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NOTABLE DEATHS

AUGUST 5

US author Toni Morrison, the first black woman to be presented the Nobel Prize in Literature, died at the age of 88.

SEPTEMBER 6

Zimbabwe’s autocratic leader Robert Mugabe, ousted by the military in 2017 after 37 years in power, died aged 95.

SEPTEMBER 26

Former French president Jacques Chirac died at the age of 86.

OCTOBER 17

US Representative Elijah Cummings, a civil rights champion, died at age 68.

 

OCTOBER 26

Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in his late 40s, blew himself up during a raid by US special forces in Syria.

 

DECEMBER 20

Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, founder of one of the world’s largest NGOs, Brac, and credited with lifting nearly 150 million people out of poverty, died at the age of 83.

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