Recent Celebrity Deaths

  • Dan Goossen, 64 (2014)

    Dan Goossen

    The Associated Press, The Associated PressBoxing promoter Dan Goossen, who handled a number of world champions in a lengthy career, has died after a short illness. He was 64.Goossen died early Monday in Southern California after battling liver cancer that was only recently diagnosed, his family said in a statement."The sudden news of his diagnosis was very much a private matter and his final days...

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  • Skip E. Lowe (2014)

    Skip E. Lowe

    JOHN ROGERS, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — When an earnest but sometimes inept talk-show host took to public-access television in 1978 with a celebrity name-dropping show, it seemed incongruous that Skip E. Lowe would somehow outlast every other TV host from Johnny Carson to Jay Leno. For one thing, his show aired on the kind of cable channels that carry school board meetings....

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  • Don Manoukian, 80 (1934 - 2014)

    Don Manoukian

    The Associated PressRENO, Nev. (AP) — Don Manoukian, a longtime Reno civic leader who starred as a lineman for the Oakland Raiders when they debuted in the American Football League in 1960 and was a pioneer of professional wrestling as bad guy "Don the Bruiser," died Tuesday at a Reno hospital. He was 80."He was absolutely an original," said Jackie Powers, his sister who confirmed his death. ...

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  • George "Shotgun" Shuba, 79 (1934 - 2014)

    George "Shotgun" Shuba

    The Associated PressYOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — George "Shotgun" Shuba, a member of the 1955 World Series champion Brooklyn Dodgers who was best known for offering a congratulatory handshake to minor league teammate Jackie Robinson, died Monday. He was 89.The Los Angeles Dodgers said Shuba died at his home in Youngstown, Ohio. No cause of death was given.Shuba, who was white, congratulated his...

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  • Floyd "Creeky" Creekmore (2014)

    Floyd "Creeky" Creekmore

    The Associated PressBILLINGS, Montana (AP) — Floyd "Creeky" Creekmore, a former Montana rancher who held the record as the world's oldest performing clown, has died at age 98, his son said Tuesday.Creekmore died Saturday night in his Billings home of complications from heart disease, Dave Creekmore said.Creeky turned to rubber noses and orange wigs in the 1980s, after retiring from his previous...

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