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Philippine Boat Capsize Victims (2015)
A boat ferrying 189 people capsized in the central Philippines, minutes after leaving port, the Philippine National Red Cross said Thursday, according to CNN. The local Coast Guard reported that at least 36 people have died, with 118 survivors, and another 19 still missing, according to CNN Philippines.
Nicholas Winton, 106 (1909 - 2015)
Nicholas Winton was a 29-year-old working at a stock exchange in 1938 when he learned that Jewish residents of Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia would be rounded up and sent to concentration camps. Then he arranged for trains to carry Jewish children from occupied Prague to Britain. Winton, who died Wednesday at 106, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2003 for his efforts to establish the ...
Tunisia Resort Assault Victims (2015)
At least 38 people died June 26 after a gunman, aided by a number of alleged accomplices, carried out an attack at a beachfront resort in Sousse, Tunisia. The slaughter was the deadliest tourist attack involving British citizens since July 7, 2005. SOUSSE, Tunisia (AP) — Top European security officials paid a somber homage on Tunisian sands Monday to 38 people killed at a beach resort, as...
Roger Verge, 85 (1930 - 2015)
The Associated PressPARIS (AP) — French chef Roger Verge, who revived interest in Mediterranean cuisine and inspired stars of French gastronomy including Alain Ducasse, has died. He was 85.The French Riviera restaurant he long led, Le Moulin de Mougins, posted a Facebook homage praising a "man with heart" who pleased "generations of palates" with food such as his signature zucchini flower and...
John Forbes Nash, Jr., 86 (1928 - 2015)
By BRUCE SHIPKOWSKI, The Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Born to an electrical engineer, and later a precocious and dashing young man who attained an Ivy League education, John Nash seemed destined for a life of stunning success. That he achieved, winning a Nobel Prize in 1994, but not without a struggle with mental illness that would make him a household name even more so than his...
Joanne Carson (2015)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Joanne Carson, the second wife of "Tonight Show" host Johnny Carson, has died in Southern California. She was 83.Ed Rada, the executor of her estate, says...
Asim Thabit Abdullah al-Khalaqi (2015)
The Associated PressMIAMI (AP) — A man who was released from the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in December and resettled in Kazakhstan has died in that Central Asian country, a Pentagon...
Oscar Carl Holderer, 95 (1919 - 2015)
By JAY REEVES, The Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (AP) — The last known surviving member of the German engineering team that came to the United States after World War II and designed the...
Frank Olivo (2015)
By RON TODT, The Associated PressPHILADELPHIA (AP) — The fill-in Santa who was pelted with snowballs and booed at a Philadelphia Eagles game in 1968 has died. Frank Olivo was 66.Olivo died early...
Wladyslaw Bartoszewski (2015)
By MONIKA SCISLOWSKA, The Associated PressWARSAW, Poland (AP) — Wladyslaw Bartoszewski, a former Auschwitz prisoner and member of Poland's underground World War II resistance who helped save Jews...
Ann Price (2015)
The Associated PressATLANTA (AP) — Ann Price, the creator of the world famous Ghetto Burger, has passed away. She was 72.According to 11Alive.com (http://on.11alive.com/1G8MZbK ), Price was the...
Mary Doyle Keefe (2015)
By DAVE COLLINS, The Associated PressHARTFORD, Connecticut (AP) — Mary Doyle Keefe, the model for Norman Rockwell's iconic 1943 Rosie the Riveter painting that symbolized the millions of American...
Homaro Cantu, 38 (1976 - 2015)
By JASON KEYSER, The Associated PressCHICAGO (AP) — Chef Homaro Cantu, who artfully blended science and fine dining at his Michelin-starred Chicago restaurant, has died.The 38-year-old Cantu, one...
Jenny Wallenda (2015)
By MELISSA NELSON-GABRIEL, The Associated PressJenny Wallenda, 87, the matriarch of the famous family of high-flying circus performers, died late Saturday at her home in Sarasota, Florida, according...
Michael Jandreau, 71 (1943 - 2015)
By JAMES NORD, The Associated PressSIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Michael Jandreau, who as the leader of South Dakota's Lower Brule Sioux Tribe for at least 35 years was known for a variety of economic...
Nan Tucker McEvoy (2015)
The Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nan Tucker McEvoy, the last member of the San Francisco Chronicle's founding family to head the newspaper, died Thursday after a long convalescence. She was...
Richard Ford (2015)
The Associated PressGRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The youngest half brother of late President Gerald Ford has died. He was 90.Richard Ford's death Friday in Grand Rapids was disclosed by the Gerald R....
Bernice Gordon, 101 (1914 - 2015)
The Associated PressPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bernice Gordon, a prolific crossword constructor whose puzzles were published in major newspapers and brain-teaser books, has died at the age of 101.Gordon...
Andrew Fischer (2015)
By REGINA GARCIA CANO, The Associated PressSIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Andrew Fischer was a stock clerk earning less than $100 a week in 1963 when a doctor explained why his pregnant wife's belly had...
Luke Martin, Jr. (2015)
By MARTHA WAGGONER, The Associated PressRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Luke Martin Jr., the son of an ex-slave and Civil War Union soldier, has died — 179 years after his father was born.Martin was 97 when...
Erica Morales (2015)
The Associated PressPHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix woman has died hours after giving birth to quadruplets.Nicole Todman, a family friend, says 36-year-old Erica Morales did not get to see her newborns...
Francesca Hilton (2015)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Francesca Hilton, the only child of sexy 1950s movie star and perennial celebrity Zsa Zsa Gabor, has died at 67. Hilton, whose father was hotel founder Conrad Hilton, died...
Mary Ann Mobley, 77 (1937 - 2014)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Miss America who went on to appear in movies with Elvis Presley and make documentary films around the world has died.A spokesman for the University...
Queen Fabiola, 86 (1928 - 2014)
By RAF CASERT, The Associated PressBRUSSELS (AP) — Queen Fabiola, who was inseparable from her husband, the late King Baudouin, and popular across much of Belgium, died on Friday. She was 86.The...
Roberto 'Chespirito' Gomez Bolanos, 85 (1929 - 2014)
By ISAAC GARRIDO, The Associated PressMEXICO CITY (AP) — Roberto Gomez Bolanos, the iconic Mexican comedian who wrote and played the boy television character "El Chavo del Ocho" that defined a...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...