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  • Dick Wagner, 71 (1942 - 2014)

    Dick Wagner

    MESFIN FEKADU, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Dick Wagner, the skilled guitarist who worked with Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, Kiss and Aerosmith, and also co-wrote many of Cooper's hits, died of respiratory failure Wednesday, his personal manager and business partner said Friday. He was 71.Susan Michelson, Wagner's partner in Desert Dreams Productions, said the performer died at Scottsdale...

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  • Dick Smith, 92 (1922 - 2014)

    Dick Smith

    HILLEL ITALIE, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Dick Smith, the Oscar-winning "Godfather of Makeup" who amused, fascinated and terrified moviegoers by devising unforgettable transformations for Marlon Brando in "The Godfather" and Linda Blair in "The Exorcist" among many others, has died. He was 92.Smith, the first makeup artist to win an Academy Award for lifetime achievement, died...

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  • Robert Halmi, Sr. (2014)

    Robert Halmi, Sr.

    FRAZIER MOORE, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Prolific TV producer Robert Halmi, Sr., has died.Halmi died Wednesday in his New York City home at 90, said spokesman Russ Patrick.The Hungarian-born Halmi found success as a magazine photographer after arriving in America in 1951, shooting pictures for such publications as Life and Sports Illustrated.But in a mid-career switch in the mid-1960s...

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  • Julio Grondona (2014)

    Julio Grondona

    VICENTE L. PANETTA, The Associated PressBUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Julio Grondona, the longtime head of the Argentine Football Association, has died. He was 82.The announcement was made Wednesday by the South American football confederation, CONMEBOL.Grondona, a powerful ally of FIFA President Sepp Blatter, had been hospitalized earlier on Wednesday. Local media reported that he died hours...

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  • Wallace "Wah Wah" Jones, 88 (1926 - 2014)

    Wallace "Wah Wah" Jones

    GARY B. GRAVES, The Associated PressLEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Wallace "Wah Wah" Jones, a multi-sport star who helped Kentucky win the first two of its eight national titles and is considered the school's greatest all-around athlete, has died. He was 88.Jones, an All-American, was the last surviving member of the Wildcats' "Fabulous Five" that won the 1948 national championship and went on to claim...

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