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Reggie Cobb, former NFL back and Volunteer star, dies at 50

Apr. 20, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Former NFL running back and University of Tennessee star Reggie Cobb has died at 50. His death was announced Saturday by the San Francisco 49ers. He scouted for the team for the last 10 years, as well as for other clubs before them. Details of his death were not disclosed. Cobb...

Funeral held for widow of 50s rocker Frankie Lymon

Apr. 19, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Funeral services have been held for the widow of '50s rock star Frankie Lymon. Family and friends said goodbye Friday to Emira Eagle Lymon Bryant, who died April 13. The Augusta Chronicle reports Bryant was depicted in the 1998 movie "Why Do Fools Fall in Love?" The movie co-starred...

Medical examiner: Clark Gable's grandson died of overdose

Apr. 18, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A medical examiner says the grandson of actor Clark Gable died of an accidental drug overdose. The Dallas County Medical Examiner's office says an autopsy found Clark James Gable III was killed by a combination of the opioids fentanyl and oxycodone, and the sedative alprazolam. It ruled his...

'Mary Tyler Moore Show' actress Georgia Engel dies at 70

Apr. 16, 2019 10:14 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Georgia Engel, who played the charmingly innocent, small-voiced Georgette on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and amassed a string of other TV and stage credits, has died. She was 70. Engel died Friday in Princeton, New Jersey, said her friend and executor, John Quilty. The cause of death was...

The Latest: Reuters: We'll celebrate when reporters are free

Apr. 15, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Pulitzer Prizes (all times local): 7 p.m. Reuters' leaders say they're proud that the news service won Pulitzer Prizes for international reporting and breaking news photography, but they're dismayed that two reporters are in prison for their award-winning work. Thomson...

Aretha Franklin makes history with posthumous Pulitzer win

Apr. 15, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin is still getting R-E-S-P-E-C-T after death: The Queen of Soul received the Pulitzer Prize Special Citation honor Monday, becoming the first individual woman to earn a special citation prize since the honor was first awarded in 1930. The Pulitzer board said the award was...

Swedish actress Bibi Andersson dies at age 83.

Apr. 15, 2019 7:43 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Bibi Andersson, the Swedish actress who starred in classic films by compatriot Ingmar Bergman, including "The Seventh Seal" and "Persona,"has died. She was 83. Andersson died on Sunday, said Martin Frostberg, spokesman for the Swedish Film Institute said. The state-funded...

New 'Star Wars' film promises 'The Rise of Skywalker'

Apr. 12, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

"No one is ever really gone," says the voice of Luke Skywalker in the first teaser trailer for "Star Wars: Episode IX," which audiences finally learned will be called "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" Friday at a fan event in Chicago. The closely guarded film from director J.J. Abrams will put an end to the...

Memorial spotlights the man behind Nipsey Hussle rap persona

Apr. 12, 2019 10:45 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands flocked to remember the life of Nipsey Hussle at a packed memorial service Thursday that provided mourners with a deeper appreciation of Ermias Asghedom, the man behind the up-and-coming hip-hop persona. Some of people who knew Hussle best, from his actress-fiancée Lauren...

Memorial spotlights the man behind Nipsey Hussle rap persona

Apr. 12, 2019 4:16 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands flocked to remember the life of Nipsey Hussle at a packed memorial service Thursday that provided mourners with a deeper appreciation of Ermias Asghedom, the man behind the up-and-coming hip-hop persona. Some of people who knew Hussle best, from his actress-fiancée Lauren...