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Dr. Robert N. Butler, an expert in geriatric medicine who won a Pulitzer Prize in the 1970s for his nonfiction book "Why Survive? Growing Old in America," died July 5 July 4 in New York City of complications from leukemia. He was 83.

Former Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks hockey player Robert Probert, 45, died July 5 after experiencing chest pains while boating on Lake St. Clair on the border of Ontario and Michigan. In his 16-season career, Mr. Probert was well known for his fists -- he logged 3,300 minutes in the penalty box, making him 6th in the NHL for time served.

Italian bass singer Cesare Siepi, 87, who sang with the Metropolitan Opera for more than two decades, died July 5 in Atlanta after a stroke.

Here, he sings in a performance televised in 1957:

By Emma Brown  |  July 6, 2010; 10:29 AM ET
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