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2011 Nobel literature laureate Tomas Transtroemer dies

Stockholm - Swedish poet Tomas Transtroemer, who won the 2011 Nobel Prize for Literature, has died at the age of 83, his publishing house Bonniers said on Friday.

Beverly Hillbillies star dead at age 81

Zachary - The actress who played Elly May Clampett on The Beverly Hillbillies has died at the age of 81. Donna Douglas played the beautiful but dim-witted daughter of Jed Clampett on the long running television show.

Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo Dead at 82

New York - Mario Cuomo, former three term governor of New York, has died at the age of 82. Cuomo's son Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, had canceled his swearing-in ceremony yesterday in Albany to spend time with his father, just hours before the elder Cuomo passed away.

Guru who sparked global yoga craze dies aged 95

New Delhi - BKS Iyengar, the Indian yoga guru credited with helping to fuel a global explosion in the popularity of the ancient spiritual practice, died on Wednesday aged 95, his website said.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Clarence Clemons died Saturday

Saxophonist great Clarence Clemons, E Street Band's saxophonist died Saturday in Florida following a stroke suffered last Saturday.

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.

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.

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.
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