Famous People Who Died on May 28
Duke, King / 1894 - 1972
Edward VIII became king of the United Kingdom following the death of his father, George V, but ruled for less than a year. He abdicated the throne in order to marry his lover, Wallis Simpson, thereafter taking the title Duke of Windsor.
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profile name: Audie Murphy profile occupation: Actor
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profile name: Noah Webster profile occupation: Academic, Journalist
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profile name: Gary Coleman profile occupation: Television Actor, Reality Television Star
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profile name: Edward VIII profile occupation: Duke, King
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profile name: Phil Hartman profile occupation: Film Actor, Television Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter
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profile name: Mary Lou Williams profile occupation: Educator, Songwriter, Pianist
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