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25 quizzes and 255 trivia questions.
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  Those We Lost in 2009 Pt II   best quiz  
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2009 saw the passing of many great people who made significant contributions to all facets of our lives. In part two, we look at those who left us from May to August.
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  Those We Lost in 2009 Pt I editor best quiz   best quiz  
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2009 saw the passing of many great people who made significant contributions to all facets of our lives. In part one, we look at those who left us from January to April.
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  Who we lost in 2007   best quiz  
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We lost several greats in 2007. This quiz deals with some of these famous people.
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  Deaths in 2003 - Part 1   great trivia quiz  
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An all multiple choice quiz on some famous people who died in 2003. It should be fairly easy? I hope that you enjoy it. :-)
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  Those We Lost in 2009 Pt III   best quiz  
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2009 saw the passing of many great people who made significant contributions to all facets of our lives. In the final part, we look at those who left us from September to December.
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  In Memoriam -- 2009   great trivia quiz  
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A tribute to some of the most famous people who died during 2009. Can you identify them from the clues?
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  Another One Bites the Dust: 29    
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Just four more of these quizzes to go... I hope you enjoy this one.
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  Another One Bites the Dust: 27   great trivia quiz  
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Here we go again. It's back to more recent times this time. The clues should enable you to guess who the celebrity is. They all died in 2004.
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  Deaths in 2003 - Part 2   popular trivia quiz  
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Another all multiple choice quiz about some famous people who died in 2003. This should be fairly easy. I hope that you enjoy it. :-)
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  Another One Bites the Dust: 32   great trivia quiz  
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This is the penultimate Quiz in this series of Quizzes. All you have to do is identify the person who died in 2006 from the information provided.
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  Another One Bites the Dust   popular trivia quiz  
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Each of the following clues should lead you to somebody who died in 2000 or 2001. Who were they?
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  Another One Bites the Dust: 30    
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Sad to say, we are approaching the end of this series of quizzes. Just three more after this one. Enjoy it anyway.
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  Deaths In The News, 2006   popular trivia quiz  
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A number of notable people passed away during 2006. This quiz celebrates the lives of ten of those people.
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  Deaths In The News -- 2007   popular trivia quiz  
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This quiz celebrates some of the well-known people who passed on in 2007.
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  Another One Bites the Dust 23   popular trivia quiz  
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It's been a while since I ventured into a year after 1999, so here we go. Who were these people who died in 2002?
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  Deaths in 2003    
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Here are questions about famous people who died in 2003.
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  Deaths In The News, 2008 (Part 2)   popular trivia quiz  
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This quiz celebrates the lives of 10 people who died between July 1 and December 31, 2008.
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  Deaths in 2002    
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Noteworthy people who died in the first part of 2002.
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  Deaths In The News: 2002    
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A number of well-known people passed away in 2002. See how much you know about their lives and how they ended.
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  Deaths In The News: 2009    
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The year 2009 marked a number of significant passings. This quiz is devoted to ten individuals who made their mark on the world.
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  Deaths In The News, 2008 (Part 1)    
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This quiz celebrates 10 individuals who passed away between January 1 and June 30, 2008.
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  Deaths in the News, 2004: Part I    
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The is the first of two quizzes to be devoted to famous people who died in 2004. This quiz covers the period between January 1 and June 30, 2004.
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  Deaths In The News: 2000    
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The last year of the 20th Century saw the passing of many notable people. See how much you know about some of them with this quiz.
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  Deaths In The News: 2003    
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A number of famous people passed on in 2003. This quiz celebrates some of those lives.
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  Deaths in the News, 2004: Part II    
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This is the second of two quizzes devoted to those who left this world in 2004. This quiz covers the period between July 1 and December 31.
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Died in the 2000s Trivia Questions

1. This American R&B singer wrote the song "If you Need me" which was a big hit for Solomon Burke. His big breakthrough came when his 3rd single was released in 1965. "In the Midnight Hour" went on to be awarded a gold disc.

From Quiz
Another One Bites the Dust: 32

Answer: Wilson Pickett

In later life he was convicted of a firearms offence, making death-threats, assaulting his girlfriend and in 1993, he was convicted of drunken driving after knocking over an 86-year-old pedestrian, for which he was jailed. After being released, he did achieve some success again when he received a Grammy Award Nomination for his 'It's Harder Now' Album of 1999. He spent the end of his career playing lots of small concerts until his health deteriorated in 2004 and he died of a heart attack on 19 January 2006.

