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Celebrity deaths 2021: Remembering Colin Powell, DMX, Hank Aaron, other notable people who died this year – WLS-TV

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Remembering influential people who died in 2021
Colin Powell, the 1st Black US Secretary of State, dies at 84 of COVID-19 complications.
Beloved children’s author Beverly Cleary, whose characters Ramona Quimby and Henry Huggins enthralled generations of youngsters, has died. She was 104.
Baseball legend Hank Aaron, known as the "Home Run King" during his Major League Baseball tenure, has died. He was 86 years old.
Dustin Diamond’s team had only just disclosed he had cancer a couple of weeks ago.
Christopher Plummer, the dashing award-winning actor who played Captain von Trapp in the film "The Sound of Music" and at 82 became the oldest Academy Award acting winner in history, has died. He was 91.
George Segal, who played ‘Pops’ on ‘The Goldbergs,’ has died at 87.
DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, had been in "grave condition" in a New York hospital after suffering a heart attack on April 2.
Olympia Dukakis, the veteran stage and screen actress whose flair for maternal roles helped her win an Oscar as Cher’s mother in the romantic comedy "Moonstruck," has died. She was
The rapper, best known for his hit song "Just a Friend," died peacefully with his wife by his side.
Actor Ed Asner, the blustery but lovable Lou Grant in two successful television series, has died. He was 91.
An actor best known for his work on "The Wire" was found dead in his penthouse apartment in Brooklyn on Monday.
Norm Macdonald, the iconic "Saturday Night Live" cast member and comedian known for his unorthodox, often crude humor, has died. He was 61.
CeFaan Kim has more on the life of Broadway legend Stephen Sondhei,.
Bob Dole, the longtime U.S. senator from Kansas and 1996 Republican presidential nominee, died Sunday. He was 98.


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