Other Notable Deaths

  • Johann Breyer (2014)

    Johann Breyer

    The Associated PressPHILADELPHIA (AP) — The lawyer for a Nazi war crimes suspect says the 89-year-old Philadelphia man has died while awaiting extradition to Germany.Attorney Dennis Boyle told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Johann (YO'-hahn) Breyer died Tuesday night at a Philadelphia hospital.The revelation came on the same day a judge issued an order granting a request for Breyer to...

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  • Norberto Odebrecht (2014)

    Norberto Odebrecht

    The Associated PressRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Norberto Odebrecht, founder of the Brazilian construction company behind large-scale projects such as dams and highways in the Amazon jungle and some of the World Cup stadiums, died Saturday of heart problems. He was 93.Odebrecht started the company in 1944 in the city of Salvador to carry on his father's legacy in the construction industry.The...

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  • Stephen Gaskin, 79 (1935 - 2014)

    Stephen Gaskin

    LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, The Associated PressNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Stephen Gaskin, a counterculture visionary who led a caravan of hippies from California to establish one of the country's longest lasting communes in rural Middle Tennessee and later sought the Green Party nomination for president, has died. He was 79.Gaskin died of natural causes at his home in Summertown on Tuesday, according to...

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  • Umaru Dikko (2014)

    Umaru Dikko

    The Associated PressLAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — His family says a Nigerian politician who made front-page news when he was discovered drugged in a crate at a British airport has died in London.The family said Umaru Dikko, 78, died at his London home Tuesday after suffering successive strokes.Dikko made headlines around the world in 1984 when he was found in a crate marked for Lagos at London's...

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  • Elias Saavedra (2014)

    Elias Saavedra

    RUSSELL CONTRERAS, The Associated PressALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Elias Saavedra, one of the last survivors of the Bataan Death March, died Wednesday. He was 96.Saavedra died of natural causes at his San Rafael, New Mexico, home after battling a number of illnesses, his son Alfred Saavedra said.Born in 1918 in San Rafael, Saavedra joined the New Mexico National Guard at the outset of World War II...

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