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Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI died at the age of 95 in the Vatican on December 31.
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Legendary news anchor Barbara Walters died on December 30 at the age of 93.
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British designer and fashion icon Vivienne Westwood died at the age of 81 on December 29.
To the media, she was "the high priestess of punk" and the "queen of the extreme".
To the fashion world, she was a beloved character who pushed the boundaries of the industry until her death.
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Pelé, the soccer star, died on December 29 at the age of 82, his daughter confirmed on Instagram.
"Everything we are is thanks to you, we love you infinitely. Rest in peace," wrote Kely Nascimento.
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Maxi Jazz, the British musician best known as the lead vocalist for the group "Faithless," died on December 23, 2022. He passed away at age 65 "peacefully in his sleep," according to the band.
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Ronnie Hillman, a Super Bowl-winning running back for the Denver Broncos, died Dec. 22 at age 31 after a battle with cancer, according to a post by his family on his Instagram page.
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Christine McVie, the singer-songwriter behind some of Fleetwood Mac's biggest hits, died on November 30 after a brief illness, according to a statement her family posted on her verified Instagram account.
She was 79 years old.
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The Mexican actor, playwright and stage director Héctor Bonilla died on November 25, according to his family.
Sergio Bonilla, son of the Mexican writer, confirmed to CNN the death of his father, while Fernando Bonilla, the youngest of his three children, and also an actor and playwright, published a statement on his social networks to indicate that his father died surrounded by his inner circle after fighting cancer for four years.
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Cuban singer-songwriter Pablo Milanés, who immortalized songs like "Yolanda" and "Yo no te pido," died on Tuesday, November 22, in Madrid, Spain.
He was 79 years old.
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Actor John Aniston, father of actress Jennifer Aniston and known for his work on the soap opera "Days of Our Lives," died on November 14.
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Aaron Carter, a singer who first found fame as a child with pop songs like "I Want Candy," died Nov. 5 at age 34.
He was found dead in his bathtub.
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Julie Powell, author of the bestselling book that inspired the movie "Julie & Julia," died Oct. 26 at age 49.
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Jerry Lee Lewis, the singer who electrified early rock 'n' roll with hits like "Great Balls of Fire" and "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," died in October 2022. He was 87 years old.
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Leslie Jordan Leslie Jordan, a beloved comedian and actor known for his work on "Will and Grace," died October 24 at age 67.
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Dietrich Mateschitz, owner and co-founder of Red Bull, died on October 22, the company reported.
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Actor Robbie Coltrane, who played the beloved ranger Hagrid in the Harry Potter saga, died in October 2022 at the age of 72.
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Angela Lansbury, who enjoyed an eclectic and award-winning film and stage career as well as becoming America's favorite TV hound on "Murder, She Wrote," has died, according to a statement from her family provided to NBC, whose parent company produced the long-running series, on October 11, 2022. He was 96 years old.
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Loretta Lynn, queen of country music and Grammy Award winner, died at the age of 90 on October 4.
Lynn's family told CNN in a statement that the artist passed away at her home in Tennessee.
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Coolio, the 1990s rapper who lit up the music charts with hits like "Gangsta's Paradise" and "Fantastic Voyage," has died at 59, his friend and manager Jarez Posey told CNN.
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Jean-Luc Godard, the French-Swiss director who was a key figure in the Nouvelle Vague, the film movement that revolutionized cinema in the late 1950s and 1960s, has died at the age of 91, French media reported Tuesday, May 13. september.
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The writer Javier Marías, one of the great figures of contemporary literature in Spanish, died on September 11 in Madrid at the age of 70, reported the Alfaguara publishing house.
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Celebrated vocalist Marciano Cantero, of the Argentine rock band Enanitos Verdes, died on Thursday, September 8, Juan Carlos Mendiry, the group's agent, told CNN.
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Queen Elizabeth II, monarch of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, passed away on September 8.
She completed 70 years on the throne.
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Mikhail Gorbachev, the last president of the Soviet Union before its dissolution, died in Moscow on August 30.
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Robert "Bob" LuPone, remembered for his role on "The Sopranos," died at the age of 76 on August 27, 2022. The actor, who received Tony and Emmy nominations, died after battling three years against a pancreatic cancer, said the Manhattan Theater Class Company (MCC).
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Wolfgang Petersen, the Oscar-nominated director of films including "Das Boot" and "Air Force One," died on August 12, his spokeswoman, Michelle Bega of Rogers & Cowan/PMK, said Tuesday.
He was 81 years old.
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Actress Anne Heche died at the age of 53 after a motor vehicle accident that occurred on August 5, a representative for the actress's family announced on Sunday, August 14.
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Actress-director Denise Dowse, whose prolific career included roles in "Beverly Hills, 90210," "Insecure" and "Ray," has died at age 64, her family confirmed to CNN on Sunday, August 14.
