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Effi Barry
Effi Barry, former first lady of Washington, died of leukemia at the age of 63 on the morning of Sept. 6 2007.

Gerald R. Ford, 1913 - 2006
View three photo essays, which describe the life of former president Gerald R. Ford, from childhood to the post-Oval Office years. Also, read full coverage of his life and funeral.

Ronald Reagan
Ronald Wilson Reagan, 40th president of the United States, who transformed the Republican Party and substantially defined the terms of contemporary political debate during two momentous terms in office, died June 5, 2004. He was 93.

Pope John Paul II
Pope John Paul II died April 2, 2005, at the age of 84. He was an obscure Polish prelate who became the supreme pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church, a statesman who helped bring down Eastern European communism, and a defender of the faith who insisted that the church confront the sins of its past to prepare it for the third millennium.

RICHMOND -- After eight years of Democratic rule, Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell was seen by conservatives as a political savior, someone who would restore the state's right-leaning policies and traditions. But less than four months into his term, many conservatives have grown disenchanted, e...


Luciano Pavarotti
As one of the most renowned opera singers in recent history, Luciano Pavarotti had a lyric tenor that lingered in the mind of a diverse audience and a presence that captured their fascination. His unrelenting passion for drama and music led him to become one of the best-known and highest-paid classical artists of his time.

James Brown
James Brown, the dynamic, pompadoured "Godfather of Soul," whose revolutionary rhythms, rough voice and flashing footwork influenced generations of musicians from rock to rap, died early Christmas morning. He was 73.

Merv Griffin: 1925 - 2007
Veteran talk-show host who created an empire of entertainment businesses, including the game shows "Wheel of Fortune" and "Jeopardy!," dies Aug. 12 at age 82. He had prostate cancer.

Ingmar Bergman
The Academy Award-winning filmmaker -- best known for works like "The Seventh Seal" and "Fanny and Alexander" -- has died at age 89.

Lady Bird Johnson
Lady Bird Johnson is buried beside her husband at the Lyndon Baines Johnson National Historical Park in Stonewall, Texas.

Eddie Robinson
Eddie Robinson, the longtime Grambling coach who transformed a small, black college into a football power that sent hundreds of players to the NFL, has died. He was 88.

Howard Hunt
E. Howard Hunt was best known for his role organizing the 1972 break-in of the Democratic Party headquarters at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C. -- an act that eventually led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. Hunt was a White House staffer, World War II veteran, CIA operative and author of spy novels.

Augusto Pinochet
Augusto Pinochet, the fierce anti-communist dictator who ruled Chile with an iron fist from 1973 to 1990, died Dec. 10, 2006, after suffering complications from a heart attack. He was 91.

P.W. Botha
P.W. Botha, the former face of white South Africa, served as president at the height of the anti-apartheid

Wilson Pickett
Wilson Pickett, the soul pioneer best known for the fiery hits "Mustang Sally" and "In The Midnight Hour," died of a heart attack at the age of 64.

Rosa Parks
Rosa Lee Parks, whose refusal to give up her bus seat to a white man sparked the modern civil rights movement, died Monday, Oct. 24, 2005. She was 92.

Beverly Sills
Beverly Sills, the Brooklyn-born opera diva who was a global icon of can-do American culture with her dazzling voice and bubbly personality, dies of cancer at 78.

Mike Douglas
Mike Douglas, talk show host veteran of 21 years who was best known for his easy-going, warm style, died Friday in West Palm Beach, Fla. on his 81st birthday.

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