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2014 Year In Review

Remembering the lives of the most notable personalities lost in 2014

Celebrity Deaths in Sports

  • Bill Monbouquette, 78 (1936 - 2015)

    Bill Monbouquette

    BOSTON (AP) — Bill Monbouquette, an All-Star pitcher who threw a no-hitter and had a 20-win season for his hometown Boston Red Sox, has died. He was 78. Monbouquette died Sunday at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston due to complications from leukemia, the Red Sox announced Monday. Monbouquette spent more than 50 years in professional baseball as a player, coach and scout. He was...

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  • Toller Cranston , 65 (1949 - 2015)

    Toller  Cranston

    By The Associated Press, The Associated PressToller Cranston, a bronze medalist at the 1974 world championships and 1976 Olympics, died at his home in Mexico, Skate Canada said Saturday.He was 65.Cranston, a six-time Canadian senior men's champion, was known for his dramatic showmanship on the ice. Cranston was born in Hamilton, Ontario, and grew up in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, and Montreal before...

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  • Maria Cerra Tishman, 96 (1918 - 2015)

    Maria Cerra Tishman

    The Associated PressPARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — Maria Cerra Tishman, a U.S. fencer who finished fourth in individual foil at the 1948 Olympics, has died. She was 96.The Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home in Fair Lawn said she died Saturday at a health-care center in Paramus.Competing as Maria Cerra at the London Games, she advanced through three preliminary rounds to reach the final eight. She missed...

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  • Johan Martin Ferner, 87 (1927 - 2015)

    Johan  Martin  Ferner

    The Associated PressOSLO, Norway (AP) — Norway's royal household says the king's brother-in-law Johan Martin Ferner, who was part of the sailing team that won silver at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, has died. He was 87.In a statement, King Harald V announced "with great sadness" that Ferner died Saturday. The statement did not give a cause of death.Ferner was a commoner who married...

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  • Ernie Banks, 83 (1931 - 2015)

    Ernie Banks

    By DON BABWIN, The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks died after a heart attack, an attorney representing the Hall of Famer's family said Sunday. With Banks' widow standing nearby at a news conference at a downtown hotel, Mark Bogen said Banks had the heart attack Friday in Chicago and died later that day. He did not provide any other details. "I want you to...

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