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  • Bill Withers, 81 (2020)

    Bill Withers

    Bill Withers was a legendary soul singer-songwriter and musician known for the hit songs "Lean on Me," "Ain't No Sunshine," and "Use Me." For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Julie Bennett, 88 (1932 - 2020)

    Julie Bennett

    Julie Bennett was an actress best known for her voice work, including providing the voice of Cindy Bear on "The Yogi Bear Show" and later Yogi Bear cartoons. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Ellis Marsalis, Jr., 85 (1934 - 2020)

    Ellis Marsalis, Jr.

    Ellis Marsalis Jr. was a well-known New Orleans jazz pianist who was the patriarch of a musical family including Branford and Wynton Marsalis. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Dr. James Jude, 87 (1928 - 2015)

    Dr. James Jude

    The Associated PressMIAMI (AP) — Dr. James Jude, one of the experts credited with pioneering life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation, has died. He was 87.Peter Jude says his father died early Tuesday in Coral Gables after an extended illness. Jude says his father always wanted to help people, noting CPR has saved countless lives.In the late 1950s, the doctor and two electrical engineers,...

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  • Red Lane, 76 (1939 - 2015)

    Red Lane

    Red Lane, a country music songwriter who wrote the Tammy Wynette hit "'Til I Get It Right," has died of cancer, according to multiple news sources. He was 76. Lane, who was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters' Hall of Fame in 1993, wrote songs for many of country's biggest stars.

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