Tommy Page, Bill Paxton, Chuck Berry and more recent notable deaths around the world.
Charles Manson, the hippie cult leader who became the hypnotic-eyed face of evil across America after masterminding the gruesome murders of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six others in Los Angeles during the summer of 1969, died Nov. 19, 2017, after nearly a half-century in prison. Manson, seen in 1969, was 83.
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Mel Tillis, the affable longtime country star who wrote hits for Kenny Rogers, Ricky Skaggs and many others, and overcame a stutter to sing on dozens of his own singles, died Nov. 19, 2017. Tillis, seen here on April 23, 1975, was 85.
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Pancho Segura, who rose from poverty to win six U.S. Pro singles and doubles championships and was one of the world's top amateur tennis players in the 1940s and professionals in the 1950s, died Nov. 18, 2017, from complications of Parkinson's disease. Segura was 96.
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Salvatore "Toto" Riina
Salvatore "Toto" Riina, Cosa Nostra's "boss of bosses," who was serving 26 life sentences as the convicted mastermind of dozens of murders of rivals for power on his Sicilian turf as well as prominent anti-Mafia heroes, died Nov. 17, 2017, in an Italian hospital prison ward. Riina, seen here on April 29, 1993, was 87.
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Rapper Lil Peep, a budding star whose emotional, downtrodden lyrics gained a cult following online, died of a suspected drug overdose Nov. 15, 2017. The rapper, shown in a June 24, 2017 photo, was 21.
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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.
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Fernando "Ferdie" Pacheco, "The Fight Doctor" who served as Muhammad Ali's ringside physician, died Nov. 16, 2017. Pacheco, shown in a May 10, 1984, photo, was 89.
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Bobby Doerr, the Hall of Fame second baseman dubbed the "Silent Captain" of the Boston Red Sox by longtime teammate and friend Ted Williams, died Nov. 13, 2017. Doerr, shown in an April 1, 1948, photo, was 99.
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French downhiller David Poisson died Nov. 13, 2017, following a training crash in Canada. Poisson, seen here on Feb. 9, 2013, was 35.
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Liz Smith, the grande dame of New York gossip columnists who chronicled the lives of celebrities for Newsday and other publications, died of natural causes Nov. 12, 2017. Smith, shown in a May 1, 2003 photo, was 94.
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John H. Cushman
John H. Cushman, a retired Army lieutenant general who received multiple battlefield commendations for heroism during the Vietnam War and who later sought to bring a more flexible intellectual approach to military planning, died Nov. 8, 2017 of a stroke. He was 96.
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Herb Lee, San Francisco's first Chinese-American police officer, died Nov. 1, 2017 of colon cancer. He was 84.
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Robert De Cormier
Robert De Cormier, a classically trained singer and choral composer who helped spur a folk music revival in New York, worked as an arranger for Harry Belafonte and became almost a "fourth member" of the harmonizing vocal outfit Peter, Paul and Mary, died Nov. 7, 2017 of complications from a urinary infection. He was 95.
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Joe Fortunato, the speedy linebacker who helped the Chicago Bears win the 1963 NFL title, died Nov. 6, 2017. Fortunato, left, shown in a 1966 photo with coach George Allen and defensive end Doug Atkins, was 87.
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Celebrity chef Antonio Carluccio, who helped popularize inexpensive Italian fare as the founder of an eponymous restaurant chain and a prolific cookbook writer, died Nov. 8, 2017. Carluccio, shown in a 2009 photo, was 80.
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John Hillerman, who played stuffed-shirt Higgins to Tom Selleck's freewheeling detective Thomas Magnum in the 1980s TV series "Magnum, P.I." died Nov. 9, 2017, of natural causes. Hillerman, seen here in 1985 with actress Betty White, was 84.
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German actress Karin Dor, who played an assassin sent by James Bond's nemesis Blofeld to kill the British agent in 1967's "You Only Live Twice," died Nov. 6, 2017. Dor, seen here in 1967, was 79.
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Gordon Sakamoto, one of the first Asian-Americans hired to work in a U.S. bureau of an international news service, died Nov. 8, 2017, of heart failure and a long battle with chronic kidney disease. Sakamoto, seen here in 1994, was 82.
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Former Minnesota Twins coach Rick Stelmaszek, who helped the team win two World Series championships, died Nov. 6, 2017, of complications from pancreatic cancer. Stelmaszek, seen here in 2007, was 69.
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Roy Halladay, a two-time Cy Young Award winner admired as much for his off-the-field persona as his Hall of Fame pitching ability, died Nov. 7, 2017, when the private plane he was piloting crashed off the Florida coast in the Gulf of Mexico. Halladay, seen here on March 4, 2010, was 40.
