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  • Ed Gilligan (2015)

    Ed Gilligan

    By ALEX VEIGA, The Associated Press American Express said company President Ed Gilligan died suddenly Friday after falling ill while flying on a corporate plane to New York. Gilligan, 55, was coming back from a business trip. The plane made an emergency landing in the U.S., an American Express spokeswoman said. She declined to say where Gilligan had been. "This is deeply painful and...

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  • Reynaldo Rey , 75 (1940 - 2015)

    Reynaldo  Rey

    The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Reynaldo Rey, the actor-comedian who appeared in such films as "Friday" and "White Men Can't Jump," has died. He was 75.Rey's manager Vanzil Burke says he died Thursday at a Los Angeles hospital from complications after suffering a stroke.His career in show business spanned more than 30 years. Rey's film credits include "Harlem Nights," ''House Party 3," '...

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  • Michael King (2015)

    Michael King

    By FRAZIER MOORE, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Michael King, an innovative TV syndicator who helped make stars of Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Phil McGraw and Rachael Ray, has died.A family member confirms King died Wednesday in Los Angeles of complications from pneumonia. He was 67.With his brother Roger, Michael King inherited King World Productions in 1972 from their father, Charles King, who...

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  • Ron Bergman (2015)

    Ron Bergman

    The Associated PressOAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Longtime Bay Area sports writer and former Associated Press writer Ron Bergman has died. He was 80.Bergman died Thursday, according to his daughter Anne. He had been suffering from Parkinson's disease.Bergman worked for the AP in the 1960s and covered the Beatles' final concert at Candlestick Park in 1966.He later worked for the Oakland Tribune and San...

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  • Vladimir Katriuk, 93 (1921 - 2015)

    Vladimir Katriuk

    The Associated PressMONTREAL (AP) — Vladimir Katriuk, the man who held the No. 2 spot on the Simon Wiesenthal Center's list of most wanted Nazi war criminals, has died, his lawyer said Thursday. He was 93.Katriuk passed away last week after a long illness, Orest Rudzik said.News of Katriuk's death emerged several hours after the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs said Ottawa should take the...

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