Recent Celebrity Deaths

  • Geraldine "Jerrie" Mock, 88 (1925 - 2014)

    Geraldine "Jerrie" Mock

    DAN SEWELL, The Associated PressFifty years after she made aviation history, Jerrie Mock chuckled when asked whether she ever got scared while circling the globe alone."Scared? Let's not use the word scared," she said.But she had plenty of harrowing moments, from landing by mistake on an Egyptian military base to seeing a burning wire aboard her plane loaded with extra fuel.Geraldine "Jerrie"...

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  • Shlomo Lahat, 56 (1957 - 2014)

    Shlomo Lahat

    The Associated PressJERUSALEM (AP) — Former Tel Aviv mayor Shlomo Lahat, who presided over the city's transformation into a vibrant and open urban center, died Wednesday at the age of 87.Lahat's son Dan told Israel's Channel 10 that his father died in a Tel Aviv hospital. Israeli media said Lahat had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease for several years.Born in Germany in 1927, Lahat rose...

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  • Jerrie Mock, 88 (1925 - 2014)

    Jerrie  Mock

    DAN SEWELL, The Associated PressGeraldine "Jerrie" Mock, the Ohio housewife who 50 years ago became the first female pilot to fly solo around the world, has died. She was 88.Mock died in her sleep Tuesday at her home in Quincy, Florida, after being in failing health for months, her grandson, Chris Flocken, said Wednesday.Mock flew her single-engine Cessna 180 "Spirit of Columbus" 23,000 miles in...

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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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