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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.


French actress Edith Scob, who starred in horror flick ‘Eyes Without a Face,’ dead at 81

Edith Scob, the French actress whose illustrious career in film and theater spanned nearly six decades, died Wednesday at the age of 81.


UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019

Gloria Vanderbilt, heiress, jeans queen, dies at 95

Gloria Vanderbilt, the intrepid heiress, artist and romantic who began her extraordinary life as the “poor little rich girl” of the Great Depression, and reigned during the 1970s and ’80s …


UPDATED: Fri., June 14, 2019

Broncos owner Pat Bowlen dies at 75 before Hall enshrinement

Pat Bowlen, the longtime Denver Broncos owner who transformed the team from also-rans into NFL champions and helped the league usher in billion-dollar TV deals, has died just under two …


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019

Gabriele Grunewald, runner with cancer who inspired many, dies at 32

One of the country’s top middle-distance runners has died at her home in Minneapolis after inspiring many with a long and public fight against cancer. Gabriele Grunewald was 32. She …


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019

Tulip Town co-owner and man behind Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, Tom DeGoede, dies at 85

Tom DeGoede, who owned Tulip Town with his wife Jeannette and helped start the annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, died Sunday at 85.


UPDATED: Mon., May 27, 2019

Edmund Morris, known for his biography of Reagan, dies at 78

Presidential biographer Edmund Morris, best known for writing a book about the life of Ronald Reagan, has died. He was 78.


F1 great and aviation entrepreneur Niki Lauda dies at 70

Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda, who won two of his titles after a horrific crash that left him with serious burns and went on to become a prominent …


UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019

Grumpy Cat, who entertained millions online, dies at age 7

Grumpy Cat, whose sourpuss expression entertained millions on the internet and spawned hundreds of memes, national television commercials and even a movie, died at age 7. Grumpy Cat’s agent is …


I.M. Pei, architect who designed Louvre Pyramid, dies at 102

I.M. Pei, the versatile, globe-trotting architect who revived the Louvre with a giant glass pyramid and captured the spirit of rebellion at the multi-shaped Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, …


Bob Schloredt, first 2-time MVP of Rose Bowl, dies at 79

College Football Hall of Famer Bob Schloredt, the first two-time MVP of the Rose Bowl, has died at the age of 79. The University of Washington issued a statement on …


UPDATED: Thu., May 2, 2019

Peter Mayhew, Chewbacca in the ‘Star Wars’ films, dies at 74

Actor Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the “Star Wars” films, has died