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Nancy Friday, a dissatisfied daughter of the sexual revolution whose best-selling books aimed to liberate women from embarrassment over their erotic fantasies and from fraught relationships with their mothers, died Nov. 5, 2017, of complications from Alzheimer's disease. Friday, seen here on August 1996, was 84.
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Richard Gordon Jr.
Apollo 12 astronaut Richard "Dick" F. Gordon Jr., one of a dozen men who flew around the moon but didn't land there, died Nov. 6, 2017. He was 88.
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Susan Linnee, who rose from a radio stringer in Latin America to become a groundbreaking Associated Press bureau chief in Spain and Kenya, died of brain cancer Nov. 6, 2017. Linnee, shown in a 2012 photo, was 75.
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Salvador Minuchin, an iconoclastic child psychiatrist who revolutionized 20th-century family therapy by bringing the whole clan into the room and tugging their emotional strings like a master puppeteer, died Oct. 30 , 2017, of heart disease. He was 96.
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Muhal Richard Abrams
Muhal Richard Abrams, a pianist and composer who was a major force in avant-garde jazz for more than 50 years and who was a founder of the influential ensemble the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, died Oct. 29 , 2017. Abrams, seen here in 1988, was 87.
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Ed Flanagan, the former Vermont auditor of accounts and state senator credited as the first openly gay lawmaker in the country elected to statewide office, died Nov. 3, 2017. Flanagan, seen here on March 15, 2000, was 66.
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Lennox "Red" McLendon
Lennox "Red" McLendon, a globe-trotting photographer who chronicled everything from the Vietnam War to the Academy Awards during a long career with the U.S. Navy and The Associated Press, died Oct. 24, 2017. McLendon, seen here on March 11, 2011, was 74.
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Joan Tisch, matriarch of the family that owns half of the NFL's Giants and one of New York City's foremost philanthropists, died Nov. 2, 2017, after a brief illness.Tisch, seen here on June 6, 2006, was 90.
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Radio personality Roger Erickson, who ruled Minnesota's morning airwaves along with on-air WCCO partner Charlie Boone for 38 years, died of natural causes Oct. 30, 2017. Erickson, right, seen with his partner Charlie Boone in 1998, was 89.
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Dennis Banks, a co-founder of the American Indian Movement and a leader of the 1973 Wounded Knee occupation, died Oct. 29, 2017. Banks, seen here on Feb. 27, 2003, was 80.
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Judy Martz, Montana's only female governor and lieutenant governor, whose fiscal success running the state was overshadowed by scandal and gaffes, died Oct. 30, 2017, of pancreatic cancer. Martz, seen here in 2005, was 74.
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Jane Juska, whose chronicle of searching for sex as a woman in her 60s became a best-selling memoir and later a stage show, died Oct. 24, 2017, after a long illness. Juska, seen here in 2003, was 84.
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Donald Bain, a Mineola native who went on to become a prolific author and ghostwriter, died of congestive heart failure Oct. 21, 2017. Bain, shown in an undated photo, was 82.
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James E. Clayton
James E. Clayton, a judge's son who in 1960 became The Washington Post's first full-time U.S. Supreme Court reporter and later wrote stinging editorials that helped deny federal judge G. Harrold Carswell a seat on the high court in part because of his troubling record on civil rights, died Oct. 16, 2017. Clayton, shown in a 1971 photo with former child actress-turned-diplomat Shirley Temple, was 87.
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Jack Bannon, who played the genial and raffish assistant city editor Art Donovan on "Lou Grant," died. His stepdaughter, Molly Allen, says Bannon died Oct. 25, 2017. Bannon, shown in a 1981 photo, was 77.
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Al Hurricane, known as the "Godfather of New Mexico music" for developing a distinct sound bridging the state's unique Hispanic traditions with country and rock, died Oct. 22, 2017 from complications related to a long battle against prostate cancer. Hurricane, center, who looks on as former New Mexico Sen. Pete Domenici joins former U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson at an event in Albuquerque on March 11, 2011, was 81.
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Paul J. Weitz
Paul Weitz, a retired NASA astronaut who commanded the first flight of the space shuttle Challenger and also piloted the Skylab in the early 1970s, died Oct. 23, 2017. Weitz, shown in a 1973 photo, was 85.
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Jonathan Lester, who spent 15 years in prison after being convicted as the accused ringleader of an infamous deadly racial attack in Howard Beach, Queens, in December 1986, died Aug. 14, 2017. According to his family, the 48-year-old's death was a suicide. Lester is seen in 1987, the year he was sentenced to 10 to 30 years.
