Recent Celebrity Deaths

  • 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...

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  • "Mad" Frankie Fraser, 91 (1923 - 2014)

    "Mad" Frankie Fraser

    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...

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  • Gilles Tremblay, 75 (1938 - 2014)

    Gilles Tremblay

    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...

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  • Leo Moskovitz (2014)

    Leo Moskovitz

    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...

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  • Dorothy "Dodo" Cheney, 98 (1916 - 2014)

    Dorothy "Dodo" Cheney

    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...

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