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A thread to note the notables who will leave us this year.
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Here is an example of an excellent post from last year.

MarkBarrett wrote: Wed Jan 05, 2022 10:06 pm Richard Leakey - January 2nd

Some Archive clues:
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#6993, aired 2015-01-28 I AM A MAN OF SCIENCE! $1200: Louis & Mary's son, this Kenyan scientist found a humanlike creature's skull that was 1.7 million years old
#5481, aired 2008-06-09 MUSEUMS $3,200 (Daily Double): Last name of paleontologist Richard, who was director of the National Museums of Kenya from 1968 to 1989
#3956, aired 2001-11-12 FAMOUS NAMES $600: It's the last name of famed anthropologists Louis, Mary, Richard & Meave
#3492, aired 1999-11-09 MUSEUMS $1000: Last name of paleontologist Richard, who was director of the National Museums of Kenya from 1968 to 1989
#3163, aired 1998-05-06 SCIENTISTS $800: Last name of the husband, wife & son paleoanthropologists Louis, Mary & Richard
#2921, aired 1997-04-21 PEOPLE $800: In 1995 this paleoanthropologist helped form Safina, a new political party, to rid Kenya of corruption
#2880, aired 1997-02-21 PEOPLE $1000: In 1989 Daniel Arap Moi named this paleo-anthropologist head of the Kenya Wildlife Service
#2687, aired 1996-04-16 PEOPLE $800: In 1994 this anthropologist, son of 2 anthropologists, quit as director of the Kenya Wildlife Service
#1655, aired 1991-11-08 FAMOUS SCIENTISTS $600: The son of anthropologists Louis & Mary, he found an almost complete homo erectus skeleton in 1984
#1327, aired 1990-05-15 ANTHROPOLOGY $200: Last name of famous anthropologist family Louis, Mary & their son Richard
#1246, aired 1990-01-22 NAMES IN THE NEWS $300: In a renewed effort to stop poaching at Tsavo Nat'l Park, this country named Richard Leakey as wildlife dir.
#480, aired 1986-10-10 THE 1970s $500: In 1972, a human skull 2,500,000 years old was found in Kenya by this famous anthropologist
The archive hits are a useful tool. In my opinion, any post in this thread should include at least one archive hit. Otherwise, if there are no archive hits, it’s almost certainly not Jeopardy canon.

My two cents.
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Adam Rich, played youngest on "Eight Is Enough"
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Walter Cunningham — the last surviving astronaut from the 1968 Apollo 7 mission — died at 90 on Jan. 3 in Houston, NASA confirmed. Apollo 7 was the first manned flight of the Apollo program. It marked a return to human spaceflight following the fire that killed three Apollo 1 astronauts in 1967.
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Guitarist Jeff Beck, age 78, from bacterial meningitis. Beck has often been cited as one of the greatest guitarists ever (landing at #5 on Rolling Stone's Top 100 list) and replaced Eric Clapton in The Yardbirds when Clapton went solo. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice: as part of the Yardbirds and once as a solo artist.
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Carole Cook, 98, star of Broadway and protégé of Lucille Ball
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Lisa Marie Presley, 54, passed away today, 20 days shy of her 55th birthday, just hours after going into cardiac arrest:
https://people.com/music/lisa-marie-presley-dead-at-54/
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gameshowfandanny wrote: Thu Jan 12, 2023 9:05 pm Lisa Marie Presley, 54, passed away today, 20 days shy of her 55th birthday, just hours after going into cardiac arrest:
https://people.com/music/lisa-marie-presley-dead-at-54/
She made it more than a decade longer than her dad, but that still way too young. :(
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This Is Kirk! wrote: Thu Jan 12, 2023 9:23 pm
gameshowfandanny wrote: Thu Jan 12, 2023 9:05 pm Lisa Marie Presley, 54, passed away today, 20 days shy of her 55th birthday, just hours after going into cardiac arrest:
https://people.com/music/lisa-marie-presley-dead-at-54/
She made it more than a decade longer than her dad, but that still way too young. :(
Also lived longer than Michael Jackson. And also her son.
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LucarioSnooperVixey wrote: Thu Jan 12, 2023 11:09 pm
This Is Kirk! wrote: Thu Jan 12, 2023 9:23 pm
gameshowfandanny wrote: Thu Jan 12, 2023 9:05 pm Lisa Marie Presley, 54, passed away today, 20 days shy of her 55th birthday, just hours after going into cardiac arrest:
https://people.com/music/lisa-marie-presley-dead-at-54/
She made it more than a decade longer than her dad, but that still way too young. :(
Also lived longer than Michael Jackson. And also her son.
Meanwhile, her mom is, at least for me, in the category of "that person is still alive?"
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Gina Lollobrigida, Italian Bombshell Movie Star, Dies at 95

"La Lollo" has been the correct response four times on J! and has appeared in a clue five times according to the Archive.
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Cindy Williams, Shirley from Laverne & Shirley has died at 75.
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Lisa Loring, the original portrayer of Wednesday Addams, in the Addams Family TV series in the 1960s.
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seaborgium wrote: Mon Jan 30, 2023 8:11 pm Lisa Loring, the original portrayer of Wednesday Addams, in the Addams Family TV series in the 1960s.
Oh my...who'd have thought John Astin (now 92 years old) would outlive Lisa Loring :|
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DCFan1911 wrote: Mon Jan 30, 2023 8:35 pm
seaborgium wrote: Mon Jan 30, 2023 8:11 pm Lisa Loring, the original portrayer of Wednesday Addams, in the Addams Family TV series in the 1960s.
Oh my...who'd have thought John Astin (now 92 years old) would outlive Lisa Loring :|
He's the only one left from the original cast.
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RandyG wrote: Mon Jan 30, 2023 8:41 pm He's the only one left from the original cast.
And now J! champ McKean is the only one of the main cast members left from Laverne & Shirley.
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One of the great highlights of her career, Coppola's The Conversation, just played on cable this evening... :(
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Singer and songwriter Barrett Strong, at age 81. He had an early Motown hit singing "Money (That's What I Want)," and then wrote the lyrics to a number of other Motown hits (with Norman Whitfield writing the music): "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," "War," and "Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)," among many others.
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