In Memoriam

Doris Roberts, Dead at 90

Doris RobertsDoris Roberts was 90. She was the actress who earned four Emmys for playing Marie Barone on Everybody Loves Raymond.

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Merle Haggard, Dead at 79

Merle HaggardMerle Haggard was 79. He was the country music giant who celebrated outlaws, underdogs and an abiding sense of national pride in such hits as "Okie From Muskogee" and "Sing Me Back Home."

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Patty Duke, Dead at 69

Patty DukePatty Duke was 69. She won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress at age 16 for her role in The Miracle Worker before starring in The Patty Duke Show.

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Wally Crouter, Dead at 92

Wally CrouterWally Crouter was 92. He was the morning man at CFRB 1010 for 50 years, from November 1, 1946 until November 1, 1996.

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Garry Shandling, Dead at 66

Garry ShandlingGarry Shandling was 66. He was the stand-up comic best known for “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show” and “The Larry Sanders Show.”

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Joe Garagiola, Sr., Dead at 90

Joe Garagiola, Sr.Joe Garagiola, Sr. was 90. He played for nine seasons in the major leagues and was part of the 1946 St. Louis Cardinals team that won the World Series. He went on to become the play-by-play voice of baseball for NBC for nearly 30 years.

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Phife Dawg, Dead at 45

Phife DawgPhife Dawg was 45. He was a founding member of A Tribe Called Quest whose 1991's The Low End Theory and 1993's Midnight Marauders are staples of my personal playlist.

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Rob Ford, Dead at 46

Rob FordRob Ford was 46. He was Mayor of Toronto from 2010 until 2014.

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George Martin, Dead at 90

George MartinGeorge Martin was 90. He was "the Fifth Beatle" who produced 13 albums and 22 singles for the band between 1962 and 1970.

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Nancy Reagan, Dead at 94

Nancy ReaganNancy Reagan was 94. She was an actress and the First Lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989. She launched the "Just Say No" drug awareness campaign in 1982, and in later years, was a staunch supporter of embryonic stem cell research.

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