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Nelson Mandela, 95 (1918 - 2013)
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela, who became one of the world's most beloved statesmen and a colossus of the 20th century when he emerged from 27 years in prison to negotiate an end to white minority rule in South Africa, has died. He was 95. South African President Jacob Zuma made the announcement at a news conference late Thursday, saying "we've lost our greatest son." His death...
Paul Walker, 40 (1973 - 2013)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — While the neighborhood where "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker died in a fiery crash is known to attract street racers, law enforcement officials do not believe the Porsche he and a friend were riding in had been racing another car. Accident investigators "have received eyewitness statements that the car involved was traveling alone at a high rate of speed," the Los...
Stan Tracey, 86 (1926 - 2013)
JILL LAWLESS, The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — British jazz pianist and composer Stan Tracey, who played with everyone from Sonny Rollins to Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones in the course of a 70 year-career, has died at the age of 86.Son Clark Tracey said the musician "passed away peacefully" on Friday. He had been suffering from cancer.Born in London on Dec. 30, 1926, Tracey took up piano...
Edouard Molinaro, 85 (1928 - 2013)
The Associated PressPARIS (AP) — Edouard Molinaro, nominated for an Oscar for directing "La Cage aux Folles," a French farce about a gay couple that struck a chord with a broad range of audiences, has died at 85.French President Francois Hollande's office confirmed the death in a statement of condolence Saturday, praising Molinaro as "great, appealing and original" and a director who "conquered...
Jos Vanstiphout (2013)
The Associated PressSUN CITY, South Africa (AP) — Ernie Els had another sad day upon learning that his former psychologist, Jos Vanstiphout, died of a heart attack.A friend of the psychologist said Vanstiphout died on Friday of a heart attack, the European Tour said. The friend, Xavier Champagne, said Vanstiphout broke his hip two years ago in a fall from a ladder, and in recent months had been...
Edward J. "Babe" Heffron, 90 (1923 - 2013)
The Associated PressPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Edward J. "Babe" Heffron, whose World War II service as a member of the Army's famed Easy Company was recounted in the book and TV miniseries "Band of...
Ahmed Fouad Negm, 84 (1929 - 2013)
HAMZA HENDAWI, The Associated Press CAIRO (AP) — Ahmed Fouad Negm, who died Tuesday at the age of 84, was Egypt's poet of revolution, inspiring protesters from the 1970s through the current wave...
Former Gov. Bill Allain, 85 (1928 - 2013)
EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, The Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Former Mississippi Gov. Bill Allain, a Democrat who appointed many women and minorities to government jobs and strengthened the...
Paul Crouch, 79 (1934 - 2013)
The Associated PressCOSTA MESA, California (AP) — Paul Crouch, the televangelist who built what's been called the world's largest Christian broadcasting network, has died. He was 79.Crouch died at...
Jane Kean, 90 (1923 - 2013)
GILLIAN FLACCUS, The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Jane Kean, a diverse performer who got her start in musical theater but was best known as Trixie alongside Jackie Gleason on a TV revival of ...
Peter Kaplan, 59 (1954 - 2013)
KAREN MATTHEWS, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Peter Kaplan, the former editor of The New York Observer who hired a then-unknown Candace Bushnell to write a column called "Sex and the City,"...
Willis Ware, 93 (1920 - 2013)
The Associated Press, The Associated PressWillis Ware, a former Rand Corp. engineer who helped build early computers in the 1940s and '50 and predicted the importance of PCs long before they became...
Jacob "Baby Jake" Matlala, 51 (1962 - 2013)
The Associated PressJOHANNESBURG (AP) — Jacob "Baby Jake" Matlala, a four-time world champion in the flyweight and junior flyweight divisions and one of Nelson Mandela's favorite fighters, has died...
Bill Porter, 81 (1932 - 2013)
The Associated PressPORTLAND, Oregon (AP) — Bill Porter, the door-to-door salesman in Portland, Oregon, who was portrayed by William H. Macy in an Emmy-winning TV movie, has died at 81.Porter spent...
Pierre Aliker, 106 (1907 - 2013)
The Associated PressPARIS (AP) — Pierre Aliker, a politician who fought for independence from French rule for his native Caribbean island of Martinique for over half a century, has died at age 106...
Fred Waters (2013)
JIM SALTER, The Associated PressST. LOUIS (AP) — Fred Waters, a longtime Associated Press photographer who covered everything from the Korean and Vietnam wars to construction of the Gateway Arch,...
General Paul Aussaresses, 95 (1918 - 2013)
THOMAS ADAMSON, The Associated PressPARIS (AP) — French Gen. Paul Aussaresses, whose remorseless admission of executions and torture during the Algerian independence war five decades ago forced...
Angel Garcia (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...
Fred F. Scherer (2013)
LISA RATHKE, The Associated PressMONTPELIER, Vermont (AP) — Painter Fred F. Scherer, who created vivid dioramas of animals and birds in natural scenes for the American Museum of Natural History in...
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,...
Evan Chambers , 24 (1989 - 2013)
The Associated PressPITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates minor league prospect Evan Chambers died in his sleep over the weekend. He was 24.Pirates general manager Neal Huntington had no additional...
Andre Schiffrin, 78 (1935 - 2013)
LORI HINNANT, The Associated PressPARIS (AP) — Andre Schiffrin, the literary editor who gave readers Art Spiegelman, Michel Foucault and Studs Terkel before he was forced out of commercial...