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Former Spartan, NFL receiver Charles Rogers dies at age 38

Nov. 11, 2019 4:38 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Former Michigan State star and Detroit Lions receiver Charles Rogers has died at the age of 38. A woman who identified herself as Cathy Rogers, his mother, confirmed the death Monday in a phone call from The Associated Press. Other details were not immediately known. Marshall Thomas, Rogers'...

Brother of Michigan State star dies after being hit by train

Nov. 10, 2019 7:11 PM EST

ALBION, Mich. (AP) — The brother of Michigan State basketball star Cassius Winston has died after being struck by an Amtrak train Saturday night. Scott Kipp, Albion's Chief of Public Safety, confirmed Sunday that Zachary Winston died after being hit by a westbound train in Albion. Zachary Winston, of...

Tribute to late singer David Cassidy planned in Florida

Nov. 6, 2019 11:34 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Two years after the death of former teen idol David Cassidy, the new owners of his Fort Lauderdale home plan to post a plaque honoring him. Thomas L. White, who co-own the home known as Casa de Mayan, says the tribute is meant to recognize Cassidy's achievements as a singer,...

Legendary Puerto Rican astrologer Walter Mercado dies at 88

Nov. 3, 2019 5:02 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Television astrologer Walter Mercado, whose glamorous persona made him a star in Latin media and a cherished icon for gay people in most of the Spanish-speaking world, has died. He was 88. Mercado was known throughout Latin American for the melodrama of his daily horoscopes,...

Spokeswoman: Flamboyant Puerto Rican astrologer, TV personality Walter Mercado dies at 88 from kidney failure

Nov. 3, 2019 12:00 PM EST
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Spokeswoman: Flamboyant Puerto Rican astrologer, TV personality Walter Mercado dies at 88 from kidney failure.

Tony-nominated actress Ann Crumb dies from cancer at 69

Nov. 1, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ann Crumb, a Tony Award-nominated actress who originated the role of Rose Vibert in Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Aspects of Love," has died. She was 69. Crumb died Thursday from ovarian cancer at her parents' home in Media, Pennsylvania, according to her vocal coach, Bill Schuman. Crumb was the...

Barry Frank, sports TV, marketing pioneer, dies at 87

Oct. 30, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

Barry Frank, the pioneer sports programmer who negotiated Olympic TV deals and represented broadcasting stars John Madden, Bob Costas and Jim Nantz, has died. He was 87. Endeavor, the parent company of the International Management Group, confirmed Wednesday that Frank died Tuesday. "Barry was a visionary with...

'Friday' actor-comedian John Witherspoon dies at 77

Oct. 30, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor-comedian John Witherspoon, who memorably played Ice Cube's father in the "Friday" films, has died. He was 77. Witherspoon's family issued a statement to the website Deadline saying that Witherspoon died Tuesday in Los Angeles. No cause of death was released. The actor had a...

Los Angeles prosecutors reject Kevin Spacey sex battery case

Oct. 29, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles prosecutors have rejected a sexual battery case against Kevin Spacey because the accuser has died. The Los Angeles County District Attorney's office announced the decision Tuesday. The case stemmed from a masseur's allegations that Spacey inappropriately touched him during a...

Prince's posthumous book released as fans continue to mourn

Oct. 29, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Panic, joy, shock: Dan Piepenbring felt them all when Prince plucked him to collaborate on his first memoir, followed by more shock and profound sadness at news of the superstar's death while the book was in its early stages. Though the project was thrown into chaos when Prince died on...