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  • Voice Actress Christine Cavanaugh Dies at 51

    Christine Cavanaugh during The 68th Annual Academy Awards at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles.
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  • Legendary Actress Ruby Dee Dead at 91

    American stage and film actress Ruby Dee in 'The Jackie Robinson Story', 1950.
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  • Ann B. Davis appeared as Alice on the hit TV show "The Brady Bunch" from 1969 to 1974.
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  • Joan Fontaine dead at 96

    Joan Fontaine in publicity portrait for the film 'A Certain Smile', 1958.
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  • 'Lawrence of Arabia' Star Dies at 81

    Peter O'Toole, nominated for an Oscar for best actor for the movie "Venus," arrives at the 79th Academy Awards in Los Angeles, Feb. 25, 2007.
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  • Three Time Oscar Nominee, Eleanor Parker Dies at 91

    Eleanor Parker, pictured in 1957.
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  • Doris Lessing Dead at 94

    Writer Doris Lessing, 86, sits in her home in north London, April 17, 2006. Doris Lessing, the free-thinking, world-traveling, often-polarizing writer of "The Golden Notebook" and dozens of other novels that reflected her own improbable journey across the former British empire, has died, early Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. She was 94.
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  • Ed Lauter Dead at 74

    Ed Lauter attends the 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards after party at The Bungalow at The Fairmont Hotel, Feb. 23, 2013, in Santa Monica, Calif. The actor known for his role in "The Longest Yard" died of mesothelioma.
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  • In Memoriam: Tom Clancy Dead at 66

    Author Tom Clancy fields questions, Sept. 21, 2004, at the Norfolk Naval Base in Norfolk, Va. Clancy was at the world's largest naval base to help sailors and their families write about their own experiences. The author of "The Hunt for Red October," and "Clear and Present Danger" died on Oct. 1 in Baltimore. The cause of death wasn't immediately available.
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  • In Memoriam: Boxer Ken Norton Dies at 70

    Ken Norton, right, and Larry Holmes battle for the WBC heavyweight championship at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas June 9, 1978. Norton passed away, Sept. 18, 2013, at a Las Vegas care facility at the age of 70.
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  • In Memoriam: Ray Dolby Dies: Audio Pioneer Dead at 80

    Honoree Ray Dolby poses during the 2012 Hollywood Post Alliance awards at the Skirball Center, in Los Angeles, Calif. Dolby Laboratories stated, Sept. 12, 2013, that Ray Dolby, an American inventor, audio pioneer, and founder of the company, died in his home in San Francisco. He was 80.
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  • Famed Car Dealer Cal Worthington Dead at 92

    Cal Worthington, a car dealer famed for his TV ads, poses for a portrait with a tiger in Long Beach, Calif., in 1976. Worthington, who built a fortune from a series of West Coast car dealerships and became a TV fixture thanks to commercials urging customers to "go see Cal," died on Sept. 8, 2013. He was 92.
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  • David Frost has died at age of 74

    Former U.S. President Richard M. Nixon, right, with broadcaster David Frost in California in this 1977 file photo. Sir David Frost has died at the age of 74 his family said in a statement Sunday Sept. 1 2013.
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  • Nobel-Winning Poet Seamus Heaney Dead at 74

    Nobel-Winning Irish Poet Seamus Heaney died on Aug. 30, 2013. He published his first collection of poetry, "Death of a Naturalist" in the 1960s. He won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1995. "We cannot adequately express our profound sorrow at the loss of one of the world's greatest writers," Heaney's London publisher, Faber & Faber told the AP. "His impact on literary culture is immeasurable.."
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  • Julie Harris Dies at 87

    American actress Julie Harris portrays Emily Dickinson in the play "The Belle of Amherst," on stage at London's Phoenix Theater, Sept. 9. 1977. Harris, one of Broadway's most honored performers, whose roles ranged from the flamboyant Sally Bowles in "I Am a Camera" to the reclusive Emily Dickinson in "The Belle of Amherst," died Saturday Aug. 24, 2013. She was 87.
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  • Elmore Leonard Dies at 87

