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In Memoriam

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Gale Sayers, Dead at 77

Nicknamed the "Kansas Comet", Gale Sayers tallied 4,956 yards and 39 TDs on 991 totes, averaging 5.0 yards per carry with the Chicago Bears. He was named a first-team All-Pro each of his first five seasons, and a four-time Pro Bowler. Sayers was named the NFL Rookie of
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Diana Rigg, Dead at 82

Diana Rigg became a 1960s style icon as secret agent Emma Peel in TV series "The Avengers." She also starred in spy thriller "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" as the only woman ever to marry James Bond, and played Olenna Tyrell in "Game of Thrones."
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Tom Seaver, Dead at 75

Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver, a three-time Cy Young Award winner and 12-time all-star, was a member of the 1969 "Miracle Mets". He won 311 games and had a 2.86 earned-run average over a 20-year major league career that spanned from 1967-1986.
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Dale Hawerchuk, Dead at 57

Dale Hawerchuk played in the National Hockey League for 16 seasons. He won the NHL's Calder Memorial Trophy as the league's Rookie of the Year in 1982 and was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in his second year of eligibility in 2001. He scored 518 goals and 1,
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Regis Philbin, Dead at 88

Regis Philbin was 88.  He was the host of Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee, Live! with Regis and Kelly and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? who logged more than 15,000 hours on the air, earning him recognition in the Guinness Book of World Records for the most
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John Lewis, Dead at 80

John Lewis was 80. He was the civil rights leader who was one of the "Big Six" leaders of groups who organized the 1963 March on Washington, played many key roles in the Civil Rights Movement and its actions to end legalized racial segregation in the United States.
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Ennio Morricone, Dead at 91

Ennio Morricone was 91.  He was the Oscar-winning Italian composer who created the coyote-howl theme for the iconic spaghetti western The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and often haunting soundtracks for such classic Hollywood gangster movies as The Untouchables and the epic Once Upon A Time In America. In
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Carl Reiner, Dead at 98

Carl Reiner was 98.  He was a legend of American comedy, having achieved great success as a comic actor, a director, producer and recording artist. He has won nine Emmy Awards, three as an actor, four as a writer and two as a producer. He also won a Grammy Award
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Fred Willard, Dead at 86

Fred Willard was 86.  He was the comedic actor best known for his roles in the Rob Reiner mockumentary film This Is Spinal Tap; the Christopher Guest mockumentary films Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, For Your Consideration, Mascots; and the Anchorman films.
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