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Gov. Jim Holshouser, 78 (1934 - 2013)
GARY D. ROBERTSON, The Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jim Holshouser, who was North Carolina's first Republican governor elected in the 20th century, has died. He was 78. In a statement released by Gov. Pat McCrory's office, Holshouser's family said he had been in declining health before he died Monday at First Health of the Carolinas Medical Center in Pinehurst. Holshouser was...
Gene Mako, 97 (1916 - 2013)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Tennis great Gene Mako, who won four major doubles titles and was ranked in the world top 10 during the 1930s, has died in Southern California. He was 97 years old.The International Tennis Hall of Fame said Mako died Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The hospital confirmed his death.Mako and his friend Don Budge won two doubles titles...
Bernard "Bernie" Sahlins (2013)
The Associated PressCHICAGO (AP) — Bernard "Bernie" Sahlins, who co-founded Chicago's Second City theater and who nurtured the early careers of many of "Saturday Night Live's" biggest stars over the years, has died. He was 90.Andrew Alexander, one of the theater's current owners, says Sahlins died peacefully Sunday at his Chicago home.Sahlins and two business partners opened Second City in...
Kenneth Wilson, 77 (1936 - 2013)
DAVID SHARP, The Associated PressPORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Physicist Kenneth Wilson, who earned a Nobel prize for pioneering work that changed the way physicists think about phase transitions, has died in Maine, where he retired to enjoy kayaking with his wife. He was 77.Wilson, who died from complications of lymphoma, was in the physics department at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., when he...
Bob Meistrell (2013)
The Associated PressTORRANCE, California (AP) — Bob Meistrell, who co-founded the Body Glove clothing company and helped develop the first neoprene wetsuit, has died in Southern California. He was 84.Body Glove International LLC President Russ Lesser tells the Torrance Daily Breeze (http://bit.ly/10qayf5 ) that Meistrell suffered a heart attack on his boat Sunday while returning from Catalina...
Thomas Penfield Jackson, 76 (1937 - 2013)
The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Thomas Penfield Jackson, who as a federal judge in Washington presided over a Microsoft antitrust case and the drug possession trial of former Mayor Marion...
Paul Soros (2013)
JAKE PEARSON, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Paul Soros, a successful innovator in shipping, philanthropist and the older brother of billionaire financier George Soros, died in New York City...
David Jin (2013)
FELICIA FONSECA, The Associated PressLAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas businessman who developed the Grand Canyon Skywalk glass bridge in northwestern Arizona and later became entangled in legal battles...
Miller Barber, 82 (1931 - 2013)
The Associated Press, The Associated Press Miller Barber, the unique-swinging golfer who made the most combined starts on the PGA and Champions tours, has died. He was 82. The PGA Tour said...
Maxine Stuart, 94 (1918 - 2013)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Longtime soap opera actress Maxine Stuart has died at age 94. She had regular roles on "The Young and the Restless" and "The Edge of Night."Her daughter,...
Robert W. Fogel, 86 (1926 - 2013)
The Associated PressCHICAGO (AP) — Robert W. Fogel, a University of Chicago economist whose study of the economics of slavery sparked a furious debate in academia and later helped garner him a...
Jiroemon Kimura, 116 (1897 - 2013)
The Associated PressTOKYO (AP) — The world's oldest person has died at the age of 116. Japan's Jiroemon Kimura had been recognized by the Guinness World Records as the oldest living person, the...
Helen Brush Jenkins (2013)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Helen Brush Jenkins, a pioneering photojournalist who made Life magazine when she snapped a photo of her child moments after giving birth, has died. She was...
Heinz Flohe & Ottmar Walter (2013)
The Associated PressBERLIN (AP) — Heinz Flohe and Ottmar Walter, soccer stars who played on World Cup-winning teams for West Germany, have died.Flohe, a member of the 1974 squad, died Saturday at...
Evelyn Kozak, 113 (1899 - 2013)
The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — The world's oldest Jewish person, Evelyn Kozak, whose family fled Russia to escape anti-Semitism, has died at age 113.Kozak died Tuesday after suffering a heart...
Scott Winkler (2013)
The Associated PressDALLAS (AP) — Dallas Stars prospect Scott Winkler has died in his home country of Norway after recently completing his senior season at Colorado College. He was 23.School...
Sister Teresita Barajuen (2013)
The Associated PressMADRID (AP) — A nun believed to hold the world record of 86 years cloistered in a monastery has died in Spain.Sister Maria Romero, abbess of the Buenafuente del Sistal monastery...
Ahmad Robin (2013)
The Associated PressAMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The doctor of a Jordanian man who set himself on fire to draw attention to his plight as an orphan says he has died of his burns.Ahmad Robin, 23, set...
Bruno Bartoletti, 86 (1926 - 2013)
ROME (AP) — Bruno Bartoletti, an orchestra conductor who was associated with the Lyric Opera of Chicago for a half-century, and who championed modern opera as well as classic works, died on Sunday...
Willi Sitte, 92 (1921 - 2013)
The Associated PressBERLIN (AP) — Willi Sitte, one of East Germany's most eminent artists and a key representative of Communism's preferred socialist realism painting style, has died at 92.The head...
Henry Lee Parker (2013)
The Associated PressFLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Henry Lee Parker, who played a role in the SMU football scandal that resulted in the NCAA shutting down its football program for two seasons, has died. He...
Bob Lyons (2013)
The Associated PressPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bob Lyons, who covered Philadelphia sports legends from Bob Clarke to Reggie White during 35 years as a freelancer for The Associated Press, has died. He was...