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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...
Eleanor Parker, 91 (1922 - 2013)
JESSICA HERNDON, The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Eleanor Parker, who was nominated for Academy Awards three times for her portrayals of strong-willed women and played a scheming baroness in "The Sound of Music," has died at 91.Family friend Richard Gale said Parker died Monday morning due to complications from pneumonia. "She passed away peacefully, surrounded by her children at a...
Kate Williamson (2013)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Character actress Kate Williamson, who appeared in such films as "Disclosure," ''Dahmer," ''Dream Lover" and "Racing With the Moon," has died at age 82 after a lengthy illness, said her manager, Judy Fox.Williamson died Friday at her suburban Encino home, less than a month after the passing of her husband of nearly 60 years, veteran character actor Al...
Ida Pollock, 105 (1908 - 2013)
JILL LAWLESS, The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Ida Pollock once said she was born to write. And so she did — millions of words over more than seven decades, spinning tales of impecunious young women romanced by handsome older men in far-flung locations.The centenarian author of more than 120 books, believed to be the world's oldest romantic novelist, has died at the age of 105.Daughter...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...