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Howard Finster

Age: 84

Baptist preacher and prolific folk artist known as much for his outsized personality as for his sculpture made out of trash. He won wide recognition for his Paradise Garden, a two-and-a-half acre gallery of works created out of detritus. He also played the banjo on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show and designed album covers for the Talking Heads and R.E.M.

Died: Rome, Ga., Oct. 22, 2001

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