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  • Stan Mikita, 78 (1940 - 2018)

    Stan Mikita

    Stan Mikita (1940 – 2018) was an NHL Hall of Fame center who played his entire career with the Chicago Blackhawks. He was one of the greatest players in NHL history, accumulating 1,467 points in 22 seasons. He died at the age of 78. For full coverage and obituary from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Charlotte Rae, 92 (1926 - 2018)

    Charlotte Rae

    Actress Charlotte Rae, known best for her roles on the sitcoms "Diff'rent Strokes" and "The Facts of Life," died Sunday August 5, 2018, at the age of 92. Her publicist, Harlan Boll, reported her passing. No cause of death was given. For full coverage and obituary from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Nikolai Volkoff, 70 (1947 - 2018)

    Nikolai Volkoff

    Josip Peruzovic (1947 – 2018) was born in Croatia and became famous as Nikolai Volkoff, the villainous Soviet wrestler. He and The Iron Sheik were WWE Tag Team Champions and had memorable bouts against superstars Sgt. Slaughter, Hulk Hogan, and Bruno Sammartino. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Dr. James Jude, 87 (1928 - 2015)

    Dr. James Jude

    The Associated PressMIAMI (AP) — Dr. James Jude, one of the experts credited with pioneering life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation, has died. He was 87.Peter Jude says his father died early Tuesday in Coral Gables after an extended illness. Jude says his father always wanted to help people, noting CPR has saved countless lives.In the late 1950s, the doctor and two electrical engineers,...

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  • Red Lane, 76 (1939 - 2015)

    Red Lane

    Red Lane, a country music songwriter who wrote the Tammy Wynette hit "'Til I Get It Right," has died of cancer, according to multiple news sources. He was 76. Lane, who was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters' Hall of Fame in 1993, wrote songs for many of country's biggest stars.

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