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Notable deaths of 2019

Click through to see which notable entertainers, athletes, politicians and celebrities we've lost this year.

Eddie Murphy left enduring mark on 'SNL'

In June of 1982, NBC held a lunch in Los Angeles to publicize its then 7-year-old series, "Saturday Night Live," which had all but died two years earlier, when the producer chosen to succeed creator Lorne Michaels, Jean Doumanian, had presided over a disastrous season.

Harry and Meghan are in Canada

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been spending "private family time" in Canada, and have been introducing their young son to "the warmth of the Canadian people" spokesperson for the couple confirmed to CNN.

Kevin Costner to endorse Pete Buttigieg in Iowa

Actor Kevin Costner, the star of "Field of Dreams" and "Dances With Wolves," will endorse South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg this weekend, the campaign announced Friday.

Pat Sajak opens up about his emergency surgery

A month after "Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak underwent emergency surgery for a blocked intestine, he is sharing all the painful details.

JK Rowling under fire over transgender comments

"Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling has come under fire for expressing support for a woman who lost an employment tribunal over comments she mad

‘Remember the Titans' coach Herman Boone dies

Herman Boone, the tough, no-nonsense high school football coach played by Denzel Washington in "Remember the Titans," has died. He was 84.

Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine sentenced to 2 years

Tekashi 6ix9ine, the flamboyant Brooklyn rapper who carried out a series of violent crimes before informing on his former gang associates, was sentenced to 2 years in prison on Wednesday.

Why are Star Wars droids so lovable? It's science

In November 2014, a little orange and white ball named BB-8 rolled across the screen in the first "The Force Awakens" trailer, the next generation of plucky droids in the Star Wars universe.

Ellie Goulding helps driver involved in car crash

British pop singer Ellie Goulding has confirmed that she was among those to check on a motorist whose car was dramatically pushed sideways down a busy road in west London by a Royal Mail truck.

Senate approves paid family leave for federal employees

The Senate passed a historic measure on Tuesday that would fund paid family and medical leave for federal employees, marking a win for a policy pushed by Ivanka Trump, a senior White House adviser and daughter of President Donald Trump.