the miniseries "Jesus of Nazareth," died June 15, 2019. Zeffirelli, shown in an October 1974 photo, was 96.

Pat Bowlen

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Pat Bowlen, the Denver Broncos owner who transformed the team from also-rans into NFL champions and helped the league usher in billion-dollar television deals, died June 13, 2019, just under two months before his enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Bowlen, shown in an August 2002 photo, was 75.

Gabriele Grunewald

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Gabriele Grunewald, one of the country's top middle-distance runners, died at her home in Minneapolis on June 9, 2019, after inspiring many with her long and public fight against cancer. She was 32.

Sylvia Miles

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Sylvia Miles, an actress and Manhattan socialite whose brief, scene-stealing appearances in the films "Midnight Cowboy" and "Farewell, My Lovely" earned her two Academy Award nominations, died June 12, 2019. Accounts of Miles' age vary widely. Sources say she was 94. Past reporting from the AP puts her age at 86. Miles is seen here in a January 2007 photo.

John Gunther Dean

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John Gunther Dean, a veteran American diplomat and five-time ambassador forever haunted by his role in the evacuation of the U.S. Embassy in Cambodia during the dying days of the Khmer Republic, died June 6, 2019. Dean, shown in a 2015 photo, was 93.

Frank Lucchesi

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Frank Lucchesi, who replaced the fired Billy Martin as manager of the Texas Rangers in 1975 and was punched by a player upset over a demotion two years later, died June 8, 2019. Lucchesi, shown in a 2008 photo, was 92.

Maida Heatter

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Maida Heatter, the spirited self-taught baker and cookbook author who handed out meticulously wrapped brownies as business cards and won the admiration of home bakers and famous chefs alike, died June 6, 2019. Heatter, shown in an undated photo, was 102.

Henry Lynch

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Henry Lynch, a pioneering cancer researcher who was among the earliest to probe its genetic causes, died June 2, 2019. Lynch, shown in an undated photo, was 91.

Dr. John

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Dr. John, the New Orleans singer and piano player who blended black and white musical styles with a hoodoo-infused stage persona and gravelly bayou drawl, died June 6, 2019. Dr. John, shown in a July 2007 photo, was 77.

Patricia Bath

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Dr. Patricia Bath, a pioneering ophthalmologist who became the first African American female doctor to receive a medical patent after she invented a more precise treatment of cataracts, died May 30, 2019 from complications of cancer. Bath, shown in an April 2012 photo, was 76.

Ellen Bree Burns

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Retired U.S. District Judge Ellen Bree Burns, the first woman to serve on the federal bench in Connecticut, died June 3, 2019. She was widely admired as a pioneer and role model. Burns, shown in a 2015 photo, was 95.

Jose Antonio Reyes

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Jose Antonio Reyes, the former Spain midfielder who won five Europa League titles and was part of Arsenal's unbeaten "Invincibles" squad, was killed in a traffic accident on June 1, 2019. Reyes, shown in a May 2015 photo, was 35.

Leah Chase

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Leah Chase, who propelled Dooky Chase's restaurant from a sandwich shop where black patrons could buy lottery tickets into a fine dining establishment at a time when the city's fancy restaurants were closed to black customers, died June 1, 2019. Chase, shown in a 2009 photo, was 96.

Frank Lucas

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Frank Lucas, the former Harlem drug kingpin whose life and lore inspired the 2007 movie "American Gangster," died May 30, 2019. Lucas, shown in a 2007 photo, was 88.

Roky Erickson

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Roky Erickson, the blue-eyed, dark-haired Texan who headed the Austin-based 13th Floor Elevators, a pioneering psychedelic rock band in the 1960s that scored with "You're Gonna Miss Me," died May 31. Erickson, shown in a 2011 photo, was 71.

Leon Redbone

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Leon Redbone, a musician of inscrutable individuality who seemed to inhabit the past in his concerts and recordings, playing and singing early jazz and blues as if he had strolled straight out of the 1920s, died May 30, 2019. Redbone, shown in a 1998 photo, was 69.

Tony Horwitz

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Tony Horwitz, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and the best-selling author of "Confederates in the Attic," died May 27, 2019, of apparent cardiac arrest. Horwitz, shown in a May 1998 photo, was 60.

Thad Cochran

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Former U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, who served 45 years in Washington and used seniority to steer billions of dollars to his home state of Mississippi, died May 30, 2019. Cochran, shown in an August 2005 photo, was 81.

Claus von Bulow

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Danish-born socialite Claus von Bulow, who was convicted but later acquitted of trying to kill his wealthy wife in two trials that drew intense international attention in the 1980s, died May 25, 2019. Von Bulow, shown in a 1985 photo, was 92.

Joe Russo

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Joe Russo, former St. John's baseball coach and player who captained the team to the College World Series in 1966 as a slick-fielding shortstop and returned twice as the program's skipper, died May 26, 2019. Russo, right, shown in a 1980 photo with St. John's pitcher Frank Viola, was 74.

Baby Jane Dexter

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Baby Jane Dexter, a cabaret singer who overwhelmed audiences with her robust vocal style and eclectic repertoire and who brought a tortured sense of poignancy to torch songs, died May 21,2019. Dexter, shown in a 2010 photo, was 72.

