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Former Knicks, NYU player Cal Ramsey dies at 81

Mar. 25, 2019 7:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Cal Ramsey, who starred at NYU in the 1950s and went on to play and broadcast for the New York Knicks, died Monday. He was 81. The Knicks said Ramsey died of cardiac arrest at The Riverside Premier Rehabilitation and Healing Center in Manhattan. After his playing career, Ramsey worked for...

Scott Walker of the Walker Brothers dies at age 76

Mar. 25, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Scott Walker, the influential singer, songwriter and producer whose hits with the Walker Brothers in the 1960s included "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore," has died. He was 76. The record company 4AD announced the death on Monday. The company said he died Friday afternoon in London. A cause...

Larry Cohen, director of cult horror films, dies at 77

Mar. 24, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Larry Cohen, the maverick B-movie director of cult horror films "It's Alive" and "God Told Me To," has died. He was 77. Cohen's friend and spokesman, the actor Shade Rupe, said Cohen passed away Saturday in Los Angeles surrounded by loved ones. Cohen's films were schlocky, low-budget films...

The Latest: Streisand apologizes for Jackson comments

Mar. 23, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Barbra Streisand's comments about the sexual abuse allegations against Michael Jackson (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Barbra Streisand is apologizing outright for her comments about sexual abuse allegations against Michael Jackson. She said in a second statement Saturday that...

Art Mazmanian, star on USC's CWS title team, dies at 91

Mar. 22, 2019 8:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Art Mazmanian, an All-American second baseman on Southern California's first College World Series championship team in 1948 who later coached future major leaguers, has died. He was 91. The university said he died Friday in San Dimas, a Los Angeles suburb. No cause was given. Mazmanian...

Coroner says 'Young and Restless' star died of heart disease

Mar. 19, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Young and the Restless" star Kristoff St. John died of heart disease, with excessive drinking at the time of his death a contributing factor, according to a coroner's report released Tuesday. Investigators listed "hypertrophic heart disease" as the cause of the 52-year-old's death...

Bernie Torme, guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, dead at 66

Mar. 19, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bernie Torme, a guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, died a day before his 67th birthday, according to his drummer. Drummer Mik Gaffney told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Torme died on Sunday at a London hospital. Gaffney said Torme had pneumonia in both lungs and was on life support for...

MLB's Leroy Stanton, traded with Nolan Ryan, dies in crash

Mar. 18, 2019 8:59 AM EDT

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man killed in a car crash last week has been identified as a former Major League Baseball player who was a member of the Seattle Mariners during its inaugural season. News outlets report Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken says 72-year-old Leroy Stanton was...

Dick Dale, King of Surf Guitar, 'Miserlou' composer, is dead

Mar. 17, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dick Dale, whose pounding, blaringly loud power-chord instrumentals on songs like "Miserlou" and "Let's Go Trippin'" earned him the title King of the Surf Guitar, has died at age 81. His former bassist Sam Bolle says Dick Dale passed away Saturday night. No other details were available....

Dick Dale, King of Surf Guitar, 'Miserlou' composer, is dead

Mar. 17, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dick Dale, whose pounding, blaringly loud power-chord instrumentals on songs like "Miserlou" and "Let's Go Trippin'" earned him the title King of the Surf Guitar, has died at age 83. His former bassist Sam Bolle says Dick Dale passed away Saturday night. No other details were available....