Jerrie Cobb, 88
Jerrie Cobb became the first woman to pass all the preflight tests for being an astronaut in 1961. Though she pushed for equality in space, none of the 13 women who ultimately passed the arduous test, known as the Mercury 13, got to fly. It wasn't until 1983 that NASA launched the first woman into space, 20 years later than the Russians, but Cobb was an inspiration to many. After leaving NASA, Cobb served as humanitarian aid pilot in the Amazon.
<br><br>Jerrie Cobb with a display of rockets at a national conference where the leading space experts gathered in Tulsa, Okla., May 26, 1961.
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Georgia Engel, 70
Actress Georgia Engel, best known for her role as Georgette Franklin on the "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," had a career in TV and film that spanned decades. She continued to star on several successful television shows including “Everybody Loves Raymond,” from which she received two of her five Primetime Emmy Award nominations. She was 70.
<br><br> Engel in a photograph circa 1993.
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Nipsey Hussle, 33
Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle from South Los Angeles, was gunned down outside his clothing store at the age of 33. Born Ermias Asghedom, Hussle grew up in the L.A. neighborhood of Crenshaw and was involved in street gangs in his early years. Rising to fame in the mid-2000's with a series of mixtapes, he was nominated for a Grammy for his 2018 album, "Victory Lap." Hussle invested in community development where he grew up and was due to meet with police officials to talk about ending gang violence and helping kids the day he died.
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Luke Perry, 52
Actor Luke Perry had a long-running career in television, rising to fame in the 1990s with the hit show "Beverly Hills, 90210," where he played bad boy Dylan McKay, and later finding a second renewal in his career with the role of Fred Andrews on "Riverdale." After being hospitalized for a massive stroke, Perry died at age 52. <br><br>Luke Perry poses for a portrait during the 2018 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour for "Riverdale," Aug. 6, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Keith Flint, 49
English musician Keith Flint garnered fame in the techno world by combining his fiery stage presence with breakbeat, acid house techno. Flint co-founded the electronic dance music group The Prodigy, producing hits like "Firestarter" and "Breathe," which became popular club staples in the late 1990s. Flint was found unresponsive at his home near London on March 4, 2019. He was 49. <br><br>Keith Flint of The Prodigy headlines the Other stage on the last day of Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, June 28, 2009, in Glastonbury, England.
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Katherine Helmond, 89
Actress Katherine Helmond, best known for her role as the sassy matriarch Mona on "Who's The Boss?", had a career in TV and film that spanned decades. Helmond earned several nominations for her television roles, as well as a Tony nomination for work in "The Vagina Monolgues." <br><br>Katherine Helmond poses for a promotional portrait as her character Mona Robinson, for "Who's The Boss?"
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Andre Previn, 89
Composer and conductor Andre Previn enjoyed a celebrated career in music, working with symphony orchestras in Pittsburgh, London and Los Angeles to arrange classical works for performances, along with writing music for films. His musical compositions earned him four Academy Awards and numerous Grammys throughout his decades-long career. Here, Andre Previn conducts a performance with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, July 1, 1984.
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Peter Tork, 77
Musician Peter Tork was best known as the bass guitarist in the television rock band The Monkees, who produced several hit songs including, "Daydream Believer," "I'm a Believer," and "Last Train to Clarksville." Unlike some of his bandmates, Tork had studied music since childhood and was an accomplished multi-instrumentalist before he landed the role. He died on Feb. 21 at 77.
<br><br>Here, Tork poses for a photo on the set of the television show "The Monkees" in Los Angeles, circa May 1967.
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Don Newcombe, 92
Don Newcombe, pictured in March 1956, was one of the first black players in the major leagues. The hard-throwing Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher went on to win Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player and Cy Young awards. He died early on Feb. 19 at the age of 92.
Karl Lagerfeld, 85
German born fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld became creative director of French fashion house Chanel in 1983. Lagerfeld was the force behind the luxury brand's success, breathing new life into the staid company. A prolific designer, he tirelessly churned out new collections up until his death. He was instantly recognizable with his ponytail, black suits and dark sunglasses. He was believed to have been 85 when he died on Feb. 19.
Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel in Paris, March 5, 1984.