John Pinto

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John Pinto, a Navajo Code Talker in World War II who became one of the nation's longest-serving Native American elected officials as a New Mexico state senator, died May 24, 2019. Pinto, shown in a February 2018 photo, was 92.

Bill Buckner

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Bill Buckner, who made one of the biggest blunders in baseball history when he let Mookie Wilson's trickler roll through his legs during the 1986 World Series, died May 27, 2019, after a long battle with Lewy body dementia. Buckner, shown in an April 2008 photo, was 69.

Edmund Morris

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Presidential biographer Edmund Morris, best known for writing a book about the life of Ronald Reagan in 1999, died May 24, 2019, after suffering a stroke. Morris, shown in a February 2003 photo, was 78.

Murray Gell-Mann

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Murray Gell-Mann, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist who brought order to the universe by helping discover and classify subatomic particles, died May 24, 2019. Gell-Mann, shown in a November 2003 photo, was 89.

Bart Starr

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Packers Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr, who won five NFL titles and produced one of the most iconic plays in NFL history to win the 1967 "Ice Bowl," died May 26, 2019. Starr, shown in a January 1967 photo, was 85.

Judith Kerr

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Judith Kerr, a refugee from Nazi Germany who wrote and illustrated the bestselling "The Tiger Who Came to Tea" and other beloved children's books, died May 22, 2019, after a brief illness. Kerr, shown in a May 2003 photo, was 95.

Binyavanga Wainaina

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Binyavanga Wainaina, one of Africa's best-known authors and gay rights activists, died May 21, 2019. Wainaina, shown in a January 2014 photo, was 48.

Niki Lauda

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Formula One great Niki Lauda, who won two of his world titles after a horrific crash that left him with serious burns and went on to become a prominent figure in the aviation industry, died May 20, 2019. Lauda, shown in a January 1975 photo, was 70.

Evelyn "Brandy" Foster

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Evelyn "Brandy" Foster, who managed her daughter Jodie's career from her child-prodigy years through two Academy Awards, died May 20, 2019, of complications from dementia. Foster, shown with daughter Jodie Foster in a December 2007 photo, was 90.

Eric Talmadge

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Eric Talmadge, who as North Korea bureau chief for The Associated Press tenaciously chronicled life and politics in one of the world's least-understood nations, died last week after having a heart attack while running. He was 57.

I. M. Pei

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I.M. Pei, the versatile, globe-trotting architect who revived the Louvre with a giant glass pyramid and captured the spirit of rebellion at the multi-shaped Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, died May 16, 2019. Pei, shown in a March 1989 photo, was 102.

Tim Conway

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Tim Conway, the stellar second banana to Carol Burnett who won four Emmy Awards on her TV variety show, died May 14, 2019 after a long illness. Conway, shown in a February 1983 photo, was 85, according to his publicist.

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Longtime NFL coach Gunther Cunningham, who emigrated from postwar Germany as a child and then dedicated his life to football, died May 11, 2019, after a brief illness. Cunningham, shown in an October 2000 photo, was 72.

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Jenna Welch, the mother of former first lady Laura Bush, died May 10, 2019. Welch, shown in an April 2006 photo, was 99.

Doris Day

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Doris Day, the honey-voiced singer and actress whose film dramas, musicals and innocent sex comedies made her a top star in the 1950s and '60s and among the most popular screen actresses in history, died May 13, 2019. Day, shown in a January 1989 photo, was 97.

Peggy Lipton

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Peggy Lipton, a star of the groundbreaking late 1960s TV show "The Mod Squad" and the 1990s show "Twin Peaks," died May 12, 2019, of cancer. Lipton, shown in a 1968 photo with "Mod Squad" co-stars Michael Cole, left, and Clarence Williams III, was 72.

Jim Fowler

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Jim Fowler, a naturalist who rose to fame on the long-running television program "Wild Kingdom" and who famously bantered with Johnny Carson on "The Tonight Show," died May 8, 2019. Fowler, shown in a July 1998 photo, was 89.

Jean Vanier

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Jean Vanier, a Canadian Catholic whose charity work helped improve conditions for the developmentally disabled in multiple countries over the past half-century, died May 7, 2019 of thyroid cancer. Vanier, shown in a 2014 photo, was 90.

John Lukacs

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John Lukacs, the Hungarian-born historian and iconoclast who brooded over the future of Western civilization, wrote a best-selling tribute to Winston Churchill, and produced a substantial and often despairing body of writings on the politics and culture of Europe and the United States, died May 6, 2019 of heart failure. Lukacs, shown in an October 2009 photo, was 95.

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Louis "Lew" Fidler, a former New York city ccouncil member who was active for many years in Democratic politics, died May 5, 2019. Fidler, center, in a November 2013 photo, was 62.

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Richard Brown, the Queens district attorney since 1991, died May 3, 2019 -- weeks before he was to resign early because of advancing Parkinson's disease. Brown, seen in a May 2017 photo, was 86.

