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    • OBITUARIES
    • 5:42 PM, Apr. 17, 2014

    Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

    Mexico City Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate whose novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality, died at home in Mexico City on Thursday. He was 87.

    • 5:47 PM, Apr. 17, 2014
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    New York political leader Basil Paterson dies

    New York Basil Paterson, a longtime New York political powerhouse and the father of former Gov. David Paterson, has died, his family said Thursday. He was 87.

    • 12:12 AM, Apr. 17, 2014
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    'Super mom' nurse always up for adventure

    Some women wear wigs when they lose their hair from chemotherapy. Norma Messinger was never like some women.

  1. Father of Michigan sextuplets dies at age 39

    The 39-year-old father of Michigan's first surviving set of sextuplets suffered a heart attack and died after setting up a trampoline for his children, a relative said.

    • 12:15 AM, Apr. 10, 2014
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    Cheer led learning enthusiast

    Gae McCord was a cheerful lifelong learner who loved enhancing her knowledge and sharing the arts as well as other cherished pursuits with those around her.

    • 1:15 AM, Apr. 7, 2014
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    Legendary star Mickey Rooney dies at age 93

    Los Angeles Mickey Rooney, the pint-size, precocious actor and all-around talent whose more than 80-year career spanned silent comedies, Shakespeare, Judy Garland musicals, Andy Hardy stardom, television and the Broadway theater, died Sunday at age 93.

    • 4:54 PM, Apr. 7, 2014
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    Peaches Geldof dies unexpectedly at age 25

    London Peaches Geldof, the wild-child second daughter of Irish singer Bob Geldof who filled the pages of British tabloids with her late-night antics as she partied through the world of fashion and celebrity, was found dead Monday at age 25.

    • 8:49 PM, Apr. 6, 2014
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    Comedian John Pinette, 50, dies at Pa. hotel

    Pittsburgh John Pinette, the chubby stand-up comedian who portrayed a hapless carjacking victim in the final episode of 'Seinfeld,' has died. He was 50.

    • 3:04 PM, Apr. 4, 2014
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    Ex-mental health director had a 'real heart for people with disabilities'

    Don Kern spent years working in social services and community mental health programs, then continued advocating for those in need and tending to the disabled.

    • 6:48 PM, Apr. 2, 2014
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    Caring Livonia woman overcame challenges

    From regaling relatives with homemade jewelry to charming visitors, Martha Little was known for her caring, engaging nature.

    • 5:06 PM, Apr. 2, 2014
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    Savings and loan figure Charles Keating dies at 90

    Phoenix Charles H. Keating Jr., the notorious financier who served prison time and was disgraced for his role in the costliest savings-and-loan failure of the 1980s, has died. He was 90.

    • 7:33 AM, Apr. 2, 2014
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    Savings and loan figure Charles Keating dies at 90

    Phoenix Charles H. Keating Jr., the notorious financier who served prison time and was disgraced for his role in the costliest savings and loan failure of the 1980s, has died. He was 90.

    • 7:38 AM, Apr. 2, 2014
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    Harry Richard Black, artist who created Mr. Clean, dies at 92

    Kettering, Ohio The Ohio artist who created the Mr. Clean character that became a long-lasting advertising hit has died at age 92.

    • 1:15 PM, Apr. 1, 2014
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    House music legend Frankie Knuckles dead at 59

    Chicago Frankie Knuckles, a Chicago disc jockey known as the 'Godfather of House Music,' has died at age 59.

    • 12:42 AM, Mar. 31, 2014
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    Surfboard, sailboat innovator 'Hobie' Alter dies

    Palm Desert, Calif. Hobart 'Hobie' Alter, who helped popularize surfing and sailing with the development of the foam surfboard and the 'Hobie Cat' sailboat, ...

    • 8:08 PM, Mar. 28, 2014
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    Air Force veteran remembered as a trailblazer, man's man

    Gerald Lamar 'Jerry' Walker was remembered by his family as man who blazed trails in his life.

    • 12:37 PM, Mar. 27, 2014
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    Former defense secretary James Schlesinger dies

    Washington James R. Schlesinger, a hawkish and erudite Republican who straddled the partisan divide to serve in Cabinet-level posts under three presidents, ...

    • 11:22 AM, Mar. 24, 2014
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    Dave Brockie, frontman for heavy metal band GWAR, found dead

    Richmond, Va. Dave Brockie, who as 'Oderus Urungus' fronted the alien-costumed heavy metal band GWAR during graphic and fake-blood-soaked stage shows for ...

    • 5:46 PM, Mar. 23, 2014
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    'Homeland' actor James Rebhorn dies at 65

    New York James Rebhorn, the prolific character actor whose credits included 'Homeland,' 'Scent of a Woman' and 'My Cousin Vinny,' has died. He was 65.

    • 1:13 AM, Mar. 21, 2014
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    Radio ad executive remembered for keen interest in sports

    Following football, coaching basketball and baseball, hitting the golf course sports dominated Joe Hildebrand's career and free time.

    • 3:49 PM, Mar. 20, 2014
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    Fred Phelps Sr. dies; tested free speech with anti-gay protests

    Fred Phelps did not care what you thought of his Westboro Baptist Church, nor did he care if you heard its message that society's tolerance for gay people is ...

    • 12:59 PM, Mar. 20, 2014
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    Lawrence Walsh, Iran-Contra prosecutor, has died

    Washington Lawrence E. Walsh, the special prosecutor who spent six years investigating misconduct by President Ronald Reagan administration officials in the ...

    • 6:00 PM, Mar. 19, 2014
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    Co-founder of collector car insurer called a visionary

    Frank Hagerty, a Detroit native who co-founded one of the nation's largest collector car and boat insurers, died Tuesday at his home in Traverse City. He was ...

    • 8:57 PM, Mar. 19, 2014
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    Ex-Democratic Chairman Robert Strauss dies

    Washington Robert Strauss, a former chairman of the Democratic Party and an ambassador to the Soviet Union, has died.

    • 11:35 PM, Mar. 18, 2014
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    Troy Marine documented World War II horrors

    Robert E. Haney lived almost 93 years but his life was defined by his improbable survival almost 70 years before.

    • 12:43 PM, Mar. 18, 2014
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    Mick Jagger posts tribute to companion L'Wren Scott

    New York Mick Jagger has posted a poignant tribute on Facebook to his late companion, L'Wren Scott, saying he is still struggling to understand her death and ...

    • 3:45 PM, Mar. 17, 2014
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    Fashion designer L'Wren Scott found dead in New York City

    New York A spokesperson for fashion designer and celebrity stylist L'Wren Scott has confirmed her death.

    • 1:31 PM, Mar. 17, 2014
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    Mitch Leigh, composer of 'Man of La Mancha,' dies

    New York Tony award-winning Broadway composer Mitch Leigh has died.

  2. Stooges drummer Scott Asheton dies, 'played with meaning'

    Scott 'Rock Action' Asheton of the Stooges died Saturday, according to his longtime friend and bandmate Iggy Pop, who posted a note about it on his Facebook ...

    • 12:48 AM, Mar. 16, 2014
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    Former Georgia congressman Bo Callaway dies

    Columbus, Ga. Howard 'Bo' Callaway Sr., a former Georgia congressman, Army secretary and one of the founders of Callaway Gardens, died Saturday. He was 86.

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