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Gene Saks, 93 (1921 - 2015)
By MARK KENNEDY, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Gene Saks, a prolific actor-director who teamed with playwright and fellow New Yorker Neil Simon on hit Broadway and movie productions of such Simon comedies as "The Odd Couple" and "Brighton Beach Memoirs," has died. He was 93. Saks, who won three Tony Awards for his direction, died from pneumonia Saturday at his East Hampton home in...
Hot Rod Hundley, 80 (1934 - 2015)
The Associated PressPHOENIX (AP) — Hot Rod Hundley, the former NBA player who broadcast Jazz games in New Orleans and Utah for 35 years, died Friday. He was 80.The Jazz said Hundley died at his home in the Phoenix area.Hundley broadcast 3,051 Jazz games from 1974-2009. He joined the franchise before its first season in New Orleans in 1974-75 and moved with the team to Salt Lake City in 1979-80....
Tomas Transtromer, 83 (1931 - 2015)
By KARL RITTER and MALIN RISING, The Associated Press STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish poet and Nobel Literature Prize winner Tomas Transtromer has died at age 83, Swedish publisher Bonniers said Friday. The reclusive, mild-mannered wordsmith — considered a master of metaphor and one of the most important Scandinavian poets of the post-World War II era — died Thursday after a short illness...
Jim LaRue, 89 (1925 - 2015)
The Associated PressTUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Jim LaRue, who coached Arizona's football team for eight seasons and guided the Wildcats to an 8-1-1 record in 1961 and a share of the Western Athletic Conference championship in 1964 before becoming an NFL assistant, has died. He was 89.The university announced LaRue's death Monday.The Arizona Daily Star reported LaRue died Sunday night at an assisted...
Chuck "Bobo" Brayton (2015)
The Associated PressPULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Chuck "Bobo" Brayton, the long-time Washington State baseball coach and college Hall of Famer who had 1,162 career wins, has died at the age of 89.The university said Brayton died on Saturday morning."On behalf of Washington State University, I offer our condolences to Eileen and the entire Brayton family," WSU Director of Athletics Bill Moos said. "In...
John Renbourn, 70 (1944 - 2015)
By GREGORY KATZ, The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — The masterful acoustic guitarist John Renbourn, a founding member of the Pentangle in the 1960s, has died at his home in Scotland. He was 70.His...
Sally Forrest, 86 (1928 - 2015)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Sally Forrest, an actress-dancer who graced the silver screen throughout the '40s and '50s in MGM musicals and films such as the 1956 noir "While the City...
Neil Alexander (2015)
The Associated PressPITTSBURGH (AP) — Neil Alexander, a financial planner who worked with the University of Pittsburgh to create the Live Like Lou Center for ALS Research, has died of the disease...
Flight 9525 Victims (2015)
By KIRSTEN GRIESHABER, The Associated PressHALTERN, Germany (AP) — A stunned German town mourned 16 students who went down aboard Germanwings Flight 9525 on their way home Tuesday from a Spanish...
Nick Peters, 75 (1939 - 2015)
By JANIE McCAULEY, The Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nick Peters, a former Spink Award winner who covered the San Francisco Giants for 47 years and loved to mentor young writers, has died....
Alberta Watson, 60 (1955 - 2015)
The Associated PressTORONTO (AP) — Canadian film and television actress Alberta Watson has died. She was 60.Her agent, Pam Winter, said Watson died Saturday in Toronto after a long battle with...
Lee Kuan Yew , 91 (1923 - 2015)
By JEANETTE TAN, The Associated Press SINGAPORE (AP) — Singaporeans stood in silence Wednesday as Lee Kuan Yew's coffin traveled on a ceremonial gun carriage a short distance from the...
Miroslav Ondricek (2015)
The Associated PressPRAGUE (AP) — Miroslav Ondricek, the Czech director of photography who was twice nominated for the Academy Awards, has died. He was 80.Czech public television announced Ondricek...
Arnett Doctor (2015)
The Associated PressSPRING HILL, Fla. (AP) — Arnett Doctor, a key figure responsible for securing reparations for victims of the Rosewood massacre, has died in the Tampa Bay area following a long...
Nan Tucker McEvoy (2015)
The Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nan Tucker McEvoy, the last member of the San Francisco Chronicle's founding family to head the newspaper, died Thursday after a long convalescence. She was...
Yehuda Avner, 56 (1958 - 2015)
The Associated PressJERUSALEM (AP) — Yehuda Avner, a former Israeli diplomat and aide to a string of prime ministers who turned his insider stories about the country's leaders into a best-selling...
Ken Owen (2015)
By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA, The Associated PressJOHANNESBURG (AP) — "All offended?" former South African newspaper editor Ken Owen asked an audience of friends and family in a speech marking his 80th...
Dorman Cordell (2015)
The Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — Dorman Cordell, who served as chief of several bureaus in his career with The Associated Press, has died at the age of 83. Frances Cordell says her father...
Ellen Conford, 73 (1942 - 2015)
By HILLEL ITALIE, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Ellen Conford, an award-winning children's writer whose comic tales about everything from the travails of high school to a girl's summer camp...
Earl Baltes, 93 (1921 - 2015)
The Associated Press ROSSBURG, Ohio (AP) — Earl Baltes, the founder and longtime promoter of Eldora Speedway, has died. He was 93. Speedway officials say Baltes died Monday at Miami Valley...
Thomas Clyde Bowling (2015)
The Associated PressLAGRANGE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky death row inmate involved in a lawsuit against the state over how executions are carried out has died.A statement from the Kentucky Department of...
Lisa Colagrossi (2015)
The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — A veteran New York television reporter has died after suffering a brain hemorrhage after covering a story.WABC-TV says 49-year-old Lisa Colagrossi was stricken...