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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 Spencer-Churchill died Thursday morning.His son Jamie is expected to inherit his father's title and become the 12th Duke of Marlborough.Prime Minister David Cameron said Spencer-Churchill will be deeply...
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 scared," she said.But she had plenty of harrowing moments, from landing by mistake on an Egyptian military base to seeing a burning wire aboard her plane loaded with extra fuel.Geraldine "Jerrie"...
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.Creekmore died Saturday night in his Billings home of complications from heart disease, Dave Creekmore said.Creeky turned to rubber noses and orange wigs in the 1980s, after retiring from his previous...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...