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People We've Lost in April

From royalty, politicians and world leaders to music legends, an astronaut, athletes and stars of the silver screen, April marked the loss of several notable figures.

People We've Lost in April

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    The rapper and hip-hop legend, who was born Earl Simmons, died on April 9. He was 50.

    Michael Collins

    Michael Collins

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    From 1969. Astronaut Michael Collins was a member of the Apollo 11 crew that landed on the moon. Collins' family announced his death on April 28. He was 90.

    Terrence Clarke

    Terrence Clarke

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    Basketball player Terrence Clarke died following a car accident April 22. He was 19. He left the University of Kentucky after his freshman season and had recently declared for the NBA Draft.

    Idriss Deby Itno

    Idriss Deby Itno

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    The Republic of Chad president died from injuries he received during a fight with insurgents on the battlefield. His death was announced on April 20. He was 68.

    Black Rob

    Black Rob

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    Hip-hop artist Black Rob, who was born Robert Ross, best known for "Whoa!" and his contributions to Bad Boy Records, died on April 17. He was 52.

    Jim Steinman

    Jim Steinman

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    Songwriter and playwright Jim Steinman, known for hits like "Total Eclipse of the Heart" and "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)," died on April 19. He was 73.

    Shock G

    Shock G

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    Music artist Shock G, born Gregory Edward Jacobs and known for introducing the world to Tupac Shakur and his work with Digital Underground, was found dead on April 22. He was 57.

    Tempest Storm

    Tempest Storm

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    One of the most celebrated strippers of midcentury burlesque, who performed into her 80s, died on April 20. She was 93.

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