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Famous people who died within a year of appearing on the cover of Time Magazine

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Aug. 7th, 1933 This Canadian born Academy Award winning actress lasted 342 days
Feb. 3, 1975This first Premier of the People's Republic of China made it another 339 days
Dec. 7, 1998This Japanese businessman only enjoyed 300 more days of his Walkman after sharing the cover
Feb. 10,1961This 3 time Speaker of the House represented Texas for only 279 after his face graced the cover
Jul. 17, 1944This correspondent buddy of Will Rogers only made it 275 more days after his cover
Nov. 16, 1981This one angry actor lived 269 more days before sailing away on the golden pond
May 6, 1935This grandson of Queen Victoria reigned for just 259 more days
Apr. 9, 1945This US General kept his blood and guts intact another 256 days
Sep. 29, 2003250 more days before the Gipper played his last game
Mar. 4, 1957This 'New Look' designer lasted 233 days after he fashionably graced the cover
Dec. 10, 1979This former Iranian royal lived 230 days after his appearance
Jun. 30, 1947The Mahatma resisted just 214 more days before finding peace
Apr. 1, 1935The Louisiana Kingfish denounced the rich for 162 more days
Jan.4, 1963Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli enjoyed his 'Person of the Year' for 150 days
Oct. 6, 1952This Bolshevik architect of The Great Purge died in 150 days
Mar. 10, 1923This 29th President returned to 'normalcy' in 144 days
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Mar. 3, 1980Chief Inspector Dreyfus must have celebrated just 143 days after this English actor appeared
Dec. 2, 1929139 days after the evening darkened over this English poet
Mar. 8, 1926This late Presidents son became Sec. of War but died 139 days after his cover
Feb. 27, 1989This Persian religious leader led with an iran hand for 96 more days
Jun. 26, 1939This genius died 89 days later. How does that make you feel?
Nov. 12, 1923This 28th President could only gaze at his 1919 Nobel Peace Prize for 82 more days
Jan. 6, 1975This Saudi King saw only 78 days before his nephew did him in
Mar. 2, 1925This Massachusetts poetress died 70 days later but won a Pulitzer posthumously
Sep. 5, 2011This Libyan strongman ran but he couldn't hide 45 days later
Jan. 2, 1984Brezhnev's successor last 15 months on the job but only 38 days after sharing his cover
Mar. 15, 1993This controversial Texas religious leader perished 35 days after sharing his appearance
Jun. 13, 1994Kim Jong-un's grandfather had just 25 days of oppression left after this cover
Sep. 4, 1978Albino Luciani passed 24 days after his cover and his papacy was only nine days longer
Jul. 16, 1934This German President died just 16 days later. Oh, the humanity!
May 24, 1968This New York Senator & former Attorney General was killed just 13 days later

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