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  • Roddy Piper, 61 (2015)

    Roddy Piper

    "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, the wrestling world icon, movie star, and podcast host has died, the Associated Press reports. He was 61. According to the TMZ, he died from cardiac arrest in his sleep at his Hollywood home on Thursday night. By DAN GELSTON, The Associated Press"Rowdy" Roddy Piper, who trash talked his way to the main event of the first WrestleMania and later found movie stardom, has died...

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  • Billy Pierce, 88 (1927 - 2015)

    Billy Pierce

    By JASON KEYSER, The Associated PressCHICAGO (AP) — Billy Pierce, a seven-time All-Star pitcher who played in two World Series and spent most of his 18 years in the majors with the Chicago White Sox, died Friday. He was 88.Pierce died after a battle with gall bladder cancer, said his family and the White Sox.The left-hander played for Chicago from 1949 to 1961, starting three All-Star games in...

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  • Lynn Anderson, 67 (1947 - 2015)

    Lynn Anderson

    By KRISTIN M. HALL, The Associated PressNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Lynn Anderson, whose strong, husky voice carried her to the top of the charts with "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden," has died. She was 67.A statement from the family said she passed away at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, on Thursday. Her publicist said the cause of death was cardiac arrest...

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  • Dr. James Jude, 87 (1928 - 2015)

    Dr. James Jude

    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,...

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  • Red Lane, 76 (1939 - 2015)

    Red Lane

    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.

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