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Thomas M. Menino, 71 (1942 - 2014)
BOB SALSBERG, The Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Thomas Menino, Boston's longest-serving mayor whose mumbling and occasional bumbling belied his political ingenuity and endeared him to a scrappy city whose very skyline he helped reshape, died Thursday. He was 71. Menino died in the company of his family and friends, spokeswoman Dot Joyce said. He had been diagnosed with advanced cancer in...
Gordon Soltau, 89 (1925 - 2014)
The Associated PressSANTA CLARA, California (AP) — Gordon Soltau, a wide receiver and kicker who played nine NFL seasons with San Francisco, has died. He was 89.The three-time All-Pro passed away on Sunday, according to the 49ers.Soltau had 249 receptions for 3,487 yards and 25 touchdowns. He also kicked 70 field goals and 284 PATs. He remains one of only three players in NFL history to score...
Galway Kinnell , 87 (1927 - 2014)
NOEL SICHALWE, The Associated Press LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Zambian President Michael Sata, dubbed "King Cobra" for his sharp-tongued remarks, has died in a London hospital after a long illness. Vice President Guy Scott, a white Zambian of Scottish descent, became the country's acting president Wednesday, making him the first white leader in continental sub-Saharan Africa since 1994 when South...
Clay Stapleton (2014)
The Associated Press AMES, Iowa (AP) — Former Iowa State football coach and Florida State and Vanderbilt athletic director Clay Stapleton has died. Cyclones spokesman Mike Green said Stapleton's son, Van, notified the school that his father died Thursday morning in Missouri City, Missouri. He was 93. Stapleton was the coach for the Cyclones from 1958 until 1967, compiling a record of...
Harold Gary Morse, 77 (1936 - 2014)
The Associated PressTHE VILLAGES, Fla. (AP) — Harold Gary Morse, the developer of one of the world's largest retirement communities and one of the biggest Republican donors in Florida, has died. He was 77.Morse died Wednesday, according to The Villages Daily Sun, which received a statement from the family. No cause of death was given.Morse took over a small mobile home park in central Florida...
President Michael Sata, 77 (1937 - 2014)
NOEL SICHALWE, The Associated Press LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Zambian President Michael Sata, dubbed "King Cobra" for his sharp-tongued remarks, has died in a London hospital after a long illness....
Elizabeth Norment, 61 (1952 - 2014)
The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Elizabeth Norment, who portrayed the secretary to Kevin Spacey's hard-driving politico Frank Underwood in the Netflix series "House of Cards," has...
Mo Collins, 38 (1976 - 2014)
The Associated PressCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The West Charlotte high school athletic director says former Oakland Raiders offensive lineman and the school's football coach Mo Collins died Sunday. He...
Oscar Taveras, 22 (1992 - 2014)
DIONISIO SOLDEVILA, The Associated Press SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Monday he was stunned by the death of 22-year-old outfielder Oscar...
Marcia Strassman, 66 (1948 - 2014)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Marcia Strassman, who played Gabe Kaplan's wife, Julie, on the 1970s sitcom "Welcome Back, Kotter," has died. She was 66.Strassman died at her Sherman Oaks,...
Jack Bruce, 71 (1943 - 2014)
The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — British musician Jack Bruce, best known as the bassist from the 1960s group Cream, has died. He was 71.Publicist Claire Singers said Saturday Bruce died at his...
Joan Quigley, 87 (1927 - 2014)
The Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Joan Quigley, the astrologer who helped determine President Ronald Reagan's schedule and claimed to have convinced him to soften his stance toward the...
John "Mr. Mizzou" Kadlec (2014)
The Associated PressCOLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — John Kadlec, the University of Missouri sports icon whose Tigers career spanned more than a half-century as player, coach, administrator and broadcaster,...
Tay Wilson, 89 (1925 - 2014)
The Associated PressLAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Former International Olympic Committee member of New Zealand Tay Wilson has died. He was 89.The IOC announced the death Wednesday. The cause was not...
Klas Ingesson, 46 (1968 - 2014)
The Associated PressSTOCKHOLM (AP) — Klas Ingesson, a former Sweden midfielder who played at the 1990 and 1994 World Cups, has died. He was 46.Swedish club Elfsborg said Ingesson, the team's coach,...
Phindile Mwelase (2014)
The Associated PressPRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — A female boxer in South Africa has died after being in a coma for two weeks following a bout, another sports death in a country already mourning...
Jeff Robinson (2014)
The Associated PressDETROIT (AP) — Jeff Robinson, who helped the Detroit Tigers to an AL East championship as a rookie in 1987 and went on to pitch in the major leagues through 1992, has died. He...
Clark McEntire (2014)
The Associated PressCOALGATE, Okla. (AP) — The father of country music star Reba McEntire has died in Oklahoma.A post on the singer's verified Twitter account Friday says Clark McEntire passed away...
Le Minh Thai (2014)
JULIE WATSON, The Associated PressSAN DIEGO (AP) — Le Minh Thai, a photojournalist who covered the Vietnam War for The Associated Press and Time Life, has died. He was 93.Thai died Oct. 10 at a...
Jean Sawyer Hayes (2014)
The Associated PressLOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Jean Sawyer Hayes, the 94-year-old mother of ABC journalist Diane Sawyer, has died.Pearson's Funeral Home confirmed the death but said obituary...
John "Bull" Bramlett, 73 (1941 - 2014)
The Associated PressMEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — John "Bull" Bramlett, a former professional football and baseball player who was nicknamed the "Meanest Man in Football," has died. He was 73.Shelby County...
Nelson Bunker Hunt, 88 (1926 - 2014)
The Associated PressDALLAS (AP) — Nelson Bunker Hunt, a Texas oilman who once tried to corner the silver market with one of his brothers only to see the move end in financial disaster, has died. He...