Recent Celebrity Deaths

  • Paul Prudhomme, 75 (1940 - 2015)

    Paul Prudhomme

    Famed chef Paul Prudhomme died Thursday morning at the age of 75, according to the New Orleans restaurant he owned, K-Paul's, CNN reported. Prudhomme died in New Orleans after a brief illness, according to the restaurant. The celebrity chef specialized in Creole cooking. In addition to K-Paul's, located in New Orleans' French Quarter, he previously owned and operated several other...

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  • Lindy Infante, 75 (1940 - 2015)

    Lindy Infante

    Former NFL coach Lindy Infante has died in Florida, according to The Associated Press. He was 75. Infante's wife, Stephanie, told The Associated Press that he died Thursday in St. Augustine after a lengthy illness. Infante coached the Green Bay Packers from 1988 to 1991, winning Coach of the Year honors in 1989 after leading the Packers to a 10-6 record. He was hired by the Indianapolis...

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  • Gail Zappa, 70 (1945 - 2015)

    Gail Zappa

    Gail Zappa, the widow of music legend Frank Zappa, has died at her Los Angeles home, according to The Associated Press. She was 70. Family spokeswoman Marcee Rondan says Zappa was surrounded by her children when she died Wednesday. There's no word on the cause of her death, the AP said, although Rolling Stone and TMZ reported that she died after "a long battle with lung cancer." She was 22...

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  • Dr. James Jude, 87 (1928 - 2015)

    Dr. James Jude

    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,...

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  • Red Lane, 76 (1939 - 2015)

    Red Lane

    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.

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