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Celebrity Deaths in Journalism

  • Juan Carlos Llorca (2014)

    Juan Carlos Llorca

    The Associated PressEL PASO, Texas (AP) — Juan Carlos Llorca, a veteran Associated Press journalist who covered immigration and the drug war along the U.S.-Mexico border, and whose reporting on illegal international adoptions helped prompt national reforms in Guatemala, has died at age 40.Llorca collapsed at his home Monday in El Paso, Texas, and was rushed to a hospital, but he was pronounced...

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  • Michael Shanahan (2014)

    Michael Shanahan

    By WILL LESTER, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Shanahan, a veteran Washington political reporter for The Associated Press and Newhouse Newspapers who used that experience to teach new generations of students at George Washington University about the business he loved, died Saturday. Frank Sesno, director of George Washington's School of Media and Public Affairs, said...

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  • Tom Magliozzi, 77 (1937 - 2014)

    Tom Magliozzi

    PHILIP MARCELO, The Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Tom Magliozzi, a mechanic with an MIT degree who became an unlikely radio star as part of the brother duo that hosted "Car Talk," one of American public radio's most popular show's ever, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 77 years old. On "Car Talk," Tom and his younger brother, Ray, dispensed sound advice about...

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  • Ben Bradlee, 93 (1921 - 2014)

    Ben Bradlee

    NANCY BENAC, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In a charmed life of newspapering, Ben Bradlee seemed always to be in just the right place. The raspy-voiced, hard-charging editor who invigorated The Washington Post got an early break as a journalist thanks to his friendship with one president, John F. Kennedy, and became famous for his role in toppling another, Richard Nixon, in the...

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  • Rene Burri, 81 (1933 - 2014)

    Rene Burri

    The Associated PressGENEVA (AP) — Rene Burri, a Swiss photographer best known for his iconic black and white portraits of Communist revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara and painter Pablo Picasso, has died. He was 81.Magnum Photos, the agency of which he had been a long-time member, confirmed Burri died in Zurich Monday of cancer."Not only was he one of the great post-war photographers, he was...

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