Gord Downie, 53
Gord Downie steps on to the stage to perform in Toronto, Oct. 21, 2016. Downie, the poetic lead singer of the Tragically Hip whose determined fight with brain cancer inspired a nation, has died Oct. 17, 2017, at 53.
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Ralphie May, 45
Ralphie May performs at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, Canada, in 2014. The comedian was a popular contender on the show "Last Comic Standing" and starred in several Comedy Central and Netflix specials. His death was announced on Oct. 6 at the age of 45. <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/comedian-ralphie-dies-45/story?id=50335884" target="external">Read the story.</a>
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Tom Petty, 66
Rock star Tom Petty of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers died from cardiac arrest on Oct. 2, 2017 at the age of 66. Petty won three Grammys, including one with the Traveling Wilburys and one with the Heartbreakers. Songs he will be remember for include "Breakdown," "American Girl," "Refugee" and "Don't Do Me Like That."
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S.I. Newhouse Jr., 89
S.I. Newhouse Jr., owner of The New Yorker, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Architectural Digest and other magazines, died at his home in Manhattan at the age of 89, Oct. 1, 2017.
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Hugh Hefner, 91
Hugh Hefner is seen in this 1955 portrait sitting in front of a wall collage of female centerfolds from his men's magazine Playboy which he launched in 1953. He died on Sept. 27 at the age of 91.
Bernie Casey, 78
Bernie Casey is pictured in a scene from the film "The Cemetary Club," in New York, 1993. Casey appeared in films such as "Boxcar Bertha," "Never Say Never Again" and "Revenge of the Nerds. He had a career as a standout NFL wide receiver, a published poet and a painter whose work was exhibited in galleries around the world. Casey died Sept. 20, 2017 in Los Angeles at the age of 78.
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Jake LaMotta, 95
American contender for the Middleweight title, Jake LaMotta, trains to meet Marcel Cerdan, the French middleweight champion, in Detroit, circa 1949. The boxing legend who beat Cerdan to become the world champion inspired the 1980 Oscar-winning film "Raging Bull." He died on Sept. 19 at the age of 95.
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Edith Windsor, 88
Gay rights activist Edith Windsor acknowledges her supporters as she leaves the Supreme Court, March 27, 2013, in Washington. Her attorney announced her death on Sept. 12 at the age of 88.
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Walter Becker, 67
Guitarist Walter Becker performs with Steely Dan, circa 1993. He died Sept. 3 at the age of 67.
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John Ashbery, 90
Poet John Ashbery is interviewed at his apartment in New York on Sept. 29, 2008. Ashbery, widely regarded as one of the world's greatest poets, died Sept. 3 at the age of 90.
Dick Gregory, 84
Comedian, activist, writer and social critic Dick Gregory poses for a portrait during the "Audacity Of Hope Ball," Jan. 17, 2009 in Washington, D.C. Gregory broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health. He died Aug. 19, 2017, at the age of 84, in Washington, D.C.
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Jerry Lewis, 91
Jerry Lewis poses during the photo call for "Max Rose" at the 66th annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 23, 2013. The iconic actor and comedian whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, died on Aug. 20, 2017. He was 91.
Glen Campbell, 81
Country music singer Glen Campbell plays guitar, Oct. 24, 1975. Campbell died at the age of 81, in Nashville, Tenn.
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Sam Shepard, 73
Actor Sam Shepard poses for a portrait in New York City, Sept. 29, 2011. Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in the American West, died of complications from ALS, July 27, 2017, at his home in Kentucky. He was 73.
Jeanne Moreau, 89
French actress, singer, screenwriter and director, Jeanne Moreau, died at the age of 89 on July 31, 2017.
John G. Morris, 100
Former Life Magazine, New York Times and Washington Post picture editor John Morris poses for a photo during an interview with the Associated Press in Paris, May 2, 2014. The renowned picture editor who's pictorial judgement impacted on public understanding of seminal stories for decades including World War II and the Vietnam War, John G. Morris has died aged 100, July 28, 2017, at a hospital near his home in Paris.
Martin Sklar, 83
Imagineering Vice Chairman and Principal Creative Executive, Martin Sklar poses in front of a picture of Mickey Mouse and Walt Disney at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., in this July 11, 2005 file photo. Sklar, one of the central figures behind Disney's theme parks around the world, has died. Sklar had a role in the opening of every Disney park, starting with the original Disneyland in 1955. A Disney statement said he died on July 27, 2017, at his Hollywood Hills home at age 83.
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John Heard, 71
John Heard poses for a portrait at the Getty Images Portrait Studio during the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, Jan. 20, 2006 in Park City, Utah. The actor -- known for his role in several iconic movies including "Big," "Beaches," and "Home Alone" -- died July 21, 2017 in Palo Alto, Calif. He was 71.
