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Elena Tcherkasskaia

Age: 64

a 22-year veteran of Russia's Bolshoi Ballet, who found additional success in her second career as a figure skating coach to some of the world's elite skaters, including Michele Kwan, Anglea Nikodinov, and Timothy Goebel. She died of cancer.

Died: Moscow, Nov. 12

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