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Fats Domino, the rhythm and blues pianist whose rollicking style helped give birth to rock 'n' roll, died Oct. 24, 2017, at age 89. Domino, shown here in 1985, died of natural causes, according to the Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, coroner's office.
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Robert Guillaume, who rose from squalid beginnings in St. Louis slums to become a star in stage musicals and win Emmy Awards for his portrayal of the sharp-tongued butler in the TV sitcoms "Soap" and "Benson," died Oct. 24, 2017. Guillaume, who had been battling prostate cancer, was 89, said his wife, Donna Brown Guillaume.
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Scott Mitchell Putesky, known as Daisy Berkowitz as a founding member of the South Florida goth-rock band Marilyn Manson and the Spooky Kids, died Oct. 22, 2017, after a long battle with colon cancer. He was 49. Trent Reznor, in foreground and the band Marilyn Manson attend a taping of the last episode of "The Jon Stewhttps://www.newsday.com/entertainment/music/daisy-berkowitz-dies-marilyn-manson-co-founder-guitarist-was-49-1.14592031art Show" in June 1995. Guitarist Daisy Berkowitz is standing in the background.
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Georgia fashion designer Mychael Knight, who was a finalist on the popular TV competition show "Project Runway," died Oct. 17, 2017. Knight, shown in a Dec. 12, 2012, photo, was 39.
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Howard Carroll, a lead guitarist for the influential and Grammy Award-winning gospel group the Dixie Hummingbirds, died Oct. 17, 2017. Carroll, left, shown with the group, was 92
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John Dunsworth, a Canadian actor best known for his role as an alcoholic trailer park supervisor in the Netflix comedy series "Trailer Park Boys," died Oct. 16, 2017. Dunsworth, shown in an April 2005 photo, was 71.
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Danielle Darrieux, a prolific French actress whose movie and theater career spanned eight decades, died Oct. 17, 2017. She was 100.
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Philanthropist Helen DeVos, known for her support of children's health, Christian education and the arts, died Oct. 18, 2017, of complications from a stroke after a recent diagnosis of myeloid leukemia. DeVos, shown, right, with husband Rich DeVos in a March 8, 2017, photo, was 90.
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Richard Wilbur, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and translator who intrigued and delighted generations of readers and theatergoers through his rhyming editions of Moliere and his own verse on memory, writing and nature, died Oct. 14, 2017. Wilbur, shown in a July 18, 2006 photo, was 96.
Michele Marsh, a longtime New York TV news anchor, who left the business for good nearly 15 years ago, died Oct. 17, 2017 after a seven-year battle with breast cancer. She was 63.
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Gord Downie, who made himself part of Canada's national identity with songs about hockey and small towns as lead singer and songwriter of iconic rock band, The Tragically Hip, died Oct. 17, 2017. Downie, seen here on Dec. 6, 2016, was 53.
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Daniel Webb, a former relief pitcher for the Chicago White Sox, died in an ATV accident Oct. 14, 2017. Webb, seen here on Sept. 2, 2014, was 28.
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Roy Dotrice, a veteran British actor known for his role as Leopold Mozart in the Oscar-winning film "Amadeus" and his many theater and TV roles, died Oct. 16, 2017. Dotrice, seen here on June 4, 2000, was 94.
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Joseph Schmitt, who helped develop the spacesuits worn by the nation's first astronauts, and who helped secure the straps, boots and helmets of John Glenn, Neil Armstrong and other astronauts just before their history-making flights, died Sept. 25, 2017. Schmitt, right, is shown assisting astronaut John Glenn Jr. on Feb. 20, 1962. He was 101.
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Grady Tate, a jazz musician who was nominated for Grammy Awards as a singer but was best known as a versatile drummer who helped propel the "soul-jazz" style of the 1960s and who appeared on hundreds of albums, died Oct. 8 , 2017, of complications from Alzheimer's disease. Tate, shown in a Feb. 22, 1985, photo, was 85.
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Sima Wali, who fled her native Afghanistan before the 1979 Soviet invasion and devoted the rest of her life to aiding the women who remained behind through years of war, deprivation and Taliban oppression, died Sept. 22, 2017, of a degenerative neurological disorder. Wali, shown in a Nov. 27, 2001, photo with Afghan diplomat Zalmai Rassoul, was 66.
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Walter "Bunny" Sigler
Walter "Bunny" Sigler, a singer, songwriter and producer who helped create "The Sound of Philadelphia" in the 1970s, died Oct. 6, 2017, of a heart attack. Sigler, seen here on April 8, 2009, was 76.
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Ben Hawkins, a third-round pick of the Eagles in 1966 who spent eight of his nine NFL seasons in Philadelphia, died Oct. 9, 2017. Hawkins, sen here on Oct. 25, 1970, was 73.
