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  • Jim Brosnan dies at 84; relief pitcher wrote inside look at baseball

    The relief pitcher known to his teammates as "The Professor" listened to Bartok, read Dostoevsky, sipped martinis and hauled a portable typewriter from stadium to stadium. Over nine seasons in the majors, Jim Brosnan was a curveball artist who also...
  • Michael Henry Wilson dies at 67; documentarian filmed Scorsese, Mandela

    Michael Henry Wilson dies at 67; documentarian filmed Scorsese, Mandela
    Documentary filmmaker and film historian Michael Henry Wilson, whose films and books focused on directors such as Martin Scorsese and Clint Eastwood, died June 26 at home in Westlake Village. He was 67. The cause was lung cancer, said his wife, Carole...
  • Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, Padres' wizard with a bat, dies at 54

    Tony Gwynn, appreciated throughout baseball for his wizardry with a bat and beloved in San Diego for his loyalty to his adopted city, died Monday. He was 54. Gwynn died in a Poway hospital after a four-year battle with cancer, the National Baseball Hall...
  • Casey Kasem dies at 82; radio personality hosted Top 40 countdown show

    Casey Kasem dies at 82; radio personality hosted Top 40 countdown show
    For decades, he was among the nation's best-known — and ubiquitous — radio personalities, hosting the weekend Top 40 programs that carried him "from coast to coast" and into the homes of millions of listeners eager to find out which pop song...
  • Former Haitian President Leslie Manigat dead at 83

    MIAMI Former Haitian President Leslie Manigat, who took power in a controversial military-organized 1988 presidential election only to be ousted 41/2 months later, would regularly ask visitors to his modest Port-au-Prince home, "Do Haitians really want...
  • Former Sen. Alan Dixon dead at 86. 'He took really great care of people'

    Former Sen. Alan Dixon dead at 86. 'He took really great care of people'
    During much his two terms as a U.S. senator, in the 1980s and early 1990s, Alan Dixon was the locally minded counterpart to then-Sen. Paul Simon, always angling for the best deals for Illinois. He was known as “Al the Pal” for his...
  • Stephen Gaskin dies at 79; founder of The Farm commune

    When Stephen Gaskin took a good, hard look in the early 1970s at the San Francisco he loved, he knew he couldn't stay. "It was going decadent," he said years later. "We started seeing guys in long dark overcoats and brimmed hats who were heroin people....
  • Walter Dean Myers dies at 76; his books focused on young blacks

    Like many of the protagonists in his dozens of young adult books, Walter Dean Myers was once a troubled, sensitive and intelligent young man living an aimless life. A writer's heart beat in his chest, the passion for words there even as he stumbled...
  • Kenneth K. Hamsher 1922-2014

    A former mayor and longtime funeral home owner in Fox Lake, Kenneth K. Hamsher for many years operated an ambulance service that provided emergency care in the village and surrounding communities before the Fox Lake Rescue Squad was formed. Mr. Hamsher...
  • Paul Horn dies at 84; Grammy winner was a pioneer of New Age music

    Paul Horn dies at 84; Grammy winner was a pioneer of New Age music
    Paul Horn, a Grammy-winning alto saxophonist and flutist whose career reached from mainstream contemporary jazz to pioneering efforts in music that came to be known as New Age, has died. He was 84. Horn died June 29 at his home in Vancouver, Canada,...
  • Ken Roberts dies at 73; promoter transformed KROQ-FM into a powerhouse

    Ken Roberts dies at 73; promoter transformed KROQ-FM into a powerhouse
    Ken Roberts, a concert promoter who rescued a debt-ridden Pasadena rock music station and oversaw its rebirth as powerhouse KROQ-FM (106.7), which helped acts like Prince and Culture Club gain mainstream attention, died May 22 in New York City. He was 73....