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The Duchess of Alba, 88 (1926 - 2014)
CIARAN GILES, The Associated PressMADRID (AP) — The Duchess of Alba, one of Spain's wealthiest and most colorful aristocrats and recognized as the world's most titled noble, has died. She was 88.Maria del Rosario Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart y Silva was related to Winston Churchill and shared toys with the future Queen Elizabeth — they were born less than a month apart — while living in...
Mary Alison Glen-Haig (2014)
The Associated PressLAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — One of the first women to be a member of the International Olympic Committee, Britain's Mary Alison Glen-Haig, has died. She was 96.Glen-Haig, who was a member from 1982 to 1994, died on Saturday, the IOC said in a statement.Glen-Haig competed in fencing events at four Olympics from 1948 to 1960 and later became an official of the sport's...
Jack Broughton, 89 (1925 - 2014)
The Associated PressLAGUNA HILLS, California (AP) — Jack Broughton, the decorated Air Force fighter pilot who flew more than 200 missions in Korea and Vietnam and later became an outspoken critic of the White House and military leaders, has died.Broughton died Oct. 24 at a hospital in California, his son Mark said Wednesday. He was 89 and had been treated for a variety of ailments.As a star...
Clark McEntire (2014)
The Associated PressCOALGATE, Okla. (AP) — The father of country music star Reba McEntire has died in Oklahoma.A post on the singer's verified Twitter account Friday says Clark McEntire passed away Thursday night in Coalgate.The director of Brown's Funeral Service in nearby Atoka confirmed the death, saying McEntire had been in declining health since suffering a stroke a few years ago. He was...
Jean Sawyer Hayes (2014)
The Associated PressLOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Jean Sawyer Hayes, the 94-year-old mother of ABC journalist Diane Sawyer, has died.Pearson's Funeral Home confirmed the death but said obituary information wasn't available yet. She died Wednesday after a long illness.The Courier-Journal said Hayes was a Monticello, Kentucky, native and a longtime elementary school teacher.Sawyer told the newspaper...
John Spencer-Churchill, 88 (1926 - 2014)
The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — John Spencer-Churchill, the Duke of Marlborough and a cousin and godson of British wartime leader Winston Churchill, has died. He was 88.Blenheim Palace said...
Geraldine "Jerrie" Mock, 88 (1925 - 2014)
DAN SEWELL, The Associated PressFifty years after she made aviation history, Jerrie Mock chuckled when asked whether she ever got scared while circling the globe alone."Scared? Let's not use the word...
Floyd "Creeky" Creekmore (2014)
The Associated PressBILLINGS, Montana (AP) — Floyd "Creeky" Creekmore, a former Montana rancher who held the record as the world's oldest performing clown, has died at age 98, his son said Tuesday...
Eric Lynch, 39 (1975 - 2014)
JOHN ROGERS, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eric "The Actor" Lynch, whose fear of werewolves, love of professional wrestling and angry, often foul-mouthed rants endeared him to fans of...
Will Radcliff (2014)
DAN SEWELL, The Associated PressCINCINNATI (AP) — Will Radcliff, who built a multimillion-dollar global business from flavored, icy Slush Puppie drinks, has died in Cincinnati. He was 74.His...
Laurie Ann Thompson (2014)
TERRY COLLINS, The Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A 65-year-old woman who suffered a head injury when a television struck her during last month's earthquake in California's wine country has...
Roy Leonard, 83 (1931 - 2014)
JASON KEYSER, The Associated PressCHICAGO (AP) — Longtime Chicago radio and TV personality Roy Leonard, who introduced listeners and viewers to some of America's biggest celebrities as they were...
Manuel Pertegaz (1917 - 2014)
The Associated PressMADRID (AP) — Manuel Pertegaz, one of Spain's most admired fashion designers who dressed Audrey Hepburn, Jacqueline Kennedy and Ava Gardner, has died. He was 96.Pertegaz died...
Philippine de Rothschild, 80 (1933 - 2014)
JAMEY KEATEN, The Associated PressPARIS (AP) — Philippine de Rothschild, an energetic and self-certain grande dame of Bordeaux wine who halted an acting career to run vineyards owned by the family...
Steven R. Nagel (2014)
The Associated PressHOUSTON (AP) — Steven R. Nagel, a former astronaut who flew on four space shuttle flights, has died after a long illness. He was 67.NASA said in a news release that Nagel died...
Gerald One Feather (2014)
The Associated PressOGLALA, South Dakota (AP) — Gerald One Feather, the legendary Oglala Sioux leader, former tribal president and tireless advocate for educational opportunities, has died. He was...
B.K.S. Iyengar, 95 (1918 - 2014)
NIRMALA GEORGE, The Associated PressNEW DELHI (AP) — Indian yoga guru B.K.S. Iyengar, who helped popularize yoga around the world and wrote 14 books on the subject, died Wednesday at age 95.Bellur...
Jay Adams, 53 (1961 - 2014)
JOHN ROGERS, The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Jay Adams, the colorful rebel who helped transform skateboarding from a simple street pastime into one of the world's most spectacular sports...
Laura Kostyra Plimpton (2014)
The Associated PressNORWALK, Conn. (AP) — Martha Stewart says her younger sister, Laura Kostyra Plimpton, has died in a Connecticut hospital of a brain aneurysm. She was 59.The home decorating...
Johann Breyer (2014)
The Associated PressPHILADELPHIA (AP) — The lawyer for a Nazi war crimes suspect says the 89-year-old Philadelphia man has died while awaiting extradition to Germany.Attorney Dennis Boyle told The...
Norberto Odebrecht (2014)
The Associated PressRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Norberto Odebrecht, founder of the Brazilian construction company behind large-scale projects such as dams and highways in the Amazon jungle and some of...
Stephen Gaskin, 79 (1935 - 2014)
LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, The Associated PressNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Stephen Gaskin, a counterculture visionary who led a caravan of hippies from California to establish one of the country's longest...
Umaru Dikko (2014)
The Associated PressLAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — His family says a Nigerian politician who made front-page news when he was discovered drugged in a crate at a British airport has died in London.The family...
Elias Saavedra (2014)
RUSSELL CONTRERAS, The Associated PressALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Elias Saavedra, one of the last survivors of the Bataan Death March, died Wednesday. He was 96.Saavedra died of natural causes at his...
Alexander Shuglin, 88 (1925 - 2014)
PAUL ELIAS, The Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Alexander Shulgin, a respected chemist famed for dusting off a decades-old recipe for the psychedelic drug ecstasy, died Monday at his Northern...
Mary Soames (2014)
The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Mary Soames, the last surviving child of British World War II leader Winston Churchill, has died. She was 91.Her son Nicholas Soames said she died Saturday evening...
Robert Sallee (2014)
NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, The Associated PressSPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Robert Sallee, the last survivor of the Mann Gulch wildfire in Montana that killed 13 firefighters, has died.Sallee, 82, died Monday...
Ernesto Butcher (2014)
The Associated PressMAPLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Ernesto Butcher, a veteran of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey who was praised for his calm leadership in the days and weeks after the Sept....
Walter R. Walsh, 106 (1907 - 2014)
JESSICA GRESKO, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Walter R. Walsh, who captured gangsters as an FBI agent in the 1930s and went on to train Marine Corps snipers and become the longest-lived...
Isabelle "Barbara" Fiske Calhoun, 94 (1919 - 2014)
The Associated PressMONTPELIER, Vermont (AP) — Isabelle "Barbara" Fiske Calhoun, a New York cartoonist during World War II who moved to Vermont just after the war to co-found what is now described...