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Dan Toler, a guitarist best known for his run with the Allman Brothers Band in the 1970s and 1980s, has passed away. He was 65 years old.

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The musician died Monday due to complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease. He had been suffering from the illness for two years.

Toler joined the famous group in 1979 and played with it on three albums.

By the end of his life, however, the artist was unable to speak or play his beloved instrument.

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C. Everett Koop, the former surgeon general of the U.S. who started the government’s public discussion of AIDS during the Reagan administration, has died.

He passed away Monday at the age of 96.

Koop

He was by far the best-known surgeon general of his time, and perhaps ever, and for decades after he served, Koop was still a recognized personality.

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Today, February 24, is Steve Jobs' birthday. The visionary Apple co-founder, who died of pancreatic cancer in October 2011, would have turned 58 today.

The man responsible for technology innovations that shape our lives on a daily basis remains as beloved as any figure in the history of American business.

Steve Jobs wasn't merely a creative genius far ahead of his time, but was revered as a dear friend and an inspiring mentor by those who knew him.

He was also a showman who could give a keynote address like no other.

Whether he was introducing the world to a new product idea or discussing ones already created, he turned speeches and interviews into art forms.

Check out the awesome montage of Jobs clips from 1978-2011 above.

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Kenneth Cherry Jr., an aspiring rapper known as Kenny Clutch, was one of the victims in Thursday's fiery predawn Las Vegas shooting and car accident.

His attorney, Vicki Greco, called his death was "shocking." She said:

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"Out of everyone I know in the industry, there is no way I would have expected to find that he was shot on the Las Vegas Strip in such an aggressive manner."

Cherry had two children, she said, and "didn't have a [criminal] record or a history. He was just a good kid trying to make it and be a good father."

Kenny Clutch is from Oakland, Calif., and lived in Las Vegas.

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A shooting and a fiery crash left three dead - including rapper Kenneth Cherry Jr., a.k.a. Kenny Clutch - in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip on Thursday.

Police are scrambled to find out who triggered the carnage as the bloodshed closed the Strip for about a block and a half around some of its biggest draws.

Vegas Scene

Instead of the usual sights of Sin City, tourists reportedly gasped at the tragic sight of a wrecked Maserati, a burned-out taxi and four other vehicles.

One of those killed was Cherry, also known as Kenny Clutch, his attorney Vicki Greco said. Cherry is from Oakland, Calif., and lived in Las Vegas.

Cherry's death was shocking, Greco said.

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Lou Myers, who played Mr. Gaines on A Different World, has died.

Myers passed away on February 19 at Charleston Medical Center in West Virginia after undergoing a heart-related emergency and falling into a coma.

L. Myers

He had previously been hospitalized in December for pneumonia.

A Different World ran from 1987-1993 and was conceived as a spinoff from The Cosby Show, in which the characters attended a historically black university.

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Chicago woman Janay Mcfarlane, 18, was killed the same day her sister sat behind President Barack Obama as he pushed for gun control legislation.

Mcfarlane was shot in the head around 11:30 p.m. Friday in North Chicago. The mother of a 3-month-old boy was visiting friends and family.

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North Chicago police said two people are currently being questioned in connection with Mcfarlane's death, but no charges have been filed.

"I feel like somebody cut a part of my heart out," her mother Angela Blakely said.

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Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss, who recently checked into the intensive care unit at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, has passed away from cancer. He was 80 years old.

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A former aerospace engineer and real estate developer, Buss purchased the Lakers, the NHL's Los Angeles Kings and the Forum from Jack Kent Cooke in 1979.

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Troubled country singer Mindy McCready was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound on Sunday afternoon. She was 37 years old.

Police were called to her Arkansas home and found her on the front porch.

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Dateline NBC's Andrea Canning tweeted, "Just got a call from Mindy McCready's best friend that she shot and killed herself this evening. My heart breaks for her two boys. RIP."

Despite a popular country music career in the 1990s, lately McCready has made headlines ever since for one bizarre incident after another.

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