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Notable deaths in 2021

Newsmakers and celebrities who have died this year.

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Notable deaths in 2021

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  1. Notable deaths in 2021

  2. Actress Cloris Leachman, who won eight Emmys for her work on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and other television programs as well as an Academy Award for "The Last Picture Show," died January 27 at the age of 94. "There was no one like Cloris.

  3. Larry King, who quizzed thousands of world leaders, politicians and entertainers for CNN and other news outlets in a career spanning more than six decades, died January 23 at age 87.

  4. Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron, the quiet, unassuming slugger who broke Babe Ruth's supposedly unbreakable record for most home runs in a career and battled racism in the process, died January 22 at the age of 86.

  5. Rock producer Phil Spector, who changed the sound of pop music in the 1960s with his "Wall of Sound" recordings and was convicted of murder for the 2003 murder of Hollywood actress Lana Clarkson, died January 16 at age 81 of COVID-19, according to

  6. Siegfried Fischbacher, who worked with Roy Horn to create the famous animal training and magic duo of Siegfried & Roy, died January 13 at age 81. His death came eight months after Horn died due to COVID-19 in May 2020 at age 75.

  7. American casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, who built lavish gambling palaces that made him one of the world's richest men and became a potent supporter of U.S.

  8. British filmmaker Michael Apted, the man behind the "Up" documentaries that chronicled the lives of a group of British children for more than 50 years, died January 7 at the age of 79.

  9. Tommy Lasorda, the colorful and cantankerous longtime manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers who led the team to four National League pennants and two World Series championships in the 1970s and '80s, died January 7 at age 93.

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