FILE - In this Oct. 18, 1978 file photo author Richard Adams poses for a photograph. The daughter of British author Richard Adams, whose 1972 book "Watership Down" became a classic of children's literature, says her father has died at age 96. Juliet Johnson told The Associated Press on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016 that Adams died on Christmas Eve. (PA Photo via AP)
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Canadian comedian Gordie Tapp, best known as “Cousin Clem,” died Dec. 18, 2016, in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. He was 94. Here, he performs with Robin Yancey.
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Bernard Fox, Elizabeth Montgomery and Dick Sargent on "Bewitched," 1970. Fox, a character actor most famous for his role as Dr. Bombay on "Bewitched," died Dec. 14 at Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys, California, according to publicist Harlan Boll. He was 89.
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 18: Singer and songwriter Leonard Cohen performs at Madison Square Garden on December 18, 2012 in New York City. Cohen, whose career spanned five decades, died at age 82 on November 10, 2016, according to a statement on his official Facebook page. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)
In this Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, file photo, former New York Jets player Dennis Byrd speaks during a halftime ceremony to retire his number during the second half of an NFL football game between the Jets and the Miami Dolphins in East Rutherford, N.J. Byrd, the former NFL defensive lineman whose career was ended by neck injury, was killed Oct. 15, 2016, in a car accident. He was 50. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Byrd, a former college player at Tulsa, was killed in a two-vehicle collision on Oklahoma 88, north of Claremore.
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In an Aug. 8, 2005, file photo, actor and children's book author Tommy Ford and his son T.J. look through a window inscribed with the names of civil rights leaders during a tour of the National Voting Rights Museum in Selma, Ala. Ford, the actor who played Martin Lawrence's best friend Tommy Strawn on the hit '90s sitcom "Martin," has died in Atlanta. He was 52. Family spokeswoman Joy Pervis says Ford died Oct. 12, 2016.