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  • 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....
  • PASSINGS: Louis Brown Jr., Barry Moss

    Louis Brown Jr., 90, father of Nicole Brown Simpson, who was slain in 1994, leading to a sensational trial in which her former husband O.J. Simpson was accused, died Thursday at home in Dana Point. Louis Brown had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease...
  • Mary Rodgers dies at 83; composer was part of musical dynasty

    Mary Rodgers, composer of the musical "Once Upon a Mattress" that helped make Carol Burnett a star and author of the "Freaky Friday" story, has died. She was 83. Rodgers died Thursday at her home in New York after a long illness, her son Alec Guettel...
  • Louis Zamperini dies at 97; Olympic track star and WWII hero

    Louis Zamperini dies at 97; Olympic track star and WWII hero
    The government announcement of Louis Zamperini's death in World War II made headlines. Zamperini was the "Torrance Tornado," the tough kid turned track star who set a national high school record for running the mile. In 1936, he was known as "The Zamp,"...
  • Milli Dyer, 'backbone' of North Lauderdale, dies at 83

    Milli Dyer, 'backbone' of North Lauderdale, dies at 83
    Carmela "Milli" Romano Dyer, a city clerk for nearly 38 years, died Monday at Northwest Medical Center in Margate, weeks after her 83rd birthday. City officials had named Northwest 59th Court "Milli Dyer Terrace." And Fire Station No. 34 on Bailey Road...
  • Kenny Kingston dies at 87; claimed to be 'psychic to the stars'

     Kenny Kingston dies at 87; claimed to be 'psychic to the stars'
    Kenny Kingston, the self-described "psychic to the stars" who claimed numerous celebrity clients — and said that he could communicate with dead ones — died Monday at home in Studio City. He was 87. The cause was cardiovascular disease,...
  • Bob Hastings dies at 89; 'McHale's Navy' actor

    Bob Hastings, a radio actor who found his footing in television, notably for portraying "yes man" Lt. Elroy Carpenter on the popular 1960s sitcom "McHale's Navy," died Monday of prostate cancer at his Burbank home, his family said. He was 89. Hastings...
  • Jerilyn Logemann 1942-2014

    Jerilyn Logemann 1942-2014
    Jerilyn "Jeri" Logemann, a professor in Northwestern University's Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders who also taught in NU's Feinberg School of Medicine, was recognized internationally for her work on swallowing disorders known as...
  • Walter Dean Myers, celebrated young adult author, dies at 76

    Walter Dean Myers, a celebrated author known for writing books about young African Americans, such as "Monster," "Fallen Angels" and "Hoops," has died. He was 76. "Walter's many award-winning books do not shy away from the sometimes gritty truth of...
  • Paul Mazursky dies at 84; director chronicled trends of '60s and '70s

    Paul Mazursky dies at 84; director chronicled trends of '60s and '70s
    Paul Mazursky, the Oscar-nominated writer-director who excelled at mining the urban middle class for laughs as well as tears in such movies as "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice," "Blume in Love," "An Unmarried Woman" and "Down and Out in Beverly Hills," died...