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Bob Spalding, left, and Don Wilson of The Ventures perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in New York, March 10, 2008. Wilson, a co-founder of the band, died Saturday at the age of 88. Jason DeCrow/AP hide caption

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Marty Roberts performs at The Dresden in Los Angeles. Hali Gillin hide caption

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From hairdresser to L.A. lounge icon, Marty Roberts is remembered as a musical idol

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Vietnamese Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh arrives for a great chanting ceremony at Vinh Nghiem Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City in 2007. Nhat Hanh, who helped pioneer the concept of mindfulness in the West, died at age 95 on Saturday. AP file photo hide caption

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Marty Roberts of Los Angeles lounge duo Marty & Elayne is dead at 89

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Remembering Ronnie Spector, lead singer of the Ronettes

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Remembering André Leon Talley, a titan of the fashion world

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Louie Anderson at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards. He was known for his starring role in the FX dark comedy Baskets. Danny Moloshok/Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP hide caption

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Emmy-winning comedian Louie Anderson has died at 68

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Meat Loaf, Grammy-winning American singer and actor, dies at 74

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Singer Meat Loaf performs in support of Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at the football stadium at Defiance High School in Defiance, Ohio, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. Charles Dharapak/AP File Photo hide caption

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Women's basketball legend Lusia Harris dies at age 66

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U.S. center Lusia Harris finishes a basket in a game against Bulgaria during the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. ABC Photo Archives/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images hide caption

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