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Chester Bennington, 41
Chester Bennington of Linkin Park performs at a benefit concert on Nov. 3, 2016 in Los Angeles. He was found dead on July 20. He was 41.
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George A. Romero, 77
George A. Romero, the Night of the Living Dead director who helped bring zombie film culture to the mainstream died on July 16, 2017 following a battle with lung cancer. He was 77. Romero poses for a photograph while talking about his film "Diary of the Dead" at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, Jan. 21, 2008.
Martin Landau, 89
Martin Landau, the Oscar winning actor died, July 15, 2017, he was 89. Landau poses for a portrait at the "Remember" Film Screening at the Museum of Tolerance, Feb. 11, 2016, in Los Angeles.
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Liu Xiaobo, 61
Chinese dissident intellectual and Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo gestures during a March 5, 1995 interview. He died on July 13 at the age of 61.
Nelsan Ellis, 39
Nelsan Ellis arrives at the premiere of HBO's "True Blood" Season 3 at The Cinerama Dome, June 8, 2010 in Hollywood, Calif. Ellis, famous for his role as Lafayette Reynolds on "True Blood," died after complications from heart failure on July 8, 2017 at the age of 39.
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Michael Bond, 91
Michael Bond, the creator of Paddington Bear at home in Maida Vale, London, Nov. 17, 2014. The author of the marmalade-loving children's favorite Paddington bear, died aged 91. Bond said he based the character on a teddy bear that he bought for his wife as a stocking filler, and named him after the station he used for daily commute.
Albert Johnson, also known as Prodigy, of Mobb Deep performs during the Openair Frauenfeld music festival in Frauenfeld, Switzerland, July 9, 2016. Mobb Deep was formed in 1992 by Prodigy and rap-partner Havoc in New York City. The group was widely successful releasing eight studio albums, with brief break-up in 2012. Prodigy died at 42 after being hospitalized in Las Vegas.
Helmut Kohl, 87
Helmut Kohl served as Chancellor of Germany from 1982 to 1998, during which time he oversaw the reunification of East and West Germany. <br><br>German Chancellor Helmut Kohl waves from a tank during a visit to German and British troops in northern Germany Sept. 17, 1986.
Anita Pallenberg, 75
Anita Pallenberg and her boyfriend Keith Richards of the "Rolling Stones," Dec. 9, 1969. Pallenberg died on June 13, 2017, at the age of 75.
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Adam West, 88
Adam West as Bruce Wayne in a scene from the 1960s 20th Century Fox television series "Batman." West died on June 9, 2017, at the age of 88.
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Glenne Headly, 62
Glenne Headly stars as Tess, Warren Beatty's love interest in 1990's "Dick Tracy." Headly died on June 8, 2017, she was 62.
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Gregg Allman, 69
Gregg Allman photographed before a gig in Philadelphia in December 1981. Allman died on May 27, 2017, at the age of 69.
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Manuel Noriega, 83
General Manuel Noriega, leader of the Panamanian Defense forces, waving to reporters after meeting with the cabinet to choose a new president, on Aug. 31, 1989. Manuel Antonio Noriega, who took power in Panama in 1983 and was ousted by U.S. forces in 1989, died on May 29, 2017 in Panama City, a government official said.
Zbigniew Brzezinski, 89
Zbigniew Brzezinski is a Polish American political scientist, geostrategist, and statesman who served as U.S. National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter from 1977 to 1981, on Dec. 18, 2012, in Washington. Brzezinski died May 26, 2017 at age 89.
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Frank Deford, 78
Frank Deford attends the 32nd annual Sport Emmy Awards at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, on May 2, 2011, in New York City. Deford died May 28, 2017, at the age of 78.
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Roger Moore, 89
Roger Moore as James Bond, 1980. He died on May 23 at the age of 89.
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Cortez Kennedy, 48
Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy #96 during a 41-7 preseason victory over the Arizona Cardinals, Aug. 28, 1998, at the Kingdome in Seattle. He died, May 23 at the age of 48.
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Chris Cornell, 52
Singer Chris Cornell performs at Prophets of Rage and Friends' Anti Inaugural Ball at the Taragram Ballroom, on Jan. 20, 2017, in Los Angeles. He died on May 18, 2017, in Detroit, Mich.
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Roger Ailes, 77
Roger Ailes is photographed at FOX headquarters, Nov. 13, 2015, in New York. He died on May 18, 2017, in Palm Beach, Fla. at 77.
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Steven Holcomb, 37
Bobsledder Steven Holcomb poses for a portrait during the Team USA PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics portraits on April 27, 2017 in West Hollywood, Calif. Holcomb died on May 6, 2017, he was 37.
