2021 deaths

"Rush was a patriot, a defender of Liberty, and someone who believed in all of the greatness our Country stands for. Rush was a friend to myself and millions of Americans—a guiding light with the ability to see the truth and paint vivid pictures over the airwaves," Donald Trump about Limbaugh said in a statement.

Limbaugh was one of the most influential media figures in American history.  "The Rush Limbaugh Show" began in 1988 and evolved into the top-rated program in syndication over the past four decades. The EIB Network show is aired on more than 600 stations, and heard by nearly 30 million people weekly.

The founder of Hustler magazine in the 1970's fought for the right to publish such risque material, citing the first amendment in cases that made it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Flynt's battle was detailed in the Oscar-nominated 1996 film, 'The People vs. Larry Flynt', where he was portrayed by Woody Harrelson.

Former NFL head coach Marty Schottenheimer died Monday night after batting Alzheimer's disease for several years. He was 77. Schottenheimer was moved to a hospice facility near his home in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Jan. 30 after recently suffering a severe health decline. 

Tyson embodied the struggles of African-American women and her performances often demanded mainstream appeal. She played the roles of suppressed women whether that be former slaves, civil rights icons, sharecroppers and mothers with a sense of pride and strength, along with feeling out each character as her own. 

The longtime CNN host of "Larry King Live" for over 25 years was a cultural icon, interviewing thousands of people from U.S. Presidents, world figures, celebrities, athletes, and Hollywood elites. King, recognized by his suspenders and black-rimmed glasses, taped over 6,000 episodes of the show over the years.

An illustrious 23-year career for the 20-time All-Star who hit 755 home runs during that time. Aaron's record stood until Barry Bonds retired with 762 home runs in 2007. However, some baseball historians and record keepers refuse to acknowledge Bonds' record due to his involvement with steroid use throughout his career.