Today's Obituaries of Notable People

  • Phyllis Frelich, 70 (1944 - 2014)

    Phyllis Frelich

    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...

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  • Jesse Winchester, 69 (1944 - 2014)

    Jesse Winchester

    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...

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  • Sue Townsend, 68 (1946 - 2014)

    Sue Townsend

    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,...

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  • Jacques Servier, 92 (1922 - 2014)

    Jacques Servier

    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...

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  • Gyude Bryant (2014)

    Gyude Bryant

    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...

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