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Antonin Scalia

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Dies at 79: Friendship Battles with Ginsburg Remembered in Opera >>

United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died at the of 79. Scaia was well known for being one of the most conservative Justices on the bench. Scalia was also known as a lover of the opera as well as the subject of one. The comedic opera, 'Ginsburg/Scalia,' composed by lawyer and musician Derrick Wang, focus on Scalia’s close friendship with rival Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Despite their drastically different interpretations of the law, Scalia and Ginsburg will forever be remembered as the closest friends on the bench.

Brian Bedford

Tony Winner Brian Bedford Dies At 80: Remembered for Disney ‘Robin Hood’ Voice & Shakespeare Roles >>

One time Tony Award winner and Seven time Tony nominee Brian Bedford passed away on Wednesday at the age of 80. Bedford died after battling cancer making him the 3rd high profile actor to die this week, with David Bowie and Alan Rickman both passing away from cancer at the age of 69. Bedford, a veteran of the stage is known for his work acting and directing for the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. Bedford also stole the show as Lady Bracknell in his 2009 performance of Oscar Wilde’s classic play The Importance of Being Earnest, Many fans will remember Bedford as the voice of the charming lead character in the animated Walt Disney classic, Robin Hood.

Marcus Belgrave, Motown Session Trumpeter and Influential Detroiter, Dies at 79

Marcus Belgrave, Motown Session Trumpeter and Influential Detroiter, Dies at 79 >>

A most influential musical icon to generations of Detroiters and musicians as well, jazz trumpeter Marcus Belgrave, died on Sunday. He was 79 years old.

B.B. King, Master of the Blues, Dies at 89

B.B. King, Master of the Blues, Dies at 89 >>

After landing in hospice care with dwindling health, sadly, B.B. King has passed away at 89. King, known for his hits "Lucille" and "Rock Me Baby" died in his sleep in Las Vegas.

Israel Yinon

Israeli Conductor Israel Yinon Collapses and Dies On Stage During a Concert >>

Renowned Israeli conductor Israel Yinon collapsed and died on stage while conducting a concert in Switzerland on Thursday evening.

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