Obituaries

FILE- In this July 22, 2004, file photo Bob Danzig, chief executive officer of Hearst Newspaper Group, holds the hand of one of the newest New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS) caseworkers, as he gives the 130 new DYFS hires a pep talk in Trenton, N.J. Danzig, who overcame difficult beginnings as a foster child during the Great Depression to become the head of Hearst Newspapers, has died at age 85, the company said. Danzig died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, in Cape Cod, Mass., after a long illness. (AP Photo/Daniel Hulshizer, File)
August 09, 2018 - 7:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Robert J. Danzig, who overcame difficult beginnings as a foster child during the Great Depression to become the head of Hearst Newspapers, has died, the company said. He was 85. Danzig lead the newspaper division at Hearst from 1977 to 1997, overseeing its growth to become the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2011, file photo, Australia's Jarrod Lyle watches his ball on the 18th hole during the first round of the Australian Open golf tournament in Sydney. Lyle has died after a long struggle with cancer. He was 36. "It breaks my heart to tell everyone that Jarrod is no longer with us," the golfer's wife, Briony Lyle, said in a statement Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)
August 08, 2018 - 11:05 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — With a contagious smile, a sense of humor and a deep determination to keep playing golf, Jarrod Lyle endeared himself to people around the world in a long struggle against cancer. The 36-year-old Australian golfer died Wednesday night at his home near Melbourne among...
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2015 file photo, an Oscar statue appears outside the Dolby Theatre for the 87th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. The Oscars are adding a new category to honor popular films and promising a brisk 3-hour ceremony on a much earlier air date of Feb. 9, 2020. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
August 08, 2018 - 5:00 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Big changes are coming to the Academy Awards, including the addition of a popular film award category and the promise of a shorter ceremony in an effort to combat declining viewership and criticisms that the awards are out of touch with the mainstream. But the Wednesday morning...
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August 07, 2018 - 4:26 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Hockey great Stan Mikita has died at 78. His death was announced Tuesday by the Chicago Blackhawks, the team he helped lead to the Stanley Cup in 1961. The Blackhawks did not disclose details but said he was with his family. Mikita played for the Blackhawks for 22 seasons, becoming...
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FILE - In this April, 1981 file photo, Senator Paul Laxalt (R-Nev.), appears on ABC's Good Morning America television show in Washington. Laxalt, the conservative Republican who rose to political power as a Nevada governor, U.S. senator and close ally to Ronald Reagan has died at age 96. A public relations firm says he died Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, at a health care facility in Virginia. (AP Photo, File)
August 06, 2018 - 10:15 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Paul Laxalt, the son of Basque immigrants who rose to political power as a Nevada governor, U.S. senator and close ally to Ronald Reagan, has died. He was 96. Laxalt died Monday at a health care facility in Virginia, according to the public relations firm The Ferraro Group. The...
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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2011, file photo, Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert speaks at a news conference in Berea, Ohio. The Broncos say former personnel executive Tom Heckert died Sunday night, Aug. 5, 2018, following a long illness. Heckert, 51, stepped away from the Broncos after last season after being diagnosed in recent years with amyloidosis, a rare disease that causes a buildup of amyloid proteins in the heart, kidney, liver and other organs. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)
August 06, 2018 - 7:11 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Tom Heckert, a former personnel executive for the Denver Broncos who also served stints as general manager for the Cleveland Browns and the Philadelphia Eagles, has died following a long illness, the Broncos said. He was 51. Heckert stepped away from the Broncos after last...
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FILE - In this Sept.7, 2014 file photo, French chef Joel Robuchon poses for photographers during a photocall for the movie "The Hundred-Foot Journey", in Paris, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. French master chef Joel Robuchon has died at the age of 73. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
August 06, 2018 - 1:26 pm
PARIS (AP) — Joel Robuchon, a master chef who shook up the stuffy world of French haute cuisine by showing diners the delights of the simple mashed potato and a peek at a restaurant kitchen, has died at 73. A spokeswoman for Robuchon, who for years held more Michelin stars than anyone else in the...
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FILE - In this Sept.7, 2014 file photo, French chef Joel Robuchon, left, poses for photographers with French chef Alain Ducasse during a photocall for the movie "The Hundred-Foot Journey", in Paris, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. French master chef Joel Robuchon has died at the age of 73. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
August 06, 2018 - 12:27 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the death of master French chef Joel Robuchon (all times local): 4:45 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron has paid homage to Joel Robuchon, saying the late French chef's "32 Michelin stars shine bright in the constellation of French gastronomy." Macron said Monday in a...
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FILE- In this Sept. 15, 2014 file photo, Charlotte Rae arrives at the 2014 PALEYFEST Fall TV Previews - "The Facts of Life" Reunion in Beverly Hills, Calif. A spokesman for Rae, who played a wise and caring housemother to a brood of teenage girls on the long-running sitcom "The Facts of Life," says the actress has died. She was 92. Spokesman Harlan Boll said Rae died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, at her Los Angeles home. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
August 06, 2018 - 12:11 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Charlotte Rae, who played a wise and patient housemother to a brood of teenage girls on the long-running sitcom "The Facts of Life" during a career that encompassed many other TV roles as well as stage and film appearances, has died. She was 92. Rae died at her Los Angeles home...
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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2016, file photo, H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest, owner and Chairman of Philadelphia Media Network (PMN), makes an announcement during a news conference at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pa. Lenfest, a former cable TV mogul and Philadelphia newspaper owner who gave away most of his $1.2 billion fortune to charity has died. Lenfest was 88. Family friend Fred Stein said he died Sunday, Aug. 5 2018, of complications from chronic illness. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz, File)
August 05, 2018 - 1:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest, who made a $1 billion fortune in the cable industry and gave almost all of it away, supporting schools, museums, journalism and the arts in Philadelphia and beyond, died Sunday, a family spokesman said. Gerry Lenfest was 88. He was taken Sunday from his...
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