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  • Frank Pooler dies at 86; choral director mentored the Carpenters

    Frank Pooler dies at 86; choral director mentored the Carpenters
    Frank Pooler, a longtime choral director at Cal State Long Beach who is credited with helping the 1970s pop group the Carpenters develop their signature sound, has died. He was 86. Pooler died Jan. 19 in his Los Alamitos home after a short battle with...
  • Linda Pugach dies at 75; disfigured by lye, she married attacker

    "It's me and Burt against the world." -- Linda Pugach, 2007 With those words, Linda Pugach explained, perhaps as well as anyone could, an unfathomable chain of events. PHOTOS: Linda Pugach | 1937 - 2013 In 1959, she was Linda Riss, a 22-year-old dark-...
  • PASSINGS: Martin Richards, Bryce Bayer

    Martin Richards Stage producer and philanthropist Martin Richards, 80, a prominent stage producer who won an Oscar for producing the 2002 film "Chicago" decades after bringing it to Broadway, died Monday after a battle with cancer, said his publicist,...
  • PASSINGS: Robert C. Richardson, Richard Briers, Shadow Morton, Bill Eadington

    Robert C. Richardson Won Nobel Prize for physics in 1996 Robert C. Richardson, 75, a Cornell University professor who shared a Nobel Prize for a key discovery in experimental physics, died Tuesday in Ithaca, N.Y., from complications of a heart attack,...
  • Wallace L.W. Sargent dies at 77; Caltech astrophysicist

    Wallace L.W. Sargent, a Caltech astrophysicist known for his observations of black holes, quasars and other celestial objects at the farthest reaches of the universe, died Oct. 29 at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center in Los Angeles, according...
  • Mark Saylor dies at 58; former Times editor oversaw Pulitzer-winning series

    Mark Saylor dies at 58; former Times editor oversaw Pulitzer-winning series
    Mark Saylor, a former Los Angeles Times editor who oversaw a Pulitzer Prize-winning series of articles on corruption in the entertainment industry, died Friday of cancer at his Pasadena home, his wife said. He was 58. Saylor, who was also a nationally...
  • PASSINGS: Ronald Dworkin, Alan Sharp

    Ronald Dworkin Constitutional law expert and liberal scholar Ronald Dworkin, 81, an American philosopher, constitutional law expert and liberal scholar who argued that the law should be founded on moral integrity, died Thursday of leukemia in London,...
  • PASSINGS: Michael Parrish, Bobby Sharp

    Michael Parrish Former editor of the Los Angeles Times magazine Michael Parrish, 67, who oversaw the reinvention of the Sunday magazine in the Los Angeles Times in the mid-1980s, died Friday of liver failure while under hospice care in the Los Angeles...
  • Joe South dies at 72; singer-songwriter did 'Games People Play'

    Joe South dies at 72; singer-songwriter did 'Games People Play'
    Joe South, a versatile singer-songwriter who penned "Games People Play," "Down in the Boondocks" and other pop-rock hits in the 1960s and '70s, has died. He was 72. South died Wednesday at his home in Buford, Ga., northeast of Atlanta, said Butch Lowery,...
  • PASSINGS: Big Jim Sullivan

    Big Jim Sullivan, 71, an acclaimed session guitarist who played on dozens of rock 'n' roll and pop hits in the 1960s and '70s, died Tuesday at his home in West Sussex, England, said his wife, Norma. He suffered from heart disease and diabetes. Sullivan...
  • PASSINGS: Swami Swahananda

    Swami Swahananda, 91, the longtime spiritual leader of the Vedanta Society of Southern California who had previously headed the Hindu religious organization's branch in Berkeley, died Friday at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center after a stroke,...