Obituaries

August 16, 2018 - 7:30 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jill Janus, lead singer of the heavy metal band Huntress, has died. A statement from Janus' bandmates and family released Thursday through publicist Alexandra Greenberg said Janus had long struggled with mental illness, and killed herself outside Portland, Oregon on Tuesday...
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Ernie Spencer, of Westchester, N.Y., takes a photo of the marquee at the Apollo Theater, which displays a message honoring singer Aretha Franklin, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in the Harlem section of New York. Franklin died in her home in Detroit at age 76 from pancreatic cancer. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
August 16, 2018 - 3:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the death of Aretha Franklin. (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Fans are mourning Aretha Franklin at some of the places where the legendary singer performed. Several people, some visibly mourning, walked or drove by New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit Thursday morning...
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FILE - In this March 13, 1972 file photo, Aretha Franklin holds her Grammy Award for Best Rhythm and Blue performance of the song "Bridge Over Troubled Waters," in New York. Franklin died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 at her home in Detroit. She was 76. (AP Photo/Dave Pickoff, File)
August 16, 2018 - 2:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The clarity and the command. The daring and the discipline. The thrill of her voice and the truth of her emotions. Like the best actors and poets, nothing came between how Aretha Franklin felt and what she could express, between what she expressed and how we responded. Blissful on...
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FILE - This Jan. 14, 2012 file photo, shows singer Aretha Franklin performing during the BET Honors at the Warner Theatre in Washington. Franklin died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 at her home in Detroit. She was 76. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
August 16, 2018 - 1:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin's music quickly climbed the iTunes' charts following her death on Thursday. Her "30 Greatest Hits" album hit the No. 1 spot, replacing Nicki Minaj's new album, while "Respect" reached No. 2 on the songs' charts. More songs from Franklin, including "(You Make Me Feel...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 1993 file photo, singer Aretha Franklin performs at the inaugural gala for President Bill Clinton in Washington. Franklin died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 at her home in Detroit. She was 76. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)
August 16, 2018 - 1:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, "Respect," and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, died Thursday at age 76 from pancreatic cancer. She died at her home...
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FILE - In this May 2, 2004 file photo, Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee greets the audience as he arrives for a ceremony at the Presidential Palace in New Delhi, India. Former prime minister Vajpayee, who pursued both nuclear weapons and peace talks with Pakistan, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, at age 93. (AP Photo/Gurinder Osan)
August 16, 2018 - 12:11 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — Former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a Hindu nationalist who set off a nuclear arms race with rival Pakistan but later reached across the border to begin a groundbreaking peace process, died on Thursday after a prolonged illness. He was 93. The All India Institute of...
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FILE - In this undated photo, David Rothenberg, right, who was set on fire by his father in an Orange County hotel room is shown with his mother, Marie Rothenberg in California. Rothenberg, known as Dave Dave, has died. He was 42. Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg says Dave died on July 15, 2018, at a Las Vegas hospital. The cause of death is under investigation. Dave was a respected Las Vegas artist and a close friend of Michael Jackson. (Paul Kuroda /The Orange County Register via AP, File)
August 15, 2018 - 11:54 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dave Dave, a respected Las Vegas artist who was badly scarred as a boy when his father tried to burn him to death in Southern California, has died. He was 42. Dave, who was born David Rothenberg, died on July 15 at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg...
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This is a 2017 photo of Tony Sparano Jr. of the Jacksonville Jaguars NFL football team. Sparano Jr. directed drill after drill Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 clapping his hands and offering positive feedback to players. The son of longtime NFL coach Tony Sparano will return to Minnesota a little more than three weeks after his father’s death and step onto the same practice fields his dad roamed the last three years. It won’t be easy for the younger Sparano, an assistant offensive line coach with Jacksonville. (AP Photo)
August 15, 2018 - 2:22 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Tony Sparano Jr. directed drill after drill Tuesday, clapping his hands and offering positive feedback to players. He smiled. He laughed. He joked with Jacksonville's offensive linemen during breaks. His emotions might be totally different the rest of the week. The son of...
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File-This April 7, 1986, file photo shows Chicago Bears' William Perry, right, landing a punch on pro wrestler Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart during the "Over-The-Top-Rope" battle royal at Wrestlemania 2 in Rosemont, Ill. Neidhart, who joined with Bret Hart to form one of the top tag teams in the 1980s with the WWE, has died. He was 63. The Pasco Sheriff's Office said Neidhart fell at home, hit his head and "succumbed to his injury" on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in Wesley Chapel, Fla. No foul play was suspected. (AP Photo/Charlie Bennett, File)
August 13, 2018 - 8:59 pm
Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart, who joined with brother-in-law Bret Hart to form one of the top tag teams in the 1980s with the WWE, has died. He was 63. The Pasco Sheriff's Office said Neidhart fell at home, hit his head and "succumbed to his injury" on Monday in Wesley Chapel, Florida. No foul play was...
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August 12, 2018 - 4:13 pm
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The founder of The Good Earth restaurant chain who was considered a health food pioneer has died at age 89. According to family and friends, William A. "Bill" Galt died Aug. 2 in Reno, Nevada, from complications after repeated surgeries to repair a broken left hip and pelvis...
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