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Rugby star and ALS campaigner Doddie Weir dies at 52

Nov. 26, 2022 16:10 PM EST

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Doddie Weir, a former Scotland rugby player whose diagnosis with Lou Gehrig's disease led to a widely praised campaign for more research into ALS, has died at the age of 52. The Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) announced Weir's death on Saturday. ...

Publicist: Irene Cara, star of the movie 'Fame' and winner of an Oscar for the title song for 'Flashdance,' has died

Nov. 26, 2022 10:47 AM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — Publicist: Irene Cara, star of the movie 'Fame' and winner of an Oscar for the title song for 'Flashdance,' has died.

Cuban singer-songwriter Pablo Milanes dies at 79

Nov. 21, 2022 23:54 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — Pablo Milanes, the Latin Grammy-winning balladeer who helped found Cuba’s “nueva trova” movement and toured the world as a cultural ambassador for Fidel Castro’s revolution, has died in Spain, where he had been under treatment for blood cancer. He was 79. One...

'Power Rangers' star Jason David Frank dies at 49

Nov. 20, 2022 17:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jason David Frank, who played the Green Power Ranger Tommy Oliver on the 1990s children's series “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers," has died. He was 49. Justine Hunt, Frank's manager, said in a statement Sunday that Frank passed away. She did not name the cause of...

Ned Rorem, prize-winning composer and writer, dies at 99

Nov. 18, 2022 13:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Ned Rorem, the prolific Pulitzer- and Grammy-winning musician known for his vast output of compositions and for his barbed and sometimes scandalous prose, died Friday at 99. The news was confirmed by a publicist for his longtime music publisher, Boosey & Hawkes,...

Robert Clary, last of the ‘Hogan’s Heroes’ stars, dies at 96

Nov. 17, 2022 15:38 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robert Clary, a French-born survivor of Nazi concentration camps during World War II who played a feisty prisoner of war in the improbable 1960s sitcom “Hogan’s Heroes,” has died. He was 96. Clary died Wednesday of natural causes at his home in the Los...

John Aniston, star of 'Days of Our Lives,' dead at 89

Nov. 14, 2022 11:32 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — John Aniston, the Emmy-winning star of the daytime soap opera “Days of Our Lives” and father of Jennifer Aniston, has died at age 89. The actor's daughter posted a tribute to him Monday morning on Instagram, announcing that he had died Friday, Veteran's Day....

Fans praise slain rapper Takeoff at Atlanta memorial

Nov. 11, 2022 16:06 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Fans celebrated the musical legacy of slain rapper Takeoff on Friday at a memorial service in Atlanta, near where the artist grew up, that drew Justin Bieber, Drake and other big names in the music industry. Takeoff, part of the Grammy Award-nominated trio Migos with...

Kevin Conroy, a defining voice of Batman, dies at 66

Nov. 11, 2022 15:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Conroy, the prolific voice actor whose gravely delivery on “Batman: The Animated Series" was for many Batman fans the definitive sound of the Caped Crusader, has died at 66. Conroy died Thursday after a battle with cancer, series producer Warner Bros....

Gallagher, watermelon smashing comedian, dies at 76

Nov. 11, 2022 15:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Gallagher, the long-haired, smash-'em-up comedian who left a trail of laughter, anger and shattered watermelons over a decadeslong career, has died at age 76. Craig Marquardo, in a statement identifying himself as Gallagher's “longtime former manager,” said...