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August 03, 2020

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Collins Peter (b. 1931-11-06 / d. 1958-08-03)

At the German Grand Prix, pushing hard, Collins lost control of his car and spun off the track, disappearing over a bank. During the ensuing accident Collins was thrown clear of the Ferrari, but sustained critical injuries to his head. Despite being airlifted to hospital, Collins died later that afternoon.

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Parker
Alan William. 2020-07-31

76

Born 1944-02-14. Domain:Directing. Cause of death:Age

Sir Alan William Parker CBE was an English filmmaker. His early career, beginning in his late teens, was spent as a copywriter and director of television advertisements. After about ten years of filming adverts, many of which won awards for creativity, he began screenwriting and directing films. Parker was married twice; first to Annie Inglis from 1966 until their divorce in 1992, and then to producer Lisa Moran, to whom he was married until his death. He had five children, including screenwriter Nathan Parker. Parker died in London at age 76, following a lengthy illness.

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Halimi
Gisèle. 2020-07-28

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Born 1927-07-27. Domain:Society. Cause of death:Age

Gisèle Halimi (born Zeiza Gisèle Élise Taïeb) was a Tunisian-French lawyer, feminist, and essayist. In 1967, she chaired the Russell Tribunal, which was initiated by Bertrand Russell and Jean-Paul Sartre to investigate and evaluate American military action in Vietnam.

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de Havilland
Olivia Mary. 2020-07-25

104

Born 1916-07-01. Domain:Performing. Cause of death:Age

Dame Olivia Mary de Havilland DBE was a French-British-American actress. The major works of her cinematic career spanned from 1935 to 1988. She appeared in 49 feature films, and was one of the leading actresses of her time. She was also one of the last surviving stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood Cinema, until her death in 2020. Her younger sister was actress Joan Fontaine.

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Sauvage
Jacqueline. 2020-07-23

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Born 1947-12-27. Domain:Society. Cause of death:Age

Jacqueline Sauvage of Montargis, France, killed her husband Norbert Marot by shooting him in the back three times with a hunting rifle on 10 September 2012. This occurred the day after Sauvage's son committed suicide. Sauvage stated that Mr Marot had physically and sexually abused his wife, daughters and possibly his son. A criminal case was then filed against Mrs. Sauvage, that resulted in her being condemned to ten years in jail by a cour d'assises. She then filed an appeal motion, but the verdict remains unchanged, pronounced on 3 December 2015. On 31 January 2016, the French president François Hollande announced his giving a partial presidential pardon to Mrs Sauvage. This results in a reduction of her jail time of two years and nine months. On 28 December 2016, M. Hollande pronounced a full pardon, announced both on his personal Twitter account and by a release made by the Elysée. This decision led to Mrs Sauvage’s immediate release from the detention centre of Réau.

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Jeanmaire
Renée Marcelle (alias: Zizi Jeanmaire). 2020-07-17

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Born 1924-04-29. Domain:Art. Cause of death:Age

Renée Marcelle Jeanmaire, known as Zizi Jeanmaire, was a French ballet dancer and the wife of renowned dancer and choreographer Roland Petit. She became famous in the 1950s after playing the title role in the ballet Carmen, produced in London in 1949, and went on to appear in several Hollywood films.

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Alexandrovskaya
Ekaterina Dmitriyevna. 2020-07-17

20

Born 2000-01-01. Domain:Sport. Cause of death:Suicide

Ekaterina Dmitriyevna Alexandrovskaya (Russian: Екатери́на Дми́триевна Алекса́ндровская) was a Russian–Australian pair skater. With her skating partner, Harley Windsor, she was the 2017 CS Tallinn Trophy champion, the 2017 CS Nebelhorn Trophy bronze medallist, the 2018 CS U.S. Classic bronze medallist, and a two-time Australian national champion (2017, 2019). At the junior level, she was the 2017 World Junior champion, the 2017 Junior Grand Prix Final champion, the 2016 JGP Estonia champion, and the 2017 JGP Poland champion. Alexandrovskaya died after falling out of a window in Moscow, a suspected suicide.

