Obituaries

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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FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, July 22, 2018, Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany steers his car during the German Formula One Grand Prix at the Hockenheimring racetrack in Hockenheim, Germany. Unless Sebastian Vettel bounces back with a strong performance at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday July 29, 2018, he risks heading into Formula One’s summer break lagging behind Lewis Hamilton.(AP Photo/Jens Meyer, FILE)
July 26, 2018 - 7:08 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Unless Sebastian Vettel bounces back with a strong performance at the Hungarian Grand Prix this week, he risks heading into Formula One's summer break lagging behind Lewis Hamilton. Vettel should have been the one in the ascendancy, but his clumsy crash while leading the...
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In this May 12, 2011 photo, Aiko Herzig–Yoshinaga poses in Gardena, Calif. Herzig-Yoshinaga, who uncovered proof that thousands of Japanese-Americans incarcerated in the United States during World War II were held not for reasons of national security but because of racism, has died at age 93.Bruce Embrey, co-chair of the Manzanar Committee, told The Associated Press Wednesday, July 25, 2018, that Herzig-Yoshinaga died July 18 at her home in the Los Angeles suburb of Torrance. (Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times via AP)
July 26, 2018 - 2:13 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga, who uncovered proof that thousands of Japanese-Americans incarcerated in the United States during World War II were held not for reasons of national security but because of racism, has died at age 93. Bruce Embrey, co-chair of the Manzanar Committee, told...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007 file photo, Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne attends an ANFIA (National Association of cars factories) meeting in Rome. On Wednesday, July 25, 2018, holding company of Fiat founding family said Sergio Marchionne, who oversaw turnarounds of Fiat and Chrysler, has died. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
July 25, 2018 - 7:10 pm
MILAN (AP) — Sergio Marchionne, a charismatic and demanding CEO who engineered two long-shot corporate turnarounds to save carmakers Fiat and Chrysler from near-certain failure, died Wednesday. He was 66. The holding company of Fiat's founders, the Agnelli family, announced Marchionne had died...
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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 1970, file photo, Elbert "Big Man" Howard, deputy Minister of Information for the Black Panther Party, speaks at a sidewalk news conference in Washington. Howard, who was one of the six founding members of the Black Panther Party, has died at age 80. His wife, Carole Hyams, said Howard died Monday, July 23, 2018, in Santa Rosa after a long illness. (AP Photo/Charles W. Harrity, File)
July 24, 2018 - 4:40 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Elbert "Big Man" Howard, a co-founder of the Black Panther Party who served as newspaper editor, information officer and logistics genius behind the group's popular social programs, has died at age 80. His wife, Carole Hyams, says Howard died Monday in Santa Rosa, California,...
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