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Max Ritvo, 25 (1990 - 2016)
Max Ritvo, a poet who wrote about his experience with cancer, died Tuesday, August 23, 2016, according to The Associated Press. He was 25. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Marvin Kaplan, 89 (1927 - 2016)
Marvin Kaplan, a prolific comedy character actor who played the diner patron Henry the telephone repairer on the sitcom "Alice," died Aug. 25, 2016, according to multiple news sources. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Alexander Polli, 31 (1985 - 2016)
Alexander Polli, a skydiver and pioneer of BASE jumping, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, in a wingsuit crash in the French Alps. 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.
Jeanne Martin, 89 (1927 - 2016)
Jeanne Martin, the second wife of Dean Martin, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, according to her family. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Dr. Donald Henderson, 87 (1928 - 2016)
Dr. Donald Henderson, an epidemiologist who led the effort that eliminated smallpox, died Aug. 19, 2016, according to multiple news sources. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Italian Earthquake Victims (2016)
At least 73 people have died in an earthquake that hit central Italy in the early hours of Aug. 24, according to CNN affiliate Rai. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Steven Hill, 94 (1922 - 2016)
Steven Hill, the actor known best for his portrayal of District Attorney Adam Schiff for the first 10 seasons of "Law & Order," died Monday, Aug. 23, 2016. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy...
Toots Thielemans, 94 (1922 - 2016)
Toots Thielemans, a legendary jazz harmonica player, died Aug. 22, 2016, according to multiple news sources. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Brian Rix, 92 (1924 - 2016)
Brian Rix, a British actor and campaigner for people with learning disabilities, died Aug. 20, 2016, after a long illness, according to The Guardian. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com,...
Matt Roberts, 38 (1978 - 2016)
Matt Roberts, a former guitarist for the band 3 Doors Down, died Aug. 20, 2016, according to CNN and multiple news sources. He was 38. 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...