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North Carolina college student, seemingly otherwise healthy, dies of Covid-19 complications

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A college student and former high school basketball player has died from Covid-19, highlighting the virus's danger even toward the young and healthy. Chad Dorrill, a 19-year-old sophomore at Appalachian State Univer...

Ghana’s former president Jerry Rawlings dies

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Accra Jerry Rawlings, who seized control of Ghana twice in military coups before becoming the country's democratically-elected president, has died at the age of 73, his party said in a statement Thursday. Rawlings' ...

Country music legend Charley Pride dies at 86

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Country music legend Charley Pride has died at age 86, his representative announced. Pride died Saturday in Dallas of complications from Covid-19, the release said. Born on March 18, 1934, the singer was a Mississi...

Chris Cramer, veteran journalist and pioneering former CNN executive, dies aged 73

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Chris Cramer, the passionate and forthright leader at the helm of CNN International for 11 years, has died, aged 73. He was an early champion of recognizing the impacts of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) among...

Lincoln police officer Mario Herrera dies nearly two weeks after being shot while serving a warrant

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A Lincoln, Nebraska, police officer died early Monday, nearly two weeks after he was shot while trying to serve a warrant, the police department said. Investigator Mario Herrera, a 23-year veteran of the Lincoln Pol...

Whitey Ford, Hall of Fame Yankees pitcher, dies at 91

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Whitey Ford, a Hall of Fame pitcher for the New York Yankees, died at the age of 91, the team announced. "The Yankees are incredibly saddened to learn of the passing of Hall of Famer Whitey Ford," the team said in a...

Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, the city’s first African American mayor, dies at 93

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Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, the city's first African American mayor, has died at age 93. Dinkins died Monday evening at his residence on the Upper East Side in Manhattan, the New York City Police Depar...

Phil Niekro, Hall of Fame pitcher, dies at the age of 81

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Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Phil Niekro has died at the age of 81 after a battle with cancer, the Atlanta Braves announced on Sunday. "We are heartbroken on the passing of our treasured friend, Phil Niekro," the ...

Andrew Brooks, who led development of the first FDA-approved Covid-19 saliva test, dies at 51

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Andrew Brooks, a research professor at Rutgers University who led the development of the first FDA-approved Covid-19 saliva test, died suddenly on January 23, according to a Rutgers statement. His sister, Janet Gree...

Nepal’s Ang Rita Sherpa, first to climb Mount Everest 10 times, dies at 72

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Kathmandu, NepalAng Rita Sherpa, the first man to climb Mount Everest 10 times, died of a lengthy illness on Monday, his family said, an event that fellow sherpas called a major loss to Nepal and the climbing communi...

DeOndra Dixon, Jamie Foxx’s sister, dies at 36

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Jamie Foxx is mourning the death of his beloved sister. The actor posted Monday on his verified Instagram account that DeOndra Dixon had died. She was 36. Foxx posted a series of photos of him and his sister to go a...

Trixie the whale shark dies at the Georgia Aquarium

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The largest female whale shark at Georgia Aquarium has died, the Atlanta attraction announced. The massive shark named Trixie died on Friday after "having difficulty navigating the habitat earlier in the day," the a...

Gerry Marsden, lead singer of Gerry and the Pacemakers, dies at 78

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Gerry Marsden, lead singer of the 1960s British rock band Gerry and the Pacemakers, has died of a heart infection at 78, his friend and radio broadcaster Pete Price announced Sunday. "It's with a very heavy heart ...

Johnny Pacheco, who popularized salsa music in the US, dies at 85

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Johnny Pacheco played music that made it impossible to sit still. The Dominican-born multi-instrumentalist experimented with different Latin American musical styles, though he was particularly enamored with Afro-Cub...

Businessman Zef Eisenberg dies while trying to break British land speed record

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London Businessman and TV host Zef Eisenberg has died while attempting to break a British land speed record at an airfield in the UK, police have confirmed. The founder of health supplement firm Maximuscle, Eisenberg...

Rapper ‘Mo3’ dies after being shot in broad daylight on I-35 in Dallas

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The Dallas Police Department is investigating the homicide of 28-year-old Melvin A. Noble, also known as the rapper Mo3. Officers responded to a shooting on Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 35 in Dallas, police sai...

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