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Cyril Pahinui, photographed before the start of a live concert featuring musicians who contributed to the film The Descendants on April 14, 2012 in Honolulu. Marco Garcia/WireImage/Getty Images hide caption

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Pop Culture Happy Hour remembers writer and comic book icon Stan Lee. Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for IMDB hide caption

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Remembering Stan Lee

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Stan Lee, American comic book writer, editor, publisher and former President of Marvel Comics, attends the premiere of Doctor Strange in 2016. Lee died Monday at the age of 95. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images hide caption

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A True Believer Remembers Stan Lee

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Comic book legend Stan Lee poses at the opening reception for "Stan Lee: A Retrospective" presented by the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art on Feb. 23, 2007 in New York City. Mat Szwajkos/Getty Images hide caption

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A Marvel Of A Man: Stan Lee Dead At 95

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This undated photo provided by former Fox News correspondent Adam Housley and his wife, actress Tamera Mowry-Housley, shows their niece, Alaina Housley, a Pepperdine University freshman who was among those killed in the Wednesday shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Adam Housley/AP hide caption

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A Utah Town Remembers Its Mayor, Killed In Action In Afghanistan

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Novelist Jin Yong — the pen name for writer and journalist Louis Cha — has died, triggering tributes and mourning from his fans. Here, a customer reads a book at a memorial section at a bookstore in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province. VCG/VCG via Getty Images hide caption

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People pay their respects outside the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. The 11 people who were killed on Saturday ranged in age from 54 to 97. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Annapurna Devi being given her last rites at Chandanwadi Cremation at Marine Lines on October 13, 2018 in Mumbai. Hindustan Times via Getty Images hide caption

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World War II Norwegian resistance fighter Joachim Roenneberg, seen here in 2013, has died at age 99. He led a team that was credited with slowing Hitler's plan to build atomic weapons. Andrew Winning/Reuters hide caption

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Thirty-year-old Madelyn Linsenmeir, pictured on one of her routine walks with son Ayden. "Her addiction didn't define her, but it did define the way she lived," Linsenmeir's sister, Kate O'Neill, wrote in an obituary that moved readers nationwide this week. Courtesy of Maura O'Neill hide caption

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The Viral Obituary Of An Opioid Addict: 'She's Just One Face' Of The Epidemic

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Albert Lexie pushes his shoeshine cart at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. By the time he retired in December 2013, the hospital reported he had given $202,000 to the Free Care Fund, which provides financial assistance for under- and uninsured children. Lexie died of an undisclosed health condition. UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh hide caption

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Dennis Hof, seen outside one of his brothels in Nevada earlier this year, was found dead Tuesday. Hof was a brothel owner who beat the three-term Republican candidate in the primary for a district in southern Nevada, a victory that roiled local politics and made national headlines. Steve Marcus/Reuters hide caption

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