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James Caan's Death
Attributed to Heart Problems
Jul 23, 2022 2:25 PM CDT
James Caan's Death Attributed to Heart Problems
Hollywood veteran was 82
: Los Angeles County health officials attributed James Caan's death earlier this month to a heart attack, listing a series of cardiac problems as contributing factors. A death certificate says the actor suffered from coronary artery disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and congestive heart failure, TMZ reports. Caan was...
Jul 22, 2022 7:00 AM CDT
Actor Found Dead
Shonka Dukureh dies in Nashville at age 44
- Shonka Dukureh, who played Big Mama Thornton in this year's movie about Elvis Presley , was found dead Thursday in a bedroom at her home in Nashville, police say. She was 44. Nashville police say there were no signs of foul play, per the AP . Autopsy results are pending from...
Renowned Creator of Funky
Urban Sculptures Dies
Jul 18, 2022 2:48 PM CDT
Renowned Creator of Funky Urban Sculptures Dies
Claes Oldenburg was 93
- Pop artist Claes Oldenburg, who turned the mundane into the monumental through his outsized sculptures of a baseball bat, a clothespin, and other objects, has died at age 93. Oldenburg died Monday morning in Manhattan, according to his daughter, Maartje Oldenburg. He had been in poor health since falling and...
Pioneer of Psychedelics
in Therapy Dies at 91
Jul 13, 2022 8:34 AM CDT
Pioneer of Psychedelics in Therapy Dies at 91
Ann Shulgin, along with late husband Alexander, was psychotherapy pioneer
- Ann Shulgin, who together with her late husband, Alexander Shulgin, pioneered the use of psychedelic drugs in psychotherapy and co-wrote two seminal books on the subject, has died at the age of 91. Shulgin had been in ill health due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, daughter Wendy Tucker said. She...
Extreme Heat Workout
Habit Killed Marion Barber
Jul 12, 2022 5:53 PM CDT
Extreme Heat Workout Habit Killed Marion Barber
Ex-NFLer died of heat stroke after apparent exercise in 'sauna-like conditions'
Marion Barber III died of heat stroke after apparently exercising in "sauna-like conditions" in his apartment in Frisco, Texas. The Collin County medical examiner ruled the former NFL star's death an accident, police said Monday, per the AP . He hadn't been seen for three weeks before...
You Know His Theme
Music, if Not His Name
Jul 11, 2022 12:27 PM CDT
You Know His Theme Music, if Not His Name
Monty Norman, creator of the James Bond signature sound, dies at 94
- Monty Norman, a British composer who wrote the theme tune for the James Bond films, has died at age 94. A statement posted Monday on Norman’s official website said: "It is with sadness we share the news that Monty Norman died on 11th July 2022 after a short...
Scathing Obit: 'It Will Be
Challenging to Miss Lawrence'
in case you missed it
Jul 10, 2022 6:32 AM CDT
Scathing Obit: 'It Will Be Challenging to Miss Lawrence'
Estranged son wrote obit for Lawrence H. Pfaff Sr.
- Gannett owns the
, and it put out an unusual statement about an unusual obituary: "We regrettably published an obituary that did not adhere to our guidelines and we are looking into the matter further. We regret any distress this may have caused." The obit , which ran...
He Was a
Real Life. Then
He Played One
Jul 9, 2022 7:45 AM CDT
He Was a Gangster in Real Life. Then He Played One
Tony Sirico, best known for his role as 'Paulie Walnuts' on 'The Sopranos,' dies at 79
- With his winged coiffure and scathing one-liners, Paul "Paulie Walnuts" Gualtieri was one of the most memorable characters on HBO's
. Now, fellow cast members are saying arrivederci to the actor who played him: Tony Sirico has died in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., at the age of 79,...
Shinzo Abe Leaves
a Mixed Legacy
Jul 8, 2022 8:45 AM CDT
Shinzo Abe Leaves a Mixed Legacy
Assassinated ex-PM was 'complex, polarizing' figure in Japan
- Shinzo Abe was a political blueblood groomed for power. Japan's longest serving prime minister, he was also perhaps the most polarizing, complex politician in recent Japanese history, the AP reports. Abe, who was assassinated Friday , angered both liberals at home and World War II victims in Asia with his...
One Final Honor
for Iwo Jima Hero
Jul 4, 2022 2:00 AM CDT
One Final Honor for Iwo Jima Hero
Woody Williams, 98, will lie in honor at the US Capitol
At a memorial Sunday in Charleston, West Virginia, Sen. Joe Manchin said Hershel W. "Woody" Williams, the last remaining Medal of Honor recipient from World War II, would lie in state at the US Capitol. But Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer announced he would actually lie in honor....
