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  • PASSINGS: Lionel Ferbos, Vic Atiyeh, John Fasano

    Lionel Ferbos, 103, a New Orleans trumpeter who was believed to be the oldest working jazz musician, died Saturday at his home in New Orleans, said his granddaughter, Lori Schexnayder. Ferbos performed all over New Orleans and its suburbs for decades,...
  • Charles R. Larson, admiral who twice ran Naval Academy, dies at 77

     Charles R. Larson, admiral who twice ran Naval Academy, dies at 77
    Retired Adm. Charles R. Larson, the onetime commander in chief of military forces in the Pacific who became superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy to restore discipline and morale after his alma mater had been rocked by the largest cheating scandal in...
  • Jon Cavaiani dies at 70; desperate stand in '71 led to Medal of Honor

    Jon Cavaiani dies at 70; desperate stand in '71 led to Medal of Honor
    In the end, it was Jon Cavaiani alone, standing in full view of North Vietnamese attackers, swinging a machine gun indiscriminately as his fellow soldiers ran pell-mell for their lives. It was an act of desperation by the 27-year-old serviceman --...
  • Dr. Paul Fleiss dies at 80; father of 'Hollywood madam' Heidi Fleiss

    Dr. Paul Fleiss dies at 80; father of 'Hollywood madam' Heidi Fleiss
    Pediatrician Paul Fleiss, who pleaded guilty in 1995 to conspiring to hide profits made by his daughter, convicted "Hollywood madam" Heidi Fleiss, died Saturday morning at his home in Los Angeles, said his cousin, Joel Fleiss. Paul Fleiss was 80. The...
  • Louis B. Fleming dies at 85; one of Los Angeles Times' first foreign correspondents

    Louis B. Fleming dies at 85; one of Los Angeles Times' first foreign correspondents
    Louis B. Fleming, who was one of The Times' first foreign correspondents and established bureaus for the newspaper at the United Nations and in Rome, died Sunday at his Pasadena home after a brief illness, said a daughter, Leni Fleming. He was 85. He...
  • Lorin Maazel dies at 84; world-renowned conductor

    Lorin Maazel dies at 84; world-renowned conductor
    The review was glowing. Conductor Lorin Maazel held every player in the Los Angeles Philharmonic in his thrall. He strode onstage at the Hollywood Bowl "with a swing and determined vigor that gave evidence of his firm intention," a Times reviewer wrote....
  • Jess Marlow dies at 84; L.A. news anchor was no-nonsense journalist

    Jess Marlow dies at 84; L.A. news anchor was no-nonsense journalist
    Jess Marlow, a former Los Angeles news anchor whose no-nonsense delivery reflected a passion for facts over fluff, died Sunday in a Denver-area nursing home. He was 84. His death from complications of Alzheimer’s disease was confirmed by his nephew...
  • James Garner dies at 86; TV antihero of 'Maverick,' 'Rockford Files'

    If Sam Spade was a tough guy, Jim Rockford was … well, he could throw a punch, but he didn't like to because it hurt his hand. Rockford's idea of a good time was eating Oreos and fishing with his dad, not spending a lost weekend with some smoky...
  • Theodore 'Dutch' Van Kirk, navigator on Enola Gay, dies at 93

    Theodore "Dutch" Van Kirk, a navigator who on Aug. 6, 1945, guided the Enola Gay over Hiroshima to drop the first nuclear bomb in the history of warfare, died Monday at an assisted living facility in Stone Mountain, Ga. He was 93. The last surviving...
  • Curt Gentry dies at 83; California historian co-wrote 'Helter Skelter'

    Curt Gentry, a California historian who wrote or co-wrote more than a dozen books, including a bestselling biography of J. Edgar Hoover and the true-crime classic "Helter Skelter" about the Manson family murders, written with former prosecutor Vincent...
  • PASSINGS: Dick Wagner, Wilton Schiller

      Dick Wagner Rock guitarist worked with Alice Cooper, others Dick Wagner, 71, a rock 'n' roll guitarist who worked with Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, Kiss and Aerosmith, and also co-wrote songs for Cooper, died of respiratory failure Wednesday at a...