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  • B.K.S. Iyengar, 95 (1918 - 2014)

    B.K.S. Iyengar

    NIRMALA GEORGE, The Associated PressNEW DELHI (AP) — Indian yoga guru B.K.S. Iyengar, who helped popularize yoga around the world and wrote 14 books on the subject, died Wednesday at age 95.Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar's death was reported on his website as well as by major Indian TV stations, which said he had been hospitalized with a kidney ailment over the past week in the...

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  • Jay Adams, 53 (1961 - 2014)

    Jay Adams

    JOHN ROGERS, The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Jay Adams, the colorful rebel who helped transform skateboarding from a simple street pastime into one of the world's most spectacular sports with hair-raising stunts and an outsized personality to match, has died at age 53.Adams died of a heart attack Thursday during a surfing vacation in Mexico with his wife and friends, his manager, Susan...

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  • Laura Kostyra Plimpton (2014)

    Laura Kostyra Plimpton

    The Associated PressNORWALK, Conn. (AP) — Martha Stewart says her younger sister, Laura Kostyra Plimpton, has died in a Connecticut hospital of a brain aneurysm. She was 59.The home decorating business executive says on her website that Plimpton suddenly fell ill Monday morning and was taken to Norwalk Hospital. She died Wednesday.Stewart said her sister, the youngest of the six siblings,...

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  • 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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