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NPR, reported June 21, 2018: Koko The Gorilla Dies; Redrew The Lines Of Animal-Human Communication.
"The Gorilla Foundation is sad to announce the passing of our beloved Koko," the research center says, informing the world about the death of a gorilla who fascinated and elated millions of people with her facility for language.

Koko, who was 46, died in her sleep Tuesday morning, the Gorilla Foundation said. At birth, she was named Hanabi-ko — Japanese for "fireworks child," because she was born at the San Francisco Zoo on the Fourth of July in 1971. She was a western lowland gorilla.
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The Washington Post via PennLive.com, reported May 26, 2018: Alan Bean, Apollo 12 astronaut and fourth person to walk on the moon, dies at 86.
Alan Bean, a NASA astronaut who journeyed into space two times and, as part of the Apollo 12 mission in 1969, became the fourth man to walk on the moon, died May 26 at a hospital in Houston. He was 86.

NASA announced his death, noting that he had fallen ill during two weeks of travel.
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CNN, reported March 13, 2018: Physicist Stephen Hawking has died.
World renowned theoretical physicist, cosmologist, astronomer and mathematician Stephen Hawking has passed away at age 76.
I posted my thoughts about Hawking and his death in R.I.P. Stephen Hawking 1942-2018 at Crazy Eddie's Motie News.
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