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  • Oscar de La Renta, 80 (1934 - 2014)

    Oscar de La Renta

    SHELLEY ACOCA, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar de la Renta, the worldly gentleman designer who shaped the wardrobe of socialites and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, has died. He was 82. De la Renta died at home Monday evening in Connecticut surrounded by family and friends and "more than a few dogs," according to a handwritten statement signed by his stepdaughter...

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  • Gough Whitlam, 98 (1916 - 2014)

    Gough Whitlam

    ROD McGUIRK, The Associated PressCANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Gough Whitlam, a flamboyant Australian prime minister and controversial social reformer whose grip on power was cut short by a bitter constitutional crisis, died Tuesday at the age of 98.Although national leader for only three turbulent years until 1975, the legacy of Whitlam's Labor Party government remains to this day. Many of its...

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  • Rene Burri, 81 (1933 - 2014)

    Rene Burri

    The Associated PressGENEVA (AP) — Rene Burri, a Swiss photographer best known for his iconic black and white portraits of Communist revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara and painter Pablo Picasso, has died. He was 81.Magnum Photos, the agency of which he had been a long-time member, confirmed Burri died in Zurich Monday of cancer."Not only was he one of the great post-war photographers, he was...

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  • Lou Lucier, 96 (1918 - 2014)

    Lou Lucier

    The Associated PressBOSTON (AP) — Lou Lucier, who was the oldest surviving former Boston Red Sox player, has died at the age of 96.The team says Lucier (LOO'-cee-ur) had a stroke earlier this month and died on Saturday.A right-handed pitcher, Lucier played parts of three major league seasons during World War II with the Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies. In all, he was 3-5 with a 3.81 ERA in 33...

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  • Miloslava Rezkova-Hubnerova, 64 (1950 - 2014)

    Miloslava Rezkova-Hubnerova

    The Associated PressPRAGUE (AP) — Miloslava Rezkova-Hubnerova, who won the Olympic gold in women's high jump for Czechoslovakia in 1968 aged 18, has died.The Czech athletics federation says Monday that Rezkova-Hubnerova died overnight after battling a serious long-term disease. She was 64.In a surprising victory, Rezkova-Hubnerova cleared 1.82 meters to claim gold at the Mexico Games. To stay...

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