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Joseph Mascolo, 87 (1929 - 2016)
Joseph Mascolo, best known for portraying villainous Stefano DiMera on "Days of Our Lives," died Thursday, December 8, 2016, after a battle with Alzheimer's disease, according to Soap Opera Digest. He was 87. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Johannah Deakin, 43 (1973 - 2016)
Johannah Deakin, mother of One Direction star Louis Tomlinson, died on Wednesday, December 7, 2016, following a battle with leukemia. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
John Glenn, 95 (1921 - 2016)
John Glenn, the NASA astronaut who was the first American to orbit the Earth and went on to serve in the U.S. Senate, has died at the age of 95, according to multiple news sources. For full coverage and obituary 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.
Greg Lake, 69 (1947 - 2016)
Greg Lake, the English guitarist and singer-songwriter from the progressive rock group Emerson, Lake & Palmer, died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, of cancer, according to multiple news sources. For full...
Dave Edwards, 76 (1939 - 2016)
NFL linebacker Dave Edwards, who played in three Super Bowls with the Dallas Cowboys, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Indonesia Earthquake Victims (2016)
At least 97 people were killed early Wednesday in the wake of a 6.5 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia's Aceh province, according to CNN. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Rashaan Salaam, 42 (1974 - 2016)
Rashaan Salaam, a former Heisman Trophy-winning running back, has died at the age of 42, according to ESPN. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Peter Vaughan, 93 (1923 - 2016)
Peter Vaughan, an English character actor who played Maester Aemon on the HBO series "Game of Thrones," died Dec. 6, 2016, in West Sussex, England. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com,...
Mark Gray, 64 (1952 - 2016)
Mark Gray, a country music singer-songwriter who co-wrote No. 1 hit songs for Alabama, died Dec. 2, 2016, according to multiple news sources. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click...
Margaret Whitton, 67 (2016)
Margaret Whitton, actress who starred in the movie "Major League," has died at the age of 67, according to multiple news sources. For full coverage and obituary from Legacy.com, click here.
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...