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Star’s we’ve lost in 2021

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    It was announced that Rapper MF DOOM died at age 49 in January. In a heartfelt post on Instagram, his wife, Jasmine, revealed that the "All Caps" artist "transitioned" on Oct. 31, 2020.  (Jim Dyson/Redferns)

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    Phyllis McGuire, the last surviving member of the 1950s singing group The McGuire Sisters, died in January in Las Vegas at age 89. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon, File)

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    Gerry Marsden, the lead singer of the 1960s British group Gerry and the Pacemakers, known for hit songs such as "Ferry Cross the Mersey" and the anthem for the Liverpool Football Club, "You’ll Never Walk Alone, died in January at age 79. (Getty Images)

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    It was announced in January that Emily Mitchell, a parenting blogger and Instagram influencer, died on Dec. 22 at age 36. The Rhode Island native was pregnant with her fifth child at the time of her death. While she typically focused her posts on home-schooling her four children, she had spent the weeks leading up to her unexpected death by posting about her pregnancy journey. (Emily Mitchell Instagram)

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    Alexi Laiho, frontman of the Finnish heavy metal band Children of Bodom, died at age 41 in January after suffering from "long-term health issues during his last years," according to the band’s social media. (Ragnar Singsaas/Redferns via Getty Images)

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    Barbara Shelley, a renowned British horror movie actress and "Doctor Who" star, died at the age of 88 in January after contracting coronavirus.
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    Tanya Roberts, the one-time Bond girl and "That ’70s Show" actress, died in January following an incorrect statement from her representative that she had died one day prior.
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    Mahlon Reyes of "Deadliest Catch" fame died of a drug overdose in January. Reyes appeared on 14 episodes of the Discovery Channel series as a deckhand. He was 38. (Discovery)

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    Marion Ramsey, star of stage and screen best known for appearing in six "Police Academy" movies, died in January at age 73. (James Lemke Jr/WireImage)

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    Dearon "Deezer D" Thompson, best known for his role on former medical drama "ER," died in January at age 55. His family said at the time that they believed the cause of death to be a heart attack. (Harry Langdon/Getty Images)

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    Country star Ed Bruce, best known for his hit song "Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys" died in January at age 81 of natural causes.  (David Redfern/Redferns)

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    John Reilly, a veteran soap opera actor best known for his work on "General Hospital," died at age 84 in January. (Mark Mainz/Getty Images)

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    Antonio Sabato Sr., actor and father to fellow actor Antonio Sabato Jr., died at age 77 in January due to complications related to the coronavirus. (Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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    Pat Loud, known for appearing on "An American Family," died in January at age 94 of natural causes, according to her family at the time.  (John Dominis/The LIFE Images Collection via Getty Images/Getty Images)

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    Jessica Campbell, an actress who starred in 1999’s "Election," died at age 38. A GoFundMe page for the actress said she died "Suddenly and unexpectedly" in December 2020, leaving behind a 10-year-old son. (CBS via Getty Images)

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    Angie Jakusz, a former contestant on Season 10 of "Survivor," died at age 40 in January. (Monty Brinton/CBS Photo Archive via Getty Images)

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    Illusionist Siegfried Fischbacher, the surviving member of the duo Siegfried & Roy, died in Las Vegas at age 81 in January of cancer. (AP)

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    AMERICA TOGETHER My Dad, Dale P. Smith, served overseas in 1955 as a Radio Operator in the US Marine Corps. After his service in the Marines, he came home to Davenport Iowa and raised six children.  This photo shows him next to his Willys Jeep while stationed on Okinawa in 1955. (By submitting a photo, you grant Fox News Network, LLC and its parent, subsidiary and affiliated entities the worldwide, royalty-free, sublicensable right, but not the obligation, to share, reproduce, distribute, comment on, and otherwise use the photo (and the likeness of any person who appears in the photo) on Fox News or in any other media throughout the universe in perpetuity. You also represent and warrant that you took the photo or have permission from the person who did, you are the person who appears in the photo, and/or if other people appear in the photo, then you have the permission from those people to grant the usage rights on their behalf.)

