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Recent Celebrity Deaths

  • Carl Clark, 100 (2017)

    Carl Clark

    Carl Clark, a veteran whose actions of wartime heroism deserved a medal for heroism but was denied the recognition for more than 60 years because he was black, died March 16, 2017, at the Menlo Park Veteran's Affairs Hospital in California. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Ahmed Kathrada, 87 (1929 - 2017)

    Ahmed Kathrada

    Ahmed Kathrada, the South African anti-apartheid activist who was imprisoned for many years along with his close friend, former South African President Nelson Mandela, for resisting the apartheid system of white domination, died Tuesday, March 28, 2017, according to his foundation. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here

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  • Darlene Cates, 69 (1947 - 2017)

    Darlene Cates

    Darlene Cates, an actress well-known for her role as the housebound matriarch alongside Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio in the 1993 movie "What's Eating Gilbert Grape," died Sunday, March 26, 2017, in Forney, Texas. 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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