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Deaths in the news

June 25, 2009 @ 20:01 By: gordon Category: In the news

A disturbing number of famous people have died this week.

Tuesday: Ed McMahon, Johnny Carson’s sidekick and spokesperson for Publisher’s Clearing House and other brands, died at the age of 86.

Ed McMahon

Wednesday: Roméo LeBlanc PC CC CMM ONB CD, Canadian politician and statesman and the 25th Governor General of Canada, died at the age of 81 after a lengthy illness. OTT1010-LEBLANCFILES

Thursday: Farrah Fawcett, probably best-known for her role of Jill Munroe on Charlie’s Angels, died at the age of 62 from cancer.

farrah fawcett
Thursday: Michael Jackson, legendary pop singer, died at the age of 50 after suffering a cardiac arrest. michael jackson

And the Associated Press is reporting that 92-year-old Walter Cronkite is gravely ill. His family says that he is very ill and not expected to recuperate.

That’s a lot of people who have influenced a lot of people over the last few decades.