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Oklahoma Tornado Victims (2013)
CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN, The Associated Press MOORE, Okla. (AP) — One loved unicorns. Another, nicknamed "ladybug," sang country songs. Another dreamed of one day owning a pontoon boat. When a top-of-the-scale EF5 tornado ripped through Moore, Okla., it took with it 24 lives. Seven of them were children at Plaza Towers Elementary school; two were only babies. These are the victims' stories...
Flynn Robinson, 72 (1941 - 2013)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Flynn Robinson, the former NBA guard who played on the Los Angeles Lakers' 1971-72 championship team, has died after a two-year fight with cancer. He was 72.Flynn's wife, Nancy Pitts-Robinson, told the Lakers he died Thursday at Keck Hospital in Los Angeles.Called "Mr. Instant Point" by late Lakers broadcaster Chick Hearn, the 6-foot-1 Robinson averaged 9...
Haynes Johnson, 81 (1931 - 2013)
BARRY SCHWEID, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Haynes Johnson, a pioneering Washington journalist who won a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the civil rights movement and migrated from newspapers to television, books and teaching, died Friday. He was 81. The Washington Post reported he died at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Md. In a statement to the Post newsroom, Managing Editor...
Dick Evey, 72 (1941 - 2013)
The Associated PressKNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dick Evey (EE'-vee), a tackle who played most of his eight seasons in the NFL with the Chicago Bears, has died at age 72.Smith Funeral & Cremation Service in Maryville, Tenn., says he died Thursday at the Ben Atchley State Veterans Home in Knoxville after a long illness.Evey played from 1964-69 with the Bears, who selected him out of Tennessee in the...
Epy Guerrero, 71 (1942 - 2013)
The Associated PressTORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays held a moment of silence before Thursday night's game against Baltimore to mark the death of prolific scout Epy Guerrero.The Blue Jays said he died Thursday at 71 in his native Dominican Republic. The team didn't provide additional details.Guerrero signed All-Star outfielder Cesar Cedeno for Houston and brought several top players to the...
Leonard Marsh (1933 - 2013)
SARAH SKIDMORE, The Associated PressLeonard Marsh, the co-founder of the Snapple beverage brand, has died at age 80.The Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Inc. of Plano, Texas, which now owns Snapple, on...
Georges Moustaki, 79 (1934 - 2013)
The Associated PressPARIS (AP) — Georges Moustaki, an Egyptian-born composer, singer and poet who wrote songs for Edith Piaf and other French stars, has died at age 79.Marie-Ange Mirande of...
Wayne F. Miller, 94 (1918 - 2013)
The Associated Press ORINDA, Calif. (AP) — Photographer Wayne F. Miller, who created a ground-breaking series of portraits chronicling the lives of black Americans in Chicago after serving with...
Ray Manzarek, 74 (1939 - 2013)
CHRIS TALBOTT, The Associated Press Ray Manzarek, a founding member of the 1960s rock group The Doors whose versatile and often haunting keyboards complemented Jim Morrison's gloomy baritone and...
Mack Emerman (1924 - 2013)
CURT ANDERSON, The Associated PressMIAMI (AP) — Mack Emerman, the founder of Criteria Recording Studios where acts including Eric Clapton, James Brown and the Bee Gees made some of their most...
Bernard Waber, 88 (1924 - 2013)
The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Bernard Waber, the author of such children's favorites as "The House on East 88th Street" and "Lyle, Lyle Crocodile," has died. Waber died May 16 at his...
Boruch Spiegel (2013)
VANESSA GERA, The Associated PressWARSAW, Poland (AP) — Boruch Spiegel, one of the last remaining survivors of the 1943 Warsaw ghetto uprising by poorly armed Jewish insurgents against the powerful...
Vernon McGarity, 91 (1921 - 2013)
The Associated PressMEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Former World War II Army squad leader and Medal of Honor recipient Vernon McGarity has died at age 91, a funeral home said Thursday.McGarity died of cancer...
Zach Sobiech, 18 (1995 - 2013)
The Associated PressLAKELAND, Minn. (AP) — When high school student Zach Sobiech learned he didn't have much longer to live, his mother suggested he write letters to tell his loved ones goodbye....
Ruy Mesquita, 88 (1925 - 2013)
The Associated Press SAO PAULO (AP) — The director of Brazil's Estado de S. Paulo newspaper has died of cancer. Ruy Mesquita was 88. The newspaper reports that Mesquita died Tuesday night at...
Victor Torres (2013)
The Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants say former minor league coach Victor Torres has died. He was 61.Torres, a hitting coach and instructor in the club's player...
Stephen Martin, Sr. (2013)
The Associated PressNEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tulane says former baseball player Stephen Martin Sr., the first black athlete to play any varsity sport in the Southeastern Conference, has died at age 66...
Cynthia Brown (2013)
The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Activist Cynthia Brown, one of the guiding forces at the international advocacy group Human Rights Watch, has died at age 60 after fighting cancer. Brown...
Valtr Komarek, 82 (1930 - 2013)
The Associated PressPRAGUE (AP) — Valtr Komarek's son says the left-wing Czech politician and economist who helped overthrow the country's communist regime has died at age 82.His son Martin, a...
Fred E. White, 76 (1936 - 2013)
The Associated PressKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Longtime Kansas City Royals broadcaster Fred White died Wednesday of complications from cancer. He was 76.The Royals were informed of White's passing by...
Kenneth Battelle (2013)
SAMANTHA CRITCHELL, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Kenneth Battelle, the hairdresser who gave both Jacqueline Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe their calling-card hairdos in the 1950s and '60s, has...
Peter Worthington, 86 (1927 - 2013)
The Associated PressTORONTO (AP) — Peter Worthington, a veteran newspaperman who co-founded the Toronto Sun, has died. He was 86.His wife, Yvonne Crittenden, said her husband died Sunday night.The...