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Grace Bumbry, a pioneering mezzo-soprano who became the first Black singer to perform at Germany's Bayreuth Festival during a career of more than three decades on the world's top stages, has died

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Jerry Springer, the onetime mayor and news anchor whose namesake TV show featured a three-ring circus of dysfunctional families willing to bare all on weekday afternoons including brawls, obscenities and blurred images of nudity, died Thursday at 79.

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Belafonte died Tuesday of congestive heart failure at his New York home, his wife Pamela by his side

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Bradbury established Oregon’s vote-by-mail system, advocated for environmental issues and ran for governor, all while battling multiple sclerosis for more than 40 years.

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Walter C. Cole, better known as the iconic drag queen who performed for decades as Darcelle XV, has died of natural causes. Cole was 92.

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Wallace Hicks Jr. passed away peacefully on March 3, 2023. Most if his friends knew him as "Joseph the Barber," but he was fondly known as "Junie" by his family

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Willie Richardson, December 20, 1948 – January 25, 2023 (Photo taken in 2019 by Erich McVey) 

Richardson was the first Black member of the Salem-Keizer school board.

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Jeanette Lejune Plummer, February 11, 1921 – January 13, 2023 

Jeanette Lejune Plummer was born February 11, 1921 to Ernest M. and Helen Jeanette

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The Pointer Sisters was the first African American group to perform on the Grand Ole Opry program

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Pelé, the Brazilian king of soccer who won a record three World Cups and became one of the most commanding sports figures of the last century, died Thursday. He was 82.

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