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Sammy Lee, 96 (1920 - 2016)
Sammy Lee, two-time Olympic diving champion, died Friday, December 2, 2016 of pneumonia in Newport Beach, California, according to The Associated Press. He was 96. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Alice Drummond, 88 (1928 - 2016)
Alice Drummond, the character actress who was featured as the librarian in "Ghostbusters," died Wednesday, November 30, 2016 according to multiple news sources. She was 88. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Peng Chang-kuei, 98 (2016)
Peng Chang-kuei, the Chinese chef credited with creating General Tso's Chicken, has died in Taiwan, according to multiple news sources. He was 98. 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.
2016 Oakland Building Fire Victims (2016)
At least nine people died and up to 25 more are missing in a building fire in Oakland, California that began Friday, December 2, 2016, according to CNN. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com...
Don Calfa, 76 (1939 - 2016)
Don Calfa, a prolific character actor who appeared in "Weekend at Bernie's," died Thursday, December 1, 2016, of natural causes in Palm Springs, California, according to The Associated Press. He was...
Joe McKnight, 28 (1988 - 2016)
Joe McKnight, a former NFL running back, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, in a road-rage shooting in the New Orleans suburb of Terrytown, Louisiana, according to multiple news sources, including NOLA.com...
Andrew Sachs, 86 (1930 - 2016)
Andrew Sachs, the British actor best known for playing Spanish waiter Manuel in "Fawlty Towers," died Wednesday, November 23, 2016, according to multiple news sources. He was 86. For full obituary...
Michael Delligatti, 98 (2016)
Michael "Jim" Delligatti, who created McDonald's iconic Big Mac sandwich, has died at the age of 98, according to multiple news sources. For full coverage and obituary from Legacy.com, click here.
Grant Tinker, 91 (1925 - 2016)
Grant Tinker, the former CEO of the National Broadcasting Co., died Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, at his estate in California. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Keo Woolford, 49 (2016)
Keo Woolford, an actor who had a recurring role on the reboot of "Hawaii Five-O" on CBS, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, according to multiple news sources. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com...
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...