In Memoriam: Those We Lost in 2006

Ruth Brown, 78 -- Grammy winner who was one of the top-selling R&B singers of the 1950s; her career spanned six decades.

Milton Friedman, 94 -- Nobel Prize-winning economist and proponent of free-market economics, who advocated individual freedom and less government.

"The influence which the market has on the economy has been grossly exaggerated because of the tendency to think that if the cock crows it's causing the sun to rise."

Bo Schembechler, 77 -- Legendary coach who guided Michigan's football team for 21 seasons, taking his team to 13 Big Ten championships.

"The toughest thing I ever had to do was give up my football team."

Nov. 12, 2005

Jack Palance, 87 -- Veteran character actor who won his first Oscar in 1992, charming the audience with his acceptance performance, which included one-armed pushups.

Gerald Levert, 40 -- R&B singer who had five songs reach number one on the Billboard R&B charts.

Ed Bradley, 65 -- Legendary 60 Minutes correspondent who, as one of the first black journalists on network television, won 19 Emmys.

"As a child, even as a young adult, in my wildest imagination I could not have imagined the life that I would live … the life that I've been privilege to lead."

Nov. 5, 2005

P.W. Botha, 90 -- South African leader from 1978 to 1989, whose defense of apartheid resulted in civil unrest and, ultimately, his downfall as president.

"I'm going to keep order in South Africa, and nobody in the world is going to stop me from keeping order."

Sister Cindy Mahoney, 54 -- Volunteer at Ground Zero who died of lung disease, but arranged for her own autopsy, believing it would help other 9/11 rescuers suffering from lung conditions.

William Styron, 81 -- Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist whose novel "Sophie's Choice" was made into an Oscar-winning film in 1982.

Oct. 29, 2006

Arnold "Red" Auerbach, 89 -- Legendary NBA coach who coached the Boston Celtics to nine NBA championships, building one of the greatest sports dynasties in history.

"You just have to cut your pre-game speeches short. Let them adjust to you. We're not going to adjust to them. They adjust to us. We're the champions."

Jane Wyatt, 96 -- Actress who won three Emmy Awards for her role as Margaret Anderson in "Father Knows Best."

Jeffrey Newbauer, 22 -- Cancer victim and baseball fan who raised awareness for childhood cancer while pursuing his dream to visit every Major League baseball park.

"I don't live life on cancer's terms. I live life on my terms. It's a great day to be alive."

Oct. 22, 2006

Christopher Glenn, 68 -- CBS News correspondent who anchored coverage of the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion in 1986.

Jeff Getty, 49 -- AIDS activist who received the first bone marrow transplant from one species to another in 1995.

"This whole process of being a fighter and a warrior against this disease, for me, has been the key to my survival."

Oct. 15, 2006

Ed Benedict, 94 -- Cartoon artist who created famous cartoon characters such as Fred Flintstone, Yogi Bear and Huckleberry Hound.

Gerry Studds, 69 -- Democratic Massachusetts congressman from 1973 to 1997 who was censured by the House in 1983 for having sexual relations with a male page.

"All members of Congress are in need of humble experiences from time to time."

Cory Lidle, 34 -- New York Yankees pitcher.

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Tyler Stanger, 26 -- Flight instructor.

Both were killed when a small plane they were riding in crashed into a New York City building.

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