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Marques Haynes, 89 (1926 - 2015)
The Associated PressPHOENIX (AP) — Marques Haynes' dribbling skills wowed fans in more than 100 countries. He was a showstopper, a player who helped make the Harlem Globetrotters beloved ambassadors of basketball around the world.Haynes, often called the greatest dribbler in basketball history, died Friday in Plano, Texas, of natural causes, the Globetrotters said. He was 89."Basketball has...
Bruce Lundvall, 79 (1935 - 2015)
By CHARLES J. GANS Associated Press Record executive Bruce Lundvall, who revived the iconic Blue Note Records label in the mid-1980s and turned it into a major influence on the contemporary jazz scene during his 25 years as president, has died at age 79. Lundvall died Tuesday at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, New Jersey, of complications from a prolonged battle with Parkinson's...
Margaretta "Happy" Rockefeller, 88 (1926 - 2015)
By FRANK ELTMAN, The Associated Press Margaretta "Happy" Rockefeller, the widow of former U.S. Vice President and New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller and one of the first women to speak publicly about her breast cancer in the 1970s, has died. She was 88. Happy Rockefeller, who earned her nickname as a child because of her pleasant personality, died peacefully in her sleep Tuesday at her home...
Steve Snapp (2015)
The Associated PressCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Steve Snapp, a longtime Ohio State athletics spokesman and sports information director, has died. He was 69.The university confirmed his death on Thursday. Snapp had been ill a long time, battling cancer and suffering a stroke several years ago.Snapp, who was a Marine during the Vietnam War, served Ohio State from July 1973 through July 2011.He...
Annarita Sidoti, 44 (1970 - 2015)
The Associated PressROME (AP) — Annarita Sidoti, a former world and European race walking champion form Italy, died Thursday. She was 44.The Italian Olympic Committee said Sidoti died at her home in the Sicilian town of Gioiosa Marea following a long illness.Sidoti won the 10-kilometer race at the 1997 world championships and the 1990 and 1998 European Championships. She competed in three...
B.B. King, 89 (1925 - 2015)
By KEN RITTER, The Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — B.B. King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the...
Prashant Bhargava, 42 (1973 - 2015)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Prashant Bhargava, a deeply humane filmmaker and artist perhaps best known for the 2011 film "Patang" ("The Kite"), died Friday of cardiac arrest in New York....
James Skeffington (2015)
The Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Pawtucket Red Sox President James Skeffington, a lawyer who became the minor league affiliate's public face and lead cheerleader for a plan to move...
Elisabeth Bing , 100 (1914 - 2015)
By JENNIFER PELTZ, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — When Elisabeth Bing became interested in childbirth techniques in the 1950s, women were often heavily medicated and dads were generally...
Adrian Robinson, 25 (1989 - 2015)
The Associated PressHAMILTON, Ontario (AP) — Adrian Robinson, the former Temple defensive lineman who recently signed with the Canadian Football League's Hamilton Tiger-Cats, has died. He was 25...
Rabbi Moshe Levinger (2015)
By ARIEL SCHALIT, The Associated Press HEBRON, West Bank (AP) — Rabbi Moshe Levinger, a leading figure in Israel's settler movement, was laid to rest Sunday in the West Bank city of Hebron,...
Ortheia Barnes-Kennerly (2015)
The Associated PressDETROIT (AP) — Detroit R&B and jazz singer Ortheia Barnes-Kennerly, who opened for Motown greats like Stevie Wonder and later entered the ministry, has died. She was 70.Barnes...
Bob Belden, 58 (1956 - 2015)
By CHARLES J. GANS, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Belden, a Grammy-winning jazz musician, composer, arranger and producer who was the first American musician to perform in Iran since...
Lu Vason (2015)
By DONNA BRYSON, The Associated PressDENVER (AP) — Denver impresario Lu Vason has died, leaving a legacy of creating opportunities for black cowboys and of celebrating a little-known aspect of...
Raphael Tenthani (2015)
By LYNSEY CHUTEL, The Associated PressJOHANNESBURG (AP) — One of Malawi's most prominent journalists was killed in a car accident, his family said on Sunday.Raphael Tenthani, a contributor for The...
Garo Yepremian (2015)
By STEVEN WINE, The Associated PressMIAMI (AP) — Cypriot native Garo Yepremian, the former NFL kicker who helped the Miami Dolphins win consecutive NFL championships but is best remembered for a...
Rev. John Lo Schiavo (2015)
The Associated PressLOS GATOS, Calif. (AP) — The Rev. John Lo Schiavo, former president of the University of San Francisco who presided over the university's resurgence and a shutdown of its...
Gill Dennis (2015)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Gill Dennis, the screenwriter who co-wrote the Johnny Cash biopic "Walk the Line" and studied film alongside Terrence Malick and David Lynch, has died. He was...
Franz Wright, 62 (1953 - 2015)
The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Franz Wright, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet known for his concise and penetrating style and heartbreaking command of emotions, has died. He was 62. Wright...
Fran Fisher (2015)
The Associated PressSTATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Fran Fisher, who broadcast Penn State football games on the radio for many years, has died. He was 91.Penn State athletics spokesman Jeff Nelson said...
Tony Ayala, Jr., 52 (1963 - 2015)
The Associated PressSAN ANTONIO (AP) — Tony Ayala Jr., a rising star in boxing before a 1983 rape conviction that led to the first of two prison terms, has died in his hometown of San Antonio. He...
Cecil Jones Attuquayefio, 70 (1944 - 2015)
The Associated PressACCRA, Ghana (AP) — The Ghana Football Association says 1965 African Cup-winning forward Cecil Jones Attuquayefio has died aged 70.The GFA said Attuquayefio died on Tuesday at...