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Johnny Kemp, 55 (1959 - 2015)
The Associated PressKINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Bahamian R&B singer Johnny Kemp, who is best known for the hit song "Just Got Paid," has died in Jamaica. He was 55.Jamaica police said Friday that Kemp was found floating at a beach in Montego Bay on Thursday morning. It had not yet been determined how he died.Police said Kemp arrived in Jamaica on a cruise ship but added that they did not have...
Cardinal Francis George, 78 (1937 - 2015)
By RACHEL ZOLL and DON BABWIN, The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who played a key role in the church's response to the clergy sex abuse scandal and led the U.S. bishops' fight against Obamacare, has died after a long fight with cancer. He was 78. George, who retired as Chicago archbishop in the autumn 2014, a few...
Paul Almond, 83 (1931 - 2015)
By LYNN ELBER, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Almond, a Canadian-born filmmaker whose landmark 1964 documentary "Seven Up!" inspired an extended look at British children's unfolding lives, has died. Almond was 83. Almond died of complications from heart disease at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on April 9, his longtime friend David Stansfield said Thursday. "He wanted all...
Lee Remmel, 90 (1924 - 2015)
The Associated PressGREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Lee Remmel, whose six-decade relationship with the Green Bay Packers spanned a sports writing career and a 30-plus year stint in the team's front office, has died. He was 90.The team said Remmel died Thursday in Green Bay.Remmel is a member of the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, and the Lambeau Field press box was named after him in 2003.He joined the...
U.S. Sen. Robert Griffin, 91 (1923 - 2015)
By ED WHITE, The Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Robert Griffin, a Michigan Republican whose withdrawal of support hastened President Richard Nixon's resignation during the Watergate scandal, has died at age 91. Griffin was defeated in 1978 but landed a new career in 1987 as a Michigan Supreme Court justice — a job he described as his "highest calling" as a public...
Surya Bahadur Thapa, 87 (1928 - 2015)
The Associated PressKATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Surya Bahadur Thapa, who served as Nepal's prime minister five times, has died in a hospital in India where he was being treated for stomach cancer, an...
Stanislav Gross, 45 (1969 - 2015)
The Associated PressPRAGUE (AP) — Stanislav Gross, who became the Czech Republic's youngest prime minister but was forced to resign nine months later, has died at the age of 45.The Social...
Percy Sledge, 73 (1941 - 2015)
By JAY REEVES and REBECCA SANTANA, The Associated Press MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (AP) — Sound engineer Jimmy Johnson knew he had captured something special on tape as Percy Sledge finished singing ...
Homaro Cantu, 38 (1976 - 2015)
By JASON KEYSER, The Associated PressCHICAGO (AP) — Chef Homaro Cantu, who artfully blended science and fine dining at his Michelin-starred Chicago restaurant, has died.The 38-year-old Cantu, one...
Eduardo Galeano, 74 (1940 - 2015)
By LEONARDO HABERKORN Associated Press MONTEVIDEO (AP) — Uruguayan author Eduardo Galeano, whose "The Open Veins of Latin America" became a classic text for the left in the region and...
Guenter Grass, 87 (1927 - 2015)
By GEIR MOULSON and HILLEL ITALIE, The Associated PressBERLIN (AP) — Guenter Grass was to Germany what William Faulkner was to the old American South: The bard, scourge and pathfinder of a society...
Raul Hector Castro, 98 (1916 - 2015)
By PAUL DAVENPORT and JONATHAN J. COOPER, The Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Raul Hector Castro first noticed discrimination on his way to school in a dusty Arizona border town. Why, he...
Juan Leon (2015)
By CARLOS VALDEZ, The Associated PressLA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Juan Leon, a former Associated Press correspondent and press freedom activist who was exiled from his native Bolivia during its 1970s...
Mike Mitchell (2015)
The Associated PressARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Mike Mitchell, the all-time leading thoroughbred trainer at Del Mar racetrack with 476 victories, has died after a long struggle with brain cancer. He was...
Jimmy Gunn, 66 (1948 - 2015)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Jimmy Gunn, a defensive end who was part of Southern California's "The Wild Bunch" defensive line in 1969 and later played seven years in the NFL, has died....
Thelma Coyne Long, 96 (1918 - 2015)
By The Associated Press, The Associated PressThe International Tennis Hall of Fame says that Thelma Coyne Long, an Australian who won 19 Grand Slam titles in singles, doubles or mixed doubles, has...
Mark Reeds, 55 (1960 - 2015)
The Associated PressOTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Mark Reeds, an assistant coach for the playoff-bound Ottawa Senators and a former NHL player, died Tuesday. He was at 55.Reeds had been fighting cancer...
David L. Pyle (2015)
The Associated PressMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — David L. Pyle, a longtime bureau chief, news editor and reporter during his 33-year career with The Associated Press, has died. He was 61.Pyle, who worked for...
Gerry Calabrese (2015)
The Associated PressCLIFFSIDE PARK, N.J. (AP) — A man believed to be New Jersey's longest-serving mayor has died. Gerry Calabrese was the mayor of Cliffside Park for the past 50 years.Family...
Bill Arhos (2015)
The Associated PressAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Bill Arhos, who founded "Austin City Limits" and helped propel the public television show into a mecca for music's biggest influences, has died. He was 80...
Sheila Kitzinger, 86 (1929 - 2015)
The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Anthropologist and childbirth expert Sheila Kitzinger, whose books helped people around the world begin new lives as parents, has died. She was 86.Her publisher,...
Robert Kirkland, 77 (1938 - 2015)
The Associated PressUNION CITY, Tennessee (AP) — Robert Kirkland, an entrepreneur and philanthropist who built a national chain of home decor stores and donated $100 million to found the Discovery...