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Rep. Alan Nunnelee Dies At Age 56

Mississippi Congressman Alan Nunnelee has passed away.

February 6, 2015

Former Georgia Gov. Sanders Dies

By Mark Davis, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (TNS) Former Georgia Governor Carl E. Sanders, Sr., a statesman, businessman and philanthropist, champion of education and better government, died Sunday. He was 89. As a young man, Sanders gave up his role as a quarterback at UGA to go off to fight a war, now nearly 70 years […]

November 17, 2014

Fashion Designer Oscar De La Renta Dies At 82

The acclaimed fashion designer Oscar de la Renta died at his home in Kent, Connecticut on Monday.

October 21, 2014

Carolyn Kizer, Pulitzer-Winning Poet, Dies At 89

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Carolyn Kizer has passed away, leaving behind a legacy as a strong feminist poet and sharp wit.

October 14, 2014

Actor, Comedian Robin Williams Dies At 63 In Apparent Suicide

By Lauren Raab, Ryan Parker and Nicky Loomis, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Robin Williams, a comic and sitcom star in the 1970s who became an Oscar-winning dramatic actor, died Monday at 63 in Marin County. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office said he appears to have committed suicide. The news of the beloved actor’s […]

August 11, 2014

Louis Zamperini Was More Than A Hero

Just two pages into the book Unbroken, its protagonist is in the water, hiding beneath the deteriorating life raft in which he has been drifting across the Pacific Ocean for almost a month. Overhead, Japanese bombers are circling back to strafe him a second time. And sharks are approaching from below. Death is coming for him […]

July 9, 2014

Casey Kasem, Hip To Be Square

He remembered everything about that night. He remembered the song they slow danced to — “You Are My Lady.” He remembered the play of the lights in her hair as he held her. He remembered her eyes as she looked up at him. He remembered wanting to spend the rest of his life with her. […]

June 18, 2014

Actress And Civil Rights Activist Ruby Dee Dies At 91

By Steve Chawkins, Los Angeles Times Ruby Dee, an actress known as much for her civil rights activism as for her powerful stage and movie roles in productions including A Raisin in the Sun, has died. She was 91. Dee died Wednesday of age-related causes in New Rochelle, N.Y., according to her Los Angeles agent, […]

June 12, 2014

Elite Mountain Climber Chad Kellogg Dies On Patagonia Peak

By Lornet Turnbull, The Seattle Times SEATTLE — In the world of mountain climbing, Chad Kellogg was a legend. The elite alpinist has climbed some of the world’s highest and most challenging peaks — charging up mountains and breaking records for the fastest ascents. Kellogg, 42, of Seattle, was killed Friday night as he and […]

February 18, 2014

Pete Seeger, Musician And Folk Revivalist, Dies At 94

NEW YORK — Folk singer and activist Pete Seeger has died at the age of 94, his record label said Tuesday, after a long career collecting and championing the folk songs of the United States as well as writing his own classic hits. He died of natural causes at New York Presbyterian hospital on Monday. […]

January 28, 2014