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Olivia Newton-John, the Australian singer whose voice and beauty made her one of the biggest pop stars of the 1970s and captivated generations of viewers in the hit film "Grease," died on August 8.
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Peruvian actor and singer Diego Bertie died at dawn on August 5 at the age of 54.
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Legendary broadcaster Vin Scully, the voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers for more than six decades, has died at the age of 94, the team announced Tuesday, August 2.
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Actress and singer Nichelle Nichols, best known for her original portrayal of Lieutenant Nyota Uhura on "Star Trek: The Original Series," has died at the age of 89, according to a statement from her son, Kyle Johnson, released on Monday. Sunday July 31.
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Bill Russell, NBA and Celtics legend, passed away at the age of 88 on July 31.
Here it is photographed in 1969.
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Tony Dow, an actor best known for playing Wally Cleaver on the sitcom "Leave It to Beaver," died July 27, according to his manager Frank Bilotta.
He was 77 years old.
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Darío Gómez, a Colombian popular music singer who was called the "king of spite," died on July 26 in Medellín, reported Clínica Las Américas.
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David Warner, known for his villains in "Titanic," "Tron" and "Time Bandits," among others, has died at the age of 80, his family announced Monday, July 25.
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Actor Paul Sorvino, known for his role in 'Goodfellas', died on July 25 at the age of 83.
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Ivana Trump, ex-wife of former President Trump, died on July 15.
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Tony Sirico, best known for playing Peter Paul "Paulie Walnuts" Gualtieri on HBO's "The Sopranos," died July 8 at age 79.
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James Caan, who starred in "The Godfather," died on July 6, 2022 at age 82.
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Television presenter, model and actor Fernando del Solar died on June 30 at the age of 49.
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Alec John Such, founding member and original bassist of the band Bon Jovi, has died, the group reported Sunday June 5 on Twitter.
He was 70 years old.
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American actor Ray Liotta passed away at the age of 67 on May 26.
He was world famous for his role as Henry Hill in the 1990 film "Goodfellas" by Martin Scorsese, as well as for the character Shoeless Joe Jackson in "Field of Dreams."
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Andy Fletcher, keyboardist and founding member of Depeche Mode, has died at the age of 60, the band reported on May 26.
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Vangelis, the iconic Greek composer and musician who was best known for his electronic theme for the Oscar-winning 'Chariots of Fire,' died at age 79 on May 19.
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Marnie Schulenburg, actress of soap operas such as 'As the World Turns' and 'One Life to Live', died on Tuesday, May 17 at the age of 37, her representative reported on Thursday the 19th.
She died after battling stage 4 metastatic breast cancer.
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Robert Morse, Broadway star known to viewers as the boss of "Mad Men," Bertram Cooper passed away at the age of 90 on April 21.
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Mexican activist Rosario Ibarra passed away on April 16.
Ibarra was a founder of the ¡Eureka! Committee, an organization for relatives of the disappeared.
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Liz Sheridan, a veteran stage and screen actress who played Jerry Seinfeld's mother, Helen, on "Seinfeld," died on April 15.
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Former soccer player Freddy Rincón died on April 13 after suffering a serious car accident, announced the Imbanaco Grupo Quirónsalu Clinic, in the Colombian city of Cali.
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Gilbert Gottfried, a comedian and film and television actor with a distinctly memorable voice, died on April 12 at age 67 after a long illness.
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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins was struck by a garbage truck in Florida, police reported April 9.
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Estelle Harris, the actress known for playing George Costanza's mother on the series "Seinfeld," died on April 2, her agent told CNN.
She was 93 years old.
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Paul Herman, an actor known for his roles in "The Sopranos," "Goodfellas" and "The Irishman," has died, his manager said on Wednesday, March 30.
He was 76 years old, says the IMDb page for him.
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Tom Parker, a member of the British band The Wanted, died at the age of 33 on March 30, 2022. His death came less than two years after announcing his diagnosis of an inoperable brain tumor.
In October 2020, Parker announced that he had been diagnosed with stage four glioblastoma, an aggressive type of brain tumor.
He received the diagnosis after experiencing two seizures, he said at the time.
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Belgian soccer player Miguel Van Damme has died of leukemia, leaving behind his wife and young daughter, his club, Cercle Brugge, said Tuesday.
He was 28 years old.
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Taylor Hawkins, drummer for Foo Fighters, died on March 25.
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Madeleine Albright passed away at the age of 84 on March 23, 2022. She was the first female US Secretary of State and helped direct Western foreign policy after the Cold War.
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William Hurt, the Oscar-winning star of "Kiss of the Spider Woman," "The Big Chill" and "Broadcast News," died Sunday, March 13. He was 71.
