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Polly Bergen, 84 (1930 - 2014)
JAKE PEARSON, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Emmy-winning actress and singer Polly Bergen, who in a long career played the terrorized wife in the original "Cape Fear" and the first woman president in "Kisses for My President," died Saturday, according to her publicist. She was 84.Bergen died at her home in Southbury, Connecticut, from natural causes, said publicist Judy Katz, surrounded by...
George Hamilton IV, 77 (1937 - 2014)
The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Grand Ole Opry Member George Hamilton IV, who was one of country music's first international ambassadors, has died. He was 77. A news release from the Opry says Hamilton died Wednesday at a Nashville hospital after a heart attack. Hamilton had been an Opry member since 1960, when he made the switch from pop music to country. He said the...
Bob Crewe, 83 (1930 - 2014)
The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Bob Crewe, co-writer of "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You," ''Big Girls Don't Cry" and many other pop hits, died last week. He was 83.Crewe's brother, Dan Crewe, said Monday in an email that the producer, songwriter and "Jersey Boys" lyricist died Sept. 11 in Scarborough, Maine. The cause of death was unavailable.Crewe co-wrote a number of memorable but minor...
Andriy Gusin, 41 (1972 - 2014)
The Associated PressKIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Andriy Gusin, a former Ukraine midfielder who helped his country reach the 2006 World Cup quarterfinals, has died, the Ukrainian football federation said Wednesday. He was 41.Gusin made 71 appearances for Ukraine, including in all five matches at the World Cup in Germany.According to local reports, Gusin was killed when he fell off a motorbike while...
Bengt Saltin (2014)
The Associated PressSTOCKHOLM (AP) — Bengt Saltin, a Swedish professor of human physiology and a leading anti-doping expert, has died. He was 79.The Swedish Olympic Committee said Saltin died Friday after a long illness.Saltin was head of the anti-doping program at the International Ski Federation, mapping the blood values of cross-country skiers from 2001-07. He was also a researcher in high...
Lonnie Lynn, 71 (1943 - 2014)
RYAN PEARSON, The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Lonnie Lynn, known to hip-hop fans for his soulful spoken-word poems on rapper son Common's albums, has died.Lynn died at age 71 on Friday,...
Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr. (2014)
ALAN FRAM, The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Thomas Hale Boggs Jr., a son of congressional royalty who evolved into a top-tier lobbyist and prolific Democratic fundraiser and embodied what it...
Tony Auth, 72 (1942 - 2014)
The Associated PressPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Tony Auth, whose sharp and creative commentary appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer for more than 40 years, died...
Joe Sample, 75 (1939 - 2014)
CHARLES J. GANS, The Associated PressPianist and composer Joe Sample, a founding member of the genre-crossing Jazz Crusaders who helped pioneer the electronic jazz-funk fusion style, has died. He was...
Yoshiko Yamaguchi, 94 (1920 - 2014)
MARI YAMAGUCHI, The Associated PressTOKYO (AP) — Japanese film idol Yoshiko Yamaguchi, who was known as Rikoran and symbolized Japan's dreams of Asian conquest, has died at age 94.Known as Shirley...
Donald Sinden, 90 (1923 - 2014)
GREGORY KATZ, The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — British actor Donald Sinden, known for his rich voice and varied roles, died Friday at his home in Kent, southern England, of prostate cancer, his...
Rev. Ian Paisely, 88 (1926 - 2014)
SHAWN POGATCHNIK, The Associated PressDUBLIN (AP) — The Rev. Ian Paisley, the Protestant firebrand who devoted his life to thwarting compromise with Catholics in Northern Ireland only to become a...
Yitzhak Hofi, 87 (1927 - 2014)
The Associated PressJERUSALEM (AP) — Yitzhak Hofi, a former Israeli general and Mossad chief who played a key role in the country's daring 1976 commando rescue raid in Uganda, has died. He was 87...
Alpha Ibraham Diallo (2014)
The Associated PressLAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Alpha Ibraham Diallo, a former IOC member from Guinea and African Olympic head, has died. He was 82.Diallo's death was announced Monday by the...
Isidoro Alvarez (2014)
The Associated PressMADRID (AP) — Isidoro Alvarez, the head of Spain's El Corte Ingles department store chain who turned the company into an international business with an annual turnover of around...
Frank Torre (2014)
The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Frank Torre, the World Series star who helped put little brother Joe on a path that led to the Hall of Fame, has died. He was 82.The Major League Baseball...
Cosimo Matassa, 88 (1926 - 2014)
The Associated PressNEW ORLEANS (AP) — Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Cosimo Matassa, who recorded New Orleans rock and rhythm and blues from the 1950s to the 1970s, has died. He was 88.Matassa,...
Laurie Ann Thompson (2014)
TERRY COLLINS, The Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A 65-year-old woman who suffered a head injury when a television struck her during last month's earthquake in California's wine country has...
Bob Suter, 57 (1957 - 2014)
JON KRAWCZYNSKI, The Associated PressBob Suter, a member of the "Miracle On Ice" team that won the Olympic gold medal in 1980 and the father of Minnesota Wild star Ryan Suter, died Tuesday at the age...
Christopher Duncan (2014)
The Associated PressHOUSTON (AP) — Christopher Duncan, a sports reporter for The Associated Press who covered the Houston Texans, Houston Rockets and the Kentucky Derby, has died at the age of 43.A...
Noel Hinners, 88 (1925 - 2014)
SADIE GURMAN, The Associated PressLITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — Noel Hinners, a former chief scientist for NASA who helped plan the scientific exploration of the moon for the Apollo program and later...
Roy Leonard, 83 (1931 - 2014)
JASON KEYSER, The Associated PressCHICAGO (AP) — Longtime Chicago radio and TV personality Roy Leonard, who introduced listeners and viewers to some of America's biggest celebrities as they were...