Obituaries

February 23, 2019 - 2:50 pm
ROME (AP) — Marella Agnelli, widow of Fiat tycoon Gianni Agnelli and a 20th-century symbol of elegance and beauty, died Saturday at her family home in Turin, in Italy's northern Piedmont region, at age 91. Her death was reported by Italian state TV and the Juventus soccer team, which is part of the...
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February 23, 2019 - 1:40 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Filmmaker Stanley Donen, whose "Singin' in the Rain" provided some of the most unforgettable moments in movie history, has died. He was 94. Donen died Thursday in New York from heart failure, his sons Joshua and Mark Donen confirmed Saturday. Donen often teamed with Gene Kelly...
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February 22, 2019 - 2:43 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jackie Shane, a black transgender soul singer who became a pioneering musician in Toronto where she packed out nightclubs in the 1960s, has died. She was 78. Record label Numero Group, which produced a Grammy-nominated album about Shane that brought her back out into the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2009 file photo, Fred Foster speaks as he is inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame at the Musicians Hall of Fame awards show in Nashville, Tenn. Foster, who produced some of Roy Orbison’s most iconic records and was the first to produce records from Kris Kristofferson and Dolly Parton, has died at the age of 87. His publicist, Martha Moore, said Foster died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 in Nashville. (AP Photo/Josh Anderson, File)
February 21, 2019 - 3:15 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville producer Fred Foster, who produced some of Roy Orbison's most popular records and was the first to produce records from Kris Kristofferson and Dolly Parton, has died. He was 87. His publicist, Martha Moore, said Foster died Wednesday in Nashville, and that a...
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February 21, 2019 - 1:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Dominick Argento, who wrote musical works inspired by the lives and literature of Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens, Casanova, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Henry James and Virginia Woolf, had died. He was 91. Argento died Wednesday in Minneapolis,...
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In this February 2009 photo released by Li Nanyang, Communist Party veteran Li Rui, left, chats with his daughter Li Nanyang at their home in Beijing. Li Nanyang boycotted her father's funeral Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, calling it an improper tribute to a man who once worked for Mao Zedong but later became a fierce critic of the regime. (Li Nanyang via AP)
February 21, 2019 - 12:10 am
BEIJING (AP) — The daughter of a Chinese Communist Party veteran boycotted his funeral Wednesday, calling it an improper tribute to a man who once worked for Mao Zedong but later became a fierce critic of the regime. Li Rui's memorial was held at the Babaoshan Revolutionary Cemetery, where many...
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FILE - In this April 13, 2015, file photo, former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Don Newcombe acknowledges fans prior to a baseball game between the Dodgers and the Seattle Mariners, in Los Angeles. Newcombe, the hard-throwing Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who was one of the first black players in the major leagues and who went on to win the rookie of the year, Most Valuable Player and Cy Young awards, has died. He was 92. The team confirmed that Newcombe died Tuesday morning, Feb. 19, 2019, after a lengthy illness. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
February 20, 2019 - 1:42 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Don Newcombe, the hard-throwing Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who was one of the first black players in the major leagues and who went on to win the Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player and Cy Young awards, has died. He was 92. The team confirmed that Newcombe died Tuesday morning...
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This Aug. 20, 1987, image made from video shows an intruder with a gun, as journalist David Horowitz is taken hostage during a live broadcast of Channel 4 Los Angeles. Horowitz remained calm and read the gunman's statements on camera, but the station had cut the broadcast without the gunman becoming aware of that fact. The gun turned out to be a toy BB gun, and Horowitz then took on the campaign to ban toy guns that look like real guns. Longtime consumer journalist David Horowitz has died at age 81, his wife told NBC4. (NBC-TV via AP)
February 20, 2019 - 1:38 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — David Horowitz, whose "Fight Back!" syndicated program made him perhaps the best-known consumer reporter in the U.S., has died. He was 81. Horowitz had dementia and died on Thursday in Los Angeles, a family spokesman said. "Fight Back! With David Horowitz" won multiple Emmys and...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2014 file photo, fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld poses for photographers in front of his books prior to the start of an exhibition at the museum Folkwang in Essen, Germany. Chanel's iconic couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, whose accomplished designs as well as trademark white ponytail, high starched collars and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashion for the last 50 years, has died. He was around 85 years old. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
February 19, 2019 - 7:33 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the death of fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld (all times local): 7 p.m. Macao casino company SJM, which is building a hotel in the Chinese casino capital designed by Karl Lagerfeld, says it's "deeply saddened" by news of his death. SJM Holdings Ltd. said in a statement...
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FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 file photo, Karl Lagerfeld poses for photographers prior to the start of a press conference, in Rome. Chanel's iconic couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, whose accomplished designs as well as trademark white ponytail, high starched collars and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashion for the last 50 years, has died. He was around 85 years old. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
February 19, 2019 - 4:24 pm
PARIS (AP) — Karl Lagerfeld once created a Walmart-sized "Chanel Shopping Center" to show off his ready-to-wear collection. It featured aisle upon aisle of luxury foods labeled "one for the price of two." Immediately after it had been showcased by models, guests raided the shelves. Rihanna posed in...
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