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Bob Schiller, a comedy writer whose credits reach back to TV's infancy, including "I Love Lucy," and later, "Maude," "All in the Family" and "The Carol Burnett Show," died Oct. 10, 2017. He was 98.
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French actor Jean Rochefort, who starred in more than 100 movies over a half-century and was much loved by the French public, died Oct. 9, 2017. Rochefort, shown in a Sept. 27, 1986 photo, was 87.
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Former Rep. Jerry Kleczka, a liberal Democrat who represented a Wisconsin district that included his hometown of Milwaukee for 20 years, died Oct. 8, 2017, of natural causes. Kleczka, seen here on Nov. 5, 1996, was 73.
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Armando Calderon Sol
Former Salvadoran President Armando Calderon Sol, who governed El Salvador from 1994 to 1999, after the signing of the 1992 peace accords ended 12 years of civil war, died Oct. 9, 2017. Calderon Sol, seen here on April 19, 1998, was 69.
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Jimmy Beaumont, the lead singer of the doo-wop group the Skyliners and a co-writer of the iconic ballad "Since I Don't Have You," died Oct. 7, 2017. Beaumont, shown in an April 4, 2015 photo, was 76.
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Y.A. Tittle, the Hall of Fame quarterback who led the Giants to three division titles in the 1960s but never won a championship final in high school, college or the pros and is immortalized by one of sport's most famous images of defeat, died Oct. 8, 2017. He was 90.
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Eberhard van der Laan
Eberhard van der Laan, the popular mayor of Amsterdam who ran the city with a firm hand and a compassionate touch, died Oct. 5, 2017, after a long battle with lung cancer. Van der Laan, right, seen here with Dutch King Willem-Alexander on Sept. 8, 2017, was 62.
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Russ Ringsak, a former architect who became the longtime truck driver for Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion" public radio variety show, died Oct. 3, 2017. Ringsak, seen here on May 7, 2016, was 81.
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Ralphie May, a comedian who parlayed a second-place finish on TV's "Last Comic Standing" in 2003 into TV and club appearances, died Oct. 6, 2017, of cardiac arrest. May, seen here in 2007, was 45.
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Robert McKay, who designed the first Taco Bell restaurant and with founder Glen Bell turned it from a quirky food stand into a fast-food empire, died in September of cancer. McKay was 86.
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Arthur Janov, the psychotherapist whose "primal therapy" had celebrities screaming to release their childhood traumas and spawned a best-selling book in the 1970s, died Oct. 1, 2017. Janov, seen here in 2003, was 93.
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Jalal Talabani, Iraq's first Kurdish president, died Oct. 3, 2017. Talabani, seen here on Aug. 17, 2007, was 83.
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Chuck Low, a real estate developer whose friendship with Robert De Niro led him to an acting career that included a notable appearance in "Goodfellas," died Sept. 18, 2017. Low, shown in an April 25, 2016, photo, was 89.
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Robert D. Hales
Top-ranking Mormon leader Robert D. Hales, who left a successful career as a businessman to help guide the church, died Oct. 1, 2017, from age-related causes. Hales, shown in a July 10, 2015, photo, was 85.
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Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Tom Petty, who with his band The Heartbreakers helped spearhead back-to-basics heartland rock in the late 1970s, died Oct. 2, 2017, after he suffered cardiac arrest. Petty, shown in a 2016 photo, was 66.
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Dave Strader, the hockey broadcaster known affectionately as "The Voice," died Oct. 1, 2017, after battling bile duct cancer for more than a year. Strader, shown in an April 4, 2011, photo, was 62.
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Donald Malarkey, a World War II paratrooper who was awarded the Bronze Star after parachuting behind enemy lines at Normandy to destroy German artillery on D-Day, died Sept. 30, 2017. Malarkey, shown in a June 6, 2005, photo, was 96.
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Samuel I. ''Si'' Newhouse
S.I. Newhouse Jr., the low-profile billionaire media mogul who ran the parent company of some of the nation's most prestigious magazines, died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, after a long illness. He was 89.
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Monty Hall, the former "Let's Make a Deal" host, died Sept. 30, 2017, after a long illness. Hall, seen in 2014, was 96.
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Zuzana Ruzickova, a Czech musician who survived Nazi death camps and communist persecution before winning world acclaim as a harpsichordist, died Sept. 27, 2017. Ruzickova, seen in 2016, was 96.
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Journalist Richard Pyle, whose long and accomplished Associated Press career spanned the globe and a half-century of crisis, war, catastrophe and indelible moments in news reporting, died Sept. 28, 2017, of respiratory failure due to lung fibrosis and obstructive lung disease. Pyle, seen in Oct. 1970, was 83.
