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  • John Guillermin, ‘Towering Inferno’ Director, Dies at 89

    10/02/2015 9:29:37 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 1, 2015 | Daniel E. Slotnik
    John Guillermin, a prolific British director best known for blockbusters like the 1974 disaster movie “The Towering Inferno” and the 1976 remake of “King Kong,” died on Sunday at his home in Topanga, Calif. He was 89. The cause was a heart attack, his wife, Mary Guillermin, said. In addition to big-budget extravaganzas, Mr. Guillermin (the name is French, but he pronounced it GILL-er-min) directed a raft of films in various genres from the end of the 1940s until he retired from filmmaking in the 1980s.
  • “Sea Cruise” Singer Frankie Ford Has Died

    09/30/2015 2:35:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    WWLP ^ | September 30, 2015 | JANET McCONNAUGHEY
    Ford was 76 years old, had been ill for quite some timeFrankie Ford, a rock ‘n’ roll and rhythm and blues singer whose 1959 hit “Sea Cruise” brought him international fame when he was 19, is dead at the age of 76. Ford died Monday of natural causes, according to the Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, coroner’s office. “He was a great guy. He had the best voice in rock and roll,” said Mike Shepherd, a friend of Ford’s and head of the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame, which inducted Ford in 2010.
  • Leading jazz alto saxophonist Phil Woods dies at age 83

    09/30/2015 10:31:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 30, 2015 1:23 PM EDT | Charles J. Gans
    Phil Woods, a leading alto saxophonist in mainstream jazz for more than 60 years whose piercing solos could also be heard on hit records by Billy Joel and Paul Simon, has died. He was 83. […] Woods grew up in the Swing Era where his early influences included alto saxophonists Benny Carter and Johnny Hodges. He made his name as a fiery disciple of bebop pioneer Charlie “Bird” Parker, earning the nickname “the new Bird” after Parker’s untimely death in 1955. He was married to Parker’s widow, Chan, for 17 years. Woods released more than 50 albums as a leader...
  • Yogi Berra passes away; HOF legend was 90

    09/22/2015 11:29:17 PM PDT · by musicman · 173 replies ^ | September 23, 2015 | Marty Noble
    <p>Just saw on MLB.TV that Yogi Berra has passed away at age 90.</p>
  • Jack Larson, a Playwright Better Known as Jimmy Olsen in ‘Superman,’ Dies at 87

    09/21/2015 10:29:36 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 53 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 21, 2015 | Anita Gates
    Jack Larson, the playwright and librettist who, as he often predicted with good-natured resignation, will be remembered best as the actor who played the cub reporter Jimmy Olsen on the television series “Adventures of Superman,” died on Sunday at his home in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles. He was 87.
  • Obituary - David Willcocks - Choirmaster

    09/20/2015 11:52:21 AM PDT · by tellw · 13 replies
    Choirmaster who redefined the sound of British choral music and once played the piano under heavy shell fire in Normandy Sir David Willcocks, who has died aged 95, was the most influential choirmaster of his generation, spending 17 years as director of music at King’s College, Cambridge, and 38 years in charge of the Bach Choir. He was a man of immense courage in both musical and military fields, earning an immediate MC during his war service in Normandy. Throughout his long career Willcocks was at the centre of British choral music, moulding voices and raising standards. He injected it...
  • Jackie Collins Has Died of Breast Cancer at 77

    09/19/2015 5:41:15 PM PDT · by windcliff · 17 replies ^ | 9-19-15 | Elizabeth Leonard
    Jackie Collins, the beloved best-selling novelist, has died, PEOPLE has exclusively learned. "It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the death of our beautiful, dynamic and one of a kind mother, Jackie Collins, who died of breast cancer today," the Collins family tells PEOPLE in a statement. "She lived a wonderfully full life and was adored by her family, friends and the millions of readers who she has been entertaining for over 4 decades. She was a true inspiration, a trail blazer for women in fiction and a creative force. She will live on through her characters but we...
  • Marmaduke’s Brad Anderson dead at 91

