Soul singer Teddy Pendergrass died on January 13 at age 59 at a hospital in Pennsylvania. Pendergrass had suffered from colon cancer.
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George Blanda, the seemingly ageless Hall of Fame quarterback and kicker whose 26-year career was best remembered for a remarkable run of late-game theatrics with the Oakland Raiders, died on September 27, 2010. He was 83. He scored 2,002 points in his career, a pro football record at the time of his retirement, kicking 335 field goals and 943 extra points, running for nine touchdowns and throwing for 236 more. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
Gloria Stuart, the 1930s Hollywood beauty who gave up acting for 30 years and later became the oldest Academy Award acting nominee as the spunky survivor in "Titanic," died. She was 100. Stuart died in her sleep on September 26, 2010 at her Los Angeles home. (credit: LUCY NICHOLSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Denver Broncos wide receiver Kenny McKinley was found dead on September 20, 2010, from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was found in the second floor master bedroom of his home. He was just 23. (credit: NFL Photos)
Forby Leonard Skinner was an American high school gym teacher, basketball coach, realtor and bar owner from Jacksonville, Florida who gained fame in the 1970s as the namesake of the influential Southern rock band, Lynyrd Skynyrd. The New York Times called him "arguably the most influential high school gym teacher in American popular culture." He died September 20, 2010 at age 77 after suffering from Alzheimer's disease for several years. (credit: johnnygoodtimes.com)
Giraldo, known for his work on programs such as Lewis Black’s Root of All Evil, reportedly died from a prescription pill overdose. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Solomon Burke, considered the "King of Rock and Soul," died Oct. 10, 2010 at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport while on a plane from Los Angeles that had just landed. He was scheduled to perform at a sold out concert. His family said he died from natural causes. He was 70.
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Richard Holbrooke, a brilliant and feisty U.S. diplomat who wrote part of the Pentagon Papers, was the architect of the 1995 Bosnia peace plan and served as President Barack Obama's special envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan, died Dec. 13. He was 69/Getty Images
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Dino De Laurentiis, an Academy Award-winning film impresario and producer of “Serpico” and “Barbarella” who helped revolutionize the way movies are bankrolled and sold, has died. He was 91. Here he is seen with the Irving G.Thalberg Memorial Award, received 25 March 2001, at the 73rd Academy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
Sparky Anderson, left, and catcher Johnny Bench after the Reds won the World Series in 1975.
Teena Marie, the "Ivory Queen of Soul'' who developed a lasting legacy with her silky soul pipes and with hits like "Lovergirl,'' "Square Biz,'' and "Fire and Desire'' with mentor Rick James, died Dec. 26. She was 54.