Obituaries

FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2012, file photo, Indiana University alumnus and former NFL player George Taliaferro holds the "COLORED" sign he took from the Princess Theater during the 1940s, when all the Bloomington theaters were segregated, in Bloomington, Ind. He spoke at a celebration of the 90-year-old Indiana Theater. Taliaferro, a standout running back for Indiana who became the first black player to be drafted by an NFL team when George Halas and the Chicago Bears took him in the 13th round of the NFL draft, has died. He was 91. Senior associate athletic director Jeremy Gray said Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, the Hoosiers had spoken with Taliaferro’s family about his death in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/Bloomington Herald-Times, Jeremy Hogan)/The Herald-Times via AP)
October 09, 2018 - 4:26 pm
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — George Taliaferro, the star Indiana running back who in 1949 became the first black player drafted in the NFL when George Halas and the Chicago Bears took him in the 13th round, has died. He was 91. The university spoke with Taliaferro's family about his death in Mason,...
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FILE - In this July 14, 1997, file photo, San Diego Chargers owner Alex Spanos poses in front of the Spanos Park development in Stockton, Calif. Alex Spanos, who used his fortune from construction and real estate to buy the Chargers in 1984, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. He was 95. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
October 09, 2018 - 1:51 pm
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Alex Spanos, the son of Greek immigrants who used a self-made fortune from construction and real estate to buy the Chargers in 1984, died Tuesday. He was 95. The Chargers announced Spanos' death. Faye Spanos, his wife, died in August at 92. After building a nationwide...
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In this Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, photo, a family scavenges for salvageable items from the ruins of their house at Petobo neighborhood which was wiped out by liquefaction caused by a massive earthquake in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. Many in the decimated village had no idea they were in an area already identified as a high-risk zone for this apocalyptic phenomenon that causes soft ground to liquefy during temblors. The area around Sulawesi island's Palu Bay had been slammed before and was due for another potential perfect storm, capable of unleashing earthquakes, landslides, tsunami waves, and soil liquefaction. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
October 09, 2018 - 1:00 am
PETOBO, Indonesia (AP) — When the violent shaking from a massive magnitude 7.5 earthquake finally stopped, Selvi Susanti stood up and realized something strange was happening. First, she saw the ground suddenly begin to sink. Then the pavement split beneath her feet like a broken dinner plate and...
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This undated video image released by the Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation shows Sonia Orbuch during a video testimony in California. Orbuch, who survived the Holocaust as a teenager in eastern Europe by joining a resistance group that was sabotaging the Nazis, has died in Northern California, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. She was 93. (Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation via AP)
October 07, 2018 - 7:04 pm
CORTE MADERA, Calif. (AP) — Sonia Orbuch, who survived the Holocaust as a teenager in eastern Europe by joining a resistance group that was sabotaging the Nazis, has died in Northern California, a newspaper reported. She was 93. Orbuch died Sept. 30 at her home in Corte Madera, the San Francisco...
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FILE - In a Nov. 19, 2012 file photo, St. John's University head football coach John Gagliardi addresses the media after announcing his retirement in his 60th season as coach in Collegeville, Minn. Gagliardi died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, according to St. John’s University. He was 91. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
October 07, 2018 - 12:30 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — John Gagliardi, who won more games than any other college football coach with his unconventional methods at a small Minnesota school, has died. He was 91. St. John's University said Gagliardi died Sunday. A cause of death was not immediately known. Gagliardi retired in 2012 after...
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October 07, 2018 - 10:20 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Scott Wilson, who played the murderer Robert Hickock in 1967's "In Cold Blood" and was a series regular on "The Walking Dead," has died. He was 76. AMC, the show's network, announced Wilson's death Saturday. The network calls Wilson's character on "The Walking Dead," veterinarian...
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October 06, 2018 - 10:57 am
LONDON (AP) — Screenwriter Ray Galton, who co-wrote the landmark British comedy series "Hancock's Half Hour" and "Steptoe and Son," has died at 88. Galton's family said Saturday that he died Friday evening after a "long and heart-breaking battle with dementia." The London-born Galton was diagnosed...
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FILE - In this July 13, 1996 file photo, Montserrat Caballe during a concert in Dresden, Germany. Spanish opera diva Montserrat Caballe, renowned for her bel canto technique and her interpretations of the roles of Rossini, Bellini and Donizetti, has died. She was 85. Hospital Sant Pau press officer Abraham del Moral confirmed her passing away early on Saturday Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Rietschel, File)
October 06, 2018 - 8:02 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Montserrat Caballe, a Spanish opera singer renowned for her bel canto technique and her interpretations of the roles of Rossini, Bellini and Donizetti, has died. She was 85. Caballe died early Saturday at Hospital San Pau in Barcelona, hospital spokesman Abraham del Moral...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2005, file photo, Spanish soprano Montserrat Caballe reacts during the TV show "Bet it...?" in Dresden, eastern Germany. Caballe, a Spanish opera singer renowned for her bel canto technique and her interpretations of the roles of Rossini, Bellini and Donizetti, has died. She was 85. (Eckehard Schulz/Pool Photo via AP, File)
October 06, 2018 - 6:28 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the death of opera singer Montserrat Caballe (all times local): 12:25 p.m. The guitarist for rock group Queen has expressed his condolences for the death of Spanish opera singer Montserrat Caballe, saying she was an "inspiration" to group leader Freddie Mercury...
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This undated image released by United talent Agency shows writer/director Audrey Wells. Wells, who wrote and directed the 2003 romantic comedy "Under the Tuscan Sun," has died after a five-year battle with cancer. A representative from United Talent Agency says Wells passed away Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. She was 58. (United Talent Agency via AP)
October 05, 2018 - 9:53 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Audrey Wells, who wrote the screenplay for the brand new feature film "The Hate U Give," died the day before the film was released after a five-year battle with cancer. She was 58. A representative from United Talent Agency said Wells died Thursday. Wells also wrote and directed...
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