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Former Senate leader and Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole dead at 98, plus more stars we lost in 2021

Wonderwall Logo By Marisa Laudadio of Wonderwall | Slide 1 of 177: Wonderwall.com is taking a look back at the bold-faced names we lost in 2021, starting with this American icon... Three-time Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole, who spent a quarter of the century in the Senate where he also served as majority leader, died on Dec. 5. "It is with heavy hearts we announce that Senator Robert Joseph Dole died early this morning in his sleep. At his death, at age 98, he had served the United States of America faithfully for 79 years," the Elizabeth Dole Foundation announced on Twitter. The Kansas-born World War II veteran, who earned two Purple Hearts and the Bronze Star for his heroism, never let his significant battle injuries, which left him with limited mobility in his right arm, slow him down. In February 2021, he announced he had stage 4 lung cancer and was beginning treatment.Keep reading to see more stars who died this year...

Wonderwall.com is taking a look back at the bold-faced names we lost in 2021, starting with this American icon... Three-time Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole, who spent a quarter of the century in the Senate where he also served as majority leader, died on Dec. 5. "It is with heavy hearts we announce that Senator Robert Joseph Dole died early this morning in his sleep. At his death, at age 98, he had served the United States of America faithfully for 79 years," the Elizabeth Dole Foundation announced on Twitter. The Kansas-born World War II veteran, who earned two Purple Hearts and the Bronze Star for his heroism, never let his significant battle injuries, which left him with limited mobility in his right arm, slow him down. In February 2021, he announced he had stage 4 lung cancer and was beginning treatment.

Keep reading to see more stars who died this year...

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