    Author Elmore Leonard at his Bloomfield Township, Mich., home, Sept. 17, 2012. A former adman, Leonard later in life became one of America's foremost crime writers. He died at 87 of complications from a stroke.
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  • In Memoriam: Jazz Vocalist Jane Harvey Dies at 88

    Jazz vocalist Jane Harvey, who performed with Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman died Aug. 15, 2013 following a battle with cancer, according to The Associated Press. She was 88. Harvey's smooth vocals could be heard on songs like "You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me" and "Close as Pages in a Book." She also recorded "A Rainy Night in Rio" with Desi Arnaz.
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  • 'That '70s Show' Star Lisa Robin Kelly Dead at 43

    Lisa Robin Kelly, best known for playing Laurie Forman on the sitcom "That '70s Show," died on Aug. 14, 2013 at age 43, her agent told ABC News station KABC in Los Angeles. The cause of death was unknown. After making appearances on "Married With Children" and "Charmed," she landed her biggest role, the older sister of Topher Grace's character, Eric Forman, on the Fox series, "That '70s Show."
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  • 'Bachelor' Contestant Gia Allemand Dead at 29

    Former "Bachelor" contestant Gia Allemand has died in an apparent suicide. "While in her residency in New Orleans on Monday night, Ms. Allemand was found by her boyfriend, NBA basketball player Ryan Anderson, following an apparent suicide attempt," her family said in a statement on Aug. 14, 2013. She was 29.
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  • Singer Eydie Gorme dies at 84

    Eydie Gorme is shown in this 1965 file photo. Gorme, a popular nightclub and television singer as a solo act and as a team with husband Steve Lawrence, has died. She was 84. Her publicist, Howard Bragman, says she died at a Las Vegas hospital Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013 following an undisclosed illness.
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  • 'Cowboy' Jack Clement Dies

    Karen Black, who appeared in more than 100 films including "Five Easy Pieces" died on Aug. 8, 2013 due to complications from cancer. "It is with great sadness that I have to report that my wife and best friend, Karen Black has just passed away, only a few minutes ago..," Black's husband Stephen Eckelberry posted on Facebook.
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  • 'Star Trek' Actor Michael Ansara Dead at 91

    Jack Clement poses for photographers in the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tenn. Clement, a producer, engineer, songwriter and beloved figure who helped birth rock 'n' roll and push country music into modern times, died on Aug. 8, 2013. He was 82.
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  • 'Star Trek' Actor Michael Ansara Dead at 91

    President Bill Clinton (R) greets HIV-positive AIDS activist, Sean Sasser, during the first White House conference on AIDS on Dec. 6, 1995 at the Treasury Department in Washington. Sasser, who appeared on MTV's "The Real World: San Fransisco" died on Aug. 8, 2013. He was 44.
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  • 'Star Trek' Actor Michael Ansara Dead at 91

    Margaret Pellegrini, a cast member who played a Munchkin named Sleepy Head in the original "The Wizard of Oz" movie, poses with various statues from the movie in Scottsdale, Ariz. Pellegrini suffered a stroke Monday, Aug. 5, 2013 at her Glendale, Ariz., home and died on Aug. 7, 2013 at a Phoenix-area hospital. She was 89.
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  • 'Star Trek' Actor Michael Ansara Dead at 91

    Jazz artist, George Duke, performs on the Stravinski Hall stage at the 43rd Montreux Jazz Festival, in Montreux, Switzerland. Duke, 67, the Grammy-winning jazz keyboardist and producer whose sound infused acoustic jazz, electronic jazz, funk, R&B and soul in a 40-year-plus career, died on Aug. 5, 2013, in Los Angeles.
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  • 'Star Trek' Actor Michael Ansara Dead at 91

    Cosmo Allegretti, who played Dennis the Painter on the children's show "Captain Kangaroo," died of emphysema on July 26, 2013, in Arizona. He was 86.
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  • Michael Ansara, Actor, Dies

