2022... the year of Celebrity/Legends Deaths?

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Former Cowboys player, NFL coach Dan Reeves dies at 77​

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Max Julien, Blaxploitation Icon and Star of ‘The Mack,’ Dies at 88

Max Julien, an actor best known for his lead performance in the 1973 blaxploitation classic “The Mack,” died on Saturday. He was 88 years old.

An official cause of death was not immediately available.

News of Julien’s death was confirmed by his friend, comic book writer and filmmaker David F. Walker. Walker posted a tribute to the late actor on his Instagram.

“I met Max in 1996,” Walker wrote. “He was a great human being and we had so many amazing conversations. He was brilliant and hilarious and charismatic. R.I.P.”

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Richard Leakey, Kenyan Fossil Hunter and Conservationist, Dies at 77​

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Richard Leakey, the Kenyan paleoanthropologist and fossil hunter whose discoveries of ancient human skulls and skeletons helped cement Africa’s place as the cradle of humanity, died on Sunday in Kenya. He was 77.

 

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Former Dallas Cowboys Great Has Died At 78​

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A former Dallas Cowboys great has passed away at the age of 78.
The NFC East franchise announced on Wednesday night that former offensive lineman Ralph Neely passed away earlier this week.
Neely was one of the best offensive linemen in franchise history. He was a 13-year standout for the Cowboys and was a three-time All-Pro.
The Cowboys shared the tough news on Twitter on Wednesday night.

 

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Bob Saget, Comedian and ‘Full House’ Star, Dies at 65​

The former 'America's Funniest Home Videos' host was found at his hotel in Orlando.
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Ronnie Spector, ’60s icon who sang ‘Be My Baby,’ dies at 78​

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Veronica Greenfield (born Veronica Yvette Bennett; August 10, 1943 – January 12, 2022), known as Ronnie Spector, was an American singer who formed the girl group the Ronettes in 1957 with her elder sister, Estelle Bennett, and their cousin, Nedra Talley. Ronnie fronted the group while record producer Phil Spector produced the majority of their recording output. The two were married in 1968 and separated in 1972.

Bennett sang lead on the Ronettes' string of hits in the early-to-mid–1960s, including "Be My Baby" (1963), "Baby, I Love You" (1963), "The Best Part of Breakin' Up" (1964) and "Walking in the Rain" (1964). In 1964 she launched a solo career with the single "So Young". After 1980 she released five studio albums: Siren (1980), Unfinished Business (1987), Something's Gonna Happen (2003), Last of the Rock Stars (2006) and English Heart (2016). Bennett also recorded one extended play, She Talks to Rainbows (1999). In 1986 her career revived when she was featured on Eddie Money's song "Take Me Home Tonight".

Bennett was sometimes referred to as the original "bad girl of rock and roll". In 1990, she published a memoir, Be My Baby: How I Survived Mascara, Miniskirts, and Madness, Or, My Life as a Fabulous Ronette.In 2007 she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Ronettes.
 

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Joe B. Hall, who won national college basketball titles at Kentucky as player and coach, dies at 93​

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North Carolina Central Alumnus, and American fashion icon and journalist icon
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Talley was the first Black make creative director, and served as Vogue Editor-At-Large from 1998-2013.
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Meat Loaf Dies: ‘Bat Out Of heck’ Singer & ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ Actor Was 74​

 
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