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David Milgaard, Dead at 69

David Milgaard spent 23 years in prison for a rape and murder he did not commit. Milgaard's case was overturned when DNA evidence linked notorious rapist Larry Fisher to the murder and he was released on April 16, 1992, prompting the Tragically Hip to write "Wheat Kings."
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Fred Ward, Dead at 79

Fred Ward was the Golden Globe-winning actor who appeared in such films as The Right Stuff, Escape from Alcatraz, Southern Comfort, Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, Tremors and Tremors 2: Aftershocks, Henry & June, The Player, Swing Shift and Short Cuts.
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Mike Hagerty, Dead at 67

Mike Hagerty was the actor who appeared in a slew of films from 1983 to 2020, including Brewster’s Millions, So I Married an Axe Murderer, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Inspector Gadget, Rampage: The Hillside Strangler Murders, and Thin Ice. He was also a recurring character on
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Naomi Judd, Dead at 76

Naomi Judd was the singer of the Grammy-winning duo The Judds and mother of Wynonna and Ashley Judd. Her hits with Wynonna included “Love Can Build a Bridge” in 1990,“Mama He’s Crazy” in 1984, “Why Not Me” in 1984,“Turn It Loose” in 1988, “Girls Night Out” in
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Guy Lafleur, Dead at 70

Guy Lafleur led the Habs to four consecutive Stanley Cup titles from 1976 to 1979, and won the Hart Trophy as the league's most valuable player twice during that period. He also captured the 1977 Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoff MVP. I remember well his comeback with the New
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Mike Bossy, Dead at 65

Mike Bossy was a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame who won four Stanley Cups with the Islanders, recording 1,126 points (573 goals, 553 assists) in 752 NHL regular-season games. Growing up, this poster from Canadian Tire adorned my bedroom wall.
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Peter Goddard, Dead at 78

Peter Goddard was the Toronto Star music critic. He received the 1973 Juno Award as Music Journalist of The Year. Here he is on CBC Radio arguing that punk was not a passing fad. So sad to hear of the passing of legendary Toronto pop music critic and arts journalist
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Madeline Albright, Dead at 84

Madeleine Albright was the first woman to serve as secretary of state for the United States, holding that position from from 1997 to 2001. Albright succeeded Warren Christopher as secretary of state, having previously served the Clinton administration as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
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Scott Hall, Dead at 63

Scott Hall was one of the biggest wrestling stars of the 1990s, rising to prominence under the ring name “Razor Ramon” in the World Wrestling Federation before moving to World Championship Wrestling in 1996, where he was one of the founding members of wrestling’s most iconic faction, the New
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Mark Lanegan, Dead at 57

Mark Lanegan was the frontman for Screaming Trees, the band that scored Top 10 hits on Billboard’s Modern Rock chart with the singles “Nearly Lost You” and “All I Know.” He also played with Queens of the Stone Age and released a wealth of solo material.
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