John Starling

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John Starling, a Grammy-winning singer-songwriter who co-founded the Seldom Scene, a bluegrass group that in the 1970s helped define the expansive subgenre called "new grass," died May 2, 2019, of congestive heart failure. Starling, seen in a 2015 photo with singer Emmylou Harris, left, was 79.

Joe Healey

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Famed New York saloon owner Joe Healey, who turned Runyon's: A New York Saloon into the sports world's crossroads where players, umpires, writers, television executives, police and fans ritually congregated for nightly discourse that could last until nearly dawn, died April 30, 2019. Healy, shown in an undated photo, was 77.

Red Kelly

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Red Kelly, who won eight Stanley Cups during a stellar 20-season playing career, moonlighting as a member of Parliament as he won NHL championships with Toronto in the mid-1960s after starring in Detroit, died May 2, 2019. Kelly, shown in a 1962 file photo, was 91.

Peter Mayhew

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Peter Mayhew, the towering actor who donned a huge, furry costume to give life to the rugged-and-beloved character of Chewbacca in the original "Star Wars" trilogy and two other films, died April 30, 2019. Mayhew, right, shown in a 1978 photo with "Star Wars" castmates Harrison Ford, left, Anthony Daniels and Carrie Fisher, was 74.

Gino Marchetti

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Gino Marchetti, a Hall of Fame defensive end who helped the Baltimore Colts win consecutive NFL championships in the late 1950s, died April 29, 2019. Marchetti, shown in a July 1972 photo, was 92.

John Singleton

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John Singleton, the filmmaker whose groundbreaking 1991 drama "Boyz N the Hood" made him the first back director to receive an Academy Award nomination, died April 29, 2019. Singleton, shown in a February 1997 photo, was 51.

Richard Lugar

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Richard Lugar, the longtime Republican senator Indiana who helped start a program that destroyed thousands of former Soviet nuclear and chemical weapons after the Cold War ended -- then warned during a short-lived 1996 run for president about the danger of such devices falling into the hands of terrorists, died April 28, 2019. Lugar, shown in a January 2008 photo, was 87.

Ken Kercheval

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Ken Kercheval, who played perennial punching bag Cliff Barnes to Larry Hagman's scheming oil baron J.R. Ewing on the hit TV series "Dallas," died April 21, 2019. Kercheval, shown in a 1986 photo with co-star Victoria Principal, was 83.

Henry Bloch

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Henry Bloch, who helped found tax preparation giant H&R Block, died April 23, 2019, of natural causes. Bloch, shown in a 1996 photo, was 96.

Steve Feica

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Steve Feica, a news director at AM radio stations in Connecticut in the 1970s who went on to a nearly 30-year career as a broadcast editor with The Associated Press, died April 19, 2019, of a suspected heart attack. Feica, shown in 1979, was 72.

Christopher Slutman


New York City firefighter, Staff Sgt. Christopher K.A. Slutman, 43, whose Defense Department hometown of record was Newark, Delaware, died with two other Marine reservists, when their convoy was hit on April 8, 2019, by a roadside bomb near the main U.S. base in Afghanistan.

Monkey Punch

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Cartoonist Monkey Punch, best known as the creator of the Japanese megahit comic series Lupin III, died April 11, 2019 of pneumonia. Monkey Punch, whose real name is Kazuhiko Kato, was 81. He is shown in a June 2004 photo.

Lorraine Warren

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Worldwide paranormal investigator and author Lorraine Warren, whose decades of ghost-hunting cases with her late husband inspired such frightening films as "The Conjuring" series and "The Amityville Horror," died April 18, 2019. Warren, seen in a June 2016 photo, was 92.

John W. McCord Jr.

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James W. McCord Jr., a retired CIA employee who was convicted as a conspirator in the Watergate burglary and later linked the 1972 break-in to the White House in revelations that helped end the presidency of Richard M. Nixon, died almost two years ago, on June 15, 2017, of pancreatic cancer. His death was never announced. McCord, shown in a May 1973 photo, was 93.

Jerrie Cobb

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America's first female astronaut candidate, pilot Jerrie Cobb, who pushed for equality in space but never reached its heights, died March 18, 2019, after a brief illness. Cobb, shown in a 1960 photo, was 88.

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Former astronaut Owen Garriott, who flew on America's first space station, Skylab, and whose son followed him into orbit, died April 15, 2019. Garriott, shown in a 1973 photo, was 88.

Georgia Engel

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Georgia Engel, who played the charmingly innocent, small-voiced Georgette on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and amassed a string of other TV and stage credits, died April 12, 2019. Engel, left, shown in an August 1992 photo with Mary Tyler Moore, was 70.

John MacLeod

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John MacLeod, the longtime NBA coach who led the Phoenix Suns to the 1976 NBA Finals, died April 14, 2019. MacLeod, shown right, in a 2003 photo with Carmelo Anthony, was 81.

Bibi Andersson

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Bibi Andersson, a Swedish actress whose portrayals of chaste school girls, beguiling young women and tortured wives made her a muse and frequent collaborator of filmmaker Ingmar Bergman, most notably in "The Seventh Seal," "Wild Strawberries" and "Persona," died April 14, 2019. Andersson, shown in an October 1971 photo, was 83.

