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People pass away every day, but here are three that we found of interest in relation to Los Angeles:

- Tony Mineart, who was the Sr. VP of Circulation for the Los Angeles Newspaper Group, died two weeks ago of pancreatic cancer. Mineart started his newspaper career as a paperboy for the Washington Post and once he got his driver's license became a route driver. His rise up to the executive ranks is a story that dreams and hard work are made of. He was only 47 when he died. Editor & Publisher

- Garry Betty, who was the CEO of Earthlink died yesterday of cancer at 49 years old. In 1982 he won the IBM President's Excellence Award for his work on the original IBM PC, a computer that became popular in businesses. Coincidentally, Betty's boss on the PC project, Don Estridge, also died in his 40s a few years after the computer was released to the public. - AP

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- Frank Campanella, who appeared in over 100 movies and tv shows, died in his San Fernando home on Saturday at age 87. Spanning a career that started in 1949 and continued through 2004, his work in the '70s is what caught our eye, with bit roles in "All in the Family", "Rhoda", "Good Times", "Kojak", "Barnaby Jones", "Maude", "Police Story", and "Chico and the Man", among others. - The Merc