Obituaries

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September 24, 2019 - 7:43 am
Alfred Alvarez, a critic and author with a non-literary streak who helped shape the modern poetry canon in his native England, explored everything from oil digging to poker and wrote a best-selling history of suicide bracketed by his attempt on his own life and the death of his friend Sylvia Plath...
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FILE - This Sept. 23, 2011 file photo shows Sid Haig at Universal Studios Hollywood celebrating "Halloween Horror Nights" in Universal City, Calif. Haig, the bearded character actor best known as Captain Spaulding in the “House of 1000 Corpses” trilogy, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, after a recent fall in his home. He was 80. (AP Photo/Dan Krauss, File)
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September 23, 2019 - 4:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sid Haig, the bearded character actor best known as Captain Spaulding in the "House of 1000 Corpses" trilogy, has died. Haig representative Kathleen Schultz tells The Associated Press that he died Saturday after a recent fall in his home. He was 80. "House of 1000 Corpses" director...
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In this March 24, 2019 cosmonaut Sigmund Jaehn stands in front of the Cosmonaut Center in Chemnitz. Sigmund Jaehn cosmonaut, who became the first German in space has died. He was 82. (Hendrik Schmidt/dpa via AP)
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September 22, 2019 - 3:56 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Sigmund Jaehn, who became the first German in space at the height of the Cold War in the 1970s and was promoted by communist authorities as an East German hero, has died. He was 82. The German Aerospace Center said Sunday on its website that Jaehn died Saturday. The center did not...
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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 1984 file photo, Robert Boyd of Knight-Ridder Newspapers joins other panelists who will question Vice President George H.W. Bush and Democratic candidate Geraldine Ferraro at Pennsylvania Hall, in Philadelphia. Boyd, who shared a 1973 Pulitzer Prize with colleague Clark Hoyt for coverage of Democratic vice presidential candidate Thomas Eagleton's exit from the campaign due to mental health issues, has died. He was 91. The journalist died of congestive heart failure at a retirement home, Sept. 18, 2019 in Philadelphia, Hoyt said. (AP Photo/George Widman)
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September 20, 2019 - 7:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Robert S. Boyd, who shared a 1973 Pulitzer Prize with colleague Clark Hoyt for coverage of Democratic vice presidential candidate Thomas Eagleton's exit from the campaign due to mental health issues, has died. He was 91. The journalist died of congestive heart failure at a...
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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2004, file photo, Howard "Hopalong" Cassady, Heisman Trophy winner from Ohio State in 1955, autographs a Hula Bowl T-shirt for a fan in Kaanapali, Hawaii. Cassady, a Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL running back, died early Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Tampa, Fla., Jerry Emig, the Ohio State associate athletic director said. He was 85. Cassady played both football and baseball at Ohio State in the early 1950s, winning the Heisman Trophy in 1955. He also played 10 seasons in the NFL, mostly with the Detroit, and got the nickname "Hopalong" from local sports writers after the black-hatted Western star of the 1950s. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
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September 20, 2019 - 11:35 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Howard "Hopalong" Cassady, the 1955 Heisman Trophy winner at Ohio State and running back for the Detroit Lions, died Friday. He was 85. He died in Tampa, Florida, his longtime home, the university said. "We've lost not only a legendary Buckeye, but also a wonderful person in...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2007, file photo, Family members of U.S. House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, from left, wife Emily Clyburn, grandchildren Sydney and A.C. Reed, son-in-law Walter Reed, daughters Jennifer and daughter Angela, listen as he addresses a joint session of the South Carolina Legislature in Columbia, S.C. Emily Clyburn, the wife of House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn of South Carolina who helped raise millions of dollars to help students attend the alma mater they shared, died in Columbia on Thursday morning, Sept. 19, 2019. according to the congressman’s office. She was 80. (Tim Dominick/The State via AP, File)
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September 19, 2019 - 12:37 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Emily Clyburn, the wife of House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn of South Carolina who helped raise millions of dollars to help students attend the alma mater they shared, died in Columbia on Thursday morning, according to the congressman's office. She was 80 years old. Rep. Clyburn...
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FILE - In this Nov.7, 2007 file photo, Tunisian President Zine EL Abidine Ben Ali waves to supporters in Rades, outside Tunis, before celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of Ben Ali's presidency. Tunisia's autocratic ruler Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, toppled in 2011, died in exile in Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi, File)
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September 19, 2019 - 11:54 am
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Former Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, an autocrat who led his small North African country for 23 years before being toppled by bloody protests that unleashed revolt across the Arab world, died Thursday. He was 83. Ben Ali, who had lived in Saudi Arabia since...
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In this image from a video, a funeral service is held for the late Tongan Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pohiva in Nuku'alofa, Tonga Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. Hundreds of mourners packed a church service on Thursday and children stood vigil on downtown streets as Tonga took a national holiday to bid farewell to Pohiva at a state funeral. (TVNZ via AP)
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September 19, 2019 - 9:23 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Hundreds of mourners packed a church service on Thursday and children stood vigil on downtown streets as Tonga took a national holiday to bid farewell to Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pohiva at a state funeral. During a political career that began more than three decades...
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September 18, 2019 - 12:03 pm
David A. Jones Sr., who borrowed $1,000 to launch a nursing home company that grew into the $37 billion health insurance and health care giant Humana Inc., died Wednesday at age 88. Jones, an amateur boxer in his youth, was a staunch defender of for-profit health care and became known for his civic...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2017 file photo, author Margaret Atwood, center, appears with her editor Nan Talese, left, and husband Graeme Gibson as she is introduced for the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award at the National Book Critics Circle awards ceremony in New York. Gibson, a Canadian novelist and conservationist has died. His death was announced Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 by Doubleday, which has published both Gibson and Atwood. He was 85 and had been suffering from dementia. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
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September 18, 2019 - 12:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Graeme Gibson, a Canadian novelist and conservationist and the longtime partner of Margaret Atwood, has died. Gibson's death was announced Wednesday by Doubleday, which has published both Gibson and Atwood. He was 85 and had been suffering from dementia. Atwood, whose novel "The...
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