Recent Celebrity Deaths

  • Marcy Borders, 42 (2015)

    Marcy Borders

    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...

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  • Amelia Boynton Robinson, 104 (1911 - 2015)

    Amelia Boynton Robinson

    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...

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  • WDBJ Shooting Victims (2015)

    WDBJ Shooting Victims

    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...

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  • Dr. James Jude, 87 (1928 - 2015)

    Dr. James Jude

    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,...

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  • Red Lane, 76 (1939 - 2015)

    Red Lane

    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.

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