Search Results for Obituaries

  • Report: San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee dead at 65

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that Mayor Edwin Lee has died. He was 65.The newspaper is citing a statement by the mayor's office that states that Lee passed away Tuesday just after 1 a.m. at Zuckerberg San...

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  • 'Endless Summer' surf film director Bruce Brown dies at 80

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bruce Brown, who molded the modern image of surfer as seeker and transformed the sport with his 1966 surfing documentary "The Endless Summer," has died He was 80.Alex Mecl, general manager of Bruce Brown Films, said Brown died...

    By Andrew Dalton, Associated Press|

  • Roy Reed, Times reporter who covered civil rights, dies

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Roy Reed, who covered key events during the civil rights movement for The New York Times before returning to his native Arkansas to write and teach, has died. He was 87.Reed died Sunday night at Washington Regional...

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  • Former pro BMX rider Kevin 'K-Rob' Robinson dies at age 45

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former professional BMX rider from who set a world record for the longest power-assisted bicycle backflip has died.The wife of Rhode Island native Kevin "K-Rob" Robinson tells The Providence Journal her husband suffered...

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  • Last of WWII black paratrooper pioneers dies at 96

    HUNTINGTON STATION, N.Y. (AP) — The last living member of a pioneering unit that paved the way for the U.S. military's first black paratroopers has died. Clarence Beavers was 96.The A.L. Jacobsen Funeral Home in Huntington Station, New York, says...

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  • Actor Steve Reevis of 'Fargo,' 'Dancing With Wolves' dies

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Actor Steve Reevis, who had supporting roles in the movies "Fargo" and "Last of the Dogmen," has died. He was 55.Ralph Foster of the Foster Funeral Home said Friday that Reevis died Thursday at a hospital Missoula. He did...

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  • Daughter: Contractor died of issues tied to Iraqi abduction

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The daughter of an American man who was abducted in Baghdad last year says he has died from complications stemming from his month in captivity.Amanda Frost says her father, Russell Frost, died Thursday at his home in Wichita,...

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  • South Carolina's first black chief justice dead at 86

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Ernest Finney, South Carolina's first Africa-American chief justice since Reconstruction, has died. He was 86.South Carolina Deputy Supreme Court Clerk Brenda Shealy said Finney died Sunday afternoon. She did not have...

    By Jeffrey Collins, ASSOCIATED PRESS|

  • Golden Krust founder, CEO dies in New York at age 57

    NEW YORK (AP) — Lowell Hawthorne, the founder and CEO of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery and Grill, has died in New York City. He was 57.The city's medical examiner's said Hawthorne shot himself in the head at his Bronx factory on...

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  • Member of group behind "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" dies

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mitch Margo, a member of the group behind the hit song "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" in the early 1960s, has died at his California home. He was 70.His family said Margo died Nov. 24 in Studio City but did not specify the cause.He...

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  • Trailblazing basketball player Perry Wallace dies

    Perry Wallace, who broke down a racial barrier by becoming the first black varsity basketball player in the Southeastern Conference, has died. He was 69.Wallace's death was announced Friday by Vanderbilt University, where Wallace became an...

    By The Associated Press|

  • Jim Nabors, Gomer Pyle on 'Andy Griffith Show,' dies at 87

    HONOLULU (AP) — Jim Nabors, who played Gomer Pyle on TV's "The Andy Griffith Show," has died at 87.Nabors died peacefully at his home in Hawaii on Thursday with his husband, Stan Cadwallader, at his side. He was 87.Cadwallader says Nabors' health...

    By Audrey Mcavoy, Associated Press|

  • Co-founder of 'Ice Bucket Challenge' dies after ALS battle

    PELHAM, N.Y. (AP) — The ALS Association says a man credited as one of the co-founders of the viral "Ice Bucket Challenge" that swept social media in 2014 has died after a yearslong battle with the condition known as Lou Gerhig's disease. Anthony...

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  • 'Father of Black Psychology' Joseph L. White dies at 84

    IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Joseph L. White, a psychologist, social activist and teacher who helped pioneer the field of black psychology to counter what he saw as rampant ignorance and prejudice in the profession, has died. He was 84.White, who lived...

