Writer Elmore Leonard died Tuesday at the age of 87.
August 20, 2013 His best-sellers included Get Shorty. Movies based on his stories included Hombre. Leonard was also the creator of the Raylan Givens character on FX TV's Justified. Leonard was 87.
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August 19, 2013 Known as "one of the great hard bop pianists," Walton was 79. Listen to him perform during a 2010 appearance on NPR's Piano Jazz.
Stuntman Mark Sutton, doubling for actor Daniel Craig (or, as James Bond) during the Opening Ceremony of the London Olympics last summer.
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August 15, 2013 Mark Sutton doubled for 007 at the London Games, when Bond and "Queen Elizabeth II" parachuted into the stadium. Sutton died Wednesday while wingsuit flying in Switzerland.
Virginia Johnson and her then-husband, William Masters, in 1972. They studied sexual behavior for decades. She died this week in St. Louis. Masters died in 2001.
July 25, 2013 With William Masters, she studied human sexual behavior. They spent decades trying to demystify sex and make it better for couples. Johnson was 88. Masters, who was her husband for more than 20 years, died in 2001.
On The Ellen Show's Instagram page, a memorial for Talia.
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July 16, 2013 The teenager drew millions of views on YouTube with her video reports, which included makeup tutorials. Ellen DeGeneres was struck by her story and helped make Talia an honorary CoverGirl. Those Talia reached are grieving around the nation and the world.
Actor Cory Monteith on June 8 in Los Angeles. He died Saturday in Vancouver, Canada.
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July 16, 2013 Cory Monteith, 31, was found dead Saturday in his room at a hotel in Vancouver. According to the coroner, there is "no evidence to suggest this anything other than the most sad and tragic accident."
July 14, 2013 He shot to fame with his portrayal of the popular high school quarterback on the hit musical TV show. Monteith was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room. He was 31.
This early version of the mouse (named for its tail-like cord) was assembled by Douglas Engelbart and his Stanford team in 1963.
July 3, 2013 U.S. inventor and Doug Engelbart, the man known as the father of the computer mouse and a thinker who helped introduce other key innovations, died Wednesday morning at age 88. His death was announced today by the Computer History Museum.
Author Richard Matheson's science fiction stories included The Shrinking Man, I Am Legend, and numerous other movie and TV scripts, including episodes of The Twilight Zone.
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June 24, 2013 Science fiction author Richard Matheson's work included The Shrinking Man, I Am Legend, and numerous TV and movie scripts. For five decades, his work injected a sense of humanity into science fiction.
Bobby "Blue" Bland at the 2011 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
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June 24, 2013 His classic songs included "Turn On Your Love Light" and "Further On Up The Road." A contemporary of B.B. King, Bland was one of the last connections to the roots of the blues.
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Actor James Gandolfini has died while on a trip to Italy. He's seen here with Sopranos co-stars Edie Falco, left, and Lorraine Bracco.
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June 19, 2013 Actor James Gandolfini, 51, has reportedly died. Variety magazine reports that he suffered a "sudden stroke." The cause of death is not yet known with certainty, but HBO says the actor may have suffered a heart attack.
Esther Williams in August, 1942.
June 6, 2013 In the 1940s and '50s she was "America's mermaid" thanks to her starting roles in a series of Hollywood "aqua musicals." Williams was 91.
June 4, 2013 As a defensive lineman with the Los Angeles Rams in the '60s, Jones was one of the "fearsome foursome." He's also credited with coining the word "sack" for what's done to a quarterback when he's tackled behind the line of scrimmage. Jones is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., in October 2012.
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June 3, 2013 The Democrat from New Jersey was the Senate's last World War II veteran. He had said earlier this year that he would not be seeking a sixth term.
Rev. Andrew Greeley in 1992.
May 30, 2013 He thought of himself as a priest first and foremost. But Greeley was famous for his sometimes steamy novels that also cast a critical eye at his church. Greeley was 85 and had been in poor health since suffering a brain injury in 2008.
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