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William "Wild Bill" Guarnere, 90 (1923 - 2014)
The Associated PressPHILADELPHIA (AP) — William "Wild Bill" Guarnere, one of the World War II veterans whose exploits were dramatized in the TV miniseries "Band of Brothers," has died. He was 90His son, William Guarnere Jr., confirmed Sunday that his father died at Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. Guarnere was rushed to the hospital early Saturday and died of a ruptured aneurysm...
William Clay Ford, 88 (1925 - 2014)
LARRY LAGE, The Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — William Clay Ford, the last surviving grandchild of automotive pioneer Henry Ford and owner of the Detroit Lions football team, has died. He was 88. Ford Motor Co. said in a statement Sunday that Ford died of pneumonia at his home in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. Ford helped steer the family business for more than five decades. He bought one of...
Mohammad Qasim Fahim, 56 (1957 - 2014)
KATHY GANNON, The Associated PressKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's influential Vice President Mohammad Qasim Fahim, a leading commander in the alliance that fought the Taliban who was later accused with other warlords of targeting civilian areas during the country's civil war, died Sunday. He was 57.Fahim was an ethnic Tajik who was the top deputy of Ahmad Shah Massoud, the charismatic...
Ted Bergmann (2014)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — The producer of early Grammy and National Football League telecasts has died.Ted Bergmann's wife, Beverly, says the veteran producer died Sunday following surgery in Santa Monica, Calif. He was 93.Bergmann started his television career at NBC in 1947. He went on to work in advertising, where he matched companies such as Coca-Cola and Colgate with...
Justin Kaplan, 88 (1925 - 2014)
HILLEL ITALIE, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Justin Kaplan, an author and cultural historian with a taste for troublemaking who wrote a definitive, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Mark Twain and spiced the popular canon as general editor of Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, died Sunday night at age 88.Kaplan had been suffering for years from Parkinson's disease, his wife, author Anne...
Sheila MacRae (2014)
The Associated Press ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Sheila MacRae starred on the Broadway stage and in films, yet it was her small-screen role as the tolerant and brassy wife of a Brooklyn bus driver...
Gerard Mortier, 70 (1943 - 2014)
The Associated PressBRUSSELS (AP) — Gerard Mortier, a Belgian opera director whose nonconformist style often grated the tradition-bound elite and who became a fiercely avant-garde impresario, has...
Henry "Hank" Rieger, 95 (1918 - 2014)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Family members say the former president of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has died in Oceanside, Calif.Henry "Hank" Rieger was 95. He died on...
Dr. Frank Jobe, 88 (1925 - 2014)
BETH HARRIS, The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Dr. Frank Jobe, a pioneering orthopedic surgeon who was the first to perform an elbow procedure that became known as Tommy John surgery and saved...
Geoff Edwards, 83 (1931 - 2014)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Geoff Edwards, the hip-looking 1970s and '80s host of TV game shows including "Jackpot!" and two incarnations of "Treasure Hunt," died Wednesday, his agent said. He was 83. ...
Dr. Sherwin Nuland, 83 (1930 - 2014)
The Associated PressHAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — Dr. Sherwin Nuland, a medical ethicist who opposed assisted suicide and wrote an award-winning book about death called "How We Die," has died at age 83.He...
Alain Resnais, 91 (1922 - 2014)
The Associated PressPARIS (AP) — Alain Resnais, the French filmmaker whose cryptic "Last Year at Marienbad" extended its influence across generations, has died at 91.Resnais was editing drafts of...
Rostislav Belyakov (2014)
The Associated PressMOSCOW (AP) — The maker of MiG fighter jets says that its chief designer Rostislav Belyakov has died. He was 94.The company said in a statement that Belyakov died Friday in...
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...
Kevon Carter, 30 (1983 - 2014)
The Associated PressPORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) — Trinidad and Tobago international soccer player Kevon Carter has died of a suspected heart attack after training with his club team.The Caribbean...
Jan Hoet, 77 (1936 - 2014)
RAF CASERT, The Associated PressBRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian contemporary art director Jan Hoet, who organized a major exhibition in private homes and curated Germany's Documenta art fair, died Thursday...
Huber Matos Benitez, 95 (1918 - 2014)
LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ, The Associated PressMIAMI (AP) — Huber Matos Benitez, who helped lead the Cuban Revolution as one of Fidel Castro's key lieutenants before his efforts to resign from the...
Henry Casso (2014)
RUSSELL CONTRERAS, The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Henry Casso, a longtime civil rights leader in New Mexico who worked his way out of an orphanage to become a noted educational...
Walter D. Ehlers, 92 (1921 - 2014)
JOHN ROGERS, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — During the historic D-Day invasion of World War II, Walter D. Ehlers accomplished some of the most awe-inspiring acts of bravery imaginable,...
Barney Nugent (2014)
The Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Barney Nugent, a former athletic trainer for the San Francisco Giants, died Saturday. He was 61.The Giants announced Monday that Nugent died in...
Carlos Paez Vilaro, 90 (1923 - 2014)
LEONARDO HABERKORN, The Associated PressMONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Carlos Paez Vilaro, a self-trained painter, sculptor, screenwriter, musician and architect who championed Afro-Uruguayan Candombe...
Ed O'Brien (2014)
The Associated PressSEATTLE (AP) — Former Seattle University basketball and baseball star Ed O'Brien has passed away at age 83.The school announced O'Brien's death on Friday afternoon. He passed...