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  • Stefán Karl Stefánsson , 43 (1975 - 2018)

    Stefán Karl  Stefánsson

    Stefán Karl Stefánsson, the Iceland-born film and theater actor who played the villain Robbie Rotten on the children's TV series "LazyTown," died August 21, 2018 of pancreatic cancer according to multiple news sources. He was 43 years old. For full coverage and obituary from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Barbara Harris, 83 (1935 - 2018)

    Barbara Harris

    Actress Barbara Harris (1935 – 2018) was a comedy legend who also starred in dramatic roles and could belt out a song on stage. She had memorable parts in the movies "Nashville," "Family Plot," and "Freaky Friday. She also starred in many Broadway productions, winning a Tony award for best actress in 1967. She died from lung cancer at the age of 83. For full coverage and obituary from Legacy...

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  • Kofi Annan, 80 (1938 - 2018)

    Kofi Annan

    Kofi Annan (1938 – 2018), was a diplomat from Ghana and became the first black African Secretary-General of the United Nations. He served two terms from 1997 – 2006. He was awarded the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize for his humanitarian work. 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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