Obituaries

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2018, file photo, Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang meets with Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi at the Presidential Palace during the World Economic Forum on ASEAN in Hanoi, Vietnam. Official media say Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang has died at age 61 due to illness on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. (Kham/Pool Photo via AP, File)
September 21, 2018 - 4:31 am
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, the country's No. 2 after the ruling Communist Party's leader, died Friday after a serious illness, the government said. He was 61. Quang passed away despite "utmost efforts to treat him by Vietnamese and foreign professors and doctors and...
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FILE - In this April 1991 file photo, architect Robert Venturi poses in his office in the Manayunk section of Philadelphia, with a model of a new hall for the Philadelphia Orchestra in background. Venturi, who turned austere modern design on its ear, ushering in postmodern complexity with the dictum "Less is a bore," has died. He was 93. His family released a statement on his firm’s website saying Venturi died at home in Philadelphia on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, after a brief illness, and was surrounded by his wife and son. (AP Photo/George Widman, File)
September 20, 2018 - 1:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Architect Robert Venturi, who rejected austere modern design and instead ushered in postmodern complexity with the dictum "Less is a bore," has died. He was 93. His family released a statement on his firm's website saying Venturi died at home in Philadelphia on Tuesday after a...
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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 1986 file photo, choreographer Arthur Mitchell, founder of Dance Theatre of Harlem poses in his office at the City Center building in New York. Mitchell, who broke barriers for African-Americans in the 1950s as a ballet dancer with the New York City Ballet and who would go on to become a driving force in the creation of the Dance Theatre of Harlem, died Wednesday at a New York City hospital. He was 84. According to his niece, Juli Mills-Ross, his death came after renal failure led to heart failure. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler, File)
September 19, 2018 - 7:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Arthur Mitchell, who broke barriers for African-Americans in the 1950s as a ballet dancer with the New York City Ballet and who would go on to become a driving force in the creation of the Dance Theatre of Harlem, has died. He was 84. Mitchell died Wednesday at a New York City...
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The coffin of late former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, wrapped in the flag of Ghana, is transported to the cemetery in Ghana Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan will be buried Thursday after a three-day funeral and ceremony. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
September 13, 2018 - 1:10 pm
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — United in sorrow, world leaders and international dignitaries came to Ghana to pay their last respects to the late United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan who was honored with a state funeral Thursday, as many lauded him as an exceptional man and leader. Annan died on Aug...
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FILE - In this July 19, 2005 file photo, Algerian singer Rachid Taha sings on the main stage during the opening day of the Paleo Festival in Nyon, Switzerland. Rachid Taha, an Algerian singer who thrillingly blended Arabic music with rock and techno and at times wore blue contact lenses to protest anti-Arab prejudice in France, where he made his home, has died. He was 59. (Sandro Campardo, Keystone via AP, File)
September 12, 2018 - 3:16 pm
PARIS (AP) — Algerian singer Rachid Taha, who thrillingly blended Arabic music with rock and techno and at times wore blue contact lenses to protest anti-Arab prejudice in his adoptive France, has died. He was 59. Taha's record label, Naïve, announced his death in a statement Wednesday on its...
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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 1971, Fenella Fielding poses ahead of a one woman entertainment piece at the Withy Arts Festival in Somerset, England. British actress Fenella Fielding, the glamorous, velvet-voiced star of "Carry On" comedies, has died at the age of 90. (PA via AP)
September 12, 2018 - 9:06 am
LONDON (AP) — Fenella Fielding, a British actress who was the glamorous, velvet-voiced star of the "Carry On" comedies, has died. She was 90. Friend Simon McKay said in a statement that Fielding died Tuesday after suffering a stroke two weeks earlier. Fielding appeared regularly in British stage,...
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FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2018, file photo, 11-year-old Caleb Hammond grins before heading out in a stock car designed for children on the Southern Iowa Speedway dirt track in Oskaloosa, Iowa. The Iowa boy with Leukemia who wanted racing stickers to cover his casket has died. Michael Sytsma of Bates Funeral Chapel in Oskaloosa confirmed that Caleb Hammond died Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. He declined to say where. (Angie Holland, Oskaloosa Herald via AP, File)
September 10, 2018 - 2:32 pm
OSKALOOSA, Iowa (AP) — An 11-year-old Iowa boy who wanted racing stickers to cover his casket has died. Michael Sytsma (SIHTZ'-muh), of Bates Funeral Chapel in Oskaloosa, says Caleb Hammond died Monday. He declined to say where. Caleb's stepmother, Kaylee Hammond, posted a photo of the boy on her...
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September 09, 2018 - 1:24 pm
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Don McGuire, the last surviving member of The Hilltoppers, has died in his home state of Kentucky. He was 86. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home of Lexington says McGuire, a native of Hazard, died Friday following a short illness. The Hilltoppers rose to fame in the 1950s with pop...
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FILE - In a Sept. 5, 2007 file photo, Bill Daily arrives for TV Land's 35th anniversary tribute to "The Bob Newhart Show," Wednesday, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Bill Daily, the comic sidekick to leading men on the sitcoms “I Dream of Jeannie” and “The Bob Newhart Show,” has died. Family spokesman Steve Moyer said Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 that Daily died Tuesday of natural causes in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was 91. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
September 08, 2018 - 4:03 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Daily, the comic sidekick to leading men on the sitcoms "I Dream of Jeannie" and "The Bob Newhart Show," has died, a family spokesman said Saturday. Daily died of natural causes in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Tuesday, at his home where he had been living with his son, J...
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In this circa 1987 photo, AP photographer Kim Chon-kil looks at negatives at the Seoul, South Korea bureau. Kim suffered a broken arm when he was caught between rock-throwing students and riot police. Former Associated Press photojournalist Kim, whose images captured South Korea's turbulent transition from dictatorship to democracy, has died. He was 89. Kim's son, Kim Kuchul, confirmed he died in New York on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Corporate Archives)
September 08, 2018 - 4:27 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Former Associated Press photojournalist Kim Chonkil, whose images captured South Korea's turbulent transition from dictatorship to democracy, has died. He was 89. Kim's son, Kim Kuchul, said he died in New York on Thursday after fighting kidney and respiratory problems...
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