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  • Sammy Lee, 96 (1920 - 2016)

    Sammy Lee

    Sammy Lee, two-time Olympic diving champion, died Friday, December 2, 2016 of pneumonia in Newport Beach, California, according to The Associated Press. He was 96. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Alice Drummond, 88 (1928 - 2016)

    Alice Drummond

    Alice Drummond, the character actress who was featured as the librarian in "Ghostbusters," died Wednesday, November 30, 2016 according to multiple news sources. She was 88. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Peng Chang-kuei, 98 (2016)

    Peng Chang-kuei

    Peng Chang-kuei, the Chinese chef credited with creating General Tso's Chicken, has died in Taiwan, according to multiple news sources. He was 98. 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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