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FILE - Bruce Springsteen performs during the closing ceremonies of the Invictus Games in Toronto on Sept. 30, 2017. Springsteen's latest album,

Remembering his friends, Springsteen pens ‘Letter to You’

Oct. 26, 2020 9:50 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Last year as Bruce Springsteen reflected on the death of his friend and teenage bandmate George Theiss, who died in 2018, he grabbed his guitar and pen and began writing a song about being the sole living member of his first band. He wrote about the New Jersey clubs where the Castiles...

FILE - This Oct. 30, 2005 file photo shows Country singer Jerry Jeff Walker at a campaign fundraiser at Willie Nelson's ranch outside Austin, Texas.  The Texas country singer and songwriter who wrote the pop song “Mr. Bojangles,

Jerry Jeff Walker, Texas singer and songwriter, dies at 78

Oct. 24, 2020 12:13 PM EDT

Jerry Jeff Walker, a Texas country singer and songwriter who wrote the pop song “Mr. Bojangles,” has died at age 78. Walker died Friday of cancer, family spokesman John T. Davis told The Associated Press. “He had battled throat cancer for many years, and some other health issues,”...

A boy stands in front of two paintings of Chadwick Boseman during the opening of an art exhibit honoring the actor in his hometown of Anderson, S.C. on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. Nearly 20 local artists took part in the city sponsored project. (Charles McBryde, Via AP)

Art exhibit in Chadwick Boseman's hometown honors legacy

Oct. 23, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — There’s a hole in Anderson, South Carolina. It opened suddenly in August when Chadwick Boseman, one of the city’s favorite sons and an international star for his role as the Black Panther, died after a quiet battle with cancer at just 43 years old. Two months later,...

FILE - This Nov. 17, 1982 photo shows Minnesota Vikings Matt Blair.  Blair, one of the great linebackers in Minnesota Vikings history and a six-time Pro Bowler who played in two Super Bowls, has died. He was 70 years old.  Blair, who had been suffering from dementia, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020 after an extended period in hospice care, according to the Star Tribune.  (Bruce Bisping/Star Tribune via AP)

Matt Blair, star linebacker for Vikings, dies at 70

Oct. 23, 2020 10:55 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Matt Blair, one of the great linebackers in Minnesota Vikings history and a six-time Pro Bowler who played in two Super Bowls, has died. He was 70 years old. His death was announced by the team. Blair, who had been suffering from dementia, died Thursday after an extended period in...

Former Raiders offensive lineman Mario Henderson dies at 35

Oct. 21, 2020 9:35 PM EDT

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Former Raiders offensive lineman Mario Henderson has died. He was 35. The team announced Henderson’s death Wednesday. There was no cause of death given. “Everyone will miss Mario’s sense of humor and passion for football and life,” the team said in a...

FILE - In this Friday, June 29, 2007, file photo, James Randi is shown in front of a poster at his home in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The Florida-based James Randi Educational Foundation announced its founder died Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, at 92. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

James Randi, dazzling magician and skeptic, dies at 92

Oct. 21, 2020 9:27 PM EDT

James Randi, a magician who later challenged spoon benders, mind readers and faith healers with such voracity that he became regarded as the country’s foremost skeptic, has died, his foundation announced. He was 92. The James Randi Educational Foundation confirmed the death, saying simply that its founder...

FILE  - In this Jan. 10, 1966 file photo, members of the band, the Spencer Davis Group, from top left: Muff Winwood, Pete York and Steve Winwood and Spencer Davis, foreground. British guitarist and bandleader Spencer Davis, whose eponymous rock group had 1960s hits including “Gimme Some Lovin’” and “I’m a Man,” has died at the age of 81. Davis’ agent, Bob Birk, said Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 that he died in a hospital while being treated for pneumonia.  (AP Photo, File)

'Gimme Some Lovin' rock star Spencer Davis dead at 81

Oct. 20, 2020 2:16 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Spencer Davis, a British guitarist and bandleader whose eponymous rock group had 1960s hits including “Gimme Some Lovin’” and “I’m a Man,” has died. He was 81. Davis’ agent, Bob Birk, said Tuesday that he died in a hospital while being treated...

Longtime Minnesota sports columnist Sid Hartman dies at 100

Oct. 18, 2020 10:44 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota sports columnist and radio personality Sid Hartman, an old-school home team booster who once ran the NBA’s Minneapolis Lakers and achieved nearly as much celebrity as some of the athletes he covered, died Sunday. He was 100. Hartman, whose first newspaper column was...

FILE  - In this Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008, file photo, former San Diego Chargers defensive end Fred Dean waves to fans after his speech at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, in Canton, Ohio. Dean, the fearsome pass rusher who was a key part of the launch of the San Francisco 49ers' dynasty, has died. He was 68. His death on Wednesday night, Oct. 14, 2020, was confirmed Thursday by the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)

Fred Dean, 68, fearsome pass rusher of 49ers' dynasty, dies

Oct. 15, 2020 2:25 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Fred Dean, the fearsome pass rusher who was a key part of the launch of the San Francisco 49ers' dynasty, has died. He was 68. His death on Wednesday night was confirmed Thursday by the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Dean was hospitalized last week with the coronavirus and...

Kim Massie, St. Louis blues and soul singer, dies

Oct. 14, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Kim Massie, a St. Louis blues and soul singer who opened for stars ranging from Chuck Berry to Nelly, has died. Relatives did not give a cause of death. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that she was believed to have been in her early 60s. Massie was living in Fairview Heights,...