Obituaries

FILE - This Feb. 3, 2014 file photo shows the Chuckle Brothers, Barry, left, and Paul Elliott in London. British children's entertainer Barry Chuckle, half of sibling duo the Chuckle Brothers, has died aged 73. Manager Phil Dale said Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018 that Chuckle, whose real name was Barry Elliott, died at home after an illness. Barry and his younger brother Paul starred in TV show "ChuckleVision," which ran on the BBC between 1987 and 2009. (Yui Mok/PA via AP, file)
August 05, 2018 - 8:41 am
LONDON (AP) — British children's entertainer Barry Chuckle, half of sibling duo the Chuckle Brothers, has died at age 73. Manager Phil Dale said Sunday that Chuckle, whose real name was Barry Elliott, died at home after an illness. No other details were disclosed. Barry and his younger brother Paul...
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FILE - In this Saturday, June 4, 2011 file photo, Canadian model Rick Genest, aka Zombie Boy, appears on the runway during a fashion show in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. On Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, the agency that represents Genest, known for his head-to-toe tattoos and his participation in Lady Gaga music video "Born This Way," says he has died. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
August 03, 2018 - 11:34 am
MONTREAL (AP) — A talent agency has confirmed the death of a Quebec model known for his head-to-toe tattoos and participation in the Lady Gaga music video "Born This Way." Dulcedo Management confirmed on Facebook Thursday the passing of Rick Genest, who was better known as Zombie Boy. Dulcedo said...
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Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam, left and head coach Hue Jackson watch during NFL football training camp, Monday, July 30, 2018, in Berea, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
August 01, 2018 - 9:54 pm
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Football's giving Browns coach Hue Jackson refuge to cope with family loss. Jackson, trying to turn around a Cleveland team that didn't win a game in 16 tries last season, plans to remain with the team in training camp while mourning the recent deaths of his 83-year-old mother...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 1997 file photo Democratic Rep. Ron Dellums raises his fist while announcing his retirement from Congress at a news conference in Oakland, Calif. Dellums, a fiery anti-war activist who championed social justice as Northern California's first black congressman, has died at age 82. Longtime adviser Dan Lindheim says Dellums died early Monday, July 30, 2018, at his home in Washington, D.C., of cancer. (AP Photo/Ben Margot,File)
July 30, 2018 - 8:17 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Ron Dellums, a fiery anti-war activist who championed social justice as Northern California's first black congressman, died Monday from cancer, according to a longtime adviser. He was 82. Dellums died at his home in Washington. A former Marine who got his start in politics...
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July 29, 2018 - 5:26 am
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Oliver Dragojevic, one of the most popular pop singers in the former Yugoslavia, has died at 70. Croatian media say Dragojevic died early Sunday in a hospital in his hometown of Split, a city on Croatia's Adriatic coast. He was diagnosed with lung cancer a year ago...
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FILE - In this May 2, 2008, file photo, Bruce Lietzke tees off on the first hole during the opening round of the Champions Tour's FedEx Kinko's Classic golf tournament in Lakeway, Texas. Lietzke, the fun-loving, draw-hitting PGA Tour winner whose practice regime — or lack of one — spawned an often-told spoiled banana story, died Saturday, July 28, 2018, of brain cancer. He was 67. Lietzke's family said he died at his Athens, Texas, ranch. (Larry Kolvoord/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)
July 29, 2018 - 1:28 am
ATHENS, Texas (AP) — Bruce Lietzke, the fun-loving, fade-hitting PGA Tour winner whose practice regime — or lack of one — spawned an often-told spoiled banana story, died Saturday of brain cancer. He was 67. Lietzke's family said he died at his Athens ranch. "Our PGA Tour family lost a treasured...
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CORRECTS AGE FROM 12 TO 11 -Palestinian relatives of 11 year-old boy, Majdi al-Satari, who was shot and killed by Israeli troops on Friday's ongoing protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, mourn at the family home during his funeral in town of Rafah, Southern Gaza Strip, Saturday, July 28, 2018. Gaza health officials said two Palestinians were killed and dozens injured by Israeli fire at a weekly border protest on Friday. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
July 28, 2018 - 9:45 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Palestinian teen died Saturday of wounds sustained by Israeli gunfire at a border protest, Gaza's Health Ministry said, as thousands attended the funeral of an 11-year-old killed in that demonstration. The ministry said Moumin al-Hams, 17, was shot in the chest at the...
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FILE - In this Tuesday Feb. 2, 1999 file photo, Adem Demaci, right, the political representative of the Kosovo Liberation Army, talks to the media during a press conference in Pristina. Adem Demaci, a human rights defender who embodied Kosovo’s national resistance and was often called the “Balkans’ Mandela,” has died at 82, it was reported on Thursday July 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu, File)
July 27, 2018 - 7:37 am
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo paid its last respects on Friday to Adem Demaci, its famed human rights defender, or so-called "Kosovo's Mandela," who embodied resistance against authoritarianism. A three-day mourning began with flags at half-mast for Demaci, who died a day earlier of natural causes...
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July 27, 2018 - 4:18 am
TOKYO (AP) — The world's oldest person, a 117-year-old Japanese woman, has died. Chiyo Miyako died Sunday. Her death was confirmed Friday by Kanagawa prefecture, her home state south of Tokyo. Miyako, born on May 2, 1901, became the world's oldest person in April after Nabi Tajima from Kikai island...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Aug. 18, 2015, showing RAF Veteran World War II pilot Mary Ellis posing with a Spitfire at Biggin Hill Airfield, England. The Second World War pilot Ellis has died at the age of 101, is is announced Thursday July 26, 2018. Mary Ellis delivered spitfires and bombers to the front line during the war as a member of the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA), flying over 1,000 planes during the conflict before moving to the Isle of Wight to manage Sandown airport from 1950 to 1970. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP)
July 26, 2018 - 11:00 am
LONDON (AP) — The Royal Air Force is leading tributes to Mary Ellis, an aviation pioneer and World War II-era pilot who has died at 101. As a member of the Air Transport Auxiliary, Ellis flew Spitfires and bombers, bringing the aircraft from factories to airfields. She flew over 1,000 aircraft...
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