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Carl Clark, 100 (2017)
Carl Clark, a veteran whose actions of wartime heroism deserved a medal for heroism but was denied the recognition for more than 60 years because he was black, died March 16, 2017, at the Menlo Park Veteran's Affairs Hospital in California. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Ahmed Kathrada, 87 (1929 - 2017)
Ahmed Kathrada, the South African anti-apartheid activist who was imprisoned for many years along with his close friend, former South African President Nelson Mandela, for resisting the apartheid system of white domination, died Tuesday, March 28, 2017, according to his foundation. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here
Darlene Cates, 69 (1947 - 2017)
Darlene Cates, an actress well-known for her role as the housebound matriarch alongside Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio in the 1993 movie "What's Eating Gilbert Grape," died Sunday, March 26, 2017, in Forney, Texas. For full obituary and coverage 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.
Noreen Fraser, 63 (1953 - 2017)
Noreen Fraser, a television producer and cancer crusader who co-created the network TV special "Stand Up to Cancer," died Monday, March 27, 2017, of metastatic breast cancer, according to multiple...
Christine Kaufmann, 72 (1945 - 2017)
Christine Kaufmann, the German-Austrian actress who was Germany's first winner of a Golden Globe Award, died Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in Munich, Germany, according to multiple news sources. For full...
Roger Wilkins, 85 (1932 - 2017)
Roger Wilkins, a civil rights activist, historian, and journalist who won a Pulitzer Prize, died Sunday, March 26, 2017, according to multiple news sources. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy...
Japan Avalanche Victims (2017)
Seven high school students and a teacher died Monday after an avalanche pounded a ski resort in Japan, according to multiple news sources. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Jean Rouverol, 100 (1916 - 2017)
Jean Rouverol, an actress and screenwriter who was blacklisted in Hollywood during the 1950s, died Friday, March 24, 2017, at the home of a care provider in Wingdale, New York, according to multiple...
Lawrence Montaigne, 86 (1931 - 2017)
Lawrence Montaigne, an actor who had two notable roles on the original "Star Trek" TV series, died Friday, March 17, 2017, according to multiple news sources. For full obituary and coverage from...
Lola Albright, 92 (1924 - 2017)
Actress and singer Lola Albright, who appeared in midcentury movies and television, and released two albums as a singer, died Thursday, March 23, 2017. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com...
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...