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    James Brown Died Today... What's Happening w/ The Biopic Spike Lee Was Attached To Direct?

    Today in history, December 25th, 2006, James Brown, aka The Godfather of Soul, died from congestive heart failure resulting from pneumonia complications.

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    RIP Patrice O'Neal... Watch Clips Of The Man At Work

    I posted the news on Facebook and Twitter yesterday, when it was announced; but didn't do anything here.

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    Nigerian Colonel/Politician Chukwuemeka Ojukwu Is Dead; Watch A Doc On The 60s Secessionist Rebellion He Led

    Reported earlier this morning... breakaway Republic of Biafra leader Chukwuemeka Ojukwu died in a London hospital after a stroke. The Nigerian colonel and politician served as the leader of the seccessionist Biafra republic from 1967 to 1970 - a move that was at the center of the Nigerian Civil...

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    Website Of Emmy Award-Winning Writer Dwayne McDuffie (1962 - 2011) To See Changes

    Dwayne McDuffie, the Emmy Award-winning writer of comics and animated TV shows such as Ben Ten: Alien Force and Static Shock, died this year at the young age of 49. His many fans and admirers continue to appreciate and enjoy the legacy he left behind by visiting his website, reading his old colunms...

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    Wangari Maathai, First African Woman To Win Nobel Peace Prize, Dies... Get To Know Her On Film

    We've written about her twice on S&A, so some may be familiar already. In 2004, she became the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize; Kenyan political and environmental activist Wangari Maathai has died at age 71, losing a lengthy battle with cancer.

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    RIP Bubba Smith

    RIP Charles Aaron "Bubba" Smith, the former NFL All-Pro player turned actor, whom most will likely remember as Moses Hightower in the Police Academy movie series, a role he has reprised in all but one of the Police Academy sequels (7 in total with one due next year).

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    Singer Amy Winehouse DEAD at age 27

    Today brought tragic news. Talented singer and songwriter Amy Winehouse was found dead this morning in a London flat. According to TMZ, the authorities have yet to determine the cause of death.

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    Aborigine Actor David Ngoombujarra Dies At 44 (RIP)

    Award-winning Aborigine actor David Ngoombujarra (born David Bernard Starr), one of Australia's best-known indigenous actors, who starred in titles like Australia, Rabbit-Proof Fence, Crocodile Dundee, Ned Kelly and other primarily Australian films, died on Sunday.

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    John Coltrane Died Today... Watch "The World According To John Coltrane" Now

    Today in history... July 17, 1967, John William Coltrane died from liver cancer at Huntington Hospital in Long Island, NY.

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    RIP "Cosby Show" Actress Clarice Taylor

    Clarice Taylor, likely most known for her recurring role on The Cosby Show as Bill Cosby's mother ( Anna Huxtable) died on Monday at age 93, says People magazine.

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