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    Rock bassist Tim Bogert, the former bassist of Vanilla Fudge and Cactus, died in January at age 76.
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    Unspecified: Joanne Linville appearing on Walt Disney Television via Getty Images’s ‘The FBI’. (Photo by Walt Disney Television via Getty Images) ( )

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    Joanne Rogers, the widow of Fred Rodgers, also known as TV’s Mr. Rogers, died in January at age 92 due to heart issues.  (Fred Rogers Productions)

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    Peter Mark Richman, best known for his role as Charles McCulloch in 1989’s "Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan" as well as appearances on "Three’s Company" died in January at age 93. (Walt Disney Television via Getty Images Photo Archives/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images)

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    Sylvain Sylvain, who was the guitarist for the New York Dolls, died in January. He was 69 years old after a battle with cancer.
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    Phil Spector, the revolutionary music producer behind some of music’s biggest hits, died while serving time in prison at age 81. Spector was serving a sentence for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson in 2003 at his castle-like mansion on the edge of Los Angeles. After a trial in 2009, he was given a 19 years-to-life sentence. (AP)

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    Harry Brant, fashion model and the son of supermodel Stephanie Seymour and businessman Peter Brant, died at age 24 in January due to an accidental overdose of prescription drugs.
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    Actress Mira Furlan, best known for her roles in the television series "Lost" and "Babylon 5," died at age 65 on Jan. 20.
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    Actor Gregory Sierra, best known for sitcoms "Barney Miller" and "Sanford and Son" died of cancer on Jan. 4.
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    Larry King, the talk show host whose interviews with thousands of newsmakers and entertainers made him a broadcasting legend, died in January. He was 87.
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    Pop singer Jimmie Rodgers, best known for his hits "Honeycomb" and "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine" among others in the 1950s and 60s died at age 87 in January.
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    Bruce Kirby, a character actor known for appearing in movies like "Stand by Me" and TV shows like "The West Wing," died in January. He was 95.
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    Cloris Leachman, star of stage and screen, died of natural causes in California with her daughter by her side at the age of 94 in January.
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    Cicely Tyson, the groundbreaking Emmy and Tony award-winning actress, died at the age of 96 in January.
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    Sonny Fox, popular host of "Wonderama," died at the age of 95 of Covid Related Pneumonia. (Cindy Ord/FilmMagic)

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    Actress Marie Harmon, who co-starred in World War II-era Western movies with cowboy icons Roy Rogers and Sunset "Kit" Carson, died of natural causes in Los Angeles in January. She was 97. (LMPC via Getty Images)

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    Hilton Valentine, guitarist and founding member of The Animals, died in January. He was 77.
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    Hal Holbrook, the Emmy and Tony award-winning actor best known for his portrayal of Mark Twain in his famous one-man-show, died in January at age 95.  (Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)

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    Dustin Diamond, the actor best known for playing Samuel "Screech" Powers on the beloved coming-of-age sitcom "Saved By the Bell," died in February at age 44. The actor was diagnosed with stage 4 small cell carcinoma cancer the month prior.
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    Marc Wilmore, a writer and producer known for his work on "In Living Color," "F is for Family" and "The Simpsons," died at age 57 due to complications from the coronavirus in February. (Larry Wilmore)

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    Trisha Noble, who appeared in two "Star Wars" films, died after a battle with mesothelioma, at age 76 in February. (Bob Aylott/Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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    Christopher Plummer, the legendary actor best known for his roles in "Sound of Music" and "All the Money in the World," died in February. He was 91. (Reuters)

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    Patricia Healey, a British actress who was married to Engelbert Humperdinck for 56 years, died in February. She was 85.
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    TikTok star Dazharia Shaffer, known online as Bxbygirlldee, died at the age of 18 in February.
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    Billy Brown, patriarch of "Alaskan Bush People," died at the age of 68. The show’s representatives confirmed his passing to Fox News in February.  (Discovery)

