Other Celebrity Deaths

  • Nan Tucker McEvoy (2015)

    Nan Tucker McEvoy

    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 95.Her son, Nion McEvoy, publisher of Chronicle Books, confirmed her death.The Chronicle reported (http://bit.ly/1H1WEAx ) that McEvoy — who had also been a prominent olive oil producer — died...

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  • Richard Ford (2015)

    Richard Ford

    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. Ford Presidential Foundation.Gerald Ford had three half brothers after his mother's second marriage. Longtime family friend Marty Allen tells The Grand Rapids Press (http://bit.ly/1OfNRjy ) that...

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  • 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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