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In Memoriam: Influential People Who Died in 2019

In Memoriam: Influential People Who Died in 2019

As we wind up 2019, the AP takes a look back at the influential people who died during the year, including notables from the world of politics, science, sports, entertainment and more. Here is one from each month of the year (you can see the entire list at the link):<br /><br /><ul><li><b>January 15</b>: Carol Channing, 97. Broadway star who delighted audiences for her portrayal of Dolly Levi in <i>Hello Dolly.</i></li><li><b>February 7</b>: Frank Robinson, 83. MLB Hall-of-famer who was the league’s first black manager, and the only player to win the MVP award in both the AL and NL.</li><li><b>March 4:</b> Luke Perry, 52. The actor who played Dylan McKay on <i>Beverly Hills, 90210.</i></li><li><b>April 6</b>: Ernest F. “Fritz” Hollings, 97. Democrat who served six terms in the Senate representing South Carolina.</li><li><b>May 13</b>: Doris Day, 97. Singer and actress known for her comedic roles, often opposite actors like Cary Grant and Rock Hudson.</li><li><b>June 26</b>: Beth Chapman, 51. The wife and co-star of reality show<i> Dog the Bounty Hunter</i> and wife of the Duane “Dog” Chapman.</li><li><b>July 16:</b> John Paul Stevens, 99. Former Supreme Court Justice who was appointed by a Republican but became one of the court’s leading liberals. </li><li><b>August 5:</b> Toni Morrison, 88. African-American novelist and author of books like <i>Beloved</i> and <i>Song of Solomon</i>. </li><li><b>September 15:</b> Ric Ocasek, 75. The Cars frontman whose deadpan vocal delivery and look defined a rock era with chart-topping hits like “Just What I Needed.” </li><li><b>October 17</b>. Elijah E. Cummings, 68. A sharecropper’s son who rose to become a civil rights champion and congressman, and eventually chair of the U.S. House Oversight committee. </li><li><b>November 8</b>: Werner Gustav Doehner, 90. He was the last remaining survivor of the Hindenburg disaster.</li><li><b>December 8</b>: Juice WRLD, 21. A rapper who launched his career on SoundCloud before rising to the top of the charts with hit “Lucid Dreams.</li></ul>

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