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    Iconic jazz keyboardist Chick Corea died at the age of 79 in February due to a rare form of cancer.
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    "Jeopardy!" champ Brayden Smith died at the age of 24 in February.
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    Prince Markie Dee of The Fat Boys died in March. He was 52 but was days away from his 53rd birthday.
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    Martha Stewart, best known for co-starring alongside Joan Crawford and Humphrey Bogart in "Daisy Kenyon" and "In a Lonely Place," respectively, died on Feb. 17, her daughter Colleen Shelly confirmed on Twitter. She was 98.
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    Ronald Pickup, an actor known for his roles in "The Crown," "Darkest Hour" and "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," died in February after fighting a long illness. He was 80.
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    Jahmil French, best known for his role as Dave Turner in the Canadian drama series "Degrassi: The Next Generation," died at age 29 in March. (Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

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    Geoffrey Scott, an actor known for his roles in "Dynasty" and 2003’s "Hulk," died at age 79 in  March after battling Parkinson’s Disease.
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    British satirist Tony Hendra, who starred in "This is Spinal Tap" as Ian Faith, died in March. He was 79.
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    Cliff Simon, an actor who starred as the villain Ba’al in "Stargate SG-1," died in March following a tragic kiteboarding accident. He was 58.
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    Yaphet Kotto, best known for roles in "Alien" and the James Bond film "Live and Let Die" died in March at age 81. (Chris Haston/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank)

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    Henry Darrow, an actor known for his work on "The High Chaparral," died in March. He was 87.
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    Country singer Taylor Dee died in March at the age of 33. A rep from Euless City Police Department confirmed to Fox News that the "Greener Grass" singer died after a rollover car crash on State Highway 183 near Euless, Texas.
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    "The Goldbergs star and Hollywood icon George Segal died at the age of 87 in March due to complications from a bypass surgery.
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    Kim Tyler, a child actor of the 1960s best known for playing the eldest son in the 1965-67 NBC family sitcom ‘Please Don’t Eat the Daisies," died of cancer on Feb. 10 at his Hollywood Heights home. He was 66.
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    Houston Tumlin, a child actor who starred alongside Will Ferrell in "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby" nearly 15 years ago, died by suicide in March.
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    Award-winning actress Jessica Walter, known for "Arrested Development" and "Archer," died in March at age 80.
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    Richard Gilliland, an actor known for roles in "Designing Women" and "Airplane II: The Sequel," died in March at age 71.
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    Craig "muMs" Grant, an actor and poet who starred in HBO’s "Oz," died unexpectedly at age 52 in March.
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    Linda Torres, known for appearing on the reality series "Big Ang," died  at age 67 in April.
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    Gloria Henry as ‘Doc Richardson’, in her debut role in the cinema in a publicity shot from the movie ‘Sport Of Kings’, taken by Ned Scott, 1947, United States. (Photo by Columbia Pictures/De Carvalho Collection/Getty Images) ( (Photo by Columbia Pictures/De Carvalho Collection/Getty Images))

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    Gloria Henry, who famously played beloved matriarch Alice Mitchell in the hit ‘60s sitcom "Dennis the Menace" died in April. She was 98.
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    Paul Ritter, who appeared in the "Harry Potter" movies as well as played a key role in HBO’s nuclear disaster drama "Chernobyl," died at age 54 in April after suffering from a brain tumor. (Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

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    Quindon Tarver, best known for singing in Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 "Romeo + Juliet" and Seasons 2 and 7 of "American Idol" died at age 38 after a car accident in Texas in April. (Raymond Boyd/Getty Images)

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    Actor James Hampton, best known as bugler Hannibal Dobbs on "F Troop," Caretaker in the original "The Longest Yard" and the father in "Teen Wolf," died in April at age 84. (Fred Sabine/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images)

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    Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and Queen Elizabeth II’s husband of 73 years, died in April  at Windsor Castle. He was 99.
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    Legendary rapper DMX died in April after suffering a heart attack. He was 50 years old.
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    Lee Aaker, best known as the 1950s child star of "The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin,"  died at 77 in April. (CBS via Getty Images)

