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South African jazz musician Hugh Masekela dies at 78


JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Legendary South African jazz musician Hugh Masekela has died at the age of 78 after a decade-long fight with cancer, according to a statement from his family on Tuesday....

TV meteorologist who helped launch the Weather Channel dies


LAS VEGAS (AP) -- John Coleman, who co-founded the Weather Channel and was the original meteorologist on ABC's "Good Morning America" during a six-decade broadcasting career, has died, his wife said Sunday. He was 83....

Jim Rodford, ex-bassist of The Kinks and The Zombies, dies


LONDON (AP) -- Former Kinks bassist Jim Rodford has died after a fall. He was 76....

Oscar winner Dorothy Malone, mom on 'Peyton Place,' has died


DALLAS (AP) -- Actress Dorothy Malone, who won hearts of 1960s television viewers as the long-suffering mother in the nighttime soap "Peyton Place," died Friday in her hometown of Dallas at age 93....

Last surviving medalist from 1928 Olympics dies


ROME (AP) -- Carla Marangoni, the last surviving medalist from the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics, has died. She was 102....

Royal Shakespeare Company co-founder John Barton dies at 89


LONDON (AP) -- John Barton, co-founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company, has died. He was 89....

Prolific artist Ed Moses of LA's 'Cool School' dies at 91


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The prolific abstract expressionist Ed Moses, who was one of the founding members of a collective known as the "Cool School" and helped transform Los Angeles from a cultural backwater to a major force in the world of modern art, has died. He was 91....

Stansfield Turner, who led major CIA reforms, dies


SEATTLE (AP) -- Stansfield A. Turner, who as CIA director under President Jimmy Carter oversaw reforms at the agency in the wake of the scandal uncovered by the Church Committee, has died. He was 94....

Peter Mayle, author of 'A Year in Provence,' is dead at 78


NEW YORK (AP) -- Peter Mayle, the British author whose midlife relocation to France inspired his best-selling "A Year in Provence" and other works set in his adopted country, died Thursday at age 78....

British actor Peter Wyngarde dies in London hospital aged 90


LONDON (AP) -- Longtime British television and stage star Peter Wyngarde, best known for his role as the detective Jason King in the 1970s, has died. He was 90....