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Leonard Nimoy, 83 (1931 - 2015)
By DERRIK J. LANG, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leonard Nimoy didn't just leave a lasting impression on the science-fiction genre, he also left his mark on science itself. Seth Shostak, who researches the possibility of real-world extraterrestrial life as the senior astronomer at SETI Research, recalled that Nimoy was regularly willing to lend the organization a helping hand....
Anthony Mason, 48 (1966 - 2015)
By RICK FREEMAN, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Mason, the rugged power forward who was a defensive force in the NBA from the 1990s into the early 21st century, has died. He was 48.New York Knicks spokesman Jonathan Supranowitz confirmed Mason's death, which was first reported Saturday by the New York Daily News.Mason won a Sixth Man Award and made an All-Star team, but it was the...
The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, 97 (1917 - 2015)
By TOM COYNE, The Associated Press SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh transformed the University of Notre Dame into a school known almost as much for academics as for football, even if it meant challenging popes, presidents or legendary football coaches. And he did it while championing human rights around the globe, from civil rights close to home — he joined hands with...
Yasar Kemal (2015)
By SUZAN FRASER, The Associated PressANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Yasar Kemal, one of Turkey's best-known novelists with worldwide readership, has died, his doctor said on Saturday. He was 91.Kemal died at Istanbul's Capa Hospital where he was admitted on Jan. 14 and was being treated in its intensive care unit for multiple organ failure, Dr. Mehmet Akif Karan said.Kemal was the author of "Memed, My...
John B. Fairchild (2015)
The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — John B. Fairchild, who took Women's Wear Daily from dry fashion trade publication to an international industry force, died Friday at his Manhattan home after a long illness, the magazine confirmed. He was 87.Fairchild headed his family's publishing business, Fairchild Publications Inc., for more than 30 years, including a long stint as the tyrannical editor...
Earl Lloyd, 86 (1928 - 2015)
By The Associated Press, The Associated Press Earl Lloyd was a player and coach, an NBA champion and later a Hall of Famer. Within the basketball world, he's something much bigger. He was a...
Ben Woolf (2015)
By LYNN ELBER, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ben Woolf, an actor on "American Horror Story," has died after being injured in a street accident, a spokesman said. He was 34. Woolf...
Bruce Sinofsky, 58 (1956 - 2015)
The Associated PressMONTCLAIR, N.J. (AP) — Oscar-nominated and Emmy-award winning documentary filmmaker Bruce Sinofsky has died at age 58.His longtime collaborator Joe Berlinger announced the death...
Clark Terry, 94 (1920 - 2015)
By CHARLES J. GANS, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Legendary jazz trumpeter Clark Terry, who mentored Miles Davis and Quincy Jones and played in the orchestras of both Count Basie and Duke...
Yutaka Katayama, 105 (1909 - 2015)
By YURI KAGEYAMA, The Associated PressTOKYO (AP) — Yutaka Katayama, a former president of Nissan Motor Co.'s U.S. unit who built the Z sports car into a powerful global brand in the 1970s, has died...
Harris Wittels, 30 (1984 - 2015)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Harris Wittels, who worked as a writer and executive producer on the NBC comedy "Parks and Recreation," has been found dead of a possible drug overdose at his...
June Fairchild, 68 (1946 - 2015)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — June Fairchild, who appeared in more than a dozen movies including Cheech and Chong's drug movie "Up in Smoke" before real addictions left her homeless on...
Oscar Diaz, 32 (1982 - 2015)
The Associated PressSAN ANTONIO (AP) — Oscar Diaz, a former welterweight boxing contender whose career ended when he sustained a debilitating brain injury in a fight nearly seven years ago, has...
Robert Benmosche, 70 (1944 - 2015)
By MARLEY JAY, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Former AIG President and CEO Robert Benmosche, who led the insurer's turnaround after its $182 billion government bailout, has died of lung cancer...
Col. Paul L. Green (2015)
The Associated PressHIGHLAND, Calif. (AP) — Col. Paul L. Green, one of the Tuskegee Airmen — the legendary black pilots who escorted U.S. aircraft during World War II — has died in a Southern...
Tom Schweich, 54 (1960 - 2015)
By DAVID A. LIEB, The Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, a Republican candidate for governor, died Thursday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, a staff...
Jerry Lambert, 74 (1940 - 2015)
By BETH HARRIS, The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Jerry Lambert, a leading jockey on the Southern California circuit in the 1960s and '70s who rode Native Diver to three consecutive Hollywood...
Kent Flanagan (2015)
The Associated PressNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kent Flanagan, a longtime journalist and open government advocate who spent 21 years as Tennessee's bureau chief for The Associated Press, died Wednesday...
Dori J. Maynard, 56 (1958 - 2015)
By KRISTIN J. BENDER, The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When Dori J. Maynard was asked what her middle initial "J'' stood for, she didn't miss a beat in answering. "Journalism," she...
Dr. John Willke (2015)
By LISA CORNWELL, The Associated PressCINCINNATI (AP) — Dr. John Willke, an obstetrician who helped shape the modern anti-abortion movement with ideas including a belief that a woman can resist...
Ernest Sternglass, 91 (1923 - 2015)
The Associated Press ITHACA, New York (AP) — A physicist whose career was highlighted by research that helped capture moving images of the first moon walk has died. Ernest Sternglass was 91. ...
Claude Criquielion, 58 (1957 - 2015)
The Associated PressBRUSSELS (AP) — Claude Criquielion, a former world cycling champion from Belgium, died Wednesday following a massive stroke over the weekend, Belgian Prime Minister Charles...