    09/14/2015 6:39:14 PM PDT · by Ge0ffrey · 37 replies
    Dunkirk Observer Today ^ | 9/8/2015 | Greg Fox
    PORTLAND - Nationally recognized cartoonist Brad Anderson - who called the town of Portland his home for a good portion of his life - has sadly drawn his loveable and exuberant Great Dane for the last time. Anderson died unexpectedly on Aug. 30 at the age of 91, according to a Saturday statement on the National Cartoonists Society's website. He is best known for creating the enduring comic strip "Marmaduke," which is syndicated by Universal Uclick in over 500 newspapers in 10 countries, including the OBSERVER. "He really liked to talk to people and his heart was here in the...
  • Moses Malone, basketball player who excelled at the offensive rebound, dies at 60

    09/13/2015 11:37:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/13/2015
    Moses Malone, a three-time NBA MVP and one of basketball’s most ferocious rebounders, died Sept. 13 at a hotel in Norfolk, Va. He was 60. Det. Jeffrey Scott of the police department in Norfolk confirmed the death and said there was no indication of foul play. Mr. Malone’s body was discovered when he failed to report to a celebrity golf tournament in which he was scheduled to play. A 6-foot-10 center who made the leap right from high school to the pros, he was nicknamed the “Chairman of the Boards” and was the NBA’s career leader in offensive rebounds. He...
  • Dickie Moore, Child Actor Known for a Screen Kiss, Dies at 89 (little rascals)

    09/10/2015 9:50:03 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 31 replies ^ | september 10, 2015 | bruce weber
    Dick Moore, a public relations executive who was known as Dickie when he was a Hollywood child star, playing the movies’ first talking Oliver Twist and later giving Shirley Temple her first on-screen kiss, died on Monday in Connecticut. He was 89. Helene Feldman, who works for his company, Dick Moore & Associates, confirmed the death but said she was not sure where it had occurred. Mr. Moore lived in Wilton, Conn. Mr. Moore was not yet a year old and evidently cute as a button when he made his movie debut in the 1927 silent feature “The Beloved Rogue,” which...
  • Wayne W. Dyer, Prolific Author of Self-Help Books, Dies at 75

    09/07/2015 10:20:55 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 31, 2015 | Bruce Weberaug
    Dr. Wayne Dyer spoke at the I Can Do It conference in Denver this year. By 1977, he was giving what he called lecture concerts. Credit Hay House
  • Judy Carne, Rowan and Martin Laugh-in's "sock it to me" girl, has died at aged 76.

    09/07/2015 12:08:40 PM PDT · by PallMal · 57 replies
    The Telegraph Online ^ | Sept 7, 2015 | Obituary
    Judy Carne, who has died aged 76, was a bouncy, auburn-haired British actress who won overnight fame in the 1960s as the Sock It To Me girl...
  • Martin Milner Dies: ‘Adam-12’ & ‘Route 66’ Star Was 83

    09/07/2015 11:19:47 AM PDT · by windcliff · 140 replies ^ | 9-7-15 | Erik Pederson
    Martin Milner, the veteran actor best known for starring in the popular TV dramas Adam-12 and Route 66, has died. He was 83. The Los Angeles Police Department’s communications office confirmed his death in an Instagram post referring to his Adam-12 character that reads, “Pete Malloy, you are end of watch”:
  • Jean Darling, silent movie Our Gang member, has died

    09/06/2015 6:33:45 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 81 replies ^ | september 6, 2015 | james l. neibaur
    Jean Darling, one of the last surviving members of the silent movie Our Gang comedies, has died. Her death was reported on Sunday September 6 on social media sites by her friends. She had turned 93 years old only two weeks earlier. Our Gang were also called Hal Roach's Rascals. The series was known as The Little Rascals on television. In its long history, from the 1920s into the 1940s, the Our Gang roster changed a lot, with some notable members including Jackie Cooper, Farina Hoskins, Stymie Beard, Spanky McFarland, Darla Hood, and Alfalfa Switzer. Jean Darling joined Our Gang in...
  • Rico Rodriguez : The Specials' Trombonist Dies Aged 80

