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Warren Hinckle is shown with his dog Bentley in San Francisco on Oct. 29, 1987. Hinckle, a muckraking journalist who drew the wrath of mayors, police or anyone who got in his way, died Aug. 25, 2016 of complications from pneumonia. He was 77.
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French designers Sonia Rykiel, right, and her daughter Nathalie Rykiel, artistic director for the fashion house Rykiel, acknowledge applause after the presentation of their Spring-Summer 2008 Ready-to-Wear collection in Paris on Oct. 5, 2007. Sonia Rykiel, a French designer dubbed the "queen of knitwear" whose relaxed sweaters in berry-colored stripes and eye-popping motifs helped liberate women from stuffy suits, died Aug. 25, 2016. She was 86.
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Shown in a May 24, 2007 file photo, Walter Scheel, who helped shape West Germany's policy of reconciliation with the communist bloc as foreign minister and later served as his country's president, died Aug. 24, 2016 after a long illness. He was 97. (Credit: AP)
Steven Hill, who played District Attorney Adam Schiff on NBC's "Law & Order," died on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2016. He was 94.
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Belgian jazz musician Jean "Toots" Thielemans plays a harmonica during a ceremony for his 90th birthday at the City Hall of Brussels, Belgium, on April 29, 2012. Thielemans, who turned the lowly harmonica into a virtuoso jazz instrument in an illustrious career that saw him perform with such legends as Charlie Parker, died on Aug. 22, 2016. He was 94.
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Morton Schindel, an Oscar-nominated filmmaker who developed a technique to transform illustrations from children's books into moving images for films, died of natural causes on Aug. 20, 2016. He was 98.
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Italian soprano Daniela Dessi performs during the "Festival di Sanremo" Italian song contest in San Remo, Italy, on Friday, Feb. 20, 2009. Dessi died on Aug. 21, 2016. She was 59.
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D. A. Henderson
Dr. D. A. Henderson examining vaccination scars on children during case-finding operations in Ethiopia in 1967. Donald "D.A." Henderson, an American epidemiologist who led the international war on smallpox that resulted in its eradication in 1980 -- the only such vanquishment in history of a human disease and an achievement that was credited with saving tens of millions of lives -- died Aug. 19, 2016, of complications from a broken hip. He was 87.
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Shown in a June 27, 2007, photo, Lou Pearlman, credited for starting the boy-band craze and launching the careers of the Backstreet Boys and 'NSYNC, died in prison Aug. 19, 2016, while serving a 25-year sentence for a massive Ponzi scheme. He was 62.
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George E. Curry
George E. Curry, a journalist, civil rights activist and publisher whose syndicated column ran in hundreds of black-owned newspapers around the United States, died Aug. 20, 2016. He was 69.
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Jay S. Fishman
Shown in a July 17, 2012, photo, former Travelers Group insurance company chief executive Jay Fishman, who became a national advocate for research into Lou Gehrig's disease after being diagnosed with it, died Aug. 19, 2016. He was 63.
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Brian Rix, a comic actor who used his fame to draw attention to the struggles of people with learning disabilities, died Aug. 20, 2016. He was 92.
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Gen. John W. Vessey
Defense Secretary Casper Weinberger, right, speaks with Gen. John W. Vessey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in Washington in 1985. Retired Gen. Vessey, who rose through the ranks in a 46-year military career to become chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and help oversee President Ronald Reagan's military buildup, died Aug. 18, 2016. He was 94.
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Shown in a 2007 photo, actor Jack Riley, who played a counseling client on "The Bob Newhart Show" and also voiced a character on Nickelodeon's animated "Rugrats," died Aug. 19, 2016. He was 80.
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Harry Briggs Jr.
In this photo from May 11, 2002, Harry Briggs Jr., of New York City, points to his father in a 1949 group photo of those who signed the petition which led to desegregation of public school, as descendants of the signers gathered for a reunion in Summerton, S.C. Briggs Jr. died Aug. 9, 2016. He was 75.
