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DIED TODAY IN HISTORY  |  May 24, 2018

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Duke Ellington was one of the most influential...

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Japan has one of the highest cremation rates in the world - 99.9% (compared to approximately 40% in the United States).

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Entered heaven at the age of 89. His last words: "I am ready to go dancing and romancing."

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