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Monica Barlow (2014)
The Associated PressBALTIMORE (AP) — Monica Barlow, public relations director for the Baltimore Orioles, has died, the team says.A statement from the Orioles says Barlow died Friday of cancer. She was 36 and lived in Ellicott City.Barlow, a graduate of the College of William and Mary, was an intern for the Orioles in 1999. She worked for the Richmond Braves in 2000 and returned to the Orioles...
Alice Herz-Sommer, 110 (1903 - 2014)
ROBERT BARR, The Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Alice Herz-Sommer, believed to be the oldest Holocaust survivor, died at age 110 on Sunday, a family member said. The accomplished pianist's death came just a week before her extraordinary story of surviving two years in a Nazi prison camp through devotion to music and her son is up for an Oscar. Herz-Sommer died in a hospital after being...
Maria von Trapp, 99 (1914 - 2014)
The Associated PressSTOWE, Vt. (AP) — Maria von Trapp, the last surviving member and second-eldest daughter of the musical family whose escape from Nazi-occupied Austria was the basis for "The Sound of Music," has died. She was 99.Von Trapp died at her home in Vermont on Tuesday, according to her brother Johannes von Trapp."She was a lovely woman who was one of the few truly good people," he...
John Henson, 48 (1965 - 2014)
The Associated PressSAUGERTIES, N.Y. (AP) — Puppeteer John Henson, the son of the late Muppets creator Jim Henson, has died in New York. He was 48.Cheryl Henson says her brother died of a "massive heart attack" at his home in Saugerties on Friday. She says it happened after he had been building an igloo in the snow with his daughter.Henson followed in his famous father's footsteps as a...
Els Borst, 81 (1932 - 2014)
TOBY STERLING, The Associated PressAMSTERDAM (AP) — Els Borst, a former health minister who drafted the Netherlands' 2002 law permitting euthanasia, has been found dead in her garage, police said Tuesday. She was 81.Utrecht police spokesman Thomas Aling told state broadcaster NOS that police had not ruled out a natural cause of death, an accident or a crime, but had no reason to suspect a crime...
Nancy Motes (2014)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles County coroner's office is investigating the death of Julia Roberts' 37-year-old half-sister. Lt. Larry Dietz says Nancy Motes was found dead in a Los Angeles...
Anna Gordy Gaye, 92 (1921 - 2014)
JEFF KAROUB, The Associated PressDETROIT (AP) — Anna Gordy Gaye, who was married to musical great Marvin Gaye and whose brother founded Motown Records, has died, her family said. She was 92.A...
Sam Berns (2014)
The Associated Press FOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts (AP) — A teenager whose battle with a rare genetic condition that accelerates the aging process became the subject of an HBO documentary has died....
Bob Grant, 84 (1929 - 2013)
TOM HAYS, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime conservative radio host Bob Grant, whose combative style became the template for broadcasters such as Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh, has...
George Jacobs (2013)
The Associated PressPALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — George Jacobs, who was Frank Sinatra's valet and confidant for 15 years, has died.Jacobs' son, Snake Jagger, says his father died of natural causes...
Al Goldstein, 77 (1936 - 2013)
HILLEL ITALIE, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Al Goldstein, the bearded, bird-flipping publisher of Screw magazine who smashed down U.S. legal barriers against pornography and raged...
Larry Lujack, 73 (1940 - 2013)
DON BABWIN, The Associated PressCHICAGO (AP) — Larry Lujack, an immensely popular Chicago radio personality whose sarcasm, grumpiness and sense of humor was unlike anything listeners had heard and...
Marcleudo de Melo Ferreira (2013)
TALES AZZONI, The Associated PressSAO PAULO (AP) — A construction worker fell to his death Saturday from the roof of a World Cup stadium being built in the jungle city of Manaus, marking the latest...
Wilfred Billey (2013)
FELICIA FONSECA, The Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A Navajo Code Talker, whose words are inscribed on congressional medals given to his group and who fought to have a World War II...
Angel Garcia, 28 (1985 - 2013)
The Associated PressCOLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — A demolition worker has died of injuries received when he fell four stories from Texas A&M's under-renovation football stadium.A university...
Judy Rodgers (2013)
The Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Judy Rodgers, the award-winning chef-owner of San Francisco's Zuni Cafe, has died. She was 57.Gilbert Pilgram, her business partner and longtime friend,...
Ye Htut (2013)
AYE AYE WIN, The Associated PressYANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Ye Htut, the last member of the "Thirty Comrades," the group that spearheaded Myanmar's struggle against British colonial rule, has died. He...
Sylvia Browne, 77 (1936 - 2013)
CHANNING JOSEPH, The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sylvia Browne once said she was just 3 when she discovered she could look into the future and know what was coming. For the next 74...
Diane Disney Miller, 79 (1933 - 2013)
The Associated Press NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Diane Disney Miller, Walt Disney's daughter and one of his inspirations for building the Disneyland theme park, has died at her Northern California home....
Jay Cochrane (2013)
The Associated PressTORONTO (AP) — Canadian tightrope walker Jay Cochrane, who set two world records including one in 1972 for walking back and forth 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) above the Canadian...
George Thomas Thornton (2013)
JEFF BARNARD, The Associated PressGRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon highway engineer who blew up a dead beached whale with a half-ton of dynamite in 1970 has died at the age of 84.George Thomas...
Jovanka Broz, 88 (1924 - 2013)
JOVANA GEC, The Associated PressBELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Jovanka Broz, who was married to Yugoslavia's dictator, Josip Broz Tito, for nearly 30 years but lived in isolation as the federation he had...
William Niehous (2013)
The Associated PressTOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A former businessman from Ohio who was kidnapped in 1976 and rescued three years later in a Venezuelan jungle has died at age 82.A funeral home outside...
Cary Booker (2013)
The Associated PressNEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker is canceling Senate campaign events because of his father's death.Booker's Senate campaign says in a statement that Cary...
Marcella Hazan (1923 - 2013)
TAMARA LUSH, The Associated Press LONGBOAT KEY, Fla. (AP) — Marcella Hazan, the Italian-born cookbook author who taught generations of Americans how to create simple, fresh Italian food, died...
Mark T. Urban (2013)
KEITH RIDLER, The Associated PressBOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Bureau of Land Management smokejumper has died in a parachuting accident while training, officials at the National Interagency Fire Center in...
Michael Moses Ward (1972 - 2013)
MICHAEL RUBINKAM, The Associated PressMichael Moses Ward, one of two survivors of the 1985 bombing of the militant group MOVE in a Philadelphia neighborhood and the only child to make it out alive,...
Jessie Lopez De La Cruz (2013)
The Associated PressFRESNO, California (AP) — Jessie Lopez De La Cruz, a longtime leader in the national farmworker movement, has died. She was 93.The United Farmworkers of America says De La Cruz...
Ronald Coase, 102 (1910 - 2013)
CARLA K. JOHNSON, The Associated PressCHICAGO (AP) — Nobel Prize winner Ronald Coase, a pioneer in applying economic theory to the law, has died at age 102. The former University of Chicago...
C. Gordon Fullerton, 76 (1936 - 2013)
The Associated PressLANCASTER, Calif. (AP) — C. Gordon Fullerton, a former astronaut who flew on two space shuttle missions and had an extensive career as a research and test pilot for NASA and the...