You Know His Poster,
if Not His Name
Jul 3, 2022 10:15 AM CDT
You Know His Poster, if Not His Name
Arnold Skolnick, who created the iconic Woodstock imagery, is dead
- When freelance designer Arnold Skolnick was asked to quickly churn out a publicity poster for an upcoming concert in 1969, he ended up creating what the
New York Times
calls a "symbol of the era." The upcoming concert, of course, was Woodstock, and Skolnick came up with the...
in TV, Films
Jun 30, 2022 6:45 PM CDT
Hells Angels Founder Wrote Books, Worked in TV, Films
Sonny Barger also worked security at infamous Altamont concert
- Sonny Barger, the founder of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club who turned his experiences into books and work on TV and films, has died. He was 83 and died at home Wednesday night after developing liver cancer, NBC News reports. A note Barger had written was posted on his Facebook...
Investigators: Face Scratches
a Clue to
Jun 29, 2022 10:10 AM CDT
Investigators: Face Scratches a Clue to
Rep says Mary Mara may have had accidental fall before drowning
Investigators believe actress Mary Mara may have suffered an accident before drowning in upstate New York on Sunday. That's according to rep Craig Dorfman, who tells TMZ that investigators found abrasions on Mara's face. Based on those abrasions, they think she may have fallen and hit her...
Dies at 40
Jun 29, 2022 7:49 AM CDT
UK Podcaster Deborah James Dies at 40
Mom of 2 announced last month she was in hospice care for bowel cancer
- Last month, podcaster Deborah James delivered some surprise news to fans, announcing her bowel cancer had returned after a bout of remission and that she was in hospice care at home. Now, a sad update out of the UK: James has died of her illness at the age of 40,...
'Stunning, Sad News'
for the Baltimore Ravens
Jun 23, 2022 9:15 AM CDT
'Stunning, Sad News' for the Baltimore Ravens
Tony Siragusa, aka 'Goose,' dies at 55
- Tony Siragusa, the charismatic defensive tackle who was part of one of the most celebrated defenses in NFL history with the Baltimore Ravens, died Wednesday. He was 55. Siragusa’s broadcast agent, Jim Ornstein, confirmed the death, the AP reports. The cause of death was not immediately available. "This...
Dead at 26
Jun 22, 2022 9:55 AM CDT
Baltimore Ravens' Jaylon Ferguson Dead at 26
He leaves behind 3 children under the age of 5
- Another NFLer is gone too early . Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jaylon Ferguson has died at the age of 26, the team announced Wednesday. "He was a kind, respectful young man with a big smile and infectious personality. We express our heartfelt condolences to Jaylon's family and friends as we...
Józef Walaszczyk Saved
Scores of Jews During WWII
Jun 21, 2022 7:22 PM CDT
Józef Walaszczyk Saved Scores of Jews During WWII
Member of Polish resistance bribed German official to rescue factory employees
- Józef Walaszczyk, a member of the Polish resistance who rescued dozens of Jews during the Nazi German occupation of Poland during World War II, has died. He was 102 and died Monday, according to the Institute of National Remembrance, a Polish state historical body. Walaszczyk fell in love during...
Colorado Gov. Pays Tribute to
a 'Woman Ahead of Her Time'
Jun 20, 2022 2:25 PM CDT
Colorado Gov. Pays Tribute to a 'Woman Ahead of Her Time'
Clela Rorex issued first same-sex marriage licenses in 1975
- Clela Rorex, a former Colorado county clerk considered a pioneer in the gay rights movement for being the first public official to issue a same-sex marriage license in 1975, has died. She was 78. Rorex died Sunday of complications from recent surgery at a hospice care facility in Longmont, the...
Kept His TV
Jun 18, 2022 5:45 PM CDT
Mark Shields Kept His TV Debates Civil
Commentator appeared on 'PBS NewsHour' for 33 years
- Mark Shields, who affably debated fellow political pundits on TV for decades—slipping in cutting jabs along the way—has died. He was 85 and died at home in Chevy Chase, Maryland, of kidney failure, the
New York Times
reports. Shields, who labeled himself a New Deal liberal, was a...
Veteran Character Actor
Philip Baker Hall Is Dead
Jun 13, 2022 3:07 PM CDT
Veteran Character Actor Philip Baker Hall Is Dead
'Seinfeld' fans will remember him as the library cop
- The name may not be familiar, but anyone who's watched TV in, say, the last few decades will likely recognize the face of Philip Baker Hall. The veteran actor died Sunday at the age of 90, tweeted neighbor and
Los Angeles Times
reporter Sam Farmer. TV Line reports that...
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