Search Results for Obituaries

  • Fats Domino, rock 'n' roll pioneer has died at age 89

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) Fats Domino, the amiable rock 'n' roll pioneer whose steady, pounding piano and easy baritone helped change popular music while honoring the traditions of the Crescent City, died Tuesday. He was 89.Mark Bone, chief investigator...

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  • Robert Guillaume, Emmy-winning for 'Soap' actor, dies at 89

    NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Guillaume, who won Emmy Awards for his roles on "Soap" and "Benson," has died at age 89.Guillaume's widow Donna Brown Guillaume says the actor and singer died Tuesday morning in Los Angeles. She tells The Associated Press...

    By Hillel Italie, AP National Writer|

  • Commander of 1st flight of space shuttle Challenger dies

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Paul Weitz, a retired NASA astronaut who commanded the first flight of the space shuttle Challenger and also piloted the Skylab in the early 1970s, has died. He was 85.Weitz died at his retirement home in Flagstaff,...

    By Bob Christie, Associated Press|

  • Pharmacists cited for trying to see Prince's medical records

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Three Indiana pharmacists have been reprimanded by state regulators for trying to access Prince's medical records within days of the music superstar's death last year.The Indiana Board of Pharmacy issued letters of reprimand...

    By Rick Callahan, Associated Press|

  • Salvation Army receives donated urn filled with ashes

    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A Salvation Army thrift store in New Hampshire has received an urn apparently filled with cremated remains.The Portsmouth Herald reports the urn was donated last week. It's bronze in color and is engraved "Richard L....

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  • Al Hurricane, 'Godfather of New Mexico music,' dies

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Al Hurricane, known as the "Godfather of New Mexico music" for developing a distinct sound bridging the state's unique Hispanic traditions with country and rock, died Sunday.His son, Al Hurricane, Jr., told The Associated...

    By Russell Contreras, Associated Press|

  • Howard Carroll, lead guitarist for Dixie Hummingbirds, dies

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A lead guitarist for the influential and Grammy Award-winning gospel group the Dixie Hummingbirds has died in Philadelphia.Batchelor Brothers Funeral Services says Howard Carroll died Tuesday at an assisted-living facility at...

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  • Longtime news anchor Michele Marsh has died

    NEW YORK (AP) — Michele Marsh, a popular longtime news anchor in New York City, has died.Her son, John Paschall (PASH'-ahl), says Marsh succumbed to cancer this week at her South Kent, Connecticut home. She was 63.Marsh was among the TV newswomen...

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  • Helen DeVos, who backed health, education causes, dies at 90

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Helen J. DeVos, a philanthropist from western Michigan known for her support of children's health, Christian education and the arts, has died at age 90.Her family says in a statement that she died Wednesday of...

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  • 'Project Runway' fashion designer Mychael Knight dies

    Georgia fashion designer Mychael Knight, who was a finalist on the popular competition show "Project Runway," has died. He was 39.Knight's friend Jerris Madison confirmed Knight died Tuesday outside of Atlanta surrounded by family and friends....

    By Chevel Johnson, Associated Press|

  • Richard Wilbur, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, dies at 96

    Richard Wilbur, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and translator who intrigued and delighted generations of readers and theatergoers through his rhyming editions of Moliere and his own verse on memory, writing and nature, died. He was 96.Wilbur...

    By Hillel Italie|

  • Funeral held for Iowa woman killed in Las Vegas shooting

    SUTHERLAND, Iowa (AP) — Residents of the small northwest Iowa city of Sutherland gathered on Saturday to mourn Carly Kreibaum, a 33-year-old mother of two who was among those killed in the Las Vegas mass shooting.Dozens of people converged on a...

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  • Officials: 2 sold drugs that caused pregnant woman's death

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The daughter of a Wisconsin legislator who has worked to stem the opioid epidemic provided the drugs that caused the death of a pregnant woman, investigators said Thursday.Brown County sheriff's officials said they are...

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  • APNewsBreak: Prince tapes moved to California; 2 heirs angry

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two sisters and heirs of the late rock superstar Prince said Wednesday they're angered that the contents of his vault, including master tapes of unreleased music, have been removed from his Paisley Park studio complex and...

    By Steve Karnowski, Associated Press|

  • Bob Schiller, veteran 'I Love Lucy' writer, dies at 98

    Bob Schiller, a comedy writer whose credits reach back to TV's infancy, including "I Love Lucy," and later, "Maude," ''All in the Family" and "The Carol Burnett Show," has died. He was 98.Schiller died Tuesday in Pacific Palisades, California,...