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  • Ken Shapiro, director of 'The Grove Tube,' dies at 75

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Ken Shapiro, a former child actor and director of the 1974 movie "The Groove Tube," has died. He was 75.His daughter, Rosy Rosenkrantz, said Wednesday that Shapiro died on Nov. 18 from various cancers at his home in Las...

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  • Former UNR President Joseph Crowley dead at 84

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — The longest-serving president in the history of the University of Nevada, Reno has died.Joseph Crowley's daughter, Theresa Crowley, confirmed he died in Reno on Tuesday at the age of 84.He was hospitalized earlier this month...

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  • 'White Knight of Soul' Wayne Cochran, 78, dies in Miami home

    MIAMI (AP) — Wayne Cochran, the "blue-eyed soul" singer known for his towering pompadour, has died of cancer at his Florida home, according to his son Christopher Cochran. He was 78.The singer, who was called the White Knight of Soul for songs...

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  • Harry Pregerson, senior federal appeals court judge, dies

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Judge Harry Pregerson, who sat on the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals for nearly 40 years and championed the underprivileged on the bench and off, has died, his family said. He was 94.The unapologetically liberal and...

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  • Correction: Border Patrol-Agent Dies-Funeral story

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — In a story Nov. 25 about a funeral for a Border Patrol agent who died in West Texas, The Associated Press misspelled the name of the U.S. attorney general. His name is Jeff Sessions, not Session.A corrected version of the...

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  • Rance Howard, actor dad of director Ron Howard, dies at 89

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Director Ron Howard says his actor father Rance Howard has died. He was 89.Howard announced his father's passing Saturday on Twitter. He praised his father for his ability to balance ambition with great personal integrity.The...

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  • Ex-Rep. Hinchey, who pushed to protect the environment, dies

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Maurice Hinchey, a veteran lawmaker known for pressing to protect the environment during a career that spanned from the era of the Love Canal toxic waste site to the recent debate over natural-gas fracking, has...

    By Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press|

  • Johnny Cash boyhood home considered for historic nomination

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The boyhood home of country music icon Johnny Cash is being considered as a nominee for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places.The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program's review board is to meet Wednesday...

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  • Pioneering jazz singer Jon Hendricks dies at 96

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Jon Hendricks, the pioneering jazz singer and lyricist who with the trio Lambert, Hendricks & Ross popularized the "vocalese" singing style in which words were added to instrumental songs, has died. He was 96.His daughter,...

    By Jon Seewer|

  • George Avakian, jazz producer and scholar, dies at 98

    NEW YORK (AP) — George Avakian, a Russian-born jazz scholar and architect of the American music industry who produced essential recordings by Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis and other stars has died at age 98.Avakian's daughter, Anahid Avakian...

    By Hillel Italie, AP National Writer|

  • Today in History

    Today in HistoryToday is Wednesday, Nov. 22, the 326th day of 2017. There are 39 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:On Nov. 22, 1963, John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, was assassinated while riding in a...

    By The Associated Press|

  • Maine boy with cancer dies after wish for early Christmas

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A 9-year-old Maine boy with cancer has died a week after his wish for a Christmas celebration was fulfilled.Jacob Thompson's family announced on social media that he died Sunday at Maine Medical Center in Portland. His...

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  • Tennis great Pancho Segura dies at 96; coached Jimmy Connors

    CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Pancho Segura, who rose from poverty to win six U.S. Pro singles and doubles championships and was one of the world's top amateur players in the 1940s and professionals in the 1950s, has died. He was 96.Segura died...

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  • Reaction from the country music world on Mel Tillis' death

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A look at reaction on social media from the country music world on Mel Tillis, who died Sunday at age 85.___Blake Shelton, on Twitter:— He did his best to try and keep my head on straight. I looked up to Mel more than he...

    By The Associated Press|

  • Longtime country singer, songwriter Mel Tillis dies

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mel Tillis, the affable longtime country star who wrote hits for Kenny Rogers, Ricky Skaggs and many others, and overcame a stutter to sing on dozens of his own singles, has died.A spokesman for Tillis, Don Murry Grubbs,...

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  • Ann Wedgeworth, known for 'Three's Company' role, dies at 83

    NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Ann Wedgeworth, who gained fame on film and Broadway before taking on the role of a flirty divorcee on "Three's Company," has died at age 83.Wedgeworth's daughter Dianna Martin says her mother died Thursday in the New York...

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