Actress and singer Della Reese speaks during an unveiling ceremony honoring her "Touched by an Angel" costar Roma Downey (L) on August 11, 2016. Della Reese lived to be 86 and died peacefully surrounded by family in California. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Country Music Hall of Fame member Mel Tillis introduces Charlie McCoy at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville,Tenn. on February 4, 2009. Tillis had been battling intestinal issues since 2016 and died from respiratory failure in Florida. Former President Obama honored Tillis with a Medal of Arts in 2012. File photo by Frederick Breedon IV/UPI
Monty Hall attends the CBS, CW, CBS Television Studios and Showtime Television Critics Association party in San Marino, Calif. on August 3, 2009. Hall died of heart failure on Sept. 30. He was 96. File Photo by Phil McCarten/UPI
Playboy founder Hugh Hefner leaves the Grimaldi Forum during the 47th Monte Carlo Television Festival in Monte Carlo, Monaco on June 12, 2007. Hefner died from natural causes on Sept. 27. He was 91. File Photo by David Silpa/UPI
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