    09/05/2015 2:51:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Rico Rodriguez was a ska and reggae musician who played with the band on songs including the 1979 hit A Message to You Rudy. The Specials announced his death in a tweet on Friday. It said: "Our dear friend Rico passed away today. We offer out deepest condolences to his family. His legacy will go on forever. RIP dear Rico" SNIP He worked with many different musicians and producers during a lengthy career, including Prince Buster, Karl Pitterson and Jools Holland in his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra. SNIP
  • Dean Jones, star of 'Love Bug' and other Disney films, dies at 84

    09/03/2015 1:52:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies ^ | September 2, 2015 | By Todd Leopold, CNN
    (CNN)Dean Jones, the go-to Disney actor whose films included "The Love Bug," "The Million Dollar Duck," "That Darn Cat!" and "The Shaggy D.A.," died Tuesday, according to his publicist. Jones was 84. The cause of death was Parkinson's disease, according to publicist Richard Hoffman. Jones made his film debut in 1956's "Somebody Up There Likes Me," which starred Paul Newman as boxer Rocky Graziano. The next year he appeared in the Elvis Presley movie "Jailhouse Rock." He also starred on Broadway in such works as "There Was a Little Girl," with Jane Fonda, and the hit "Under the Yum-Yum Tree,"...
  • Ruth Newman, 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Survivor, Dies at 113

    09/02/2015 8:48:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Sep 2, 2015
    Only one known survivor remains: 109-year-old William Del Monte, who was 3 months old when the quake hitRuth Newman, one of only two known remaining survivors of the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 that shook the city and the surrounding area, has died. She was 113. Family members say Newman passed away July 29 at her home in Pebble Beach, California, the coastal town where she and her late husband moved to after living in Pacific Grove. Newman was 5 years old when the quake struck, shaking her home in a Healdsburg ranch about 70 miles north of...
  • Dean Jones, star of 'Love Bug' and other Disney films, dies at 84

    09/02/2015 5:28:09 PM PDT · by massmike · 28 replies ^ | 09/02/2015 | Todd Leopold
    Dean Jones, the go-to Disney actor whose films included "The Love Bug," "The Million Dollar Duck," "That Darn Cat!" and "The Shaggy D.A.," died Tuesday, according to his publicist. Jones was 84. The cause of death was Parkinson's disease, according to publicist Richard Hoffman. Jones made his film debut in 1956's "Somebody Up There Likes Me," which starred Paul Newman as boxer Rocky Graziano. The next year he appeared in the Elvis Presley movie "Jailhouse Rock." He also starred on Broadway in such works as "There Was a Little Girl," with Jane Fonda, and the hit "Under the Yum-Yum Tree,"...
  • Dean Jones, ‘The Love Bug’ Star, Dies at 84

    09/02/2015 2:04:15 PM PDT · by Borges · 57 replies
    Variety ^ | 9/2/2015 | Alex Stedman
    Actor Dean Jones, best known for his acting work in such Disney films as “The Love Bug” and “That Darn Cat,” died of Parkinson’s disease Tuesday in Los Angeles. He was 84. In addition to his appearances in films such as “Under the Yum-Yum Tree,” “The Shaggy D.A.,” “The Million Dollar Duck,” “Snowball Express,” “Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo” and “Beethoven,” Jones also had roles in five Broadway shows and appeared in numerous television series and specials. He appeared in 46 films over the course of his career. The actor made his Broadway debut in “There Was a Little Girl”...
  • Obituaries for WDBJ7 Reporters Alison Parker and Adam Ward

    08/31/2015 8:14:45 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | August 29, 2015 | Staff
    Parker, Alison Bailey posted 2 days ago August 29th, 2015 Alison Bailey Parker, loved by everyone who knew her, was taken from us at the age of 24 on August 26, 2015. Born in Annapolis, Md., Alison grew up in Collinsville, and graduated from Martinsville High School in 2009. Her many accomplishments included Piedmont District Swimmer of the Year award, Big M Trophy recipient, and a member of the jazz and concert bands where she played both trumpet and French horn. As a student at the Piedmont Governor's School for Math, Science and Technology, she was a member of the...
  • Wes Craven, ‘Scream’ and ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ Director, Dies at 76

