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  1. obits
    Singer-songwriter John Prine Dead at 73He suffered complications from COVID-19.
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    Honor Blackman, Star of Goldfinger and The Avengers, Dead at 94Blackman famously left The Avengers to play Pussy Galore across from Sean Connery’s James Bond.
  3. remembrances
    Remembering Bill Withers’s Singular VoiceBill Withers was a straight shooter as a singer, sort of like a church pastor in the sense that really, he was just talking to you.
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    The Flash Actor Logan Williams Dies at 16Williams portrayed a young Barry Allen on the CW superhero show.
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    Bill Withers Was the Definition of TimelessWithers, who died earlier this week at 81, had talent and an air of imperturbable gravity.
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    Bill Withers, Soul Legend, Dead at 81He died on March 30 of heart complications.
  7. deaths
    Jazz Pianist and Musical Family Patriarch Ellis Marsalis Jr. Dead at 85He had been hospitalized and tested for coronavirus.
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    Children’s Author Tomie dePaola, Writer of Strega Nona, Dead at 85The children’s author created more than 250 books during his career, including the adventures of Big Anthony and that magic pasta pot.
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    ‘I Love Rock ’N’ Roll’ Writer Alan Merrill Dies After Battle With CoronavirusThe musician’s daughter announced his passing on Facebook.
  10. rip
    Chef Floyd Cardoz Has Passed AwayHe had tested positive for the coronavirus.
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    Country-Music Legend Kenny Rogers Dead at 81He sold over 50 million albums with his distinctive, husky voice.
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    Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Musician and Artist, Dead at 70The Psychic TV and Throbbing Gristle founder was diagnosed with leukemia in 2017.
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    Max von Sydow, Exorcist Star and Oscar Nominee, Dead at 90He also memorably played Game of Thrones’ Three-Eyed Raven.
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    RIP, Laura Dern’s 14-Year-Old GoldfishIt had an unusually long, and probably also especially good, life.
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    James Lipton, Inside the Actors Studio Host and Actor, Dead at 93He hosted the popular interview show for two decades.
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    Trans Activist and Gentefied Writer Camila María Concepción Dead at 28“You were a light. A brilliant light that struggled to shine in the midst of the darkness in this world. But I saw you, girl.”
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    Clive Cussler, Adventure Author and Explorer, Dead at 88His novels were almost always best sellers, and, oh yeah, he discovered dozens of shipwrecks.
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    Visionary NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson Dies at 101Johnson’s life inspired the 2016 film ‘Hidden Figures.’
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    B. Smith, Model and Lifestyle Entrepreneur, Dies at 70The TV host, author, restaurateur, and home-goods designer reportedly died after a years-long battle with Alzheimer’s.
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    Pop Smoke’s Murder Is a Brutal Loss for Brooklyn Drill and Rap Crossing BordersIn just over a year, he’d become perhaps the most unmissable young rap star in New York City.
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    Rapper Pop Smoke Killed in Home InvasionThe Brooklyn rapper was just 20 years old.
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    American Novelist Charles Portis, Author of True Grit, Dead at 86The Arkansas-born writer worked as London bureau chief of the New York Herald Tribune, before returning to his home state and becoming a novelist.
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    Lynn Cohen, Magda From Sex And the City, Dead at 86The Hunger Games: Catching Fire actress passed away Friday in New York.
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    Former Love Island Host Caroline Flack Found DeadThe 40-year-old television presenter reportedly died by suicide.
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    Caroline Flack, Love Island Host and Tenured TV Presenter, Dead at 40She was the face of numerous British reality programs for over a decade.
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    What Does It Mean to Mourn the Golden Age of Hollywood?On Kirk Douglas, his noir legacy, and the ways we reckon with legends.
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    M*A*S*H Co-creator Gene Reynolds Dead at 96Reynolds directed and wrote for the show.
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    Andy Gill, Gang of Four Guitarist, Dead at 64Gill was a foundational influence on post-punk.
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    Mary Higgins Clark, ‘Queen of Suspense’ and Prolific Author, Dead at 92More than 100 million copies of her books have been sold in America alone.
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    Legendary TV Executive Fred Silverman Dead at 82He was one of the most influential and successful television programmers of all time.
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    NBA Legend Kobe Bryant Killed in Helicopter CrashThe 41-year-old superstar, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and as many as seven others died after Bryant’s helicopter crashed outside Los Angeles.
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    Jim Lehrer, Legendary PBS NewsHour Anchor, Is Dead at 85The famed journalist is survived by his wife and daughters.
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    John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, and More Mourn the Death of Terry Jones“Two down, four to go.”
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    Terry Jones, Founding Monty Python Comedian, Dead at 77He suffered from a rare form of dementia.
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    This Is the Only Way to Go: Folk Singer David Olney Dies OnstageHe was 71.
  36. rip
    Rocky Johnson, WWE Hall of Famer and Dwayne Johnson’s Father, Is Dead at 75WWE described Johnson as “physically imposing” and “wildly charismatic.”
  37. rip
    Rush Drummer Neil Peart Is Dead at 67He died on January 7 after battling brain cancer.
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    Buck Henry, Screenwriter of The Graduate and Creator of Get Smart, Is Dead at 89He was the first person to host SNL over 10 times.
  39. legacies
    Elizabeth Wurtzel Took Up Space, Even When the Literary World Wouldn’t Have HerShe was often looked down upon by a literary community that saw her as too much everything.
  40. legacies
    John Baldessari Was Anything But BoringHis art was mystically simple: splendid when it was good, entrancing and gleeful when it was great.
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    John Baldessari, the Godfather of Conceptual Art, Dead at 88Baldessari famously burned his entire oeuvre in 1970, baking the ashes into cookies that were later displayed at the MoMa in New York.
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    Nick Gordon, Bobbi Kristina Brown’s Ex, Is Dead from Drug OverdoseHe was 30.
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    Jerry Herman, Hello, Dolly! Composer and Lyricist, Is Dead at 88“I write songs that I hope will still be hummed years from now.”
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    Ari Behn, Writer and Kevin Spacey Accuser, Is Dead at 47He is survived by three daughters.
  45. r.i.p.
    Allee Willis, Color Purple and Friends Theme Songwriter, Dead at 72Willis was an artist, Grammy-winning and Emmy and Tony-nominated songwriter, and a collector of kitsch.
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    Chuy Bravo, Chelsea Handler’s Affable Sidekick, Dead at 63He appeared on more than 1,000 Chelsea Lately episodes.
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    Anna Karina, Legend of the French New Wave, Dead at 79She was Jean-Luc Godard’s muse.
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    Danny Aiello, Do the Right Thing and Moonstruck Actor, Dead at 86“The world has lost one of its greatest actors who also happened to be a wonderful human being.”
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    Juice WRLD, Rapper and Singer-Songwriter, Dead at 21In a startling new report, the rapper reportedly may have caused his accidental death by swallowing pills, so police wouldn’t find them.
  50. obits
    Juice WRLD and a Legacy Cut ShortHis resonance seemed to highlight just how desperate many young people have become to dissociate from an increasingly fraught world.
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