It was another rough year for farewells in Los Angeles, where frequently there's truth to that old cliche that nothing here is ever permanent.
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Here's my own brief look at some of the more notable celebrity deaths of 2009. As always, they fall into two categories: "The Good Riddance List" and "The Folks We'll Miss List."
Army Archerd's death leaves Hollywood reduced in integrity, decency, professionalism and sheer love of hometown. Last summer I was fortunate to do a profile of him, which is here in loving memoriam.
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