    Michael Ansara and Barbara Eden were among several Hollywood couples at the Inaugural Ball in the Sheraton Hotel Ballroom, in Washington in this Jan. 21, 1969 file photo. A longtime friend and spokesman for Ansara said the actor died on July 31, 2013, at his home in California after a long illness. He was 91. He played the the original Klingon on the science fiction series "Star Trek."
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  • Eileen Brennan of 'Private Benjamin,' 'Clue' Dies

    Actress Eileen Brennan, best known for playing Capt. Doreen Lewis in "Private Benjamin," is shown in Los Angeles, March 20, 1982. Brennan's manager, Kim Vasilakis, says Brennan died, July 28, 2013, in Burbank, Calif., after a battle with bladder cancer. She was 80.
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  • Medal of Honor Recipient, Retired Col. George "Bud" Day Died at 88

    Retired Col. George "Bud" Day waves to the crowd at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn. Sept. 2, 2008. Day was a Medal of Honor recipient who spent 5½ years as a POW in Vietnam and was Arizona Sen. John McCain's cellmate, died Saturday, July 27, 2013, after a long illness. He was 88.
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  • Former Radio and Television Personality David Kidd Kraddick Dies at 53

    David "Kidd" Kraddick, a Texas-based radio and television personality, whose program is syndicated, died July 27, 2013. He was 53.
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  • Former Rep. Lindy Boggs of Louisiana, champion of women and civil rights, has died

    Former Rep. Lindy Boggs of Louisiana, champion of women and civil rights died on July 27, 2013. She was 97. She died of natural causes according to Boggs' daughter, Cokie Roberts, an ABC News journalist. She served nearly 18 years in Congress after succeeding her husband. She also served as ambassador to the Vatican.
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  • Musician J.J. Cales Dies

    Musician JJ Cale, the architect of the Tulsa Sound, whose best-known songs became hits for Eric Clapton and Lynyrd Skynyrd died July 26, 2013. He was 74. He died of a heart attack at Scripps Hospital in La Jolla, Calif. his manager told The Associated Press.
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  • Dennis Farina dies at 69

    "Law and Order" star and former police officer Dennis Farina dies at 69 after suffering a blood clot in his lung. Farina is pictured March 5, 2012, in Santa Monica, Calif.
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  • Pioneering Journalist Helen Thomas Dies at 92

    Helen Thomas, the first female member of the White House press corps and long-time columnist died on July 20, 2013. She was 92. Thomas' career ranged through ten presidencies, from Kennedy to Obama until her retirement in 2010. Bestowed with the unofficial title of "dean" of the White House Press corps, she was known for firing blunt and even confrontational questions.
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  • 'Glee'Star Cory Monteith Found Dead

    Cory Monteith, who played the football-hero turned singing heartthrob Finn Hudson in the Fox hit show "Glee," was found dead in his Vancouver hotel room on July 13, 2013, authorities said. He was 31.
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  • 'Enter the Dragon' Actor Jim Kelly Dies

    Jim Kelly is seen as Williams in a scene from "Enter the Dragon." Kelly, who played a glib American martial artist in "Enter the Dragon" with Bruce Lee, died, June 29, 2013 of cancer at his home in San Diego. He was 67.
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  • 'Sopranos' Star James Gandolfini Dead at 51

    James Gandolfini, the actor who most famously portrayed Tony Soprano on the series "The Sopranos," died on June 19, 2013 in Italy at age 51.
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  • Paul Soros Has Died at 87

    Paul Soros is shown in this undated photo provided by Peter Soros. Soros, a successful port engineer and older brother to billionaire financier George Soros, died June 15, 2013 in New York City. He was 87.
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  • Award-Winning Scottish Author Iain Bank Dies at 59

    Iain Banks poses while in Paris,France to promote his book on September 25, 2001. The award-winning writer, has died aged 59, just two months after announcing he had terminal cancer, his family are reported to have said.
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  • Hollywood Legend Esther Williams Dies

    Esther Williams, the swimming champion turned actress who starred in glittering and aquatic Technicolor musicals of the 1940s and 1950s, died on June 6, 2013. She was 91.
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  • Jean Stapleton Has Died

