Obituaries

June 06, 2019 - 6:13 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The family of the Louisiana-born musician known as Dr. John says the celebrated singer and piano player who blended black and white musical influence with a hoodoo-infused stage persona and gravelly bayou drawl, has died. He was 77. A family statement released by his publicist...
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June 04, 2019 - 1:57 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dr. Patricia Bath, a pioneering ophthalmologist who became the first African American female doctor to receive a medical patent after she invented a more precise treatment of cataracts, has died. She was 76. Bath died on May 30 from complications of cancer at a University of...
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June 03, 2019 - 9:02 am
GROVE CITY, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a patient has died amid an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in a recently opened central Ohio hospital. Mount Carmel Health System says the patient who died Sunday was among the seven who had been diagnosed with the disease after being hospitalized at Mount...
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June 02, 2019 - 5:30 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The legendary New Orleans chef and civil rights icon Leah Chase has died at 96, according to a statement her family released to news outlets. Chase shepherded Dooky Chase's Restaurant from a sandwich shop that catered to patrons buying lottery tickets to the first fine-dining,...
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Liverpool's Mohamed Salah, bottom, celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during the Champions League final soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid, Saturday, June 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
June 01, 2019 - 3:17 pm
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the Champions League final between Tottenham and Liverpool (all times local): 9:05 p.m. Mohamed Salah scored the opening goal in the second minute from the penalty spot for Liverpool in the Champions League final. Tottenham's Moussa Sissoko was called for a hand ball in...
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FILE - This Nov. 2, 2007 file photo shows Frank Lucas, the man Denzel Washington portrayed in the film "American Gangster," in New York. The Harlem drug kingpin whose life became the basis for the 2007 movie “American Gangster” has died. Frank Lucas was 88. His nephew Aldwan Lassiter confirms Lucas died Thursday, May 30, 2019 in New Jersey, where he had lived for years. (AP Photo/Jim Cooper, File)
May 31, 2019 - 10:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Frank Lucas, the former Harlem drug kingpin whose life and lore inspired the 2007 movie "American Gangster," has died, a relative said Friday. Lucas, who was 88, died Thursday in New Jersey, nephew Aldwan Lassiter said. Lucas had been in declining health, according to his former...
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FILE - This March 28, 1998 file photo shows Leon Redbone performing at the eighth annual Redwood Coast Dixieland Jazz Festival in Eureka, Calif. Redbone, the acclaimed singer and guitarist who performed jazz, ragtime and Tin Pan Alley-styled songs, died Thursday, May 30, 2019, according to a statement released by his family. No details about his death were provided. (Patricia Wilson/The Times-Standard via AP, File)
May 30, 2019 - 5:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Leon Redbone, the acclaimed singer and guitarist who performed jazz, ragtime and Tin Pan Alley-style songs, died Thursday, according to a statement released by his family. He was 69. No details about his death were provided. Redbone's career got a boost in the early 1970s when Bob...
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Birgit Lauda, center, widow of the former formular Formula One driver Niki Lauda, attends a funeral service for Lauda in Vienna, Austria, Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda, who won two of his titles after a horrific crash that left him with serious burns and went on to become a prominent figure in the aviation industry, has died on May 21, 2109. He was 70. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
May 29, 2019 - 2:57 am
VIENNA (AP) — Family, friends and fans have gathered at St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna for a last farewell to Formula One great Niki Lauda. The wooden coffin of the three-time champion was decorated Wednesday with his red racing helmet and surrounded by six white candles, with two larger-than...
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This 2013 image released by Old Bridge Media shows John Gary Williams posing in downtown Memphis, Tenn. Williams, the lead singer for the R&B vocal group The Mad Lads who sung “I Want Someone” and “Don’t Have to Shop Around,” has died at the age of 73. Filmmaker John Hubbell, who is working on a documentary about Williams, said on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, that Williams died at his home in Memphis. The exact time and cause of his death were not known.(Lance Murphey/Old Bridge Media LLC via AP)
May 28, 2019 - 5:29 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — John Gary Williams, the lead singer for the R&B vocal group The Mad Lads who sung "I Want Someone" and "Don't Have to Shop Around," has died. He was 73. Filmmaker John Hubbell, who is working on a documentary about Williams, said on Tuesday that Williams died at his home...
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FILE - This May 1, 1998 file photo shows Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tony Horwitz during a visit to Los Angeles to promote his book, "Confederates in the Attic." Horwitz died on Monday, May 27, 2019, in Washington, D.C. He was 60. (AP Photo/Susan Sterner, File)
May 28, 2019 - 3:15 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Tony Horwitz, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and the best-selling author of "Confederates in the Attic," has died. He was 60. Horwitz died Monday of apparent cardiac arrest in Washington, D.C., Sarah Hutson, a spokeswoman for his publisher, Penguin Press, said in an email. He had...
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