Obituaries

FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005 file photo, British author Andrea Levy at home in north London. Levy has died after suffering from cancer in recent years. She was 62. Georgina Moore of Tinder Press said Levy died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 after having been “ill for some time.” (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
February 15, 2019 - 9:00 am
LONDON (AP) — Andrea Levy, a prize-winning novelist who chronicled the hopes and horrors experienced by the post-World War II generation of Jamaican immigrants in Britain, has died. She was 62, and had suffered from cancer. One of the first black British authors to achieve both critical and...
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February 14, 2019 - 8:44 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Donald S. Smith, who produced the controversial anti-abortion film "The Silent Scream" and, with help from Ronald Reagan's White House, distributed copies to every member of Congress and the Supreme Court, has died at 94. Beverly Cielnicky, president of Crusade For Life told The...
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February 13, 2019 - 8:02 pm
LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — Lyndon LaRouche Jr., the political extremist who ran for president in every election from 1976 to 2004, including a campaign waged from federal prison, has died. He was 96. LaRouche's political action committee confirmed Wednesday on its website that LaRouche died a day earlier...
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February 13, 2019 - 4:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Betty Ballantine, half of a groundbreaking husband-and-wife publishing team that helped invent the modern paperback and vastly expand the market for science fiction and other genres through such blockbusters as "The Hobbit" and "Fahrenheit 451," has died. Ballantine died Tuesday at...
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February 13, 2019 - 3:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Heidi Toffler, who collaborated with husband Alvin Toffler on the best-selling "Future Shock" and other influential books, has died. Toffler died Feb. 6 at her home in Los Angeles, according to a spokeswoman. She was 89, and the cause of death was not immediately available. Alvin...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2018, file photo, Jarrell Miller celebrates after defeating Tomasz Adamek, of Poland, in a heavyweight boxing match in Chicago. The Anthony Joshua roadshow is finally heading to the United States. Not to fight the only other heavyweight champion, though. The four-title champion will make his American boxing debut when he defends his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts against Jarrell Miller at Madison Square Garden on June 1.(AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski, File)
February 13, 2019 - 1:14 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Anthony Joshua roadshow is finally heading to the United States. Not to fight the only other heavyweight champion, though. The four-title champion will make his American boxing debut when he defends his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts against Jarrell Miller at Madison Square Garden on...
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Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., left, hugs Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., at the casket of her husband and former Rep. John Dingell, lying in repose in Dearborn, Mich., Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in American history, was first elected in 1955 and retired in 2014. The Democrat was 92. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
February 12, 2019 - 12:07 pm
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden and other dignitaries are attending the funeral Tuesday for longtime Rep. John Dingell, a day after hundreds of people passed his coffin and were personally greeted by the family of America's longest-serving member of Congress. Snow and icy...
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FILE - In this May 5, 1965 file photo Gordon Banks jumps to make a save in a soccer match against Hungary at Wembley stadium in London. English soccer club Stoke said Tuesday Feb. 12, 2019 that World Cup-winning England goalkeeper Gordon Banks has died at 81. (PA via AP, File)
February 12, 2019 - 6:11 am
LONDON (AP) — Gordon Banks, the World Cup-winning England goalkeeper who was also known for blocking a header from Pele that many consider to be the greatest save in soccer history, has died. He was 81. English soccer club Stoke, one of Banks' former teams, posted a statement from his family on...
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FILE- In this Sept. 9, 2014, file photo, former Afghan President Sibghatullah Mujadidi, left, accompanies Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah, right, during a ceremony honoring a beloved anti-Taliban fighter who was assassinated 13 years ago, in Kabul, Afghanistan. Mujadidi, who served as Afghanistan's first president following the ouster of the invading Soviet army and the collapse in 1992 of Kabul's pro-Communist government, dies. He was 93. His former spokesman Sharif Yusufi says Mujadidi died overnight Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in the Afghan capital.(AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)
February 12, 2019 - 2:06 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's first president following the withdrawal of Soviet troops from the country and the collapse in 1992 of Kabul's pro-communist government, Sibghatullah Mujadidi, has died. He was 93. The white-turbaned and soft-spoken Mujadidi was a mentor to former President...
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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2018 file photo, Donald Glover, creator and star of the FX series "Atlanta," and a musician who performs under the name Childish Gambino, poses at a private cocktail party to celebrate the FX network's Emmy nominations in Los Angeles. Glover won four Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, but did not attend the awards ceremony. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
February 11, 2019 - 2:21 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 61st annual Grammy Awards, which are being presented Sunday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Even Childish Gambino's collaborators say they aren't sure of his whereabouts on Grammy night. Gambino won four trophies on Sunday, but...
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