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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...
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 colleges and universities, has died. He was 86.Barrett died Tuesday at a hospital, several partners of his Nashville-based law firm told The Associated Press.In a career that spanned more than 50 years...
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 Merchant Marine taught him to read. Enchanted by the likes of Fyodor Dostoyevsky and F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sperling began a journey through higher education that ultimately led to his founding of...
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.Seif died in a Cairo hospital after spending nearly two weeks in an intensive care unit. He was one of Egypt's leading rights campaigners, imprisoned in the 1970s and 1980s for his activism against...
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 died Wednesday in a Sofia hospital following a stroke.Valeri Nissim Mevorah, better known by his pen-name, Valeri Petrov, was born on April 22, 1920, in Sofia to a Jewish father and Bulgarian mother...
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...
B.K.S. Iyengar, 95 (1918 - 2014)
NIRMALA GEORGE, The Associated PressNEW DELHI (AP) — Indian yoga guru B.K.S. Iyengar, who helped popularize yoga around the world and wrote 14 books on the subject, died Wednesday at age 95.Bellur...
Relatives of Pope Francis (2014)
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Three relatives of Pope Francis died and a fourth was in critical condition Tuesday after their car crash on a provincial highway in Argentina, the Vatican and a...
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,...
Steven R. Nagel (2014)
The Associated PressHOUSTON (AP) — Steven R. Nagel, a former astronaut who flew on four space shuttle flights, has died after a long illness. He was 67.NASA said in a news release that Nagel died...
Gerald One Feather (2014)
The Associated PressOGLALA, South Dakota (AP) — Gerald One Feather, the legendary Oglala Sioux leader, former tribal president and tireless advocate for educational opportunities, has died. He was...
Toby Massey (2014)
DOUGLASS K. DANIEL, The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Toby Massey, a photographer and photo editor who directed coverage of presidents and political conventions as well as natural disasters,...
Jason Bitsko, 21 (1993 - 2014)
TOM WITHERS, The Associated PressCLEVELAND (AP) — Kent State football player Jason Bitsko, who was slated to start at center for the Golden Flashes this season, died Wednesday.Police believe he...
Hashim Khan (2014)
PAT GRAHAM, The Associated PressDENVER (AP) — Hashim Khan, one of the greatest squash players of all time, died of congestive heart failure Monday night. He was believed to be 100.His son, Mo, said...
Dinu Patriciu, 64 (1950 - 2014)
ALISON MUTLER, The Associated PressBUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Dinu Patriciu, an emblematic politician from Romania's early post-communist years whose later career as an oil tycoon was marred by...
Simin Behbahani, 87 (1927 - 2014)
The Associated PressTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Famed Iranian poet Simin Behbahani, who wrote of the joys of love, demanded equal rights for women and spoke out about the challenges facing those living in...
Fernand St Germain, 86 (1928 - 2014)
The Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A man who represented Rhode Island in Congress for 28 years and co-sponsored a 1982 bill that deregulated savings and loans has died. Fernand St...