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DIED TODAY IN HISTORY  |  August 25, 2016

Died August 25  ›

Singer, dancer, and actress Aaliyah was just 14 when she recorded her debut album...

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Ancient Greeks and Romans placed a coin in the mouth of the deceased as payment to the ferryman Charon for passage across the river Styx to the afterlife.

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U.S. military tradition calls for a three-volley salute at a veteran’s funeral. A rifle party fires blank cartridges three times.

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Obituaries usually inspire tears, but a few unique souls would rather make us laugh.

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Duncan Gray Jr.

Episcopal bishop and civil-rights advocate from Mississippi

Penni Pearson Beuf

Award-winning pastel artist and actress

William Ziegler

Former New Orleans firefighter whose humorous obituary went viral

Dr. Ben Branscomb

One of the founders of modern pulmonary medicine and early clean air activist

Carolyn Berkley

Founder and Superintendent of A+ Arts Academy in Columbus, OH

William "Bill" Covington

One of the first African Americans to integrate the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Force.

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