Other Celebrity Deaths

  • Bernice Gordon, 101 (1914 - 2015)

    Bernice Gordon

    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 died at her Philadelphia home early Thursday, her son Jim Lanard confirmed Friday. A private memorial service was planned, he said.A Philadelphia native and University of Pennsylvania graduate, Gordon...

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  • Andrew Fischer (2015)

    Andrew Fischer

    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 grown so large: She was about to give birth to five babies, who would become the first known surviving quintuplets born in the U.S.Fischer, whose family eventually grew to 11 children, died in a...

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  • Luke Martin, Jr. (2015)

    Luke Martin, Jr.

    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 he died Sunday at his home in New Bern, North Carolina, said his daughter, Fannie Martin-Williams. Her father, who suffered from congestive heart failure and other ailments, had been in declining...

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  • Erica Morales (2015)

    Erica Morales

    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 before she passed away early Friday morning at Banner Good Samaritan hospital in Phoenix.Todman says Morales was about seven months into her pregnancy when she delivered three girls and one boy Thursday...

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  • Francesca Hilton (2015)

    Francesca Hilton

    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 Monday night at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles following an apparent heart attack or stroke, said her publicist, Edward Lozzi. Lozzi said he had been chatting with Hilton by phone just...

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