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This 1972 file image shows singer and actress Diahann Carroll. Carroll passed away Friday at her home in Los Angeles after a long bout with cancer. She was 84. Jean-Jacques Levy/AP hide caption

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In this 2007 photo, former Ambassador Joseph Wilson testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Wilson, the diplomat who disputed prewar intelligence on Iraq and endured retribution, died on Friday. He was 69. Gerald Herbert/AP hide caption

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Cokie Roberts covers the 2012 presidential race in Manchester, N.H. The longtime political reporter and analyst at ABC News and NPR died on Sept. 17 at the age of 75. Donna Svennevik/Walt Disney Television via Getty hide caption

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Cokie Roberts, a longtime political reporter and analyst at ABC News and NPR, died on Tuesday. Heidi Gutman/Walt Disney Television via Getty hide caption

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'The Personification Of Human Decency': Nina Totenberg Remembers Cokie Roberts

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Ric Ocasek of The Cars, performing at the group's induction ceremony into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2018. Ocasek died Sunday. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images For the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame hide caption

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Ric Ocasek, Frontman Of The Cars, Has Died

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From left to right: Coretta Scott King, widow of Dr. Martin Luther King, Juanita Abernathy, and Mary Moultrie, a nurse's aide during a march in support of the 100-day strike in Charleston, S.C. in 1969. AP hide caption

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Singer, songwriter and visual artist Daniel Johnston performs in Austin, Texas, in 2005. Johnston died on Wednesday. Jana Birchum/Getty Images hide caption

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T. Boone Pickens founded the company that became Mesa Petroleum and later began a hedge fund focused on energy investments. He died Wednesday at age 91. Larry W. Smith/Getty Images hide caption

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T. Boone Pickens, Iconic Oil Tycoon, Dead At 91

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Photographer Robert Frank holds a camera in 1954. His photo book, The Americans, changed the way people saw photography and the way they saw the U.S. Frank died on Monday at the age of 94. Fred Stein Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Influential Documentary Photographer Robert Frank Dies At 94

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