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Manuel Pertegaz (1917 - 2014)
The Associated PressMADRID (AP) — Manuel Pertegaz, one of Spain's most admired fashion designers who dressed Audrey Hepburn, Jacqueline Kennedy and Ava Gardner, has died. He was 96.Pertegaz died Saturday in his hometown of Barcelona, according to Spain's education and culture minister, Jose Ignacio Wert.Wert said in a statement that he regretted Pertegaz's passing, adding that to think of the...
Jack Kraft (2014)
The Associated Press VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Jack Kraft, the Villanova basketball coach who guided the Wildcats to the 1971 NCAA title game and coached such players as Wali Jones, Bill Melchionni and Howard Porter, has died. He was 93. He died Thursday in New Jersey, the school said in a statement Friday. Kraft coached the Wildcats for a dozen seasons and finished with 238 victories and...
William Greaves, 87 (1926 - 2014)
HILLEL ITALIE, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — William Greaves, the Emmy-award winning co-host and executive producer of a groundbreaking television news program and a prolific filmmaker whose subjects ranged from Muhammad Ali to the Harlem Renaissance to the black middle class, has died at age 87.Greaves died Monday at his Manhattan home after a prolonged illness, according to his...
Sergio Rodrigues (2014)
JENNY BARCHFIELD, The Associated PressRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Celebrated Brazilian designer Sergio Rodrigues, whose "Mole" armchair is among the most iconic pieces of Brazilian mid-century design, has died. He was 86 years old.Rodrigues' secretary, Carla Claro, says Rodrigues died of liver failure Monday at his home in Rio de Janeiro.A Rio native, Rodrigues studied architecture before turning to...
Stefan Andrei, 83 (1931 - 2014)
The Associated PressBUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Stefan Andrei, a foreign minister under communism who decreased Romania's dependency on the Soviet Union, has died. He was 83.Andrei died Sunday at home, according to a foreign ministry official who declined to be named because she was not authorized to report the death.Andrei was named foreign minister in 1978 and developed ties with African and...
George Barrett (2014)
LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, The Associated PressNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — George Barrett, a longtime Tennessee civil rights lawyer known for handling a case that ultimately desegregated the state's public...
John G. Sperling, 93 (1921 - 2014)
By BOB SEAVEY and ASTRID GALVAN Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — John G. Sperling was in his teens — illiterate and the survivor of a childhood filled with illness — when a shipmate in the...
Richard Attenborough, 90 (1923 - 2014)
By GREGORY KATZ and JAKE COYLE Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Richard Attenborough was a lord, an Oscar-winning director for the much-lauded "Gandhi" and an unflagging pillar to British...
Philippine de Rothschild, 80 (1933 - 2014)
JAMEY KEATEN, The Associated PressPARIS (AP) — Philippine de Rothschild, an energetic and self-certain grande dame of Bordeaux wine who halted an acting career to run vineyards owned by the family...
Joseph Bennett (2014)
DAVID McFADDEN, The Associated PressKINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaican folk musician Joseph Bennett, who played a rollicking genre of traditional dance music with the long-running Jolly Boys, has...
Albert Reynolds, 81 (1932 - 2014)
SHAWN POGATCHNIK, The Associated Press DUBLIN (AP) — Albert Reynolds, the risk-taking Irish prime minister who played a key role in delivering peace to Northern Ireland but struggled to keep his...
Edmund Szoka, 86 (1927 - 2014)
MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, The Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Edmund Szoka, an American cardinal who served as governor and financial administrator of the Vatican and was a confidant of St. John Paul II...
Joseph Persico, 84 (1930 - 2014)
The Associated PressGUILDERLAND, New York (AP) — A best-selling author, historian and speechwriter for then-New York Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller has died. Joseph Persico was 84.His wife, Sylvia...
Bjorn Waldegard (2014)
The Associated PressSTOCKHOLM (AP) — The Swedish Automobile Sports Federation says Bjorn Waldegard, who won 16 world championship rallies during a career that spanned four decades, has died. He was...
Glenn Cornick, 87 (1927 - 2014)
CATHY BUSSEWITZ, The Associated PressHONOLULU (AP) — Glenn Cornick, the original bass player in the rock band Jethro Tull, died of congestive heart failure at his home in Hilo, Hawaii, on Thursday...
Werner Franz (2014)
FRANK JORDANS, The Associated PressBERLIN (AP) — Werner Franz, believed to be the last surviving crew member of the German airship Hindenburg that crashed 77 years ago, has died. He was 92.Franz...
John A. Walker, 77 (1937 - 2014)
MICHAEL BIESECKER, The Associated PressRALEIGH, North Carolina (AP) — A former American sailor convicted during the Cold War of leading a family spy ring for the Soviet Union has died in a prison...
Roger Clarke (2014)
DAVID McFADDEN, The Associated PressKINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Roger Clarke, a Jamaican government minister whose affable personality often bridged the Caribbean island's deep political divide, died...
Ahmed Seif (2014)
SARAH EL DEEB, The Associated PressCAIRO (AP) — Ahmed Seif, one of Egypt's most prominent civil rights lawyer and campaigner, died Wednesday from complications following heart surgery. He was 63...
Valeri Petrov, 94 (1920 - 2014)
The Associated PressSOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Valeri Petrov, Bulgaria's most prominent contemporary poet, who translated the complete works of Shakespeare, has died at age 94.Petrov's family said he...
Alfredo Martini, 93 (1921 - 2014)
The Associated PressROME (AP) — Alfredo Martini, Italy's former national cycling team coach who guided the squad to six world titles, has died. He was 93.The Italian cycling federation says Martini...
Enrique Zileri (2014)
FRANK BAJAK, The Associated Press LIMA, Peru (AP) — Enrique Zileri, who as longtime director of Peru's leading newsmagazine defied despotism and battled corruption with stubborn independence,...