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  • Max Ritvo, 25 (1990 - 2016)

    Max Ritvo

    Max Ritvo, a poet who wrote about his experience with cancer, died Tuesday, August 23, 2016, according to The Associated Press. He was 25. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Marvin Kaplan, 89 (1927 - 2016)

    Marvin Kaplan

    Marvin Kaplan, a prolific comedy character actor who played the diner patron Henry the telephone repairer on the sitcom "Alice," died Aug. 25, 2016, according to multiple news sources. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Alexander Polli, 31 (1985 - 2016)

    Alexander Polli

    Alexander Polli, a skydiver and pioneer of BASE jumping, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, in a wingsuit crash in the French Alps. 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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