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  • Christy O'Donnell, 47 (2016)

    Christy O'Donnell

    Christy O'Donnell, a single mother with lung cancer who campaigned to get a right-to-die law passed in California last year, has died at the age of 47. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Violette Verdy, 82 (2016)

    Violette Verdy

    Ballet legend Violette Verdy died yesterday in Bloomington, Indiana at the age of 82. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Tommy Kelly, 90 (1925 - 2016)

    Tommy Kelly

    Tommy Kelly, the child actor best known for starring as Tom Sawyer in the movie, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, has died at the age of 90. For full coverage and obituary 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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