Recent Celebrity Deaths

  • Thomas M. Menino, 71 (1942 - 2014)

    Thomas M. Menino

    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...

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  • Gordon Soltau, 89 (1925 - 2014)

    Gordon Soltau

    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...

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  • Galway Kinnell , 87 (1927 - 2014)

    Galway Kinnell

    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...

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  • Clay Stapleton (2014)

    Clay Stapleton

    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 Marshall, Missouri. He was 93. Stapleton was the coach for the Cyclones from 1958 until 1967, compiling a record of 42-53-4. He's perhaps best...

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  • Harold Gary Morse, 77 (1936 - 2014)

    Harold Gary Morse

    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...

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