Recent Celebrity Deaths

  • Gene Saks, 93 (1921 - 2015)

    Gene Saks

    By MARK KENNEDY, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Gene Saks, a prolific actor-director who teamed with playwright and fellow New Yorker Neil Simon on hit Broadway and movie productions of such Simon comedies as "The Odd Couple" and "Brighton Beach Memoirs," has died. He was 93.Saks, who won three Tony Awards for his direction, died from pneumonia Saturday at his East Hampton, New York home,...

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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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  • Miroslav Ondricek (2015)

    Miroslav Ondricek

    The Associated PressPRAGUE (AP) — Miroslav Ondricek, the Czech director of photography who was twice nominated for the Academy Awards, has died. He was 80.Czech public television announced Ondricek's death Sunday, citing his son David, also a filmmaker. No cause was given.Ondricek was behind the camera in some 40 movies but was best known abroad for his cooperation with his friend, director...

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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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