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Colleen McCullough , 77 (1937 - 2015)
The Associated Press SYDNEY (AP) — Best-selling Australian author Colleen McCullough, whose novel "The Thorn Birds" sold 30 million copies worldwide, has died at age 77 after a long illness. McCullough died Thursday in a hospital on remote Norfolk Island, HarperCollins Australia publishing director Shona Martyn said in a statement. McCullough had continued producing books despite a...
Charles H. Townes, 99 (1915 - 2015)
By LISA LEFF, The Associated PressBERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Charles H. Townes' inspiration for the predecessor of the laser came to him while sitting on a park bench, waiting for a restaurant to open for breakfast.On the tranquil morning of April 26, 1951, Townes scribbled a theory on scrap paper that would lead to the laser, the invention he's known for and which transformed everyday life and...
John Myers, 87 (1927 - 2015)
The Associated PressCOVINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. John Myers, who represented western Indiana's 7th District for three decades, has died.Owner Robert Shelby of Shelby Funeral Home in Covington says the 87-year-old Myers died Tuesday morning in his home following a brief illness.Myers was a lifelong Covington resident. The Republican served in U.S. House from 1967 to 1997.Visitation...
Lt. Col. Edward Saylor (2015)
By PHUONG LE, The Associated PressSEATTLE (AP) — Lt. Col. Edward Saylor, one of four surviving Doolittle Raiders who attacked Japan during a daring 1942 mission credited with lifting American morale during World War II, has died. He was 94.Rod Saylor said his father died of natural causes on Wednesday in Sumner, Washington.He was a young flight engineer-gunner and among the 80 airmen who...
Helen Eustis, 98 (1916 - 2015)
The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Helen Eustis, an Edgar Award-winning mystery writer who later translated works by Georges Simenon and other European authors, has died. She was 98. Eustis' son, Adam Fisher, said Thursday that she died Jan. 11 at the Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City of natural causes. Eustis' "The Horizontal Man" was a crime story about a murdered English...
R. K. Laxman, 93 (1921 - 2015)
By NIRMALA GEORGE, The Associated PressNEW DELHI (AP) — Acclaimed Indian cartoonist R. K. Laxman, creator of the innocuous character the Common Man, who held up a mirror to the absurdity and...
Bill Monbouquette, 78 (1936 - 2015)
BOSTON (AP) — Bill Monbouquette, an All-Star pitcher who threw a no-hitter and had a 20-win season for his hometown Boston Red Sox, has died. He was 78. Monbouquette died Sunday at Brigham and...
Demis Roussos, 68 (1946 - 2015)
The Associated PressATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek singer Demis Roussos, whose often high-pitched pop serenades won him household recognition in the 1970s and 1980s across Europe and beyond and who...
Rev. Richard McBrien, 78 (1936 - 2015)
By TOM COYNE, The Associated Press SOUTH BEND, Indiana (AP) — The Rev. Richard McBrien, a University of Notre Dame theologian known for his unabashed liberal stands on various church teachings...
Joe Franklin, 88 (1926 - 2015)
By KAREN MATTHEWS, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Pioneering radio and TV host Joe Franklin, who gave breaks to the likes of Al Pacino and Bill Cosby on his variety show long before they...
Ernie Banks, 83 (1931 - 2015)
By DON BABWIN, The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks died after a heart attack, an attorney representing the Hall of Famer's family said Sunday. With Banks' widow...
King Abdullah, 90 (1924 - 2015)
By LEE KEATH and ABDULLAH AL-SHIHRI, The Associated Press RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — His changes looked minute to the outside world. But in a kingdom where ultra-conservative Muslim clerics long...
Stig Bergling (2015)
By KARL RITTER, The Associated PressSTOCKHOLM (AP) — Stig Bergling, a former Swedish security officer who sold secrets to the Soviet Union during the Cold War and brazenly escaped while serving a...
Dr. Stanley Aronson (2015)
The Associated PressPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The founding dean of Brown University's medical school has died. Neuropathologist Dr. Stanley Aronson was 92.The university says Aronson died Wednesday...
Kel Nagle, 94 (1920 - 2015)
The Associated PressSYDNEY (AP) — Kel Nagle, a former British Open winner, U.S. Open runner-up and a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, has died. He was 94.The PGA of Australia said in a...
Luke Martin, Jr. (2015)
By MARTHA WAGGONER, The Associated PressRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Luke Martin Jr., the son of an ex-slave and Civil War Union soldier, has died — 179 years after his father was born.Martin was 97 when...
David Landau (2015)
The Associated PressJERUSALEM (AP) — David Landau, a British born author and journalist who was a former editor-in-chief of Israel's Haaretz newspaper and also worked for the Jerusalem Post, has...
Maria Cerra Tishman, 96 (1918 - 2015)
The Associated PressPARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — Maria Cerra Tishman, a U.S. fencer who finished fourth in individual foil at the 1948 Olympics, has died. She was 96.The Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home...
Toller Cranston , 65 (1949 - 2015)
By The Associated Press, The Associated PressToller Cranston, a bronze medalist at the 1974 world championships and 1976 Olympics, died at his home in Mexico, Skate Canada said Saturday.He was 65...
Johan Martin Ferner, 87 (1927 - 2015)
The Associated PressOSLO, Norway (AP) — Norway's royal household says the king's brother-in-law Johan Martin Ferner, who was part of the sailing team that won silver at the 1952 Summer Olympics in...
Edgar Froese, 70 (1944 - 2015)
The Associated PressBERLIN (AP) — Edgar Froese, who founded the pioneering German electronic rock group Tangerine Dream in 1967, has died at 70.The band said Froese died unexpectedly from the...
Peggy Charren, 86 (1928 - 2015)
The Associated PressBOSTON (AP) — Peggy Charren, the founder of Action for Children's Television who waged a decades-long fight to improve the quality of children's programming, has died. She was...