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  • Aurora Illinois Shooting Victims (2019)

    Aurora Illinois Shooting Victims

    Five people were killed when a gunman opened fire at the Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, Illinois. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Betty Ballantine, 99 (1919 - 2019)

    Betty Ballantine

    Betty Ballantine and her husband Ian helped invent the modern paperback through their Bantam and Ballantine books. Paperbacks in America were not popular until the Ballantines improved the quality of the product and offered better titles. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Mable Lee, 97 (1921 - 2019)

    Mable Lee

    Mable Lee, "Queen of the Soundies," has died. She was a dancer and singer who delighted 1940s audiences in more than 100 musical short films that were designed to be played on jukeboxes in nightclubs and restaurants. 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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