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POPULAR RADIO HOST HAS DIED AT 79

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John Donald Imus Jr. (July 23, 1940 – December 27, 2019)

Don  Imus was a radio personality, television show host, recording
artist, and author. He was known for his radio show
Imus in the
Morning
which aired on various stations and digital platforms
nationwide until his retirement in March of  2018.

In March 2009, Imus was diagnosed with stage 2 prostate cancer. He
was hospitalized at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in
College
Station
, Texas, on December 24, 2019. The exact cause of his death
was not immediately reported.

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ACTRESS DIAHANN CARROLL HAS DIED AT 84

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Diahann Carroll
(Carol Diahann Johnson)
(July 17, 1935 – October 4, 2019)


Carroll was diagnosed with
breast cancer in 1997. She said the diagnosis
"stunned" her because there was no family history of breast cancer and
she had always had a healthy lifestyle. She underwent nine weeks of
radiation therapy, and was clear since. She died today in Los Angeles.


Her 1968 debut in Julia (NBC) the first series on
American television to
star a black woman in a nonstereotypical role, was a milestone both in
her career and the medium. In the 1980s she played the role of a mixed-
race diva in the
primetime soap opera Dynasty.

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Julia, original release from September 17, 1968 – March 23, 1971

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SUCCESSFUL NASCAR DRIVER, DIES AT 61

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Michael Stefanik (May 20, 1958 – September 15, 2019)


(FoxNews) – NASCAR champion Michael Stefanik died Sunday in a
single-engine plane crash near the Rhode Island state line.

Connecticut state police said Stefanik took off in a single-engine,
single-seat Aerolite 103 from the Riconn Airport in Coventry, R.I.,
and was turning back to the airfield when it crashed in a wooded
area.

“Mike Stefanik was one of the most successful drivers in NASCAR
history, but even more so, he was a true representative of our sport,
” NASCAR Chairman and CEO Jim France said in a statement. “His
tough, competitive nature and excellence on the race track won him
the admiration of fans and competitors alike.”

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RACE CAR DRIVER DIES IN OREGON AT 36

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Jessi Combs (July 27, 1983 – August 27, 2019)

(FoxNews) – Jet-car race driver and TV personality Jessi Combs died
tragically during an attempt to break her own land-speed record.

She was involved in the fatal crash during her attempt on Tuesday
on a dry lake bed in Oregon. She was attempting to hit 619 mph.

The details of the crash have not been released at this time.

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ROCK N’ ROLL PIONEER HAS DIED AT 100

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David Louis Bartholomew (December 24, 1918 – June 23, 2019)


(AP) – Dave Bartholomew, a giant of
New Orleans music and a rock n’ roll
pioneer who with Fats Domino co-wrote and produced such classics as
"Ain’t That a Shame," ”I’m Walkin,’" and "Let the Four Winds Blow," has
died.

Bartholomew, a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and Rock and
Roll Hall of Fame, died Sunday at a hospital in a New Orleans suburb.

His eldest son, Dave Bartholomew Jr., confirmed the news to AP saying:
"Daddy was 100 years and six months old. It was just that time."

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From left: Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew.

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