Ian Stewart

It can be hard to reconcile Bob Marley's massive and ongoing influence with the fact that the genre-defining reggae artist was just 36 when he died of cancer in 1981. Marley would have turned 75 this Thursday; to this day, his music accounts for nearly a quarter of the reggae listened to in the United States.

Toni Morrison, Nipsey Hussle, John Paul Stevens – a number of notable people died in 2019. NPR's Weekend Edition wants to highlight the lives of people whose deaths didn't make the headlines, but who lived exceptional lives. Was there a relative, friend, or coworker you lost this year who you think others should know about?

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Over the past few years, Miami native Trenise Bryant has seen her neighborhood, the African-American enclave of Liberty City, start to change. Bryant grew up in one of the area's oldest public housing projects, Liberty Square. Lately, rents have gone up, and Bryant has seen people priced out and forced to move away.

One factor driving this, Bryant says, is climate change.

Every week, Jorge needs to earn $364.08. His handwritten budget is taped to the wall of the windowless shed where he lives in Miami. Inside the tiny space, there's barely enough room for a twin bed and a battered dresser; his kitchen consists of a blender and a microwave. There's no running water, and mosquitoes fly in through the open door.

The little that he earns needs to cover more than just his living expenses — Jorge has diabetes and cancer to manage, and he needs to support his five children back home in Ecuador.

Updated Jan. 25 at 1:22 p.m. ET

A 21-year-old man has been charged with five counts of first-degree murder after police say he opened fire inside a Sebring, Fla., bank on Wednesday afternoon and killed five women.

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