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Clyde Stubblefield, 73 (1943 - 2017)
Clyde Stubblefield, funk drummer for James Brown, and one of the most sampled drummers of all-time, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, of kidney failure, according to The Associated Press. He was 73. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Ivan Koloff, 74 (1942 - 2017)
Ivan Koloff, the professional wrestler known as "The Russian Bear," died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, after a battle with liver cancer, according to People.com. He was 74. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Warren Frost, 91 (1925 - 2017)
Warren Frost, the actor best-known as Dr. Will Hayward on "Twin Peaks," died Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at his home in Middlebury, Vermont, according to The Associated Press. He was 91. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Dr. James Jude, 87 (1928 - 2015)
The Associated PressMIAMI (AP) — Dr. James Jude, one of the experts credited with pioneering life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation, has died. He was 87.Peter Jude says his father died early Tuesday in Coral Gables after an extended illness. Jude says his father always wanted to help people, noting CPR has saved countless lives.In the late 1950s, the doctor and two electrical engineers,...
Red Lane, 76 (1939 - 2015)
Red Lane, a country music songwriter who wrote the Tammy Wynette hit "'Til I Get It Right," has died of cancer, according to multiple news sources. He was 76. Lane, who was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters' Hall of Fame in 1993, wrote songs for many of country's biggest stars.
Pakistan Sufi Shrine Bombing Victims (2017)
At least 83 people died in a suicide bombing attack inside the Shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan, Pakistan, on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, according to multiple news sources. For full obituary...
George "The Animal" Steele, 79 (1937 - 2017)
George "The Animal" Steele, a World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame professional wrestler who gained fame in the 1980s for his eccentric look and wild antics, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017,...
Walter "Junie" Morrison, 62 (2017)
Walter "Junie" Morrison, a talented keyboardist and producer who performed with George Clinton's Parliament-Funkadelic as well as the Ohio Players, has died, according to multiple news sources. For...
Bruce Lansbury, 87 (1930 - 2017)
Bruce Lansbury, a London-born U.S. television writer and producer, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, according to multiple news sources. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Stuart McLean, 68 (1948 - 2017)
Stuart McLean, an award-winning Canadian humorist and host of CBC Radio's "The Vinyl Cafe," died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in Toronto, Ontario, according to multiple news sources. For full obituary...
Bobby Freeman, 76 (1940 - 2017)
Bobby Freeman, a rhythm and blues singer-songwriter known best for his hit song "Do You Want To Dance," died Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, according to The New York Times. For full obituary and coverage...
Al Jarreau, 76 (1940 - 2017)
Al Jarreau, the legendary jazz singer who won seven Grammy awards, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, according to multiple news sources. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Patrick Macnee, 93 (1922 - 2015)
Patrick Macnee, who played a stylish secret agent on the 1960s television series "The Avengers," has died. He was 93. Macnee, who died Thursday of natural causes in Rancho Mirage, California,...
Massachusetts Plane Crash Victims (2015)
Three people died Sunday evening in Massachusetts after a small plane crashed into a single-family home, according to Massachusetts State Police. At about 6 p.m. Sunday, the small plane crashed into...
Marva Collins, 78 (1936 - 2015)
Marva Collins, the Chicago education pioneer who won praise for her innovative teaching approach at the West Side school she launched in 1975, died Wednesday of natural causes. She was 78. Her...
Don Featherstone, 79 (2015)
The Associated PressBOSTON (AP) — The creator of the pink plastic lawn flamingo, the ultimate symbol of American lawn kitsch, has died. Donald Featherstone was 79.Featherstone's wife, Nancy, told...
Sister Nirmala Joshi, 81 (2015)
The Associated PressKOLKATA, India (AP) — The Indian nun who replaced Mother Teresa as head of the Missionaries of Charity died early Tuesday, the organization said. Sister Nirmala Joshi was 81.Her...
Walter Scheib, 61 (1954 - 2015)
TAOS, N.M. (AP) — Searchers have found the body of a former White House chef who had been missing for more than a week after going hiking in the New Mexico mountains, authorities said. The body...
Elson Floyd, 59 (2015)
The Associated PressPULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Elson Floyd, president of Washington State University, has died at 59 of complications from colon cancer.Floyd had been president since 2007 and went on...
Laura Myers, 53 (2015)
By KIMBERLY PIERCEALL, The Associated PressLAS VEGAS (AP) — Laura Myers, a veteran Associated Press reporter and editor who led the news cooperative's coverage of foreign affairs as the country...
Ralph Roberts, 95 (1920 - 2015)
By TALI ARBEL, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Ralph Roberts, who built Comcast from a small cable TV system in Mississippi into one of the nation's largest entertainment companies, has died....
John David Crow, 79 (1935 - 2015)
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - John David Crow, the bruising running back who won the 1957 Heisman Trophy with Texas A&M before a Pro Bowl career in the NFL, has died. He was 79. The university...