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Johnnie Cochran: 1938 - 2005

Former Black Panther Elmer “Geronimo” Pratt, left, is joined by attorney Johnnie Cochran during a sidewalk news conference outside the Second District Court of Appeals in Los Angeles. (Nick Ut / AP)
Attorney Johnnie Cochran makes a summation in the Settles Inquest in 1981. Cochran represented the Settles family. (LAT)
Rapper Sean (Puffy) Combs and attorney Johnnie Cochran attend the Essence Awards. (George De Sota / Getty Images)
Defense attorney Johnnie Cochran Jr. puts on a pair of gloves in this Sept. 27, 1995 photo, at the Los Angeles Criminal Courts Building, to remind the jury in the O.J. Simpson double-murder trial that the gloves Simpson tried on did not fit him. “Remember these words,’' Cochran said. “If it doesn’t fit, you must acquit.’' (Vince Bucci / AP)