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BASKETBALL LEGEND HAS DIED AT 41

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Kobe Bean Bryant (August 23, 1978 – January 26, 2020)

CALABASAS, Calif. – Former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant has died in a
helicopter crash in California.

Nine people were on board when the helicopter went down near Calabasas
this morning. Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were among the
passengers. Bryant’s wife Vanessa was reportedly not on the helicopter.

Kobe Bryant played his entire 20-year NBA career with the Los Angeles
Lakers and finished his career as one of the best to ever play the game.     

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SUPER CANDY BAR FOR THE SUPER BOWL

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To honor the iconic candy brand’s 90th anniversary, the brains behind
Snickers decided, hey, what better way to celebrate that than with a
4,700-pound candy bar? Someone in the room then likely said, “There
is no better way!” and thus the “largest Snickers bar ever created” was
born.

The bar reportedly took more than 600 people to construct and used
caramel, peanuts, nougat and 3,500 pounds of chocolate to create the
“equivalent to more than 41,000 single-size Snickers bars.”

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Construction of the large bar (above) that will be a tease to
the Snickers commercial that will be played during the
Super Bowl on Feb. 2.  

  

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Franklin Clarence Mars
(September 24, 1882 – April 8, 1934)

Frank Mars, founder of Mars, Inc.
(originally called Mar-O-Bar Co.),
invented the Snickers bar in 1930, 
named after the favorite horse of
the Mars family.

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SINGER/SONGWSRITER HAS DIED AT 71

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David Charles Olney (March 23, 1948 – January 18, 2020)

Folk singer-songwriter David Olney has died after he suffered an apparent
heart attack Saturday while performing at the 30A Songwriters Festival in
Santa Rosa Beach,
Florida,

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DOLLY PARTON 74 YEARS YOUNG TODAY

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Dolly Rebecca Parton

Country singer Dolly Parton released twenty-six #1 Billboard hits,
including "Jolene," "Coat of Many Colors," and "9 to 5." She grew
up alongside eleven brothers and sisters in a one-room cabin in
Appalachia,
Tennessee and learned to sing at church. Dolly Parton
received the nickname The Queen of Country Music after releasing
more #1 hits than any other country singer in U.S. history.

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In 2018, Dolly Parton added two more honors to her already-
illustrious, decades-long career as she was recognized by
Guinness World Records.

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ACTRESS IS 69 YEARS YOUNG TODAY

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Kirstie Louise Alley

Comic actress Kristie Alley is best known as Rebecca Howe from the
NBC television show Cheers (1983-1993). She originally came to Los
Angeles  to work as an interior designer, before appearing as a game
contestant on Match Game.

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