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    Adam Perkins, a social media star known for his videos on Vine, died in April. He was 24 years old.
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    Rusty Young, who co-founded the band Poco, died of a heart attack at his home in Davisville, Miss. at age 75.
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    English actress Helen McCrory, known for her roles in the "Harry Potter" films and in the television series "Peaky Blinders," died in April. She was 52.
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    Harlem rapper Black Rob, born Robert Ross and the Bad Boy artist best known for his 2000 hit "Woah," died at the age of 51 in April.
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    Tempest Storm, the fiery redhead known as a burlesque icon who starred in early Russ Meyer films, died in April at age 93 after battling dementia.
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    Les McKeown, the former lead vocalist for the iconic Scottish pop group Bay City Rollers, died suddenly in April. He was 65.
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    Digital Underground member Gregory "Shock G" Jacobs died at age 57 in April. He was reportedly foudn dead in his hotel room in Tampa, Fla.
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    Actor Johnny Crawford, known for playing Chuck Connors’ son in the ABC series "The Rifleman" from 1958-63, died peacefully at his home surrounded by family in April.
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    Lloyd Price, best known as the early rock ‘n roll icon behind hits like "Lawdy Miss Clawdy," "Personality" and the semi-forbidden "Stagger Lee," died at age 88 in April due to complications from diabetes.
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    Tawny Kitaen, known for her roles in a number of ’80s music videos, died in her home in Newport Beach in April. She was 59.
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    Actor Norman Lloyd has died at his home in Los Angeles at the age of 106 in May.
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    Actor Charles Grodin, best known for his work in movies and Broadway, died in May at his home in Wilton, Conn. at age 86 after a long battle with bone cancer.
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    Comedic legend Paul Mooney, best known for starring in "The Buddy Holly Story" and for his work alongside Richard Pryor and Dave Chappelle, died in May. He was 79.
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    Actress Lois De Banzie, known for her role as Eleanor Roosevelt in the 1982 version of "Annie," died at 90 years old in May.
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    Actor Samuel E. Wright, the recognizable voice behind Sebastian the crab in "The Little Mermaid," died in May after a three-year battle with prostate cancer. He was 74.
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    Kevin Clark, known for starring as the drummer Freddy "Spazzy McGee" Jones in "School of Rock," was killed in May after he was struck by a car while biking in Chicago.
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    John Davis, one of the real voices behind infamous music group Milli Vanilli, died of the coronavirus in May. He was 66.
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    Gavin MacLeod, the veteran supporting actor who achieved stardom as Murray Slaughter, the sardonic TV news writer on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," before going on to even bigger fame as the cheerful Capt. Stubing on "The Love Boat," died in May. He was 90.
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    Joe Lara, who was known for playing Tarzan in the early 1990s television series ‘Tarzan: The Epic Adventures’ died in May in a tragic plane crash with his wife, Gwen, and five other people. He was 58.
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    Sitcom veteran Arlene Golonka, best known for portraying Millie Swanson in the 1968 to 1971 series "Mayberry R.F.D.," died in June after battle Alzheimers. She was 85.
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    Actress Romy Walthall, best known for her roles in "Face/Off" and "The House Of Usher," died on May 19 in Los Angeles from cardiac arrest. She was 57. (Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)

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    Robert Hogan, a TV character actor who was a regular on "Peyton Place" for two seasons and recurred on "The Wire" and such other popular series as "Law & Order" and "Alice," died on May 27. He was 87. His family said he died of pneumonia complications at his home in coastal Maine.
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    Clarence Williams III, who played the cool undercover cop Linc Hayes on the counterculture series "The Mod Squad" and Prince’s father in "Purple Rain," died in June after battling colon cancer. He was 81.
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    Actor Ernie Lively, the father of Blake Lively, known for "Passenger 57," "The Dukes of Hazzard" and "Turner & Hooch" – died in June of cardiac complications in Los Angeles. He was 74.
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    Actress Lisa Banes died in June after being the victim of a hit-and-run crash in New York City. She was 65.
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    Frank Bonner, who played Herb Tarlek on the sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati" died at age 75 in June after battline dementia.
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    John Paragon, the actor who portrayed Jambi the Genie on "Pee-wee’s Playhouse," died in June. He was 66.
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    Joanne Linville, an actress known for appearing in several megahit television shows, died at the age of 93 in Los Angeles in June.
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    WWE star Melissa Coates, known as "Super Genie" in the ring, died in June. She was 50 years old.
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    Former Skid Row singer Johnny Solinger died in June at the age of 55 about a month after he told fans that he’d been diagnosed with liver failure.
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    Stuart Damon, an actor known for playing Dr. Alan Quartermaine in "General Hospital," died at the age of 84 in June after suffering damage to his kidneys. (Walt Disney Television via Getty Images Photo Archives/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images)