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Smith
Kelly Kamalelehua (alias: Kelly Preston). 2020-07-12

57

Born 1962-10-13. Domain:Performing. Cause of death:Cancer (breast)

Kelly Kamalelehua Smith, better known by her stage name Kelly Preston, was an American actress and model. She appeared in more than sixty television and film productions, most notably Mischief (1985), Twins (1988), and Jerry Maguire (1996). She was married to John Travolta, with whom she collaborated on the science fiction film Battlefield Earth (2000) and the biographical film Gotti (2018). She also starred in the films SpaceCamp (1986), The Cat in the Hat (2003), What a Girl Wants (2003), Broken Bridges (2006) and Old Dogs (2009). Preston's son Jett Travolta was described as suffering from Kawasaki disease as an infant and had a history of seizures. In 2003, Preston appeared on The Montel Williams Show to promote L. Ron Hubbard's Purification Rundown, which she credited with helping her son. On January 2, 2009, Jett Travolta died while the family was on a vacation in the Bahamas. His death was attributed to a seizure. In September 2009, Travolta and Preston confirmed longstanding speculations when they testified that their son had autism and suffered regular seizures. This revelation came during their testimony at the trial resulting from an extortion attempt related to their son's death. On July 12, 2020, Preston died at the age of 57, two years after she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. Her diagnosis had been kept quiet and was not widely publicized. Her death was announced on an Instagram post under an account belonging to John Travolta and Ella Bleu.

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Garreaud
Jean-François. 2020-07-09

74

Born 1946-04-01. Domain:Performing. Cause of death:Age

Jean-François Garreaud was a French actor. His best-known role is that of Jean Dabin in Violette Nozière, released in 1978. Garreaud married actress Virginie Ogouz, with whom he had two children. He died in Saint-Jory-de-Chalais on 9 July 2020 at the age of 74.

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Rivera
Naya Marie. 2020-07-08

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Born 1987-01-12. Domain:Performing. Cause of death:Accident

Naya Marie Rivera was an American actress, model, and singer. She began her career as a child actress and model, appearing in national television commercials before landing the role of Hillary Winston on the short-lived CBS sitcom The Royal Family at the age of four (1991–1992). For the part she received a nomination for a Young Artist Award. After a series of recurring television roles and guest spots as a teenager, Rivera received her breakthrough role as an adult as Santana Lopez on the Fox television series Glee (2009–2015). For the role she received nominations for numerous awards. She was signed to Columbia Records as a solo artist in 2011 and released a single in 2013, "Sorry", featuring rapper Big Sean. On July 8, 2020, Rivera was declared a missing person after her four-year-old son, Josey, was found alone in Rivera's rented boat at Lake Piru. On July 13, it was announced that a body had been found at Lake Piru. The sheriff's department captain, speaking with the Los Angeles Times, said the body had been discovered floating in the lake by divers when the search resumed in the morning; the body was confirmed to be Rivera's at a press conference held later that day.

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Morricone
Ennio. 2020-07-06

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Born 1928-11-10. Domain:Music. Cause of death:Accident

Ennio Morricone was an Italian composer, orchestrator, conductor, and former trumpet player who wrote music in a wide range of styles. Morricone composed over 400 scores for cinema and television, as well as over 100 classical works. He started as a talented football player for A.S. Roma but left the sport to follow his passion for music. His score to The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) is considered one of the most influential soundtracks in history. Morricone lived in Italy his entire life and never desired to live in Hollywood. The New York Times Magazine listed him among hundreds of artists whose material was reportedly destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire. Morricone died at the Università Campus Bio-Medico in Rome as a result of injuries sustained during a fall.

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Cordero
Nicholas Eduardo Alberto. 2020-07-05

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Born 1978-09-17. Domain:Performing. Cause of death:COVID

Nicholas Eduardo Alberto Cordero was a Canadian Broadway actor. He was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his role as Cheech in the 2014 Broadway musical Bullets Over Broadway and was twice nominated for the Drama Desk Awards. His career also included television roles and film roles. He died at the age of 41 from COVID-19 complications.

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Reiner
Carl. 2020-06-29

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Born 1922-03-20. Domain:Performing. Cause of death:Age

Carl Reiner was an American comedian, actor, director, screenwriter, and publisher whose career spanned seven decades. During the early years of television comedy from 1950 to 1957, he co-wrote and acted on Caesar's Hour and Your Show of Shows, starring Sid Caesar. In the 1960s, Reiner was best known as the creator, producer, writer, and actor on The Dick Van Dyke Show. He was the father of Rob Reiner (b. 1947); poet, playwright, and author Annie Reiner (b. 1949); and painter,[19] actor, and director Lucas Reiner (b. 1960). Reiner described himself as a Jewish atheist. He said, "I have a very different take on who God is. Man invented God because he needed him. God is us." He said in 2013 he developed an atheistic viewpoint as the Holocaust progressed. Reiner was a lifelong Democrat. He endorsed Bernie Sanders for the Democratic Party nomination during the 2016 United States presidential election. Reiner's residence was in Beverly Hills, California. At the age of 98, he was among the oldest celebrities active on Twitter. He tweeted that he wanted to live long enough to vote out Trump. Unfortunately he could not make it.

