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Miguel Ferrer, 61 (1955 - 2017)
Miguel Ferrer, the actor best known for starring as Owen Granger on "NCIS: Los Angeles," died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, of cancer, according to multiple news sources. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Roberta Peters, 86 (1930 - 2017)
Roberta Peters, the coloratura soprano opera star and 35-year veteran of New York City's Metropolitan Opera Company, died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at her home in Rye, New York, according to The New York Times. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Italy Hotel Avalanche Victims (2017)
At least two people are confirmed to have died Thursday, and many others are feared dead in the wake of an avalanche that hit a luxury hotel Wednesday evening, Jan. 18, 2017, in central Italy, according to multiple news sources. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Dr. James Jude, 87 (1928 - 2015)
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,...
Red Lane, 76 (1939 - 2015)
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.
William Onyeabor, 70 (1946 - 2017)
William Onyeabor, the Nigerian-born pioneering funk musician, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, according to multiple news sources. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Eugene "Gene" Cernan, 82 (1934 - 2017)
Eugene "Gene" Cernan, the former NASA astronaut who remains the last human being to date to set foot on the surface of the moon, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, according to NASA spokesman Bob Jacobs....
Tommy Allsup, 85 (1931 - 2017)
Tommy Allsup, the guitarist who avoided the Buddy Holly plane crash by losing a coin flip, died Jan. 11, 2017, according to multiple news sources. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com,...
Dick Gautier, 85 (1931 - 2017)
Dick Gautier, the comedic actor who played Hymie the Robot on "Get Smart," died Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, in Arcadia, California, after a long illness, according to The Hollywood Reporter. For full...
David Modell, 55 (1960 - 2017)
David Modell, a former president of the Baltimore Ravens football team, died Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, after a lengthy battle with lung cancer, according to multiple news sources. For full obituary and...
Lord Snowdon, 86 (1930 - 2017)
Lord Snowdon, known for his 18-year marriage to Great Britain's Princess Margaret as well as for his work as a photographer and filmmaker, died Friday, Jan. 13, 2017. For full obituary and coverage...
William Peter Blatty, 89 (1928 - 2017)
William Peter Blatty, the best-selling author and screenwriter who terrified readers and moviegoers with "The Exorcist," died Thursday, January 12, of multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer. He was...
Patrick Macnee, 93 (1922 - 2015)
Patrick Macnee, who played a stylish secret agent on the 1960s television series "The Avengers," has died. He was 93. Macnee, who died Thursday of natural causes in Rancho Mirage, California,...
Massachusetts Plane Crash Victims (2015)
Three people died Sunday evening in Massachusetts after a small plane crashed into a single-family home, according to Massachusetts State Police. At about 6 p.m. Sunday, the small plane crashed into...
Marva Collins, 78 (1936 - 2015)
Marva Collins, the Chicago education pioneer who won praise for her innovative teaching approach at the West Side school she launched in 1975, died Wednesday of natural causes. She was 78. Her...
Don Featherstone, 79 (2015)
The Associated PressBOSTON (AP) — The creator of the pink plastic lawn flamingo, the ultimate symbol of American lawn kitsch, has died. Donald Featherstone was 79.Featherstone's wife, Nancy, told...
Sister Nirmala Joshi, 81 (2015)
The Associated PressKOLKATA, India (AP) — The Indian nun who replaced Mother Teresa as head of the Missionaries of Charity died early Tuesday, the organization said. Sister Nirmala Joshi was 81.Her...
Walter Scheib, 61 (1954 - 2015)
TAOS, N.M. (AP) — Searchers have found the body of a former White House chef who had been missing for more than a week after going hiking in the New Mexico mountains, authorities said. The body...
Elson Floyd, 59 (2015)
The Associated PressPULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Elson Floyd, president of Washington State University, has died at 59 of complications from colon cancer.Floyd had been president since 2007 and went on...
Laura Myers, 53 (2015)
By KIMBERLY PIERCEALL, The Associated PressLAS VEGAS (AP) — Laura Myers, a veteran Associated Press reporter and editor who led the news cooperative's coverage of foreign affairs as the country...
Ralph Roberts, 95 (1920 - 2015)
By TALI ARBEL, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Ralph Roberts, who built Comcast from a small cable TV system in Mississippi into one of the nation's largest entertainment companies, has died....
John David Crow, 79 (1935 - 2015)
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - John David Crow, the bruising running back who won the 1957 Heisman Trophy with Texas A&M before a Pro Bowl career in the NFL, has died. He was 79. The university...