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Sam Cooke was a trailblazing artist who played a huge part in shaping the soul and pop scene. Here, we track his short life and career in pictures.
Sam Cooke died on December 11, 1964. After meeting a woman, they ended up at the Hacienda Motel and after an altercation in their room, Cooke went to the motel's office. He reportedly clashed with the motel's manager, and the manager shot Cooke. Cooke died from his injury.
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