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Chicago Jazz Pianist Willie Pickens Is Remembered For Performing And Teaching

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Remembering Bruce Brown, Whose 'Endless Summer' Documentary Boosted Surfing As A Sport

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The Legacy Of Surfer And Filmmaker Bruce Brown

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Remembering Bruce Brown, Whose Search For The Perfect Break Redefined Surfing

Bruce Brown, seen in 1963, attempts to balance a mounted camera on his board while catching a wave. The man behind the seminal 1966 surfing documentary The Endless Summer died Sunday at his home in Santa Barbara, Calif., at the age of 80.Bob Bagley/Bruce Brown Films via APhide caption

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Remembering Smithereens' Songwriter And Lead Singer Pat DiNizio

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Edwin Lee, San Francisco's First Asian-American Mayor, Dies At 65

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Civil Rights Reporters, Simeon Saunders Booker, Jr. And Roy Reed, Die At 99 And 87

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Merci, Johnny: Remembering Rocker Johnny Hallyday, Beloved By France

Johnny Hallyday waves to his fans during his album launch celebration in Paris in 2011.Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Imageshide caption

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Merci, Johnny: Remembering Rocker Johnny Hallyday, Beloved By France

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Palestinian Novelist And Jerusalem Resident Recalls City's History

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Jazz Singer Jon Hendricks Dies At 96

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Della Reese, 'Touched By An Angel' Star And Singer, Dies At 86

Reese, the actress and gospel-influenced singer who in middle age found her greatest fame as Tess, the wise angel in the long-running television drama Touched by an Angel, has died at age 86.Douglas C. Pizac/APhide caption

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Della Reese, 'Touched By An Angel' Star And Singer, Dies At 86

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Beloved Singer And Songwriter Mel Tillis Dies At 85

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Charles Manson, Leader Of Murderous Cult, Dies At 83

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Jana Novotná, 'Acrobatic Athlete' Who Won 17 Grand Slams, Dies At 49

Jana Novotná unloads a backhand during the finals of the 1997 Chase Championships, which she ultimately won. Novotna, who also would go on to win Wimbledon in 1998, died Sunday at age 49.Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Imageshide caption

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