Obituaries

FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2008 file photo, director John Singleton arrives at the 80th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Oscar-nominated filmmaker John Singleton has died at 51, according to statement from his family, Monday, April 29, 2019. He died Monday after suffering a stroke almost two weeks ago. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
April 29, 2019 - 9:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Notable reaction to the death of "Boyz N the Hood" filmmaker John Singleton: "Thank you John for being my friend, brother and mentor for 30 years. For believing in me when I was unsure of myself. Your passion for telling our stories from our point of view was more than an obsession...
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FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2003 file photo, director John Singleton touches his new star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. Oscar-nominated filmmaker John Singleton has died at 51, according to statement from his family, Monday, April 29, 2019. He died Monday after suffering a stroke almost two weeks ago. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
April 29, 2019 - 7:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Director John Singleton, who made one of Hollywood's most memorable debuts with the Oscar-nominated "Boyz N the Hood" and continued over the following decades to probe the lives of black communities in his native Los Angeles and beyond, has died. He was 51. Singleton's family said...
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FILE - In a March 23, 2016 file photo, former U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar talks with reporters before going to Carter Hall for the "Civility in American Politics" program with former Rep. Lee Hamilton at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, Ind. ¶ Former Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar, a Republican foreign policy sage known for leading efforts to help the former Soviet states dismantle and secure much of their nuclear arsenal, died Sunday, April 28, 2019 at the Inova Fairfax Heart and Vascular Institute in Virginia. He was 87. (Daniel R. Patmore/Evansville Courier & Press via AP, File)
April 28, 2019 - 4:24 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Richard Lugar worked to alert Americans about the threat of terrorism years before "weapons of mass destruction" became a common phrase following the Sept. 11 attacks. The longtime Republican senator from Indiana helped start a program that destroyed thousands of former Soviet...
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FILE - In a Dec. 15, 2013 file photo, Senior Judge for the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Damon Keith speaks about Nelson Mandela, in Detroit. Keith, a federal judge famous for being sued President Richard Nixon and an iconic national figure in the civil rights movement died Sunday, April 28, 2019, according to Swanson Funeral Home in Detroit. He was 96.(Ricardo Thomas/Detroit News via AP, File)
April 28, 2019 - 1:47 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Judge Damon J. Keith, a grandson of slaves and revered figure in the civil rights movement who as a federal judge was sued by President Richard Nixon over a ruling against warrantless wiretaps, died Sunday. He was 96. Keith died in Detroit, the city where the prominent lawyer was...
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FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 file photo, Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit the Andalusian Gardens in Rabat, Morocco, Monday, Feb. 25, 2019. Princess Diana’s little boy, the devil-may-care red-haired prince with the charming smile is about to become a father. The arrival of the first child for Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will complete the transformation of Harry from troubled teen to family man, from source of concern to source of national pride. (Facundo Arrizabalaga/Pool Photo via AP, File)
April 28, 2019 - 5:12 am
LONDON (AP) — Princess Diana's little boy — the red-haired prince with the mischievous smile and his mother's wild streak — is about to become a father. The arrival any day now of Prince Harry's and American wife Meghan's first child will complete his public transformation into the admirable and...
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FILE - In this July 10, 2008, file photo, Manuel Lujan, Jr., a former US. representative from New Mexico and Secretary of the Interior, poses for a portrait at his home in Albuquerque, N.M. Lujan, a former Republican congressman from New Mexico who as U.S. Interior Secretary drew fire from environmentalists for challenging the Endangered Species Act has died. He was 90. New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, a distant cousin, on Friday, April 26, 2019, announced Luján's death. (AP Photo/Toby Jorrin, File)
April 26, 2019 - 7:55 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Manuel Luján Jr., who spent 20 years as a Republican congressman and later as a U.S. Interior Secretary who drew fire from environmentalists for challenging the Endangered Species Act, has died. He was 90. New Mexico Gov. Michelle Luján Grisham, who was a distant cousin, said...
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The casket of U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sergeant and FDNY Firefighter Christopher Slutman, center, arrives for his funeral service at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Friday April 26, 2019, in New York. The father of three died April 8 near Bagram Airfield U.S military base in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
April 26, 2019 - 1:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio says a decorated New York City firefighter killed while serving as a Marine in Afghanistan "represented the very best of us." The funeral for Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Christopher Slutman was held Friday. Thousands of firefighters and other responders saluted...
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FILE - In this March 3, 2019, file photo, Mississippi State defensive lineman Montez Sweat runs a drill during the NFL football scouting combine, in Indianapolis. Sweat is a possible pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
April 25, 2019 - 11:41 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the NFL draft (all times EDT): 11:30 p.m. Montez Sweat's wait has ended thanks to the Washington Redskins trading up with Indianapolis to grab the Mississippi State pass rusher at No. 26. Sweat had been rated as a potential top-10 pick before reports of a heart...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 1970 file photo, Boston Celtics' John Havlicek (17) protects the ball with his body from Atlanta Hawks' Walt Hazzard (42) during an NBA basketball game in Boston. The Boston Celtics say Hall of Famer John Havlicek, whose steal of Hal Green’s inbounds pass in the final seconds of the 1965 Eastern Conference finals against the Philadelphia 76ers remains one of the most famous plays in NBA history, has died. The team says Havlicek died Thursday, April 25, 2019 at age 79. (AP Photo/File)
April 25, 2019 - 10:54 pm
BOSTON (AP) — John Havlicek's legacy was built over 16 years with the Boston Celtics, eight of them as NBA champions, making him among the best to ever play the game. One play immortalized him forever. "Havlicek stole the ball! "Havlicek stole the ball!" Celtics radio announcer Johnny Most screamed...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2014, file photo, monolingual Cherokee speaker Mack Vann, 83, holds the start of a handmade bow in the backyard of his hime in Briggs, Okla. Vann, among the last members of the Cherokee Nation who spoke and understand the Cherokee language and only the Cherokee language, has died at the age of 88. Nephew Gary Vann says his uncle died Monday, April 22, 2019, in a Tahlequah, Oklahoma, hospital of pneumonia while undergoing treatment of an ongoing heart condition. (AP Photo/Kristi Eaton, File)
April 25, 2019 - 11:30 am
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — One of the last members of the Cherokee Nation who spoke and understood only the Cherokee language has died at 88. Mack Vann's nephew, Gary Vann, says his uncle died of pneumonia Monday in a hospital in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, while undergoing treatment for an ongoing heart...
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