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Arthur Hiller, seen on March 24, 2002, who received an Oscar nomination for directing the hugely popular romantic tragedy "Love Story" during a career that spanned dozens of popular movies and TV shows, died Aug. 17, 2016 of natural causes. He was 92.
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John Timoney, who rose to second in command of the NYPD before serving stints as police chief in Philadelphia and Miami, died of lung cancer Aug. 16, 2016. He was 68. The photo is from 1994.
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John McLaughlin, the conservative political commentator and host of the namesake long-running television show that pioneered hollering-heads discussions of Washington politics, died Aug. 16, 2016. He was 89.
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Fyvush Finkel, seen in 2007, the plastic-faced Emmy Award-winning character actor whose career in stage and screen started in Yiddish theater and led to memorable roles in "Fiddler on the Roof" on Broadway and on TV in "Boston Public" and "Picket Fences" died Aug. 14, 2016. He was 93.
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Marion Christopher Barry, Jr.
Marion Christopher Barry, son of the late Washington, D.C., Mayor Marion Barry and former candidate for the Ward 8 council seat, died Aug. 14, 2016 of an apparent overdose on synthetic marijuana. He was 36.
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Singers Maurice, left, Robin and Barry Gibb of family musical group The Bee Gees with their mother Barbara holding their awards in Press Room at American Music Awards in 1977. Barbara Gibb died of natural causes Aug. 12, 2016. She was 95.
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Michel Richard, whose innovative and whimsical fusions of French and American foods made him one of the country's most influential chefs, and whose Citronelle and Central restaurants helped transform Washington into a dining destination, died of complications from a stroke Aug. 13, 2016. He was 68.
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Thomas Steinbeck speaks to a crowd at the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas, Calif., to celebrate what would have been his father's 100th birthday in 2002. Steinbeck, the eldest son of Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck and a prominent author and screenwriter in his own right, died Aug. 11, 2016. He was 72.
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Singer Ruby Wilson performs at a memorial for B.B. King on May 27, 2015, in Memphis, Tenn. Wilson, the blues, soul and gospel singer known as "The Queen of Beale Street," died Aug. 12, 2016. She was 68.
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Kenny Baker, 81, who portrayed the R2-D2 in the first Star Wars movie, died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016. His niece, Abigail Shield, said he was found dead by a nephew on Saturday at his home in northwest England after a long illness.
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Robert Kiley, who is credited with revitalizing and modernizing public transportation networks in Boston, New York and London, died on Aug. 9, 2016, of complications of Alzheimer's disease. He was 80. Kiley is shown in a photo taken July 14, 2003.
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Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor
Britain's Duke of Westminster Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor died on Aug. 9, 2016, after suddenly becoming ill. He was 64. Grosvenor is shown in a photo taken June 16, 2003.
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John Saunders, one of ESPN's most visible and well-liked on-air personalities, died on Aug. 10, 2016. He was 61.
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W. Carter Merbreier
W. Carter Merbreier, who helmed the beloved local children's TV show "Captain Noah and his Magical Ark," died on Aug. 9, 2016, after a short illness. He was 90.
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Retired Roman Catholic Bishop Edward Daly, who tended victims of Northern Ireland's Bloody Sunday killings and became a defining image of the massacre, died Aug. 8, 2016 after a long illness. He was 82. The photo is from May 20, 2014.
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Bryan Clauson, a driver for the May 29, 2016 Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race is shown after he qualified at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis on May 21, 2016. Clauson, a popular driver considered by many to be the top dirt-track racer in the country, died Aug. 7, 2016 from injuries suffered in a crash during a race in Kansas. He was 27.
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Dr. Ivo Pitanguy, one of the world's top plastic surgeons who helped make Brazil a popular destination for the rich and famous to get work done, died on Aug. 6, 2016. He was in his 90s. Pitanguy is shown in a photo taken on Sept. 26, 2004.
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NFL referee Art Demmas tries to separate defensive back Leonard Smith (46) of the Buffalo Bills and running back Ottis Anderson (26) of the New York Giants during Super Bowl XXV at Tampa Stadium in Florida on Jan. 27, 1991. Demmas, a longtime NFL official who worked four Super Bowls, died on Aug. 6, 2016. He was 82.
