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Last remaining WWII Medal of Honor recipient dies at 98

Jun. 29, 2022 12:06 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Hershel W. “Woody” Williams, the last remaining Medal of Honor recipient from World War II, died Wednesday. He was 98. Williams' foundation announced on Twitter and Facebook that he died at the Veterans Affairs medical center bearing his name in...

Deborah James, UK cancer research campaigner, dies at 40

Jun. 29, 2022 07:27 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Deborah James, a British broadcaster who raised millions for cancer research and was recognized by Prince William for her work, has died. She was 40. James hosted a BBC podcast called “You, Me and The Big C" in which she spoke in a no-nonsense approach about living...

Scandal-ridden Israeli icon, dies at 62

Jun. 29, 2022 03:04 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Yehuda Meshi-Zahav, a prominent member of Israel’s ultra-Orthodox community who founded a volunteer paramedic service before his reputation came crashing down in a series of sexual abuse allegations, has died. Meshi-Zahav was hospitalized last year after...

US Senate sergeant-at-arms during Capitol riot dies at 71

Jun. 28, 2022 20:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Stenger, who served as the U.S. Senate’s sergeant-at-arms and resigned after the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, has died. He was 71. Stenger died Monday of natural causes, according to two people familiar with the matter. One of the people said he...

Dennis Egan, former Alaska lawmaker and broadcaster, dies

Jun. 28, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Former Alaska state Sen. Dennis Egan, the son of the state's first governor, has died. He was 75. Alaska Senate Democrats in a statement announced that Egan died Tuesday morning. Egan was the son of the late former Gov. Bill Egan. Dennis Egan...

Louisiana mayor, 66, dies after disclosing cancer diagnosis

Jun. 28, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

MINDEN, La. (AP) — A north Louisiana mayor has died after battling cancer. The city of Minden announced Tuesday that Mayor Terry Gardner had died at age 66 of complications from cancer. KTBS-TV reports that Gardner had been hospitalized over the weekend, a month...

Marlin Briscoe, 1st Black starting QB in AFL, dies at 76

Jun. 27, 2022 22:04 PM EDT

Marlin Briscoe, who became the first Black starting quarterback in the American Football League more than 50 years ago, died Monday. He was 76. His daughter, Angela Marriott, told The Associated Press that Briscoe died of pneumonia at a hospital in Norwalk, California. He had been...

Luxottica eyewear empire founder Leonardo Del Vecchio dies

Jun. 27, 2022 13:24 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Leonardo Del Vecchio, who founded eyewear empire Luxottica in a trailer and turned an everyday object into a global fashion item, becoming one of Italy's richest men in the process, died on Monday, the eyeglass company said. He was 87. “EssilorLuxottica announces with...

Grammy Award-winning songwriter Ken Williams dies at 83

Jun. 27, 2022 12:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Songwriter Kenneth “Ken” Williams, who wrote or co-wrote hundred of tunes for a vast array of performers, including Donny Hathaway, The Four Tops and Peaches & Herb, including The Main Ingredient's hit “Everybody Plays the Fool,” has died. He was 83. ...

Speedway Motorsports founder remembered at NASCAR race

Jun. 26, 2022 23:23 PM EDT

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — The man who founded Speedway Motorsports had a presence Sunday during NASCAR's Ally 400 race at the track his company bought last November. Bruton Smith died Wednesday at the age of 95. The Hall of Famer who was one of the biggest track owners and most...