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Renowned jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis has died, age 87

Renowned jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis, whose music entertained fans over a more than 60-year career that began with the Ramsey Lewis Trio and made him one of the country’s most successful jazz musicians, has died. He was 87.

Renowned jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis has died, age 87
Music

Blues drummer Sam Lay dies at 86; played with Wolf, Butterfield, Waters, and Dylan

Lay is best known as drummer for the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, but also played with Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, and Bob Dylan at the legendary 1965 Newport Folk Festival.

Blues drummer Sam Lay dies at 86; played with Wolf, Butterfield, Waters, and Dylan
Obituaries

Bob Saget, beloved TV dad of 'Full House,' dead at 65

Saget's family members said they were devastated to confirm the news but invited all to join in remembering the love and laughter that Bob brought to the world.

Bob Saget, beloved TV dad of 'Full House,' dead at 65
Obituaries

Remembering the influential people who died in 2021

Here is a roll call of some influential figures who died in 2021 (cause of death cited for younger people, if available).

Remembering the influential people who died in 2021
Obituaries

Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99

She was born Betty Marion White in Oak Park, Illinois, and the family moved to Los Angeles when she was a toddler.

Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Obituaries

ESPN Bears reporter Jeff Dickerson dies of cancer at 44

Dickerson died Tuesday of complications from colon cancer at the same hospice care facility where his wife, Caitlin, died two years ago.

ESPN Bears reporter Jeff Dickerson dies of cancer at 44
Music

Bernard Haitink, renowned Dutch conductor, dies at 92

Bernard Haitink was principal conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra from 2006-2010, between the terms of music directors Daniel Barenboim and and Riccardo Muti.

Bernard Haitink, renowned Dutch conductor, dies at 92
U.S. News

Colin Powell, four-star general and first black chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, dead at 84

Powell rose from a childhood in a fraying New York neighborhood to become the nation's chief diplomat.

Colin Powell, four-star general and first black chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, dead at 84