Famed research scientist Oliver Sacks passed away today at the age of 82.

Sacks' assistant confirmed the news to the New York Times this morning. The revered doctor and bestselling author revealed in February of this year that a tumor in his eye had spread cancer to his liver.

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Kyle Jean-Baptiste, an actor best known for becoming the youngest person and the first African American to portray Jean Valjean in the stage production of Les Miserables, died on Friday in a tragic accident.

He was 21 years old.

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Justin Wilson, an IndyCar racer who sustained serious injuries in a horrific crash at Pocono Raceway on Sunday, has died as a result of that accident.

He was 37 years old.

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