Sam Cooke (1931-1964)
Singer, songwriter and entrepreneur Sam Cooke was fatally shot by the manager of the Hacienda Motel in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 33. (Photo: Tumblr)
We have all heard the saying ‘Guns Don’t Kill, People Do’. . . well, actually, it’s the combination of the two. Every year in the U.S., an average of more than 100,000 people are the victims of gun violence. Some survive but many do not. Here are just a few familiar faces and names of folks from different walks of life who did not survive.