FILE - 18 OCTOBER 2014:  Former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam has died at the age of 98. Whitlam was the 21st Prime Minister of Australia, in office from 1967 to 1977. Former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam on his way to an audience with Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, 29th June 1976. He is expected to ask the queen for leave to appeal over his dismissal by Australia's Governor-General during Australia's constitutional crisis of 1975. (Photo by Peter Cade/Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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Gough Whitlam, transformative Australian leader, dies

Mr. Whitlam, 98, ushered in some of the most sweeping policy and social reforms in the country’s history.

Paul Craft, country songwriter, dies at 76

Paul Craft, country songwriter, dies at 76

Mr. Craft was inducted weeks ago into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Tim Hauser, founder of the Manhattan Transfer, dies at 72

Tim Hauser, founder of the Manhattan Transfer, dies at 72

Mr. Hauser, a onetime advertising executive, launched the Grammy-winning jazz vocal group in 1972.

Earle Palmer Brown, founder of advertising firm, dies at 92

Earle Palmer Brown, founder of advertising firm, dies at 92

Mr. Brown’s company bore his name and became an industry powerhouse during its five decades in business.

Robert W. Fri, who led Natural History Museum, dies at 78

Robert W. Fri, who led Natural History Museum, dies at 78

Mr. Fri led the Smithsonian’s largest museum for five years and helped spearhead growth and renovation.

Donald Shore, Kennedy Center principal bassoonist, dies

Donald Shore, Kennedy Center principal bassoonist, dies

Tenor Plácido Domingo called Mr. Shore “a great artist.”

Mark Kuller, tax lawyer turned restaurateur, dies at 61

Mark Kuller, tax lawyer turned restaurateur, dies at 61

Mr. Kuller opened three critically acclaimed restaurants in Washington, including Proof, Estadio and Doi Moi.

Elizabeth Peña, versatile actress of movies and TV, dies

Elizabeth Peña, versatile actress of movies and TV, dies

Ms. Peña, 55, had a dramatic role in “Lone Star” and appeared in the sitcom “Modern Family.”

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Notable deaths of 2014

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James Traficant dies at 73

Ohio congressman, 73, was convicted on corruption charges and served time in prison.

Lauren Bacall (1924-2014)

Bacall, widow to late actor Humphrey Bogart, played major roles in such films as “The Big Sleep” and “How to Marry a Millionaire.”

The life of former U.S. senator Howard Baker

The Senate majority leader and White House chief of staff under President Ronald Reagan died June 26 at age 88.

Notable deaths of 2014

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Herb Jeffries (1911-2014)

Herb Jeffries, historic actor and jazz musician has died.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87

The Nobel Prize-winning author of “One Hundred Years of Solitude” influenced generations of writers around the world.

Mickey Rooney (1920-2014)

The former singer, actor and dancer dies at age 93.