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Acclaimed Shakespearean actor Antony Sher dies at 72

Dec. 03, 2021 10:31 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Antony Sher, one of the most acclaimed Shakespearean actors of his generation, has died aged 72, the Royal Shakespeare Company said Friday. Sher had been diagnosed with terminal cancer earlier this year. His husband, Royal Shakespeare Company Artistic...

Late state veterinarian led Ohio through wild animal crisis

Dec. 03, 2021 08:57 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In a job where pigs, cattle and sheep dominated, longtime Ohio state veterinarian Tony Forshey was thrust outside even his considerable comfort zone in 2011. Forshey died on Nov. 26, Ohio Agriculture Director Dorothy Pelanda announced Sunday. He was 69. ...

Lamine Diack, ex IAAF chief convicted of corruption, dies

Dec. 03, 2021 06:43 AM EST

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Lamine Diack, the controversial long-time leader of track and field who was convicted of extorting money from athletes and accused of taking bribes in an Olympic hosting vote, has died, his family said Friday. He was 88. Awa Diack, niece of the...

Officials: Manatee stranded on North Carolina beach dies

Dec. 02, 2021 15:27 PM EST

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (AP) — A manatee found stranded on the North Carolina coast on Thursday has died, a wildlife official said. The nearly 10-foot-long female was still alive when it was found by a woman walking the beach around sunrise near Kill Devil Hills. The...

Czech travel writer Miroslav Zikmund dies at 102

Dec. 02, 2021 09:16 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — Miroslav Zikmund, a legendary Czech travel writer, has died. He was 102. The museum in the eastern city of Zlin, where Zikmund had lived, announced his death in a statement, saying he “left for his final journey” on Wednesday. Details were not given....

Daystar CEO Marcus Lamb dies after COVID diagnosis

Dec. 01, 2021 19:32 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Marcus Lamb, CEO and founder of the conservative Christian Daystar Television Network who was outspoken against COVID-19 vaccines, has died at age 64 after contracting the virus. Daystar confirmed his death Tuesday. “It’s with a...

Prosecutor: No charges in goalie Kivlenieks' fireworks death

Dec. 01, 2021 19:12 PM EST

NOVI, Mich. (AP) — No criminal charges will be filed in the fireworks-related death of Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks at a Detroit-area home during a July 4 celebration, the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office said Wednesday. The death has...

Petr Uhl, journalist, communist-era dissident dies at 80

Dec. 01, 2021 15:47 PM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — Petr Uhl, a Czech journalist who was one of the country's leading communist-era dissidents and human rights activists, has died at 80. His wife, former Czech ombudsman Anna Sabatova, told the CTK agency he died Wednesday. Uhl headed the national news...

1983 AL Cy Young Award winner LaMarr Hoyt dies at 66

Dec. 01, 2021 15:29 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — LaMarr Hoyt, who won the 1983 AL Cy Young Award with the Chicago White Sox, has died. He was 66. The White Sox announced his death on Wednesday. The team said he died Monday in his hometown of Columbia, South Carolina, following a lengthy illness. ...

Kentucky author and 'Merry Prankster' Ed McClanahan dies

Dec. 01, 2021 15:19 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Ed McClanahan, a Kentucky author, teacher and friend of counterculture icon Ken Kesey, died Saturday at his home in Lexington, according to his wife. He was 89. McClanahan lived in Lexington with his wife Hilda, who remembered him as a “great...