Obituaries

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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October 05, 2018 - 12:48 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Will Vinton, an Oscar-winning animator who invented Claymation, a style of stop-motion animation, and brought the California Raisins to TV, has died in Oregon. He was 70. Citing a family statement, The Oregonian reported that Vinton died Thursday following a lengthy battle...
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FILE - In this Dec. 3, 1963 file photo, U.S. Secret Service Special Agent Clinton J. Hill poses in Washington. Hill who famously used his body to shield first lady Jacqueline Kennedy the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated will receive the highest honor bestowed by his home state of North Dakota. The former agent will receive the Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award during a future ceremony, Gov. Doug Burgum announced Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Robert H. Shutz File)
October 05, 2018 - 12:23 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Secret Service agent who used his body to shield first lady Jacqueline Kennedy the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated will receive the highest honor bestowed by his home state of North Dakota. Former agent Clint Hill will receive the Theodore Roosevelt Rough...
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