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Year in review: Deaths

1/4/2011, 7:26 p.m.

        Former President George W. Bush (l) presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to civil rights pioneer Benjamin Hooks during a ceremony held on Nov. 5, 2007 in the East Room of the White House. Hooks, a champion of minorities and the poor, died at the age at 85. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)

        Blessed with a beautiful singing voice, civil rights leader Joseph Warren sang solos in the Boston production of “Black Nativity.” (Lolita Parker Jr. photo)

        Daniel Dennis Sr., a well-known businessman that was inspired by the Civil Rights Movement to become a professional accountant, died at the age of 68. In 1981, he founded and was managing partner of Daniel Dennis and Company LLP, a certified public accounting firm in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. As a CPA, Dennis was an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

        In this 1980 file picture originally provided by NBC, Gary Coleman (l), playing Arnold, talks with Dana Plato, as Kimberly, and Todd Bridges, as Willis, in the “Small Claims” episode of “Diff’rent Strokes.” Coleman, the child star of the smash 1970s TV sitcom “Diff’rent Strokes” whose later career was marred by medical and legal problems, died after suffering a brain hemorrhage. He was 42. (AP Photo/NBC, file)

        Elva Lee Abdal-Khallaq, matriarch of A Nubian Notion, Inc. family died at the age of 96.