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Conrad Burns, 81 (1935 - 2016)
Former U.S. Sen. Conrad Burns of Montana died April 28 of natural causes at his home in Billings, Montana, according to multiple news sources. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Willie Williams, 72 (1943 - 2016)
Willie Williams, the first African-American chief of the Philadelphia and Los Angeles police departments, died April 27, according to the Los Angeles Times. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Remo Belli, 89 (2016)
Remo Belli, the founder of the legendary drum manufacturer Remo Inc., died April 25 of complications of pneumonia, according to a statement on the company's website. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Dr. James Jude, 87 (1928 - 2015)
The Associated PressMIAMI (AP) — Dr. James Jude, one of the experts credited with pioneering life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation, has died. He was 87.Peter Jude says his father died early Tuesday in Coral Gables after an extended illness. Jude says his father always wanted to help people, noting CPR has saved countless lives.In the late 1950s, the doctor and two electrical engineers,...
Red Lane, 76 (1939 - 2015)
Red Lane, a country music songwriter who wrote the Tammy Wynette hit "'Til I Get It Right," has died of cancer, according to multiple news sources. He was 76. Lane, who was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters' Hall of Fame in 1993, wrote songs for many of country's biggest stars.
Winston Hill, 74 (1941 - 2016)
Winston Hill, the former New York Jets tackle who helped protect quarterback Joe Namath in the Jets' 1969 Super Bowl win, died April 26, according to multiple news sources, including The Associated...
John Ridsdel (2016)
John Ridsdel, a Canadian held hostage by Islamist militants in the Philippines, "has been killed at the hands of his captors," Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a statement Monday,...
Steve Julian, 57 (1958 - 2016)
Broadcaster Steve Julian, who served as the longtime morning edition host for Southern California's National Public Radio affiliate 89.3 KPCC, died April 24, according to multiple news sources. For...
Billy Paul, 81 (1934 - 2016)
Billy Paul, a Grammy Award-winning R&B and jazz singer known best for his 1972 No. 1 hit song "Me and Mrs. Jones," died April 24, according to multiple news sources, including The Associated Press....
Ron Brace, 29 (2016)
Ron Brace, former New England Patriots nose tackle, has died at the age of 29, according to the Boston Globe. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Papa Wemba, 66 (1949 - 2016)
Papa Wemba, World Music star known as the "King of Rhumba Rock," has died at the age of 66, according to multiple news sources. For full coverage and obituary from Legacy.com,click here.
Michelle McNamara, 46 (2016)
Michelle McNamara, crime writer and wife of comedian Patton Oswalt, died on April 21, 2016 according to multiple news sources. She was 46. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click.
Patrick Macnee, 93 (1922 - 2015)
Patrick Macnee, who played a stylish secret agent on the 1960s television series "The Avengers," has died. He was 93. Macnee, who died Thursday of natural causes in Rancho Mirage, California,...
Massachusetts Plane Crash Victims (2015)
Three people died Sunday evening in Massachusetts after a small plane crashed into a single-family home, according to Massachusetts State Police. At about 6 p.m. Sunday, the small plane crashed into...
Marva Collins, 78 (1936 - 2015)
Marva Collins, the Chicago education pioneer who won praise for her innovative teaching approach at the West Side school she launched in 1975, died Wednesday of natural causes. She was 78. Her...
Don Featherstone, 79 (2015)
The Associated PressBOSTON (AP) — The creator of the pink plastic lawn flamingo, the ultimate symbol of American lawn kitsch, has died. Donald Featherstone was 79.Featherstone's wife, Nancy, told...
Sister Nirmala Joshi, 81 (2015)
The Associated PressKOLKATA, India (AP) — The Indian nun who replaced Mother Teresa as head of the Missionaries of Charity died early Tuesday, the organization said. Sister Nirmala Joshi was 81.Her...
Walter Scheib, 61 (1954 - 2015)
TAOS, N.M. (AP) — Searchers have found the body of a former White House chef who had been missing for more than a week after going hiking in the New Mexico mountains, authorities said. The body...
Elson Floyd, 59 (2015)
The Associated PressPULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Elson Floyd, president of Washington State University, has died at 59 of complications from colon cancer.Floyd had been president since 2007 and went on...
Laura Myers, 53 (2015)
By KIMBERLY PIERCEALL, The Associated PressLAS VEGAS (AP) — Laura Myers, a veteran Associated Press reporter and editor who led the news cooperative's coverage of foreign affairs as the country...
Ralph Roberts, 95 (1920 - 2015)
By TALI ARBEL, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Ralph Roberts, who built Comcast from a small cable TV system in Mississippi into one of the nation's largest entertainment companies, has died....
John David Crow, 79 (1935 - 2015)
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - John David Crow, the bruising running back who won the 1957 Heisman Trophy with Texas A&M before a Pro Bowl career in the NFL, has died. He was 79. The university...