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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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Meat Loaf, Dead at 74

Meat Loafs was the larger-than-life singer whose bombastic rock opera "Bat Out of Hell" is one of the best-selling albums of all time. I literally shared Paradise by the Dashboard Light in my post about Ellen Foley earlier this week. We referenced I’d Do Anything for Love (But I
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André Leon Talley, Dead at 73

André Leon Talley first joined Vogue in 1983 as the magazine's fashion news director. He quickly rose to creative director and editor-in-chief Anna Wintour's right-hand — a position he held from 1987 to 1995. He left Vogue in 1995 and moved to Paris, where he returned to W Magazine after working
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Betty White, Dead at 99

Betty White was introduced to my world via Golden Girls, a sitcom I watched throughout the 1980s. Betty played Rose Nylund, although she was originally supposed to portray Blanche Devereaux, a character that ended up being played by Rue McClanahan. The fun fact of that iconic cast was that Estelle
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John Madden, Dead at 85

John Madden was a football coach and sportscaster. He won Super Bowl XI as head coach of the Oakland Raiders over the Minnesota Vikings, and after retiring from coaching became a well-known color commentator for NFL telecasts. He's now best known for Madden NFL.
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