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'Cowboy' Jack Clement, country music legend, dies at 82

"Cowboy" Jack Clement, 82, who became one of the most influential backstage forces in country and rock music by producing artists ranging from Johnny Cash to U2 and by helping discover performers such as Jerry Lee Lewis and groundbreaking black country star Charley Pride, died of liver cancer on Thursday in Nashville. He was scheduled to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in October.

Cosmo Allegretti, 86, the actor and puppeteer who performed as a menagerie of plush characters on the CBS children's show Captain Kangaroo, died on July 26 in Phoenix. He commanded puppets like Bunny Rabbit and Mr. Moose, and played Dancing Bear and Grandfather Clock.

John Palmer, 77, a longtime NBC News correspondent who was news anchor of Today in the 1980s, died of pulmonary fibrosis on Aug. 3 in Washington. His best-remembered scoop concerned the aborted U.S. mission in 1980 to rescue American hostages in Iran.

Julius L. Chambers, 76, a civil rights lawyer who endured firebombings of his house, office and car in winning case after case against racial segregation, including one that led to a landmark Supreme Court decision allowing forced busing, died of heart disease on Aug. 2 in Charlotte, N.C.

George Duke, 67, a Grammy-winning keyboardist and one of the pioneers of the jazz-fusion movement that merged jazz, rock and funk in the 1960s and '70s, died of chronic lymphocytic leukemia on Monday in Los Angeles. He collaborated with a range of musicians, including Frank Zappa, Miles Davis, Barry Manilow, Dizzy Gillespie, Al Jarreau, Cannonball Adderley, Nancy Wilson and Joe Williams.

John Woodward, 81, who became Britain's most acclaimed naval officer since World War II when he commanded the Royal Navy battle group sent to retake the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic after they were seized by Argentina in 1982, died on Aug. 4 in Bosham, West Sussex.

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