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  • Pete Shelley, 63

    Born Peter Campbell McNeish, the singer-songwriter was one of the founding members of the seminal English punk band Buzzcocks. Forming in the mid-1970's and playing their debut show as an opener for the Sex Pistols, Buzzcocks broke up in the early 1980s but later reformed and continued to make music for decades. The band announced Shelley's death on Dec. 6. <br><br>Pictured: Pete Shelley of the Buzzcocks poses for a photo in the U.K., circa 1978.
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  • George H.W. Bush, 94

    The son of an investment banker and U.S. senator, George Herbert Walker Bush grew to become an accomplished Navy pilot, oil executive, and served as both the vice president and 41st president of the United States. <br><br>Newly appointed United Nations Ambassador George H. Bush smiles at his desk, Dec. 18, 1970.
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  • Stephen Hillenburg, 57

    Cartoonist Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of the beloved children's cartoon "SpongeBob SquarePants" has died at 57, after a battle ALS. Hillenburg conceived, wrote, produced and directed the animated series that began in 1999 and bloomed into hundreds of episodes, movies and a Broadway show. He is seen here with SpongeBob SquarePants at an event in Tokyo, March 23, 2006.
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  • Bernardo Bertolucci, 77

    Legendary Italian filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci, who won an Oscar for "The Last Emporer" and whose raw film making style in the "The Last Tango in Paris" shocked and awed the world, has died at 77 in Rome. Bertolucci was known for exploring the sexual relationships of his characters caught in their own personal crisis and often relating to Bertolucci's personal experiences. </br></br>Director Bernardo Bertolucci works alongside his cameraman on the set of his movie "Io Ballo da Sola," "Stealing Beauty," in Italy, May 31, 1995.
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  • Magician Ricky Jay, 72

    Magician and actor Ricky Jay, most known for his roles in "Boogie Nights" and "Magnolia," as well as, for his one-man magic show where he featured his slight-of-hand card tricks that not only impressed audiences, but fellow magicians as well, has died at 72.</br></br>Magician Ricky Jay at his favorite bookstore in Los Angeles in 1994.
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  • Stan Lee, 95

    Stan Lee, the creator of The Amazing Spider-Man and other Marvel characters is pictured in his Los Angeles office, Jan. 20, 2005. <br><br> Lee died, Nov. 12, 2018, at the age of 95.
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  • Paul Allen, 65

    Paul G. Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, philanthropist and Seattle Seahawks owner, died from complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in Seattle on Oct. 15, 2018, a statement from his family said. He was 65.
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  • Gary Kurtz, 78

    Producer Gary Kurtz, known for "Star Wars" and "The Empire Strikes Back," passed away at age 78 on Sept. 23, 2018. Kurtz first worked with George Lucas on the coming-of-age comedy "American Graffiti" in 1973 which won an Academy Award for Best Picture.<br><a href=“ https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/legendary-star-wars-producer-gary-kurtz-dies/story?id=58045770” target=“external”>Full story</a>
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  • Arthur Mitchell, 84

    Arthur Mitchell, the trailblazing African-American dancer who called himself "the grandfather of diversity," has died at the age of 84. He was a ballet dancer who broke barriers for African-Americans in the 1950's with the New York City Ballet. He would also become a driving force in the creation of the Dance Theatre of Harlem. </br></br> Choreographer Arthur Mitchell is pictured here in this file photo circa 1984.
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  • Burt Reynolds, 82

    Legendary actor Burt Reynolds' career spans almost six decades with roles in film and TV. The actor's macho good looks made him the coveted leading man in the 60's and 70's and landed him a centerfold spread in Cosmopolitan magazine, the first for the magazine and actor. <br> <br> Burt Reynolds pictured in the late 1960's.
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  • Paul Taylor, 88

    Dancer and choreographer Paul Taylor performs "Aureole" in 1965. Taylor, considered to be a giant in modern dance, started his career in 1954 and worked for over six decades with his Paul Taylor Dance Company. He was the subject of the Oscar-nominated documentary, "Dancemaker," and was the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors in 1992. He was awarded the National Medal of Arts, elected to knighthood by the French government and earned a MacArthur Foundation "genius award." He died on Aug. 29 at the age of 88.
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  • Neil Simon, 91

    Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon poses for a portrait, circa 1982. Over the course of his career, Simon wrote over 50 works for theater and screen and received more than two dozen nominations for Tony, Emmy and Academy Awards. He is best known for his comedies "The Odd Couple," "Barefoot in the Park," "The Sunshine Boys," and "Brighton Beach Memoirs." Simon died on Aug. 26 at the age of 91.
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  • John McCain, 81

    Sen. John McCain addresses a rally in Davenport, Iowa during his campaign for president, Oct. 11, 2008. The Vietnam veteran who survived more than five years of internment before coming home to become a Congressman and then Senator from Arizona and make two presidential runs in 2000 and 2008 died on Aug. 25 at the age of 81.
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  • Robin Leach, 76

    TV Host Robin Leach poses for a portrait in Feb. 1991, in this file photo in Los Angeles. He was best known as the host to the show "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" from 1984 to 1995. He was 76.
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  • Barbara Harris, 83

    Actress Barbara Harris poses for a portrait in circa 1976. She appeared in such movies as A Thousand Clowns, Plaza Suite, Nashville, Family Plot, Freaky Friday, Peggy Sue Got Married, and Grosse Pointe Blank. She was 83.
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  • Ed King, 68

    Ed King guitarist of Lynyrd Skynyrd performs at Shoreline Amphitheatre on Aug. 31, 1991 in Mountain View California. He was best known as the guitarist and bassist for the Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd. He was 68.
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  • Karl Stefansson, 43

    Actor Stefan Karl attends the musical rehearsals of Dr. Seuss' 'How The Grinch Stole Christmas!', Oct. 29, 2009 in Los Angeles. He is best known for playing antagonist Robbie Rotten on the children's television series LazyTown. He was 43.
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  • Kofi Annan, 80

    Kofi Annan served as the Secretary-General for the United Nations for two terms from January 1997, to Dec. 31, 2006 and was the first black African secretary-general. During that time period he and the UN were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001. The AP reported that he was known for "radiating genuine kindness, warmth and brilliance in all he did." He died Saturday, August 18. <br><br> He is shown here during a press conference at the United Nations, March 29, 2005 in New York.
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  • Aretha Franklin, 76

    Legendary singer Aretha Franklin's career spanned six decades and multiple genres, from gospel to R&B to pop and opera. Named the "Queen of Soul," she recorded many soul classics, including "Respect," "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman." In 1987 she became the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She died on August 16 at the age of 76.<br><br>She's pictured here performing circa 1965.
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  • V.S. Naipaul, 85

    V.S. Naipaul, the Nobel laureate who documented the migrations of peoples, the unraveling of the British Empire, the ironies of exile and the clash between belief and unbelief in 14 often unsparing novels and as many works of nonfiction, died Aug. 11, 2018, in London. He was 85. <br><br>Author V.S. Naipaul is seen in New York, Oct. 31, 2001.
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  • Charlotte Rae, 92

    Beloved TV actress Charlotte Rae, best known for her role as Mrs. Edna Garrett on "Diff'rent Strokes" and "The Facts of Life" has died at the age 92. Her career spanned six decades earning her Emmy and Tony award nominations. </br></br>Seen in a scene from "Diff'rent Strokes."
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  • Chef Joel Robuchon, 73

    Famed French chef Joel Robuchon, owner of L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon in New York City and the most Michelin-decorated chef in history with 24 Michelin stars, has died at 73. The chef was head of 16 restaurants worldwide. Robuchon is seen here at "Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo," Dec. 29, 2008, in Monaco.
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  • Rick Genest, aka Zombie Boy, 32

    Canadian model and artist Rick Genest, also known as Zombie Boy, due to his head-to-toe tattoos, has died. He was 32. Genest modeled for many fashion designers and collaborated with Lady Gaga. </br></br> Here,Zombie boy presents a creation by French designer Thierry Mugler during the Men's fall-winter 2011-2012 ready-to-wear collection show, Jan. 19, 2011, in Paris.
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  • Mary Ellis, 101

    Mary Ellis, one of the last surviving Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) pilots, who flew 400 missions in a Spitfire during WW II according to the The Telegraph, has died at the age of 101, July 24, 2018.
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  • Sergio Marchionne, 66

