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    Cokie Roberts died on Tuesday of complications from breast cancer. NPR hide caption

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    'The Personification Of Human Decency': Nina Totenberg Remembers Cokie Roberts

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    Ric Ocasek of The Cars, performing at the group's induction ceremony into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2018. Ocasek died Sunday. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images For the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame hide caption

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    Ric Ocasek, Frontman Of The Cars, Has Died

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    From left to right: Coretta Scott King, widow of Dr. Martin Luther King, Juanita Abernathy, and Mary Moultrie, a nurse's aide during a march in support of the 100-day strike in Charleston, S.C. in 1969. AP hide caption

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    Singer, songwriter and visual artist Daniel Johnston performs in Austin, Texas, in 2005. Johnston died on Wednesday. Jana Birchum/Getty Images hide caption

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    Daniel Johnston, Acclaimed Singer-Songwriter, Dies At 58

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    T. Boone Pickens founded the company that became Mesa Petroleum and later began a hedge fund focused on energy investments. He died Wednesday at age 91. Larry W. Smith/Getty Images hide caption

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    T. Boone Pickens, Iconic Oil Tycoon, Dead At 91

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    Photographer Robert Frank holds a camera in 1954. His photo book, The Americans, changed the way people saw photography and the way they saw the U.S. Frank died on Monday at the age of 94. Fred Stein Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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    Influential Documentary Photographer Robert Frank Dies At 94

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    In her memoir, I, Rhoda, Harper (pictured here in 2013) writes that she was "determined to define [Rhoda's] style" and help soften her sharp edge. Kris Connor/Getty Images hide caption

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    Valerie Harper, Who Played Beloved TV Sidekick Rhoda, Dies At 80

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    United Airlines pilot Al Haynes crash-landed a plane in 1989 in Sioux City, Iowa. John Gaps III/AP hide caption

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    Al Haynes, Pilot From Miraculous 1989 Crash Landing, Has Died

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    David Koch underwrote both old-fashioned charitable causes, such as the David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care, and the conservative movement, reshaping U.S. politics. Diane Bondareff/Invision for Koch Industries/AP hide caption

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    David Koch Dies; Conservative Billionaire Helped Reshape U.S. Politics

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    David Berman, seen here in a 2006 photo, died Wednesday at the age of 52. Shawn Ehlers/WireImage hide caption

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    Silver Jews' David Berman Dies At 52

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    Toni Morrison was the author of Beloved, Song of Solomon and The Bluest Eye. She was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Michel Euler/AP hide caption

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    Toni Morrison, Whose Soaring Novels Were Rooted In Black Lives, Dies At 88

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    Documentary filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker sits near an editing station showing images of singer-songwriter Bob Dylan on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000. Pennebaker, who died on Aug. 1, is most famous for his film Don't Look Back, a critically acclaimed chronicle of Dylan's three-week 1965 British tour. KATHY WILLENS/Associated Press hide caption

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    Harold Prince poses with his Tony Award for best direction of a musical in 1980. He earned the honor for his work on Evita. Associated Press hide caption

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    Hal Prince, Transformational Broadway Producer And Director, Has Died

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    Russi Taylor and her husband, Wayne Allwine, pose with their characters, Minnie and Mickey Mouse, at the 2008 Disney Legends Ceremony at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California. Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images hide caption

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