Notable deaths of 2018 (11 images)

A look back at famous people who have died in 2018.
Updated: April 18, 2018 at 8:16 AM
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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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Sir John Sulston, 2002 Nobel Prize Winner in Medicine, eyes the crowd before his lecture at the St. Louis Science Center in St. Louis on Nov. 12, 2002. Sulston, a pioneering British geneticist who was the face of the international project to decode the human genome, died March 9 at the age of 75. File Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI
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The Rev. Billy Graham addresses nearly 40,000 people that have assembled to hear his message in St. Louis, Mo., October 14, 1999. Graham died Feb. 21 at 99 and was laid to rest in Charlotte. File photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI
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