    Sergio Marchionne, chief executive officer of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles visits a factory in Cassino, Italy, Nov. 24, 2016. Marchionne, who was born in Italy but moved to Canada while still a teen, is credited with turning around the fortunes of struggling car makers Fiat and Chrysler and merging the two companies into Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, one of the ten largest manufacturers. His death was announced on July 25. He was 66.
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  • Adrian Cronauer, 79

    Adrian Cronauer, a disc jockey on the Saigon-based Dawn Buster radio show from 1965-1966 whose experiences in the Vietnam War were chronicled in the movie "Good Morning, Vietnam," poses outside his home in Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 1987. Cronauer died, July 18, 2018. He was 79. Cronauer opened his Armed Forces Radio show with "Goooooood morning, Vietnam!"
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  • Joe Jackson, 89

    Joseph Walter Jackson attends a film premiere on May 23, 2014, in Cannes, France. Joe Jackson was the father of 11 children, including Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson, and was the manager of the famed Jackson 5. Jackson was inducted into the Rhythm & Blues Music Hall of Fame in 2014. <br> <br> He died on June 27, 2018.
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  • Charles Krauthammer, 68

    Pulitzer prize-winning columnist and political analyst Charles Krauthammer in his office in Washington, D.C., Dec. 9, 2005. Krauthammer, who wrote for The Washington Post and would often appear as a commentator on cable news channels -- particularly Fox News -- died after a battle with cancer, The Post reported. Krauthammer championed the foreign policy of neoconservatism that helped lay the groundwork for the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, according to The Washington Post, which described him as an "intellectual provocateur" and "one of the highest-profile commentators of his generation."
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  • Eunice Gayson, 90

    In this file photo, Eunice Gayson in a scene from "Danger Man" from Episode 11 called 'A Man to be Trusted,' June 15, 1964. She was an English actress who was best known for playing Sylvia Trench, James Bond's London love interest in the first two Bond films.
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  • Anthony Bourdain, 61

    Anthony Bourdain poses for a portrait at his home in New York in 2010. The chef who became famous with his book, "Kitchen Confidential," and created several popular television programs about food and culture, including "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations" and "Parts Unknown," was found dead on June 8. He was 61.
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  • Kate Spade, 55

    Designer Kate Spade is interviewed in New York on May 13, 2004. The designer who started her company making stylish handbags in 1993 and grew it into a massive empire died on June 5 at the age of 55.
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  • Philip Roth, 85

    Author Philip Roth poses in New York, Sept. 15, 2010, in this file photo. Roth died May 23, 2018 at the age of 85.
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  • Robert Indiana, 89

    In this Aug. 29, 2009, file photo, artist Robert Indiana poses at his studio in Vinalhaven, Maine. Indiana, best known for his 1960's LOVE series, died from respiratory failure, May 19, 2018, at his home in Maine, Indiana's attorney said. He was 89.
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  • Tom Wolfe, 88

    Journalist and novelist Tom Wolfe sits in front of a typewriter in a portrait, circa 2000. Known for mixing journalism with a literary flair, Wolfe's most popular books include "The Right Stuff," published in 1979 and "The Bonfire of the Vanities" in 1985. He died on May 14 at the age of 88.
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  • Margot Kidder, 69

    Actress Margot Kidder, was best known for playing Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeve in several "Superman" films, is pictured in an undated file photo. She died at home on May 13 at the age of 69.
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  • Scott Hutchison, 36

    Scott Hutchison of the band Frightened Rabbit performs in London at the Roundhouse, Sept. 22, 2012. Scottish police confirmed that a body found on May 10 belonged to the Scottish singer and songwriter who died at the age of 36.
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  • Barbara Bush, 92

    President George Bush and First Lady Barbara attend the 1992 Republican National Convention in Houston, Texas. Mrs. Bush served as the country's first lady from 1989 to 1993 and is one of only two first ladies in the history of the country who is also the mother of a president. Mrs. Bush advocated for global literacy and continued the work after she and her husband left the White House. <br><br>She died on April 17 at the age of 92.
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  • Carl Kasell, 84

    National Public Radio's Carl Kasell delivers one of his last newscasts during the "Morning Edition" program at NPR on Dec. 30, 2009 in Washington. The veteran newscaster was a mainstay on public radio for over thirty years and served as judge and scorekeeper for the quiz show "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!" <br><br>NPR <a href="https://www.npr.org/2018/04/17/528656453/npr-newscaster-carl-kasell-dies-at-84-after-a-lifelong-career-on-air" target="external">reported</a> that Kasell died on April 17 at the age of 84.
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  • Harry Anderson, 65

