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Correction: US-Obit-Ocasek story

Sep. 16, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Sept. 16 about the death of Cars frontman Ric Ocasek, The Associated Press reported erroneously the number of studio albums the band released. They put out seven, not six. A corrected version of the story is below: Rocker Ric Ocasek, frontman of The Cars, dead at 75 Ric Ocasek,...

Ocasek's wife says he died while recuperating from surgery

Sep. 16, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City medical examiner says Ric Ocasek , the 75-year-old frontman for The Cars, died of heart disease, worsened by emphysema. Ocasek's wife, model and actress Paulina Porizkova, posted a statement on Instagram , saying he was "recuperating very well after surgery" and that their...

New York police say Ric Ocasek, frontman for The Cars, found dead in Manhattan apartment.

Sep. 15, 2019 9:19 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — New York police say Ric Ocasek, frontman for The Cars, found dead in Manhattan apartment.

Larry Garron, member of original Patriots, dies at 82

Sep. 14, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Larry Garron, a star running back for the original Patriots, has died at 82. The team announced his death Saturday but did not give details. Garron played from 1960 to 1968 for the Boston Patriots, whose name changed to the New England Patriots in 1971. He holds the record for the...

Study shows hockey great Stan Mikita suffered from CTE

Sep. 13, 2019 11:21 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A posthumous study of Stan Mikita's brain shows the hockey Hall of Famer suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy at the time of his death a year ago. Dr. Ann McKee, the director of the BU CTE Center, announced the findings during the Concussion Legacy Foundation's Chicago Honors...

Eddie Money, 'Two Tickets to Paradise' singer, dies at 70

Sep. 13, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

Eddie Money, who left behind a career as a New York police officer to become one of the top-selling rock stars of the 1970s and '80s, with hits like "Two Tickets to Paradise" and "Take Me Home Tonight," has died. He was 70. Publicist Cindy Ronzoni provided a statement from the family and said Money died Friday...

Family says Eddie Money, 'Two Tickets to Paradise' singer, dies at 70

Sep. 13, 2019 10:57 AM EDT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Family says Eddie Money, 'Two Tickets to Paradise' singer, dies at 70 .

New Orleans man guilty in death of celebrity's brothers

Sep. 12, 2019 8:40 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans man has been convicted in the double-murder of a reality television star's two brothers. New Orleans District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's office says jurors deliberated about two hours Thursday before finding 34-year-old Antoine Edwards guilty on two counts of second-degree...

Underground singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston dead at 58

Sep. 11, 2019 8:51 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Daniel Johnston, a quirky folk singer-songwriter and visual artist whose offbeat career and struggles with mental illness brought him a cult following and inspired a documentary film, has died at age 58. According to a statement issued by his family, Johnston died of natural causes Wednesday...

Former Raiders, Gators linebacker Neiron Ball dies at age 27

Sep. 10, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

Former Oakland Raiders linebacker Neiron Ball, who played college football at Florida after recovering from brain surgery, has died at age 27. Ball's sister, Natalie Ball Myricks, released a statement announcing her brother's passing early Tuesday. Ball's agency, the Sports & Entertainment Group in...