Notable deaths of 2021(22 images)

Singer Mary Wilson, actors Christopher Plummer, Hal Holbrook, Dustin Diamond, Cicely Tyson and Cloris Leachman, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, heavyweight boxer Leon Spinks, former Secretary of State George Shultz, broadcaster Larry King, baseball legend Hank Aaron, NFL head coach Marty Schottenheimer, Joanne Rogers, widow of TV icon Mr. Rogers, Magician Siegfried Fischbacher, Baseball Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda, actor Dearon "Deezer D" Thompson and actress Tanya Roberts are among the first famous people who have died in 2021.

Irv Cross
Irv Cross, former professional football player, speaks out against the current NFL retirement system and its lack of adequate pension, health and disability benefits for former NFL players, in Washington, D.C., on June 20, 2011. Cross, the first Black person in history to work as a full-time sports analyst on national TV, died on March 1, at the age of 81. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/365 inplay | License Photo
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