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Recent Celebrity Deaths

  • Kjell Rasten, 78 (2019)

    Kjell Rasten

    Kjell Rasten, husband and manager of musician and TV personality Charo, died by suicide on Monday, February 18, 2019, according to multiple news sources. He was 78. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Don Newcombe, 92 (1926 - 2019)

    Don Newcombe

    Don Newcombe was a legendary pitcher for the Dodgers who was the first black pitcher to start a World Series game during his rookie season in 1949, winning the Rookie of the Year award. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Ethel Ennis, 86 (1932 - 2019)

    Ethel Ennis

    Ethel Ennis was Baltimore's "First Lady of Jazz," a renowned jazz singer who performed with many legends and wowed audiences at the Newport and Monterey Jazz Festivals. 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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