    Harry Anderson, the actor who played the judge on “Night Court” for nine seasons, has died at his home in Asheville, N.C., according to a local media report. He was 65.
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  • R. Lee Ermey, 74

    Actor R. Lee "Gunny" Ermey is pictured while participating in America's Parade on Veteran's Day, Nov. 11, 2014 in New York. <br><br>The Marine Corps veteran who received acclaim for his depiction of a sadistic drill instructor in 1987's "Full Metal Jacket" died on April 15 at the age of 74.
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  • Milos Forman, 86

    Filmmaker Milos Forman behind the movie camera on location in New York's East Village, testing a scene for the film "Taking Off," Oct. 30, 1971. <br><br> Forman won the Oscar for Best Director for his films "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," 1975 and "Amadeus," 1984. He died April 14, 2018 at the age of 86.
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  • Yvonne Staples, 80

    Yvonne Staples performs during the 2014 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park on July 27, 2014. <br> <br> Yvonne Staples, a member of the famed Staples Singers, died in her hometown Chicago, ABC News has confirmed. She was 80. Yvonne Staples' soulful baritone was featured on such hits as "Respect Yourself" and "I'll Take You There," alongside her sisters Mavis and Cleotha Staples and their father, guitarist Pops Staples.
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  • Winnie Mandela, 81

    Winnie Mandela is cheered by supporters after appearing in the Krugersdorp Magistrate's court, West of Johannesburg in South Africa in connection with her arrest for ignoring an order that banned her from her home, Jan. 22, 1986. <br></br> Mandela, a prominent anti-apartheid activist and the ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, died in a hospital, April 2, 2018 after a long illness. She was 81.
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  • Steven Bochco, 74

    In this Aug. 17, 2016, file photo, television writer/producer Steven Bochco poses for a portrait at his office in Santa Monica, Calif. Bochco, a writer and producer known for creating "Hill Street Blues," has died. He was 74.
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  • Rusty Staub, 73

    Rusty Staub #10 of the New York Mets looks on from the dugout during an Major League Baseball game circa 1981 at Shea Stadium in the Queens borough of New York City, circa 1981, is shown in this file photo. Staub played for the Mets from 1972-75 and 1981-85.
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  • Linda Brown, 76

    In this April 30, 1974, file photo, Linda Brown, right, and her two children pose for a photo in their home in Topeka, Kan. Brown, the Kansas girl at the center of the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down racial segregation in schools.
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  • Louise Slaughter, 88

    Democratic Congresswoman Louise Slaughter from New York speaks at a conference, Feb. 7, 2012. Slaughter represented the state of New York in the House for more than 30 years. Slaughter was the first woman to chair the powerful House Committee on Rules and served as the Ranking Democrat in the 115th Congress.
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  • Stephen Hawking, 76

    Professor Stephen Hawking delivers a speech on January 17, 2007 in London. Diagnosed with the degenerative nerve disorder ALS when he was only 21, and given two years to live, he eventually came to be known as one of the leading voices in science because of his extensive research and work related to understanding the universe. The author of numerous scientific papers, he also wrote a number of books, including the best selling, "A Brief History of Time." He died on March 14 at the age of 76.
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  • Hubert de Givenchy, 91

    French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy poses for a portrait, circa 1960. The designer, who founded the house of Givenchy and designed the dress that Audrey Hepburn wore in "Breakfast at Tiffany's," died in March. He was 91.
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  • Dr. John Sulston, 75

    Dr. John Sulston, pictured speaking in London in 2001, was a British scientist who shared the Nobel Prize in 2002 with two other scientists for his contribution to the understanding of the role of genes in cell division and cell death. The <a href="http://www.sanger.ac.uk/news/view/professor-sir-john-sulston-1942-2018" target="external">Wellcome Sanger Institute said</a> that his contributions were key to understanding the development of cancer. He died on March 6 at the age of 75.
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  • Billy Graham, 99

    Evangelist Billy Graham preaches at Madison Square Garden in 1957. Known as "America's pastor," Graham was a key figure in the revival of the U.S. evangelical Christian movement and was an adviser to several U.S. presidents. He died on Feb. 21 at the age of 99.
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  • Vic Damone, 89

