Recent Celebrity Deaths

  • Wayne Huizenga, 80 (1937 - 2018)

    Wayne Huizenga

    Wayne Huizenga, a college dropout who built a business empire that included Blockbuster Entertainment, AutoNation and three professional sports franchises, died Thursday, March 22, 2018, according to the Associated Press. He was 80. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Charles Lazarus, 94 (2018)

    Charles Lazarus

    NEW YORK (AP) — Charles P. Lazarus, the World War II veteran who founded Toys R Us, has died at age 94, a week after the iconic chain he started six decades ago announced it will shut down its stores across the U.S. For full coverage and obituary from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Rita Owens (2018)

    Rita Owens

    NEW YORK (AP) — Queen Latifah is mourning the death of her mother. In a statement, the singer and actress says Rita Owens died Wednesday after struggling with a heart condition for many years. The statement did not given her mother's age or say where the death occurred. For full coverage and obituary from Legacy.com, click here.

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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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