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  • John Karlen, 86 (2020)

    John  Karlen

    John Karlen played Willie Loomis on the cult favorite TV daytime gothic soap opera "Dark Shadows." For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Jim Lehrer, 85 (1934 - 2020)

    Jim Lehrer

    Jim Lehrer was a broadcast journalist well known for hosting "PBS NewsHour" for more than 30 years. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Sonny Grosso, 88 (2020)

    Sonny Grosso

    Sonny Grosso was a New York City detective whose take down of a major heroin trafficking ring was the basis for the acclaimed 1971 film "The French Connection." 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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