Obituaries

Friends and loved ones pay their respects during a visitation for former U.S. senator and South Carolina Gov. Ernest Frederick "Fritz" Hollings at James A. McAlister Funerals and Cremation, Sunday, April 14, 2019, in the West Ashley area of Charleston, S.C. Hollins died on April 6 at the age of 97. (Andrew J. Whitaker/The Post And Courier via AP)
April 14, 2019 - 7:54 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Family, friends and former colleagues have paid their respects at a visitation for Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings, who helped shepherd South Carolina through desegregation as governor and went on to six terms in the U.S. Senate. The Post and Courier newspaper reports the family...
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FILE - In this July 15, 2015, file photo, Charles Gross, left, and Joyce Carol Oates attend the "The Stanford Prison Experiment" premiere at the Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas in New York. Gross, a longtime Princeton professor of neuroscience and husband to author Oates, has died. He was 83. Oates said in an email Gross died from cancer Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
April 14, 2019 - 7:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Charles Gross, a longtime Princeton professor of neuroscience and husband to author Joyce Carol Oates, has died. He was 83. Oates said in an email Gross died from cancer Saturday in Oakland, California. She shared an image of him hiking in a lush green forest on Twitter and...
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April 13, 2019 - 1:07 pm
LONDON (AP) — British standup comedian Ian Cognito has died on stage during a gig. South Central Ambulance Service said medics were called to a club in Bicester, in southern England, on Thursday night, and "sadly one patient passed away at the scene." Police said the death was not suspicious. Show...
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This image released by Lucasfilm shows Daisy Ridley as Rey in "Star Wars: The Last Jedi." The Skywalker saga may be coming to an end this December as the latest Star Wars trilogy finishes, but 8 months out from its release fans still know precious little about what director J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy have in store for “Episode IX," which opens nationwide on Dec. 20. (Lucasfilm via AP)
April 12, 2019 - 1:19 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the unveiling of details about the final installment of the third "Star Wars" trilogy at the Star Wars Celebration being held this weekend in Chicago (all times local): 12:10 p.m. No one is ever really gone, says Luke Skywalker in the first teaser for "Star Wars:...
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In this undated photo provided by Westfield Public Schools in Westfield, N.J., Dr. Derrick Nelson, the principal of Westfield High School in Westfield, N.J. is shown. Family members tell NJ.com that Nelson died Sunday, April 6, 2019, after slipping into a coma in February while donating bone marrow to a 14-year-old boy in France. Nelson was 44 years old. (Westfield Public Schools via AP)
April 10, 2019 - 5:04 pm
WESTFIELD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey high school principal who had agreed to donate bone marrow to a 14-year-old stranger in France has died, weeks after he lapsed into a coma during the procedure, his family said. Westfield High School Principal Derrick Nelson, 44, told the school's newspaper that...
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FILE - This Oct. 14, 1959 file photo shows Charles Van Doren at New York's hotel Roosevelt. Van Doren, who admitted his television quiz show performances in the 1950s had been rigged, died on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in Canaan, Conn. He was 93. (AP Photo, File)
April 10, 2019 - 12:43 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Charles Van Doren, the dashing young academic whose meteoric rise and fall as a corrupt game show contestant in the 1950s inspired the movie "Quiz Show" and served as a cautionary tale about the staged competitions of early television, has died. He was 93. He died of natural...
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This undated photo, provided in New York, Tuesday April 9, 2019, shows Fire Department of New York firefighter Christopher Slutman. Slutman, a 15-year member of the Fire Dept. of New York, was among three American service members killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan on Monday. (Fire Department of New York via AP)
April 09, 2019 - 12:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's mayor and fire commissioner say a U.S. soldier killed in Afghanistan was honored in 2014 for making a heroic rescue while serving with the Fire Department of New York. Christopher Slutman was a 15-year FDNY member who was among three American service members killed...
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 1999, file photo, eight founders of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) pose at a celebration of the association's 50th anniversary in New York. Back row from left are Marilynn Smith, Marlene Hagge, Alice Bauer, Louise Suggs and Betty Jameson. Front row from left are Bettye Sanoff, Shirley Spork and Patty Berg. Marilynn Smith died Tuesday, April 9, 2019. She was 89.(AP Photo/Stuart Ramson, File)
April 09, 2019 - 11:39 am
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Marilyn Smith, one of the 13 founders of the LPGA Tour whose 21 victories, two majors and endless support of her tour led to her induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame, died Tuesday. She was 89. She died in Goodyear, Arizona, surrounded by family and friends, the LPGA...
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FILE - This May 10, 2007 file photo shows actor Seymour Cassel at the premiere of "The Wendell Baker Story" in Beverly Hills, Calif. Cassel, who appeared frequently in the films of John Cassavetes and Wes Anderson, has died. His daughter Dilyn Cassel Murphy says Monday that he passed away. He was 84. Born in Detroit, he made his way to New York in the 1950s to pursue acting. It was there that he met Cassavetes and made his film debut in his 1958 feature “Shadows.” (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
April 08, 2019 - 7:11 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Character actors aren't often called larger-than-life, but Seymour Cassel, was just that. The live-wire pillar of independent film known for his frequent collaborations with John Cassavetes and Wes Anderson, has died at 84. His daughter, Dilyn Cassel Murphy, said Monday that her...
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FILE - In this Friday, July 23, 2010, file photo, Vice President Joe Biden chats with former U.S. Sen. Ernest Fritz Hollings during the dedication ceremony of the new Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library in Columbia, S.C. Hollings, a moderate six-term Democrat who made an unsuccessful bid for the presidency in 1984, has died. He was 97. Family spokesman Andy Brack says Hollings died early Saturday, April 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastain, File)
April 08, 2019 - 4:54 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is slated to deliver a eulogy at the funeral of U.S. Sen. Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings, one of his closest confidants in the chamber. Andy Brack tells The Associated Press that Biden will deliver remarks at the April 16 service for Hollings, who...
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