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OBITUARIES  2003

Barry White   Age: 58
Grammy Award–winning R&B singer and disco icon known for his lush baritone bass voice. His soulful, seductive songs include “Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe” and “You're the First, the Last, My Everything.” Barry Died: Los Angeles, July 4, 2003
Bobby Bonds   Age: 57
All-Star baseball player who, in his 14 seasons in the major leagues, hit 332 home runs and stole 461 bases. He played for the San Francisco Giants for seven years. His son is slugger Barry Bonds. Bobby Died: San Francisco, Aug. 23, 2003
Idi Amin   Age: 80
Human rights groups estimate that Idi Amin ordered the deaths of about 300,000 people. Amin was ousted in 1979, and died in exile in Saudi Arabia. Idi Amin Died: Jidda, Saudi Arabia, Aug. 16, 2003
Nell Carter  Age: 54
Flamboyant singer and actress who won a Tony and an Emmy Award for her performance in Ain't Misbehavin'. She starred in the television series Gimme a Break! Nell Died: Beverly Hills, Calif., Jan. 23, 2003
Althea Gibson   Age: 76
Althea was a professional tennis player who was the first black person to play in and win Wimbledon and the United States national tennis championship. She won both tournaments twice, in 1957 and 1958. Althea Died: East Orange, N.J., Sept. 28, 2003
Maynard Jackson   Age: 65
Influential former mayor of Atlanta, Ga., who transformed the city into a power base for the black middle class by advocating for the city's black majority and establishing affirmative-action programs. Maynard Died: Arlington, Va., June 23, 2003
Nina Simone (Eunice Kathleen Waymoa)   Age: 70
Sultry chanteuse whose difficult-to-classify music combined jazz, classical, folk, and gospel. A civil rights activist, she recorded “Mississippi Goddam” after the murder of Medgar Evers. Nina Died: Carry-le-Rouet, France, April 21, 2003
Edwin Starr  Age: 61
Soul singer best known for his Grammy-winning 1970 hit, “War.” Edwin Died: Nottingham, England, April 2, 2003
Gregory Hines   age 57
Dancer Gregory Hines, the tap-dancing actor who starred on Broadway and in movies including White Nights and Running Scared, died of cancer on the 9th of August 2003.
Fred Berry  Age: 52
Actor Fred Berry, best known as "Rerun" on the 1970s TV show "What's Happening!!", died, Oct 2003.



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