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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...
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 Brothers," has died. He was 90.Heffron died Sunday at Kennedy Hospital in Stratford, New Jersey, said his daughter, Patricia Zavrel.Heffron and the rest of his "Band of Brothers" fought through some 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 of uprisings with sharply political verses excoriating the country's leaders in the rich slang of colloquial Arabic. Silver-haired, with a face creased by age and a lifetime of smoking, Negm —...
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 France to examine the dark period, has died. He was 95.Aussaresses, whose death was announced Wednesday on the website of a French veteran's association, was convicted and fined in January 2002 for ...
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 statement says Angel Garcia was working for Lindamood Demolition when the accident happened about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the north end of Kyle Field. The 25-year-old worker died a short time later at St....
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...
Jerry Seeman (2013)
The Associated PressBLAINE, Minn. (AP) — Former NFL supervisor of officials Jerry Seeman, who worked as the chief referee in two Super Bowls, has died after a long bout with cancer at age 77.Seeman...
Chico Hamilton, 92 (1921 - 2013)
CHARLES J. GANS, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Chico Hamilton, an influential jazz drummer and bandleader who was an architect of the West Coast cool jazz style and was known for discovering...
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...
Colin Eglin, 88 (1925 - 2013)
The Associated PressJOHANNESBURG (AP) — Colin Eglin, a retired South African politician who opposed apartheid and sought to promote liberal democratic values during white rule, has died at the age...
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...
Nilton Santos, 88 (1925 - 2013)
The Associated PressRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Nilton Santos, twice a World Cup winner for Brazil and one of soccer's great left backs, has died. He was 88.The Brazilian soccer federation said he died...
Florence Sando Manson (2013)
PETER JAMES SPIELMANN, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Florence Sando Manson, a pioneering newscaster in radio and the early years of television journalism, has died at age 95.Manson died...
Arik Einstein, 74 (1939 - 2013)
Associated Press, The Associated PressJERUSALEM (AP) — Arik Einstein, a pioneering Israeli singer and songwriter who performed some of the country's best-known anthems, has died.Doctors said...
Merrell Williams, Jr. (2013)
BRUCE SCHREINER, The Associated PressLOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Merrell Williams Jr., a one-time Kentucky paralegal who took on Big Tobacco as a whistleblower who leaked internal documents exposing...