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  • Hot Rod Hundley, 80 (1934 - 2015)

    Hot Rod Hundley

    The Associated PressPHOENIX (AP) — Hot Rod Hundley, the former NBA player who broadcast Jazz games in New Orleans and Utah for 35 years, died Friday. He was 80.The Jazz said Hundley died at his home in the Phoenix area.Hundley broadcast 3,051 Jazz games from 1974-2009. He joined the franchise before its first season in New Orleans in 1974-75 and moved with the team to Salt Lake City in 1979-80....

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  • Tomas Transtromer, 83 (1931 - 2015)

    Tomas Transtromer

    By KARL RITTER and MALIN RISING, The Associated Press STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish poet and Nobel Literature Prize winner Tomas Transtromer has died at age 83, Swedish publisher Bonniers said Friday. The reclusive, mild-mannered wordsmith — considered a master of metaphor and one of the most important Scandinavian poets of the post-World War II era — died Thursday after a short illness...

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  • John Renbourn, 70 (1944 - 2015)

    John Renbourn

    By GREGORY KATZ, The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — The masterful acoustic guitarist John Renbourn, a founding member of the Pentangle in the 1960s, has died at his home in Scotland. He was 70.His manager, Dave Smith, called Renbourn "a huge character." He said he believes Renbourn suffered a fatal heart attack."He was always playing and teaching. That is what he loved doing and he never stopped...

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  • Arnett Doctor (2015)

    Arnett Doctor

    The Associated PressSPRING HILL, Fla. (AP) — Arnett Doctor, a key figure responsible for securing reparations for victims of the Rosewood massacre, has died in the Tampa Bay area following a long illness. He was 72.A St. Petersburg funeral home says Doctor was found dead in his Spring Hill home Monday.The 1923 massacre started in the north Florida town after a married white woman accused a...

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  • 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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