    Jean Stapleton, as Edith Bunker, and Carroll O'Connor, as Archie Bunker, are seen in this 1973 image from "All in the Family." Stapleton died Friday, May 31, 2013, of natural causes. She was 90.
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  • Legendary Doors Keyboardist Dead at 74

    Keyboardist and co-founding member of The Doors, Ray Manzarek, died on May 20, 2013 of cancer in Rosenheim, Germany. Manzarek's signature organ playing on classic tunes such as "Light My Fire," "Break On Through (To the Other Side)," and "Riders on the Storm," defined a generation of music. He was 74.
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  • Joyce Brothers Dies at 85

    Psychologist, columnist, film and television personality Dr. Joyce Brothers, seen here in 1989, died at the age of 85 on May 13, 2013. Brothers died in New York City, according to her longtime publicist, Sanford Brokaw.
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  • Former NFL Hall of Fame Football Player Jack Butler Dies

    Jack Butler, who helped revolutionize the way cornerbacks played in the NFL during his Hall of Fame career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, died May 11, 2013 after a lengthy battle with a staph infection, The Associated Press reported. He was 85.
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  • Ottavio Missoni, Founder of Iconic Italian Fashion House, Dies at 92

    Ottavio Missoni, the head of the Italian fashion brand known by its iconic zigzag prints, died May 9, 2013 at age 92. The world-famous fashion designer and company's co-founder, called Tai by friends and family, "passed away serenely" in his home in Sumirago, Italy, surrounded by family, according to a statement issued by Missoni S.p.A., The Associated Press reported.
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  • Spider Bite Possible Cause of Slayer Guitarist's Death

    In this June 27, 2010 file photo, actress Jeanne Cooper arrives at the 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Las Vegas. CBS says soap opera star Jeanne Cooper died on May 8, 2013 at the age of 84; Cooper played grande dame Katherine Chancellor on CBS' "The Young and the Restless" for nearly four decades.
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  • Jeff Hanneman of Slayer Dead at 49

    Jeff Hanneman of Slayer poses for a photo session at club Revolution, Feb. 24, 2007 in Ft Lauderdale, Fla. Hanneman, a founding member of the metal band, died of liver failure on May 2, 2013. A spokeswoman for the band said it's believed a spider bite contributed to the failure of Hanneman's liver. He was 49.
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  • Former Ms. Magazine Editor Dies at 68

    Chris Kelly of Kris Kross performs at the So So Def 20th anniversary concert at the Fox Theater Feb. 23, 2013 in Atlanta. Kelly, one half of the '90s rap dup, has died of a possible drug overdose, Georgia authorities said. Kelly (known as "Mac Daddy"), along with Chris "Daddy Mac" Smith, the backward-pants-wearing mini-rappers, rose to fame with their song "Jump."
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  • Former Ms. Magazine Editor Dies at 68

    This undated photo provided by the Women's Media Center shows Mary Thom. A prominent New York City feminist, writer and former Ms. magazine editor has been killed in a motorcycle crash, Friday, April 26, 2013. Mary Thom was 68.
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  • George Jones, Country Superstar, Has Died at 81

    George Jones is shown in Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 10, 2007. Jones, the peerless, hard-living country singer who recorded dozens of hits about good times and regrets and peaked with the heartbreaking classic "He Stopped Loving Her Today," has died at 81 on April 26, 2013.
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  • Richie Havens Dies at 72

    Actor Allan Arbus, left, and wife Mariclare Costello arrive at the opening night performance of "Twelve Angry Men" at the CTG/Ahmanson Theatre, March 29, 2007, in Los Angeles. Arbus, famous for his role as the Army psychiatrist Dr. Sidney Freedman on 'M*A*S*H, died at 95 on April 19, 2013 from complications of congestive heart failure, according to his daughter.
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  • Havens, 1st Woodstock Singer, Dies of Heart Attack

    Richie Havens speaks during a news conference in New York, to announce the first annual Native American Music Awards, April 22, 1998 file. The folk singer and guitarist, who was the first performer at Woodstock, died of a heart attack at age 72 on April 22, 2013.
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  • Divinyls Lead Singer Chrissy Amphlett Dead at 53

