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Today's Obituaries of Notable People

  • Carlo Bergonzi, 90 (1924 - 2014)

    Carlo Bergonzi

    The Associated PressMILAN (AP) — Italian tenor Carlo Bergonzi, considered one of the most authoritative interpreters of Verdi's operas, has died at the age of 90.The Italian Auxologic Institute in Milan on Monday confirmed Bergonzi's death on Friday. No cause was given.Born in the province of Parma not far from Verdi's hometown, Bergonzi started his studies at age 16 as a baritone, only to...

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  • James Garner, 86 (1928 - 2014)

    James Garner

    FRAZIER MOORE, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Few actors could register disbelief, exasperation or annoyance with more comic subtlety. James Garner had a way of widening his eyes while the corner of his mouth sagged ever so slightly. Maybe he would swallow once to further make his point. This portrait of fleeting disquiet could be understood, and identified with, by every member...

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  • Karl Albrecht, 94 (1920 - 2014)

    Karl Albrecht

    DAVID RISING, The Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — Karl Albrecht, co-founder of the Aldi grocery store empire and one of the world's richest people, has died in the western German city of Essen. He was 94. Essen's city hall told The Associated Press that Albrecht was buried Monday in a family plot in a small ceremony in the city's Bredeney district where he lived. Aldi's press office said...

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  • Paul Schell, 76 (1937 - 2014)

    Paul Schell

    The Associated PressSEATTLE (AP) — Former Seattle Mayor Paul Schell, who led the city during the World Trade Organization protests in 1999, has died. He was 76.Schell died Sunday morning at a Seattle hospital surrounded by family, according to Mayor Ed Murray's office."Paul will be greatly missed. He was truly committed to the people of Seattle, working to improve the city both as an elected...

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  • Dale Schlueter (2014)

    Dale Schlueter

    The Associated PressPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Dale Schlueter, a member of the Portland Trail Blazers for their inaugural 1970-71 season, died Thursday after battling cancer. He was 68.The Trail Blazers said Schlueter died at his Portland home.Schlueter was acquired by the Blazers in 1970 and averaged 8.2 points in the team's first season. The 6-foot-10 center had two stints in Portland, from 1970...

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