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15 Famous Black People Who Passed Away in 2014

Jimmy Ruffin

The voice behind “What Becomes of the Broken Hearted” died in Las Vegas on Nov. 17 at the age of 78. Older brother to Temptations member David Ruffin, Jimmy Ruffin had a 50-year performance career and was with Motown Records during its peak in the 1960s.

Marion Barry

Marion Berry

The civil rights activist and former mayor of Washington, D.C., passed away Nov. 23 at the age of 78.

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