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Eric Lawson, the Marlboro ad man, dies of chronic lung disease

Eric Lawson has died of chronic lung disease at the age of 72. Lawson portrayed the rugged Marlboro man in cigarette ads during the late 70s.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

Canada's oldest giraffe dies at Toronto Zoo

Toronto - Ginetta, Canada’s oldest giraffe has died at the Toronto Zoo at the age of 30. Officials at the zoo officials reportedly confirmed the news on Facebook Monday.
In the Media by Mike White - 1 comment

Star of Only Fools and Horses, Roger Lloyd Pack, dies aged 69

London - Roger Lloyd Pack, the actor famous for his role as Trigger in the cult BBC series Only Fools and Horses, has died aged 69.
In the Media by Mark Harradine - 2 comments

Amiri Baraka, activist, poet, and playwright, has died

Newark - Poet, playwright, novelist, activist, and former New Jersey poet laureate, Amiri Baraka, died Thursday at the age of 79.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 2 comments

Hero teen dies after throwing himself on bomber to save school

A teenager in Pakistan died after throwing himself on a suicide bomber at a school, possibly saving hundreds of lives. There were 2,000 students at the school when Aitzaz Hassan, about 15, noticed the bomber at the school.
In the Media by Mike White - 3 comments

Football legend Eusebio dies aged 71

Football legend Eusebio da Silva Ferreira has died from a heart attack aged 71. The famed striker was born in Mozambique in 1942 and during his long and glittered career played 64 times for Portugal scoring 41 goals.
In the Media by Mark Harradine

Doris Lessing, 'prolific and unconventional' author dies, aged 94

London - Doris Lessing, the "prolific and unconventional" Nobel prize-winning British author of over 50 novels, has died, aged 94.
In the Media by Lesley Lanir - 3 comments

British sculptor, Sir Anthony Caro, dies at 89

London - British sculptor Sir Anthony Caro died Wednesday of a heart attack. He was 89. Caro was considered by many to be the "greatest sculptor of his generation" and was known for his works using industrial metal.
In the Media by Layne Weiss

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Oscar Hijuelos dies at 62

New York - Oscar Hijuelos, the first Latin-American writer to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, died Saturday in Manhattan. He was 62 years old.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 1 comment

Teenaged football player dies after collision on field

A 16-year-old football player from Brockton (New York) High School died Monday after being injured in a helmet-to-helmet hit during a game Friday night. Damon Janes, a junior who suffered the injuries, was a running back and defensive end.
In the Media by Mike White
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