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In MemoriumThomas Herrion was 23. He was an offensive lineman with the San Francisco 49ers.

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In MemoriumGene Mauch was 79. He was a Major League Baseball player and manager who holds the record for most seasons managed without winning a pennant.

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In MemoriumBarbara Bel Geddes was 82. She was the winsome actress who rose to stage and movie stardom but reached her greatest fame as Miss Ellie Ewing in the long-running TV series "Dallas."

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In MemoriumMatthew McGrory was 32. He was the deep-voiced 7-foot-plus actor who moved from appearances on Howard Stern's radio show to a high-profile role as a gentle giant in the movie "Big Fish."

As a fan of Stern's morning show, I was well aware of Big Foot, but "Big Fish" earned him a special place in my heart. That movie really struck a nerve with me, in a very, very good way. I can watch it over and over again and be deeply affected each and every time. Big Foot was Karl the Giant, and he was befriended by a young Ed Bloom. It was an exceptional performance and one that I will never forget.

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In MemoriumPeter Jennings was 67. He was the Canadian-born broadcaster who delivered the news to Americans each night in five separate decades.

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In MemoriumIbrahim Ferrer was 78. He was a leading voice with the hugely popular Buena Vista Social Club of vintage Cuban performers.

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In MemoriumKing Fahd was 84. He was the long time ruler of Saudi Arabia.

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In MemoriumGeorge Wallace was 88. He was an actor whose career spanned 50 years and was best known as Commando Cody in the film serial "Radar Men from the Moon."

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In MemoriumEdward Bunker was 71. He was the crime novelist who learned to write in prison and appeared in the movie "Reservoir Dogs" as Mr. Blue.

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In MemoriumLong John Baldry was 64. He was the Vancouver-based blues legend credited as one of the main forces in British blues, rock and pop music in the 1960s and first hit the top of the U.K. singles charts in 1967 with "Let the Heartaches Begin."

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