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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 Howard Stern's radio show for more than a decade, has died at age 39. Lynch died Friday at the University of California, Davis, Medical Center in Sacramento, his longtime friend and agent, Johnny...
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 daughter DeeAnn Radcliff Harmon said Radcliff died Thursday in hospice care after his health declined following a recent fall.Radcliff was a natural salesman who once peddled vacuum cleaners door to door...
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 died — the first death attributed to the magnitude-6.0 temblor, sheriff's officials said.Laurie Anne Thompson was at her Napa home during the Aug. 24 quake when she was hit, according to the Napa...
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 just getting started, has died. He was 83.Leonard was well known around the Midwest for his decades of talk radio, celebrity interviews and movie reviews on Chicago's WGN Radio and TV, where he crafted...
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 Saturday in his hometown of Barcelona, according to Spain's education and culture minister, Jose Ignacio Wert.Wert said in a statement that he regretted Pertegaz's passing, adding that to think of the...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Mark Shand, 62 (1951 - 2014)
The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Royal officials in Britain say that the brother of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, has died after sustaining a serious head injury following a fall in New York...
Eddy Thomas (2014)
HOWARD CAMPBELL, The Associated PressKINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Eddy Thomas, co-founder of a prominent Jamaican dance company that sought to promote African heritage in a country emerging from under...
Richard Hoggart, 95 (1918 - 2014)
ROBERT BARR, The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Richard Hoggart, a distinguished cultural historian and a significant witness in the court case that ended British censorship of "Lady Chatterley's...
Ben Van Houten (2014)
The Associated Press HOLLAND, Michigan (AP) — The 39-year-old father of Michigan's first surviving set of sextuplets suffered a heart attack and died after setting up a trampoline for his...
Zeituni Onyango, 61 (1952 - 2014)
DENISE LAVOIE, The Associated PressBOSTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's aunt Zeituni Onyango, who was denied asylum in the United States but stayed illegally for years, died Tuesday at age 61...
Otis McDonald, 80 (1933 - 2014)
DON BABWIN, The Associated PressCHICAGO (AP) — Otis McDonald, the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit that prompted the U.S. Supreme Court decision that forced Chicago to abandon its 28-year ban on...
Charles Jordan (2014)
The Associated PressPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Charles Jordan, the first black city commissioner in Portland, Ore., has died at age 77.The cause of death has not been released, but city parks spokesman...
Fabio Hamilton da Cruz (2014)
TALES AZZONI, The Associated PressSAO PAULO (AP) — A worker died Saturday after falling at the construction site of the stadium that will host the World Cup opener in Sao Paulo, marking the seventh...