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Orlando Cepeda Was One of the First Puerto Rican Stars
Hall of Famer Broke
Ground as a DH
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Hall of Famer Broke Ground as a DH

Orlando Cepeda was in the Giants lineup with Willie Mays

(Newser) - Orlando Cepeda, the slugging first baseman nicknamed "Baby Bull" who became a Hall of Famer after being among the early Puerto Rican stars in the major leagues, has died. He was 86. The San Francisco Giants and his family announced the death Friday night, and a moment of silence...

Martin Mull Dies at 80 After &#39;Valiant Fight&#39;
Martin Mull
Dies at 80 After
'Valiant Fight'
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Martin Mull Dies at 80 After 'Valiant Fight'

Roseanne , Arrested Development actor was nominated for an Emmy for guest turn on Veep

(Newser) - Martin Mull, whose droll, esoteric comedy and acting made him a hip sensation in the 1970s and later a beloved guest star on sitcoms including Roseanne and Arrested Development, has died at the age of 80, his daughter said Friday. Mull's daughter, TV writer and comic artist Maggie Mull,...

Kinky Friedman Was 'the Last Free Person on Earth'

Cross-genre satirist took a few runs at politics in Texas

(Newser) - Singer, songwriter, satirist, and novelist Kinky Friedman, who led the alt-country band Texas Jewboys, toured with Bob Dylan, sang with Willie Nelson, and dabbled in politics with campaigns for Texas governor and other statewide offices, has died. Friedman, 79, died Thursday at his family's Texas ranch near San Antonio,...

A &#39;Memorable Everyman,&#39; Dead at 90
A 'Memorable
Everyman,'
Dead at 90
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A 'Memorable Everyman,' Dead at 90

Veteran film, TV character actor Bill Cobbs was in The Bodyguard , Night at the Museum , much more

(Newser) - Bill Cobbs, the veteran character actor who became a ubiquitous and sage screen presence as an older man, has died at the age of 90. Cobbs died Tuesday at his home in the Inland Empire, California, surrounded by family and friends, his publicist said, adding that natural causes was the...

His Band Created &#39;One of the Anthems of the 2000s&#39;
His Band Created 'One
of the Anthems of the 2000s'
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His Band Created 'One of the Anthems of the 2000s'

Shifty Shellshock, 49, rapped on 'Butterfly' with his group Crazy Town

(Newser) - The lead singer of the band behind the song "Butterfly" —described by Deadline as "one of the anthems of the 2000s"—has died at age 49. The singer known as Shifty Shellshock (real name Seth Binzer) co-founded the rap-rock group Crazy Town in the mid-1990s with...

Actor Donald Sutherland Is Dead at 88
Actor Donald Sutherland
Is Dead at 88

Actor Donald Sutherland Is Dead at 88

Son Kiefer announces the Hollywood icon's death

(Newser) - Donald Sutherland, the prolific film and television actor whose long career stretched from M.A.S.H. to the Hunger Games, has died at age 88, per the AP . Kiefer Sutherland, the actor's son, confirmed his father's death Thursday on social media . No further details were immediately available....

'Say Hey Kid' Willie Mays Is Dead at 93

He was a baseball legend

(Newser) - Willie Mays, the electrifying "Say Hey Kid" whose singular combination of talent, drive and exuberance made him one of baseball's greatest and most beloved players, has died at age 93. Mays' family and the San Francisco Giants jointly announced Tuesday night he had "passed away peacefully" Tuesday...

Vietnam Vet&#39;s Obit Reveal: &#39;I Was Gay All My Life&#39;
Vietnam Vet's Obit Reveal:
'I Must Tell You One More Thing'
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Vietnam Vet's Obit Reveal: 'I Must Tell You One More Thing'

Edward Ryan tells the world he was gay, had longtime partner, was afraid of being ostracized

(Newser) - By all accounts, Edward Thomas Ryan could claim a life well-lived. As noted in his obituary published earlier this month in the Albany Times Union, the 85-year-old Vietnam vet and retired firefighter from Rensselaer, New York, was a beloved brother and uncle to many nieces and nephews, with various "...

Oldest Man in US Dies at 110. His Brain Will Go to Science

'Super-ager' Morrie Markoff remained extremely lucid for his advanced years

(Newser) - There are fewer than 160 supercentenarians —people 110 and older—on Earth, and that elite group just lost one of its own. Judith Markoff Hansen confirms to the New York Times that her father, 110-year-old Morrie Markoff, the oldest man in America, died June 3 at his home in...

