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Leonard Nimoy played Mr. Spock in Star Trek: The Original Series — a role that defined his career. Nimoy originally resisted being conflated with the character, but he later came to embrace the iconic role. Nimoy died this year at 83. CBS Photo Archive/CBS via Getty Images hide caption

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Lemmy Of Motörhead And Rock Icon Dies At 70

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Ellsworth Kelly, shown before one of his huge pieces at Peter Carlson Enterprises, Sun Valley, in 1996, has died at the age of 92. Clarence Williams/LA Times via Getty Images hide caption

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Artist Ellsworth Kelly, Master Of Colorful Abstraction, Dies At 92

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Elizabeth Laird, Who Gave Hugs To Soldiers At Fort Hood, Dies At 83

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Walter Leonard, Pioneer Of Affirmative Action At Harvard, Dies At 86

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Mail Order Maven Lillian Vernon Dies At 88

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