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People we lost in 2020

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Reni Santoni (April 21, 1939 – Aug. 1, 2020)

The actor, best known for his roles in “Dirty Harry” (1971) and “Seinfeld” (1994-98), died from natural causes in Los Angeles, California, U.S, at the age of 81. TV writer-producer Tracy Newman, a friend of Santoni, wrote on Facebook, “Those of you who knew him know how funny he was, what a terrific actor, improviser, performer, etc. So brilliant. I loved him very much and will miss him terribly. Another great one is gone.” Santoni had over 100 acting credits to his name.

John Hume (Jan. 18, 1937 – Aug. 3, 2020)

The Nobel Peace laureate died in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. He was 83. “We are deeply saddened to announce that John passed away peacefully in the early hours of the morning after a short illness,” his family said in a statement, while thanking the staff at the Owen Mor nursing home for taking care of Hume in his last days. Hume, who was a founding member and former leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP), shared the coveted Nobel Prize for the Good Friday Agreement in 1998 with Ulster Unionist Party leader David Trimble.

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