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George Mendonsa, 95
According to the Associated Press, former sailor George Mendonsa, credited as being in one of the most iconic pictures of the 20th century, died on Feb. 17 at the age of 95.<br><br>Pictured, George Mendonsa holds a copy of Alfred Eisenstaedt's photo of a sailor kissing a young woman in the middle of a jubilant crowd in Times Square, celebrating the news that Japan had surrendered to the United States, Aug. 14, 1945.
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Albert Finney, 82
Oscar-nominated British actor Albert Finney began his career on stage but rose to stardom through films such as "Tom Jones," "Erin Brockovich" and "Skyfall." He played a variety of characters from Winston Churchill, Scrooge and Daddy Warbucks, to the romantic partners of actresses Audrey Hepburn, Diane Keaton and Liza Minnelli. <br><br>
Albert Finney as "Arthur," his breakout role from the 1960 movie, "Saturday Night and Sunday Morning."
John Dingell, 92
Former Rep. John Dingell Jr., the longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history, died Feb. 7, 2019. Dingell succeeded his father, John Dingell Sr., at age 29, taking office on Dec. 13, 1955, and serving 30 terms in the House of Representatives. He retired Jan. 3, 2015, after a storied career inside the Capitol particularly on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, where he served two stints as chairman.
Rep. John Dingell in his Rayburn office in Washington, D.C., Feb. 9, 2009.
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Frank Robinson, the first African-American manager in Major League Baseball and the only player to win MVP in both leagues, has died at age 83, according to ESPN.
<br><br>Frank Robinson of the Cincinnati Reds poses with his bat before a game. Robinson played for the Cincinnati Reds from 1959-1965.
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Kristoff St. John, 52
Actor Kristoff St. John played the role of Neil Winters on "The Young and the Restless." The role earned him 9 Daytime Emmy Awards during his 28 years on the show. St. John died on Feb. 3 at the age of 52.<br><br> St. John stars on "The Young and the Restless," Feb. 6, 2013.
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James Ingram, 66
Singer James Ingram was a Grammy Award-winner and a two-time Academy Award nominee for Best Original Song. Ingram died on Jan. 29 at the age of 66.
Ingram performs at a Java Jazz Festival in Jakarta, Indonesia, March 7, 2008.
Steve Bell, 83
Television journalist Steve Bell, was the first anchor at ABC's "Good Morning America" and during his career covered the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the war in Vietnam and the presidencies of Nixon, Ford, Carter and Reagan as a White House correspondent. Bell died on Jan. 25 at the age of 83.<br><br>Steve Bell on the ABC News set, Nov. 9, 1981.
Russell Baker, 93
Writer Russell Baker started his writing career as a reporter, working for the Baltimore Sun and the New York Times, eventually moving to commentary for which he won a Pulitzer Prize. He also hosted "Masterpiece Theater" on PBS and wrote 15 books, including his memoir "Growing Up" about his youth during the depression, which won a second Pulitzer for the author. Baker died on Jan. 21 at the age of 93.<br><br> Russell Baker in London office of the Baltimore Sun in 1953.
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John Bogle, 89
John C. Bogle founded the Vanguard Group of investment companies on the idea that most investment managers cannot outperform market averages, creating index funds with low fees, allowing everyday people to invest. Bogle died on Jan. 16 at the age of 89.<br><br>John Bogle poses for photograph in his Melvern, Pa., office on Oct. 18, 2005.
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Carol Channing , 97
Carol Channing, a legendary Broadway actress, earned a Tony award in 1964 for her role in "Hello, Dolly!" and a Tony Lifetime Achievement Award in 1995. She played Lorelei Lee in the Broadway musical “Gentleman Prefer Blondes” in 1949, making her a star. Channing died on Jan. 15 at the age of 97.<br><br>Carol Channing poses for a photo during a Sotheby's Diamond Portrait Session, March 25, 1988, in Los Angeles.
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Daryl Dragon, 76
Daryl Dragon, the "Captain" of the pop duo the Captain and Tennile, accompanied his wife, Toni Tennille, on the keyboards, recording hits such as "Love Will Keep Us Together," which rose to the top of the charts in the 1970s. He got his nickname from the cap he wore while playing backup for the Beach Boys. Dragon died on Jan. 2 at the age of 76.<br><br>Daryl Dragon and his wife Toni Tennille, of the Captain & Tennille, hold the Grammy award they won for record of the year for "Love Will Keep Us Together," Feb. 28, 1976.