2. This Irish actor played a school headmaster in a couple of films towards the end of his career but is also known for "The Guns of Navarone" (1961) and "A Man Called Horse" (1970).

From Quiz Another One Bites the Dust 23

Answer: Richard Harris

Richard was the original Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter films. In 1968 he released a recording of "McArthur Park" which topped the charts in several European countries and reached No. 2 in the American charts. He died of Hodgkin's disease on 25 October 2002 a few weeks before "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" was released.

3. This actor was born to Russian Jewish parents in New York and won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 1967 for "The Fortune Cookie". He was one half of an odd couple.

From Quiz Another One Bites the Dust

Answer: Walter Matthau

The Neil Simon play, "The Odd Couple" was a huge hit for Walter and his screen partner Jack Lemmon. Walter and Jack appeared together in 9 films together between 1968 and 1997. They also both appeared in "JFK" in 1971 but did not appear on screen together. He died on 1st July 2000.

4. Longtime "CBS Evening News" anchor Walter Cronkite died on July 17 in New York City, at age 92. Shortly after his retirement from CBS News, which major university renamed its school of journalism in his honor?

From Quiz Deaths In The News: 2009

Answer: Arizona State University

Walter Cronkite's influence on broadcast journalism is legendary. After serving as a newspaper and radio reporter in such places as Kansas City and Oklahoma City, he became a war correspondent for UPI during World War II. He joined CBS News in 1950, and replaced Douglas Edwards as the network's news anchor in 1962. During his career, he reported on numerous historic stories, including the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963 and the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969. Arizona State renamed its school of journalism and mass communication after Cronkite in 1984 - three years after his last nightly newscast for CBS.

5. Actress Suzanne Pleshette died January 19 of respiratory failure, at age 70. Although well known for her work on television, Pleshette also appeared in a number of feature films. Which movie did Pleshette NOT appear in?

From Quiz Deaths In The News, 2008 (Part 1)

Answer: "The Great Race"

Suzanne Pleshette made her name on "The Bob Newhart Show" in the 1970s, as Bob Hartley's wife, Emily. Her third husband, the late actor Tom Poston, had a recurring role on that show, and a starring role on Bob Newhart's second CBS sitcom in the 1980s. Another celebrated actress, Natalie Wood, starred with Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis in the Warner Bros. action comedy "The Great Race".

6. In January we lost the actress who portrayed the vampire mom from "The Munsters" at age 84. What was her name?

From Quiz Who we lost in 2007

Answer: Yvonne De Carlo

Canadian native Yvonne De Carlo was born Margaret Yvonne Middleton in 1922. Her break came in 1945 playing the title role in "Salome, Where She Danced". It wasn't critically acclaimed but it was a box office hit. For the next several years she was constantly working. Cast in "The Ten Commandments" in 1956 as Zipporah, Moses' wife, De Carlo was part of a major movie ensemble. "The Munsters" allowed De Carlo to demonstrate a comic flair that her films had failed to take advantage of. She reprized her role of Lily Munster in The Munster movie sequels after the series ended. Yvonne De Carlo was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Carolyn Jones played Morticia Addams. Beverly Owen and Pat Priest both played Marilyn Munster, Lily's niece.

7. Actress Jane Wyman died of natural causes at her home in Rancho Mirage, California, at age 90. Wyman won the Best Actress Oscar for her work in which motion picture?

From Quiz Deaths In The News -- 2007

Answer: Johnny Belinda

Jane Wyman earned nominations for the Best Actress Oscar in all four movies listed here, but it was her turn in "Johnny Belinda", as the deaf-mute Belinda McDonald, that earned her the Oscar in 1948. She also won the Golden Globe for the same role, as well as a Golden Globe for her work in "The Blue Veil" in 1952. Wyman is also well known for her work on the long-running CBS-TV drama "Falcon Crest".

8. Versatile film and television actress June Allyson died on July 8, at age 88. In her later years, Allyson became a well-recognized pitchperson for what product?

From Quiz Deaths In The News, 2006

Answer: Depends

June Allyson was a vocal supporter of researching urological and gynecological issues for seniors in her later years. This was evident in the many commercials she did for Depends-brand undergarments.

9. Actress Isabel Sanford died on July 9 in Los Angeles, of natural causes. Although she is best known for her work on "The Jeffersons", Sanford made her big-screen debut in what classic film?