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Fumaroli
Marc. 2020-06-24

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Born 1932-06-10. Domain:Writing. Cause of death:Age

Marc Fumaroli was a French historian and essayist.

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Schumacher
Joël. 2020-06-22

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Born 1939-08-29. Domain:Directing. Cause of death:Cancer

Joel T. Schumacher was an American filmmaker. Schumacher rose to fame after directing three hit films: St. Elmo's Fire (1985), The Lost Boys (1987), and Flatliners (1990). He later went on to direct the John Grisham adaptations The Client (1994) and A Time to Kill (1996). His films Falling Down (1993) and 8mm (1999) competed for the Palme d'Or and Golden Bear, respectively. In 1993, he signed on to direct the next installments of the Batman film series, Batman Forever (1995) and Batman & Robin (1997). After the Batman films, Schumacher pulled back from blockbusters and returned to making minimalist films such as Tigerland (2000) and Phone Booth (2002), both earning positive reviews. He also directed The Phantom of the Opera (2004), The Number 23 (2007), and two episodes of House of Cards. Known for casting young perfomers, Schumacher helped several actors including Colin Farrell, Kiefer Sutherland, and Matthew McConaughey advance their careers.

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Cuthbert
Ian (alias: Ian Holm ). 2020-06-19

88

Born 1931-09-12. Domain:Performing. Cause of death:Age

Sir Ian Holm Cuthbert CBE, known as Ian Holm, was an English actor on stage and in film. He received the 1967 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor for his performance as Lenny in The Homecoming and the 1998 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor for his performance in the title role of King Lear. He won the 1981 BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his role as athletics trainer Sam Mussabini in Chariots of Fire, for which he was also nominated for an Academy Award. His other well-known film roles include Ash in Alien, Father Vito Cornelius in The Fifth Element, Chef Skinner in Ratatouille, and Bilbo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film series. He was treated for prostate cancer in 2001. He died in hospital on 19 June 2020 at the age of 88. He had Parkinson's disease for a number of years.

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Poivey
Patrick. 2020-06-16

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Born 1948-02-18. Domain:Performing. Cause of death:Age

Patrick Poivey was a French actor. He was primarily know for being a voice actor, having dubbed Bruce Willis's films from 1988 until his passing. He also dubbed Kyle MacLachlan, Don Johnson, Gary Cole et Peter Stormare, Tom Cruise and Mickey Rourke.

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Borniche
Roger. 2020-06-16

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Born 1919-06-07. Domain:Society. Cause of death:Age

Roger Borniche was a French author and detective of the Sûreté nationale. Borniche was born in Vineuil-Saint-Firmin, Oise. He started as a singer, but his fledgling musical career was interrupted by the German invasion of 1940. To make a living, he took a job as a store detective. In 1943, he joined the Sûreté nationale as Inspector to avoid being shipped to a forced labour detail. Assigned to hunt the Resistance, he instead helped partisans escape from occupied France. He deserted in 1944, only days before the D-Day invasion. Upon the liberation of France in August, he was reinstated to the Sûreté nationale and assigned to enforce France's abortion laws. The next year, he was transferred to a homicide unit.

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Rajput
Sushant Singh. 2020-06-14

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Born 1986-01-21. Domain:Performing. Cause of death:Suicide

Sushant Singh Rajput was an Indian film and television actor, dancer, television personality, an entrepreneur and a philanthropist. Rajput started his career with television serials. His debut show was Star Plus's romantic drama Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil (2008), followed by an award-winning performance in Zee TV's popular soap opera Pavitra Rishta (2009–11). Rajput made his film debut in the buddy drama Kai Po Che! (2013), for which he received a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. He then starred in the romantic comedy Shuddh Desi Romance (2013) and as the titular detective in the action thriller Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! (2015). His highest-grossing releases came with a supporting role in the satire PK (2014), followed by the titular role in the sports biopic M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016). For his performance in the latter, he received his first nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor. Rajput went on to star in the commercially successful films Kedarnath (2018) and Chhichhore (2019). NITI Aayog, the policy think-tank of the Indian government, signed him to promote the Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP). Apart from acting and running innsaei ventures, Rajput was actively involved in various programmes like Sushant4Education, as a part of efforts to help young students. Rajput was found dead of an apparent suicide by hanging in his Bandra home in Mumbai. He had reportedly been suffering from depression for several months.

