The world also said goodbye to U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a lion of the civil rights movement who died in July.
Other former political figures who died this year include Egypt...
In this 2019 photo provided by Smoke Sessions Records, musician Jimmy Cobb poses for the release of his album "This I Dig of You" in New York City.
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Cornel West explains how black artists like John Coltrane and Sarah Vaughan have helped him understand human suffering -- and how to transcend it