Recent Celebrity Deaths

  • Michael King (2015)

    Michael King

    By FRAZIER MOORE, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Michael King, an innovative TV syndicator who helped make stars of Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Phil McGraw and Rachael Ray, has died.A family member confirms King died Wednesday in Los Angeles of complications from pneumonia. He was 67.With his brother Roger, Michael King inherited King World Productions in 1972 from their father, Charles King, who...

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  • Walter Byers, 93 (1922 - 2015)

    Walter  Byers

    By JIM O'CONNELL, The Associated PressWalter Byers, the first executive director of the NCAA who spent 36 years leading and shaping the organization that oversees college athletics, has died. He was 93.Byers died Tuesday at his home in Emmett, Kansas, when a urinary tract infection spread into his bloodstream, son Fritz said Wednesday.A main part of Byers' job when he started as NCAA executive...

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  • Dennis Sheehan (2015)

    Dennis Sheehan

    By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — For more than three decades, U2's beloved tour manager, Dennis Sheehan, kept the band running on time. Sheehan died early Wednesday, just hours after U2 kicked off the Los Angeles portion of its latest tour. But promoters vowed the shows would go on in his memory, and they'd be on schedule. "Dennis always got the band on stage, pretty...

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  • Ron Bergman (2015)

    Ron Bergman

    The Associated PressOAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Longtime Bay Area sports writer and former Associated Press writer Ron Bergman has died. He was 80.Bergman died Thursday, according to his daughter Anne. He had been suffering from Parkinson's disease.Bergman worked for the AP in the 1960s and covered the Beatles' final concert at Candlestick Park in 1966.He later worked for the Oakland Tribune and San...

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  • Vladimir Katriuk, 93 (1921 - 2015)

    Vladimir Katriuk

    The Associated PressMONTREAL (AP) — Vladimir Katriuk, the man who held the No. 2 spot on the Simon Wiesenthal Center's list of most wanted Nazi war criminals, has died, his lawyer said Thursday. He was 93.Katriuk passed away last week after a long illness, Orest Rudzik said.News of Katriuk's death emerged several hours after the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs said Ottawa should take the...

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