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Mirjana Markovic, the widow of late Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic, who was often dubbed Lady Macbeth of the Balkans because of the huge influence she had on her husband, died April 14, 2019. Markovic, shown in an October 1997 photo with Slobodan Milosevic, was 76.

David Thouless

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David Thouless, a British-American physicist who shared the Nobel Prize for exploring strange states of matter and using a blend of physical theory and mathematical insight to create knowledge applicable in computers, electronics and materials science, died April 6, 2019. Thouless, shown in an undated photo, was 84.

Scott Sanderson

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Scott Sanderson, the righthander who helped the Chicago Cubs make two playoff appearances and was a member of four postseason teams during a 19-year career, died April 11, 2019. Sanderson, shown in a February 1984 photo, was 62.

Forrest Gregg

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Hall of Fame football player Forrest Gregg, who starred at tackle and guard for the mighty Green Bay Packers teams of the 1960s, died April 12, 2019 from complications of Parkinson's disease. Gregg, shown in a November 2011 photo, was 85.

Jacob Stein

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Jacob A. Stein, a Washington lawyer who participated in two of the most dramatic episodes of the modern U.S. presidency, winning the only high-profile acquittal in the Watergate affair and, later, helping obtain immunity for former White House intern Monica S. Lewinsky after her affair with President Bill Clinton, died April 3, 2019. Stein, shown in a 1998 photo, was 94.

Charles Van Doren

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Charles Van Doren, the dashing young academic whose meteoric rise and fall as a corrupt game show contestant in the 1950s inspired the movie "Quiz Show" and served as a cautionary tale about the staged competitions of early television, died April 9, 2019, of natural causes. Van Doren, shown in a November 1959 photo, was 93.

Dick Cole

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Retired Lt. Col. Richard "Dick" Cole, the last of the 80 Doolittle Tokyo Raiders who carried out the daring U.S. attack on Japan during World War II, died April 9, 2019. Cole, shown in an April 2013 photo, was 103.

Cho Yang-ho

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Korean Air's chairman Cho Yang-ho, whose leadership included scandals such as his daughter's infamous incident of "nut rage," died April 8, 2019. Cho, shown in an April 2015 photo, was 70.

Seymour Cassel

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Seymour Cassel, the live-wire pillar of independent film known for his frequent collaborations with John Cassavetes and Wes Anderson, died April 7, 2019, following complications from Alzheimer's disease. Cassel, shown in a November 2008 photo, was 84.

Ernest 'Fritz' Hollings

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Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings, the silver-haired Democrat who helped shepherd South Carolina through desegregation as governor and went on to serve six terms in the U.S. Senate, died April 6, 2019. Hollings, seen in a 1971 photo, was 97.

Joe Bellino

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Joe Bellino, an all-purpose halfback for the Naval Academy who twice led the Midshipmen to victory over archrival Army and who won the 1960 Heisman Trophy as the top college football player in the country, died March 28, 2019. Bellino, shown in a December 1960 photo, was 81.

Nipsey Hussle

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Rapper Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed outside his clothing store in south Los Angeles on March 31, 2019. Hussle, shown in a February 2019 photo, was 33.

Ken Gibson

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Ken Gibson, who became the first black mayor of a major Northeast city when he ascended to power in riot-torn Newark almost five decades ago, died March 29, 2019. Gibson, shown in a January 1971 photo, was 86.

Linda Gregg

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Linda Gregg, an award-winning poet, died March 20, 2019, of cancer. Gregg, shown in a September 2006 photo, was 76.

Valery Bykovsky

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Pioneering Soviet-era cosmonaut Valery Bykovsky, who made the first of his three flights to space in 1963, died March 27, 2019. Bykovsky, left, shown in an August 1978 photo with German astronaut Sigmund Jaehn, was 84.

Michel Bacos

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Michel Bacos, a French pilot who is remembered as a hero for his actions in the 1976 hijacking of an Air France plane to Uganda's Entebbe airport, died March 26, 2019. Bacos, center, shown in a July 1976 photo with his wife, was 95.

Scott Walker

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Scott Walker, the influential singer, songwriter and producer whose hits with the Walker Brothers in the 1960s included "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore," died March 25, 2019. Walker, shown in a 1968 photo with singer Lulu, was 76.

Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

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Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, who helped children discover the joys of reading with more than two dozen books in her Nate the Great series about a pancake-eating boy detective, died March 12, 2019, of respiratory failure. Sharmat, shown in a 2002 photo, was 90.

Dick Dale

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Dick Dale, whose pounding, blaringly loud power-chord instrumentals on songs like "Miserlou" and "Let's Go Trippin'" earned him the title King of the Surf Guitar, died March 16, 2019. Dale, shown in a January 2010 photo, was 81.

Alan Krueger

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Alan Krueger, a groundbreaking Princeton University economist who served as a top adviser in two Democratic administrations and was an authority on the labor market, died March 16, 2019. Krueger, left, shown in an August 2011 photo with President Barack Obama, was 58.

Birch Bayh

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Former Sen. Birch Bayh, who championed the Title IX federal law banning discrimination against women in college admissions and sports, died March 14, 2019. Bayh, shown in a 1975 photo, was 91.

