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Gina Lopez, foe of Philippine mining industry, dies at 65

Manila - Former Philippine environment minister Gina Lopez, who led a high-profile fight against the nation's powerful mining industry, died Monday aged 65, her family's media company announced.

Li Peng, the 'Butcher of Beijing', dies aged 90

Bejing - Former Chinese premier Li Peng -- known as the "Butcher of Beijing" for his role in the Tiananmen Square crackdown -- has died at the age of 90, state media said Tuesday.

Michael Ferguson, Canada’s auditor general is dead at 60

Michael Ferguson, Canada's auditor general for the past seven years, has died from cancer at the age of 60, according to a statement released on Saturday.

Dutch bid final farewell to ex-PM Wim Kok

Den Haag - The Netherlands on Saturday paid its last respects to former prime minister Wim Kok, much admired for his inclusive style of politics, but who was forced to resign in 2002 over the Srebrenica massacre.

Man's obituary asks voters not to vote for Donald Trump

Pittsburgh - A Pittsurgh man's obituary is asking voters to not vote for businessman and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Review: 'Life-lessons' book is an easy read that made it to best-seller Special

Haines - Amid the long tally of books that emerge each year, it's always a surprise to see a little book of just over 150 pages make it to a best seller's list.

Legendary screen villain & horror icon Christopher Lee dies at 93

Sir Christopher Lee died at the age of 93, leaving fans with an impressive array of immortal performances from Hammer Films’ Count Dracula to Bond villain Scaramanga to ‘Lord of the Rings’ Saruman.

Obituary says comic book fan killed by Batman's uppercut

Winter Haven - A obituary in a local paper in Florida said that Stephen Merrill, who was a huge comic book fan, died as a result of an "uppercut from Batman."

Discoverer of Lyme disease dies

Willy Burgdorfer, the scientific entomologist who first identified the bacteria that cause Lyme disease has died at the age of 89. The cause was complications of Parkinson’s disease.

Pennsylvania man writes own funny obit, goes viral when he dies

A man who wrote his own humorous obituary died a year later and once the obit hit the website, it went viral. Kevin. J. McGroarty, 53, definitely had the last laugh or three.

Watergate conspirator Jeb Magruder dies at 79

Danbury - Watergate conspirator Jeb Stuart Magruder, who became a minister after serving time in prison for his role in the scandal that forced Richard Nixon to resign the presidency in 1974, has died.

David Brockie, frontman for heavy metal band Gwar, found dead at home

David Brockie, frontman for the satirical extra-terrestrial metal band Gwar, has been found dead at his Richmond home, police said. He was 50.

U.S. game show host Geoff Edwards dies at 83

Geoff Edwards, known for hosting the game shows "Treasure Hunt" and "Jackpot" in the 1970s and 1980s, died on Wednesday at the age of 83, according to his agent.

Child movie phenomenon Shirley Temple dead at 85

San Francisco - Shirley Temple, the 1930s silver screen superstar who wowed the world with her performances, died Monday at her California home.

Nelson Mandela dead at 95

Johannesburg - Nelson Mandela, beloved anti-Apartheid activist and former South African president, has died at 95. He passed away surrounded by friends and family.

Obituary of a Digital Journalist: RIP Carolyn E. Price 1959-2013 Special

A passionate journalist with a sharp sense of humour, Carolyn E. Price left us too early. The Toronto-area Digital Journalist passed away last week after battling cancer, so we present you with a profile of a long-standing contributor to our news network.

Sir David Frost, journalist & broadcaster dies at age 74

Veteran television host, producer and author Sir David Frost has passed away at the age of 74 following a heart attack. He leaves behind his wife Carina and three sons.

Seamus Heaney, Irish Nobel Prize-winning poet, dies at 74

Dublin - Beloved Nobel poet laureate Seamus Heaney, who was often called the greatest Irish poet since William Butler Yeats, died on Friday in a Dublin hospital. He was 74.

Obituary of a Digital Journalist: RIP R.C. Camphausen 1948-2013 Special

Author. Photographer. Traveler. Avid reader. Feminist. Those are some of the many words to describe R.C. Camphausen, a long-time Digital Journalist who died suddenly May 20 at 65. This is his story.

NY Times changes 'sexist' obit

The New York Times alters the start of an obituary for acclaimed rocket scientist Yvonne Brill following a string of protests that the obituary was 'sexist'.

Kenny Ball, jazz trumpeter, dies aged 82

Jazz trumpet player Kenny Ball, and leader of Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen, has died aged 82. The British musician was famous worldwide for his rendition of "Samantha" and "Midnight in Moscow".

Troggs frontman Reg Presley dies aged 71

Andover - Frontman of sixties band The Troggs, Reg Presley, has died aged 71. Reg was the writer of 'Love Is All Around', one of the biggest selling singles of all time.

'How Much Is That Doggie in the Window' singer Patti Page dies

Encinitas - Patti Page, an iconic singer of the fifties has died aged 85, at her California home. She was most famous for her recording of 'How Much Is That Doggie in the Window.'

Cricket journalist Christopher Martin-Jenkins dies aged 67

It has been announced that the cricket journalist and former president of the Marylebone Cricket Club, Christopher Martin-Jenkins, has died after a year long battle with cancer.

Rupert Murdoch's mother dies at 103

Melbourne - Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, mother of News Corp. Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch, died at her Melbourne home Wednesday. She was 103.

Utah man makes several confessions in his obituary

Salt Lake City - A Salt Lake City man decided to use his obituary as a place to make several confessions of things he'd done during his lifetime.

Op-Ed: Former Italian President Scalfaro Dies

Rom - Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, 93, died in Rome on January 29. He had served in Parliament since 1946 and was President of the Italian Republic from 1992 to 1999.

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.

Smiley Culture: Sad end for reggae’s Cheeky Chappie

A report on the manufactured controversy surrounding the death of the British reggae artist Smiley Culture, (David Emmanuel).

Op-Ed: Let’s not forget the artists we said goodbye to in 2010

This year shall offer us many beautiful films, music and other creative gems, but none of them shall alas come from the mine of the immense talent and genius of those gifted artists who left us last year. Let’s spare a thought for them before we move on
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