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Bernice Gordon, 101 (1914 - 2015)
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...
Andrew Fischer (2015)
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...
Luke Martin, Jr. (2015)
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...
Erica Morales (2015)
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...
Francesca Hilton (2015)
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...
Mary Ann Mobley, 77 (1937 - 2014)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Miss America who went on to appear in movies with Elvis Presley and make documentary films around the world has died.A spokesman for the University...
Queen Fabiola, 86 (1928 - 2014)
By RAF CASERT, The Associated PressBRUSSELS (AP) — Queen Fabiola, who was inseparable from her husband, the late King Baudouin, and popular across much of Belgium, died on Friday. She was 86.The...
Roberto 'Chespirito' Gomez Bolanos, 85 (1929 - 2014)
By ISAAC GARRIDO, The Associated PressMEXICO CITY (AP) — Roberto Gomez Bolanos, the iconic Mexican comedian who wrote and played the boy television character "El Chavo del Ocho" that defined a...
The Duchess of Alba, 88 (1926 - 2014)
CIARAN GILES, The Associated PressMADRID (AP) — The Duchess of Alba, one of Spain's wealthiest and most colorful aristocrats and recognized as the world's most titled noble, has died. She was 88...
Mary Alison Glen-Haig (2014)
The Associated PressLAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — One of the first women to be a member of the International Olympic Committee, Britain's Mary Alison Glen-Haig, has died. She was 96.Glen-Haig, who...
Jack Broughton, 89 (1925 - 2014)
The Associated PressLAGUNA HILLS, California (AP) — Jack Broughton, the decorated Air Force fighter pilot who flew more than 200 missions in Korea and Vietnam and later became an outspoken critic...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...