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This undated photo provided by Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial shows Shlomo Perel at his home in Givatayim, Israel. Perel, who survived the Holocaust through surreal subterfuge and an extraordinary odyssey that inspired his own writing and an internationally renowned film, has died. He was 98. Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial via AP hide caption

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Former Minnesota Sen. David Durenberger and his then-fiancée Susan Foote leave federal court in Washington on Aug. 22, 1995. Durenberger, a Republican who espoused a progressive brand of politics and criticized the GOP after his political career, died Tuesday at age 88. Dennis Cook/AP hide caption

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Lisa Marie Presley stands next to her childhood crib displayed with other mementos in the exhibit "Elvis Through His Daughter's Eyes," at Graceland in Memphis, Tenn., Jan. 31, 2012. Lance Murphey/AP hide caption

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Cindy Williams arrives to the TV Land Awards 10th Anniversary in New York on April 14, 2012. Williams, who played Shirley opposite Penny Marshall's Laverne on the popular sitcom "Laverne & Shirley," died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, in Los Angeles at age 75, her family said. Charles Sykes/AP hide caption

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The Addams Family characters Wednesday and Uncle Fester. The actress who played the iconic Wednesday, Lisa Loring, died this weekend. ABC Photo Archives/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images hide caption

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Childhood friends of Tyre Nichols best remember him at the skateboard park practicing new tricks on the mini ramp. Austin Robert hide caption

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Tyre Nichols loved skateboarding. That's how his friends say they'll remember him

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Sesame Street co-creator Lloyd Morrisett attends the 42nd annual Kennedy Center Honors at the Kennedy Center on Dec. 8, 2019, in Washington, D.C. Morrisett died at 93, Sesame Workshop announced Monday. Greg Allen/Invision/AP hide caption

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Priscilla Presley reads a poem wrtitten by granddaughter Harper Lockwood during a memorial service for her daughter Lisa Marie Presley at Graceland Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023, in Memphis, Tenn. John Amis/AP hide caption

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Sister André poses for a portrait at the Sainte Catherine Laboure care home in Toulon, southern France, on April 27, 2022. With her death, the oldest living person is now Maria Branyas Morera of Spain at age 115. Daniel Cole via AP hide caption

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A remembrance of Italian film actress Gina Lollobrigida, who died at the age of 95

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A photo taken in the 50s of Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida. Lollobrigida, who embodied the Italian stereotype of Mediterranean beauty and was dubbed "the most beautiful woman in the world" after the title of one her movies, has died at age 95. AP hide caption

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Robbie Knievel gives a thumbs up after jumping a train at the Texas State Railroad Park in Palestine, Texas on Feb. 23, 2000. Knievel, an American stunt performer, died early Friday at a hospice in Reno, Nev. LM Otero/AP hide caption

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Guitarist Jeff Beck performs during the 43rd Montreux Jazz Festival. The influential guitarist died on January 10, 2023 after contracting bacterial meningitis. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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