Muhammad Ali, Prince, John Berry, Nancy Reagan, Alan Young and more recent notable deaths around the world.
Alvin Toffler, a guru of the post-industrial age whose million-selling "Future Shock" and other books anticipated the disruptions and transformations brought about by the rise of digital technology, died on June 27, 2016. He was 87. Toffler is shown in a photo taken on July 20, 1998.
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Elvis Presley performs on tour in the summer of 1957, with Scotty Moore on guitar, left, and Bill Black on bass, right. Moore, the pioneering rock guitarist who played on "Hound Dog" and other early Presley hits, died on June 28, 2016. He was 84.
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Trumpet player Wayne Jackson, who played standout horn lines on rock 'n' roll, soul, R&B and pop mainstays along with Memphis Horns partner and tenor saxophonist Andrew Love, died of congestive heart failure on June 21, 2016. He was 74. Jackson is shown in a photo taken on Feb. 12, 2012.
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Mack Rice, the composer of the '60s hit "Mustang Sally" and co-writer of the Staple Singers' landmark "Respect Yourself," died of complications from Alzheimer's disease on June 27, 2016. He was 82.
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Barbara Hazelwood, who worked for the New York City Housing Authority for 35 years, died on June 23, 2016 after battling cancer. She was 79.
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Former Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt, the winningest coach, among men and women, in Division I college basketball history, died June 28, 2016 as a result of dementia. She was 64. She retired about the time this picture was taken on Jan. 28, 2013 because of early-onset Alzheimer's dementia.
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German actor Goetz George, much beloved for his role as hard-nosed but good-hearted inspector in the country's iconic "Tatort" TV crime series, died after a short illness June 19, 2016. He was 77. The photo is from March 19, 1981.
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Austin Clarke, seen on Nov. 5, 2002, was an award-winning Barbadian-born author who wrote about the immigrant experience and being black in Canada. Clarke died June 26, 2016. He was 81.
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Michael Herr, seen in 1997, the author and Oscar-nominated screenplay writer who viscerally documented the ravages of the Vietnam War through his classic nonfiction novel "Dispatches" and through such films as "Apocalypse Now" and "Full Metal Jacket," died June 23, 2016 after a long illness. He was 76.
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Bill Cunningham, seen on Oct. 13, 2012, was a longtime fashion photographer for The New York Times known for taking pictures of everyday people on the streets of New York. Cunningham died June 25, 2016. He was 87.
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Bernie Worrell, seen on March 18, 2002, whose keyboard sounds and textures helped define the Parliament-Funkadelic musical empire, died of lung cancer June 24, 2016. He was 72.
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Ralph Stanley, seen on April 28, 2012, was a pioneer of the high lonesome style of American Bluegrass music. Stanley died June 23, 2016 as a result of complications from skin cancer. He was 89.
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Goro Hasegawa, seen on Nov. 28, 2007, was a Japanese man credited with creating the Othello board game. Hasegawa died after a long illness June 20, 2016. He was 83.
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Enrique L. Rios
Enrique L. Rios, Jr., 25, of Brooklyn, was among those fatally shot at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., on June 12, 2016.
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Frida Burling, seen on Nov. 19, 2008, was a Washington, D.C., volunteer for 80 years. Burling, whose beneficiaries ranged from the Junior League and Planned Parenthood to a Georgetown market clerk who delivered her groceries for 50 years, died May 26, 2016. She was 100.
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Sir Charles Thompson
Jazz pianist Sir Charles Thompson, who helped compose the much-recorded bebop anthem "Robbins' Nest," died June 16, 2016. He was 98.
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Victor Stanculescu, the retired Romanian general who organized the summary trial of communist leader Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife, died June 19, 2016. He was 88.
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Anton Yelchin, seen on Sept. 3, 2014, was a charismatic and rising actor best known for playing Chekov in the new "Star Trek" films. Yelchin died in an accident involving his Jeep early Sunday morning, June 19, 2016. He was 27.
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Earl H. Potter III
Earl H. Potter III, the president of Minnesota's St. Cloud State University, died in a highway crash June 13, 2016. He was 69.
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Award-winning Australian filmmaker Paul Cox, seen on Nov. 10, 2014, died June 13, 2016. He was 76.
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Actor Ron Lester, seen on Jan. 13, 2005, who was perhaps best known playing the loud, oversized lineman Billy Bob in the 1999 film "Varsity Blues," died June 17, 2016 of organ failure. He was 45.
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Attrell Cordes, who formed the hip-hop duo P.M. Dawn with his brother and was also known by the name Prince Be, died of renal kidney disease June 17, 2016. He was 46.
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Ronnie Claire Edwards
Shown in an Aug. 4, 1978 photo, Ronnie Claire Edwards, who played grocer Ike Godsey's prickly wife, Corabeth, on "The Waltons," died June 14, 2016 from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. She was 83.
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Gregory Rabassa, seen in 2011, was a renowned translator who helped introduce Gabriel Garcia Marquez and other Latin American authors to millions of English-language readers. Rabassa died June 13, 2016 after a brief illness. He was 94.
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Author Lois Duncan arrives at the premiere of the film "Hotel for Dogs" in Los Angeles on Jan. 15, 2009. Duncan, who had nearly 50 titles to her name, died Wednesday, June 15, 2016, in Bradenton, Fla. She was 82.
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Ann Morgan Guilbert
Ann Guilbert, beloved as next-door neighbor Millie Helper on "The Dick Van Dyke Show," died of cancer June 14, 2016. Here, Guilbert appears in CBS' "Life In Pieces." She was 87.
