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Notable deaths of 2014(59 images)

Remembering those who died in 2014.

Joe Cocker
Singer Joe Cocker died on December 22 after a long struggle with lung cancer. Cocker came to fame in the 1960s, and topped the U.K. Top 40 with a cover of Beatles hit "With a Little Help from My Friends" in 1968. Full Story UPI/Michael Bush
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Mike Nichols
Director Mike Nichols, pictured with his wife Diane Sawyer, died November 19th at the age of 83. His contributions to the big screen include the films The Graduate, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Working Girl, and The Birdcage. UPI/Jim Ruymen
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Oscar De La Renta
The famed fashion designer died at his home in Kent, Conn. on October 20 at the age of 82. De la Renta was diagnosed with cancer in 2006. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
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Joan Rivers
The legendary comedian died on September 4th at the age of 81. (UPI Photo/Terry Schmitt)
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