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In Memoriam: Kawananakoa, ‘last Hawaiian princess,’ 96

Abigail Kinoiki Kekaulike Kawananakoa, photographed in September 2012. Considered the last Hawaiian princess, she died on December 11 at the age of 96. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, attribution: © CC BY-SA Thomas Tunsch / Abigail Kinoiki Kekaulike Kawananakoa a0002554.jpg. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

HONOLULU (AP) – Abigail Kinoiki Kekaulike Kawananakoa, the so-called last Hawaiian princess whose lineage included the royal family that once ruled the islands and an Irish businessman who became one of Hawaii’s largest landowners, died on December 11. She was 96.

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Circa-1960s photo of Jim Stewart, co-founder of the legendary Memphis, Tenn.-based Stax Records. He died on December 5 at the age of 92. Image courtesy of the Stax Museum

In Memoriam: Jim Stewart, co-founder of Stax Records in Memphis, 92

Circa-1960s photo of Jim Stewart, co-founder of the legendary Memphis, Tenn.-based Stax Records. He died on December 5 at the age of 92. Image courtesy of the Stax Museum

Period photo of Jim Stewart, co-founder of Memphis, Tenn.-based Stax Records. He died on December 5 at the age of 92. Image courtesy of the Stax Museum

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Jim Stewart, the white Tennessee farm boy and fiddle player who co-founded the influential Stax Records with his sister in a Black, inner-city Memphis neighborhood and helped build what became known as the “Memphis sound,” has died at age 92.

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In Memoriam: Loretta Lynn, coal miner’s daughter and country queen, 90

Loretta Lynn photographed during a March 2016 performance at SXSW (South by Southwest). The famed country singer died October 4 at the age of 90. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit Anna Hanks. Shared under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License.

Loretta Lynn photographed during a March 2016 performance at SXSW (South by Southwest). The famed country singer died October 4 at the age of 90. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit Anna Hanks. Shared under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Loretta Lynn, the Kentucky coal miner’s daughter whose frank songs about life and love as a woman in Appalachia pulled her out of poverty and made her a pillar of country music, has died. She was 90. In a statement provided to the Associated Press, Lynn’s family said she died October 4 at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.

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Photographer William Klein, photographed speaking at the Cinematheque francaise in Paris in June 2008. Klein died on September 10 at the age of 96. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit Roman Bonnefoy. Shared under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

In Memoriam: William Klein, American photographer in Paris, 96

Photographer William Klein, photographed speaking at the Cinematheque francaise in Paris in June 2008. Klein died on September 10 at the age of 96. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit Roman Bonnefoy. Shared under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Photographer William Klein, photographed speaking at the Cinematheque francaise in Paris in June 2008. Klein died on September 10 at the age of 96. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit Roman Bonnefoy. Shared under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

PARIS (AP) – William Klein, an American photographer whose innovative portraiture style strongly influenced fashion and street photography in the second half of the 20th century, has died at 96.

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Nichelle Nichols, shown speaking at the 2013 Phoenix Comicon in May 2013. The original ‘Star Trek’ cast member died July 30 at the age of 89. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit Gage Skidmore. Shared under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

In Memoriam: Nichelle Nichols, Lt. Uhura on ‘Star Trek,’ 89

Nichelle Nichols, shown speaking at the 2013 Phoenix Comicon in May 2013. The original ‘Star Trek’ cast member died July 30 at the age of 89. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit Gage Skidmore. Shared under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Nichelle Nichols, shown speaking at the 2013 Phoenix Comicon in May 2013. The original ‘Star Trek’ cast member died July 30 at the age of 89. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit Gage Skidmore. Shared under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

SILVER CITY, N.M. – Nichelle Nichols, who broke barriers for Black women in Hollywood when she played communications officer Lt. Uhura on the original Star Trek television series, has died at the age of 89.

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