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Sabah, 87 (1927 - 2014)
By DIAA HADID, The Associated PressBEIRUT (AP) — Beloved for her powerful voice and brazen in the conservative Arab world for her multiple marriages, Lebanese singer, actress and entertainer Sabah never seemed far from the limelight during her six-decade career.And even while playfully mocked in her later years for clinging to youth through plastic surgeries, flings with far-younger men and...
"Mad" Frankie Fraser, 91 (1923 - 2014)
By JILL LAWLESS, The Associated Press LONDON (AP) — "Mad" Frankie Fraser, an old-school London criminal who spent more than 40 years in prison and became an underworld celebrity, has died. He was 90. Eddie Richardson, sometime boss of a crime family with which Fraser was associated, confirmed he died Wednesday. Fraser had been in a hospital for an operation on his leg. "He's had a long...
Gilles Tremblay, 75 (1938 - 2014)
The Associated Press MONTREAL (AP) — Gilles Tremblay, a former Montreal Canadiens forward who played on four Stanley Cup-winning teams in the 1960s, has died. He was 75. The team announced Tremblay's death on Wednesday. He played his entire nine-year career with Montreal, scoring 168 goals and adding 162 assists over 509 regular-season games. An exceptional skater known for his...
Leo Moskovitz (2014)
The Associated PressJERMYN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania banker and philanthropist who said the key to his longevity was having an unlisted phone number has died at age 109.Leo Moskovitz would have turned 110 on Dec. 8. A funeral director says Moskovitz died Monday.Moskovitz founded First National Bank of Jermyn and served as its president until 1993. The University of Scranton commemorated...
Dorothy "Dodo" Cheney, 98 (1916 - 2014)
The Associated PressNEWPORT, Rhode Island (AP) — The International Tennis Hall of Fame says Dorothy "Dodo" Cheney, the first American woman to win the tournament now known as the Australian Open, has died at age 98.The Hall says Tuesday that Cheney died Sunday in Escondido, California, following a brief illness.She was inducted in 2004, and was introduced at the ceremony by fellow member John...
Murray Oliver, 77 (1937 - 2014)
The Associated PressMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Murray Oliver, a five-time NHL All-Star who briefly coached the Minnesota North Stars, has died from a heart attack. He was 77.Oliver, who died on Sunday,...
Dr. Denham Harman, 98 (1916 - 2014)
By JOSH FUNK, The Associated PressOMAHA, Nebraska (AP) — Dr. Denham Harman, a renowned scientist who developed the most widely accepted theory on aging that's now used to study cancer, Alzheimer's...
Pat Quinn, 71 (1943 - 2014)
The Associated PressVANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Pat Quinn, a former defenseman and longtime NHL coach and executive who brought a gruff and passionate presence to hockey across the decades,...
Ray Sadecki, 73 (1940 - 2014)
The Associated PressMESA, Ariz. (AP) — Ray Sadecki, who pitched in the major leagues for 18 seasons and won 20 games for the 1964 World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals, has died from...
Marion Barry, 78 (1936 - 2014)
BEN NUCKOLS, The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry, whose four terms were overshadowed by his 1990 arrest after being caught on videotape smoking...
Viktor Tikhonov, 84 (1930 - 2014)
The Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — Viktor Tikhonov, the Soviet hockey coach whose teams won three Olympic gold medals but fell to the United States in the "Miracle on Ice," died after a long...
Mike Nichols, 83 (1931 - 2014)
JAKE COYLE, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A legend of film, theater and comedy in nearly equal measure, Mike Nichols was an unquestioned fixture of smart, urbane American culture across a...
Juan Carlos Llorca (2014)
The Associated PressEL PASO, Texas (AP) — Juan Carlos Llorca, a veteran Associated Press journalist who covered immigration and the drug war along the U.S.-Mexico border, and whose reporting on...
Larry Kelm, 49 (1964 - 2014)
The Associated PressCOLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Larry Kelm, a linebacker on Texas A&M's Wrecking Crew defense who went on to play in the NFL, has died. He was 49.The university said Monday he...
Michael Shanahan (2014)
By WILL LESTER, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Shanahan, a veteran Washington political reporter for The Associated Press and Newhouse Newspapers who used that experience to...
Samuel Klein, 91 (1923 - 2014)
The Associated PressSAO PAULO (AP) — Samuel Klein, the Polish-born founder of Brazil's largest home-appliance retailer, has died, the company said in a statement. He was 91.Casas Bahia said Klein...
Jadwiga Pilsudska-Jaraczewska, 94 (1920 - 2014)
VANESSA GERA, The Associated PressWARSAW, Poland (AP) — Jadwiga Pilsudska-Jaraczewska, a World War II pilot and a daughter of Marshal Jozef Pilsudski, the father of Poland's independence, has died...
Mary Alison Glen-Haig (2014)
The Associated PressLAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — One of the first women to be a member of the International Olympic Committee, Britain's Mary Alison Glen-Haig, has died. She was 96.Glen-Haig, who...
Alice Lee (2014)
The Associated Press MONROEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Alice Lee, the sister of the famous "To Kill a Mockingbird" author and an influential Alabama lawyer and church leader in her own right, died Monday...
Dessie Hughes (2014)
The Associated PressCHELTENHAM, England (AP) — Dessie Hughes, a leading Irish racehorse trainer who rode Davy Lad to victory in the prestigious Cheltenham Gold Cup in 1977, has died. He was 71.The...
Ian Craig, 89 (1925 - 2014)
The Associated Press SYDNEY (AP) — Ian Craig, who was Australia's youngest test cricket player at 17 and its youngest captain at 22, has died aged 79, Cricket Australia said. A right-hand...
Peter Dalis (2014)
The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Peter Dalis, who served as athletic director at UCLA during a 19-year stretch in which the school won 39 NCAA championships, died Saturday. He was 76. ...