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Vaclav Havel, the last president of Czechoslovakia and the first president of the Czech Republic, died on December 18.
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North Korea's "Dear Leader" Kim Jong Il died on December 17 after nearly 20 years of rule.
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Christopher Hitchens, a British American author and journalist, died on December 15.
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Actor Harry Morgan, most well known for his role on M*A*S*H as Col. Sherman T. Potter as well as appearances in more than 100 films, died on December 7.
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Journalist Tom Wicker, best known as a columnist for the New York Times, died on November 25.
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Heavyweight boxing champion Joe Frazier died on November 7. Frazier's career highlight came when he defeated Muhammad Ali during the "Fight of the Century" in 1971.
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Andy Rooney, longtime CBS "60 Minutes" contributor, died on November 4.
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Libyan ruler Muammar Qaddafi died on October 20. Qaddafi's 41-year leadership was overthrown by civil uprising before he was killed by the Libyan National Liberation Army.
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Steve Jobs, co-founder and CEO of Apple Inc., died on October 5.
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Amy Winehouse, English singer-songwriter, died on July 23.
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Former first lady Betty Ford, wife of President Gerald Ford, died on July 8.
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Actor Peter Falk, best known for his role as the title character on the TV detective series "Columbo," died on June 23.
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Osama bin Laden, founder of the militant Islamist organization al Qaeda, died on May 2 when he was shot and killed by U.S. Navy SEALs and CIA operatives in a covert operation ordered by United States President Barack Obama.
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Actress Elizabeth Taylor died on March 23.
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Frank Buckles, the last surviving American WWI veteran, died on February 27 at age 110.
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