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Red Miller, the fiery head coach who guided the Denver Broncos from obscurity to their first Super Bowl, died Sept. 27, 2017 after complications from a stroke. Miller, seen in 1978, was 89.
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Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, who turned silk pajamas into a work uniform, women into centerfolds and sexual desire into a worldwide multimedia empire that spanned several generations of American life, died Sept. 27, 2017 of natural causes. Hefner, seen in a Nov. 4, 2010, photo, was 91.
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Lady Lucan, a British aristocrat who survived a vicious 1974 attack by her husband that sparked a decades-long mystery, died Sept. 27, 2017. Lucan, seen in 1975, was 80.
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Rob Nigh, a defense attorney who represented Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh and witnessed his 2001 execution, died Sept. 24, 2017, after a battle with cancer. He was 57. He is seen in a photo taken May 11, 2001.
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Jan Triska, an actor who moved to the United States after being banned by the Czechoslovak Communist regime, died Sept. 25, 2017, in Prague's military hospital due to injuries after he fell from Charles Bridge under unclear circumstances. He was 80. He is seen in a photo taken March 24, 2017.
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Tony Booth, a British actor and the father-in-law of former Prime Minister Tony Blair, died Sept. 25, 2017, from Alzheimer's disease and heart problems. He was 85. He is seen with his daughter, Cherie Blair, center, and wife, Gale, on July 15, 1997.
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Orville Lynn Majors
Orville Lynn Majors, who was convicted of killing six people while he was a nurse at a rural Indiana hospital, died Sept. 25, 2017, while serving a 360-year sentence. He is seen in a photo taken Oct. 6, 1999.
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Joseph M. McDade
Joseph M. McDade, an 18-term Republican congressman who was known for bringing federal dollars home to his northeastern Pennsylvania district and who was acquitted in 1996 on a bribery charge, died Sept. 24, 2017. He was 85. He is seen in a photo taken in 1992.
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Barbara Blaine, the founder and former president of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, died Sept. 24, 2017, following a recent cardiac event. She was 61. She is seen in a photo taken in March 2011.
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Former New York Giants and Jets assistant coach Dennis "Denny" Marcin died Sept. 20, 2017. He was 75. He is shown in a 2003 photo.
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Charles Bradley, known as the "Screaming Eagle of Soul" for a powerful, raspy style that evoked one of his musical heroes, James Brown, died Sept. 23, 2017. He was 68. He is shown in a July 2016 photo.
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Bill Goodling, a former Republican congressman who represented parts of central Pennsylvania in the U.S. House for more than a quarter century, died Sept. 24, 2017. He was 89. He is shown in a 2000 photo.
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Mahdi Akef, the former leader of Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group who had been detained since 2013, died of complications from cancer and other health issues on Sept. 22, 2017. He was 89. He is shown in a 2009 photo.
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Jon Breen, the former New Hampshire newspaper editor who prompted a testy "I am paying for this microphone" retort from Ronald Reagan in a 1980 presidential primary debate, died Sept. 14, 2017. He was 81. Breen, center, is seen at a debate with GOP candidates Reagan, left, and George H.W. Bush in 1980.
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Liliane Bettencourt, the L'Oreal cosmetics heiress and the world's richest woman, died Sept. 21, 2017. She was 94. She is shown in an April 18, 2005, photo.
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Albert Speer Jr.
Albert Speer Jr., the son of Adolf Hitler's chief architect who had his own accomplished architectural career but struggled to distance himself from his father's legacy, died Sept. 16, 2017. He was 83. He is shown in a Nov. 11, 2012, photo.
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Renowned Soviet and Russian opera singer Zurab Sotkilava died Sept. 18, 2017. He was 80. He is shown in a Feb. 21, 2008, photo.
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Bronx-born Jake LaMotta, an iron-fisted battler who brawled his way to a middleweight title and was later memorialized by Robert De Niro in the film "Raging Bull," died Sept. 19, 2017. He was 95. He is shown in a 1949 photo,
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Bernie Casey, the professional football player turned actor known for parts in "Revenge of the Nerds" and "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka," died Sept. 19, 2017, after a brief illness. He was 78. He is shown in a May 23, 2014, photo.
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Johnny Sandlin, an Alabama musician and recording engineer who produced songs for groups including the Allman Brothers Band, died Sept. 19, 2017. He was 72. He is shown, left, with Allman Brothers Band guitarist Duane Allman in a 1968 photo.
