Recent Celebrity Deaths

  • Joan Quigley, 87 (1927 - 2014)

    Joan Quigley

    The Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Joan Quigley, the astrologer who helped determine President Ronald Reagan's schedule and claimed to have convinced him to soften his stance toward the Soviet Union, has died at the age of 87.Quigley died Oct. 21 at her San Francisco home after an unspecified illness, the San Francisco Chronicle, quoting Quigley's sister, Ruth, said Friday.Nancy Reagan...

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  • Cpl. Nathan Cirillo (2014)

    Cpl. Nathan Cirillo

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A masked gunman killed a soldier standing guard at Canada's war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in an attack that was stopped cold when he was shot to death by the ceremonial sergeant-at-arms. Canada's prime minister called it the country's second terrorist attack in three days. "We will not be intimidated. Canada will never be intimidated," Prime Minister...

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  • Frank Mankiewicz, 90 (1924 - 2014)

    Frank Mankiewicz

    JENNIFER C. KERR, The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Frank Mankiewicz, the press secretary who went before television cameras to announce the death of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and later served as political director for presidential candidate George McGovern, died Thursday. He was 90.Mankiewicz died of a heart attack at George Washington University Hospital, said a family friend, journalist...

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  • Jean Sawyer Hayes (2014)

    Jean Sawyer Hayes

    The Associated PressLOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Jean Sawyer Hayes, the 94-year-old mother of ABC journalist Diane Sawyer, has died.Pearson's Funeral Home confirmed the death but said obituary information wasn't available yet. She died Wednesday after a long illness.The Courier-Journal said Hayes was a Monticello, Kentucky, native and a longtime elementary school teacher.Sawyer told the newspaper...

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  • John "Bull" Bramlett, 73 (1941 - 2014)

    John "Bull" Bramlett

    The Associated PressMEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — John "Bull" Bramlett, a former professional football and baseball player who was nicknamed the "Meanest Man in Football," has died. He was 73.Shelby County Mayor's Office spokesman Steve Shular told The Associated Press that family members say the Memphis native died early Thursday. Shular said Mayor Mark H. Luttrell was close to Bramlett, who had been...

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