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Former Boxing World Champion 'Raging Bull,' Jake LaMotta Dies At 95

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:49:00 -0400

Former boxing world champion Jake LaMotta has died at 95. His colorful life was the subject of a book and an Academy Award winning movie, Raging Bull.

Jake LaMotta, Boxer Of 'Raging Bull' Fame, Dies At 95

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:34:04 -0400

LaMotta, the middleweight champion whose story inspired Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro, was famous for his fury both in and out of the ring. Later in life, he became a stand-up comedian.

'She Was Everything': Jacque Ooko, NPR's Nairobi Bureau Assistant, Dies

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 09:01:00 -0400

The experienced journalist, whose patience and gentleness made people feel at ease, had been NPR's fixer here since 2014. She loved politics and Kenya, and never gave up hope in her country's future.

Harry Dean Stanton, A Supporting Actor Who Became A Star, Dies At 91

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 19:18:59 -0400

Stanton's weather-beaten face was a fixture on TV and in movies for more than a half-century. He became a cult hero in Repo Man and Paris, Texas — and he had a pretty good singing voice, too.

After Public Battle With Cervical Cancer, Nashville Singer Jessi Zazu Dies At 28

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 16:35:00 -0400

Nashville-based singer Jessi Zazu has died at the age of 28. She had been publically battling cervical cancer caused by the HPV. Zazu was a member of the band, Those Darlins.

Actor Frank Vincent, Who Portrayed Mobsters In 'Goodfellas' And 'The Sopranos,' Dies

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 16:35:00 -0400

Actor Frank Vincent, who was best known for his portrayal of mobsters in Martin Scorsese's, Goodfellas and the HBO series, The Sopranos, has died.

Drummer Grant Hart, Co-Founder Of Punk Band Hüsker Dü, Dies At 56

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 16:35:00 -0400

Drummer Grant Hart co-founded one of the most influential punk bands of all time: Hüsker Dü. Hart played drums and wrote many of the trio's songs. He died of complications from liver cancer and hepatitis C Thursday night at the age of 56.

Frank Vincent, Actor Who Portrayed Dapper Mobsters, Dies

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 08:16:00 -0400

With his strong chin, manicured hair and steely glare, Vincent could bring an air of menace to almost any atmosphere.

Jessi Zazu, Singer For Those Darlins, Has Died At 28

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:13:00 -0400

A forceful voice in the Nashville rock scene, Zazu made her battle against cervical cancer public last December.

Edith Windsor, LGBTQ Advocate Who Fought The Defense Of Marriage Act, Dies At 88

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 18:02:11 -0400

Windsor challenged the law barring federal benefits for same-sex marriages — and she won. In the process, the octogenarian dynamo became an icon of the LGBTQ rights movement.

Edith Windsor, Gay Rights Activist And Plaintiff In Landmark Supreme Court Case, Dies

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:31:00 -0400

Edith Windsor, the plaintiff in the landmark Supreme Court case that required the federal government to recognize same-sex marriages, has died at 88.

Director Peter Hall, A Champion Of British Theater, Dies At 86

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 07:59:00 -0400

Hall ran two of the most important theater companies in England — the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. He directed Waiting for Godot and Amadeus, among dozens of plays, old and new.

Comic Book Legend Len Wein Dies At 69

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 05:04:00 -0400

Len Wein created Wolverine, the Marvel superhero, as well as Swamp Thing. He and artist Dave Cockrum revamped the X-Men, expanding the roster with new recruits like Colossus, Nightcrawler and Storm.

Len Wein, Co-Creator Of Wolverine And Storm Comics, Dies At 69

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 16:33:00 -0400

Len Wein, co-creator of iconic comic book characters such as Wolverine and Storm, has died. He was 69 years old.

Don Williams, Laid-Back Country Legend, Is Dead At 78

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 17:30:00 -0400

The country legend behind "I Believe In You" and , whose career spanned five decades, died at home in Alabama after a short illness.