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2015 Year in Review Slideshow: Notable Deaths

Top events for the nation and the world in 2015

Jennie Wood
Scott Weiland
Lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver
Scott Weiland
Weiland fronted both hugely successful rock bands, Stone Temple Pilots, and Velvet Revolver. In 2012, he published a memoir, Not Dead & Not for Sale, about his career and lifelong struggle with drug addiction.
Photo source: Victoria Will/Invision/AP
Lesley Gore
Singer, Songwriter
Lesley Gore
Born in 1946, Lesley Gore had a hit song at the age of 16 with "It's My Party." In 1980, she was nominated for an Academy Award for composing songs with her brother for the movie Fame.
Photo source: AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler, File
Wes Craven
Filmmaker
Wes Craven
Wes Craven was best known as the creator of the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. He also had huge success with the Scream films. Known as a master of horror, Craven also made other films, such as Music of the Heart featuring Meryl Streep.
Photo source: AP Photo/Matt Sayles
Dean Smith
Basketball Coach
Dean Smith
Dean Smith was the celebrated UNC basketball coach. He was at UNC from 1961 through 1997 where he coached many future NBA players, including Michael Jordan.
Photo source: AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File
Yogi Berra
Baseball Player, coach, manager
Yogi Berra
Yogi Berra was a baseball hall of famer who won many championships with the New York Yankees in the 1940s and 50s. One of the greatest baseball catchers to ever play the game, he was just as well known for the phrases he made famous, such as "It ain't over 'til it's over."
Photo source: AP Photo/File
Leonard Nimoy
Actor, Star Trek's Spock
Leonard Nimoy
Leonard Nimoy was known and beloved as the original Mr. Spock from Star Trek. He was also on TV's Mission Impossible from 1969-71 and Fringe from 2009-12.
Photo source: AP Photo/Matt Sayles
B.B. King
Musician
BB King
Nicknamed the King of Blues, B.B. King was a working musician for well over 50 years. He won 13 Grammys, recorded dozens of albums, and performed live into his eighties.
Photo source: Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP
Maureen O'Hara
Actor
Maureen O'Hara
O'Hara was a favorite co-star of the legendary John Wayne. But perhaps she's best known today as Natalie Wood's mother in the holiday classic, Miracle on 34th Street.
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Fred Thompson
Politician, Actor, Attorney
Fred Thompson
Fred Thompson went back and forth from politician to actor throughout much of his life. He was a U.S. Senator for Tennessee from 1994 through 2003. Before and after, he enjoyed an acting career, most recently TV's Law & Order. He left the show in 2007 to run for president. But he dropped out of the race in early 2008 after performing poorly in polls and primaries.
Photo source: AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastain

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