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Phyllis Frelich, 70 (1944 - 2014)
TERRY TANG, The Associated PressPhyllis Frelich, a Tony Award-winning deaf actress who starred in the Broadway version of "Children of a Lesser God," has died. She was 70.Frelich, died Thursday at their home in Temple City, Calif., her husband, Robert Steinberg, said. She suffered from a rare degenerative neurological disease called progressive supranuclear palsy, or PSP, for which there are no...
Jesse Winchester, 69 (1944 - 2014)
The Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Jesse Winchester, a U.S.-born singer who established himself in Montreal after dodging the Vietnam War and went on to write songs covered by the likes of Elvis Costello, Jimmy Buffett and Joan Baez has died of cancer. He was 69. His death was announced on his official Facebook page Friday. "Friends, our sweet Jesse died peacefully in his sleep this...
Sue Townsend, 68 (1946 - 2014)
JILL LAWLESS, The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — British comic author Sue Townsend, who created angst-ridden teenage diarist Adrian Mole and sent Queen Elizabeth II into exile on a public housing estate, has died after suffering a stroke. She was 68.Her publisher, Penguin Books said Friday that Townsend died in Leicester, central England, a day earlier.Townsend left school at 15, married at 18,...
Jacques Servier, 92 (1922 - 2014)
The Associated PressPARIS (AP) — Jacques Servier, the founder of France's second-largest pharmaceutical group who became ensnared in a scandal over a diabetes drug widely used for weight loss, has died.Servier Research Group announced the death of 92-year-old Servier late Wednesday.Servier and his lab were at the center of one of France's biggest health scandals, in which the drug Mediator was...
Gyude Bryant (2014)
The Associated PressMONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — A minister says the transitional leader who led Liberia during its first presidential elections after civil war has died. He was 66.Gyude Bryant has been in and out of the hospital recently. Acting Information Minister Isaac Jackson said Bryant died Wednesday afternoon at a Monrovia hospital. He would not give the cause of death.Bryant led a...
Jim Flaherty, 64 (1949 - 2014)
ROB GILLIES, The Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Just three weeks after stepping down, former longtime Canadian finance minister Jim Flaherty, a fixture on the world financial stage, has died....
Ben Van Houten (2014)
The Associated Press HOLLAND, Michigan (AP) — The 39-year-old father of Michigan's first surviving set of sextuplets suffered a heart attack and died after setting up a trampoline for his...
Mickey Rooney, 93 (1920 - 2014)
ANTHONY McCARTNEY, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mickey Rooney's approach to life was simple: "Let's put on a show!" He spent nine decades doing it, on the big screen, on television,...
The Ultimate Warrior, 54 (1959 - 2014)
DAN GELSTON, The Associated Press The Ultimate Warrior put on his signature airbrushed trench coat, shook the white ring ropes, and, for a few fleeting minutes, the wrestler billed as hailing from...
Edmond Harjo (2014)
KRISTI EATON, The Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Edmond Harjo, one of the last remaining Native American code talkers, has died. He was 96. Harjo was a member of the Seminole Nation of...
Peaches Geldof, 25 (1989 - 2014)
SYLVIA HUI, The Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Model and media personality Peaches Geldof, the second daughter of Irish singer Bob Geldof and member of a talented, troubled family who grew up in...
Royce Waltman, 72 (1942 - 2014)
MICHAEL MAROT, The Associated PressINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Royce Waltman captivated Indiana's basketball fans with his folksy attitude and a penchant for winning.Being Bob Knight's right-hand man...
Phillip Hayes Dean (2014)
MARK KENNEDY, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Phillip Hayes Dean, a playwright, director and theater actor who wrote the one-man play "Paul Robeson" starring James Earl Jones on Broadway in...
Nina Cassian, 89 (1924 - 2014)
ALISON MUTLER, The Associated PressBUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian poet and translator Nina Cassian, who obtained political asylum in the United States after the Communist-era secret police...
Joe Curl, 59 (1954 - 2014)
The Associated PressHOUSTON (AP) — Former Houston women's basketball coach Joe Curl has died, the university announced Monday. He was 59.The university said Curl died on Monday morning, but gave no...
Hal Smith (2014)
The Associated PressFORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — Former major league baseball player Hal Smith of Fort Smith, Ark., has died.Edwards Funeral Home says Smith died Saturday at age 82. A cause of death was...
Patrick Seale, 83 (1930 - 2014)
The Associated PressBEIRUT (AP) — Patrick Seale, a veteran journalist and author on Middle Eastern affairs as well as one of the world's leading historians on Syria, has died in London after a...
Theoklitos of Ioannina (2014)
The Associated PressATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek bishop Theoklitos of Ioannina has died at the age of 83.A spokesperson for the Ioannina University hospital says he died Sunday after a short,...
Eddy Thomas (2014)
HOWARD CAMPBELL, The Associated PressKINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Eddy Thomas, co-founder of a prominent Jamaican dance company that sought to promote African heritage in a country emerging from under...
Lou Hodson, 69 (1944 - 2014)
CHARLES ODUM, The Associated PressATLANTA (AP) — Lou Hudson, a smooth-shooting star for the Hawks who averaged more than 20 points during 13 NBA seasons, died Friday. He was 69.He died in Atlanta,...
Richard Hoggart, 95 (1918 - 2014)
ROBERT BARR, The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Richard Hoggart, a distinguished cultural historian and a significant witness in the court case that ended British censorship of "Lady Chatterley's...
Gregory White Smith (2014)
The Associated PressAIKEN, South Carolina (AP) — The co-author of a Pulitzer Prize winning biography of the artist Jackson Pollock has died.Gregory White Smith died Thursday in his home from a...