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He Called Himself 'One Lucky Bastard': Sir Roger Moore Dies At 89

Tue, 23 May 2017 09:36:00 -0400

British actor Sir Roger Moore began his career as a model and small-time MGM studio player but was best known for stepping into the role of James Bond in the 1970s and 1980s.



Dina Merrill, Actress, Heiress And Philanthropist, Dies At 93

Tue, 23 May 2017 04:09:00 -0400

Merrill, the daughter of Wall Street broker E.F. Hutton and cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post, went on to become a leading lady in movies. She died Monday at her home in East Hampton, N.Y.



Eddie N. Williams, Leader Of Washington's First Black Think Tank, Dies at 84

Sat, 20 May 2017 18:33:28 -0400

Eddie N. Williams, who spent three decades running the first black think tank in Washington, has died at the age of 84.



It Began At The Ditto Tavern: Chris Cornell's Life As Grunge's True Seattle Son

Thu, 18 May 2017 17:18:00 -0400

Years before grunge made Seattle's music scene famous, it was clear that Chris Cornell was going to be a star. Through his career he remained linked to his town and the tragedies that shaped him.



Roger Ailes, Founder Of 'Fox News,' Dies At 77

Thu, 18 May 2017 16:48:00 -0400

Roger Ailes, the founding visionary of Fox News who propelled it to great profits and ratings but resigned in disgrace last summer, has died at 77.



Death Of Chris Cornell, Front Man Of Soundgarden, Ruled A Suicide

Thu, 18 May 2017 16:48:00 -0400

Chris Cornell, one of the pioneers of grunge rock, has died at age 52. Cornell was known as a member of the bands Soundgarden and Audioslave.



Roger Ailes, Former Fox News CEO, Dies At 77

Thu, 18 May 2017 08:50:00 -0400

Former Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes has died, the network says, citing a statement from the late executive's family. Ailes resigned from his post leading Fox News last July.



Death Of Chris Cornell, Powerhouse Voice Of Soundgarden, Ruled A Suicide

Thu, 18 May 2017 05:34:00 -0400

A medical examiner has determined the cause of Cornell's death Wednesday night to be suicide by hanging. The powerhouse frontman helped forge not just a distinctive sound, but an entire genre.



Chris Cornell Of Soundgarden Dies At 52

Thu, 18 May 2017 04:56:00 -0400

Musician Chris Cornell has died at the age of 52, according to his representative. He was the singer for the bands Soundgarden and Audioslave and helped popularize grunge rock.



Powers Boothe, Who Appeared In 'Deadwood' And 'Sin City,' Dies At 68

Mon, 15 May 2017 03:46:00 -0400

The character actor was known for his roles as a villain in TV's Deadwood and in the movies Tombstone, Sin City and The Avengers. Boothe died of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles on Sunday.



Actor Curt Lowens, A Holocaust Survivor Known For Nazi Roles, Dies At 91

Fri, 12 May 2017 15:43:00 -0400

As a young man, Lowens survived Kristallnacht and joined the Dutch resistance. After the war, he played German officers on TV, on the Broadway stage and in films.



Michael Parks, TV And Movie Character Actor, Dies At 77

Thu, 11 May 2017 05:00:00 -0400

Parks had more than a hundred film and TV credits as villains and antiheroes in a career lasting more than 50 years. He was a favorite of directors Quentin Tarantino, Kevin Smith and David Lynch.



Anne Morrissy Merick, Who Fought For Women In Journalism During Vietnam, Dies

Wed, 10 May 2017 16:35:00 -0400

Merick was a pioneer in the world of journalism. She fought for women's rights in her field, persuading the Pentagon to overturn a rule preventing women from covering combat during the Vietnam War.



Champion Bobsledder Steven Holcomb 'Found Dead In His Room'

Sun, 07 May 2017 12:34:00 -0400

Steven Holcomb, 37, was discovered at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, New York, Saturday morning.



Oldest U.S. Olympic Champion, Adolph Kiefer, Dies

Sun, 07 May 2017 08:16:14 -0400

Adolph Kiefer, who won a gold medal for the U.S. at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, died this week. He was 98.