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    WWE star Del "The Patriot" Wilkes died in July. He was 59.
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    Sanford Clark, a rockabilly star known for his 1956 hit song "The Fool" died in July due to COVID-19. He was 85.
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    Robert Downey Sr., the filmmaker known for classics such as "Putney Swope" and "Greaser’s Palace," as well as being the father of actor Robert Downey Jr., died in July at age 85 after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s disease.
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    Chick Vennera, an actor known for his roles in "The Golden Girls" and more, died of lung cancer at the age of 74 in July.
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    Actor William Smith, known for playing bikers, cowboys and brawlers in a series of television shows and hit movies, died in July. He was 88.
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    WWE Hall of Famer Paul Orndorff, who was known as "Mr. Wonderful," died in July at the age of 71 due to chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a brain condition caused by repeated blows to the head.
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    Charlie Robinson, known for playing Mac the court clerk in the 1980s and ’90s sitcom "Night Court," died in July in Los Angeles due to cardiac arrest and cancer. He was 75.
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    Biz Markie, a rapper best known for his hit "Just a Friend," died in July at the age of 57.
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    Robert E. "Robby" Steinhardt, a violinist and vocalist with the progressive rock band Kansas, died due to complications from pancreatitis. He was 71.
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    Mike Mitchell, an actor and bodybuilder who starred in "Gladiator" and "Braveheart," died in July. He was 65.
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    Joey Jordison, the former drummer for Slipknot, died in July suddenly while in his sleep at the age of 46.
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    Actor Danny Aiello’s son Rick, best known for "Do The Right Thing," died in July after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 63.
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    Dusty Hill, the bearded bassist for ZZ Top, died in July. He was 72.
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    Saginaw Grant, a prolific Native American character actor known for roles in "Breaking Bad" and "The Lone Ranger" as well as a hereditary chief of the Sac & Fox Nation of Oklahoma, died in July. He was 85.
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    Actor and singer Alvin Ing, known for roles on Broadway and on tour in "Pacific Overtures" and "Flower Drum Song" as well as in films such as "The Gambler," died in August. He was 89.
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    Dennis "Dee Tee" Thomas, a founding member of the long-running soul-funk band Kool & the Gang known for such hits as "Celebration" and "Get Down On It," died in August. He was 70.
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    Trevor Moore, co-founder of the sketch comedy group The Whitest Kids U Know, died in an unspecified accident in August at the age of 41.
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    Markie Post, the actress best known for "Night Court" and "The Fall Guy," died in August at age 70 after battling cancer.
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    Jane Withers, the former child actor who bedeviled Shirley Temple on the screen and went on to star in a series of B movies that made her a box-office champion, died in August. She was 95.
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    Pat Hitchcock, actress and director Alfred Hitchcock’s only child, died in August at 93.
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    Una Stubbs, the English actress who played Mrs. Hudson in "Sherlock" to cap a half-century career in TV, theater and film, died in August at age 84.
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    Nanci Griffith, the Grammy-winning folk singer-songwriter from Texas whose literary songs like "Love at the Five and Dime" celebrated the South, died in August. She was 68.
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    Tom T. Hall, the singer-songwriter who composed "Harper Valley P.T.A." and sang about life’s simple joys as country music’s consummate blue collar bard, died in August. He was 85.
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    Don Everly, one-half of the pioneering Everly Brothers whose harmonizing country-rock hits impacted a generation of rock ‘n’ roll music, died in August. He was 84.
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    Charlie Watts, best known as the prolific drummer for the rock band the Rolling Stones for more than half a century, died peacefully in April surrounded by his family. He was 80. (Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

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    Michael Nader, an actor known best for appearing in soap operas "Dynasty" and "All My Children," died in August of an untreatable form of cancer. He was 76.
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    Matthew Mindler, known for his role in the film "Our Idiot Brother," was found dead in August near Millersville University’s campus in Lancaster County. He was just 19 years old.
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    Legendary sitcom actor Ed Asner, the actor and activist best known for portraying Lou Grant on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and its subsequent spinoff, died in August at age 91. ( Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)

