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    Dr. Brooke Ellison, disability rights advocate, dies at 45

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  • Aston Barrett, bassist of Bob Marley and the Wailers, dies at 77

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  • Roger Donlon, first Vietnam War Medal of Honor recipient, dies

    02:21
  • Dr. Arno Penzias, who helped confirm Big Bang Theory, dies at 90

    02:01
  • Elmore Nickleberry, Memphis sanitation striker, dies at 92

    02:06
  • Naomi Feil, advocate for dementia care, dies at 91

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  • Richard Hunt, pioneering sculptor, dies at 88

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  • Legendary photographer Elliott Erwitt dies at 95

    02:21
  • Bronka Sundstrom, Holocaust survivor and mountaineer, dies at 98

    02:23
  • Mary Cleave, pioneering NASA astronaut, dies at 76

    02:10
  • Lyn McLain, ‘father of American youth orchestra,’ dies at 95

    01:50
  • Peter Tarnoff, US diplomat behind ‘Argo’ escape, dies at 86

    02:20
  • Wanda Półtawska, Holocaust survivor and friend to pope, dies

    02:13
  • Bertie Bowman, the longest-serving Black congressional staffer, dies at 92

    02:09
  • Hughes Van Ellis, Tulsa Massacre survivor, dies at 102

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  • Burkey Belser, who designed the nutrition facts label for food, dies at 76

    02:06
  • ‘SNL’ and Broadway costume designer Franne Lee dies at 81

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  • Karol Bobko, NASA’s first Challenger pilot, dies at 85

    02:06
  • Carol Duvall, HGTV’s ‘Queen of Crafts,’ dies at 97

    02:12
  • Rhoda Karpatkin, longtime leader of Consumer Reports, dies at 93

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Samuel Sandoval, Code Talker from WWII, dies at 98

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As a member of the Navajo Code Talkers, Samuel Sandoval created code words that would go on to thwart Japanese military operations in the Pacific during World War II. His work in the Marine Corps is largely credited with helping turn the tide of the war. Sunday TODAY’s Willie Geist remembers a life well lived.

Dr. James Lovelock, scientist who created Gaia theory, dies at 103