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  • Dean Jones, 84 (1931 - 2015)

    Dean Jones

    Dean Jones, the actor who starred in such classic Disney films as "That Darn Cat!," "The Love Bug" and "The Shaggy D.A.," has died. He was 84. Publicist Richard Hoffman announced Jones' passing on Wednesday. Jones' long association with Walt Disney Company began after he received an unexpected call from Walt Disney himself, who praised his work on the TV show "Ensign O'Toole," noting it had...

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  • Joseph Gliniewicz (2015)

    Joseph Gliniewicz

    Lieutenant Joseph Gliniewitz of the Fox Lake Police Department was shot and killed while on duty in Fox Lake, Illinois, according to CNN and other news sources. Investigators combed through neighborhoods north of Chicago in a massive manhunt for three suspects. The shooting happened about 10 minutes before 8 a.m., after Lt. Joe Gliniewicz sent word over his radio that he was pursuing three...

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  • Wes Craven, 76 (2015)

    Wes Craven

    Wes Craven, the iconic film director whose "Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Scream" movies redefined the horror genre, has died after battling brain cancer By DAISY NGUYEN and JAKE COYLE, The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Wes Craven, the prolific writer-director who thrilled audiences with iconic and bloody suburban slashers like "Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Scream" that made his name...

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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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