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Ricci Martin -- musician, entertainer and singer Dean Martin's youngest son -- was found dead at his home in Utah by family members on Aug. 3, 2016. He was 62. Here, Ricci Martin autographs his book, "That's Amore: A Son Remembers Dean Martin," at Barnes & Noble in Los Angeles on Jan. 17, 2002.
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Clarinetist Pete Fountain, whose Dixieland jazz virtuosity and irrepressible wit endeared him to his native New Orleans and earned him decades of national television fame, died of heart failure on Aug. 6, 2016. He was 86. Fountain is shown in a 2011 photo.
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Helen Delich Bentley, a former Maryland congresswoman who was an expert on the maritime industry, died of brain cancer on Aug. 6, 2016. She was 92. Bentley is shown in a 1988 photo.
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Stella Mason Parson
Stella Mason Parson, the first black woman to graduate from college in the state of Nevada, died of complications from renal disease on July 29, 2016. She was 86.
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David Huddleston, the character actor best known for portraying titular roles in "The Big Lebowski" and "Santa Claus: The Movie," died of advanced heart and kidney disease on Aug. 2, 2016. He was 85.
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Former U.S. Rep. Steve LaTourette, a Republican who served nine terms representing Ohio in Congress before retiring out of frustration with partisan gridlock, died on Aug. 3, 2016, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 62. LaTourette is shown in a photo taken on May 22, 2009.
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Joseph Wilf, a Holocaust survivor who along with his brother founded one of the nation's largest real estate development firms, died Aug. 3, 2016 at his home in Hillside, N.J. Joseph Wilf was 91. The photo is from May 21, 2006.
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Elliot Tiber, an artist, screen writer and designer who was best known as the businessman who helped enable the staging of the landmark 1969 Woodstock music festival, died Aug. 3, 2016 in Boca Raton, Fla. He was 81.
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Cardinal Franciszek Macharski
Cardinal Franciszek Macharski, a popular Polish prelate who served for many years as archbishop of Krakow, inheriting the position opened by the election of Pope John Paul II, died on Aug. 2, 2016. He was 89. Macharski is shown in a photo taken on April 28, 2005.
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Queen Anne of Romania
Queen Anne of Romania, the loyal and modest wife of Romania's last monarch, King Michael, died Aug. 1, 2016. She was 92. The queen is shown in a photo taken on Oct. 25, 2011.
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Gloria DeHaven, the daughter of vaudeville stars who carved out her own successful career as the bright-eyed, vivacious star of Hollywood musicals and comedies of the 1940s and '50s, died July 30, 2016. She was 91. DeHaven is seen in a photo taken on Feb. 24, 1944.
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Shown in a May 23, 2006, photo, former South Carolina Rep. Bill Cotty, a champion for public education and who helped get the Confederate flag off the Statehouse dome, died of lung cancer July 23, 2016. He was 69.
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Shown in an Oct. 11, 2011, photo, Jack Davis, the prolific Mad magazine illustrator, cartoonist and movie poster artist, died July 27, 2016, of natural causes. He was 91.
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Longtime Weather Channel meteorologist Dave Schwartz died July 30, 2016, after a long fight with pancreatic cancer. He was 63.
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Chris Costner Sizemore
Shown in a Nov. 26, 1984, photo, Chris Costner Sizemore, whose struggle for mental health became famous in the book and movie "The Three Faces of Eve," died July 24, 2016, of a heart attack. She was 89.
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James Alan McPherson
James Alan McPherson, an author of widely anthologized short stories and essays that both explored and transcended black experiences in America, and who in 1978 became the first black author to receive the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, died July 27, 2016. He was 72.
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Forrest E. Mars Jr.
Forrest E. Mars Jr., who helped shape Mars Inc. into a multibillion dollar confectionary empire with beloved brands such as M & M's and Snickers bars, died July 26, 2016 of complications after a heart attack. He was 84.
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