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Thomas Forkner, Sr., 98 (1918 - 2017)
Thomas Forkner Sr., who co-founded the Waffle House restaurant chain in the 1950s, has died at 98. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Michael Mantenuto, 35 (1981 - 2017)
Michael Mantenuto, a former actor and college hockey player who played Jack O'Callahan in the 2004 Disney film "Miracle," died Monday, April 24, 2017. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Jonathan Demme, 73 (1944 - 2017)
Director Jonathan Demme, who won an Academy Award for "The Silence of the Lambs," died Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at 73. 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.
Robert M. Pirsig, 88 (1928 - 2017)
Robert M. Pirsig, the author who wrote the classic philosophical novel "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance," died Monday, April 24, 2017, according to multiple news sources. For full obituary...
Erin Moran, 56 (1960 - 2017)
Erin Moran, the actress best known for her role as Joanie Cunningham on the 1970s sitcom "Happy Days," died Saturday, April 22, 2017. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
South Africa Bus Crash Victims (2017)
A bus accident near Pretoria, South Africa, has killed at least 18 children and two adults, according to the BBC. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Ugo Ehiogu, 44 (1972 - 2017)
Ugo Ehiogu, a soccer coach and former player in the English Premier League, died Friday, April 21, 2017, after suffering cardiac arrest. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Paul "Paulie G" Giganti, 36 (1980 - 2017)
Paul Giganti, the reality television personality known as chef Paulie G on Gordon Ramsay's "Hell's Kitchen" competition series on Fox, died Thursday, April 20, 2017, according to multiple news...
Cuba Gooding, Sr., 72 (1944 - 2017)
Cuba Gooding Sr., the lead singer of the 1970s soul group the Main Ingredient that had the hit song "Everybody Plays the Fool," died Thursday, April 20, 2017, according to multiple news sources. For...
Sylvia Moy, 78 (1938 - 2017)
Sylvia Moy, the creative Motown songwriter who brought Stevie Wonder hits at a time when he needed them the most, died Saturday, April 15, 2017, of complications of pneumonia in Dearborn, Michigan,...
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...