Other Celebrity Deaths

  • Joanne Carson (2015)

    Joanne Carson

    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 Carson died Friday at her longtime home in Los Angeles. Rada says she had been in declining health and was in hospice care.Born Joanne Copeland in Los Angeles, she married Johnny Carson in 1963, a year...

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  • Asim Thabit Abdullah al-Khalaqi (2015)

    Asim Thabit Abdullah al-Khalaqi

    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 spokesman said Friday.Asim Thabit Abdullah al-Khalaqi, who was about 47, according to military records, died May 7, Army Lt. Col. Myles Caggins said. He did not provide a cause of death. The British...

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  • Oscar Carl Holderer (2015)

    Oscar Carl Holderer

    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 rocket that took astronauts to the moon has died. Oscar Carl Holderer died Tuesday in Alabama, son Michael Holderer said Wednesday. He was 95. Holderer said his father suffered a stroke last week...

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  • Frank Olivo (2015)

    Frank Olivo

    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 Thursday at a suburban hospital after a long battle with heart disease, diabetes and other ailments, said his cousin, Richard Monastra.The story of Olivo's misfortune has long been held up as a symbol...

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  • Wladyslaw Bartoszewski (2015)

    Wladyslaw Bartoszewski

    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 and later served twice as the country's foreign minister, died Friday in Warsaw. He was 93.Bartoszewski died after being taken to a hospital in Warsaw on Friday afternoon. His death was confirmed by a...

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