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B.K.S. Iyengar, 95 (1918 - 2014)
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...
Jay Adams, 53 (1961 - 2014)
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...
Laura Kostyra Plimpton (2014)
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,...
Johann Breyer (2014)
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...
Norberto Odebrecht (2014)
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...
Stephen Gaskin, 79 (1935 - 2014)
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...
Umaru Dikko (2014)
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...
Elias Saavedra (2014)
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...
Alexander Shuglin, 88 (1925 - 2014)
PAUL ELIAS, The Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Alexander Shulgin, a respected chemist famed for dusting off a decades-old recipe for the psychedelic drug ecstasy, died Monday at his Northern...
Mary Soames (2014)
The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Mary Soames, the last surviving child of British World War II leader Winston Churchill, has died. She was 91.Her son Nicholas Soames said she died Saturday evening...
Robert Sallee (2014)
NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, The Associated PressSPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Robert Sallee, the last survivor of the Mann Gulch wildfire in Montana that killed 13 firefighters, has died.Sallee, 82, died Monday...
Ernesto Butcher (2014)
The Associated PressMAPLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Ernesto Butcher, a veteran of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey who was praised for his calm leadership in the days and weeks after the Sept....
Walter R. Walsh, 106 (1907 - 2014)
JESSICA GRESKO, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Walter R. Walsh, who captured gangsters as an FBI agent in the 1930s and went on to train Marine Corps snipers and become the longest-lived...
Isabelle "Barbara" Fiske Calhoun, 94 (1919 - 2014)
The Associated PressMONTPELIER, Vermont (AP) — Isabelle "Barbara" Fiske Calhoun, a New York cartoonist during World War II who moved to Vermont just after the war to co-found what is now described...
Mark Shand, 62 (1951 - 2014)
The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Royal officials in Britain say that the brother of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, has died after sustaining a serious head injury following a fall in New York...
Eddy Thomas (2014)
HOWARD CAMPBELL, The Associated PressKINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Eddy Thomas, co-founder of a prominent Jamaican dance company that sought to promote African heritage in a country emerging from under...
Richard Hoggart, 95 (1918 - 2014)
ROBERT BARR, The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Richard Hoggart, a distinguished cultural historian and a significant witness in the court case that ended British censorship of "Lady Chatterley's...
Ben Van Houten (2014)
The Associated Press HOLLAND, Michigan (AP) — The 39-year-old father of Michigan's first surviving set of sextuplets suffered a heart attack and died after setting up a trampoline for his...
Zeituni Onyango, 61 (1952 - 2014)
DENISE LAVOIE, The Associated PressBOSTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's aunt Zeituni Onyango, who was denied asylum in the United States but stayed illegally for years, died Tuesday at age 61...
Charles Jordan (2014)
The Associated PressPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Charles Jordan, the first black city commissioner in Portland, Ore., has died at age 77.The cause of death has not been released, but city parks spokesman...
Otis McDonald, 80 (1933 - 2014)
DON BABWIN, The Associated PressCHICAGO (AP) — Otis McDonald, the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit that prompted the U.S. Supreme Court decision that forced Chicago to abandon its 28-year ban on...
Fabio Hamilton da Cruz (2014)
TALES AZZONI, The Associated PressSAO PAULO (AP) — A worker died Saturday after falling at the construction site of the stadium that will host the World Cup opener in Sao Paulo, marking the seventh...
Amanda Dempsey (2014)
The Associated PressLEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Patrick Dempsey's mother has died of cancer six years after inspiring him to help create a cancer support organization at a hospital in Maine. Amanda...
John E. Love (2014)
RUSSELL CONTRERAS, The Associated PressALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (AP) — John E. Love, a Bataan Death March survivor who led a campaign to change the caption on a historic photo from The Associated...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...