Hal Blaine

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Hal Blaine, the Hall of Fame session drummer and virtual one-man soundtrack of the 1960s and '70s who played on the songs of Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and the Beach Boys and laid down one of music's most memorable opening riffs on the Ronettes' "Be My Baby," died March 11, 2019. Blaine, right, shown in a June 2008 photo with Don Randi, left, and Glen Campbell, was 90.


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Brazilian striker Coutinho, a 1962 World Cup winner whom Pele considered his favorite attacking partner at Santos FC, died March 11, 2019. Coutinho, shown in a March 2015 photo, was 75.

Kelly Catlin

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Olympic track cyclist Kelly Catlin, who helped the U.S. women's pursuit team win the silver medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, died March 8, 2019, of an apparent suicide. Catlin, shown in an August 2016 photo, was 23.

Julia Ruth Stevens

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Julia Ruth Stevens, the last surviving daughter of baseball Hall of Fame slugger Babe Ruth and a decades-long champion of his legacy, died March 9, 2019. Stevens, shown in an October 1999 photo, was 102.

Jan-Michael Vincent

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Actor Jan-Michael Vincent, the "Airwolf" television star whose sleek good looks belied a troubled personal life, died Feb. 10, 2019, of cardiac arrest. Vincent, shown in a September 1986 photo, was 73.

Robert DeProspero

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Robert DeProspero, a Secret Service agent who protected five presidents and retooled security standards after a would-be assassin shot President Ronald Reagan in 1981, died March 4, 2019. DeProspero, center, shown with President Ronald Reagan in a May 1984 photo, was 80.

Ted Lindsay

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Ted Lindsay, the 5-foot-8, 160-pound tough guy who provided muscle and meanness on the Detroit Red Wings' famed "Production Line" of the 1950s, died March 4, 2019. Lindsay, shown in an April 1954 photo, was 93.

Luke Perry

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Luke Perry, "Beverly Hills 90210" and "Riverdale" actor, died March 4, 2019, after suffering a massive stroke last week. Perry, shown in an August 2018 photo, was 52.

Keith Flint

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Keith Flint, lead singer of influential British dance-electronic band The Prodigy, was found dead March 4, 2019, at his home near London. Flint, shown in a July 2015 photo, was 49..

Yannis Behrakis

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Yannis Behrakis, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, died March 2, 2019, of cancer. Behrakis, shown in a February 2011 photo, was 58.

Tony Pike

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Tony Pike, founder of the infamous Pikes Hotel on the Mediterranean island of Ibiza, died Feb. 23, 2019, of skin and prostate cancer. Pike, shown in an August 2015 photo, was 85.

Peter Tork

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Peter Tork, a talented singer-songwriter and instrumentalist whose musical skills were often overshadowed by his role as the goofy, lovable bass guitarist in the made-for-television rock band The Monkees, died Feb. 21, 2019, of adenoid cystic carcinoma, a rare cancer of the salivary glands. Tork, shown in an October 2006 file photo, was 77.

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Actress Katherine Helmond, an Emmy-nominated actress who had notable roles on the sitcoms "Who's the Boss?" and "Soap," died Feb. 23, 2019, of complications from Alzheimer's disease. Helmond, shown in a June 1988 photo, was 89. .

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Andre Previn, the pianist, composer and conductor whose broad reach took in the worlds of Hollywood, jazz and classical music, always rejecting suggestions that his bop 'n' blues moonlighting lessened his stature, died Feb. 28, 2019. Previn, shown in a July 1984 photo, was 89.

Barry Kramer

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Barry Kramer, who covered the Vietnam War for The Associated Press and went on to a 30-year career at The Wall Street Journal, reporting from Asia and rising to deputy foreign editor, died Feb. 22, 2019, after a 20-year battle with cancer. Kramer, shown in a March 1967 photo, was 78.

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Country vocalist Mac Wiseman, known for his high tenor and songs such as "The Ballad of Davy Crockett" and "Jimmy Brown the Newsboy," died Feb. 24, 2019. Wiseman, shown in an April 2014 photo, was 93.

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North Carolina Democratic politician Frank Ballance, who served briefly in Congress and later went to federal prison for activities related to a charitable organization, died Feb. 22, 2019. Ballance, shown in a June 2003 photo, was 77.

Donald Keene

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Donald Keene, a longtime Columbia University professor who was a giant in the field of Japanese literature and translation, died Feb. 24, 2019. Keene, shown in a March 2012 photo, was 96.

Marella Agnelli

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Marella Agnelli, widow of Fiat tycoon Gianni Agnelli and a 20th-century symbol of elegance and beauty, died Feb. 23, 2019. Agnelli, shown in a 1988 photo with her husband, Gianni, was 91.

Stanley Donen

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Director Stanley Donen, a giant of the Hollywood musical who through such classics as "Singin' in the Rain" and "Funny Face" helped create some of the most joyous sounds and images in movie history, died Feb. 21, 2019. Donen, shown in a March 1998 photo, was 94.

Wallace Broecker

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Wallace Smith Broecker, a scientist who raised early alarms about climate change and popularized the term "global warming," died Feb. 18, 2019. Broecker, shown in a November 2008 photo, was 87.