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Ueli Steck, 40
Swiss climber Ueli Steck poses for a photo at the foot of a climbing wall in Wilderswil, Canton of Berne, Switzerland, Sept. 11, 2015. Expedition organizers say he died on April 30.
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Jonathan Demme, 73
Director Jonathan Demme attends an event at FIAF on Jan. 24, 2013 in New York. He died on April 26 at the age of 73.
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Robert M. Pirsig, 88
Author Robert M. Pirsig is photographed while working on a motorcycle, circa 1975. Pirsig, whose novel "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" became a million-selling classic after more than 100 publishers turned it down, died April 24, 2017. He was 88.
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Erin Moran, 56
"Happy Days" actress Erin Moran appears at the First Official TV Land Convention at the Burbank Airport Hilton on Aug. 16, 2003 in Burbank, Calif. She died on April 22 at the age of 56.
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Cuba Gooding Sr., 72
Singer Cuba Gooding, Sr. of The Main Ingredient performs at Chastain Park Amphitheater on July 10, 2013 in Atlanta. He died on April 20 at the age of 72.
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Dan Rooney, 84
Pittsburgh Steelers owner, Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee and former U.S. ambassador to Ireland Dan Rooney poses with four Super Bowl trophies in 1980. He died on April 13 at the age of 84.
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Charlie Murphy, 57
Comedian Charlie Murphy performs at Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tenn., June 9, 2005. His death was announced on April 12 at the age of 57.
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John Geils, 71
Guitarist John Geils of the J. Geils Band is photographed prior to performing in Miami, Dec. 15, 1972. He died on April 11 at the age of 71.
Don Rickles, 90
Comedian Don Rickles laughs while sitting on the counter in a mirrored dressing room. He died on April 6 at the age of 90.
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Yevgeny Yevtushenko, 84
Soviet and Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko speaks during a gala, Dec. 15, 2006, in Kiev, Ukraine. Yevtushenko died on April 1, 2017, he was 84.
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Gilbert Baker, 65
Gilbert Baker, a self-described "gay Betsy Ross," stitched together eight strips of vibrantly-colored fabric into a rainbow flag in 1978, creating an enduring international symbol of gay pride. He died March 31, 2017, at age 65.
James Rosenquist, 83
James Rosenquist helped define Pop Art in its 1960s heyday with his boldly-scaled painted montages of commercial imagery. Rosenquist died on March 31, 2017, at age 83.
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Chuck Barris, 87
Game show producer Chuck Barris is seen here, May 14, 2007, in Los Angeles. Barris was known as the creator and host of TV game shows. He died on March, 22, 2017, he was 87.
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Jerry Krause, 77
Chicago Bulls general manager Jerry Krause speaks to the media in Deerfield, Ill., about trading center Will Perdue for the flamboyant San Antonio Spurs' Dennis Rodman. Krause, the executive behind the Bulls' six NBA titles, died on March 21, 2017, he was 77.
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Martin McGuinness, 66
Martin McGuinness speaks to reporters outside 10 Downing Street on December 15, 2014 in London, England. McGuinness was a former Irish Republican Army commander and later became a peacemaker and deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland. He died on March 21, 2017 at the age of 66.
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Robert Silvers, 87
Head of the New York Review of Books Robert Silvers is seen in his office in New York, Jan. 24, 2012. Silvers was the editor at the Review since 1963. He died on March 20, 2017 at the age of 87.
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David Rockefeller, 101
American banker David Rockefeller, grandson of John D. Rockefeller is seen here. He died on March 20, 2017, at the age of 101.
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Trisha Brown, 80
Choreographer and dancer Trisha Brown is seen here in June, 1976. She was the founder of the Judson Dance Theatre. She died on March 18, 2017, at the age of 80.
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Jimmy Breslin, 88
American author and journalist Jimmy Breslin smiles while seated at his newspaper office desk in New York City. Breslin was known as the embodiment of the street-smart New Yorker during his lengthy career. He died on March 19, 2017, at the age of 88.
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Chuck Berry, 90
Chuck Berry performs at the North Sea Jazz Festival in the Hague, Netherlands on July 14, 1995. Berry, the rock 'n' roll pioneer known for his guitar style and his showmanship, died on March 18, 2017, at the age of 90. See more of Chuck Berry's life in photos, <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/photos/legendary-guitarist-chuck-berry-dies-90-42557205" target="_blank">here.</a>
Joni Sledge, 60
Joni Sledge of the band Sister Sledge performs at a music festival on the Isle of Wight in the U.K., Sept. 8, 2012. She died on March 10 at the age of 60.
