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UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 8:22 p.m.

Idaho Vandals Hall of Fame basketball player Don Newman dies at age 60

Don Newman set the tone in his two seasons as Idaho climbed the Big Sky Conference ladder by winning 11 and 17 games, respectively, setting the table for coach Don …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 26, 2018, 1:37 p.m.

Neil Simon, Broadway’s master of comedy, dies at 91

Playwright Neil Simon, a master of comedy whose laugh-filled hits such as “The Odd Couple,” “Barefoot in the Park” and his “Brighton Beach” trilogy dominated Broadway for decades, has died. …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 26, 2018, 6:35 p.m.

For McCain, a cross-country farewell from public, presidents

Two former presidents are expected to speak at Sen. John McCain’s service and he will lie in state in both the nation’s capital and Arizona as part of a cross-country …


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., 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 …


UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 5:24 p.m.

Obit, memorial service of 5-year-old Iowa boy gets attention

A unique memorial service set for 5-year-old Garrett Matthias of central Iowa is matched only by the one-of-a-kind obituary the preschooler had a hand in authoring and that is now …


World’s ugliest dog dies weeks after winning title

A 9-year-old English bulldog has died just weeks after winning the 2018 World’s Ugliest Dog contest.


UPDATED: Tue., July 3, 2018, 3:09 p.m.

Musician Richard Swift, who played with the Shins and the Black Keys, dead at 41

A post on Swift’s Facebook page confirmed his death with a black-and-white photo of the artist and the words, “And all the angels sing ‘Que Sera Sera.’”


UPDATED: Thu., June 28, 2018, 8:34 p.m.

Harlan Ellison, science fiction master, dies at age 85

Harlan Ellison, the pugnacious author of “A Boy and His Dog,” who lambasted society in nightmare fiction and stinging essays for half a century, has died. He was 85.


UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018, 4:02 p.m.

Jackson family patriarch dies at 89

Joe Jackson, the fearsome stage dad of Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson and their talented siblings, who took his family from poverty and launched a musical dynasty, died Wednesday. He was …


‘Pawn Stars’ Richard Harrison, known as ‘The Old Man,’ dies

“Pawn Stars” patriarch, Richard Benjamin Harrison, who was known as “The Old Man,” has died at age 77.


Charles Krauthammer, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and intellectual provocateur, dies at 68

Charles Krauthammer, a Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post columnist and intellectual provocateur who championed the muscular foreign policy of neoconservatism that helped lay the ideological groundwork for the 2003 U.S.-led invasion …


UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018, 9:43 a.m.

Koko, the beloved gorilla that learned to communicate using sign language, has died

Koko, a beloved gorilla that learned to communicate with humans and then stole their hearts, has died.


Longtime Elvis Presley drummer D.J. Fontana has died

D.J. Fontana, the drummer who helped launch rock ’n’ roll as Elvis Presley’s sideman, has died at 87, his wife said Thursday.


Death of Texas tycoon James Cotter, originally from Boise, leads to estate issues

Real estate tycoon and cowboy extraordinaire James F. Cotter died as he lived, sowing confusion among the people he loved.


UPDATED: Sun., May 20, 2018, 6:50 p.m.

After a lifetime of accomplishments, the Inland Northwest’s Dr. Linda Pall has died at 73

Dr. Linda Pall, a former Idaho politician, attorney and professor at Washington State University, has died at the age of 73 after battling varied illnesses, according to a statement by …


Tom Wolfe, pioneering ‘New Journalist,’ dead at 88

Tom Wolfe, the white-suited wizard of “New Journalism” who exuberantly chronicled American culture from the Merry Pranksters through the space race before turning his satiric wit to such novels as …


Oldest person in US dies; Pennsylvania woman was 114

A 114-year-old Pennsylvania woman who was the oldest person in the United States has died, according to a funeral home.


UPDATED: Tue., April 24, 2018, 4:39 p.m.

Bob Dorough of ‘Schoolhouse Rock’ is dead at 94

A musician whose songs helped teach children on ABC’s “Schoolhouse Rock” has died.


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 …


Poet Sam Hamill dies at age 74

Sam Hamill, a poet and translator and the founding editor of an independent publishing company in Washington state, has died. He was 74.


’Night Court’ star Harry Anderson, 65, found dead in home

Harry Anderson, the actor best known for playing an off-the-wall judge working the night shift of a Manhattan court room in the television comedy series “Night Court,” was found dead …


Mitzi Shore, whose club was a comedy mecca, dies at 87

Mitzi Shore, owner of the Los Angeles club the Comedy Store and one of the most influential figures in stand-up for more than four decades, has died. She was 87.


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: Mon., April 2, 2018, 3:42 p.m.

South Africa to give state burial to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

Nelson Mandela’s ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, an anti-apartheid activist in her own right whose reputation was sullied by scandal, has died. She was 81.


UPDATED: Sun., April 1, 2018, 4 p.m.

Lawyer: Ex-Guatemala dictator Efrain Rios Montt dies at 91

Former dictator Efrain Rios Montt, who seized power in a 1982 coup and presided over one of the bloodiest periods of Guatemala’s civil war in which soldiers waged a scorched-earth …


Johan van Hulst, Dutch schoolteacher who saved hundreds of Jewish children during Holocaust, dies at 107

Johan van Hulst, who was credited with saving more than 600 Jewish babies and children during World War II and, in 1972, was named Righteous Among the Nations by the …


UPDATED: Mon., March 26, 2018, 10:05 p.m.

Kansas girl at center of 1954 school segregation ruling dies

Linda Brown, the Kansas girl at the center of the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down racial segregation in schools, has died at age 76.


TV personality known for playing Bozo the Clown dies at 89

Frank Avruch died Tuesday at his Boston home from heart disease, his family said in a statement to WCVB-TV. He was the first nationally syndicated Bozo the Clown.