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Lillian Ross, the ever-watchful New Yorker reporter whose close, narrative style defined a memorable and influential 70-year career, including a revealing portrait of Ernest Hemingway, a classic Hollywood exposé and a confession to an adulterous affair, died Sept. 20, 2017, after suffering a stroke. She was 99. She is shown in a June 1997 photo.
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Bobby "The Brain" Heenan
Legendary pro wrestling manager Bobby "the Brain" Heenan died Sept. 17, 2017, from cancer complications. He was 73.
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Mitchell Flint, an American aviator who helped form the Israeli Air Force in 1948 and served in Israel's first fighter squadron, died Sept. 16, 2017, of natural causes. He was 94. He is shown in a 1949 photo.
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Penny Chenery, who bred and raced 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat as well as realizing her ailing father's dream to win the Kentucky Derby in 1972 with Riva Ridge, died Sept. 16, 2017, of complications from a stroke. She was 95. She is shown in a June 9, 1973, photo.
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Violet Brown, the world's oldest person, died Sept. 15, 2017. She was 117. She is shown in an April 16, 2017, photo.
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Former Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin, whose four decades in office made him one of the longest-serving statewide officials in the U.S., died Sept. 14, 2017. He was 88. He is shown in a Jan. 28, 2009, photo.
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Harry Dean Stanton
Actor Harry Dean Stanton, whose screen credits include nearly 70 movies and TV shows, died Sept. 15, 2017. He was 91. He is shown in an Aug. 22, 2013, photo.
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J.P. Donleavy, the incorrigible Irish-American author and playwright whose ribald debut novel, "The Ginger Man," met with scorn, censorship and eventually celebration as a groundbreaking classic, died Sept. 11, 2017. He was 91. He is shown in a March 14, 1994, file photo.
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Grant Hart, the drummer and vocalist for pioneering indie rock band Husker Du, which was seen as a major influence on Nirvana, the Pixies and other genre-defining bands, died Sept. 13, 2017. He was 56. He is shown in a 2009 photo.
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Charles F. Knight, who led a period of tremendous growth as CEO of the technology and engineering company Emerson for nearly three decades, died Sept. 12, 2017, of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 81.
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Pete V. Domenici, the son of Italian immigrants who rose to become a power broker in the U.S. Senate, died Sept. 13, 2017, after suffering a setback following a recent surgery. He was 85. He is seen on Oct. 26, 2010.
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Frank Vincent, a veteran character actor who often played tough guys, including mob boss Phil Leotardo on "The Sopranos," died Sept. 13, 2017. He was 80. He is seen on June 6, 2005.
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Xavier "X" Atencio, an animator behind early Disney movies including "Pinocchio" and "Fantasia" and "imagineer" behind beloved Disneyland rides like "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "The Haunted Mansion," died Sept. 10, 2017. He was 98.
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Edith Windsor, the plaintiff whose case led to a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling recognizing same-sex marriage, died Sept. 12, 2017. Windsor, seen in a 2012 photo, was 88.
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Len Wein, a former Levittown resident who co-created the comic-book characters Wolverine and Swamp Thing and served as a Marvel Comics editor-in-chief, died Sept. 10, 2017. Wein, seen on Aug. 7, 2013, was 69.
Newsday's obituary for Len Wein
Sir Peter Hall
Peter Hall, a visionary theater director and impresario who founded the Royal Shakespeare Company and helped build Britain's National Theatre into a producing powerhouse, died Sept. 11, 2017 of dementia. Hall, seen on Sept. 6, 2000, was 86.
Newsday's obituary for Sir Peter Hall
Don Ohlmeyer, the "Monday Night Football" producer who came up with the phrase "Must See TV" in leading NBC to the No. 1 prime-time spot, died Sept. 10, 2017, of cancer. He was 72. He is shown in a 1978 photo.
Newsday's obituary for Don Ohlmeyer
Hall of Fame defenseman Pierre Pilote, a three-time Norris Trophy winner who helped the Chicago Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup in 1961, died Sept. 9, 2017. He was 85.
Newsday's obituary for Pierre Pilote
Holger Czukay, the co-founder and bassist of avant-garde band Can and a one-time student of composer Karlheinz Stockhausen, was found dead Sept. 5, 2017. He was 79. He is shown, left, with members of Can: Michael Karoli, Damo Suzuki, Irmidt Schmidt and Jaki Leibzeit in 1975.
Newsday's obituary for Holger Czukay
Michael Friedman, an Obie-winning composer and lyricist known for the musicals "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson" and "Love's Labour's Lost," died Sept. 9, 2017 of complications related to HIV/AIDS. Friedman, seen on June 6, 2016, was 41. photo.
