Obituaries

FILE - In this June 16, 2005, file photo, celebrity chef Gary Rhodes poses for photographs at the launch of the "Taste of London" festival in the city's Regent's Park. The family of British celebrity chef Gary Rhodes said Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, that he has died at the age of 59 with his wife Jennie by his side. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
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November 27, 2019 - 9:03 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes, who helped transform the stodgy reputation of British food, has died aged 59 with his wife Jennie by his side, his family said Wednesday. Rhodes’ family said in a statement that he died Tuesday, but did not elaborate on the cause of...
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FILE - In this August 12, 2013, file photo, actor Godfrey Gao arrives at the world premiere of "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" at the ArcLight Cinerama Dome in Los Angeles. Gao has passed away while on set from an apparent heart attack. The 35-year-old Gao has passed away while on set from an apparent heart attack. Gao had been while filming a sports reality show in the eastern Chinese city of Ningbo on Wednesday when he died. His agency, JetStar Entertainment, confirmed his death on its official Facebook page. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)
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November 27, 2019 - 7:38 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Taiwanese-Canadian model-actor Godfrey Gao has died after suffering an apparent heart attack while on set in China. Gao was filming a sports reality show in the eastern Chinese city of Ningbo on Wednesday when he died. His agency, JetStar Entertainment, confirmed his death on its...
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November 25, 2019 - 6:15 pm
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Gahan Wilson, whose humorous and often macabre cartoons were a mainstay in magazines including Playboy, the New Yorker and National Lampoon, died last week. He was 89. Wilson’s stepson, Paul Winters, said he died Nov. 21 in Scottsdale, Arizona, from complications of...
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November 25, 2019 - 12:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — John Simon, a theater and film critic known for his lacerating reviews and often withering assessment of performers' physical appearance, has died. He was 94. Patricia Hoag Simon, Simon’s wife, said her husband died Sunday night at Westchester Medical Center. She said the couple was...
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FILE - In this June 28, 2007 file photo, Harry Morton, left, Luis Barajas, center, founder of Flaunt magazine, and Jessica Alba are seen at the opening of the Pink Taco restaurant in Los Angeles. Harry Morton, a restaurant mogul who is the son of the Hard Rock Cafe chain co-founder and grandson of the Morton's The Steakhouse founder, has died. Pink Taco, a restaurant business Morton founded and previously owned, confirmed his death in a statement Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. He was 38. (AP Photo/Chris Polk, File)
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November 24, 2019 - 5:51 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harry Morton, a restaurant mogul who was the son of the Hard Rock Cafe chain co-founder and grandson of the Morton’s The Steakhouse founder, has died. He was 38. Pink Taco, a restaurant business Morton founded and previously owned, confirmed his death in a statement Sunday...
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In this Dec. 2018, photo provided by Paul Marks shows his father, film and TV producer Arthur Marks. Longtime producer and director Arthur Marks, who helmed many episodes of the "Perry Mason" television series and produced several hit blaxploitation films, has died. He was 92. Arthur Marks died Nov. 13 at his home in Woodland Hills, Calif., his son Paul Marks said Saturday, Nov. 23. (Paul Marks via AP)
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November 23, 2019 - 9:33 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Longtime producer and director Arthur Marks, who helmed many episodes of the “Perry Mason” TV series and produced several hit blaxploitation films, died at age 92. Marks passed away Nov. 13 at his home in Woodland Hills, California, his son Paul said Saturday. “My brother and I...
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A wooden sign honoring snowboard pioneer Jake Burton Carpenter sits at the entranceway to a parking lot at Stowe Mountain Resort on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, in Stowe, Vt. Snowboarders turned out to take turns down the mountain on opening day in honor of the founder of Burton Snowboards. Carpenter brought the snowboard to the masses and helped turn the sport into a billion-dollar business. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)
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November 22, 2019 - 4:28 pm
STOWE, Vt. (AP) — Snowboarders glided down a Vermont mountain Friday on the opening day of the season as a tribute to Jake Burton Carpenter, a pioneer in the sport who died this week. Carpenter, who founded Burton Snowboards in Vermont, died Wednesday of cancer complications. He was 65. In...
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Former White House national security aide Fiona Hill, talks about the time her mother gave her a bowl haircut when she was a child as she testifies before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, during a public impeachment hearing of President Donald Trump's efforts to tie U.S. aid for Ukraine to investigations of his political opponents.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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November 22, 2019 - 7:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — One came from northeast England. Another came from the former Soviet Union. A third was born in Canada to parents who’d fled the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany. Several witnesses who testified in the House impeachment inquiry this week chose to highlight their immigrant backgrounds...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2012, file photo, Jake Burton Carpenter, the creator of Burton Snowboards, center, speaks during a bill signing with Gov. Peter Shumlin, to the right of Burton, in Stowe, Vt. Shumlin signed a bill making skiing and snowboarding the official state sports of Vermont. Carpenter, the innovator who brought the snowboard to the masses and helped turn the sport into a billion-dollar business, has died after a recurring bout with cancer. He was 65. Officials from the company he founded, Burton Snowboards, told The Associated Press of his death Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, FIle)
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November 21, 2019 - 7:25 pm
Whether you had a gold medal hanging from your neck, were just learning how to stand on a snowboard, or were one of those flustered skiers wondering where all the kids in the baggy pants were coming from, you knew the name “Burton.” Jake Burton Carpenter, the man who changed the game on the...
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November 20, 2019 - 4:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Walter J. Minton, a publishing scion and risk taker with a self-described "nasty streak" who as head of G.P. Putnam's Sons released works by Norman Mailer and Terry Southern among others and signed up Vladimir Nabokov's scandalous "Lolita," has died at age 96. Minton’s wife, Marion...
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