Obituaries

June 23, 2019 - 5:29 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Writer Judith Krantz, whose sexy, million-selling novels such as "Scruples" engrossed readers worldwide, has died at age 91. Her son Tony Krantz says his mother died Saturday at her Bel-Air home of natural causes. Krantz wrote for magazines like Cosmopolitan and Ladies Home...
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FILE - In a Dec. 10, 1999 file photo, Fats Domino, center right, shakes hands with Dave Bartholomew, right, amid a crowd of former colleagues at the 50th anniversary observance of Domino's first recording session in New Orleans. Bartholomew, a giant of New Orleans music and a rock n' roll pioneer who with Fats Domino co-wrote and produced such classics as "Ain't That a Shame," ''I'm Walkin'" and "Let the Four Winds Blow," died Sunday, June 23, 2019 in a hospital in a New Orleans suburb, his eldest son Dave Bartholomew Jr. told The Associated Press. He was 100 years old. (Jennifer Zdon/The Times-Picayune via AP, File)
June 23, 2019 - 2:56 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dave Bartholomew, a giant of New Orleans music and a rock n' roll pioneer who with Fats Domino co-wrote and produced such classics as "Ain't That a Shame," ''I'm Walkin'" and "Let the Four Winds Blow," has died. He was 100 years old. Bartholomew, a member of the Songwriters Hall...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 5, 2011 file photo, Cyprus President Dimitris Christofias speaks during a news conference focusing on his government's domestic policies at the Presidential Palace in the divided island's capital Nicosia, Cyprus. Cyprus' president says his predecessor Dimitris Christofias has died. President Nicos Anastasiades said he was informed of Christofias' death on Friday, June 21, 2019, with "deep sorrow." (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias, File)
June 21, 2019 - 12:35 pm
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Dimitris Christofias, Cyprus' first communist president whose troubled tenure was marked by near financial ruin that necessitated an international rescue, uproar over a deadly Iranian munitions blast and failure to end the country's ethnic division, died Friday. He was 72...
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June 21, 2019 - 11:48 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' president says his predecessor Dimitris Christofias has died. He was 72. President Nicos Anastasiades said he was informed of Christofias' death on Friday with "deep sorrow." Anastasiades said he and Christofias may have been on divergent political paths, but he did...
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This undated photo provided by Gary Pike shows singer Jim Pike in Sun Valley, Calif. Jim Pike, co-founder and lead singer of The Lettermen, whose lush vocal harmonies made the Grammy-nominated trio one of the most popular vocal groups of the 1960s, has died at age 82. Pike died June 9, 2019, at his home in Prescott, Ariz., his sister-in-law Becky Pike told The Associated Press on Wednesday, June 19. The cause was complications of Parkinson's Disease. (Gary Pike via AP)
June 20, 2019 - 12:52 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jim Pike, co-founder and lead singer of The Lettermen, whose lush vocal harmonies made the Grammy-nominated trio one of the most popular vocal groups of the 1960s, has died at age 82. Pike died June 9 at his home in Prescott, Arizona, his sister-in-law Becky Pike told The...
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Two Beluga whales touch down at Keflavík Airport in Iceland, Wednesday, June 19, 2019, where they are being re-homed in an open-water sanctuary after spending years in captivity in a Shanghai aquarium. The Cargolux Boeing 747-400ERF freighter aircraft carried Little White and Little Grey 6,000 miles as part of a groundbreaking project by Sea Life Trust. (Aaron Chown/PA via AP)
June 19, 2019 - 10:32 pm
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — A pair of seasoned performers received a warm welcome Wednesday in Iceland, where the two beluga whales that previously lived at an aquarium in China will help populate a sanctuary for formerly captive marine mammals. Conservationists celebrated when a plane from Shanghai...
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In this Thursday, April 11, 2019 photo, copies of The Berkshire Eagle newspaper are placed in a machine before being bundled for distribution, in Pittsfield, Mass. The paper now features a new 12-page lifestyle section for Sunday editions, a reconstituted editorial board, a new monthly magazine, and the newspaper print edition is wider. That level of expansion is stunning in an era where U.S. newspaper newsroom employment has shrunk by nearly half over the past 15 years. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
June 19, 2019 - 2:48 pm
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — These days, the news about local news seems relentlessly bad: Newsroom employment, down by nearly half over the past 15 years. Waves of layoffs continuing to hit both traditional newspaper chains and digital news startups. Cities and towns so denuded of coverage that they'...
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FILE - In this July 6, 2004 file photo, the legendary American Jazz performer, Dr. John, performs on the Auditorium Stravinski stage, during the 38th Montreux Jazz Festival, in Montreux, Switzerland. The family of the Louisiana-born musician known as Dr. John says the celebrated singer and piano player who blended black and white musical influence with a hoodoo-infused stage persona and gravelly bayou drawl, has died. He was 77. A family statement released by his publicist says Dr. John, who was born Mac Rebennack, died early Thursday of a heart attack. (Photo/Keystone/Sandro Campardo, File)
June 18, 2019 - 6:28 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Weekend memorial services have been scheduled in New Orleans for singer and musician Malcom "Mac" Rebennack Jr., better known by his Voodoo-inspired stage name, Dr. John. Rebennack, a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, died June 6 at age 77. The New Orleans Jazz and...
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June 18, 2019 - 10:09 am
MILAN (AP) — A 116-year-old Italian woman who authorities say was the oldest person in Europe and the second oldest in the world has died. The Italian news agency ANSA said Giuseppina Robucci died Tuesday in the southern Italian town of Poggio Imperiale, where she was born on March 20, 1903. She...
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June 18, 2019 - 8:11 am
LAUREL, Md. (AP) — A 5-year-old horse died of a suspected heart attack during a race at Laurel Park, the 12th racehorse to die in Maryland this year. The Baltimore Sun reports the mare named Follow the Petals collapsed on Sunday immediately after she had taken the lead in her race. The jockey was...
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