From Quiz Deaths in the News, 2004: Part II

Answer: Guess Who's Coming To Dinner

The first black actress to win an Emmy Award for best actress in a comedy series (1981), Isabel Sanford put together an impressive body of stage, film and television work during her career. In addition to "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner", she also appeared in movies such as "Lady Sings The Blues" and "The New Centurions". And in a bit of synergy, she and Sherman Hemsley, her co-star from "The Jeffersons", appeared together in the feature film "Love At First Bite", as well as a series of Old Navy commercials.

10. Talk show host Jack Paar died at his home in Greenwich, Connecticut, on January 27. Though wildly popular as host of "The Tonight Show", Paar stirred controversy in 1959 by interviewing which world leader?

From Quiz Deaths in the News, 2004: Part I

Answer: Fidel Castro

Cuba's leader since 1959, Fidel Castro's name has been tied to e-mails claiming that he tried out for (and was rejected by) a couple Major League Baseball teams, as a pitcher. Though Castro did play baseball in his native land, he proved to be much better at leading the revolution that overthrew the Batista government. Castro wouldn't be Paar's only controversy during his legendary run as "Tonight Show" host. (Thanks to jackpaar.com and the Internet Movie Database for additional information.)

11. Which singer and songwriter, who was part of a trio, died in January?

From Quiz Deaths in 2003 - Part 2

Answer: Maurice Gibb

Along with brothers Barry and Robin, the Bee Gees sold more than 120 million albums. Maurice was their keyboard player. He died at the age of 53.

12. What former Ugandan dictator died?

From Quiz Deaths in 2003 - Part 1

Answer: Idi Amin

Amin was ousted from Uganda in 1979, after killing 300,000 people in the country. He left the country in social and economical devastation. He died in Saudi Arabia on August 16.

13. Actress Penny Singleton, aged 95, died of complications from a stroke on November 12, in Sherman Oaks, California. Before becoming the voice of Jane Jetson, Singleton played what famous character on the big screen?

From Quiz Deaths In The News: 2003

Answer: Blondie Bumstead

Born Dorothy McNulty in Philadelphia in 1908, Penny Singleton took her last name from her dentist husband, Lawrence Singleton, when the two married in 1937. Between 1938 and 1950, Singleton starred opposite Arthur Lake in 28 films revolving around the lives of Dagwood and Blondie Bumstead, characters originally created for the funny pages by Chic Young in 1930. As a member of the voice cast of "The Jetsons", Singleton worked with greats Mel Blanc (the voice of Mr. Spacely), Daws Butler (Elroy Jetson) and Don Messick (Astro the dog). (Thanks to CNN.com for additional information.)

14. Chick Hearn, the legendary play-by-play voice of the Los Angeles Lakers, died on August 5 in Northridge, Califorinia, of complications after suffering a fall at his home, at age 85. What was Chick's real first name?

From Quiz Deaths In The News: 2002

Answer: Francis

A native of Aurora, Illinois, Francis Dayle Hearn--he earned the nickname "Chick" after someone pulled a prank on him involving a chicken--moved out to Los Angeles in 1956 to become the play-by-play voice for USC's football and basketball games. In March 1961, Hearn became the play-by-play man for the Lakers, and called all but three of their games between then and December 2001, including an amazing 3,338 consecutive games between 1965 and 2001. It was only fitting that Chick's last game on the mike was a victory, as the Lakers swept the New Jersey Nets to win their third straight NBA title in 2002. (Thanks to ESPN.com for information on Chick Hearn.)

15. U.S. politician Strom Thurmond died in June at the age of 100. Thurmond burst onto the national scene with a third-party candidacy for President in which election?

From Quiz Deaths in 2003

Answer: 1948

Thurmond ran in 1948 as the candidate of the States Rights Party and won four southern states. In 1954 he became the first person to win a seat in Congress by write-in ballot when he was elected to the U.S. Senate from South Carolina. In 1956 Thurmond set a record for the longest filibuster in Senate history when he spoke against the civil rights bill for 24 straight hours. However, he later moderated his views on race, and became the first southern Senator to hire a Black aide.

16. Political cartoonist Jeff MacNelly died on June 8 of lymphoma, at age 52, in Baltimore. MacNelly won three Pulitzer Prizes for his political cartoons, but is best known as the creator of which comic strip?