    Chrissy Amphlett, of The Divinyls, performs on stage in Melbourne, Australia, Jan. 1, 2008. The singer died at her home in New York City on April 21, 2013. She was 53 years old.
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  • Pat Summerall Dies at 82

    Al Neuharth, founder of the USA Today and the Freedom Forum listens as former U.S. Sen. George McGovern speaks during the dedication of the Al Neuharth Media Center on the campus of the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, S.D., Sept. 25, 2003. Neuharth has died in Cocoa Beach, Fla. He was 89. The news was announced April 19, 2013 by USA Today and by the Newseum, which he also founded.
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  • Jonathan Winters Dies at 87

    In this Sept. 17, 1960, photo, New York Giants place kicker Pat Summerall poses for a portrait in New York. Fox Sports spokesman Dan Bell said, April 16, 2013, that Summerall, the NFL player-turned-broadcaster whose deep, resonant voice called games for more than 40 years, has died at the age of 82.
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  • Jonathan Winters Dies

    Comedian and actor Jonathan Winters, whose breakneck improvisations inspired Robin Williams, Jim Carrey and many others, died on April 11, 2013, at his Montecito, Calif., home of natural causes at the age of 87. He also appeared on the final season of "Mork and Mindy."
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  • Fashion Designer Lilly Pulitzer Dies

    Studio portrait of American actor and Mouseketeer Annette Funicello, child star of the television show 'The Mickey Mouse Club'. Funicello wears her Mousketeer outfit: a white turtleneck with her name on it, circa 1955. Funicello has died, April 8, 2013 at age 70.
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  • Margaret Thatcher

    Margaret Thatcher the British Conservative Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990 is seen in this undated portrait circa 1990. Thatcher died at age 87 on April 8, 2013.
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  • Fashion Designer Lilly Pulitzer Dies at 81

    Fashion designer Lilly Pulitzer, known for her tropical print dresses, died April 7, 2013 in Florida at the age of 81. "Lilly has been a true inspiration to us and we will miss her," according to a statement on the Lilly Pulitzer brand Facebook page.
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  • Character Actor Milo O'Shea Dies at 87

    Irish actor Milo O'Shea, whose many roles on stage and screen included a Supreme Court justice on "The West Wing," died in New York City on April 2, 2013. He was 86.
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  • Film Critic Roger Ebert Dead at 70

    Movie critics Roger Ebert, right, and Gene Siskel are shown in this undated publicity photo. Film critic Roger Ebert died on April 4, 2013, The Chicago Sun-Times reported. He was 70. Ebert and Siskel, who died in 1999, trademarked the "two thumbs up" phrase.
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  • Phil Ramone Has Died at 79

    Phil Ramone, the Grammy Award-winning music producer and engineer, died March 30, 2013 at the age of 79. Ramone's range of work in the music industry spanned genres and many of the stars with whom he worked said his his talent was unmatched. He boasted an impressive resume that included work with musical greats like Frank Sinatra, Paul McCartney, Elton John, and Tony Bennett.
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  • 'Harry Potter' Actor Richard Griffiths Dies at 65

    British Actor Richard Griffiths died from complications following heart surgery on March 28, 2013. He was 65. Griffiths appeared in the "Harry Potter" series and won a Tony Award for "The History Boys."
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  • Boris Berezovsky Found Dead at 67

    Russian oligarch and businessman Boris Berezovsky at his home in Egham, Surrey, Aug. 24, 2002, where he lived in exile. Berezovsky was found dead at his home March 23, 2013, police told the BBC. Berezovsky has been one of Russia's most wanted men since 2001, when he was indicted on a raft of charges.
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  • Indie Artist Jason Molina dies

    Singer songwriter Jason Molina, who recorded under the names Songs:Ohia and the Magnolia Electric Co., died March 16, 2013, at age 39 at his home in Indianapolis. His label, Secretly Canadian, said he died of "natural causes." The prolific underground artist struggled with alcoholism for years.
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  • Ten Years After Frontman Alvin Lee Dies at 68