NBA Hall of Famer Jerry West Dies at 86
NBA Hall of Famer
Jerry West Dies at 86
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NBA Hall of Famer Jerry West Dies at 86

Former Laker had been selected 3 times to HOF, was considered the basis for NBA logo

(Newser) - Jerry West, who was selected to the Basketball Hall of Fame three times in a storied career as a player and executive, and whose silhouette is considered to be the basis of the NBA logo, died Wednesday morning, the Los Angeles Clippers announced. He was 86. West, nicknamed "Mr....

Astronaut Who Took 'Earthrise' Pic Dies in Plane Crash

Former Apollo 8 crew member William Anders, 90, killed when plane went down in San Juan Islands

(Newser) - William Anders, the former Apollo 8 astronaut who took the iconic "Earthrise" photo showing the planet as a shadowed blue marble from space in 1968, was killed Friday when the plane he was piloting alone plummeted into the waters off the San Juan Islands in Washington state. He was...

He Captured the Shooting of the President
He Captured the
Shooting of the President
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He Captured the Shooting of the President

AP White House photographer Ron Edmonds dies at 77

(Newser) - Ron Edmonds was on the White House beat for the AP for 28 years, but the biggest moment came on his second day. Edmonds, who died Friday at age 77, was the only photographer to capture the shooting of Ronald Reagan on March 30, 1981, the New York Times reports....

He Transformed Hip-Hop From the &#39;Tame&#39;
He Was One of
Hip-Hop's 'Early
Provocateurs'
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He Was One of Hip-Hop's 'Early Provocateurs'

2 Live Crew member Brother Marquis dead at 58

(Newser) - Influential hip-hop group 2 Live Crew has lost an integral member. Brother Marquis, whose real name was Mark Ross, died at age 58, the group announced Monday on social media. A cause of death wasn't provided. Brother Marquis was one of the most notable members of the Miami hip-hop...

Janis Paige Starred in Films, on Broadway
Star Thought
She Was
'Washed
Up at 25'
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Star Thought She Was 'Washed Up at 25'

Janis Paige, 101, starred in films and on Broadway

(Newser) - Janis Paige, a popular actor in Hollywood and in Broadway musicals and comedies who danced with Fred Astaire, toured with Bob Hope, and continued to perform into her 80s, has died. She was 101. Paige died Sunday of natural causes at her Los Angeles home, the AP reports. Paige starred...

Marian Robinson, Michelle Obama's Mother, Dies at 86

Matriarch was a 'reassuring presence' at White House during Barack Obama's tenure

(Newser) - On election night 2008, as Barack Obama sat nervously in a Chicago hotel suite and awaited news on whether he would become the country's first Black president, his mother-in-law was by his side. "Are you ready for this, Grandma?" Obama asked Marian Shields Robinson, who years earlier had...

His Life Was Threatened While Producing The Godfather

Albert Ruddy's last words: 'The game is over, but we won the game'

(Newser) - Albert S. Ruddy, a colorful, Canadian-born producer and writer who won Oscars for The Godfather and Million Dollar Baby, developed the raucous prison-sports comedy The Longest Yard and helped create the hit sitcom Hogan's Heroes, has died at age 94. Ruddy died "peacefully" Saturday at the UCLA Medical...

World&#39;s Longest-Serving Flight Attendant Dies
World's Longest-Serving
Flight Attendant Dies
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World's Longest-Serving Flight Attendant Dies

'Fly high, Bette,' American Airlines says

(Newser) - Bette Nash, who started working as a flight attendant before Boeing launched its first jetliner and never officially retired, has died at age 88. Nash, who started flying with Eastern Airlines in November 1957, held the Guinness World Record for the longest career as a flight attendant. ABC News reports...

Bill Walton Was a Star With a &#39;Zest for Life&#39;
Bill Walton Was a Star
With a 'Zest for Life'
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Bill Walton Was a Star With a 'Zest for Life'

Hall of Famer won championships in high school, college, and the NBA

(Newser) - Bill Walton, a Hall of Fame center who won basketball championships in high school, college, and the NBA before becoming a celebrated broadcaster, died Monday. He was 71 and had been battling cancer, the Washington Post reports. He was rated as one of the best ever players at each level,...

American Pro Golfer Is Dead at 30
American Pro Golfer
Is Dead at 30
updated

American Pro Golfer Is Dead at 30

Grayson Murray had spoken openly about his struggles with alcoholism, depression

(Newser) - Grayson Murray, a pro golfer who had been brutally honest about his struggles with alcohol and depression, has died at age 30. The PGA announced the stunning news on Saturday, one day after Murray abruptly pulled out of the Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas, reports CBS Sports . His...

With His Brother, He Crafted the World's Most-Played Song

Richard Sherman of Disney and 'It's a Small World' fame dies at 95

(Newser) - Richard M. Sherman, one half of the prolific, award-winning pair of brothers who helped form millions of childhoods by penning the instantly memorable songs for Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang—as well as the most-played tune on Earth, "It's a Small World (After...

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