    08/30/2015 6:33:30 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 42 replies
    Variety ^ | August 30, 2015
    Legendary horror director Wes Craven, known for the “Scream” films, “Nightmare on Elm Street” and more, has died of brain cancer. He was 76.
  • Requesting Loved Ones Not Vote For Hillary in Obituaries Is Becoming A Thing

    08/29/2015 1:44:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | August 29, 2015 | Leah Barkoukis
    Hillary Clinton is so unpopular among some older voters that their last dying wish, literally, is that their loved ones do not vote for the former secretary of state. Since Hillary launched her campaign, at least three people have requested in their obituaries that in lieu of flowers, their loved ones give their vote to anyone but Hillary on Election Day. The Washington Free Beacon reports: An Arkansas man has requested in his obituary that loved ones do not vote for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, making him at least the third individual to do so since Clinton launched...
  • Dust Covered Woman from Iconic 9-11 Photograph Dies of Cancer

    08/26/2015 8:09:05 PM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 16 replies
    yahoo news AFP ^ | 8-26-15 | Olivia Hampton
    Washington (AFP) - A survivor of the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York who was featured in one of the most haunting photographs of the outrage has died of stomach cancer. She was 42. The family of Marcy Borders first announced her death Monday on Facebook.
  • Marcy Borders, survivor known as 'Dust Lady' in iconic 9/11 photo, dies at 42

    08/26/2015 6:34:57 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | Wed August 26, 2015 | David Shortell
    Many remember the haunting photograph: A woman wearing business attire and pearls is covered head-to-toe in white dust, her hands held out helplessly before her, as she makes her way out of the World Trade Center's damaged North Tower on September 11, 2001. She survived that day, getting out before both towers of the trade center crumbled and killed 2,753 people in the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil. But the woman in the photos, known to most as the "Dust Lady," died Tuesday, her family said. Marcy Borders was 42.
  • 9/11 ‘Dust Lady’ Marcy Borders, featured in haunting photo, dies of cancer

    08/26/2015 7:12:29 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 26, 2015 | J. Freedom du Lac
    When the World Trade Center’s South Tower collapsed, just before 10 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2001, photographer Stan Honda was in lower Manhattan, taking pictures of the incomprehensible scene.
  • The 'dust lady' of 9/11 dies: (truncated)

    08/26/2015 5:07:23 AM PDT · by csvset · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 25, 2015 | Joel Christie and Jeff Maysh
    The 'dust lady' of 9/11 dies: Iconic survivor Marcy Borders, 42, succumbs to stomach cancer which she blamed on ash from the Twin Towers attack Marcy Borders was a 28-year-old Bank of America worker when she fled the 81st floor of 1 World Trade Center after the first plane struckShe was on the ground when the second plane hit on September 11, 2001AFP photographer Stan Honda took a photo of her running for safetyBorders became known as 'dust lady' and her picture became iconicShe fell into a spiral of depression and addiction but became sober in 2011In August 2014 Borders was...
  • 9/11 'Dust Lady' Marcy Borders dies after battle with stomach cancer

    08/25/2015 3:20:05 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 41 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | August 25, 2015
    BAYONNE -- After a yearlong battle with stomach cancer, Marcy Borders -- the woman known as the "Dust Lady" from the iconic photo taken of her as she escaped from the Twin Towers on Sept. 11 -- has died, according to Facebook posts by multiple family members. Michael Borders, Marcy Borders' brother, said in a Facebook post at 11:22 a.m. yesterday that he needed everyone to pray for her, before posting about 12 hours later: "I can't believe my sister is gone."
  • Martin Bernal, ‘Black Athena’ Scholar, Dies at 76