    "Ten Years After" guitarist and singer Alvin Lee died on March 6, 2013. He died of "unforseen complications following a routine surgical procedure," according to a statement on the guitarist's website. Lee was 68. Lee was best known for his powerful vocals and lead guitar playing on songs such as "I'd Love To Change The World" and "I'm Going Home."
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  • William Moody, Aka Paul Bearer, Has Died

    William Moody, aka Paul Bearer, the pasty-faced, urn-carrying manager for performers The Undertaker and Kane, is seen in this undated file photo. A spokesman for the wrestling circuit said Moody's family contacted the WWE to report his death, March 5, 2013. He was 58.
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  • Those We Have Lost in 2013

    Bobby Rogers, a founding member of the Motown group the Miracles, died March 3, 2013 after a long illness. He was 73. Rogers, who helped make songs such as "Shop Around" and "Love Machine" famous, was also an accomplished songwriter, writing hits with fellow member Smokey Robinson. The Miracles, who disbanded in the late 1970s, was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.
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  • Bonnie Franklin Dead at 69

    Bonnie Franklin, left, Mackenzie Phillips, top, and Valerie Bertinelli are shown in this 1977 publicity photo for the show "One Day at a Time." Franklin, the redheaded actress whom millions came to identify with for her role as divorced mom Ann Romano on the long-running sitcom died on March 1, 2013, due to complications from pancreatic cancer. She was 69.
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  • Legendary Pianist Dies

    Seen here in 1974, Former Motown vocalist Richard Street, a member of the Temptations for 25 years, died on Feb. 27, 2013. He was 70. Street's wife, Cindy, told The Associated Press that her husband died at a hospital in Las Vegas after a short illness. Street sang as a young man with Temptations members Otis Williams and Melvin Franklin, but didn't join the famed group until the early 1970s.
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  • Van Cliburn dies at 78

    Legendary pianist Van Cliburn died of bone cancer at age 78 on Feb. 27, 2013. Cliburn rocketed to fame at age 23 after winning the inaugural Tchaikovsky competition in Moscow at the height of the cold war in 1958. But he never lived up to his full promise, retiring from the concert stage in 1978 and returning in 1989, though rarely performing.
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  • Legendary Pianist Dies

    Dale Robertson, a star of television and movie Westerns during the genre's heyday, died on Feb. 26, 2013. He was 89. Robertson's niece, Nancy Robertson told The Associated Press that her uncle died following a brief illness. Dale Robertson appeared in films including the Joan Crawford vehicle "Flamingo Road" and as Jesse James in "Fighting Man of the Plains."
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  • Songwriter Diane Lampert Dead at 88

    An undated photo of the singing group, Temptations, circa 1974 shows clockwise from far left, Richard Street, Otis Williams, Melvin Franklin, Dennis Edwards and Damon Harris. Harris died of cancer in 2013.
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  • Songwriter Diane Lampert Dead at 88

    This 1962 photo provided by Rainbow Music Corp. shows Diane Lampert and Buster Keaton on the set of "Ten Girls Ago" in Toronto. Lampert, an accomplished songwriter who wrote lyrics to title songs for more than 20 movies, died on Feb. 22, 2013. She was 88.
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  • Legendary Pianist Dies

    Tobacco educator Debi Austin, a woman who smoked a cigarette through a hole in her throat to illustrate her struggle of nicotine addiction in a California public service advertisement, has died after a long struggle with cancer, health officials and her family said. She died on Feb. 22, 2013. She was 62.
  • A Member of The Staples Singers Dies

    Cleotha Staples, the eldest sibling in the highly influential gospel group The Staple Singers died Feb. 22, 2013, at her Chicago home after suffering from Alzheimer's disease for the last decade. She was 78.
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  • George Aratani Dies at 95

    George Aratani, a Los Angeles businessman who donated millions to Japanese-American causes, died on Feb. 21, 2013. He was 95. He was the founder of Mikasa China and Kenwood Electronics.
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  • Lou Myers dead at 76

