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Roy Hargrove performs at the 2013 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition at The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts

Roy Hargrove performs at the 2013 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition at The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts on September 16, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Paul Morigi / Getty Images for Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz)

Roy Hargrove

The two-time Grammy winner passed away on Nov. 2, 2018, at the age of 49. According to Hargrove’s manager, Larry Clothier, the cause of death was cardiac arrest. The jazz trumpeter’s career spanned over 30 years.

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Donna Axum

On Nov. 4, 2018, Miss America 1964 Donna Axum passed away due to complications from Parkinson’s disease. She was 76 years old. Axum was the first Arkansan to win the title.

French composer and musician Francis Lai poses after receiving an Henri Langlois film award on January 31, 2011 in Vincennes, east of Paris.

French composer and musician Francis Lai poses after receiving an Henri Langlois film award on January 31, 2011 in Vincennes, east of Paris. The film prizes, named after Henri Langlois, a pioneer in the preservation of films and one of the founders of the French Cinematheque, are awarded each year to actors, directors, film technicians and institutions that influence with talent and creativity the film industry. (Etienne Laurent / AFP / Getty Images)

Francis Lai

The French composer passed away on Nov. 7, 2018, at the age of 86. Lai won an Oscar in 1971 for Best Original Music Score for the film “Love Story.”

Former Detroit Lions player Wallace "Wally" Triplett waves to the fans during the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Ford Field on December 16, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.

Former Detroit Lions player Wallace “Wally” Triplett waves to the fans during the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Ford Field on December 16, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. Wally Triplett was only the third African-American chosen in the 1949 NFL Draft and was the first of the draftees to take the field in a league game. The Ravens defeated the Lions 18-16. (Leon Halip / Getty Images)

Wallace Triplett

“Wally” Triplett passed away at the age of 92 on Nov. 8, 2018. Triplett was one of the first African-Americans drafted into the NFL. He was the very first to take the field in a regular season game of the three African Americans selected in the 1949 draft.

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James Greene

91-year-old actor James Greene passed away on Nov. 9, 2018. Greene, whose career spanned over 70 years, was most well known for his television role on “The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd.” Greene’s more recent TV roles included “Parks and Recreation,” “Cold Case,” and “Modern Family,” as well as films such as “Patch Adams” and “Road to Perdition.”

Creator Stan Lee poses with Spider-Man during the Spider-Man 40th Birthday celebration at Universal Studios on August 13, 2002 in Universal City, California.

Creator Stan Lee (L) poses with Spider-Man during the Spider-Man 40th Birthday celebration at Universal Studios on August 13, 2002 in Universal City, California. (Michel Boutefeu / Getty Images)

Stan Lee

Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee passed away Nov. 12, 2018. He was 95 years old. He is most well-known for creating Spider-Man, but Lee also created or co-created Daredevil, the Mighty Thor, the Avengers, and the X-Men among others. His daughter J.C. Lee said after her father’s passing, “My father loved all of his fans. He was the greatest, most decent man.”

Katherine MacGregor

On Nov. 13, 2018, actress Katherine MacGregor passed away at the age of 93. MacGregor famously played Harriet Oleson on the popular television show “Little House on the Prairie.” She was remembered by her co-star Melissa Gilbert as being “outspoken and hilariously funny.”

Roy Clark performs during the Grand Ole Opry 85th birthday bash at the Grand Ole Opry House on October 9, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Roy Clark performs during the Grand Ole Opry 85th birthday bash at the Grand Ole Opry House on October 9, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Tony R. Phipps / Getty Images)

Roy Clark

“Hee Haw” star and Country Music Hall of Famer Roy Clark passed away on Nov. 15, 2018, at the age of 85. Clark’s publicist, Jeremy Westby, said the musician died of complications from pneumonia. Clark was the host or co-host of “Hee Haw” for show’s entire 24-year run.

William Goldman

Screenwriter and novelist William Goldman passed away Nov. 16, 2018. The Oscar winner was 87 years old. He was most well-known for his work on “All the President’s Men” and “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.” Goldman also wrote “The Princess Bride” which he later adapted into a screenplay for the now-iconic film.

Musician Devin Lima of the boy band LFO signs autographs for young fans August 26, 2001 in Northridge, CA.

393707 05: Musician Devin Lima of the boy band LFO signs autographs for young fans August 26, 2001 in Northridge, CA. (Jason Kirk / Getty Images)

Devin Lima

After battling stage IV cancer, the former LFO singer passed away on Nov. 21, 2018. He was 41 years of age. Pop group LFO rose to fame in the late ’90s and early ’00s for songs such as “Summer Girls” and “Every Other Time.”

Italian director and screenwriter Bernardo Bertolucci poses for a portrait session at Villa Medici on January 23, 2010 in Rome, Italy.

Italian director and screenwriter Bernardo Bertolucci poses for a portrait session at Villa Medici on January 23, 2010 in Rome, Italy. Bertolucci whose well-known films include: The Conformist, Last Tango in Paris and The Dreamers. (Franco Origlia / Getty Images)

Bernardo Bertolucci

Bernardo Bertolucci passed away at the age of 77 on Nov. 26, 2018. The Italian filmmaker won nine Oscars during his expansive career for such films as “The Last Emperor.” Bertolucci received a lifetime achievement award in 2007 from the Venice Film Festival.

Stephen Hillenburg

The “SpongeBob SquarePants” creator passed away at the age of 57 on Nov. 26, 2018. Hillenburg passed away of Lou Gehrig’s disease, also known as ALS. According to Hillenburg’s death certificate, obtained by TMZ, his ashes were to be scattered at sea.

President George H.W. Bush arrives for the coin toss prior to Super Bowl 51 between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

President George H.W. Bush arrives for the coin toss prior to Super Bowl 51 between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Al Bello / Getty Images)

George H.W. Bush

Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush passed away on Nov. 30, 2018, at the age of 94. Bush was the 41st president, serving from 1989 to 1993. Prior to his presidency, Bush was the vice president for eight years. Bush was married to his wife Barbara, who passed away in April 2018, for 73 years.

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Keeley worked for over twelve years as a project manager before taking the plunge and turning her growing side business of working in social media into a full-time job. She also has experience working in human resources, brand development, and serving as a board member for a non-profit. Keeley is a former Lifestyle Editor for the WesternJournal.com and now serves as the Director of Publishing Operations. She has been with the company since 2016.
Keeley worked for over twelve years as a project manager before taking the plunge and turning her growing side business of working in social media into a full-time job. She also has experience working in human resources, brand development, and serving as a board member for a non-profit. Keeley is a former Lifestyle Editor for the WesternJournal.com and now serves as the Director of Publishing Operations. She has been with the company since 2016.

Keeley is a proud parent, football fanatic, HGTV junkie, and has a weakness for Starburst Jelly Beans. Life verse: Jeremiah 29:11
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