As the world spins into a new year, it does so without the help of many of the leaders, entertainers, athletes and thinkers who got humanity this far. These are some of the newsmakers who were lost in 2021, but will not soon be forgotten. Harry Reid A fighter until the end, former Nevada senator Harry Reid died at 82 on Dec. 28. The former middleweight boxer was a soft-spoken moderate who opposed abortion rights, championed Obamacare, was hard to read on gun control and played hardball with the casino business in his gambling-oriented state. His prowess as a lawmaker came into focus during the Obama administration, when he set his sights on Wall Street after the 2008 economic collapse. After Democrats lost the Senate in 2014, Reid's influence waned, and he decided not to seek reelection in 2016. John Madden John Madden was football. He won a Super Bowl coaching the Oakland Raiders, and then — BOOM! — he became the voice of the NFL for generations, working as a top analyst for CBS, Fox, ABC and NBC. He also changed the way the game is played — literally — when a video game bearing his name hit shelves… Read full this story
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