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Famous deaths 2009

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image"><img src="http://cdn.abclocal.go.com/assets/news/global/images/logos/origin-ap.png" alt="AP"></div><span class="caption-text origin-image"><p>FILE - In this Feb. 6, 1990 picture, Singer Luther Vandross, second from left, poses with cast members, from left, Marla Gibbs, Alaina Reed Hall, and Kevin Peter Hall following the taping of a two-part episode of the television series &#34;227&#34; at Sunset-Gower Studios in Los Angeles, Ca. Alaina Reed-Amini, the Broadway star and TV actress best known for her long-running roles on &#34;Sesame Street&#34; and &#34;227,&#34; has died. She was 63. Her publicist said she died Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009 at St. John&#39;s Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif. after a two-year battle with breast cancer. &#40;AP Photo&#47;Julie Markes&#41; (AP Photo&#47;Julie Markes)</p></span></div>
December 30, 2009 1:04:04 PM PST