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  • Julius Lester, 78 (1939 - 2018)

    Julius Lester

    Julius Lester, an author, musician, civil rights activist and university professor who made a late-life conversion to Judaism, has died, according to The Associated Press. He was 78. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Peter Mayle, 78 (1939 - 2018)

    Peter Mayle

    Peter Mayle, the British author known for his books set in Provence, France, has died, according to the Associated Press. For full coverage and obituary from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Peter Wyngarde, 90 (2018)

    Peter Wyngarde

    Peter Wyngarde, stylish British actor who starred as playboy detective Jason King and inspired the look of Austin Powers, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, according to The Associated Press. He was 90. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Dr. James Jude, 87 (1928 - 2015)

    Dr. James Jude

    The Associated PressMIAMI (AP) — Dr. James Jude, one of the experts credited with pioneering life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation, has died. He was 87.Peter Jude says his father died early Tuesday in Coral Gables after an extended illness. Jude says his father always wanted to help people, noting CPR has saved countless lives.In the late 1950s, the doctor and two electrical engineers,...

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  • Red Lane, 76 (1939 - 2015)

    Red Lane

    Red Lane, a country music songwriter who wrote the Tammy Wynette hit "'Til I Get It Right," has died of cancer, according to multiple news sources. He was 76. Lane, who was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters' Hall of Fame in 1993, wrote songs for many of country's biggest stars.

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