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Tippetts
Keith Graham. 2020-06-14

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Born 1947-08-25. Domain:Music. Cause of death:Age

Keith Tippett was a British jazz pianist and composer. According to AllMusic, Tippett's career "..spanned jazz-rock, progressive rock, improvised and contemporary music, as well as modern jazz for more than half-a-century". He held " an unparalleled place in British contemporary music," and was known for "his unique approach to improvisation". Tippett appeared and recorded in many settings, including a duet with Stan Tracey, duets with his wife Julie Tippetts (née Driscoll), solo performances, and as a bandleader, and appeared on King Crimson albums. In 2018, he had a heart attack and pneumonia but returned to performing in 2019.

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0'HAgan
Claudine (alias: Colo Tavernier). 2020-06-13

75

Born 1945-00-00. Domain:Art. Cause of death:Cancer

Claudine "Colo" O'Hagan Tavernier was a British-French screenwriter. Tavernier died from cancer.

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Brooks
Rayshard. 2020-06-12

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Born 1993-01-31. Domain:Society. Cause of death:Murder

On the evening of June 12, 2020, Rayshard Brooks, a 27-year-old black American man, was shot and killed by an Atlanta Police Department officer following a complaint about a man asleep in a car blocking a fast-food drive-through lane. Brooks, whose blood alcohol content was measured at 35% higher than the legal limit, had resisted arrest and wrested a taser as he wrestled on the ground with two police officers. During a foot chase, Brooks fired the taser at one of the officers, who then shot at Brooks three times, striking him twice in the back. The killing has been ruled a homicide by the medical examiner. Video of the incident was widely broadcast and viewed on the internet. Atlanta Chief of Police Erika Shields resigned the next day, saying she wanted to help rebuild trust in the community. Protesters later burned down the restaurant outside which the shooting had taken place. On June 15, 2020, it was agreed that the Atlanta Police Department would undergo a major overhaul.

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Maréchal
Marcel. 2020-06-11

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Born 1937-12-25. Domain:Performing. Cause of death:Age

Marcel Maréchal was a French actor, writer, and director.

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Ubbiali
Carlo. 2020-06-02

90

Born 1929-09-22. Domain:Sport. Cause of death:Age

Carlo Ubbiali was an Italian nine-time World Champion motorcycle road racer. In the 1950s, he was a dominant force in the smaller classes of Grand Prix motorcycle racing, winning six 125cc and three 250cc world titles.

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Javacheff
Christo Vladimirov (alias: Christo). 2020-05-31

84

Born 1935-06-13. Domain:Art. Cause of death:Age

Christo Vladimirov Javacheff and Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebon were a married couple who created environmental works of art. Christo and Jeanne-Claude were born on the same day, June 13, 1935; Christo in Gabrovo, Bulgaria, and Jeanne-Claude in Morocco. They first met in Paris in October 1958 when Christo painted a portrait of Jeanne-Claude's mother. They then fell in love through creating art work together. Jeanne-Claude died, aged 74, on November 18, 2009, from complications of a brain aneurysm. Christo died, aged 84, on May 31, 2020, of natural causes.

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Mesplé
Magdeleine (alias: Mady Mesplé). 2020-05-30

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Born 1931-03-07. Domain:Music. Cause of death:Age

Mady Mesplé was a French opera singer, considered the leading high coloratura soprano of her generation in France, and sometimes heralded as the successor to Mado Robin. In the mid-90's, Mesplé began suffering from Parkinson's Disease, leading her to work closely with the "Association France Parkinson" and to write a book, entitled La Voix du corps : Vivre avec la maladie de Parkinson, about her career and the development of her illness.

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Goasguen
Claude. 2020-05-28

75

Born 1945-03-12. Domain:Politics. Cause of death:COVID

He was a member of the National Assembly of France. He represented the city of Paris, and was a member of The Republicans. He died in Issy-les-Moulineaux at the age of 75 due to COVID-19.

