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  • Richard Peck, 84 (1934 - 2018)

    Richard Peck

    Richard Peck, prize-winning children's author, died Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at his home in New York City, after a battle with cancer, according to the Associated Press. He was 84. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Philip Roth, 85 (1933 - 2018)

    Philip Roth

    Philip Roth, the prize-winning novelist and fearless narrator of sex, death, assimilation and fate, from the comic madness of "Portnoy's Complaint" to the elegiac lyricism of "American Pastoral," died Tuesday night, according to the Associated Press. He was 85. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • David Weinlick, 48 (2018)

    David Weinlick

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — David Weinlick knew he would get married on June 13, 1998. He just didn't know who his bride would be. The marriage lasted almost 20 years until Weinlick's death from colon cancer on Sunday night. He was 48. For full obituary 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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