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The world lost another language on Jan. 28 when the last speaker of Bo, an ancient tribal dialect, died in the Andaman Islands.

Boa Sr., 85, was a member of the Great Andamese Tribe, people who are thought to have lived in the Bay of Bengal's Andaman Islands for some 65,000 years.

Kitesurfer Stephen Schafer, 38, died Wednesday off the coast of south Florida after being attacked by a group of sharks. The lifeguard who pulled him from the water is a shark bite survivor -- he had been attacked 25 years ago not far from Hutchinson Island, where Schafer was injured.

Daytime soap star Frances Reid, the last original cast member of "Days of Our Lives," died Wednesday at age 95.

And NFL hall of famer Bill Dudley, 88, perhaps the greatest football player to hail from Virginia, died yesterday after suffering a stroke Saturday. He played for the University of Virginia before going on to a career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Detroit Lions and, for a few years, the Redskins.

By Emma Brown  |  February 5, 2010; 11:15 AM ET
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