Obituaries

FILE - In this July 14, 2009 file photo, jazz pianist McCoy Tyner performs during the 43rd Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland. The groundbreaking and influential jazz pianist and the last surviving member of the John Coltrane Quartet, has died, his family said on Friday, March 6, 2020. He was 81. (AP Photo/Keystone, Dominic Favre, File)
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March 07, 2020 - 4:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — McCoy Tyner, the groundbreaking and influential jazz pianist and the last surviving member of the John Coltrane Quartet, has died. He was 81. Tyner’s family confirmed the death in a statement released on social media Friday. No more details were provided. “It is with heavy hearts...
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A view of Piazza del Popolo, in Rome, Saturday, March 7, 2020. With the coronavirus emergency deepening in Europe, Italy, a focal point in the contagion, risks falling back into recession as foreign tourists are spooked from visiting its cultural treasures and the global market shrinks for prized artisanal products, from fashion to design. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
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March 07, 2020 - 1:53 pm
MILAN (AP) — Pope Francis is further limiting his public appearances to prevent crowds from gathering as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus, which by Saturday had reached the tiny Mediterranean island nation of Malta. The coronavirus outbreak is tightening its grip on day-to-life life...
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CORRECTS COAST GUARD TO NATIONAL GUARD-In this photo provided by Michele Smith, a cruise ship worker cleans a railing on the Grand Princess Thursday, March 5, 2020, off the California coast. Scrambling to keep the coronavirus at bay, officials ordered a cruise ship with about 3,500 people aboard to stay back from the California coast Thursday until passengers and crew can be tested, after a traveler from its previous voyage died of the disease and at least two others became infected. A National Guard helicopter lowered test kits onto the 951-foot (290-meter) Grand Princess by rope as the vessel lay at anchor off Northern California, and authorities said the results would be available on Friday. Princess Cruise Lines said fewer than 100 people aboard had been identified for testing. (Michele Smith via AP)
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March 06, 2020 - 9:39 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twenty-one people aboard a mammoth cruise ship off the California coast tested positive for the new coronavirus and 19 of them are crew members, Vice President Mike Pence announced Friday, amid evidence the vessel was the breeding ground for a deadly cluster of more than 10...
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FILE - In this June 1, 2007, file photo, former Montreal Canadiens' Henri Richard responds to questions in Ottawa, Ontario. Henri Richard, the speedy center who won a record 11 Stanley Cups with the Montreal Canadiens, died Friday, March 6, 2020. He was 84. His death was announced by the team. Richard had Alzheimer's disease. (Paul Chiasson, Canadian Press via AP)
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March 06, 2020 - 6:08 pm
MONTREAL (AP) — Henri Richard, the speedy and durable center who won a record 11 Stanley Cups with the Montreal Canadiens, died Friday. He was 84. The Canadiens announced the death of the Hall of Famer on Twitter, calling him “one of the organization's greatest legends and ambassadors.” Richard had...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2004, file photo, U.S. Rep. Amory Houghton Jr., R-N.Y., speaks during a U.S. Congressional delegation visit in Baghdad, Iraq. Houghton, who served as chairman of Corning Glass Works, before the company changed its name to Corning Inc., for nearly 20 years, and then served for 18 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, died Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at his Corning, N.Y., home. He was 93. (AP Photo/Jim MacMillan, Pool, File)
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March 06, 2020 - 2:41 am
CORNING, N.Y. (AP) — Amory Houghton Jr., who led his family's glass company in upstate New York and later spent nearly two decades in Congress as a Republican with a reputation for breaking with his party, died Wednesday. He was 93. Houghton, who was known as simply “Amo,” was first elected at age...
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File-This Sept. 13, 1977, file photo shows architect Henry N. Cobb, across from the John Hancock Tower in Boston. Cobb, an architect who designed the tallest building in New England, has died at the age of 93. Cobb worked on numerous buildings throughout his 70 year career. His most celebrated being the 800-foot-tall glass skyscraper 200 Clarendon, the former John Hancock Tower in Boston. Cobb died Monday, March 2, 2020, at his Manhattan home, according to his firm, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. (AP Photo/Chet Magnuson, File)
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March 05, 2020 - 6:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Architect Henry N. Cobb, who designed the tallest building in New England, has died. He was 93. Cobb died Monday at his Manhattan home, according to his firm, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. The most celebrated building of Cobb's 70-year career was the 800-foot-tall glass skyscraper...
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People visit the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, West Bank, Thursday, March 5, 2020. Palestinian authorities said the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, built atop the spot where Christians believe Jesus was born, will close indefinitely due to coronavirus concerns. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
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March 05, 2020 - 8:38 am
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian officials announced Thursday the storied Church of the Nativity in the biblical city of Bethlehem was closing indefinitely over fears of the new coronavirus, weeks ahead of the Easter holiday that draws tens of thousands of visitors and worshipers. The...
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FILE - In this Mar. 28, 2001 file photo, Foreign Minister Javier Perez de Cuellar of Peru, speaks to reporters during a pause in the session of the annual meeting of ministers from the Latin American Group of Rio and the European Union in Santiago, Chile. The former UN Secretary Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar has died in Lima, Peru, on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Santiago Llanquin, File)
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March 05, 2020 - 12:08 am
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, the two-term United Nations secretary-general who brokered a historic cease-fire between Iran and Iraq in 1988 and who in later life came out of retirement to help re-establish democracy in his Peruvian homeland, has died. He was 100. His son, Francisco...
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FILE - In this Mar. 28, 2001 file photo, Foreign Minister Javier Perez de Cuellar of Peru, speaks to reporters during a pause in the session of the annual meeting of ministers from the Latin American Group of Rio and the European Union in Santiago, Chile. The former UN Secretary Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar has died in Lima, Peru, on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Santiago Llanquin, File)
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March 04, 2020 - 11:45 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, the two-term United Nations secretary-general who brokered a historic cease-fire between Iran and Iraq in 1988 and who in later life came out of retirement to help re-establish democracy in his Peruvian homeland, died Wednesday. He was 100. His son,...
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FILE - This Sept. 9, 2017 file photo shows James Lipton at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Lipton died Monday, March 2, 2020, of bladder cancer at his New York home, his wife, Kedakai Lipton, told the New York Times and the Hollywood Reporter. He was 93. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
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March 02, 2020 - 6:52 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Lipton, an actor-turned-drama-school-dean who got hundreds of Hollywood luminaries to open up about their life and art and became an unlikely celebrity himself as the longtime host of “Inside the Actors Studio,” died Monday. Lipton died of bladder cancer at his New York...
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