    By Frazier Moore, AP Television Writer|

  • Bob Schiller, veteran 'I Love Lucy' writer, dies at 98

    Bob Schiller, a comedy writer whose credits reach back to TV's infancy, including "I Love Lucy," has died at 98. His daughter Sadie Novello says he died Tuesday in Pacific Palisades, California.Schiller began writing for television in 1950, and...

    By Frazier Moore, AP Television Writer|

  • Bob Schiller, veteran 'I Love Lucy' writer, dies at 98

    Bob Schiller, a comedy writer whose credits reach back to TV's infancy, including "I Love Lucy," has died at 98. His daughter Sadie Novello says he died Tuesday in Pacific Palisades, California.Schiller began writing for television in 1950, and...

    By Frazier Moore, AP Television Writer|

  • Names of firefighters sickened after 9/11 placed on memorial

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The names of 112 New York City firefighters who died of illnesses after spending time working in the rubble of the World Trade Center after the Sept. 11 attacks were added Tuesday to a memorial in the state's capital city for...

    By Chris Carola, Associated Press|

  • Former US Rep. Jerry Kleczka of Wisconsin dies at 73

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Jerry Kleczka, a liberal Democrat who represented a Wisconsin district that included his hometown of Milwaukee for 20 years, has died. He was 73.Kleczka died Sunday in the Madison area of natural causes,...

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  • Hall of Fame QB Y.A. Tittle dead at 90

    Y.A. Tittle, the Hall of Fame quarterback and 1963 NFL Most Valuable Player, has died. He was 90.His family confirmed to LSU, where Tittle starred in college, that he passed away. No details were immediately provided.Known as "The Bald Eagle" as...

    By The Associated Press|

  • Jimmy Beaumont, co-writer of 'Since I Don't Have You,' dies

    MCKEESPORT, Pa. (AP) — The lead singer of the doo-wop group the Skyliners, who co-wrote the iconic ballad "Since I Don't Have You," has died. Jimmy Beaumont was 76.Beaumont's family says he died in his sleep Saturday at his home in McKeesport,...

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  • 'Bumfights' homeless actor Rufus Hannah dies at 63

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rufus Hannah, a formerly homeless alcoholic who was paid to fight other homeless men and perform dangerous stunts in the notorious "Bumfights" videos, has died. He was 63.Hannah, who was living in the town of Adrian, Georgia,...

    By Robert Jablon, Associated Press|

  • Minnesota man lived with bodies of mom, brother for year

    A Minnesota man who lived in a house with the decomposing bodies of his mother and twin brother for about a year said he could not bring himself to report their deaths to authorities."I was traumatized," Robert James Kuefler told The Associated...

    By James Macpherson, Associated Press|

  • Dazzling basketball great Connie Hawkins dies at 75

    PHOENIX (AP) — Basketball great Connie Hawkins has died at 75.The Hall of Famer's death was announced in a statement Saturday by the Phoenix Suns, the team with which he spent his most productive NBA seasons. The Suns told The Associated Press...

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  • Bunny Sigler, who helped create 1970s Philly Sound, dies

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A singer, songwriter and producer who helped create the "The Sound of Philadelphia" in the 1970s has died. Walter "Bunny" Sigler was 76.His longtime attorney, Lloyd Zane Remick, said Sigler died of a heart attack Friday at his...

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  • Taco Bell designer and ex-president Robert McKay dies at 86

    TUSTIN, Calif. (AP) — Robert L. McKay, who designed the first Taco Bell restaurant and with founder Glenn Bell turned it from a quirky food stand into a fast-food empire, has died. He was 86.His son, Rob McKay, says McKay died last week from...

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  • Correction: Obit-Scream Doctor story

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a headline for a story Oct. 3 about the death of the psychotherapist who created "Primal Therapy," The Associated Press erroneously reported his name. He is Arthur Janov, not Yanov.A corrected version of the story is...

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  • 'Goodfellas' actor Charles Low, Robert De Niro's buddy, dies

    ALLENDALE, N.J. (AP) — A real estate developer whose friendship with Robert De Niro led him to an acting career that included a notable appearance in "Goodfellas" has died. Charles Low was 89.Low died Sept. 18 at a nursing home in New Jersey.Low...

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  • Rock superstar Tom Petty dies; sold 80 million records

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rock superstar Tom Petty has died at age 66.Spokeswoman Carla Sacks says Petty died Monday night at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles after he suffered cardiac arrest.Petty, usually backed by his longtime band the...

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  • Los Angeles police deny confirming Tom Petty's death to CBS

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department says it has no information on the well-being of Tom Petty and its spokespeople did not provide info CBS News used to report the rocker had died.Officer Tony Im said Monday that...

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