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Eduardo Galeano, writer and journalist

If anyone consistently and courageously gave encouragement to those in struggle - particularly the indigenous populations of Latin America - it was Galeano.

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Colleen McCullough, 77: obit insults author, draws outrage

The shockingly sexist obituary drew a collective groan of disgust, and readers, fans, and activists alike took to Twitter to defend the memory of the celebrated author.

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Stuart Scott captured hearts of millions, including mine

Stuart Scott, acclaimed ESPN sports broadcaster and journalist, who captured the hearts of millions of sports fans, died yesterday at the age of 49 of cancer.

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The life of jazz great Will Connell to be celebrated in New York City

The four-day program is called the "Will Connell Memorial Week: Celebrating the Life and Music of the Heart and Soul of Downtown."

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Actress Lauren Bacall, who protested Hollywood blacklist, dies at 89

"Stardom isn't a career," Bacall once observed, "it's an accident." What a lucky accident it turned out to be.

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Ruby Dee, 91: Iconic actress, civil rights activist

Ruby Dee, an acclaimed actress and civil rights activist whose versatile career spanned stage, radio television and film, has died at age 91.

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Farley Mowat: Writer, socialist and environmentalist

Canadian author Farley Mowat, who died on May 12, wrote with humour, keen perception and passionate social commitment, completing over 40 books and numerous articles.

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H.R. Giger, 74: Surrealist artist known for his "Alien"

Known worldwide by fans of alternative and surreal art and having something of a cult following, Giger was known for his unsettling and unique style of biomechanical science fiction designs.

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Prolific science fiction writer Frederik Pohl dead at 93

Author Frederik Pohl, who over decades gained a reputation of being a literate and sophisticated writer of science fiction and a supporter of progressive causes, has died.

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Richard Matheson dies, leaves behind legacy in literature

Celebrated author Richard Matheson died on June 23 at the age of 87. His novels, which ranged from fantasy and science fiction to horror and westerns, earned him great critical praise.

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