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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 …


Prolific voice actor and comedian Chuck McCann dies at 83

Actor and comedian Chuck McCann, who recorded the famous line “I’m cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs!” has died. He was 83.


Studio Ghibli co-founder, director Isao Takahata dies at 82

Isao Takahata, co-founder of the prestigious Japanese animator Studio Ghibli that stuck to a hand-drawn “manga” look in the face of digital filmmaking, has died. He was 82.


UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 8:51 p.m.

TV personality known for playing Bozo the Clown dies at 89

BOSTON – A longtime Boston television personality and entertainer known for playing Bozo the Clown has died at age 89. WCVB-TV reports Frank Avruch died Tuesday at his Boston home …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 7:48 p.m.

Jon Huntsman Sr., Utah billionaire and philanthropist, dies

Utah billionaire and philanthropist Jon Huntsman Sr., who overcame poverty to become one of the state’s most successful and powerful people, died Friday at age 80.


Fresh Start Produce co-founder dies

Fresh Start Produce owner Dave Kinyon died Jan. 19, leaving an uncertain future for the produce stand and U-pick operations, at 21619 E. Wellesley Ave. He was 69.


Family: Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose

Tom Petty’s family says his death last year was due to an accidental drug overdose.


Recy Taylor, Alabama black woman raped by 6 white men, dies

Recy Taylor, a black Alabama woman whose rape by six white men in 1944 drew national attention, has died. She was 97.


Vera Katz, longtime Portland mayor, dies

Vera Katz, a former three-term Portland mayor and first female speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives, has died. She was 84.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 8:29 p.m.

Celebrity publicist Clifford dies during sex crimes sentence

Disgraced celebrity publicist Max Clifford, a confidant to the stars who fell from grace amid Britain’s investigation of past sexual abuse, died Sunday after collapsing in prison. He was 74.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 10:23 a.m.

Front Porch: Every time we say goodbye

Seventy-two. That’s how many individuals made the final cut of the book. Twenty-four. That’s how many people died before “War Bonds” made it into print. Twenty. That’s how many goodbyes …


Member of group behind “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” dies

Mitch Margo, a member of the group behind the hit song “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” in the early 1960s, has died at his California home. He was 70.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 6:22 p.m.

Rance Howard, actor dad of director Ron Howard, dies at 89

Veteran Hollywood actor Rance Howard, the father of director Ron Howard, died Saturday. He was 89.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 10:46 p.m.

Charles Manson, cult leader and serial killer who terrified nation, dies at 83

Cult leader Charles Manson, whose followers killed actress Sharon Tate and six others in 1969, has died. He was 83.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 10:08 p.m.

AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young dead at 64

Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the bawdy hard rock band AC/DC who helped create such head-banging anthems as “Highway to Hell,” “Hells Bells” and “Back in …