    06/23/2013 7:54:33 AM PDT · by Borges · 17 replies
    NYT ^ | 6/22/2013 | PAUL VITELLO
    Martin Bernal, whose three-volume work “Black Athena” ignited an academic debate by arguing that the African and Semitic lineage of Western civilization had been scrubbed from the record of ancient Greece by 18th- and 19th-century historians steeped in the racism of their times, died on June 9 in Cambridge, England. He was 76. The cause was complications of myelofibrosis, a bone marrow disorder, said his wife, Leslie Miller-Bernal. “Black Athena” opened a new front in the warfare over cultural diversity already raging on American campuses in the 1980s and ’90s. The first volume, published in 1987 — the same year...
  • IndyCar driver Justin Wilson has died of head injuries suffered yesterday

    08/24/2015 6:13:05 PM PDT · by arbitrary.squid · 95 replies
    ABC Sports ^ | 9:03 p.m. EDT August 24, 2015 | JENNA FRYER
    <p>INDIANAPOLIS -- IndyCar driver Justin Wilson has died from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris struck him at Pocono Raceway. He was 37.</p> <p>IndyCar made the announcement on Monday night at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.</p>
  • WW II fighter ace Fritz Payne dies; shot down 6 warplanes during Guadalcanal

    08/19/2015 7:20:54 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/18/15 | AP
    <p>Frederick R. "Fritz" Payne, a World War II fighter ace who left his mark on aviation and wartime history by shooting down six Japanese warplanes during the Battle of Guadalcanal, a bloody, months-long confrontation that helped change the course of the war, has died at age 104.</p>
  • Batman’ Actress Yvonne Craig Passes Away–Cancer Claims Original ‘Batgirl’ As Its Latest Victim

    08/19/2015 2:28:15 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 26 replies
    Inquisitir ^ | August 19, 2015
    Yvonne Craig, the actress most well known for bringing to life the role of Batgirl in the 1960s Batman series, has passed away due to complications from cancer. Craig was 78-years-old.
  • Julian Bond, civil rights leader and former NAACP chairman, dies at 75

    08/16/2015 2:04:22 AM PDT · by Greg123456 · 42 replies
    USA Today ^ | Faith Karimi, CNN
    ulian Bond, a civil rights leader and former board chairman of the NAACP, has died. He was 75. Bond died Saturday night after a brief illness in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which he served as founding president in the 1970s.
  • Frank Gifford, New York Giants legend and husband to Kathy Lee Gifford, dead at 84

    08/09/2015 11:59:08 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 94 replies
    Legendary New York Giants star Frank Gifford, the pro Football Hall of Famer who transferred smoothly to the announcers’ booth after retiring, died Sunday morning. He was 84.
  • Tyler Drumheller, CIA officer who exposed U.S. reliance on discredited Iraq source ‘Curveball,’

    08/08/2015 9:40:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    WaPo ^ | 8/6/15 | Greg Miller
    Tyler S. Drumheller, a high-level CIA officer who publicly battled agency leaders over one of the most outlandish claims in the U.S. case for war with Iraq, died Aug. 2 at a hospital in Fairfax County. He was 63. The cause was complications from pancreatic cancer, said his wife, Linda Drumheller. Mr. Drumheller held posts in Africa and Europe over a 26-year career during which the CIA’s focus shifted from the Cold War to terrorist threats. He rose to prominent positions at CIA headquarters, serving as chief of the European division at a time when the agency was abducting al-Qaeda...
  • Robert Conquest, Historian Who Documented Soviet Horrors, Dies at 98

    08/05/2015 7:10:00 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | 4th August 2015 | William Grimes
    'Robert Conquest, a historian whose landmark studies of the Stalinist purges and the Ukrainian famine of the 1930s documented the horrors perpetrated by the Soviet regime against its own citizens, died on Monday in Stanford, Calif. He was 98. His wife, the former Elizabeth Neece, said the cause was pneumonia. Mr. Conquest, a poet and science-fiction buff, turned to the study of the Soviet Union in the mid-1950s out of dissatisfaction with the quality of analysis he saw at the British Foreign Office, where he worked after World War II in the Information Research Department, a semi-secret office responsible for...
  • Robert Conquest, Seminal Historian of Soviet Misrule, Dies at 98

