Famous People Who Died in 1988
View famous people who died in 1988 such as Jean-Michel, Esther Rolle, and Richard Feynman.
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profile name: Roy Orbison profile occupation: Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer
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profile name: Jean-Michel Basquiat profile occupation: Painter
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profile name: Romare Bearden profile occupation: Illustrator, Painter
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profile name: Richard Feynman profile occupation: Academic, Inventor, Physicist
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profile name: Mohammad Zia-ul-Haq profile occupation: Military Leader, World Leader
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