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  1. obits
    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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    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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    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.
  18. rip
    Rocky Johnson, WWE Hall of Famer and Dwayne Johnson’s Father, Is Dead at 75WWE described Johnson as “physically imposing” and “wildly charismatic.”
  19. rip
    Rush Drummer Neil Peart Is Dead at 67He died on January 7 after battling brain cancer.
  20. obits
    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.
  21. 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.
  22. legacies
    John Baldessari Was Anything But BoringHis art was mystically simple: splendid when it was good, entrancing and gleeful when it was great.
  23. obits
    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.
  27. 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.
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    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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    René Auberjonois, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Boston Legal Actor, Dead at 79Among his many roles, the Madam Secretary actor voiced Chef Louis in Disney’s The Little Mermaid.
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    Caroll Spinney, Celebrated Sesame Street Puppeteer, Dead at 85He was the man behind Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch.
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    Ron Leibman, Friends Actor and Tony Winner, Dead at 82You also probably know his voice from Archer.
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    Lil BUB, Extremely Famous Internet Cat, Has DiedThe viral sensation and her teeny, perpetually visible tongue were eight years old.
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    Actress Shelley Morrison, Will & Grace’s Rosario, Dead at 83The show’s cast remembered the actress on social media Sunday night.
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    Blade Runner Production Designer Lawrence Paull Has DiedHe was 81.
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    Robert Freeman, Iconic Beatles Photographer, Dead at 82The British-born artist shot the album covers for Help!, Rubber Soul, and more.
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    Rudy Boesch, Survivor Star and Oldest Contestant, Dead at 91The former Navy SEAL was 72 when he competed in the reality show’s premiere season.
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    Friday Star John Witherspoon Dead at 77Witherspoon also voiced Gramps on The Boondocks.
  42. the big cheese
    ‘It’s Been One Hell of a Ride’: Robert Evans Looks Back on His Legendary LifeDecades before his death at 89, the Paramount Pictures executive published a notorious account of sex, drugs, and politics in Hollywood.
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    Robert Forster, Oscar-Nominated Star of Jackie Brown, Dead at 78The 78-year-old character actor appeared in over 100 film roles.
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    Rip Taylor, Comedian, Actor, and King of Confetti, Dead at 84The rubber-faced comic first made a name for himself on the ‘60s late-show circuit, racking up appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show.
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    Ginger Baker, King of the Drums, Dead at 80He famously co-founded Cream.
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    Diahann Carroll, First African-American Woman to Star In Her Own Show, Is DeadShe changed television, film, and theater history.
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    Bruley, the Queer Eye Bulldog, Has DiedAntoni and Bobby took to social media to mourn a Real One.
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    Linda Porter, Superstore’s Myrtle, Dead at 86“We’re lucky to have been a small part of her long career. The Superstore family won’t be the same without her.”
  49. obits
    Rob Garrison, Karate Kid Actor, Dead at 59Garrison played the role of Tommy in the original 1984 film, The Karate Kid Part II in 1986, and YouTube’s Cobra Kai.
  50. remembrances
    Remembering Ric Ocasek, the Magic Man of American New WaveOcasek’s songwriting and oddball frontman style gave the band its boundless appeal.
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