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Maurice Strong, 86 (1929 - 2015)
Canadian environmentalist and businessman Maurice Strong, who served as the first United Nations Environment Program chief and whose work led to the upcoming World Climate Summit in Paris, has died. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Planned Parenthood Shooting Victims (2015)
Three people were killed during a standoff with an armed gunman who occupied a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs on Friday, November 27. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Guy Lewis, 93 (1922 - 2015)
Guy Lewis, former University of Houston men's basketball coach, has died at 93. 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.
John Knauss, 90 (1925 - 2015)
John Knauss, the oceanographer whose research and advocacy highlighted the perilous state of the world's oceans, died Nov. 19. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
David Canary, 77 (1938 - 2015)
David Canary, an actor who played roles on TV's "Bonanza" and "All My Children," has died at 77. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Victims of Mali Hotel Attack (2015)
At least 21 people have died in an attack at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako, Mali. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Ramona Jones, 91 (1924 - 2015)
Ramona Jones, a traditional country music entertainer and the widow of Grandpa Jones of TV's "Hee Haw," has died at 91. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Mal Whitfield, 91 (1924 - 2015)
Mal Whitfield, a Tuskegee airman who won three Olympic gold medals, has died, according to the Associated Press. He was 91. For full obituary and coverage, click here.
Nicoletta Machiavelli, 71 (1944 - 2015)
Italian actress Nicoletta Machiavelli, who acted alongside Burt Reynolds in 1966's "Navajo Joe," has died, according to Seattle, King County, Washington, public records and other sources. For full...
Victims of Nigeria Attacks (2015)
At least 46 people have died after two bombing incidents in Nigeria Tuesday, according to CNN. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
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...