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Former Haitian president Leslie Manigat dies at 83

Port-au-prince - Former Haitian president Leslie Manigat, who was ousted in a coup after 120 days in office, died Friday at his home in Port-au-Prince. He was 83.Manigat, who suffered a stroke in 2012, had retired from political life.
In the Media by AFP

Actor Maximilian Schell dead at 83

Vienna - Austrian actor Maximilian Schell, who won an Oscar for best actor for his role in the 1961 film "Judgment at Nuremberg", has died at the age of 83, his agent announced Saturday.
In the Media by Christophe Schmidt (AFP)

Dear Abby columnist has died

Pauline Friedman Phillips, better known as advise columnist Dear Abby, has died at the age of 94 of natural causes Wednesday. Her burial was on Thursday.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 5 comments

General 'Stormin Norman' Norman Schwarzkopf dead at age 78

Tampa - Retired United States General Herbert Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr. died Thursday in Tampa, Florida from complications of pneumonia. In 1991 Schwarzkopt led the United States military during Operation Desert Storm.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 2 comments

Ravi Shankar dead at 92

San Diego - Ravi Shankar has died at the age of 92. The Indian sitar player was a mentor to the Beatles and brought Indian music to the world.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 2 comments

Larry Hagman, star of Dallas dead at 81

Dallas - Actor Larry Hagman died today at Medical City Dallas Hospital in Dallas, Texas at the age of 81 from throat cancer according to a statement released by his family.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

Toronto leader Charles Roach dead at 78

Toronto - One of the most devoted civil rights leaders in Toronto has died. Charles Roach, 78, passed away from brain cancer in Toronto yesterday.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

Canada's Sam 'the Record Man' Sniderman has died

Toronto - Music died a bit this weekend in Canada with the passing of Sam "the Record Man" Sniderman. Sam's record stores at one time spanned the nation with 130 locations coast to coast.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Comic Phyllis Diller dead at 95

Los Angeles - Ohio born Comic Phyllis Diller died in her sleep at her home in Los Angeles Monday surrounded by her family. The comedian was 95.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 3 comments

Ernest Borgnine dead at 95

Los Angeles - Ernest Borgnine, one of the most active actors of our times, has died at the age of 95 with his family at his side. His death was the result of kidney failure.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 3 comments

Maurice Sendak, author of Where The Wild Things Are, dead at 83

Danbury - The man behind the children's book "Where the Wild Things Are"died this morning from complications of a stroke last Friday in Danbury, Connecticut. Maurice Sendak was 83.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 1 comment

The Monkees singer Davy Jones dead at 66

Indiantown - Davy Jones was a teen heartthrob during the 1960s as The Monkees lead singer. Today he suffered a fatal heart attack in Florida.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 10 comments

Blues singer Etta James dead at age 73

Grammy Award-winning singer Etta James has died from complications from leukemia, with her family by her side in California. She was diagnosed with the disease in 2010.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 2 comments

Christopher Hitchens dead at 62

Journalist Christopher Hitchens has died from complications from cancer at the age of 62, reports Vanity Fair. He was diagnosed with esophageal cancer last year.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 8 comments

MASH star Harry Morgan dead at 96

M*A*S*H star Harry Morgan died Wednesday at the age of 96 at his Los Angeles home. He had recently been treated for pneumonia.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 7 comments

Family Circus cartoonist Bill Keane dies in Arizona

Paradise Valley - The man behind Family Circus, Bill Keane, passed away on Tuesday. Keane was known for his family-oriented comic strip that has run in syndication since 1960 and is in more than 1,500 newspapers across the United States.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

Op-Ed: Canadian political leader Jack Layton, 1950-2011

"Your support and well wishes are so appreciated. Thank you. I will fight this – and beat it," wrote NDP leader Jack Layton on Facebook. Sadly the cancer he so bravely fought claimed Jack Layton Monday in the middle of the night. He was just 61.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 5 comments

Hockey star Rick Rypien found dead at home

Forward Rick Rypien of the Winnipeg Jets was found dead at his Alberta home today. The RCMP said that the 27-year-old hockey player's death is not considered suspicious.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

Wendy Babcock, former sex worker, found dead in Toronto

Toronto - Wendy Babcock lived a hard life that ended much too young. The Toronto woman most famous for her career in the sex trade was found dead in her home August 9, 2011.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

James Ford Seale dead in prison, convicted of KKK killing

In 1964 a brutal murder of two young black men took place in Roxie, Mississippi. One of their killers, James Ford Seale, managed to avoid the long arm of the law until 2007 when he was sentenced to three life sentences.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

Op-Ed: Goodbye Mrs Ford, you were an inspiration

Before rehab was cool Betty Ford, the wife of former President Gerald Ford put a very real face on the problems of addiction. With quiet grace she faced her demons in such a way that others garnered up their strength to follow her example.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 1 comment

TV's Columbo, Peter Falk dead at 83

Beverly Hills - New York born actor Peter Falk died Thursday at his Beverly Hills home at the age of 83 a statement released Friday by family friend Larry Larson. He had suffered from dementia since 2007 after a series of dental operations.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 3 comments

Clarence Clemons died Saturday

Saxophonist great Clarence Clemons, E Street Band's saxophonist died Saturday in Florida following a stroke suffered last Saturday.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 1 comment

Mother of Terry Fox dies

Chilliwack - The mother of Canadian hero Terry Fox has passed away. Mrs. Betty Fox died this morning in Chilliwack. She had been suffering from complications from diabetes and arthritis.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

Maple Leaf Foods chairman Wallace McCain dies at age 81

On Saturday the The Board of Directors of Maple Leaf Foods announced that their Chairman Wallace McCain passed away from pancreatic cancer at the age of 81 on Friday.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

Singer Phoebe Snow has died at age 60

Blues singer Phoebe Snow has died from complications from a brain hemorrhage she suffered from in January 2010 at the age of 60.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

Op-Ed: Hollywood has lost a golden star, Elizabeth Taylor dead at 79

When a young beautiful actress appeared in the film There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 Hollywood was changed forever. Elizabeth Taylor, 79, came to represent a golden age in Hollywood with her unique beauty, glamour and romance.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

Actor John Dye dead at age 47

Actor John Dye was found dead on Monday in his San Francisco home. The actor best known for his role as Andrew, an angel, on the show Touched By An Angel was 47.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 1 comment

Former Miss USA Leona Gage has died

Beautiful Leona Gage won the title of Miss USA while representing the state of Maryland but was stripped of her title in just a day for having a husband and children back in 1957. Gage died last week of heart failure.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

Venezuelan Governor William Lara dead

The body of a governor in Venezuela was found Saturday morning in a river in San Juan de los Morros. Venezuelan Governor William Lara had been in a car accident on Friday.
In the Media by KJ Mullins
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