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OBITUARIES  2004

Reggie White   Age: 43
Reggie White, a fearsome defensive end for the Philadelphia Eagles and Green Bay Packers who was one of the great players in NFL history, died 12/26 /04. White died at Presbyterian Hospital, where he was taken after his wife called 911.
Ol' Dirty Bastard   Age: 35
O.D.B. or to use his full monicker, Ol' Dirty Bastard, died 11/13/04 in a recording studio. He was aged 35, 2 days away from his 36th birthday, O.D.B. (real name Russell Jones) was finishing off his comeback album and apparently complained of chest pains before collapsing in the studio.
Rick James   Age: 56
Funk legend Rick James, best known for the 1981 hit "Super Freak' before his career collapsed in a cloud of violent drug charges died in his sleep August 6th 2004 at his residence near Universal City, apparently of natural causes.
Paul Winfield   Age: 62
Academy Award-nominated actor who was known for his versatility in stage, film and television roles, including a highly praised 1978 depiction of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Winfield died March 7th 2004 of a heart attack, said his agent.
Ray Charles   Age: 73
Ray Charles was one of American music's great innovators, blending the gospel of the black church with the sensuality of the blues to create an emotionally raw genre called soul.He died at his home in Beverly Hills, California at age 73 after a long battle with liver disease.
Isabel Sanford   Age: 86
Isabel Sanford, best known as "Weezie" or Louise Jefferson on the sitcom "The Jeffersons," died of natural causes on July 9th 2004. Sanford had been hospitalized since July 4 died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center with her daughter Pamela Ruff at her side.
Ron Oneal   Age: 66
Actor Ron O'Neal, best known for starring in two "Superfly" blaxploitation movies in the 1970s. O'Neal, who was 66, died Jan. 14th, 2004 at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after a long battle with cancer.




 
 
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