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In MemoriumLou Rawls was 72. He was the velvet-voiced singer who started as a church choir boy and went on to record such classic tunes as "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine."

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In MemoriumIrving Layton was 93. His gritty, satiric and erotic poems left an indelible mark on Canada's literary landscape.

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In MemoriumPasquale Carpino was 69. He was the Singing Chef in his double-breasted, bright blue smock who starred in Italian cooking shows.

While working at the CNE and walking through the Food Building during a lunch break in 1990, I saw Pasquale signing autographs. I had never heard of him before but I decided to line up and meet him anyways because he was attracting a large crowd and appeared to be someone famous. I remember him asking me who I wanted him to sign the 8x10 picture of him to and his surprise at my answer.... Mike.

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In MemoriumPatrick Cranshaw was 86. He was a veteran character actor who achieved cult-like status as fraternity brother "Blue" in "Old School".

I'll always remember him as the hobo in "Pee-wee's Big Adventure".

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In MemoriumMichael Vale was 83. He was the actor best known for portraying sleepy-eyed Fred the Baker in Dunkin' Donuts commercials.

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In MemoriumVincent Schiavelli was 57. He was the droopy-eyed character actor who appeared in scores of movies, including "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" and "Ghost."

Farewell, Mr. Vargas.

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In MemoriumPhyllis Gretzky was 64. She was the mother of The Great One who Wayne described as the glue that held her family together.

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In MemoriumJohn Spencer was 58. He played Leo McGarry on "The West Wing" and Tommy Mullaney on "L.A. Law".

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In MemoriumStanley Tookie Williams was 51. He was the Crips gang co-founder whose case stirred a national debate about capital punishment versus the possibility of redemption. He became an anti-gang activist while on California's Death Row, renouncing his gang affiliation, apologizing for the Crips' founding, and co-authoring books and beginning programs to prevent youth from joining gangs.

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In MemoriumRichard Pryor was 65. He was the caustic yet perceptive actor-comedian who lived dangerously close to the edge both on stage and off.

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