Stephen Hawking, Barack Obama

The great physicist, cosmetologist, author and genius Stephen Hawking passed away early Wednesday at his home in Cambridge, England. He was 76.

Hawking, left, is pictured receiving the Congressional Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor, from former U.S. President Barack Obama during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on August 12, 2009.

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Lovebug Starski

Hip-Hop is mourning the death of rap pioneer Lovebug Starski who passed away Thursday in Las Vegas after suffering a heart attack at age 57.

Lovebug is commonly regarded as one of the forefathers of the hip-hop genre, alongside legends like Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash, and has been credited with coining the phrase “hip-hop”.

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Edwin Jackson

Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson was one of 2 men killed by a drunk driver on Sunday morning on the shoulder of an Indianapolis highway. Jackson reportedly asked Monroe to pull over onto the shoulder on Interstate 70 because he was getting sick. Both men were hit and killed when Monroe got out of the car to assist Jackson.

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Rasual Butler and singer Leah LaBelle die in car crash

Ex-NBA player Rasual Butler and his wife, Leah LaBelle — a singer who appeared on “American Idol” — were both killed in a single car crash in Studio City, California early Wednesday.

TMZ reports the couple were in a black Range Rover traveling at a high rate of speed when it jumped a curb and crashed into a shopping plaza. The truck flipped and rolled on impact with a wall.

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