From Quiz Deaths In The News: 2000

Answer: "Shoe"

MacNelly cut his teeth as a cartoonist for The Daily TarHeel, the student newspaper at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and the Chapel Hill Weekly. After leaving Chapel Hill for the Richmond News Leader, he created his strip. The title character, a cigar-chomping old bird, was named for his editor at the Chapel Hill Weekly. (Thanks for macnelly.com and CNN.com for information on Jeff MacNelly.)

17. This actress won one Best Actress Oscar for "The Miracle Worker" (1962) but that was not the role she is best remembered for. That one came about five years later. She starred with Dustin Hoffman.

From Quiz Another One Bites the Dust: 30

Answer: Anne Bancroft

Anne was married twice, her second husband of over 40 years being the actor/director/writer Mel Brooks. In "The Graduate" (1967), she played the mature woman (a 'cougar') who seduced Dustin Hoffman's nervous character despite being only six years older than Dustin. Her final film, the animated feature "Diego"(2008). was released after her death. She died of uterine cancer on 6 June 2005.

18. This American actor came to attention in "On the Waterfront" (1954). His best known role, and one which got him an Oscar, was as Sherrif Gillespie in "In the Heat of the Night" (1967).

From Quiz Another One Bites the Dust 23

Answer: Rod Steiger

He was offered, and turned down, the title role of "Patton" (1970) and later admitted it was his "dumbest career move" as George C. Scott won the Oscar for it. It was a case of swings and roundabouts though as Scott had turned down the role of Gillespie in "In the Heat of the Night" to direct his wife in a Broadway play. Rod died 9 July 2002.

19. Actress Cyd Charisse died in Los Angeles on June 17 of a heart attack, at age 86. What was Charisse's real first name?

From Quiz Deaths In The News, 2008 (Part 1)

Answer: Tula

Texas-born Tula Finklea's older brother couldn't quite say "sister". So she wound up being nicknamed "Sid". After marrying her first husband, Nico Charisse, the folks at MGM changed the spelling of her nickname to make it sound more exotic. The leggy dancer and actress was a member of the famed Ballet Russe as a teenager and appeared in many films, including "Brigadoon" and "Singin' in the Rain". In 2006, she was honored by the National Endowment for the Arts with the National Medal of the Arts and Humanities.

20. A singer with a powerful voice who sang notable television and movie theme songs died February 6, 2007, at age 93. Who was this unique singer?

From Quiz Who we lost in 2007

Answer: Frankie Laine

Frankie Laine was born Francesco Paolo LoVecchio on March 30, 1913. He was one of the most successful singers of the twentieth century. Often billed as "America's Number One Song Stylist", his other nicknames include "Mr. Rhythm" and "Old Man Jazz". His hits include "That's My Desire", "That Lucky Old Sun," "Mule Train", "Jezebel," "High Noon" theme, "I Believe", "Cool Water", "Rawhide", and "Lord, You Gave Me a Mountain". He also sang the theme song for Mel Brooks' "Blazing Saddles". Elvis was initially described by critics as "a cross between Johnnie Ray and Frankie Laine". Johnny Ray was a contemporary of Laine's who died in 1990. Jack Coombs was a radio station programmer who suggested Frankie change his name. Johnny Moore was the band leader Frankie sang for early in his career.

21. Hotelier and real-estate magnate Leona Helmsley died of congestive heart failure in Greenwich, Connecticut on August 20, at age 87. Nicknamed "The Queen of Mean", Helmsley served over a year in prison for what crime?

From Quiz Deaths In The News -- 2007

Answer: Tax evasion

Helmsley's undoing came about as the result of a vacation home that she and her husband, Harry, had purchased and renovated in Connecticut. After contractors found out that the Helmsleys were trying to write off the renovation expenses as business expenses, which would allow them to write those expenses off their taxes, they took their invoices to the New York Post. The Post's story on the issue ultimately led to an indictment from U.S. Attorney (and future New York mayor) Rudy Guliani. Helmsley's original sentence of 16 years was dramatically reduced after several charges were dropped.

22. Oil well firefighter Paul "Red" Adair died on August 7, in his native Houston, of natural causes. Which actor portrayed a character based on Adair, in the 1968 feature film "Hellfighters"?

From Quiz Deaths in the News, 2004: Part II

Answer: John Wayne

Adair served as the technical consultant on "Hellfighters", which tells the story of oil well firefighter Chance Buckman (Wayne) and the fires he has to fight in the field and at home.

23. Hall of Fame receiver Elroy "Crazy Legs" Hirsch died on January 28, in Madison, Wisconsin. Although he started his college career as a Badger, he would finish his college days, after a brief interlude, at what other midwestern school?