    Lou Meyers, the character actor who is best known for playing the feisty restaurant owner Mr. Vernon Gaines in the hit 1980s sitcom "A Different World," died at age 76 on Feb. 19, 2013. A spokeswoman for his non-profit organization told The Associated Press that Myers had been in and out of the hospital since Christmas 2012 and had collapsed recently.
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  • Mindy McCready Dead at 37

    Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss smiles during an NBA basketball news conference in Bell Gardens, Calif., Aug. 17, 2010. Buss, the Lakers' playboy owner who shepherded the franchise to 10 championships, died in Los Angeles on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013. He was 80.
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  • 'Star Wars' Makeup Artist Dies at 98

    Country singer Mindy McCready performs in Nashville, Tenn., in this file photo. McCready, who hit the top of the country charts before personal problems sidetracked her career, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. She was 37.
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  • Stuart Freeborn

    Stuart Freeborn, the pioneering makeup artist behind such movie creatures as Chewbacca and Yoda in the "Star Wars" films, died at age 98 in London on Feb. 6, 2013. In his six-decade career, Freeborn honed his makeup skills on stars such as Marlene Dietrich and Vivien Leigh and later did groundbreaking work on Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey."
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  • 'Star Wars' Makeup Artist Dies at 98

    Reg Presley of the rock band the Troggs died on Feb. 4, 2013 after a year-long struggle with lung cancer. He was 71.
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  • 'Star Wars' Makeup Artist Dies at 98

    Lavonne "Pepper" Paire-Davis, a star of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League in the 1940s and an inspiration for the movie "A League of Their Own," died on Feb. 2, 2013. She was 88.Her son William Davis told The Associated Press that Paire-Davis died of natural causes.
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  • 'Star Wars' Makeup Artist Dies at 98

    This undated photo provided by Ohio Art shows a classic Etch A Sketch which was introduced in 1960. The Ohio Art Co., based in Bryan, Ohio, says 86-year-old Andre Cassagnes, the inventor of the Etch A Sketch, died Jan. 16, 2013, in a Paris suburb. The cause wasn't disclosed on Feb. 2, 2013.
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  • Former Navy Seal and Author Chris Kyle Shot Dead

    Chris Kyle, former Navy SEAL and author of the book "American Sniper" was fatally shot on Feb. 2, 2013 at a Texas gun range. He was 38. He served four tours in Iraq and was awarded two Silver Stars, five Bronze Stars with Valor, two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, and one Navy and Marine Corps Commendation.
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  • Ed Koch Dies: Former New York City Mayor Dead at 88

    Ed Koch, the brash, colorful and often-confrontational mayor who helped lead New York City out of its brush with bankruptcy in the 1970s, launching an astonishing municipal turnaround that continues to this day, died on Feb. 1, 2013. He was 88.
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  • Caleb Moore: Snowmobiler Dead at 25

    Caleb Moore, center, watches practice for Snowmobile Freestyle, Jan. 24, 2013, during the 2013 Winter X Games in Aspen; Moore later was severely injured performing a snowmobile trick at the X Games and died of his injuries on Jan. 31, 2013 at the age of 25.
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  • Khanh Nguyen: Ex-General Who Briefly Ran So. Vietnam Dies

    This 1947 publicity photo shows the pop vocal trio, The Andrews Sisters, from left, Maxine Andrews, Patty Andrews, and LaVerne Andrews. Patty Andrews, the last survivor of the three singing Andrews sisters, has died in Los Angeles at age 94 on Jan. 30, 2013, at her home in suburban Northridge of natural causes, said family spokesman Alan Eichler.
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  • Patty Andrews of The Andrews Sisters Dead at 94

    Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner, the frontman for the band Ohio Players died on Jan. 26, 2013. He was 69. The Ohio Players topped music charts in the 1970s with hits such as "Love Rollercoaster," ''Fire," ''Skin Tight" and "Funky Worm."
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  • Khanh Nguyen

    Khanh Nguyen, a South Vietnamese general who briefly gained control of the government in a coup and went on to lead a "government in exile" in California, appears in this undated photo. Khanh died Jan. 11, 2013 in San Jose, Calif. He was 86.
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  • Cardinals Hall of Famer Stan Musial Dead

