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Roger Tsien, 64 (2016)
Roger Tsien, Nobel Prize winner who helped develop a method to track cancer cells and track the progress of Alzheimer's disease, had died at the age of 64, according to the Associated Press. For full coverage and obituary from Legacy.com, click here.
Marc Riboud, 93 (1923 - 2016)
Marc Riboud, 93, a French photographer who created an iconic image of protest during the Vietnam War, died Tuesday. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Dr. Joy Browne, 71 (1944 - 2016)
Dr. Joy Browne, a nationally syndicated call-in talk show host, died Saturday, according to her sister. She was 71. 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.
Betty Jane France (2016)
Betty Jane France, the founder of the NASCAR Foundation and wife of the late NASCAR founder Bill France Sr., died Monday, according to her family. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com,...
Gene Wilder, 83 (2016)
Gene Wilder, the comic actor known for movies including "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" and "Young Frankenstein," has died at the age of 83, according to multiple news sources. For full...
Darrell Ward, 52 (2016)
Darrell Ward, a truck driver who starred on the reality show "Ice Road Truckers," died Aug. 28, 2016, in a plane crash, according to multiple news sources. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy...
Harry "Mr. Fuji" Fujiwara, 82 (1934 - 2016)
Harry "Mr. Fuji" Fujiwara, a popular professional wrestler and manager, died Sunday, according to the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). He was 82. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com,...
Juan Gabriel, 66 (1950 - 2016)
Juan Gabriel, the legendary Mexican singer, has died at the age of 66, according to multiple news sources. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Rudy Van Gelder, 91 (2016)
Rudy Van Gelder, a legendary jazz recording engineer, died Aug. 25, 2016, according to multiple news sources. He was 91. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Max Ritvo, 25 (1990 - 2016)
Max Ritvo, a poet who wrote about his experience with cancer, died Tuesday, August 23, 2016, according to The Associated Press. He was 25. For full obituary and coverage 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...