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RIP: Who We Lost in May 2021

by John Maxwell

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

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

Pervis Staples (1935–2021), co-founder of the Staples Singers


Chuck Hicks (1927–2021), tough-guy actor alongside Clint Eastwood and Ronald Reagan

Arlene Golonka (1936–2021), played Millie on “Mayberry R.F.D.” and “The Andy Griffith Show”

Del Crandall (2930–2021), All-Star with the Boston/Milwaukee Braves

Courtney Hall (1968–2021), captain of Chargers’ Super Bowl team

Lloyd Price (1933–2021), R&B pioneer known for “Personality,” “Lawdy Miss Clawdy”

Samuel E. Wright (1946–2021), voice of Sebastian in “The Little Mermaid”

Patrick O’Connell (1953–2021), developed red ribbon for HIV/AIDS awareness

Billie Hayes (1924–2021), played Witchiepoo of “H.R. Pufnstuf”

Edgar Harrell (1924–2021), last surviving Marine from the USS Indianapolis

Eric Carle (1929–2021), “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” author

Paul Mooney (1941–2021), comedian, actor & writer for Richard Pryor and In Living Color

Damon Weaver (1998–2021), young reporter who interviewed President Obama

Norman Lloyd (1914–2021), actor in “St. Elsewhere,” Hitchcock films

B.J. Thomas (1942–2021), “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head” singer

Olympia Dukakis (1931–2021), Academy Award winner for “Moonstruck”

Gavin MacLeod (1931–2021), starred as Captain Stubing on “The Love Boat”

Bobby Unser (1934–2021), three-time Indy 500 winner

Tawny Kitaen (1961–2021), actress known for music videos and “Bachelor Party”

Charles Grodin (1935–2021), star of “The Heartbreak Kid” and “Midnight Run”

Revisit last month’s video:

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