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Jerry Weintraub, 77 (2015)
Longtime Hollywood mogul known for his bootstraps career arc and far-reaching influence in both the music and film industries, Jerry Weintraub has died. He was 77. By JAKE COYLE, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — One of the last of the classic Hollywood showmen, Jerry Weintraub built his show business empire on a Rolodex and chutzpah.The Brooklyn-born son of a Bronx jeweler, Weintraub...
Scot Breithaupt, Sr., 57 (1957 - 2015)
Scot Alexander Breithaupt Sr., a bicycle motocross racing pioneer, has died, according to police. He was 57. He is credited with the marketing and promotion of BMX and other extreme sports from the sport's early years through 400-plus television shows, commercials and videos.
Burt Shavitz, 80 (2015)
The Burt of Burt's Bees and the iconic face of the honey-based natural cosmetics company, Burt Shavitz will be remembered for his individualistic lifestyle and nature-centered values. By DAVID SHARP, The Associated PressPORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The reclusive beekeeper who co-founded Burt's Bees, and whose face and wild beard appeared on labels for the natural cosmetics, died on Sunday. Burt...
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.
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, played John Steed on the TV program, which debuted in the U.S. in 1966 and ran for eight years in syndication. Macnee's character in the series was partnered with a series of beautiful women. The most...
Diana Douglas, 92 (1923 - 2015)
An actress and model and the mother of Michael Douglas, Diana Douglas succumbed to cancer on Saturday. She leaves behind a six-decade career with such hits as "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles." ...
Boyd Packer, 90 (1924 - 2015)
Top-ranking Mormon church official Boyd K. Packer passed away on Friday. Credited as the force behind the church's explosive worldwide growth, Packer's fierce advocacy of the more orthodox,...
Charlie Sanders, 68 (1946 - 2015)
Charlie Sanders, former Detroit Lion and Hall of Fame tight end, has died after a battle with cancer. Sanders played his entire 10-year career with the Lions, from 1968-1977. He was 68. The...
Val Doonican, 88 (1927 - 2015)
Val Doonican, an Irish singer who appeared regularly on the BBC Television Network as host of "The Val Doonican Show," died Wednesday, July 1. He was 88. The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Val...
Philippine Boat Capsize Victims (2015)
A boat ferrying 189 people capsized in the central Philippines, minutes after leaving port, the Philippine National Red Cross said Thursday, according to CNN. The local Coast Guard reported that...
Nicholas Winton, 106 (1909 - 2015)
Nicholas Winton was a 29-year-old working at a stock exchange in 1938 when he learned that Jewish residents of Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia would be rounded up and sent to concentration camps. Then...
Jackson Vroman, 34 (1981 - 2015)
Former NBA player Jackson Vroman was found dead Monday at his home in Los Angeles, California, according to the Des Moines Register. He was 34. Vroman was chosen in the second round of the 2004...
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...
Nelson Doubleday, Jr., 81 (1933 - 2015)
By TOM McELROY, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Nelson Doubleday Jr., the publishing scion who bought the New York Mets and shepherded the team to a 1986 World Series title, has died. He was 81...