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Celebrity Deaths in Politics

  • John McCain, 81 (1936 - 2018)

    John McCain

    John McCain, U.S. Senator from Arizona and former Republican Presidential nominee, died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, following a battle with brain cancer, according to multiple news sources. He was 81. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Kofi Annan, 80 (1938 - 2018)

    Kofi Annan

    Kofi Annan (1938 – 2018), was a diplomat from Ghana and became the first black African Secretary-General of the United Nations. He served two terms from 1997 – 2006. He was awarded the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize for his humanitarian work. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Richard Goodwin, 86 (1931 - 2018)

    Richard Goodwin

    NEW YORK (AP) — Richard N. Goodwin, an aide, speechwriter and liberal force for the Kennedys and Lyndon Johnson who helped craft such historic addresses as Robert Kennedy's "ripples of hope" and LBJ's speeches on civil rights and "The Great Society," died Sunday evening. He was 86. For full obituary from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • George Deukmejian, 89 (1928 - 2018)

    George Deukmejian

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two-term California governor George Deukmejian, whose anti-spending credo earned him the nickname "The Iron Duke," died Tuesday of natural causes, a former chief of staff said. He was 89. For full obituary from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Barbara Bush, 92 (1925 - 2018)

    Barbara Bush

    Barbara Bush, the former first lady of the United States, died April 17, 2018, at the age of 92, according to multiple news sources. For full obituary from Legacy.com, click here.

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