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Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 87 (1927 - 2014)
E. EDUARDO CASTILLO, The Associated Press MEXICO CITY (AP) — His death mourned around the globe, Gabriel Garcia Marquez is being hailed as a giant of modern literature, a writer of intoxicating novels and short stories that illuminated Latin America's passions, superstition, violence and social inequality. Widely considered the most popular Spanish-language writer since Miguel de...
Basil Paterson, 87 (1926 - 2014)
ULA ILNYTZKY, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Basil Paterson, a longtime New York political powerhouse and the father of former Gov. David Paterson, has died, his family said Thursday. He was 87.Paterson died at 10 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Sinai Hospital, according to a family statement that did not give the cause of death. He would have turned 88 on April 27.The Democrat served as a state...
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...
Dylan Tombides, 20 (1994 - 2014)
The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Emerging Australian forward Dylan Tombides, who broke into the West Ham first-team squad while receiving cancer treatment, has died. He was 20.The English Premier League club says Tombides, who was initially diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2011, died on Friday having "courageously fought the disease for three years."Tombides, who joined West Ham at 15, made...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...