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Michael King (2015)
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...
Walter Byers, 93 (1922 - 2015)
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...
Dennis Sheehan (2015)
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...
Ron Bergman (2015)
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...
Vladimir Katriuk, 93 (1921 - 2015)
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...
Hugh Ambrose (2015)
By MATT VOLZ, The Associated Press HELENA, Montana (AP) — Hugh Ambrose, who wrote the World War II history "The Pacific" after years of researching for his father, the renowned historian Stephen...
Ann Meara, 85 (1929 - 2015)
By SANDY COHEN and FRAZIER MOORE, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anne Meara, the loopy, lovable comedian who launched a standup career with husband Jerry Stiller in the 1950s and found...
John Forbes Nash, Jr., 86 (1928 - 2015)
By BRUCE SHIPKOWSKI, The Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Born to an electrical engineer, and later a precocious and dashing young man who attained an Ivy League education, John Nash seemed...
Marty Pasetta (2015)
The Associated PressLA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Marty Pasetta, a television veteran who directed Academy Awards telecasts for most of the 1970s and 80s, has died.Pasetta died Thursday night in La...
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...
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...
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...
John Siegal (2015)
The Associated PressLAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — John Siegal, an end who helped the Chicago Bears win three NFL titles in the 1940s and was their oldest former player, has died. He was 97.The Bears...
Daniel Meltzer, 20 (1995 - 2015)
The Associated PressCAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Harvard Law School professor who served as a top legal adviser to President Barack Obama has died. Daniel Meltzer was 63.Harvard announced Wednesday...
Mary Ellen Mark, 75 (1940 - 2015)
The Associated Press CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Harvard Law School professor who served as a top legal adviser to President Barack Obama has died. Daniel Meltzer was 63. Harvard announced...
Congressman John Murphy, 88 (1926 - 2015)
The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. John Murphy, who represented Staten Island for 18 years before being caught in the Abscam corruption scandal in the late 1970s, has died. He...
Richard Mulhall (2015)
The Associated PressARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Richard Mulhall, a trainer who went on to manage the careers of 2001 Horse of the Year Point Given and 2002 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner War Emblem...
Marcus Belgrave, 78 (1936 - 2015)
By JEFF KAROUB, The Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Marcus Belgrave, a jazz trumpeter who graced stages and studios with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Cocker and Motown...
Marty Sheets (2015)
The Associated PressGREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Special Olympics pioneer Marty Sheets has died at 62.Forbis & Dick Funeral Service says he died Thursday at the Greensboro home he shared with his...
Asim Thabit Abdullah al-Khalaqi (2015)
The Associated PressMIAMI (AP) — A man who was released from the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in December and resettled in Kazakhstan has died in that Central Asian country, a Pentagon...
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....
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...