Karl Lagerfeld

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Chanel's iconic couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, whose accomplished designs as well as trademark white ponytail, high starched collars and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashion for the past 50 years, died Feb. 19, 2019. Lagerfeld, shown in a Feb. 2006 photo, was 85.

Patrick Caddell

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Patrick Caddell, the pollster who helped propel Jimmy Carter in his long-shot bid to win the presidency and later distanced himself from Democrats, died Feb. 16, 2019, after suffering a stroke. Caddell, shown in a May 1983 photo, was 68.

Lee Radziwill

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Lee Radziwill, who parlayed her cachet as the younger sister of former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis into a varied career as a fashion tastemaker, interior decorator, actress, princess and grande dame of cafe society on two continents, died Feb. 15, 2019. Radziwill, shown second from left, in a June 1961 photo with Jacqueline Kennedy, was 85.

Gene Littler

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Gene Littler, whose fluid swing carried him to 29 victories on the PGA Tour and a U.S. Open title at Oakland Hills, died Feb. 15, 2019. Littler, shown in a June 1961 photo, was 88.

Gordon Banks

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Gordon Banks, who cemented his status as one of English soccer's most revered players by saving a header from Pele in the 1970 World Cup, died Feb. 12, 2019. Banks, shown in a July 2008 photo, was 81.

Christine Kay

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Christine Kay, a longtime New York Times editor who helped shape coverage of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, died Feb. 5, 2019, after a long struggle with cancer. She was 54.

Walter Jones

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Republican U.S. Rep. Walter B. Jones Jr. of North Carolina, a once-fervent supporter of the 2003 invasion of Iraq who later became an equally outspoken critic of the war, died Feb. 10, 2019, on his 76th birthday. Jones is shown in a July 2005 photo.

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Former U.S. Rep. John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in American history and a master of legislative deal-making who was fiercely protective of Detroit's auto industry, died Feb. 7, 2019. Dingell, shown in a Dec. 2007 photo, was 92.

Frank Robinson

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Frank Robinson, the only baseball player to earn the MVP award in both leagues and a Triple Crown winner, died Feb. 7, 2019. Robinson, shown in a May 2015 photo, was 83.

Albert Finney

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Albert Finney, the charismatic Academy Award-nominated British actor who starred in films from "Tom Jones" to "Skyfall," died Feb. 7, 2019, from a chest infection. Finney, shown in a 1985 photo, was 82.

Sanford Sylvan

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Sanford Sylvan, a renowned baritone who originated the role of Chou En-lai in John Adams' 1987 opera "Nixon in China" and since 2012 was a vocal teacher at The Juilliard School, died Jan. 29, 2019. Sylvan, shown in an undated photo, was 65.

Kristoff St. John

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Actor Kristoff St. John, best known as a longtime cast member of the CBS soap, "The Young and the Restless," was found dead at his home on Feb. 3, 2019. St. John, shown in a February 2013 photo, was 52.

Wade Wilson

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Wade Wilson, the quarterback who led the Minnesota Vikings to an NFC Championship Game and coached the position with the Dallas Cowboys for more than a decade, died Feb. 1, 2019. Wilson, shown in a December photo, was 60.

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Leonard Dinnerstein, a professor for more than 30 years at the University of Arizona, where he helped build the Judaic studies program, died Jan. 22, 2019. Dinnerstein, right, shown in a photo circa 1953 with classmates from the City College of New York, was 84.

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Country Music Hall of Fame guitarist Harold Bradley, who played on hundreds of hit country records including "Crazy," ''King of the Road" and "Crying" and helped create "The Nashville Sound" with his brother Owen, died Jan. 31, 2019. Bradley, shown in a January 2010 photo, was 93.

Charles Hynes

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Charles J. Hynes, a former prosecutor who tried to bring order to Brooklyn's wild streets during an era of racial strife and rampant crime, died Jan. 29, 2019. Hynes, shown in an August 1998 file photo, was 83.

James Ingram

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James Ingram, the Grammy-winning singer who launched multiple hits on the R&B and pop charts and earned two Oscar nominations for his songwriting, died Jan. 29, 2019. Ingram, shown in a May 2011 photo, was 66.

Jonas Mekas

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Jonas Mekas the Lithuanian-born director, critic, patron and poet widely regarded as the godfather of modern American avant-garde film and as an indispensable documenter of his adopted New York City, died Jan. 23, 2019. Mekas, shown in a June 2010 photo, was 96.

Peter Magowan

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Peter Magowan, the lifelong Giants fan who formed the ownership group that kept the team in San Francisco with a sparkling waterfront ballpark, died Jan. 20, 2019, after a battle with cancer. Magowan, shown in a September 2007 photo, was 76.

Florence Knoll Bassett

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Florence Knoll Bassett, an enormously influential architect and designer who changed the look and feel of corporate offices with "total design" concept through open door plans, spare, straight-edged desks and furnishings and a devotion to aesthetic simplicity, died Jan. 25, 2109. Knoll Bassett, second from left, with President George W. Bush, center, and some National Medal of Arts winners in 2003, was 101.