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Mark Lanegan, a pioneer of the Seattle grunge music scene and frontman for the influential band Screaming Trees, has died at the age of 57, his family and friends reported on his verified Twitter account on Tuesday, February 22.
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Ivan Reitman, a storied producer and director behind some of Hollywood's biggest comedies, has died, it was reported on February 14.
He was 75 years old.
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Monica Vitti, known as the 'Queen of Italian Cinema', died on February 2 at the age of 90.
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Moses J. Moseley, who played one of the zombies on "The Walking Dead," died at age 31 on February 1.
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The Colombian actress Dora Cadavid, recognized for her role as "Inesita" in the telenovela "I am Betty, the ugly one", died at the age of 84, reported the Colombian Ministry of Culture on January 31. (Source: account Maria Cecilia Botero's Twitter account)
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Former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst died on January 30.
She was 30 years old.
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Born in Buenos Aires, Diego Verdaguer became a Mexican citizen and had an outstanding career in the world of music.
He was an interpreter of hits such as "He lied to me", "My good heart", "I will return" and "The thief". He passed away on Thursday, January 27, 2022 at the age of 70.
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Actress Kathryn Kates, who starred in hit TV shows like Orange is the New Black and Seinfeld, died on January 26.
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Louie Anderson, an acclaimed comedian who has appeared in numerous television shows and movies, died at age 68 on January 21, 2022, his publicist Glenn Schwartz told CNN in a statement.
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Meat Loaf, the singer whose 1977 album "Bat out of Hell" is one of the best-selling albums of all time, died Thursday, Jan. 20, at age 74, according to a statement on his verified Facebook page.
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French actor Gaspard Ulliel, best known for playing Hannibal Lecter in "Hannibal Rising," died on January 19 at the age of 37 after a skiing accident in southeastern France.
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André Leon Talley, former creative director of Vogue and a fashion icon in his own right, has died at the age of 73, according to a statement posted Tuesday, January 18, on his official Instagram account.
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Francisco "Paco" Gento, honorary president and former Real Madrid player, passed away on Tuesday, January 18 at the age of 88, the Spanish club reported.
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Ronnie Spector, leader of the pop group The Ronettes and the powerful central voice of hits like "Be My Baby" and "Baby I love You," passed away on Wednesday, January 11.
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David Sassoli, president of the European Parliament, has died at the age of 65, his spokesperson said on Tuesday, January 11.
Sassoli had been hospitalized in Italy since December 26 due to a serious complication related to a dysfunction of his immune system.
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Bob Saget, the comedian and actor best known to the public as Danny Tanner on the sitcom "Full House," died January 9 at age 65 in Orlando, Florida.
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Michael Lang, co-creator of Woodstock, died on January 8 at the age of 77.
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Sidney Poitier, the first black actor to win an Oscar, died at the age of 94 on January 7.
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Director Peter Bogdanovich died on January 6 in Los Angeles.
He was 82 years old.
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Kim Mi-soo, a South Korean actress who appeared in the Disney+ series "Snowdrop" and Netflix's "Hellbound," died at age 29 on January 5.
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French TV star Igor Bogdanoff died of covid-19 on January 4, six days after his twin brother Grichka died of the same cause.
Just days after his cancer diagnosis was publicly announced, Jeremiah Green, the drummer for the rock band Modest Mouse, has died, according to statements by his mother and bandmates.
He was 45 years old.
“It is with heavy hearts that the Green and Namatame families announce the passing of their husband, father, son and brother, Jeremiah Green,” his mother, Carol Namatame, posted on Facebook.
Modest Mouse's Jeremiah Green performs during the Audacy Beach Festival in 2021.
“Jeremiah, drummer and founding member of the Issaquah-based band Modest Mouse, lost his courageous battle with cancer on December 31st.
He left in peace in his sleep,” the post read.
“Jeremiah was a light to so many.
At this time the family requests privacy.
More information will follow soon, including a celebration of life for friends and followers in the coming months.
Jeremiah's loved ones would like to thank everyone for their continued well wishes and support."
Anita Pointer, of The Pointer Sisters, dies at 74
Modest Mouse announced Green's passing in an Instagram post on Saturday.
“Today we lost our dear friend Jeremiah.
He lay down to rest and just blacked out,” the post read.
“I'd like to say a lot of nice words right now, but it's just not the time.
These will come later, and from many people.”
The group Modest Mouse, famous for the song "Float On", formed in the 1990s and released their debut album in 1996.
Modest Mouse released eight albums, including "The Golden Casket" in 2021.
Last week, the band's frontman, Isaac Brock, announced that Green had recently been diagnosed with cancer, but did not specify what kind.
Radio DJ Marco Collins tweeted last week that Green had withdrawn from touring because he had stage 4 cancer and was undergoing chemotherapy.
CNN's Marianne Garvey and Keith Allen contributed to this report.
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