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Images via AP & Getty

Images via AP & Getty

Celebrity Deaths

Sunday | 1.22.2017

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Nat Hentoff (1925 - 2017)

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Nat Hentoff (Getty)

Nat Hentoff, the legendary former jazz critic and columnist for the Village Voice newspaper, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, according to multiple news sources

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Om Puri (1950 - 2017)

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Om Puri (Getty)

Om Puri, the acclaimed Indian character actor who appeared in hit films including "Gandhi," "City of Joy," and "East Is East," died Friday, Jan

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Carrie Fisher (1956 - 2016)

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Carrie Fisher (Getty)

Carrie Fisher, the actress whose role as Princess Leia in the original "Star Wars" trilogy inspired millions of fans worldwide and helped George Lucas’ space-fa

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Ricky Harris (1962 - 2016)

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Ricky Harris (Getty)

Ricky Harris, an actor, comedian, and producer who played the recurring character Malvo on the Chris Rock-based sitcom "Everybody Hates Chris," died Monday, Dec

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Lord Snowdon (1930 - 2017)

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Lord Snowdon

Lord Snowdon, known for his 18-year marriage to Great Britain's Princess Margaret as well as for his work as a photographer and filmmaker, died Friday, Jan

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Barbara Tarbuck (1942 - 2016)

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Barbara Tarbuck (AP)

Barbara Tarbuck, an actress who appeared regularly on the TV soap operas “Santa Barbara” and “General Hospital,” the latter as Lady Jane Jacks, died Tuesday, De

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George Michael (1963 - 2016)

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George Michael (Getty/Michael Putland)

George Michael, the English pop singer who sold more than 100 million albums and was an inspirational icon for a generation of gay youth who came of age in the

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Vera Rubin (1928 - 2016)

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Vera Rubin (Carnegie Institution of Washington via AP)

Vera Rubin, a pioneering astrophysicist who confirmed the existence of dark matter, died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016, according to multiple news reports

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Rick Parfitt (1948 - 2016)

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Rick Parfitt  (Photo by Harry Herd/Redferns via Getty Images)

Rick Parfitt, the guitarist for the British rock band Status Quo, has died at the age of 68, according to multiple news sources.Parfitt died Saturday, Dec