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坚守正义的大法官 约翰·保罗·史蒂文斯

John Paul Stevens, US Supreme Court Justice from 1975 to 2010, died on July 16 at the age of 99. "Stevens died this evening at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, of complications following a stroke he suffered on July 15," the court said in a statement. Chief Justice John Roberts said Stevens "brought to our bench an inimitable blend of kindness, humility, wisdom, and independence. His unrelenting commitment to justice has left us a better nation". Stevens was born in Chicago in 1920, and served in the US Navy from 1941 to 1945. He served as a judge of the US court of appeals for the seventh circuit from 1970 to 1975. Stevens was credited as a prominent liberal voice in the Supreme Court, as he acted to limit the death penalty, establish gay rights, promote racial equality and protect legal abortion.


首位女性黑人诺贝尔文学奖得主 托妮·莫里森

US author Toni Morrison, whose 1987 novel "Beloved" about a runaway slave won a Pulitzer Prize and contributed to a body of work that made her the first black woman to be presented the Nobel Prize in Literature, died at the age of 88. A spokesman for her publishing company announced the death but did not provide an immediate cause. The Washington Post said she died on August 8 at a New York hospital. Morrison was a commercial as well as critical success, drawing praise for writing in a vivid, lyrical style while assessing issues of race, gender and love in American society. "Beloved" was set during the US Civil War and based on the true story of a woman who killed her 2-year-old daughter to spare her from slavery.


法国前总统 雅克·希拉克

Former French president Jacques Chirac died on Sept 26, at the age of 86. The former leader was a centre-right politician who served as head of state from 1995 to 2007. The two-term French president was the first leader to acknowledge France's role in the Holocaust and defiantly opposed the US-led war in Iraq in 2003. French President Emmanuel Macron hailed the former head of state as a "great Frenchman" who had "embodied" France. Chirac was also an important foreign leader with a deep affinity to China. He was passionate about Chinese history and culture. After visiting the Qin Shihuang Terracotta Warriors in Xi'an in 1978, he was greatly stunned and called the place "the eighth world wonder". Chirac left a profound footprint in Sino-French relations. Between the times he assumed and left office as president, he visited China four times, tracking almost half of the country. In the meantime, Sino-French relations kept improving. In 1997, China and France established a comprehensive cooperative partnership, and in 2004, they established a comprehensive strategic partnership.


青年模特兼演员 高以翔

Chinese-Canadian actor and model Godfrey Gao died of sudden cardiac arrest after collapsing while filming a TV reality show "Chase Me" in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, on Nov 27. He was 35. He was treated by medical staff on the spot, and rushed to hospital where he died around three hours later. "We are shocked and saddened" by the incident, his management company JetStar Entertainment said. Born in 1984 in Taiwan, Gao grew up in Canada. He first caught the public eye as a fashion model. In 2011, Gao became the first Asian model to be signed by Louis Vuitton, and starred alongside Lena Headey and Lily Collins in the 2013 film "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones." He became popular in 2016 when he starred in "Remembering Lichuan", a television adaptation of a romance novel.



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