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    Daffney Unger, a former professional wrestler for WCW, died in September after she posted a disturbing video to social media in which she appeared to be issuing her last words while holding what looked to be a small handgun. She was 46.
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    Willard Scott, the longtime weatherman on NBC’s "Today" show, died in September. He was 87.
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    Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding died in early September after losing her battle with breast cancer. She was just 39 years old.
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    Rickie Lee Reynolds, founding member and guitarist for Southern rock group Black Oak Arkansas, died in September. He was 72 years old.
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    Jean-Paul Belmondo, one of the most iconic French actors of the 20th Century and a leading face of the French New Wave, died in September at the age of 88.
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    "The Wire’’ actor Michael K. Williams was found dead in his Brooklyn apartment in September. Drug paraphernalia was reportedly found in the five-time Emmy nominee’s apartment. He struggled with addiction for years. He was 54.
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    Erik Cowie, the zookeeper and one of the stars of "Tiger King," died in September. He was reportedly 53 years old. (Netflix )

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    Art Metrano, a stand-up comedian best known for playing callous police captain Ernie Mauser in the second and third "Police Academy" films, died of natural causes in September. He was 84. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)

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    Norm Macdonald, known for his time on "Saturday Night Live" and countless other comedies died in September after a lengthy and private battle with cancer. He was 61 years old.
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    Former "X Factor" star Freddie Combs died in September. He was 49.
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    Jane Powell, an actress known for appearing in a number of movie musicals, died at the age of 92 in September of natural causes.
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    Sarah Dash, co-founder of the all-female group Labelle — best known for the raucous 1974 hit "Lady Marmalade" — died in September at the age of 76.
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    Willie Garson, an actor famous for his role as Stanford Blatch on "Sex and the City," died in September after battling a private illness. He was 57. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for Neuro Brands)

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    Al Harrington, best known to classic TV fans as Detective Ben Kokua in the original "Hawaii Five-0" series, died in September after suffering a stroke. He was 85.
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    Jean Hale, an actress known for her roles in 1960s television shows like "Batman" and movies such as "In Like Flint," died in August at the age of 82.
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    "Old Yeller" star Tommy Kirk died peacefully at his home in Las Vegas in September. He was 79.
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    Michael Tylo, an actor who appeared on appeared on the soap operas "All My Children," "General Hospital," "The Young and the Restless," "The Bold and the Beautiful" and, in his signature role of the wealthy, brooding archaeologist Quinton Chamberlainn on CBS’s "Guiding Light," died in September at Henderson Hospital in Henderson, NV, following an illness. He was 73.
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    Alan Kalter, the announcer who introduced David Letterman for most of his run on "The Late Show," died in October. He was 78. (Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)

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    The cooking world mourned the loss of Fuller Goldsmith, the winner of Food Network’s "Chopped Junior" and "Top Chef Junior," days before his 18th birthday in October due to cancer.
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    Chris Pearson, who appeared in the first season of MTV’s "Ex on the Beach," died at the age of 25 in October after a stabbing incident.
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    Deon Estus, known best for playing bass for 1980s pop band Wham!, died in October. He was 65.
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    Ricarlo Flanagan, the actor, rapper and stand-up comedian best known for "Shameless" and being a semifinalist on Season 9 of "Last Comic Standing," died at age 40 in October.
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    Betty Lynn, the film and television actress best known for playing Barney Fife’s sweetheart Thelma Lou on "The Andy Griffith Show," died in October from an unknown illness. She was 95.
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    Tommy DeBarge, best known as a member of the R&B group Switch, died in October after suffering from kidney and liver failure. He was 64.
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    Peter Scolari, who famously starred in the sitcom "Bosom Buddies" alongside Tom Hanks, died in October after a two-year battle with cancer. He was 66.
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    Mark Howard, known for appearing in the first season of "Below Deck Mediterranean," died suddenly in October. He was 65.
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    Linda Carlson, who starred in the short-lived 1970s TV series "Westside Medical" and "Kaz" before becoming a familiar recurring actor on "Newhart," Steven Bochco’s "Murder One" and the television adaptation of "Clueless," died Oct. 26 in Gaylordsville, Connecticut. She was 76.
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    William Lucking, the actor best known for his role as biker Piney Winston on the hit series "Sons of Anarchy," died on Oct. 18 in his Las Vegas home. Lucking was 80.
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    Dean Stockwell, a top Hollywood child actor who gained new success in middle age in the sci-fi series "Quantum Leap" and in a string of indelible performances in film, including David Lynch’s "Blue Velvet," Wim Wenders’ "Paris, Texas" and Jonathan Demme’s "Married to the Mob," died in November. He was 85.
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    Jerry Douglas, best known for his long stint on "The Young and the Restless," died in November. He was 88.
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    Graeme Edge, a drummer and co-founder of The Moody Blues, died in November. He was 80.
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    "Happy Days" star Gavan O’Herlihy died in November. He was 70.
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    Heath Freeman, the actor best known for his work on "Bones" and "Spartacus," died in November at age 41.
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    Rapper Young Dolph is dead after being shot and killed while visiting a bakery in his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee in November. He was 36.
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    Bergen Williams, an actress who played the character of Big Alice on "General Hospital," died in November. She was 62.
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    Art LaFleur, who was best known for playing Babe Ruth in "The Sandlot," died in November after a 10-year battle with Parinson’s. He was 78.
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    Peter Aykroyd, an Emmy-nominated writer, former "Saturday Night Live" cast member and brother to Dan Aykroyd, died in November at age 66. (Alan Singer/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images)