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Lincoln "Chips" Moman, seen on Aug. 13, 2014, was a Memphis producer, musician and songwriter who helped Elvis Presley engineer a musical comeback in the late '60s and then moved to Nashville to record Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and other top country performers. Moman died June 13, 2016. He was 79.
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Michu Meszaros is seen with Michael Jackson on July 23, 1996. Meszaros, a former circus performer who played "ALF" in the popular NBC sitcom, died June 12, 2016. He was 76.
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Members of the group "Wings" in 1972, from left, Henry McCullough, Denny Laine, front, Denny Seiwell, back, and Paul and Linda McCartney. McCullough, who also played with the Grease Band with Joe Cocker at Woodstock and worked at various times with Marianne Faithfull and Donovan, died June 14, 2016 after a long illness. He was 72.
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Margaret Vinci Heldt
Margaret Vinci Heldt, seen on Jan. 19, 2011, became a celebrity hairstylist after she created the famous beehive hairdo in 1960. Vinci Heldt died June 10, 2016. She was 98.
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Curley Johnson, seen in 1968, who punted for the New York Jets in their Super Bowl victory in 1969, died June 12, 2016. He was 80.
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Shown in a Sept. 14, 2010, photo, George Voinovich, a two-term Ohio governor who preached frugality in his personal and public life and occasionally bucked the Republican establishment, died at home in Cleveland on June 12, 2016. He was 79.
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Shown in a May 30, 2015, photo, John Virtue, a Canadian-born foreign correspondent and longtime journalism teacher throughout Latin America under a Florida International University program, died June 11, 2016, at a hospital in Miami Beach. He was 81.
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This 1974 photo shows Cesar Chavez, right, and wife, Helen Chavez, during a European tour promoting the grape boycott in London. Helen Chavez died in Bakersfield, California, June 6, 2016. She was 88.
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Jack Bausman, a Cold War-era correspondent and former Moscow bureau chief for The Associated Press, died June 9, 2016. He was 92.
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Shown in a March 18, 2011 file photo, Texas-San Antonio coach Brooks Thompson, a first-round NBA draft pick and former Texas-San Antonio men's basketball coach, died June 9, 2016. He was 45.
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Gordie Howe, seen in November 1967, was the rough-and-tumble Canadian farm boy whose boundless blend of talent and toughness made him the NHL's quintessential star during a career that lasted into his 50s. Howe died June 10, 2016. He was 88.
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Stuart Anderson, seen in 2016, was the founder of the Black Angus Steakhouse chain. Anderson died June 6, 2016 at the age of 93.
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Actress Theresa Saldana, seen in July 1992, was the "Raging Bull" actress who survived a stalker's brutal attack to become a crime victims' advocate and reclaimed her entertainment career with "The Commish" and other TV shows. Saldana died June 6, 2016. She was 61.
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Jerome S. Bruner, seen in 1983, was born blind and, after having his sight restored, spent the rest of his life trying to understand how the human mind perceives the world, leading to influential advances in education and the development of the field of cognitive psychology. Bruner died June 5, 2016 at the age of 100.
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British playwright Sir Peter Shaffer, whose durable, award-winning hits included "Equus" and "Amadeus," died June 6, 2016 after a short illness. He was 90. This photo is from Feb. 24, 2008.
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Manohar Aich, a celebrated bodybuilder in India, and a former Mr. Universe, died June 5, 2016. He was 104. This photo is from March 16, 2012.
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Soviet defector and chess master Victor Korchnoi makes a move on Nov. 26, 1983, during the World Chess Championship semifinal in London, against Garry Kasparov, 20, of the Soviet Union. Korchnoi, a former Soviet champion who defected to the West and was considered among the best players never to win a world championship, died June 6, 2016. He was 85.
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Suzanne Corkin, a neuroscientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, died May 24, 2016.. She was 79 and had liver cancer.
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Rupert Neudeck, seen on July 8, 2015, was the co-founder of Germany-based humanitarian aid group Cap Anamur, which helped to rescue more than 10,000 Vietnamese "boat people." Neudeck died May 31, 2016. He was 77.
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Prizefighter and humanitarian Muhammad Ali died June 3, 2016, in the Phoenix area after a brief hospitalization for a respiratory problem, according to a statement released by his family. He was 74. In this May 1, 1972, photo he has just finished a fight with George Chuvalo in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
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Shown in this May 6, 1989, photo, Roger Enrico, who as chief executive officer of PepsiCo Inc. used a sponsorship deal with Michael Jackson to nearly pull even in the marketplace with Coca-Cola, died June 1, 2016. He was 71.
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Shown in this Nov. 8, 2000, photo, Judge Louis B. Garippo, a former Illinois judge who was involved in the trials of convicted killers John Wayne Gacy and Richard Speck died May 31, 2016. He was 84.
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Mohamed Abdelaziz, seen on Nov. 14, 2014, was the head of the independence movement in the Western Sahara. Abdelaziz died May 31, 2016 after a long illness. He was 68.
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Rick MacLeish, who starred for the Broad Street Bullies teams of the Philadelphia Flyers that won the Stanley Cup in 1974 and 1975, died May 30, 2016. He was 66. In this photo from In this Feb. 1, 1978 photo, MacLeish, left, stretches to keep the puck away from Chicago Blackhawk Dave Logan during an NHL game in Chicago.
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