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Mal Peet (2015)
The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Mal Peet, an irreverent, award-winning British writer of books for children and young adults, has died aged 67.Peet's agent, Peter Cox, said the writer died Monday. He had been diagnosed with cancer several months ago.Peet wrote young-adult novels, as well as educational children's books co-authored with his wife Elspeth Graham. He won the 2005 Carnegie Medal...
Jeff McKnight , 52 (1963 - 2015)
The Associated PressBEE BRANCH, Ark. (AP) — Jeff McKnight, a versatile player who spent six seasons with the New York Mets and Baltimore Orioles, has died. He was 52.McKnight's family told the Mets that McKnight died Sunday after having leukemia for 10 years. His father, Jim, who briefly played for the Chicago Cubs in the early 1960s, was born in Bee Branch.Jeff McKnight made his big league...
Gordie Gillespie, 88 (1926 - 2015)
The Associated PressJOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Gordie Gillespie, one of the winningest coaches in college baseball history who also had success coaching football and basketball, has died. He was 88.The University of St. Francis said Gillespie died Saturday night at his home in Joliet. He spent a quarter-century of his 59-year career as the baseball coach at the NAIA school.Gillespie had 2,402 wins in...
Claude Dilain, 66 (1948 - 2015)
The Associated PressPARIS (AP) — Claude Dilain, a Socialist politician who became a leading advocate for France's most troubled and impoverished neighborhoods as mayor of a town at the heart of three weeks of rioting in 2005, has died, officials said. He was 66.He died at a Paris hospital of complications from a recent heart attack, said Lamya Monkachi, an adviser to Dilain when he was mayor of...
Dave Mackay, 80 (1934 - 2015)
The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Dave Mackay, a former Tottenham captain who also won the English league and FA Cup double with the club in 1961, has died. He was 80.Tottenham announced Mackay's death late Monday, but did not give a cause.Mackay joined Tottenham in 1959 from Scottish club Hearts and became "one of the most influential players of his era," Tottenham said on its website.Mackay...
Ezra Laderman, 90 (1924 - 2015)
The Associated PressNEW HAVEN, Connecticut (AP) — Ezra Laderman, a classical music composer whose works ranged from symphonies to operas to music for Academy Award-winning films, has died. He was...
Deedee Corradini, 70 (1944 - 2015)
The Associated PressSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Deedee Corradini, the only female mayor in the history of Salt Lake City who helped bring the Winter Olympics to Utah, has died. She was 70.Corradini died...
Charmayne "Maxee" Maxwell, 46 (1969 - 2015)
The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Maxee Maxwell, a member of the 1990s girl group Brownstone — best known for the hit "If You Love Me" — has died after cutting herself in a fall at...
Minnie Minoso, 89 (1925 - 2015)
By JAY COHEN, The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — When Minnie Minoso broke into major league baseball, the "Cuban Comet" was part of a wave of black players who changed the game forever. By the...
Leonard Nimoy, 83 (1931 - 2015)
By DERRIK J. LANG, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leonard Nimoy didn't just leave a lasting impression on the science-fiction genre, he also left his mark on science itself. Seth...
Anthony Mason, 48 (1966 - 2015)
By RICK FREEMAN, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Mason, the rugged power forward who was a defensive force in the NBA from the 1990s into the early 21st century, has died. He was 48.New...
The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, 97 (1917 - 2015)
By TOM COYNE, The Associated Press SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh transformed the University of Notre Dame into a school known almost as much for academics as for football,...
John Shurr (2015)
The Associated PressCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — John Shurr, a longtime journalist and open government advocate who was The Associated Press' bureau chief in South Carolina for 20 years, has died. He was...
Christian Welp, 51 (1964 - 2015)
The Associated PressSEATTLE (AP) — Christian Welp, the 7-foot (2.13-meter) German center who holds the University of Washington's career scoring record and played three seasons in the NBA, has died...
Natalia Revuelta Clews, 89 (1925 - 2015)
By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ, The Associated PressHAVANA (AP) — Natalia Revuelta Clews, the Cuban socialite who emptied her bank account and sold her diamond jewelry to support Fidel Castro when he was a...
Yasar Kemal (2015)
By SUZAN FRASER, The Associated PressANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Yasar Kemal, one of Turkey's best-known novelists with worldwide readership, has died, his doctor said on Saturday. He was 91.Kemal died...
John B. Fairchild (2015)
The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — John B. Fairchild, who took Women's Wear Daily from dry fashion trade publication to an international industry force, died Friday at his Manhattan home after a...
Oscar Diaz, 32 (1982 - 2015)
The Associated PressSAN ANTONIO (AP) — Oscar Diaz, a former welterweight boxing contender whose career ended when he sustained a debilitating brain injury in a fight nearly seven years ago, has...
Robert Benmosche, 70 (1944 - 2015)
By MARLEY JAY, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Former AIG President and CEO Robert Benmosche, who led the insurer's turnaround after its $182 billion government bailout, has died of lung cancer...
Col. Paul L. Green (2015)
The Associated PressHIGHLAND, Calif. (AP) — Col. Paul L. Green, one of the Tuskegee Airmen — the legendary black pilots who escorted U.S. aircraft during World War II — has died in a Southern...
Tom Schweich, 54 (1960 - 2015)
By DAVID A. LIEB, The Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. John Danforth, an outspoken critic of the uncompromising nature of modern politics, is expected to speak...
Jerry Lambert, 74 (1940 - 2015)
By BETH HARRIS, The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Jerry Lambert, a leading jockey on the Southern California circuit in the 1960s and '70s who rode Native Diver to three consecutive Hollywood...