    08/04/2015 1:58:43 PM PDT · by Borges · 17 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/4/2015 | BRENDA CRONIN And ALAN CULLISON
    Robert Conquest, an Anglo-American historian whose works on the terror and privation under Joseph Stalin made him the pre-eminent Western chronicler of the horrors of Soviet rule, died Monday in Palo Alto, Calif. He was 98 years old. Mr. Conquest’s master work, “The Great Terror,” was the first detailed account of the Stalinist purges from 1937 to 1939. He estimated that under Stalin, 20 million people perished from famines, Soviet labor camps and executions—a toll that eclipsed that of the Holocaust. Writing at the height of the Cold War in 1968, when sources about the Soviet Union were scarce, Mr....
  • Robert Conquest, Seminal Historian of Soviet Misrule, Dies at 98

    08/05/2015 10:10:25 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug. 4, 2015 | BRENDA CRONIN And ALAN CULLISON
    Anglo-American historian and poet who chronicled Stalin’s excesses dies in Palo Alto, Calif.Robert Conquest, an Anglo-American historian whose works on the terror and privation under Joseph Stalin made him the pre-eminent Western chronicler of the horrors of Soviet rule, died Monday in Palo Alto, Calif. He was 98 years old. Mr. Conquest’s master work, “The Great Terror,” was the first detailed account of the Stalinist purges from 1937 to 1939. He estimated that under Stalin, 20 million people perished from famines, Soviet labor camps and executions—a toll that eclipsed that of the Holocaust. Writing at the height of the...
  • New Zealander who was last WWII 'Dambuster' pilot dies at 96

    08/04/2015 11:45:25 AM PDT · by DemforBush · 17 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/4/15 | Nick Perry
    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A New Zealander who was the last surviving pilot from the specialized World War II "Dambuster" mission targeting German infrastructure died Tuesday. Les Munro was 96...
  • Cilla Black dead: Legendary TV presenter and singing star dies

    08/02/2015 6:28:10 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 29 replies
    Daily Mirror (UK) ^ | August 2 | Gerard Couzens, Halina Watts & Claire Rutter
    Showbiz legend Cilla, who also had two number one singles at the start of a career stretching over 50 years, died in Spain.... She was championed by The Beatles and enjoyed eleven top ten hits including chart-toppers Anyone Who Had a Heart and You're My World.
  • Lynn Anderson, singer of 'Rose Garden,' dies in Nashville

    07/31/2015 7:00:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 46 replies ^ | July 31, 2015 | KRISTIN M. HALL
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Lynn Anderson, whose strong, husky voice carried her to the top of the charts with "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden," has died. She was 67. A statement from the family said she passed away at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, on Thursday. Her publicist said the cause of death was cardiac arrest. Anderson first soaked up the national spotlight as a young singer on "The Lawrence Welk Show" between 1967 and 1969. Although she was signed to an independent label, the exposure helped her nab a deal with Columbia Records in Nashville....
  • Pro wrestler Roddy Piper dead at 61: report

    07/31/2015 3:20:58 PM PDT · by dennisw · 66 replies
    .nydailynews. ^ | July 31, 2015, 6:18 PM
    Legendary wrestling champion Roddy Piper has reportedly died at the age of 61. The WWE Hall of Famer died in his Hollywood, Calif. home of natural causes, TMZ reported. Piper had been diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 2006 but last fall said that he was cancer free. Former professional wrestlers Ric Flair watches from outside the ring as WWE Superstar Chris Jericho gets pummeled on the ropes by Piper in 2009. Previous Next HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 5: (L-R) Former professional wrestlers Ric Flair (seen outside the ring) looks on as WWE Superstar Chris Jericho gets pummeled on the ropes...
  • True crime author Ann Rule dead at 83

