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Today's Obituaries of Notable People

  • Manuel Pertegaz (1917 - 2014)

    Manuel Pertegaz

    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...

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  • Jack Kraft (2014)

    Jack Kraft

    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...

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  • William Greaves, 87 (1926 - 2014)

    William Greaves

    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...

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  • Sergio Rodrigues (2014)

    Sergio Rodrigues

    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...

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  • Stefan Andrei, 83 (1931 - 2014)

    Stefan Andrei

    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...

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