Articles: Remembering Those Who Left Us In 2003




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In 2003 we said "good-bye" to many of our favorite celebrities. Their life affirming talents made us laugh, cry, dance and, at times, even evaluate our lives.

These people, with their singular gifts and contributions to the human experience, will never pass this way again.

Benny Carter, 95, Alto saxophonist, composer and jazz legend.

Larry Doby, 78, joined Jackie Robinson in breaking down baseball's color barrier.

Althea Gibson, 76, first African-American to win the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wimbledon and the French

Celia Cruz, 77, Afro-Cuban singer.

Compay Segundo, 95, musican.

Nell Carter, 54, television actress, "Gimme a Break!" and won a Tony in 1978 for "Ain't Misbehavin'."

Barry White, 58. R&B crooner.

Gregory Hines, 57, known as the greatest tap dancer of his generation.

Bobby Bonds, 57, baseball star best known as Barry Bonds father.

Fred Berry, 52, television actor, best know as Rerun on the 1970s TV sitcom ``What's Happening!"

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