From Quiz Deaths in the News, 2004: Part I

Answer: Michigan

Hirsch got his nickname from a Chicago sports reporter, Francis Powers, who covered a game between Wisconsin and Great Lakes Naval Station in 1942. Powers described Hirsch as running like a demented duck, "his crazy legs...gyrating in six different directions at the same time", on a long touchdown run. As a pro, Hirsch played wide receiver opposite the prolific Tom Fears, and caught passes from the likes of Norm Van Brocklin and Bob Waterfield. Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1968, Hirsch went on to spend 18 years as the athletic director at Wisconsin and helped restore a football program that had fallen on hard times. (Thanks to sportsencyclopedia.com for additional information.)

24. Which Oscar-winning actor, who played in "To Kill a Mockingbird", died at the age of 87?

From Quiz Deaths in 2003 - Part 2

Answer: Gregory Peck

Peck also starred in "Twelve O'Clock High", and was the title character in "MacArthur", to name a very few. He died on June 12.

25. What low-baritoned voice and Grammy winning R&B singer died on July 4th?

From Quiz Deaths in 2003 - Part 1

Answer: Barry White

White was famous for songs including, "Can't get enough of your love, babe".

26. Star athlete Althea Gibson died of respiratory failure on September 28 in East Orange, New Jersey, at age 76. Gibson set the tennis world on its ear by winning both Wimbledon and the US National Tennis Championships in what year?

From Quiz Deaths In The News: 2003

Answer: 1957

A native of South Carolina, Gibson's family moved to Harlem when she was very young. As a teenager, she took up tennis and won the very first tournament she entered. Gibson was a force on the all-black American Tennis Association circuit, winning ten straight national championships. In 1950, she became the first black person of either sex to play at Forest Hills and did the same at Wimbledon in 1951. In 1956, she won her first major, the French Championships, then won back-to-back titles at Wimbledon and the US Nationals in 1957 and 1958. After retiring from tennis, Gibson spent seven years on the LPGA tour, and spent much more time encouraging young black men and women to play individual sports. (Thanks to altheagibson.com for additional information.)

27. Singer Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes died at age 30 on April 25 in La Ceiba, Honduras. How did she die?

From Quiz Deaths In The News: 2002

Answer: Car crash

Lopes was a member of TLC, one of the most successful all-female recording groups in history, along with Ronzanda "Chilli" Thomas and Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins. But money and fame didn't shield Lopes from some off-the-mike problems, most notably setting fire to then-Atlanta Falcons receiver Andre Rison's home in 1994. Lopes and Rison had an on-again, off-again relationship that would end the year before she died. (Thanks to CNN.com for information on Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes.)

28. Which beloved newsman died in June at the age of 82?

From Quiz Deaths in 2003

Answer: David Brinkley

Brinkley, noted for his terse, biting comments and his dry wit, started his broadcasting career with NBC in 1943, and retired in 1998 after 15 years of hosting ABC's Sunday morning show "This Week with David Brinkley". The show fell apart after he left, as his unique, fatherly presence was what made it work.

29. Actress Meredith MacRae died of brain cancer on July 14, at the age of 56, in Manhattan Beach, California. Which of the buxom Bradley daughters did MacRae play on the CBS sitcom "Petticoat Junction"?

From Quiz Deaths In The News: 2000

Answer: Billie Jo

MacRae was actually the third Billie Jo Bradley, following Jeannine Riley (1963-65) and Gunilla Hutton (1965-66). She remained with the series until the end of its run in 1970. She was later a fixture on the game show circuit and served as a host for many years on the United Cerebral Palsy telethon. (Thanks to tvtome.com, CNN.com, and the Dead People Server for information on Meredith McRae.)

30. Former Philippine president Corazon Aquino died in Makati City on August 1, at age 76. Complications from what ailment led to Mrs. Aquino's death?

From Quiz Deaths In The News: 2009

Answer: Colorectal Cancer

After the assassination of her husband, Benigno Aquino, Jr., in 1983, Corazon Aquino became active in Philippine politics. She reluctantly put her hat into the ring in 1986, when over one million signatures were presented to her in support. Former senator Salvador Laurel, considered the front runner in replacing Ferdinand Marcos, became her running mate. During Mrs. Aquino's tenure, the Philippines adopted a new constitution and endured several natural disasters, including the eruption of Mount Pinatubo in 1991. Mrs. Aquino, like her mother, was a victim of colorectal cancer.

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