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One of the greatest players in Major League Baseball history, Henry “Hammerin’ Hank” Aaron, the fabled slugger and second most prolific home run hitter of all time, died Jan. 22, 2021. He was 86 years old.
Men’s, women’s head track coach; athletic director, university Hall of Fame inductee; mentored 5 national champions, 52 All-Americans
Film star Tommy “Tiny” Lister, famous for playing intimidating, but lovable tough guys in films like “Friday,” died Dec. 10 from complications of Covid-19, according to his manager, Cindy Cowan.
Charley Pride, the legendary Dallas-based singer known for his velvet baritone and for breaking the color line in country music, died Dec. 12. He was 86.
Leon Spinks, the audacious snaggletooth heavyweight pugilist from East Louis, Mo., who thrust himself into the limelight after defeating Muhammad Ali in a split decision in 1978, has died. He was 67.