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    • 1:25 PM, Jul. 21, 2014

    Karl Albrecht, co-founder of Aldi grocery empire, dead at 94

    Berlin Karl Albrecht, co-founder of the Aldi grocery store empire and one of the world's richest people, has died in the western German city of Essen. He was 94.

  1. 'Little Big Man' author Thomas Berger dies at 89

    New York Witty and eclectic novelist Thomas Berger, who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn 'Little Big Man' and mastered genres ranging from detective stories to domestic farce, has died at age 89.

  2. Film, TV legend James Garner, reluctant hero, dies

    Los Angeles Few actors could register disbelief, exasperation or annoyance with more comic subtlety.

    • 4:13 PM, Jul. 17, 2014

    Broadway legend and Detroit native Elaine Stritch dies at 89

    Broadway legend Elaine Stritch, who was born in Detroit and last year returned to live in Birmingham, has died at 89.

    • 9:49 AM, Jul. 17, 2014

    Blues legend Johnny Winter dies at 70 in Zurich

    Geneva Texas blues legend Johnny Winter, known for his lightning-fast blues guitar riffs, his striking long white hair and his collaborations with the likes of Jimi Hendrix and childhood hero Muddy Waters, has died. He was 70.

  3. Reputed mob boss Giacomo 'Black Jack' Tocco, part of probe into Hoffa's disappearance, dies

    Giacomo 'Black Jack' Tocco, believed by law enforcement to have run the Detroit mafia for more than three decades, died Monday at age 87.

  4. Joy Colby: A woman of critical influence

    Members of Detroit's art community are remembering longtime Detroit News art critic Joy Hakanson Colby as a reporter of uncommon influence, probing but fair, and a passionate advocate for Michigan artists.

    • 10:00 AM, Jul. 15, 2014

    Singer-songwriter Billy Joel's mother dies at 92

    Hicksville, N.Y. The mother of singer-songwriter Billy Joel, who inspired him to write 'Rosalinda's Eyes,' has died in New York at the age of 92.

    • 9:38 AM, Jul. 14, 2014

    Nadine Gordimer, South African Nobel-winning writer, dies at 90

    Nadine Gordimer, the white South African author whose novels captured the despair and outrage of apartheid and the uneasy coming to terms with its legacy after racial separatism was outlawed, has died. She was 90.

    • 2:45 PM, Jul. 12, 2014

    Associate: Tommy Ramone, last of the Ramones, dies

    Tommy Ramone, a co-founder of the seminal punk band the Ramones and the last surviving member of the original group, has died, a business associate said Saturday.

    • 5:06 PM, Jul. 11, 2014

    Jennifer Moore, former TV news anchor, reporter, dies of cancer

    Detroit Former broadcast journalist Jennifer Moore, an award-winning reporter for WDIV-TV, died Friday following a two-year battle with cancer, her family said. She was 64.

    • 4:50 PM, Jul. 11, 2014

    John Seigenthaler, Tennessee journalist and civil rights advocate, dies at 86

    Nashville, Tenn. John Seigenthaler, the journalist who edited The Tennessean newspaper, helped shape USA Today and worked for civil rights during the Kennedy administration, died Friday at his Nashville home at age 86, his son said.

    • 11:56 PM, Jul. 9, 2014

    David Page: Detroit attorney dedicated time, talents to charitable giving

    David Keith Page was the epitome of the word patriarch, a man who balanced the rigors of working for more than 55 years as a well-respected attorney withmeeting the needs of his family.

    • 10:32 AM, Jul. 8, 2014

    Steelcase heir, philanthropist Wege dies at 94

    Grand Rapids Peter Wege, heir to the Steelcase Inc. fortune whose philanthropy kept much of the office furniture manufacturer's money in Grand Rapids, has died. He was 94.

    • 11:19 AM, Jul. 7, 2014

    Eduard Shevardnadze, ex-Georgian president, dies at 86

    Tbilisi, Georgia Eduard Shevardnadze was a key figure in revolutions abroad and the victim of one at home.

    • 3:24 PM, Jul. 6, 2014

    Son: Former U.S. Sen Dixon of Illinois dies at home

    Chicago Former Democratic U.S. Sen. Alan Dixon of Illinois has died.

    • 4:50 PM, Jul. 5, 2014

    Louis Brown, father of Nicole Brown Simpson, dies

    Dana Point, Calif. Louis Brown Jr., the father of O.J. Simpson's ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson, has died at his Southern California home, a family attorney ...

    • 9:27 PM, Jul. 3, 2014

    Auto heiress was passionate about helping the underserved

    Marilyn Fisher Lundy carried the name of auto barons, but her mission was to help the underserved in Detroit as president and CEO of Matrix Human Services.

    • 10:39 AM, Jul. 3, 2014

    War hero, Olympian Louis Zamperini, who's subject of 'Unbroken,' dies at 97

    Los Angeles Louis Zamperini, an Olympic distance runner and World War II veteran who survived 47 days on a raft in the Pacific after his bomber crashed, then ...

    • 12:19 PM, Jul. 2, 2014

    'McHale's Navy' star Bob Hastings dies at age 89

    Los Angeles An actor best known from the 1960s sitcom 'McHale's Navy,' has died. Bob Hastings was 89.

    • 2:29 PM, Jul. 1, 2014

    Former appliance store owner Ollie Fretter dies

    Ollie Fretter's promise of 'five pounds of coffee if I can't beat your best deal' was corny, kitschy and completely effective.

    • 11:01 PM, Jun. 27, 2014

    Barney Knorp: Former Livonia fire chief 'sacrificed a lot' for his children

    Known for his sense of humor and big smile, Barney Shea Knorp used those attributes serving in the Army in World War II and during his 45-year career with the ...

    • 2:55 PM, Jun. 26, 2014

    Former Sen. Howard Baker, who queried Nixon on Watergate, dies

    Washington Howard Baker's question sliced to the core of Watergate: 'What did the president know and when did he know it?'

    • 6:20 AM, Jun. 25, 2014

    Eli Wallach, versatile actor of stage, 100 movies, dies at 98

    Eli Wallach, who won a Tony Award on Broadway and appeared in more than 100 movies, starring opposite Clint Eastwood as a scheming treasure-seeker in 'The Good, ...

    • 11:28 PM, Jun. 25, 2014

    Co-founder of Melody Farms dairy and beacon of community

    Michael George, who helped launch Melody Farms, one of the state's largest privately owned dairy and beverage distribution companies, died Tuesday, June 24, ...

    • 1:02 PM, Jun. 24, 2014

    Former Venezuelan president Velazquez dead at 97

    Caracas, Venezuela Former Venezuelan president Ramon Jose Velasquez, known for his role in opposing dictatorship in the South American country, has died. He ...

    • 7:09 AM, Jun. 23, 2014

    Steve Rossi, 82, of comedy duo Allen & Rossi, dies

    Las Vegas Steve Rossi, one half of the prolific comedy duo Allen & Rossi, which became a favorite of 'The Ed Sullivan Show' and other TV variety shows, died ...

    • 7:23 AM, Jun. 20, 2014

    Gerry Goffin, Carole King's ex-husband, dies at 75

    New York Gerry Goffin, a prolific and multi-dimensional lyricist who with his then-wife and songwriting partner Carole King wrote such hits as 'Will You Love ...

    • 11:14 PM, Jun. 18, 2014

    Award-winning journalist remembered for his curiosity

    Award-winning journalist and author Hugh Wray McCann strived to understand the workings of things around him.

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