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UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018, 8:49 a.m.

Renowned pediatrician Dr. T. Berry Brazelton dies at age 99

Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, one of the world’s most well-known pediatricians and child development experts whose work helped explain what makes kids tick, has died at age 99.


UPDATED: Mon., March 12, 2018, 10:09 p.m.

Civil rights lawyer Joaquin Avila dead at 69

The civil rights lawyer Joaquin Avila, who for decades fought discrimination in the classroom, the work place and the voting booth with groundbreaking success, has died, according to the Mexican …


UPDATED: Mon., March 12, 2018, 9:35 p.m.

French couturier Hubert de Givenchy dies at 91

French couturier Hubert de Givenchy, a pioneer of ready-to-wear who designed Audrey Hepburn’s little black dress in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” has died at the age of 91.


UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018, 3:53 p.m.

William H.T. ‘Bucky’ Bush was brother, uncle of presidents

William H.T. “Bucky” Bush, a wealthy investor and the brother and uncle of presidents, has died. He was 79.


Bill Cosby’s daughter Ensa, 44, dies in Massachusetts

Bill Cosby’s 44-year-old daughter Ensa Cosby died Friday in Massachusetts from kidney disease, a spokesman for the comedian said Monday.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 11:49 a.m.

Billy Graham, minister to presidents and millions worldwide, dies at 99

Billy Graham, the most dominant American pastor of the second half of the 20th century, who lifted evangelism into the religious mainstream and through the power of his voice and …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 4:42 p.m.

Ray Hobbs remembered for shaping sports culture at area high schools

Hobbs compiled a 188-104-8 record with the Greyhounds football team, highlighted by three consecutive undefeated seasons. He was named the Inland Empire Coach of the Year in 1979 and was …


Broadway star, 5-time Tony nominee Jan Maxwell dies at 61

Maxwell made her Broadway debut as an understudy in the 1989 production of the musical “City of Angels.”


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 11:19 a.m.

Comedian Marty Allen dies in Las Vegas at 95

Allen died in Las Vegas of complications from pneumonia with his wife and performing partner of the last three decades Karon Kate Blackwell by his side, Allen’s spokeswoman Candi Cazau …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 8, 2018, 10:57 p.m.

Sister Laura Michels, chaplain to Gonzaga basketball and baseball teams, dies

Sister Laura Michels, who served the Gonzaga University community in various capacities for nearly 30 years, including as chaplain for the baseball and women’s basketball teams, has died, according to …


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.


Gene Sharp, advocate for nonviolent resistance, dies at 90

Gene Sharp, a lifelong advocate of nonviolent resistance whose influence has been cited in social upheaval around the world, has died.


Furniture for all: IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad dies at 91

Ingvar Kamprad, the IKEA founder who turned a small-scale mail order business into a global furniture empire, has died at 91, the company said Sunday.


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.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 9:11 p.m.

Former Washington First Lady Lois Spellman dies

Former Washington first lady Lois Spellman died Wednesday just days after her husband John.


Family: Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose

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


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 9 p.m.

Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of The Cranberries, dead at 46

Dolores O’Riordan rose to fame as the gentle voice behind some of The Cranberries’ biggest hits, including “Zombie” and “Linger.” O’Riordan died Monday in London, her publicist said.


Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan dead at 46

Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of Irish band The Cranberries, died suddenly on Monday. She was 46.


Racing pioneer Dan Gurney dead from pneumonia complications

Dan Gurney, the first driver with victories in each of the Formula One, IndyCar and NASCAR Cup series, died Sunday from complications of pneumonia. He was 86.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 13, 2018, 8:04 p.m.

Legendary broadcaster Keith Jackson, ‘the soundtrack of Saturday afternoons in the autumn,’ dies at age 89

Throughout a career that spanned 52 years, Keith Jackson’s voice accompanied the telecast of a few of the country’s – and world’s – classic sporting events. He worked 15 Rose …


Ray Thomas of British rockers The Moody Blues dies at 76

Ray Thomas, a founding member of British rock group The Moody Blues, has died at 76, months before the band is due to be inducted into the Rock and Roll …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 10:02 p.m.

Harold Balazs, titanic figure on Northwest art scene, dies at 89

“He is a giant, a titan, and an example to us all.”


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 5:24 p.m.

Black Lives Matter icon Eric Garner’s daughter dies at 27

The daughter of Black Lives Matter icon Eric Garner died Saturday after a weeklong hospital stay following a heart attack.


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.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 7:45 p.m.

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.


Ex-Illinois Rep. John Anderson, who ran for president, dies

Former longtime Illinois Rep. John Anderson, who ran for president as an independent in 1980, has died at age 95.


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: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 10:32 p.m.

David Cassidy, former teen idol and star of ‘The Partridge Family,’ dies at 67

David Cassidy, the former star of “The Partridge Family” TV hit of the 1970s and a reluctant teen idol to the boomer generation, died Tuesday evening of liver failure, his …