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Derek Watkins, Trumpet Player for the Beatles, Eric Clapton, James Bond + More, Dead at 68

If you've seen any of the 23 James Bond movies, you're familiar with British trumpet player Derek Watkins. The session player also sat in with Eric Clapton, the Beatles, Elton John and more during a nearly 50-year career. Watkins died on Friday (March 22) after a two year battle with cancer.

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Paul Bearer Passes Away at the Age of 58

William Moody, better known to WWE fans as Paul Bearer, passed away yesterday at the age of 58.

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Alvin Lee of Ten Years After Dies at 68

Alvin Lee, the virtuoso guitarist and singer of Ten Years After, has died at the age of 68 according to a message posted by his family to his official website this morning (March 6).

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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Dead

The longtime president of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, died on Tuesday at the age of 58, following a two-year battle with cancer.

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Edith Houghton, First Female MLB Scout, Dies at Age 100

Major League Baseball has announced that Edith Houghton, a Philadelphia baseball prodigy and first female MLB scout, passed away Saturday, February 2 at age 100.

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Dave Clark Five Bassist Rick Huxley Dead at 72

Rick Huxley, bassist for British Invasion legends the Dave Clark Five, has passed away. The BBC reports that Huxley, age 72, had been a heavy smoker and had long battled emphysema.

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Etch A Sketch Inventor Dies at Age 86

Andre Cassagnes, the man responsible for inventing the venerable Etch A Sketch, a toy that inspired countless children ever since it was introduced in 1960, has died at age 86 in France.

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Former SEAL, ‘American Sniper’ Author Chris Kyle Killed at Gun Range, Possibly by Marine

Chris Kyle, a highly decorated Iraq War veteran and one of the most accomplished snipers in American military history, was killed while at a gun range outside Fort Worth, Texas, on Saturday. Reports are now surfacing about the man suspected of shooting him, Eddie Ray Routh, a former Marine and also an Iraq vet, whom Kyle, 38, may have been trying to aid in coping with post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Troggs Singer Reg Presley Dead At Age 71

Reg Presley, lead singer for the Troggs, has passed away after losing a battle with lung cancer. Presely, 71, died at home today (Feb. 4) in Andover, England.

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Mother of Twisted Sister Drummer A.J. Pero Dies

The mother of longtime Twisted Sister drummer A.J. Pero has died. The band announced the death of Beatrice Pero on its official website. Pero's page also announced the death, adding that she died on Monday (Jan. 21).

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Former Van Der Graaf Generator Bassist Nic Potter Passes Away

Nic Potter, former bassist for progressive rock band Van Der Graaf Generator, has died after suffering complications from pneumonia. He was 61.

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‘Dear Abby’ Creator Pauline Phillips Dead at 94

Pauline Phillips, better known to millions of people as the woman who created the 'Dear Abby' column, has died.

She was 94.

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