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Posts Tagged ‘ Obituaries ’

NJ Senator Lautenberg Dies At Age 89

June 3rd 2013

New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg died early Monday after struggling with health issues in recent months. NBC News confirmed that the 89-year-old Democratic senator – the oldest member of the chamber – passed away from viral pneumonia that had sidelined him from the Senate for much of this year. Lautenberg was first elected to...
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The Doors’ Ray Manzarek Dies At 74

May 21st 2013

The Doors’ founding keyboardist, Ray Manzarek, died in Germany Monday after a long fight with cancer, his publicist said in a statement. He was 74. The artist had been diagnosed with bile duct cancer. The Doors formed in 1965 after Manzarek happened to meet Jim Morrison on California’s Venice Beach. The legendary rock group...
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Argentina’s Former Military Dictator Videla Dies in Jail at 87

May 17th 2013

Videla was serving life imprisonment for human rights violations, including kidnap, torture and murder, during what the dictatorship called “the Dirty War” against opponents. As an army general, Videla led the March 1976 coup that toppled the government of Maria Estela Martinez de Peron. Under the regime, an estimated 30,000 people disappeared, presumed dead,...
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Retired NASCAR Driver Dick Trickle Dies Of Apparent Self-Inflicted Wound

May 17th 2013

Richard “Dick” Trickle — who parlayed a legendary reputation as a short-track driver into a full-time career on stock car racing’s biggest stages in the 1990s — died Thursday of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, a North Carolina sheriff’s office said. He was 71. A Lincoln County dispatcher received a call — believed to...
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TV Personality Joyce Brothers Dies

May 14th 2013

Dr. Joyce Brothers, pioneer of the television advice show, died on Monday of natural causes. Once considered the world’s most famous psychologist, the 85-year-old became famous upon winning TV game show The $64,000 Question in 1955. She later appeared in movies and TV shows, but became a nationwide celebrity as the host of a...
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Visual Effects Master Ray Harryhausen Dead At 92

May 8th 2013

Ray Harryhausen, who thrilled and terrified generations of moviegoers with his monstrous animated creations, has died at the age of 92. The visual effects pioneer, who worked on films including Clash of the Titans and Sinbad, influenced directors from Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson to James Cameron as well as Wallace & Gromit creator...
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Jeff Hanneman Slayer Guitarist Dead At 49

May 3rd 2013

Thrash metal, the uncompromising subgenre of heavy metal which focuses primarily on speed and aggression, was given huge publicity in the 1980s by the California foursome Slayer, whose guitarist Jeff Hanneman has died of liver failure aged 49. Alongside his bandmates, Tom Araya (vocals and bass), Kerry King (guitar) and Dave Lombardo (drums), Hanneman...
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Rapper Chris Kelly, Of Kris Kross, Dies

May 2nd 2013

Chris Kelly, of 1990s rap duo Kris Kross, has died at age 34. Authorities said Kelly was pronounced dead in a hospital in Atlanta, Georgia at approximately 5 p.m. The cause of death has not yet been determined. The duo included Kelly, known as “Mac Daddy,” and Chris Smith, known as “Daddy Mac.” The...
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Country Legend George Jones Dies At 81

April 26th 2013

Country Music Hall of Famer George Jones, a master of sad country ballads whose voice held the bracing power, the sweetness and the burn of an evening’s final pull from a bourbon bottle, has died after an illness that hosptialized him since April 18. He was 81. Jones died Friday at Vanderbilt University Medical...
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Richie Havens, Folk Singer Who Riveted Woodstock, Dies At 72

April 23rd 2013

Richie Havens, who marshaled a craggy voice, a percussive guitar and a soulful sensibility to play his way into musical immortality at Woodstock in 1969, improvising the song “Freedom” on the fly, died on Monday at his home in Jersey City. He was 72. The cause was a heart attack, his agent, Tim Drake,...
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USA Today Founder Allen Neuharth Dead At 89

April 20th 2013

Allen H. Neuharth, who revolutionized American newspapering by founding USA Today with its colorful layouts and concise storytelling that influenced many media empires, died Friday in his home in Cocoa Beach, Florida, the newspaper said. He was 89. “The longtime newspaperman, media executive and columnist died after sustaining injuries in a fall at his...
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Test Tube Baby Pioneer Sir Robert Edwards Dies

April 10th 2013

Britain’s Sir Robert Edwards, the Nobel prize-winning scientist who pioneered the development of test tube babies, has died after a long illness, Cambridge University has announced. Professor Edwards was honoured in 2010 with the prize for medicine for his breakthrough, conceived through in-vitro fertilisation (IVF). ITV News
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Muppets Co-Creator Jane Henson Dies At 78

April 3rd 2013

Puppeteer and philanthropist Jane Henson, the widow of the legendary Jim Henson, died Tuesday at her home in Connecticut. Mrs. Henson, who was the co-creator of the iconic Muppets, passed away following a long battle with cancer, according to a news release from the Jim Henson Foundation. She was 78. CBS New York
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‘One Day At A Time’ Actress Bonnie Franklin Dies At 69

March 2nd 2013

Actress Bonnie Franklin, best known for a playing single mom Ann Romano to two teenage daughters on the long-running CBS sitcom “One Day At A Time,” died this morning. She was 69. Franklin disclosed last year that she had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, Deadline Hollywood reports. obit obituary bonnie franklin entertainment hollywood actress
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Country music star Mindy McCready Dead from self-inflicted gunshot wound

February 18th 2013
Country music star Mindy McCready Dead from self-inflicted gunshot wound

Country music star Mindy McCready was found dead at her home in Arkansas from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound, the local sheriff’s office said in a statement. Read more from CNN
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