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UPDATED: Thu., June 11, 2020

Portland Trail Blazers founder Harry Glickman dead at 96

Harry Glickman, the founder of the Portland Trail Blazers and general manager of the franchise’s only NBA title-winning team in 1977, has died.

UPDATED: Sat., June 6, 2020

Kurt Thomas, first U.S. man to win world gym title, dies at 64

Kurt Thomas, the first U.S. male gymnast to win a world championship gold medal, has died.

UPDATED: Tue., June 2, 2020

Wes Unseld, Hall of Famer and NBA champion in D.C., dies at 74

Wes Unseld was an undersized NBA center known more for his bruising picks, tenacious rebounding and perfectly placed outlet passes than any points he produced. He thrived in his role …

UPDATED: Wed., May 27, 2020

Larry Kramer, playwright and AIDS activist, dies at 84

Larry Kramer, the playwright whose angry voice and pen raised theatergoers’ consciousness about AIDS and roused thousands to militant protests in the early years of the epidemic, has died

The man with the French horn: Veteran dies of coronavirus at 90

On May 8, Eldon Walton died in the bed next to his wife, Lois Walton, at age 90 from the coronavirus. Lois suffers from dementia; sometimes she is not sure …

UPDATED: Mon., April 27, 2020

The Rev. Bill Ellis, former dean at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Spokane, dies at age 66

The Rev. William “Bill” Ellis moved from Spokane to Bend, Oregon, after he retired from the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in 2017, but still news of his death …

UPDATED: Sat., April 11, 2020

‘Undrafted but undaunted’: Oilers’ Colby Cave dies at 25

Edmonton Oilers forward Colby Cave has died after a brain bleed

UPDATED: Sat., April 11, 2020

Lives Lost: At 97, World War II vet takes a final road

In his final months, Bill Chambers couldn’t walk, but he found peace in motion.

UPDATED: Tue., April 7, 2020

Former Eagles running back/returner Timmy Brown dies at 82

Timmy Brown, a running back and kick returner who won an NFL championship with the Philadelphia Eagles in 1960, has died.

UPDATED: Thu., March 26, 2020

Harlem Globetrotters great Curly Neal dies at 77

Fred “Curly” Neal, the dribbling wizard who entertained millions with the Harlem Globetrotters for parts of three decades, has died

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 29, 2020

Joe Coulombe, founder of popular Trader Joe’s markets, dies

The man who created Trader Joe’s markets with a vision that college-educated but poorly paid young people would buy healthy foods if they could only afford them has died.

Noted jazz keyboardist Lyle Mays dies at age 66

Lyle Mays, a jazz keyboardist whose work, chiefly with the Pat Metheny Group, won nearly a dozen Grammy Awards, died Monday in Los Angeles. He was 66.

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 31, 2020

Author Mary Higgins Clark, ‘Queen of Suspense,’ dead at 92

Publishing’s “Queen of Suspense” has died

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 29, 2020

Homero Gómez González, Mexico’s monarch butterfly defender, found dead

Homero Gómez González, a former logger who became one of central Mexico’s most prominent defenders of the region’s monarch butterfly population, was found dead Wednesday.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 29, 2020

Hall of Fame DE Chris Doleman dies at age 58

Hall of Fame defensive end Chris Doleman, who became one of the NFL’s most feared pass rushers during 15 seasons in the league, has died.

Bob Shane, founding member of Kingston Trio, dead at 85

Bob Shane, the last surviving original member of the popular folk group the Kingston Trio and the lead singer on its million-selling ballad “Tom Dooley” and many other hits, has …

‘Ugly Betty’ co-creator Silvio Horta dies in Miami at 45

Award-winning producer Silvio Horta, who was acclaimed for creating the hit series “Ugly Betty,” has died. He was 45.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 1, 2020

Don Larsen, who threw only perfect World Series game, dies at 90

Don Larsen, the journeyman pitcher who reached the heights of baseball glory in 1956 for the New York Yankees when he threw a perfect game and the only no-hitter in …

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 27, 2019

Don Imus, New York radio legend, dead at 79

Radio icon Don Imus – a New York institution for decades at WNBC and WFAN – is dead at 79.

Ice bucket challenge inspiration Pete Frates dies at 34

Pete Frates, a former college baseball player whose battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease helped inspire the ALS ice bucket challenge that has raised more than $200 million worldwide, died Monday. …

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 9, 2019

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker has died

Paul Volcker, the former Federal Reserve chairman who in the early 1980s raised interest rates to historic highs and triggered a recession as the price of quashing double-digit inflation, has …

Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead’s poetic lyricist, dies at 78

Robert Hunter, the man behind the poetic and mystical words for many of the Grateful Dead’s finest songs, has died at age 78.

Robert Mugabe, longtime leader of Zimbabwe, has died at 95

Robert Mugabe, the longtime leader of Zimbabwe who was forced to resign in 2017 after a military takeover, has died.

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019

Country singer Kylie Rae Harris dies in New Mexico crash

Country singer Kylie Rae Harris, who started out stringing together lyrics and performing as a teenager, was one of two people killed in a three-vehicle crash in New Mexico.

Billionaire conservative donor David Koch dies at 79

Billionaire industrialist David H. Koch, who with his older brother Charles poured a fortune into right-wing causes, transforming the American political landscape and shaping U.S. policies on such issues as …

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019

World mourns the death of Nobel laureate Toni Morrison

Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, a pioneer and reigning giant of modern literature whose imaginative power in “Beloved,” “Song of Solomon” and other works transformed American letters by dramatizing the pursuit …

UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019

Jim Bouton, former pitcher, “Ball Four” author, dies at 80

Jim Bouton, the former New York Yankees pitcher who shocked and angered the conservative baseball world with the tell-all book “Ball Four,” has died. He was 80. Bouton’s family said …

UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019

Emmy-winning actor Rip Torn has died at the age of 88

Rip Torn, the free-spirited Texan who overcame his quirky name to become a distinguished actor in theater, television and movies and win an Emmy in his 60s for his comedy …

UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019

Record-setting Kentucky quarterback Jared Lorenzen, 38, dies

Jared Lorenzen, a husky left-handed quarterback who set multiple Kentucky passing and offensive records before backing up Eli Manning on the New York Giants’ Super Bowl-winning 2007 team, has died. …

Max Wright, famous for playing good-natured dad on ‘ALF,’ dead at 75

Max Wright, the actor best known for portraying the exasperated yet good-natured father of the Tanner clan on the comedy series “ALF,” has died at the age of 75.