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Bedos
Guy. 2020-05-28

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Born 1934-06-15. Domain:Performing. Cause of death:Age

He was a French scriptwriter, stand-up comedian and actor (mostly known for his part in the film Nous irons tous au paradis). He identified with the ethnic group Pied-Noir, descending from Algeria. At Music-Hall, he interpreted various sketches of authors alike him. He developed a regularly updated political satire. This satire affected mostly right-wing politicians, his "friends" of the left also suffer from his cutting reflections. He was also famous for his left-wing political affiliation and he had supported politicians such as François Mitterrand. In order for him to fulfill his military service during the Algerian war, he went on a hunger strike and succeeded in being reformed for mental illness.

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Floyd
George Perry. 2020-05-25

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Born 1973-10-14. Domain:Society. Cause of death:Murder

George Perry Floyd was a 46-year-old African-American man who was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and raised in Houston, Texas. He attended Yates High School, where he played on the basketball and football teams. Floyd was a star tight end for Yates, helping them to the 1992 state championship final game. He attended South Florida Community College (now South Florida State College) from 1993 to 1995 and played on the school's basketball team. Floyd returned to Houston, where he joined the hip hop group Screwed Up Click and rapped under the stage name "Big Floyd", after entering the Houston Hip Hop cultural scene as an automotive customizer. In 2014, Floyd moved to Minnesota. He lived in St. Louis Park and worked in nearby Minneapolis as a restaurant security guard for five years, but lost his job due to Minnesota's stay-at-home order during the COVID-19 pandemic. Floyd was the father of two daughters, ages 6 and 22, who remained in Houston. Shortly after 8:00 p.m. on May 25, Memorial Day, Minneapolis Police Department officers responded to a "forgery in progress" on Chicago Avenue South in the Powderhorn community of Minneapolis. According to WCCO, the implication was that Floyd "tried to use forged documents at a nearby deli".According to a co-owner of Cup Foods, Floyd attempted to use a $20 bill that a staff member believed counterfeit. According to police, Floyd was in a nearby car and "appeared to be under the influence". A spokesman for the police department said the officers ordered him to exit the vehicle, at which point he "physically resisted". In the days following the arrest, these statements appeared to be contradicted by the release of a bystander's video recording, though one video showed that "Officer [Chauvin] struggles to get Floyd out of the car." Later, the criminal complaint filed in court by the Hennepin County attorney on May 29 said Floyd "did not voluntarily get in the car and struggled with the officers by intentionally falling down, saying he was not going in the car, and refusing to stand still." Surveillance footage from a nearby restaurant showed Floyd falling twice while being escorted by the officers. A bystander video, taken from inside a vehicle, shows Floyd being removed from his vehicle. Vice describes that Floyd "doesn't appear to be resisting – just standing next to his car." The Independent wrote, "The video shows two policemen pulling Mr. Floyd from his car without any apparent resistance." A six-minute video from a security camera of a nearby restaurant was provided to the news media. It shows two officers removing a man from a vehicle. The man is handcuffed and brought to a sidewalk, where he sits down. A third officer arrives. Later, an officer helps the man stand up again, and two officers bring the man to a police vehicle, where the man falls onto the ground. While police initially claimed that Floyd had resisted arrest, this surveillance video "shows officers calmly detaining him", according to CBS News. The surveillance video "does not support police claims that George Floyd resisted arrest", wrote CNN.

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Kanté
Mory. 2020-05-22

70

Born 1950-03-29. Domain:Music. Cause of death:Other

He was a Guinean vocalist and player of the kora harp. He was best known internationally for his 1987 hit song "Yé ké yé ké", which reached number-one in Belgium, Finland, the Netherlands, and Spain. The album it came from, Akwaba Beach, was the best-selling African record of its time. Kanté died at a hospital in the Guinean capital of Conakry, at the age of 70. He was suffering from chronic illnesses and often received treatment in France, but it was no longer possible due to the coronavirus pandemic in the country.

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Kimura
Hana. 2020-05-22

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Born 1997-09-03. Domain:Sport. Cause of death:Suicide

She was a Japanese female professional wrestler, who wrestled for the women's professional wrestling promotion World Wonder Ring Stardom. Her mother is former wrestler Kyoko Kimura. On May 23, 2020, it was reported that Kimura had died at the age of 22. Hours earlier, Kimura posted self-harm images and tweeted: Nearly 100 frank opinions every day. I couldn’t deny that I was hurt. I’m dead. Thank you for giving me a mother. It was a life I wanted to be loved. Thank you to everyone who supported me. I love it. I’m weak, I’m sorry. I don’t want to be a human anymore. It was a life I wanted to be loved. Thank you, everyone. I love you. Bye. — Hana Kimura, Twitter

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