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UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 12:42 p.m.

Forrest Gregg, lineman for mighty Packers teams, dies at 85

The Pro Football Hall of Fame says Green Bay Packers great Forrest Gregg has died at 85. The Hall did not disclose details in its statement. Gregg starred at tackle …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 8:48 a.m.

Edward Nixon, brother of President Richard Nixon, dies at 88 in Seattle suburb

Edward Nixon, the youngest brother of former President Richard Nixon who staunchly defended his sibling’s White House legacy, died Wednesday. He was 88.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:22 p.m.

Former Dodgers great Don Newcombe dies at 92

Don Newcombe, the hard-throwing Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who was one of the first black players in the major leagues and who went on to win the Rookie of the Year, …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:12 p.m.

Designer Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel’s global icon, dies in Paris

Karl Lagerfeld, the iconic couturier whose designs at Chanel and Fendi had an unprecedented impact on the entire fashion industry, died Tuesday in Paris, prompting an outpouring of love and …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:24 p.m.

Sailor in iconic V-J Day Times Square kiss photo dies at 95

The ecstatic sailor shown kissing a woman in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II has died. George Mendonsa was 95.


‘Top Chef’ star dies after battle with cancer

“Top Chef” star Fatima Ali, who battled bone and soft tissue cancer, has died at 29 years old, Bravo announced Friday.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 8:20 p.m.

Music pioneer and hitmaker Bonnie Guitar dies

Music pioneer and legend Bonnie Guitar died early Sunday morning. She was 95.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 8:57 p.m.

Gray, activist from lunch counter protest photo, dies at 84

A community organizer shown in an iconic photograph while challenging racial segregation at a Mississippi lunch counter in the 1960s has died at his home in Pocatello, Idaho.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 2, 2019, 7:55 p.m.

Bob Einstein, comedian and actor best known for ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ and Super Dave character, dead at 76

Bob Einstein, a two-time Emmy-award winning actor known for his recurring role in “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and Super Dave character, has died after battling cancer, his representative confirmed to the …


Acclaimed author Amos Oz dies at 79

Israeli author Amos Oz, one of the country’s most widely acclaimed writers and a pre-eminent voice in its embattled peace movement, died on Friday after a battle with cancer, his …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018, 4:48 p.m.

Sigi Schmid, winningest MLS coach, dies at 65

Sigi Schmid, the winningest coach in MLS history, has died. He was 65.


Audrey Geisel, widow and promoter of Dr. Seuss, dies at 97

As Dr. Seuss neared the end of his life, the children’s author told his wife that she would have to look after the Cat in the Hat, the Lorax, the …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 11:54 p.m.

Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush dies at age 94

George H.W. Bush, a patrician New Englander whose presidency soared with the coalition victory over Iraq in Kuwait, but then plummeted in the throes of a weak economy that led …


‘SpongeBob’ creator Stephen Hillenburg dies at 57

Stephen Hillenburg, who created SpongeBob SquarePants and the absurd undersea world he inhabited, has died at age 57, Nickelodeon announced Tuesday.


Roy Clark, country guitar virtuoso, ‘Hee Haw’ star, has died

Country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the cornpone TV show “Hee Haw” for nearly a quarter century and was known for such hits as “Yesterday …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 22, 2018, 5:19 p.m.

Todd Bol, whose Little Free Library brought books to the street corner, dies at 62

Todd Bol, whose streetside memorial provided the inspiration for Little Free Library, a nonprofit organization that he grew into a network of more than 75,000 tiny, whimsical book exchanges that …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 6:36 p.m.

Tex Winter, innovative basketball coach, dead at 96

Tex Winter, the innovative “Triangle Offense” pioneer who assisted Phil Jackson on NBA championship teams with the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, has died. He was 96. Kansas State …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 9, 2018, 10:52 a.m.

Alex Spanos, Chargers owner and businessman, dies at 95

Alex Spanos, who used his fortune from construction and real estate to buy the Chargers in 1984, has died. He was 95.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 5:44 p.m.

Burt Reynolds, star of film, TV and tabloids, has died; he was 82

Burt Reynolds, the handsome film and television star known for his acclaimed performances in “Deliverance” and “Boogie Nights” and an active off-screen life that included relationships with Loni Anderson and …


Amway founder and Magic owner Richard DeVos dies at age 92

Billionaire Richard DeVos, co-founder of direct-selling giant Amway, owner of the Orlando Magic and father-in-law of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, died Thursday. He was 92.


Author, actor, Kennedy scion Christopher Lawford dead at 63

Author and actor Christopher Kennedy Lawford, who was born into political and Hollywood royalty, sank into substance abuse and addiction and rose to become a well-known advocate for sobriety and …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 8:24 p.m.

Idaho Supreme Court Justice Warren Jones dies

Former Idaho Supreme Court Justice Warren E. Jones has died. He was 75 years old.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 25, 2018, 9:14 p.m.

Senator, war hero and GOP presidential candidate John McCain dies at 81

Sen. John McCain, who faced down his captors in a Vietnam prisoner of war camp with jut-jawed defiance and later turned his rebellious streak into a 35-year political career that …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 3:21 p.m.

‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin has died

Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul” who sang with matchless style on such classics as “Think,” “I Say a Little Prayer” and her signature song, “Respect,” and stood as …


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 4:28 p.m.

Former Carroll College coach Bob Petrino Sr. dies in Montana

Longtime Carroll College football coach Bob Petrino Sr., the father of Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino and Idaho coach Paul Petrino, has died at his home in Montana. He was …


Jonathan Gold, Pulitzer-winning restaurant critic, dies

Jonathan Gold, who became the first restaurant critic to win the Pulitzer Prize for criticism, has died. He was 57.


UPDATED: Sun., July 8, 2018, 9:08 p.m.

Former Gov. Ray, who helped relocate refugees to Iowa, dies

Former longtime Iowa Gov. Robert D. Ray, who helped thousands of Vietnam War refugees relocate to the state and defined Iowa’s Republican politics for years, has died. He was 89.


Bourdain leaves bulk of $1.2M estate to 11-year-old daughter

Globe-trotting chef, author and TV host Anthony Bourdain was worth $1.2 million when he died last month and left most of the estate to his 11-year-old daughter, according to court …


Retired NASCAR driver James Hylton, 83, killed in car wreck

The Georgia State Patrol says former NASCAR driver James Hylton was killed in a traffic accident. He was 83. Hylton was the 1966 Rookie of the Year. Hylton and his …


UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 10:26 p.m.

Mourners pay final respects to Barbara Bush

His daughter standing behind him, former President George H.W. Bush sat at the front of the cavernous sanctuary of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church. He gazed up at the rose-draped casket …