    Vic Damone performs on ABC television's, "The Hollywood Palace," on Feb. 6, 1965. The singer, whose career spanned over 50 years of recordings, television and movie appearances, died Feb. 11 at the age of 89.
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  • John Mahoney, 77

    Sitting in his character's favorite chair, actor John Mahoney flashes a smile on the set of "Frasier" during a break in filming in Hollywood, Calif., Aug. 28, 2000. He died on Feb. 4 at the age of 77.
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  • Dennis Edwards, 74

    Singer Dennis Edwards of The Temptations attends an event for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards at the Wilshire Ebell Theater on Feb. 9, 2013 in Los Angeles. He died on Feb. 1 at the age of 74.
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  • Oscar Gamble, 68

    Oscar Gamble of the New York Yankees bats during an Major League Baseball game circa 1982 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. The outfielder who hit 200 home runs over 17 seasons died on Jan. 31 at the age of 68.
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  • Gene Sharp, 90

    Gene Sharp, founder of the Albert Einstein Institute, who has spent his life researching non-violent protest and publishing how-to guides for people hoping to move their governments toward democracy is photographed in Boston on Feb. 17, 2001. He died on Jan. 28 at the age of 90.
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  • Ingvar Kamprad, 91

    Ingvar Kamprad, founder of IKEA, is pictured in a photo released on Aug. 31, 2009. He died on Jan. 27 at the age of 91.
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  • Ursula Le Guin, 88

    Ursula Le Guin, author of novels and children's books, poses for a portrait in a Sept. 9, 2001 photo. Le Guin, the award-winning science fiction and fantasy writer who explored feminist themes and was best known for her Earthsea books, died on Jan. 22, 2018 at the age of 88.
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  • Naomi Parker Fraley, 96

    Naomi Parker Fraley, believed by some to be the <a href="https://www.shu.edu/communication-arts/news/research-debunks-id-of-rosie-the-riveter.cfm" target="external">inspiration</a> for World War II's iconic "Rosie the Riveter," died on Jan. 20 at the age of 96.
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  • Paul Bocuse, 91

    Celebrated French chef Paul Bocuse attends the 13th world final of the international culinary competition Bocuse d'Or in Lyon, France, Jan. 25, 2011. Considered a leading figure in nouvelle cuisine, he died on Jan. 20 at the age of 91.
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  • Dorothy Malone, 93

    Actress Dorothy Malone is pictured as Constance Mackenzie on ABC's "Peyton Place" in 1966. She won an Oscar for best actress in a supporting role in 1956 for her work in "Written on the Wind." She died on Jan. 19 at the age of 93.
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  • Dolores O'Riordan, 46

    Dolores O'Riordan of the Cranberries performs at Dublin's Castle in Ireland on April 29, 2000. She died on Jan. 15 at the age of 46.
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  • Keith Jackson, 89

    ABC Sports broadcaster Keith Jackson poses for a portrait on March 13, 1975. He started calling college football games for ABC in 1966 and was the first play-by-play voice for Monday Night Football in 1970. Before retiring in 2006, he was named the National Sportscaster of the Year five times, inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame and was honored with a National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame gold medal. He died on Jan. 12 at the age of 89.
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  • Doreen Tracey, 74

    Mouseketeer Doreen Tracey is seen in an undated photo released by Disney. Tracey, a former child star who played one of the original Mouseketeers on "The Mickey Mouse Club" in the 1950s, died Jan. 10. She was 74.
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  • Anna Mae Hays, 97

    Brig. Gen. Anna Mae Hays became the first woman to attain the rank of general officer when she was promoted to brigadier general to become the chief of the Army Nurse Corps. During her tenure, she dealt with the imposing challenges of recruitment and retention as the Vietnam War reached its height. She received the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster and the Army Commendation Medal, among other awards and commendations. She died on Jan. 8 at the age of 97.
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  • John W. Young, 87

    Astronaut John W. Young is suited up for Gemini 3 pre-launch test exercises at Cape Kennedy, Fla., circa 1965. One of NASA's original pioneers, he was the only astronaut to go to space with the Gemini, Apollo and space shuttle programs and he was the ninth man to walk on the moon. His death was announced by NASA on Jan 6. He was 87.
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