Notable deaths of 2018 (13 images)

A look back at famous people who have died in 2018.
Updated: May 15, 2018 at 1:53 PM
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Author Tom Wolfe attends Time Magazine's 100 most influential people dinner gala held in New York City on April 19, 2005. Wolfe, among the writers credited with creating "New Journalism," died May 14 in a Manhattan hospital at age 88. File Photo by Ezio Petersen/UPI
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Verne Troyer arrives at the Muhammad Ali Celebrity Fight Night in Phoenix on March 24, 2012. Troyer, who played Mini-Me in two of the "Austin Powers" films, died April 21 at the age of 49. File Photo by Art Foxall/UPI
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Former first lady Barbara Bush, shown with her husband, former President George W. Bush at an election victory celebration for their son Jeb Bush for Florida governor. The family matriarch died April 17, 2018, at age 92. File Photo by Robert Stolpe/UPI.
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NPR newscaster, Carl Kasell, shown in St. Louis on April 10, 2010, has died at the age of 84 in Potomac, Md on April 17. Wife Mary Ann Foster, said the cause of death was complications of Alzheimer’s disease. At the age of 64, Kasell began a second career as “official judge and scorekeeper” of an NPR call-in comedy hour. Kasell joined National Public Radio's staff as a news announcer for Weekend All Things Considered in 1975 and was also the news announcer for NPR's Morning Edition from its inception in 1979 through 2009. File Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI
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Winnie Mandela, then wife of South African Black leader Nelson Mandela, salutes the crowd before addressing a group of female supporters of the African national Congress June 24,1990 in Washington, D.C. Mandela died at 81 on April 2 in Johannesburg at Milpark Hospital, where she was being treated for a kidney infection. Photo by Patsy Lynch/UPI
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Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., chairs the House Rules Committee as they meet in Washington on March 20, 2010. Slaughter died March 16 in Washington, D.C. at 88. Slaughter was the oldest serving member of Congress and the first woman to chair the House Rules Committee. File Photo by Alexis C. Glenn/UPI
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Physicist Stephen Hawking delivers a lecture entitled "Why We Go into Space" as a part of a series honoring NASA's 50th Anniversary at the George Washington University on April 21, 2008. Hawking died at his home in Cambridge, England early March 14, 2018. He was 76. File Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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