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Coroner: Verne Troyer death suicide by alcohol intoxication

Oct. 10, 2018 7:21 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Verne Troyer, best known for his role as Mike Myers' comical sidekick "Mini-Me" in the "Austin Powers" movie franchise, died last April of suicide by alcohol intoxication, the Los Angeles County coroner's office reported Wednesday. Troyer had a potentially fatal level of alcohol in his...

George Taliaferro, 1st black drafted by NFL team, dies at 91

Oct. 9, 2018 4:26 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — George Taliaferro, the star Indiana running back who in 1949 became the first black player drafted in the NFL when George Halas and the Chicago Bears took him in the 13th round, has died. He was 91. The university spoke with Taliaferro's family about his death in Mason, Ohio,...

Former Southern California DB Kevin Ellison dies at 31

Oct. 8, 2018 8:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Southern California defensive back Kevin Ellison, who was a captain for the Trojans before a brief NFL career, has died, He was 31. USC's athletic department confirmed Ellison's death with a Twitter post on Saturday. The Los Angeles Times reported records from the Los Angeles...

Royalty, fans turn out for Caballe's funeral in Barcelona

Oct. 8, 2018 7:54 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Royalty, political leaders and fans attended the funeral in Barcelona on Monday of Spanish opera singer Montserrat Caballe. The 85-year-old Caballe died Saturday at a hospital in the Catalan capital where she had been since September. Spain's Emeritus Queen Sofia attended the...

Scott Wilson, 'In Cold Blood' and 'Walking Dead' actor, dies

Oct. 7, 2018 4:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Scott Wilson, who played the murderer Richard Hickock in 1967's "In Cold Blood" and was a series regular on "The Walking Dead," has died. He was 76. AMC, the show's network, announced Wilson's death Saturday. The network called Wilson's character on "The Walking Dead," veterinarian Hershel...

Zombie movie horrors dim amid warm feelings for cast, crew

Oct. 7, 2018 12:51 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — It was a lovely night for a "Dead" resurrection. Fifty years after George A. Romero's "Night of the Living Dead" made its world premiere at the Fulton Theater on Sixth Street, Downtown, there was an anniversary party. On hand Saturday night at what is now the Byham Theater, there were...

Spanish opera singer Montserrat Caballe dies at 85

Oct. 6, 2018 8:02 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Montserrat Caballe, a Spanish opera singer renowned for her bel canto technique and her interpretations of the roles of Rossini, Bellini and Donizetti, has died. She was 85. Caballe died early Saturday at Hospital San Pau in Barcelona, hospital spokesman Abraham del Moral told The...

The Latest: Queen guitarist calls Caballe 'inspiration'

Oct. 6, 2018 6:29 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the death of opera singer Montserrat Caballe (all times local): 12:25 p.m. The guitarist for rock group Queen has expressed his condolences for the death of Spanish opera singer Montserrat Caballe, saying she was an "inspiration" to group leader Freddie Mercury. Queen...

Spanish opera singer Montserrat Caballe dead at 85

Oct. 6, 2018 3:28 AM EDT
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spanish opera singer Montserrat Caballe dead at 85.

Junior Seau's children settle with NFL over 2012 suicide

Oct. 5, 2018 4:36 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The family of the late NFL star Junior Seau has settled its wrongful death lawsuit against the NFL over the popular San Diego linebacker's 2012 suicide. The confidential settlement comes after the family opted out of the NFL concussion settlement covering more than 20,000 retired...