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Friday, January 9, 2009

Bay Area people of note who died in 2008

A restaurateur. A lion keeper. A breast cancer activist. A heroine in the AIDS epidemic.

A nightclub singer, Bayview-Hunters Point community activist, World War II hero and key figure in the Free Speech Movement.

They were among the thousands of people who died in the Bay Area in 2008.

Some were legendary in local history. Others led full lives, but were less well known. All of their lives reflected - and helped shape - the diversity of the Bay Area. read more...

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