    07/27/2015 4:13:55 PM PDT · by stylecouncilor · 12 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 27, 2015 | CBS News/AP
    SEATTLE -- True crime writer Ann Rule, who wrote more than 30 books, including a profile of her former co-worker, serial killer Ted Bundy, has died at 83. Rule died at Highline Medical Center, south of Seattle, at 10:30 p.m. Sunday, said Scott Thompson, a spokesman for CHI Franciscan Health. Rule's daughter, Leslie Rule, said on Facebook that her mother had many health issues, including congestive heart failure. "My mom died peacefully last night," Leslie Rule wrote. "She got to see all of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren." Ann Rule's first book, "The Stranger Beside Me," profiled Bundy, whom...
  • Pianist Ivan Moravec has died

    07/27/2015 12:14:19 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 3 replies
    Gramophone ^ | July 27, 2015 | James Jolly
    Born November 9, 1930; died July 27, 2015 Born in Prague, Ivan Moravec enjoyed a loyal following among piano buffs thanks to his recordings and relatively rare concert appearances.
  • Breaking News: Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, dies at 22

    07/26/2015 6:26:23 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 83 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 26, 2015
    This story just breaking.
  • Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston, has died

    07/26/2015 10:25:26 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 29 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | July 27, 2015 | By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr.
    DULUTH, Ga. (AP)--The brief, chaotic life of Bobbi Kristina Brown was never really her own. Born and raised in the shadow of fame and litigation, shattered by the loss of her mother, Whitney Houston, Bobbi Kristina was overwhelmed by the achievements and demons of others before she could begin to figure out who she was. Her demise was the most awful inheritance of all. Bobbi Kristina died on Sunday at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, Georgia, about six months after she was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub in the suburban Atlanta townhome she shared with Nick Gordon, the...
  • Bobbi Kristina Brown Dies at Age 22

    07/26/2015 9:31:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 26, 2015 | Joe Tacopino
    Bobbi Kristina Brown, the tragic daughter of legendary artist Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown, died on Sunday at a hospice center in Georgia, a report said. “She is finally at peace in the arms of God,” the Houston family told Entertainment Tonight on Sunday night. It’s been six months since the 22-year-old Brown had been found unresponsive in the bathtub of her Georgia home.
  • First female external affairs minister, Flora MacDonald, dead at age 89

    07/26/2015 11:50:01 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 8 replies
    National Post ^ | July 26, 2015
    OTTAWA — Flora MacDonald, who served as a senior cabinet member in two Conservative federal governments and made a run for the party’s leadership in 1976, has died. She was 89. MacDonald’s long-time executive assistant Margit Herrman says MacDonald died in Ottawa this morning — the cause of death was not immediately available. MacDonald was the first woman to hold the foreign affairs portfolio in Joe Clark’s government from 1979 to 1980. She was heading the department during the Iranian hostage crisis when Canadian diplomats gave shelter to six Americans who escaped capture when their embassy was overrun.
  • Jeannette Cathy, wife of Chick-fil-A founder, dead at 92

    07/23/2015 5:33:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 23, 2015 2:42 PM EDT
    Chick-fil-A officials say Jeannette McNeil Cathy, the wife of the restaurant chain's late founder, Truett Cathy, has died at age 92. Officials said in a release that Cathy was surrounded by family when she died Wednesday night at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital. Officials say Jeannette Cathy attended New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and married Truett Cathy in 1948. The two met when she was 8 years old. …
  • Theodore Bikel, R.I.P.

    07/22/2015 11:34:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Actor and musician Theodore Bikel passed away yesterday of natural causes at the age of 91. Bikel is best known for playing Tevye in the Broadway classic Fiddler on the Roof. In addition to Fiddler on the Roof, Bikel also starred as Captain von Trapp in the original Broadway production of The Sound of Music. The Austrian-born Bikel’s career spanned six decades and appeared in such films as The African Queen with Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn and The Defiant Ones with Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier. Bikel would receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his...
  • Chicago Sinfonietta founder Paul Freeman (1936-2015)

    07/22/2015 8:56:45 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 3 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | July 22, 2015 | Hedy Weiss
    Maestro Paul Freeman who, for 24 years was the Music Director of the Chicago Sinfonietta – a post he held since his founding of the orchestra in 1987 – died Tuesday night, July 21. He was 79 and, according to a statement issued by the orchestra, he had been fighting a number of physical challenges over the last few years.