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  • Larry Kramer (2020)

    Larry Kramer

    Larry Kramer was an influential playwright and AIDS activist whose best-known play is "The Normal Heart," which was about the early days of the AIDS crisis. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Lillian Kimura, 91 (1929 - 2020)

    Lillian Kimura

    Lillian Kimura was a civil rights leader who became the first woman to serve as national president of the Japanese American Citizens League, leading the organization from 1992 to 1994. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Bucky Baxter, 65 (2020)

    Bucky Baxter

    Bucky Baxter was a pedal steel guitarist who toured with Bob Dylan and was a founding member of Steve Earle's backing band, the Dukes. 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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