MIAMI, FL—Bill is no longer a hurricane and forecasters say it's lost the characteristics of a tropical cyclone as it moves away from the Canadian coast in the Atlantic.
The system still has tropical storm strength winds near 70 mph, but is expected to weaken gradually over the next few days.
Hurricane Bill is also expected to produce a large area of storms and gale force winds over the north Atlantic.
Bill never came near U.S. shores, but rough water fueled by the storm is blamed for two deaths.
A large wave fueled by Hurricane Bill swept a group of surf-watchers into the sea at a Maine park Sunday, including a 7-year-old girl who died after the Coast Guard pulled her from the churning waters.
The girl's father and a 12-year-old girl were hospitalized.
The hurricane was also blamed for the death of a 54-year-old swimmer Saturday in Florida.