Stories tagged: obituaries
Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 4:39 p.m.
Character actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at age 91
He found stardom in middle age with a haunting performance in Wim Wenders’ “Paris, Texas.”
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 4 a.m.
Former Churchill Downs track president Steve Sexton dies
Former Churchill Downs track president Steve Sexton, who guided the home of the Kentucky Derby through its largest renovation project, has died in Texas after a brief illness.
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 3 a.m.
Former Oklahoma All-American, Jimbo Elrod, killed in crash
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says former Oklahoma All-American James “Jimbo” Elrod, who played on the Sooners’ 1974 and 1975 national championship teams, has died in a car wreck.
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 1 a.m.
7-year-old Kansas football fan who inspired team dies
A 7-year-old University of Kansas football fan who was cheered on by the team as he battled cancer has died.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 1 a.m.
Former Avalanche player Marek Svatos died of overdose
Authorities say former Colorado Avalanche player Marek Svatos died of a drug overdose.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016
Man known as Pete Rose’s ex-bookie found dead in his home
A man found dead in his Ohio apartment last month has been identified as a former bookie for baseball hits leader Pete Rose.
Sun., Nov. 20, 2016, 8:30 p.m.
Florida State official, former All-American, Bonasorte dies
Monk Bonasorte, the former Florida State All-America defensive back who was the school’s senior associate director of athletics, died at age 59 Saturday night from brain cancer.
Sun., Nov. 20, 2016, 8 p.m.
Longtime Los Angeles sports fixture Joe Resnick passes away
Joe Resnick, a correspondent who covered Los Angeles sports for The Associated Press for more than three decades, died Sunday after a six-month struggle with cancer. He was 62.
Wed., Sept. 7, 2016, 6:42 p.m.
Newsmakers: Hall of Fame boxer Bobby Chacon dies at 64
Hall of Fame boxer Bobby Chacon died Wednesday under hospice care for dementia.
Fri., July 8, 2016, 6 p.m.
Seth Pettengill’s obituary a moving, raw account of heroin addiction
Seth Pettengill’s obituary reveals the struggle of heroin addiction and the heartbreak of parents.
Fri., July 10, 2015, 7:16 a.m.
Omar Sharif, of “Doctor Zhivago,” “Lawrence of Arabia,” dies
CAIRO — Omar Sharif, the Egyptian-born actor with the dark, soulful eyes who soared to international stardom in movie epics, “Lawrence of Arabia” and “Doctor Zhivago,” died Friday. He was …
Fri., Feb. 6, 2015
Seahawks tease in obituary would have drawn laugh, wife says
Michael Vedvik was a longtime Seahawks fan. So his wife thinks he’d laugh about the last line in his obituary that ran Thursday: “We blame the Seahawks lousy play call …
Sun., Jan. 4, 2015, 11:37 a.m.
Longtime ESPN sportscaster Scott dies at 49
Stuart Scott, the longtime “SportsCenter” anchor and ESPN personality known for his enthusiasm and ubiquity, died Sunday. He was 49.
Wed., Dec. 31, 2014
Shawn Vestal: Individual stories threads in Inland Northwest’s rich fabric
One obituary is a portrait of an individual life. Several of them add up to a portrait of a community’s life. As 2014 has drawn to a close, the recent …
Wed., Oct. 29, 2014
Shawn Vestal: Mothers and doctors, military men and meter maids make community
One obituary is a portrait of an individual. Several add up to a portrait of a community. Recent obituaries document the passing of a family doctor and an Air Force …
Sat., Oct. 25, 2014, 9:03 a.m.
Jack Bruce, bassist of 60’s band Cream, dies at 71
LONDON (AP) — Musician Jack Bruce, best known as the bassist from the 1960s group Cream, has died. He was 71. A statement released by his family announced the death …
Sat., Oct. 4, 2014, 10 a.m.
Jean-Claude Duvalier, ousted Haitian dictator known as “Baby Doc,” dies at 63
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Jean-Claude-Duvalier, the self-proclaimed “president for life” of Haiti whose corrupt and brutal regime sparked a popular uprising that sent him into a 25-year exile, died Saturday …
Wed., Sept. 17, 2014
Shawn Vestal: Obituaries tell story of community
One obituary is a portrait of an individual life. Several of them create a portrait of a community. Recent obituaries tell a story of a flower shop owner and a …
Mon., Sept. 8, 2014, 8:19 a.m.
Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy has died
ATLANTA — Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy died early Monday at 93. The billionaire rose from poverty by building a privately held restaurant chain that famously closes every Sunday but …
Tue., Aug. 12, 2014, 5:58 p.m.
Actress Lauren Bacall dies
LOS ANGELES - Lauren Bacall, the smoky-voiced movie legend who taught Humphrey Bogart how to whistle in “To Have and Have Not,” has died at the age of 89, according …
Sun., July 20, 2014, 10:08 a.m.
Film, TV legend James Garner, reluctant hero, dies
NEW YORK (AP) — Few actors could register disbelief, exasperation or annoyance with more comic subtlety. James Garner had a way of widening his eyes while the corner of his …
Sat., July 19, 2014
Shawn Vestal: Obituaries add up to portrait of community
One obituary is a portrait of a person. Several add up to a portrait of a community. Recent obituaries published in The Spokesman-Review tell a story of nuns and war …
Sun., June 15, 2014, 8:10 a.m.
Casey Kasem, king of the Top 40 countdown, dies
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Casey Kasem, the smooth-voiced radio broadcaster who became the king of the top 40 countdown, has died at age 82. Danny Deraney, publicist for Kasem’s daughter, …
Wed., April 30, 2014, 5:44 a.m.
British actor Bob Hoskins dies at 71
LONDON (AP) — British actor Bob Hoskins, whose varied career ranged from “Mona Lisa” to “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” has died aged 71. A family statement released Wednesday by agent …
Wed., April 23, 2014
Shawn Vestal: Law officer, hero and hardworking residents memorialized
One obituary is a portrait of an individual. Several are a portrait of a place. The following represents a random sampling of some people who passed away recently in the …
Sat., Feb. 1, 2014
Shawn Vestal: Obituaries paint portrait of the Inland Northwest
One obituary is a portrait of an individual. Several are a portrait of a place. The obituaries of recent weeks told a tale of the Inland Northwest that included schoolteachers …
Mon., Jan. 27, 2014, 10:53 p.m.
Folk singer, activist Pete Seeger dies in NY
NEW YORK (AP) — American troubadour, folk music singer and activist Pete Seeger has died at a hospital in New York. He was 94. Seeger’s grandson, Kitama Cahill-Jackson, says Seeger …
Sat., Jan. 11, 2014, 5:35 a.m.
Ariel Sharon, former Israeli PM, dies at 85
JERUSALEM (AP) — Ariel Sharon, the hard-charging Israeli general and prime minister who was admired and hated for his battlefield exploits and ambitions to reshape the Middle East, died today, …
Sat., Nov. 30, 2013
Shawn Vestal: Obituaries offer snapshot of life in the Inland Northwest
One obituary is a portrait of an individual. Several are a portrait of a place. The obituaries of recent weeks told a tale of the Inland Northwest that included farmers …
Fri., Aug. 30, 2013
Vestal: Obituaries tell the story of a community
One obituary is a portrait of an individual. Several are a portrait of a place. A recent week’s worth of passings told a tale of the Inland Northwest that included …