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    • OBITUARIES
    • 7:09 AM, Sep. 15, 2014

    Jazz-funk pioneer Joe Sample dies at 75

    Pianist and composer Joe Sample, a founding member of the genre-crossing Jazz Crusaders who helped pioneer the electronic jazz-funk fusion style, has died. He was 75.

    • 8:24 AM, Sep. 12, 2014
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    Protestant firebrand Ian Paisley dies aged 88

    Dublin — The Rev. Ian Paisley, the divisive Protestant firebrand who devoted his life to thwarting compromise with Catholics in Northern Ireland only to become a pivotal peacemaker in his twilight years, died Friday in Belfast, his wife said. He was 88.

    • 8:36 PM, Sep. 12, 2014
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    Breast cancer survivor Lillian Erdeljan 'found joy in helping other people'

    When Lillian Erdeljan was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1990 she began a journey that led her to decades of volunteer service.

  1. Detroit artist Gilda Snowden dies at 60, was 'generous with everybody'

    The prominent Detroit artist was a beloved professor at the College for Creative Studies for 31 years. She died unexpectedly Tuesday morning of heart failure. Her work was exuberant as her personality, with many describing her as 'generous' and 'inspiring.'

    • 10:33 PM, Sep. 10, 2014
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    Detroit-born Bond villain Richard Kiel dies

    Fresno, Calif Richard Kiel, the towering actor best known for portraying steel-toothed villain Jaws in a pair of James Bond films, has died. The Detroit native was 74.

    • 8:39 AM, Sep. 9, 2014
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    Jazz musician Gerald Wilson dies at 96

    Los Angeles — Gerald Wilson, the dynamic jazz big band leader, composer and arranger whose career spanned more than 75 years, has died. He was 96.

  2. Unclaimed remains to get full military burials in Holly

    Detroit The remains of 13 veterans left unclaimed in the Wayne County morgue will be buried with full military honors Thursday in a Michigan military cemetery.

    • 1:29 PM, Sep. 10, 2014
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    Jane Rayburn, former Detroit News restaurant critic, dies

    Former Detroit News restaurant critic and features writer Jane Rayburn, 65, died Aug. 22 in her Grosse Pointe Park home. She was fondly remembered in the newsroom for her lively prose, hearty laugh and big heart.

    • 2:05 PM, Sep. 8, 2014
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    'Chicago Fire' actress Molly Glynn dies after being struck by tree

    Molly Glynn, an accomplished Chicago theater actress who also played a recurring role as a doctor on the TV series 'Chicago Fire,' has died after a tree toppled by a powerful storm struck her as she rode her bike in a forest park. She was 46.

    • 3:50 PM, Sep. 8, 2014
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    Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy has died

    Atlanta — Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy died early Monday at 93. The billionaire rose from poverty, building a privately held restaurant chain that famously closes every Sunday but drew unwanted attention for the Cathy family’s opposition to gay marriage.

  3. Pioneering auto analyst James Harbour dies

    James E. Harbour, a former Ford and Chrysler executive who as an independent analyst pioneered studies on how the Big Three automakers should better measure up to other carmarkers, has died at age 86.

    • 9:17 PM, Sep. 6, 2014
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    Singer Simone Battle found dead in California home

    Los Angeles — Girl group singer Simone Battle was found dead in her West Hollywood home, authorities said Saturday.

    • 6:51 PM, Sep. 4, 2014
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    Comedian Joan Rivers dead at 81

    New York Joan Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities, died Thursday. She was 81

    • 11:55 AM, Sep. 3, 2014
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    Bernard Madoff's son, Andrew, dies of cancer in NYC

    New York — Andrew Madoff, Bernard Madoff's last surviving son, died of cancer on Wednesday, his lawyer said.

    • 12:26 PM, Sep. 2, 2014
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    Jimi Jamison, lead singer of Survivor, dead at 63

    New York — Jimi Jamison, who sang lead on Survivor hits such as 'Burning Heart' and 'Is This Love,' has died. He was 63.

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