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RIP: Who We Lost in August 2021

by John Maxwell

Join us in a look back at some of the most notable lives that ended in August 2021.

Read the full Legacy obituaries for the life stories of the people featured in this video:

Brian Travers (1959–2021), UB40 founding member

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Lee “Scratch” Perry (1936–2021), legendary reggae singer and dub pioneer

Jay Pickett (1961–2021), “Port Charles,” “General Hospital” actor

Jane Withers (1926–2021), child star and “Josephine the Plumber” in commercials

Michael Nader (1945–2021), “Dynasty” star

Rod Gilbert (1941–2021), New York Rangers legend

Tony Esposito (1943–2021), legendary Chicago Blackhawks goalie

Jimmy Hayes (1989–2021), former NHL player

Pat Hitchcock (1928–2021), actor and daughter of Alfred Hitchcock

Paul Cotton (1943–2021), guitarist with Poco

Dennis “Dee Tee” Thomas (1951–2021), founding member of Kool & the Gang

Trevor Moore (1980–2021), comedian with “The Whitest Kids U’ Know”

Sean Lock (1963–2021), English comedian known for “8 Out of 10 Cats”

Una Stubbs (1937–2021), “Sherlock” actor

Bobby Bowden (1929–2021), longtime Florida State football coach

Alex Cord (1933–2021), actor who starred on “Airwolf”

Saginaw Grant (1936–2021), character actor known for “Breaking Bad,” “The Lone Ranger”

Sonny Chiba (1939–2021), “Kill Bill” star and martial arts legend

Jeanne Robertson (1943–2021), humorist known for family-friendly laughs

Tom T. Hall (1936–2021), country music’s “storyteller”

Don Everly (1937–2021), one-half of rock & roll pioneers the Everly Brothers

Nanci Griffith (1953–2021), Grammy-winning singer and songwriter

Charlie Watts (1941–2021), Rolling Stones drummer

Ed Asner (1929–2021), actor known for “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “Up”

Markie Post (1950–2021), “Night Court” star

Revisit last month’s video:

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