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Marcy Borders, 42 (2015)
A New Jersey woman shown covered in dust in an iconic photo taken after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City has died, according to the Associated Press. Marcy Borders died Monday night after a battle with stomach cancer, her daughter Noelle Borders said Wednesday. The 42-year-old was working on the 81st floor inside one of the Twin Towers in the attack, but she managed to escape the...
Amelia Boynton Robinson, 104 (1911 - 2015)
Amelia Boynton Robinson, a U.S. civil rights activist who nearly died while helping lead the Selma, Alabama, civil rights march in 1965, championed voting rights for blacks and was the first black woman to run for Congress in that southern state, died Wednesday at 104, The Associated Press reported, attributing the information to her son Bruce Boynton. Boynton Robinson was among those beaten...
WDBJ Shooting Victims (2015)
A reporter and a photographer for Virginia's WDBJ TV station were shot and killed while doing an interview for a feature story Wednesday, Aug. 26, according to CNN. Reporter Alison Parker, 24, and a photographer, Adam Ward, 27, were conducting an interview at the Bridgewater Plaza for the Roanoke-area station when shots were fired, apparently deliberately. The interview was being broadcast...
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.
Justin Wilson, 37 (2015)
Known, as ESPN describes him, as the "Gentle Giant" of racing, IndyCar driver Justin Wilson died Monday after a head injury sustained during a crash at Pocono Raceway, the Associated Press and his...
Harry Volkman, 89 (1926 - 2015)
Legendary Chicago weather forecaster Harry Volkman has died, according to multiple news sources. Volkman, who died Thursday of a respiratory illness, was 89.
Fritz Payne, 104 (1911 - 2015)
Frederick R. "Fritz" Payne, a World War II fighter ace who shot down six Japanese warplanes during the Battle of Guadalcanal, has died at age 104, according to the Associated Press. The retired...
Bob Johnston, 83 (1932 - 2015)
Music producer Bob Johnston, who produced legendary recordings like Bob Dylan's "Blonde on Blonde" and Johnny Cash's "At Folsom Prison," died Friday at the age of 83, according to the Associated...
Indonesian Plane Crash Victims (2015)
Indonesian rescue workers Tuesday located the bodies of all 54 people who were on board the Trigana Air Service plane that went down in a mountainous area, according to CNN. There were no survivors,...
Emma Didlake, 110 (2015)
A Michigan woman believed to be the nation's oldest veteran at 110 has died, about a month after meeting President Barack Obama in the Oval Office, according to the Associated Press. Emma Didlake...
Edena Hines, 33 (2015)
Edena Hines, an actress and the step-granddaughter of actor Morgan Freeman, died Sunday, Aug. 16, after being stabbed. She was 33.
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...