Earl Lloyd, who became the first black player to play in the NBA in 1950, died Thursday at 86. He's seen here (center) being inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame's Honors Ring in 2003. Jim Bourg/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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CBS News correspondent Bob Simon, seen here in New York City in 2007, won four Peabody Awards and 27 Emmys in a long and distinguished career. Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Metropolitan Opera hide caption

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Head coach Jerry Tarkanian watches his UNLV Runnin' Rebels during the 1989-1990 season, when they would win the school's only NCAA men's basketball championship. Tarkanian died Wednesday at age 84. Ken Levine/Getty Images hide caption

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Author Norman Bridwell and his wife, Norma, pose for a portrait in 2011. The creator of the Clifford the Big Red Dog stories died Friday at age 86. Charles Sykes/AP hide caption

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Brothers Tom (left) and Ray Magliozzi pose under a car hood in Boston. The comic duo hosted NPR's Car Talk for a quarter of a century before retiring in 2012. Since then, the show has been heard in reruns. Tom has died at age 77. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Elaine Stritch in her final engagement at the Cafe Carlyle in New York in 2013. Stritch bade farewell to New York with a series of concerts last spring; she died Thursday in Michigan. Walter McBride/The O M Co./AP hide caption

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