Obituaries

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November 06, 2019 - 11:51 am
COTONOU, Benin (AP) — Albert Tevoedjre, a Benin political scientist and one of former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan's most trusted experts on social and economic development strategies for Africa, has died in Porto-Novo, Benin, at the age of 89. Tevoedjre served for two years as Annan's special...
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FILE - This April 12, 1977 file photo shows author Ernest Gaines who wrote "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman," in his San Francisco home. Gaines, whose poor childhood on a small Louisiana plantation town germinated the stories of black struggles that grew into universal stories of grace and beauty, has died. He was 86. The Louisiana governor's office released word of his death on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. (AP Photo, File)
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November 05, 2019 - 6:11 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Novelist Ernest J. Gaines, whose poor childhood on a small Louisiana plantation germinated stories of black struggles that grew into universal tales of grace and beauty, has died. He was 86. The Baton Rouge Area Foundation, which sponsors a literary award in Gaines' honor,...
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FILE - This June 14, 2012, file photo shows James Hart Stern, of Jackson, Miss., at a news conference in Jackson, Miss. Stern, who took control of one of the nation's largest neo-Nazi groups, and vowed to dismantle it, has died amid a legal fight over who would lead the group. James Stern died Oct. 11, 2019 after getting hospice care for cancer, according to one of his attorneys, Bob Ross, and a friend, Arne Edward List. Stern died at home in Moreno Valley, California, List said. He was 55. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
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November 04, 2019 - 6:07 pm
A black activist who took control of one of the nation's largest neo-Nazi groups — and vowed to dismantle it — has died amid a legal fight over who would lead the group. James Stern died Oct. 11 after getting hospice care for cancer, according to one of his attorneys, Bob Ross, and a friend, Arne...
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FILE - This Sept, 2004, file photo shows Gert Boyle at the company's headquarters in Beaverton, Ore. Boyle, the colorful chairwoman of Columbia Sportswear Co. who starred in ads proclaiming her as "One Tough Mother," died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019. She was 95. (Stephanie Yao/The Oregonian via AP, File)
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November 03, 2019 - 6:43 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Gert Boyle, the colorful chairwoman of Oregon-based Columbia Sportswear Co. who starred in ads proclaiming her as "One Tough Mother," died Sunday. She was 95. Company spokeswoman Mary Ellen Glynn did not disclose the cause of death. Boyle, who was chairwoman of the company...
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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2014 file photo, Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., gives her concession speech during an election night rally in Greensboro, N.C. Family and friends gathered Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, for a memorial service for Hagan, who died Monday, Oct. 28 of a rare virus, at the age of 66. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
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November 03, 2019 - 6:27 pm
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Family and friends paid tribute Sunday to former U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina, eulogizing her as a "humble and kind" public servant who used hard work and good manners to get things done. Hagan, who won election in 2008 as the state's first female Democratic senator...
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Anti-government protesters try to sneak to the Green Zone while Iraqi security forces close the the Joumhouriya bridge during a demonstration in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
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November 01, 2019 - 5:29 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — Tens of thousands of Iraqis massed in Baghdad's Tahrir Square on Friday in the biggest demonstrations since anti-government protests erupted a month ago, defying security forces that have killed scores of people and harshly criticizing Iran's involvement in the country's affairs. The...
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FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2009, file photo, John Witherspoon leaves a taping of "The Late Show with David Letterman" in New York. Actor-comedian Witherspoon, who memorably played Ice Cube’s father in the “Friday” films, has died at age 77. Witherspoon’s manager Alex Goodman confirmed late Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, that Witherspoon died in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)
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October 30, 2019 - 1:33 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor-comedian John Witherspoon, who memorably played Ice Cube's father in the "Friday" films, has died. He was 77. Witherspoon's family issued a statement to the website Deadline saying that Witherspoon died Tuesday in Los Angeles. No cause of death was released. The actor had a...
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FILE - In this March 25, 2015 file photo, Rep. John Walker, D-Little Rock, speaks at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark. Walker, an Arkansas lawmaker and civil rights attorney who represented black students in a long-running court fight over the desegregation of Little Rock area schools, died Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. He was 82. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston File)
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October 28, 2019 - 5:49 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — John Walker, an Arkansas lawmaker and civil rights attorney who represented black students in a long-running court fight over the desegregation of Little Rock area schools, has died. He was 82. The Pulaski County coroner said Walker died at his Little Rock home Monday...
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CLARIFIES ROLE AS FILM EXECUTIVE - FILE - This 1974 file photo shows Paramount Pictures production chief Robert Evans talking about his film "Chinatown" in his office in Beverly Hills, Calif. A representative for Evans, the producer of “Chinatown” who helped shepherd films including “The Godfather” and “Harold and Maude” to the screen as chief of Paramount Pictures, confirmed that Evans passed away Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. He was 89. No other details were immediately available. (AP Photo/Jeff Robbins, File)
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October 28, 2019 - 1:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Evans, the protean and fast-living Hollywood producer who backed such seminal 1970s films as "Chinatown," ''The Godfather" and "Harold and Maude," has died. He was 89. A representative for Evans confirmed that Evans died on Saturday. No other details were immediately...
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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2014 file photo, Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., gives her concession speech during an election night rally in Greensboro, N.C. Family and friends gathered Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, for a memorial service for Hagan, who died Monday, Oct. 28 of a rare virus, at the age of 66. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
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October 28, 2019 - 1:48 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Kay Hagan, a former bank executive who rose from a budget writer in the North Carolina Legislature to a seat in the U.S. Senate, died Monday following a prolonged illness. She was 66. Hagan died at her home in Greensboro, her family said in a statement. "We already miss her...
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