Recent Celebrity Deaths

  • Johnny Kemp, 55 (1959 - 2015)

    Johnny Kemp

    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...

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  • Cardinal Francis George, 78 (1937 - 2015)

    Cardinal Francis George

    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...

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  • Paul Almond, 83 (1931 - 2015)

    Paul Almond

    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...

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  • Lee Remmel, 90 (1924 - 2015)

    Lee Remmel

    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...

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  • U.S. Sen. Robert Griffin, 91 (1923 - 2015)

    U.S. Sen. Robert Griffin

    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...

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