Michel Legrand

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Oscar-winning composer and pianist Michel Legrand, whose hits included the score for the '60s romance "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" and the song "The Windmills of Your Mind" and who worked with some of biggest singers of the 20th century, died Jan. 26, 2019. Legrand, seen in a November 2005 photo, was 86.

Kaye Ballard

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Kaye Ballard, the boisterous comedian and singer who appeared in Broadway musicals and nightclubs from New York to Las Vegas and starred with Eve Arden in the 1960s TV sitcom "The Mothers-In-Law," died Jan. 21, 2019. Ballard, shown in a January 2013 photo, was 93.

Nathan Glazer

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Nathan Glazer, a prominent sociologist and public intellectual who assisted on a classic study of conformity, "The Lonely Crowd," and co-authored a groundbreaking document of nonconformity, "Beyond the Melting Pot," died Jan. 12, 2019. Glazer, shown in a March 2004 photo, was 95.

Tony Mendez

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Tony Mendez, a former CIA technical operations officer who helped rescue six U.S. diplomats from Iran in 1980 and was portrayed by Ben Affleck in the film "Argo," died Jan 12, 2019. Mendez, shown in an October 2012 photo, was 78.

Phil Masinga

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Phil Masinga, the former South Africa and Leeds United striker who scored the goal that took his country to the World Cup for the first time, died Jan. 13, 2019, from a "cancer-related disease" just a month after being diagnosed. Masinga, shown in a May 1998 photo, was 49.

Carol Channing

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Carol Channing, the last of a generation of Broadway musical stars with oversized personalities and a trouper's dedication to touring America, died Jan. 15, 2019. Channing, shown in an April 1970 photo, was 97.

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Jo Andres, a filmmaker and choreographer married to actor Steve Buscemi, has died. Andres, best known for her 1996 short film, "Black Kites," which won several film festival awards, was 64. Andres is shown with her husband, Steve Buscemi, in a June 2014 photo.

Mel Stottlemyre

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Mel Stottlemyre, the Yankees ace turned pitching coach, died Sunday of complications from multiple myeloma, an incurable bone marrow cancer. Stottlemyre, seen here June 2015, was 77.

Shirley Boone

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Shirley Boone, a philanthropist, died Jan. 11, 2019. Boone, shown in an October 2014 with her husband, Pat Boone, was 84.

Jose Ramon Fernandez

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José Ramón Fernández, a retired Cuban brigadier general who was key in forming the communist country's new army and commanded Cuban defenses at the Bay of Pigs, died Jan 6, 2019. Fernández, shown in a February 2017 photo, was 95.

Steven H. Pollard

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FDNY firefighter Steven Pollard was killed in a fall from the Mill Basin Bridge in Brooklyn on Jan. 6, 2019. He was 30.

Christine McGuire

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Christine McGuire, the oldest of the three McGuire Sisters, whose radio and television appearances and string of Top 20 hits in the 1950s made them one of the most popular female string groups of their time, died Dec. 28, 2018. McGuire, shown left with sisters Phyllis and Dorothy in a July 1997 photo, was 92.

Harold Brown

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Harold Brown, who as defense secretary in the Carter administration championed cutting-edge fighting technology during a tenure that included the failed rescue of hostages in Iran, died Jan. 4, 2019. Brown, shown in a Sept. 2004 photo, was 91.

Pegi Young

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Pegi Young, who with fellow musician and then-husband Neil Young helped found the Bridge School for children with speech and physical impairments, died Jan. 1, 2019, of cancer. Young, shown in an April 2015 photo, was 66.

Herb Kelleher

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Herb Kelleher, the co-founder and longtime leader of Southwest Airlines, died Jan. 3, 2019. Kelleher, shown in a May 2004 photo, was 87.

Bob Einstein

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Bob Einstein, the veteran comedy writer and performer known for "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour," ''Curb Your Enthusiasm" and his spoof daredevil character Super Dave Osborne, died Jan. 2, 2019. Einstein, shown in a Sept. 2009 photo, was 76.

Gene Okerlund

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Gene Okerlund, the iconic voice of a generation of professional wrestling fans and a member of the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame, died Jan. 2, 2019. Okerlund, shown in a 2006 photo, was 76.

Daryl Dragon

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Daryl Dragon, the cap-wearing "Captain" of Captain & Tennille who teamed with then-wife Toni Tennille on such easy listening hits as "Love Will Keep Us Together" and "Muskrat Love," died Jan. 2, 2019, of renal failure. Dragon, seen here with Toni in July 2005, was 76.

Paddy Ashdown

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Former British Liberal Democrat leader Paddy Ashdown, who received a knighthood and was made a member of the House of Lords, died Dec. 22, 2018, after a short illness. Ashdown, shown in a Sept. 2012 photo, was 77.

Simcha Rotem

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Simcha Rotem, an Israeli Holocaust survivor who was among the last known Jewish fighters from the 1943 Warsaw ghetto uprising against the Nazis, died Dec. 22, 2018. Rotem, shown in an April 2013 photo, was 94.

Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz

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Saudi Arabian Prince Talal Bin Abdulaziz, a senior member of the royal family who supported women's rights and once led a group of dissident princes, died Dec. 22, 2018. Prince Talal, shown in a Feb. 2010 photo, was 87.

Galt MacDermot

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Galt MacDermot, a composer who gave the Age of Aquarius its rock-and-roll soundtrack in the Broadway musical "Hair," wrote the score to a Tony-winning adaptation of "Two Gentlemen of Verona" and became a widely sampled staple of 1990s hip-hop, died Dec. 17, 2018. MacDermot, shown in a Sept. 1968 photo, was 89.

Rona Ramon

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Rona Rimon, whose husband was killed in the 2003 Columbia space shuttle disaster and who later lost a son in a military plane crash, died Dec. 17, 2018, of pancreatic cancer. Ramon, shown in a Feb. 2003 photo, was 54.

Penny Marshall

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Penny Marshall, who costarred on the 1970s and '80s sitcom "Laverne & Shirley" before directing hit movies including "Big" and "A League of Their Own," died Dec. 17, 2018, of complications from diabetes. Marshall, seen on Dec. 5, 2011, was 75.

Colin Kroll

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Colin Kroll, founder of HQ Trivia and Vine, was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on Sunday. Kroll, seen here Jan. 2014, died of a suspected drug overdose. He was 34.

John Curran

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John Curran, a former FBI agent who raised his family in Wantagh, died on Dec. 8 of cardiac arrest. Curran, seen here in 2007, was 91.

Sondra Locke

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Actress and director Sondra Locke, who was nominated for an Academy Award for her first film role in 1968's "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter" and went on to co-star in six films with Clint Eastwood, died Nov. 3 of cardiac arrest stemming from breast and bone cancer. Locke, seen here in a June 2005, was 74.

Pete Shelley

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Pete Shelley, the singer-songwriter and co-founder of the punk band the Buzzcocks, died Dec. 6, 2018. Shelley, shown in a 1979 photo, was 63.

Ray Hill

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Ray Hill, a former Baptist evangelist and convicted cat burglar who galvanized the gay rights movement in Houston, helped organize the first gay march on Washington and drew on his own experience behind bars to host a radio call-in show for inmates and their families, died Nov. 24, 2018. Hill, shown in a June 1987 photo, was 78.

Albert Frere

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Albert Frere, the industrialist who became one of Belgium's richest people during more than half-century of dealmaking, died Dec. 3, 2018. Frere, shown in a May 2005 photo, was 92.

George H.W. Bush

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George H.W. Bush, whose presidency soared with the coalition victory over Iraq in Kuwait, but then plummeted in the throes of a weak economy that led voters to turn him out of office after one term, died Nov. 30, 2018. Bush, shown in a 1994 file photo, was 94.

Stephen Hillenburg

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Stephen Hillenburg, who used his dual loves of drawing and marine biology to spawn the absurd undersea world of "SpongeBob SquarePants," died Nov. 26, 2018 of Lou Gehrig's disease, also known as ALS. Hillenburg, shown in a November 2004 photo, was 57.

Bernardo Bertolucci

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Italian filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci, who won Oscars with "The Last Emperor" and whose erotic drama "Last Tango in Paris" enthralled and shocked the world, died Nov. 26, 2018, of cancer. Bertolucci, shown in an August 1997 photo, was 77.

Ricky Jay

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Ricky Jay, a magician, historian of oddball entertainers and actor who appeared in "Boogie Nights" and other films, died Nov. 24, 2018. Jay, shown in a September 2012 photo, was 72.

Pablo Ferro

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Pablo Ferro, a Cuban-born artist who drew horror comics for Stan Lee in his youth and rose to become an innovative filmmaker on Madison Avenue and a renowned title designer in Hollywood, died Nov. 16, 2018. Ferro, shown in an August 2015 photo, was 83.

Zhores Medvedev

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Zhores Medvedev, a scientist and one of the more prominent political dissidents in the former Soviet Union whose writings exposed quackery and fraud in Soviet scientific programs and led to his arrest and eventual exile from his homeland, died Nov. 15, 2018, of a heart attack. Medvedev, shown in a 1975 photo, was 93.

William Goldman

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William Goldman, the Oscar-winning screenwriter and Hollywood wise man who won Academy Awards for "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and "All the President's Men" and summed up the mystery of making a box-office hit by declaring "Nobody knows anything," died Nov. 16, 2018, of complications from colon cancer and pneumonia. Goldman, shown in an undated photo, was 87.

Kim Porter

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Kim Porter, Sean P. Diddy's former longtime girlfriend and the mother of three of his children, died Nov. 15, 2018. Porter, shown in a 2017 photo, was 47.

Katherine MacGregor

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Katherine MacGregor, who played petty, gossiping mother Harriet Oleson on TV's "Little House on the Prairie," died Nov. 13, 2018. MacGregor was 93.

Irvin Williams

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Irvin Williams, whose horticulture career spanning the Kennedy to the George W. Bush administrations made him the longest-serving gardener in White House history and who was a key figure in the creation of the Rose Garden, died Nov. 7, 2018, of renal failure. Williams, shown in an April 2004 photo, was 92.

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