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Black Celebrities We Loss In 2020 & 2021

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Rest In Power: Notable Black Folks We Lost In 2020

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  • MF DOOM, rapper, 49. Rapper MF DOOM, born Daniel Dumile, died Oct. 31. His death was announced by his wife on Dec. He was 49 years old. HipHopWired reports
  • Adolfo “Shabba Doo” Quiñones, dancer, 65. Adolfo “Shabba Doo” Quiñones, a hip-hop dance pioneer who influenced several generations, has reportedly died at the age of 65.
  • Joe Clark, 82. Known for using extreme methods of communication in his prized Eastside High School in Paterson, New Jersey, Joe Clark would routinely roam the hallways brandishing a bullhorn or baseball bat in an effort to both discipline and sow the seeds of learning into his student body — one that went from being ridden with truancy, drugs and crime to a group of straitlaced overachievers in the classroom.
  • Ty Jordan, 19. Ty Jordan, a star freshman running back for the University of Utah’s football team, died after shooting himself on Christmas Day. He was just 19 years old.
Celebrity Deaths: Stars and Famous People We’ve Lost in 2020

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  • John le Carré, novelist, 89. (Oct. 19, 1931 — Dec. 12, 2020) This master storyteller revered by his readers was once a spy named David Cornwell. He began undercover work for the British secret service while studying modern languages at Oxford, and later served in Germany during the Cold War.
  • Chuck Yeager, ‘The Right Stuff’ pilot, 97. (Feb. 13, 1923 — Dec. 7, 2020) Many Americans may not have heard of retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Charles “Chuck” Yeager until The Right Stuff, the Tom Wolfe book and subsequent film about the test pilots who helped launch America’s spaceflight program.
  • David L. Lander, actor, 73. (June 22, 1947 – Dec. 4, 2020) A leading light of the 1970s com
 

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