Newsday's obituary for Michael Friedman
Nancy Hatch Dupree
Nancy Hatch Dupree, an American historian who spent decades in Afghanistan working to preserve the heritage of the war-torn country, died Sept. 10, 2017 following a long illness. Dupree, seen on Dec. 9, 2014, was 90.
Newsday's obituary for Nancy Hatch Dupree
Joe DeNucci, a former world class middleweight boxing contender who became a politician and the longest-serving state auditor in Massachusetts history, died Sept. 8, 2017. DeNucci, seen on Jan. 21, 2010, was 78.
Newsday's obituary for Joe DeNucci
Don Williams, an award-winning country singer with love ballads like "I Believe in You," died Sept. 8, 2017 after a short illness. Williams, seen in April 2012, was 78.
Newsday's obituary for Don Williams
Troy Gentry, right, who, as one half of Montgomery Gentry, helped the country music duo become a successful act in the genre, launching countless hits, winning multiple awards and reaching platinum status throughout the 2000s, died Sept. 8, 2017 in a helicopter crash. Genry, seen with Eddie Montgomery in a 2011 photo, was 50.
Newsday's obituary for Troy Gentry
Kate Millett, the activist, artist and educator whose best-selling work "Sexual Politics" was a landmark of cultural criticism and a manifesto for the modern feminist movement, died of a heart attack Sept. 6, 2017. She was 82. She is shown, right, with niece Kristan Vigard in New York on May 21, 1979.
Newsday's obituary for Kate Millett
Gene Michael, the architect of the Yankees' last dynasty in the 1990s, died Sept. 7, 2017. He was 79. He is shown in a Sept. 2, 2000, file photo.
Newsday's obituary for Gene Michael
Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Murray Lerner, who captured Bob Dylan going electric at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival and preserved legendary music acts like Jimi Hendrix and Leonard Cohen forever on film, died Sept. 3, 2017. Lerner, seen on July 18, 2011, was 90.
Newsday's obituary for Murray Lerner
John "Jack" Keil, the advertising executive who led the team that created McGruff the Crime Dog and who voiced the character, died Aug. 25, 2017. He was 94. He is show as McGruff, right, with President Ronald Reagan in a Feb. 15, 1984 photo.
Newsday's obituary for Jack Keil
Simeon Wright, who was with his cousin Emmett Till when the Chicago boy was kidnapped in 1955 after whistling at a white woman in Mississippi, died Sept. 4, 2017, of cancer. He was 74. He is seen in 2009.
Newsday's obituary for Simeon Wright
John Ashbery, an enigmatic giant of modern poetry whose energy, daring and boundless command of language raised American verse to brilliant and baffling heights, died of natural causes on Sept. 3, 2017. He was 90. Ashbery is seen on Nov. 16, 2011.
Newsday's obituary for John Ashbery
Velichko Cholakov, a former European champion who was part of the Bulgarian weightlifting team that withdrew from the 2008 Beijing Olympics after a doping scandal, died on Aug. 20, 2017. He was 35. Cholakov is seen on Aug. 25, 2004.
Newsday's obituary for Velichko Cholakov
Walter Becker, the guitarist, bassist and co-founder of the rock group Steely Dan, died on Sept. 3, 2017. He was 67. Becker, left, and fellow Steely Dan bandmate Donald Fagen are seen on Oct. 29, 1977.
Newsday's obituary for Walter Becker
Comedian Shelley Berman, who won gold records and appeared on top television shows in the 1950s and '60s delivering wry monologues about the annoyances of everyday life, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease on Sept. 1, 2017. He was 92. Berman, left, and Larry David are seen in 2005.
Newsday's obituary for Shelley Berman
Richard Anderson, the actor best known for co-starring simultaneously in the popular 1970s television shows "The Six Million Dollar Man" and "The Bionic Woman," died of natural causes on Aug. 31, 2017. He was 91. Anderson is seen on April 4, 2009.
Newsday's obituary for Richard Anderson
Louise Hay, a self-help guru and AIDS advocate whose 1984 book, "You Can Heal Your Life," preached the power of love and affirmation, sold tens of millions of copies and made her a leading voice of the New Age movement in the 1980s, died on Aug. 30, 2017. She was 90. Hay is seen on Aug. 28, 2009.
Newsday's obituary for Louise Hay
Michael Feldman, a top photo editor whose 40-year career took him from the gritty streets of Philadelphia to major international sporting events including the Olympics and soccer's World Cup, died Aug. 30, 2017. He was 70.
Newsday's obituary for Michael Feldman
Karoly Makk, one of Hungary's greatest film directors whose "Cats' Play" was nominated for an Oscar in 1975, died Aug. 30, 2017. He was 91. He is shown in a Sept. 17, 2016, photo.