    Hall of Famer Stan Musial gets ready to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 5 of the World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Detroit Tigers in St. Louis, on Oct. 27, 2006. Musial, one of baseball's greatest hitters and a Hall of Famer with the Cardinals for more than two decades, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, the team announced. He was 92.
    Elise Amendola/AP Photo
  • Actor Robert Chew, Dead at 52

    Robert F. Chew, who played the character Proposition Joe on the HBO series "The Wire" died at his Baltimore home on Jan. 17, 2013. He was 52. Chew's sister, Clarice Chew told the Associated Press that the actor suffered a heart attack. Chew also appeared on "The Corner" and "Homicide: Life on the Street."
  • Civil Rights Figure James Hood Dead at 70

    In this June 9, 1963 photo, James A. Hood poses in New York. Hood, one of the first black students at the University of Alabama, died at age 70 on Jan. 17, 2013.Hood was thrust into the national spotlight during a long fight to attend college in his home state of Alabama at the height of the civil rights movement. Alabama was the last state to integrate its education system.
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  • Pauline Phillips Dear Abby dies

    Pauline Phillips, widely known as the "Dear Abby" columnist, died Jan. 16, 2013, after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Pictured here in 1962, Phillips published her first column in 1956 and eventually drew close to 100 million readers.
  • Diff'rent Strokes Actor Conrad Bain Dead

    Conrad Bain is flanked by Todd Bridges, left, and Gary Coleman in a 1978 publicity photo for the TV show "Diff'rent Strokes." Bain died on Jan. 14, 2013 in Livermore, Calif. His daughter told The Associated Press that Bain died of natural causes. He was 89. Bain became a household name starring opposite Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges on the iconic 1980s series.
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  • In Memoriam 2013

    Business partners Aaron Swartz, left, and Simon Carstensen, right, have a working lunch outside in Cambridge, Friday, Aug. 31, 2007. Swartz, a precocious web pioneer who advocated for free online content, was found dead Jan. 11, 2013 in his Brooklyn, N.Y., apartment of an apparent suicide.
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  • In Memoriam 2013

    In this March 31, 2005, file photo provided by the Howser production company via KCET, television host Huell Howser poses for a photo at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve in Lancster, Calif. Howser, the homespun host of public television's popular "California's Gold" travelogues, died at age 67 at his home on Jan. 6, 2013, from natural causes.
    Howser Production Company/KCET/AP Photo
  • In Memoriam 2013

    In an April 16, 1979 file photo, The Philadelphia Inquirer's Richard Ben Cramer celebrates with colleagues in the Inquirer city room after winning the Pulitzer Prize for his reporting in the Middle East. Cramer, whose narrative non-fiction spanned presidential politics and the game of baseball, died Jan. 7, 2013 at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore from complications of lung cancer. He was 62.
    AP Photo
  • In Memoriam 2013

    In this April 16, 2008 file photo, Mamie J. Rearden poses in Edgefield, S.C; the 114-year-old South Carolina woman who was the oldest living U.S. citizen died on Jan. 2, 2013 at a hospital in Augusta, Ga., two of her daughters said on Jan. 5, 2013.
    Michael Holahan/The Augusta Chronicle/AP Photo
  • In Memoriam 2013

    In this 1986 file photo, architecture critic Ada Louise Huxtable seated on a table next to a sofa with flowers and a mirror in the background. Huxtable died on Jan. 7, 2013 at the age of 91.
    Nancy R. Schiff/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
  • In Memoriam 2013

    This undated image provided by Brad Lemack shows Ned Wertimer, a versatile character actor who was perhaps best known as Ralph the Doorman for 11 seasons on TV's "The Jeffersons," died on Jan. 2, 2013 in Los Angeles. He was 89.
    Brad Lemack/AP Photo
  • In Memoriam 2013

    Singer Patti Page died on Jan. 1, 2013 at the age of 85. She is seen here in an undated studio photo, circa 1970.
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