Dr. Thomas E. Starzl, 90
Transplant pioneer, Dr. Thomas E. Starzl, is pictured as he oversees a liver transplant operation at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Nov. 10, 1989. He died on March 4 at the age of 90.
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Joseph Wilson Rogers Sr., 97
Waffle House co-founder Joseph Wilson Rogers Sr., sits in his office in the Waffle House headquarters in Norcross, Ga., July 26, 2005. He died on March 3 at the age of 97.
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Neil Fingleton, 36
Former tallest man in Britain and "Game of Thrones" actor Neil Fingleton is pictured on Nov. 4, 2013. He died on Feb. 27, 2017 at the age of 36.
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Judge Joseph Wapner, 97
Former Los Angeles County Superior Court judge judge and TV personality Joseph Wapner is pictured on "The People's Court," circa 1985. He died on Feb. 26 at the age of 97.
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Bill Paxton, 61
Actor Bill Paxton attends the 5th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, May 31, 2015 in Beverly Hills, Calif. He died on Sept. 26, 2017 at the age of 61.
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Norma McCorvey, 69
Norma McCorvey poses in a Smithville, Texas park on July 15, 2011. McCorvey, who was "Jane Roe" in the 1973 Supreme Court case of Roe vs. Wade that struck down many state laws that restricted abortion, later became an anti-abortion activist. Her death was announced on Feb. 19 at the age of 69.
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Clyde Stubblefield, 73
Legendary drummer Clyde Stubblefield is pictured in his Madison, Wis. home on Oct. 23, 2013. Stubblefield, a drummer for James Brown who created one of the most widely sampled drum breaks ever, died Feb. 18, 2017, at age 73.
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George "The Animal" Steele, 79
Wrestler William James Myers, more commonly known as George "The Animal" Steele, is pictured in an undated file photo. He died on Feb. 17 at the age of 79.
Al Jarreau, 76
Al Jarreau poses with his awards for best pop instrumental performance for "Mornin'" and best traditional R&B vocal performance for "God Bless the Child" at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, Feb. 11, 2017. <br><br>Jarreau died in a Los Angeles hospital early Feb. 12, 2017, after announcing his retirement from touring due to exhaustion. He was 76.
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Richard Hatch, 71
Richard Hatch, as Captain Apollo, in a promotional image from the show "Battlestar Galactica." <br><br> Hatch passed at the age of 71, from pancreatic cancer, on Feb. 7, 2017.
John Wetton, 67
John Wetton performs with the band Asia at a music store in New York City, April 17, 2008. <br><br>Singer and bassist John Wetton, of the rock group Asia, has died at 67 from colon cancer.
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John Hurt, 77
John Hurt is pictured on the red carpet at the 8th Rome Film Festival, Nov. 9, 2013 in Rome. He died on Jan. 27, 2017 at the age of 77.
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Mike Connors, 91
Mike Connors is pictured as Joe Mannix from the television series, "Mannix," in 1969. He died on Jan. 26 at the age of 91.
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Barbara Hale, 94
Barbara Hale is photographed as Della Street, Perry Mason's dedicated secretary on the television series "Perry Mason." She died on Jan. 26 at the age of 94.
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Mary Tyler Moore, 80
Mary Tyler Moore arrives for the taping of a special in Los Angeles, Jan. 8, 2012. She died on Jan. 25 at the age of 80.
Miguel Ferrer, 61
Actor Miguel Ferrer is pictured on an episode of "Bionic Woman" in 2007. He died on Jan. 19 at the age of 61.
Eugene Cernan, 82
Apollo 17 mission commander Eugene Cernan is pictured in a spacesuit covered with lunar dust inside the lunar module on the moon after his second moonwalk of the mission, Dec. 12, 1972. Cernan, the last person to walk on the moon, died on Jan. 16 at the age of 82.
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William Peter Blatty, 89
Author of the novel and screenwriter of the film adaptation of "The Exorcist," William Peter Blatty posing on the so-called "Exorcist Steps" in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, on Oct. 29, 2013. He died on Jan. 12 at the age of 89.
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Steven McDonald, 59
New York Police Officer Steven McDonald is photographed before the morning session of the Republican National Convention at Madison Square Garden in New York on Aug. 30, 2004. On Jan. 10, 2017, officials said McDonald, who was paralyzed by a bullet and became an international voice for peace after he publicly forgave the gunman, died at the age of 59.
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Zygmunt Bauman, 91
Polish sociologist Zygmunt Bauman attends the presentation of his book "Culture in a Liquid Modern World" in Barcelona, Spain. Bauman died at the age of 91 on Jan. 9.
John Berger, 90
English writer and art critic John Berger poses at home on Jan. 21, 2009 near Paris, France. He died on Jan. 2 at the age of 90.
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