Newsday's obituary for Karoly Makk
David Tang, a flamboyant and outspoken socialite and entrepreneur who founded the Shanghai Tang fashion brand, died Aug. 29, 2017. He was 63. He is shown in a 2007 photo.
Newsday's obituary for David Tang
Bernard Pomerance, best known for the Tony Award-winning play about a horribly deformed man that has lured some of Hollywood's biggest names, such as Bradley Cooper and John Hurt, died Aug. 26, 2017, of complications from cancer. He was 76. He is seen in a 1979 photo.
Newsday's obituary for Bernard Pomerance
Jud Heathcote, who led Michigan State and Magic Johnson to the 1979 NCAA championship, died Aug. 28, 2017. He was 90. He is seen, right, with members of Michigan State's 1979 NCAA championship team, including Terry Donnelly, left, and Earvin "Magic" Johnson in 2009.
Newsday's obituary for Jud Heathcote
Bob Murphy, the longtime voice of Stanford University sports who brought a folksy sense of community to his commentary for more than four decades, died Aug. 22, 2017 of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 86. He is shown in a Dec. 1, 2007 photo.
Newsday's obituary for Bob Murphy
French actress Mireille Darc, who performed with some of France's leading directors and had a long relationship with actor Alain Delon, died Aug. 28, 2017. She was 79. She is shown in an Aug. 1. 1969 photo..
Newsday's obituary for Mireille Darc
Tobe Hooper, the horror-movie pioneer whose low-budget sensation, "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre," took a buzz saw to audiences with its brutally frightful vision, died Aug. 26, 2017. He was 74. He is seen on April 5, 2006.
Newsday's obituary for Tobe Hooper
Rafael 'Felo' Ramirez
Rafael "Felo" Ramirez, a Hall of Fame baseball radio broadcaster who was the signature voice for millions of Spanish-speaking sports fans over three decades, died Aug. 21, 2017. He was 94. He is seen in a 2013 photo.
Newsday's obituary for Rafael 'Felo' Ramirez
Charles "Charlie" Robertson, a former Pennsylvania mayor who was acquitted of murder in the killing of a black woman during racial unrest in 1969 died Aug. 24, 2017, about a month after being diagnosed with cancer. He was 83. He is seen on June 25, 2001.
Newsday's obituary for Charlie Robertson
Lew Ferguson, who mentored dozens of journalists during a long career with The Associated Press that included nearly three decades covering Kansas politics, died Aug. 24, 2017. He was 83. He is seen, right, talking with Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), left, and Democratic activist Jim Parrish on June 5, 1999, in Topeka, Kan.
Newsday's obituary for Lew Ferguson
Sean O'Callaghan, an assassin and bomb-maker for the Irish Republican Army who became one of the organization's highest-ranking informants for the Irish police, and who was credited with foiling a 1983 plot to assassinate Prince Charles and Princess Diana at a Duran Duran concert in London, died Aug. 23, 2017. He was 62. He is seen on Dec. 19, 1996.
Newsday's obituary for Sean O'Callaghan
Cecil Andrus, who engineered the conservation of millions of acres of Alaska land during the Carter administration, died late Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, of complications from lung cancer. He was 85. He is greeted by President Jimmy Carter on Nov. 4, 1980.
Newsday's obituary for Cecil Andrus
Jay Thomas, a radio talk show host and actor with recurring roles on the sitcoms "Murphy Brown" and "Cheers," died Aug. 24, 2017. Thomas, seen in July 2010, was 69.
Newsday's obituary for Jay Thomas
Tony de Brum
Tony de Brum, who was the Marshall Islands' climate ambassador and former foreign minister, died Aug. 22, 2017. He was 72. He is shown in an Aug. 2013 photo.
Newsday's obituary for Tony de Brum
Brian Aldiss, one of the most prolific and influential science fiction writers of the 20th century, died Aug. 19, 2017. He was 92. He is shown in a 2015 photo.
Newsday's obituary for Brian Aldiss
Three-time Tony Award-winning book writer Thomas Meehan, best known for transforming the Little Orphan Annie cartoon strip into the smash Broadway musical "Annie," died on Aug. 22, 2017. He was 88. Meehan, left, and Mark O'Donnell show off their Tonys for best book of a musical for "Hairspray" on June 8, 2003.
Newsday's obituary for Thomas Meehan
Albert "Sonny" Burgess
Albert "Sonny" Burgess, who was an early pioneer of what became known as rockabilly music, died Aug. 18, 2017. He was 88. Burgess, right, jams with then-Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe before a bill-signing at the Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., in March 2009.
Newsday's obituary for Albert "Sonny" Burgess