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Adolph Robert Thornton Jr., better known by his stage name Young Dolph  (rapper) was gunned down  and shot dead in Memphis from yesterday while picking up cookies for his mother at a local shop that he frequented; police said an unidentified gunman entered the store and shot him twice according to Wikipedia. He was 36 years old. 

William Sterling Cary, a minister and civil rights activist who was the first Black person in prominent church leadership roles including National Council of Churches president, has died at age 94 this past Sunday at his suburban Chicago home in Flossmoor following heart failure after a long illness according to Associated Press. 

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Peter Aykroyd, a former comedian and writer on "Saturday Night Live" and brother of Dan Aykroyd, has died, the sketch comedy show first announced. He was 66.

Peter Aykroyd dies: 'SNL' pays tribute to Dan Aykroyd's brother (usatoday.com)

On a personal note, Peter and my mother were high school classmates at Lisgar Collegiate Institute in Ottawa between 1968 and 1972.  She remembers him as a quiet, well-behaved and very nice young man.

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