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Pictures of the Year 2018
Notable deaths in 2018 - Sort by:
Notable deaths in 2018
Newsmakers and celebrities who have died this year.
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20 Jan. 2009
Aretha Franklin, the preacher's daughter whose powerful... more
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20 Jan. 2009
Washington, UNITED STATES
Aretha Franklin, the preacher's daughter whose powerful voice made her the long-reigning "Queen of Soul" with such hit songs as "Respect" and "Chain of Fools," died August 16 at the age of 76. Franklin's father was a Baptist preacher in Detroit, and the gospel singing she heard in his church was her musical foundation. Her uniquely emotional and powerful voice would put her at the forefront of 1960s soul music along with Otis Redding, Sam Cooke and Wilson Pickett. Franklin was active in the U.S. civil rights movement and sang at the funeral of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr in 1968. She also performed at the presidential inaugurations of Barack Obama and Bill Clinton. In 1987, she became the first woman voted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Rolling Stone magazine in 2010 named her the No. 1 singer of the rock era. After recording and touring as a young gospel singer, Franklin's career took a secular turn in 1961 when she signed with Columbia Records. She had only modest success with Columbia, which had trouble classifying her style and tried to steer her toward pop. She switched to Atlantic Records in the mid-1960s, where producer Jerry Wexler put her powerful voice in a setting that combined gospel, soul and rock, and made her a superstar by letting "the lady wail." As Franklin put it in her autobiography, she "Aretha-ized" the music. Franklin won 18 Grammy Awards and had some 25 gold records.

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USA-POLITICS/MCCAIN
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28 Oct. 2008
U.S. Senator John McCain, a former prisoner of war... more
BUSH SOCIAL SECURITY
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18 Mar. 2005
Former U.S. first lady Barbara Bush, the only woman... more
BELGIUM-HAWKING/
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20 May. 2007
Stephen Hawking, who sought to explain the origins... more
USA-ENTERTAINMENT/
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13 Sep. 2015
U.S. celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, host of CNN's... more
PEOPLE-STANLEE/
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23 Aug. 2017
Stan Lee, who dreamed up Spider-Man, Iron Man, the... more
SAFRICA-POLITICS/
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16 Dec. 2017
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, who emerged as a combative... more
SYRIA-CRISIS/ANNAN
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2 Aug. 2012
Former U.N. Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize... more
PEOPLE-BURTREYNOLDS/
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9 Dec. 2015
Burt Reynolds, whose good looks and charm made him... more
FILMFESTIVAL-CANNES/
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23 May. 2014
Joe Jackson, the patriarch of an American musical dynasty... more
AUTOS-TRUMP/
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11 May. 2018
Former Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne, who rescued... more
USA-BUCKLEY/
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4 Apr. 2008
Tom Wolfe, an early practitioner of "new journalism"... more
USA/
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24 Mar. 2013
Verne Troyer, the diminutive actor who starred in the... more
CANNES/
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23 May. 2012
Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci, whose 1972 movie... more
FILM-TORONTO/
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15 Sep. 2012
Actress Sridevi, arguably Bollywood's first female... more
MUSIC-AMERICANMUSICAWARDS/
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25 Nov. 2013
Swedish DJ and record producer Avicii, one of the biggest... more
ZIMBABWE-POLITICS/
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21 Nov. 2017
A powerful orator from humble beginnings and arguably... more
SPAIN-ISRAEL/OZ
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23 Oct. 2007
Amos Oz, Israel's best known author and an outspoken... more
CUBA/
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9 Feb. 2007
The eldest son of late Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel... more
ITALY
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6 Mar. 2004
Dolores O'Riordan, the lead singer of Irish rock group... more
FRANCE-ARMENIA/
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9 Feb. 2017
French singer Charles Aznavour, who stole the hearts... more
FRANCE-FOOD/
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30 Jan. 2013
Paul Bocuse, one of France's most celebrated chefs,... more
GRAMMYS/
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12 Feb. 2007
Grammy award-winning singer Nancy Wilson, whose hits... more
NYK101D
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2 Jun. 2003
Kate Spade, the designer who built a fashion empire... more
PEOPLE-LYNYRDSKYNRD/KING
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23 Aug. 2018
Ed King, a former lead guitarist for the Southern rock... more
SUPERMAN-CAST
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1 May. 2001
Actress Margot Kidder, best known for playing Lois... more
ENTERTAINMENT EMMY AWARDS
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21 Sep. 2003
Actor John Mahoney, best known for his role as Martin... more
BASEBALL/
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29 Sep. 2008
Rusty Staub, a beloved slugger dubbed "Le Grand Orange"... more
RUSSIA-RIGHTS/ALEXEYEVA
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2 Jul. 2012
Lyudmila Alexeyeva, the founder of Russia's oldest... more
ENTERTAINMENT
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16 Oct. 2006
U.S. playwright Neil Simon, who became one of Broadway's... more
EMMYS/
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19 Sep. 2011
Mark Salling, an actor who played a supporting role... more
FRANCE-TASTE/
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22 May. 2015
Chef Joel Robuchon, who at one point had earned more... more
BANNISTER
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6 May. 2004
Roger Bannister, who died March 3 aged 88, will live... more
USA-ENTERTAINMENT/
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13 Sep. 2015
Actor Reg E. Cathey died February 9 at the age of 59.... more
USA-HEALTHCARE/
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20 Mar. 2010
Democratic U.S. Representative Louise Slaughter, a... more
BASEBALL/
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26 Feb. 2011
Joan Steinbrenner, wife of late New York Yankees owner... more
ENTERTAINMENT ROCKNROLL
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16 Mar. 1999
Singer Yvonne Staples (L, seen here with her sister... more
BARRICK-RESULTS/
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30 Apr. 2014
Canadian mining magnate Peter Munk, who built Barrick... more
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