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Cynthia Brown (2013)
The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Activist Cynthia Brown, one of the guiding forces at the international advocacy group Human Rights Watch, has died at age 60 after fighting cancer. Brown started with Human Rights Watch as a researcher in 1982, focusing on the Americas. In 1990, she went to Chile for two years for the organization. In 1993, she became its first program director,...
Boruch Spiegel (2013)
VANESSA GERA, The Associated PressWARSAW, Poland (AP) — Boruch Spiegel, one of the last remaining survivors of the 1943 Warsaw ghetto uprising by poorly armed Jewish insurgents against the powerful Nazi German force that occupied Poland, has died. He was 93.Spiegel died May 9 in Montreal, where he had spent the past four years in a nursing home, his son Julius Spiegel said Tuesday.With Spiegel...
Anna Merz (2013)
CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA, The Associated PressJOHANNESBURG (AP) — A game reserve in Kenya plans to hold a memorial service next month for Anna Merz, a conservationist who sought to protect the rhinoceros from systematic poaching that has severely depleted its numbers in Africa.Merz died in a South African hospital on April 4 at the age of 83, the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy said. It described her as a...
Debi Austin (2013)
SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER, The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman who smoked a cigarette through a hole in her throat to illustrate her struggle with nicotine addiction in a California public service advertisement has died of cancer, health officials and her family said Wednesday.Debi Austin died Feb. 22 at Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys, according to family friend and spokesman...
Pat Derby, 69 (2013)
The Associated PressSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A former Hollywood animal trainer who trained Flipper and Lassie and later devoted her life to protecting performing animals after seeing widespread abuse in the entertainment industry has died.The Performing Animal Welfare Society says Pat Derby died Friday at her Northern California home at age 69. She had throat cancer. Derby co-founded the...
James Hood, 70 (1942 - 2013)
BOB JOHNSON, The Associated PressMONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — One of the first black students who enrolled at the University of Alabama a half century ago in defiance of racial segregation has died....
Aaron Swartz, 26 (1986 - 2013)
VERENA DOBNIK, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The family of a Reddit co-founder is blaming prosecutors for his suicide just weeks before he was to go on trial on federal charges that he...
Spencer Cox (1968 - 2012)
The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — AIDS activist Spencer Cox, who helped form an organization to boost treatment research and recently appeared in a documentary about an AIDS coalition, has...
Richard Adams (2012)
ANDREW DALTON, The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Richard Adams, who used both the altar and the courtroom to help begin the push for gay marriage four decades before it reached the center of...
Jesse Hill, Jr., 86 (1926 - 2012)
PHILLIP LUCAS, The Associated PressATLANTA (AP) — Jesse Hill Jr., a civil rights leader and businessman who later became the first black president of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, died Monday....
Hartford "Sonny" Black Eagle, Jr. (2012)
MATTHEW BROWN, The Associated PressBILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An elder from Montana's Crow Indian Tribe whose family ceremoniously adopted then-Sen. Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential race has...
Lawrence Guyot, 73 (1939 - 2012)
The Associated Press, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawrence Guyot, a civil rights leader who survived jailhouse beatings in the Deep South in the 1960s and went on to encourage...
David Durk, 77 (2012)
The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — A New York City detective who helped expose widespread police corruption in the 1960s and '70s has died.David Durk died Tuesday at his home in Putnam County, N.Y...
Aung Gyi, 91 (1919 - 2012)
The Associated PressYANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Aung Gyi, a senior army officer who served briefly in Myanmar's post-coup military junta but later became a founder of the country's pro-democracy...
Russell Means, 72 (1939 - 2012)
DIRK LAMMERS, The Associated Press SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Russell Means spent a lifetime as a modern American Indian warrior. He railed against broken treaties, fought for the return of stolen...
Vojin Dimitrijevic, 70 (1942 - 2012)
The Associated PressBELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's leading human rights and pro-democracy activist Vojin Dimitrijevic has died. He was 80.His family said he died Friday. The cause of his death...
Avalanna Routh, 6 (2012)
RODRIQUE NGOWI, The Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — A 6-year-old Massachusetts girl whose love for Justin Bieber encouraged physicians and nurses at a Boston hospital to organize a pretend...
Lucimarian Roberts (2012)
JACK ELLIOTT JR., The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Lucimarian Roberts, the mother of "Good Morning America" co-host Robin Roberts, has died a day after the anchor announced she was taking a...
Juan Valdez, 74 (1938 - 2012)
RUSSELL CONTRERAS, The Associated PressALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Juan Valdez, a land grant activist who fired the first shot during a 1967 New Mexico courthouse raid that grabbed international...
Nellie Gray (2012)
BEN NUCKOLS, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Nellie Gray, the founder and chief organizer of an annual anti-abortion march in Washington and a leader in efforts to overturn the Supreme...
Thelma McWilliams Glass, 96 (1916 - 2012)
The Associated PressMONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Thelma McWilliams Glass, a longtime professor and civil rights pioneer who helped organize the Montgomery bus boycott, died on Wednesday. She was 96.A...
Oswaldo Paya, 60 (1952 - 2012)
The Associated PressHAVANA (AP) — Cuban dissidents say prominent fellow government opponent Oswaldo Paya has died in a car crash. He was 60 years old.Dissident Elizardo Sanchez says he confirmed...
Moshe Silman (1954 - 2012)
The Associated PressJERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli hospital says a man who set himself on fire a week ago to protest the country's high cost of living has died of his wounds.The Sheba Medical Center...
Elan Steinberg, 59 (2012)
The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — A longtime advocate for Holocaust survivors has died at age 59.Elan Steinberg died Friday after a brief illness. His death was confirmed by Menachem Rosensaft,...
Ada Sharpton, 87 (2012)
The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — The 87-year-old mother of the Rev. Al Sharpton has died.His spokeswoman says Ada Sharpton died early Thursday morning in Dothan, Ala., following a long battle...
Patricia Disney, 77 (2012)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Patricia Disney, who was once married to Walt Disney's late nephew Roy E. Disney and was vice chairwoman of Roy's investment company, died Friday after a long...
Kazimierz Smolen, 91 (1920 - 2012)
VANESSA GERA, The Associated PressWARSAW, Poland (AP) — Kazimierz Smolen, a 91-year-old Auschwitz survivor — who after World War II became director of the memorial site — died Friday on the...
Robert Lee Carter, 94 (1917 - 2012)
DEEPTI HAJELA, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Carter, a lawyer who was an integral member of the team led by Thurgood Marshall that turned to the courts to battle segregation, has...
Mirko Tremaglia, 85 (1926 - 2011)
By FRANCES D'EMILIO, The Associated Press ROME (AP) — Mirko Tremaglia, a right-wing politician who won a decades-long battle for the right of Italian emigres to vote in Italian elections, died...
Hans Marsalek, 97 (2011)
The Associated PressVIENNA (AP) — The Mauthausen Memorial Committee says Hans Marsalek, a Nazi resister who helped document the history of the former Nazi concentration camp, has died.The committee...