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    Lou Cutell, an actor known for his appearances in "Seinfeld" and "Grey’s Anatomy," died in November. He was 91.
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    Eddie Mekka, known for his role on the classic TV series "Laverne & Shirley," died at 69 years old in November.
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    Jay Jay Phillips, a musician known best for competing on "America’s Got Talent," died from COVID-19 in December. He was 30 years old.
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    Country artist Stonewall Jackson, known for his time on the Grand Ole Opry stage for more than five decades, died in November after a lengthy battle with vascular dementia at age 89.
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    Former "America’s Got Talent" contestant Skilyr Hicks died at the age of 23 in December.
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    Michael Nesmith, a singer/guitarist for the Monkees, died in December. He was 78.
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    Mexican actor Carmen Salinas, known for movies like "Danzón," "Man on Fire" and "Bellas de Noche" and telenovelas and series including "María la del Barrio" and "Mujeres Asesinas," died in December. She was 82.
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    Television actress Rhonda Stubbins White died in December. She was 60.
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    Vicente Fernández, a beloved Mexican singer who was awarded three Grammys and nine Latin Grammys and inspired a new generation of performers, including his son Alejandro Fernández Jr., died in December. He was 81 years old.
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    Cara Williams, one of the last remaining actresses of Hollywood’s Golden Age and an Oscar nominee for her performance in 1958’s "The Defiant Ones," died in December. She was 96 years old.
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    "90 Day Fiancé" alum Jason Hitch died in December due to the coronavirus. He was 45. ("90 Day Fiance"/YouTube)

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    Il Divo singer Carlos Marin died in December from an undisclosed illness. He was 53 years old. (Victor Chavez/Getty Images)

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    Shaun Shiller Fequiere, better known as the rapper Kangol Kid with the hip-hop group UTFO, died in December at age 55 after a 10-month battle with colon cancer. (Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Screen Gems)

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    Eve Babitz, the Hollywood bard, muse and reveler who with warmth and candor chronicled the excesses of her native world in the 1960s and 1970s and became a cult figure to generations of readers, died in December. She was 78.
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    Jack Hedley from "Lawrence of Arabia" and "For Your Eyes Only" died on December 11 after a "short illness bravely borne." (Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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    Sally Ann Howes, best known for her role as Truly Scrumptious in the 1968 musical "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" opposite Dick Van Dyke, has died at the age of 91. The British-American actress’ nephew confirmed the news on Twitter on Dec. 21.  (Leonard Burt/Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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    Wanda Young (center) of The Marvelettes, has died at age 78. (James Kriegsmann/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

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    Jean Marc Vallée died "suddenly" at a cabin on the outskirts of Quebec City over the Christmas holiday, sources relayed to Deadline. A cause of death has not been shared.  (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

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