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  • Brandon Stoddard dies at 77; ABC exec behind 'Roots,' 'Thorn Birds'

    Brandon Stoddard dies at 77; ABC exec behind 'Roots,' 'Thorn Birds'
    Brandon Stoddard, the longtime ABC executive who played a key role in the 1970s classic "Roots" and other pioneering miniseries, has died. He was 77. Stoddard, who died Monday at his home in Bel-Air, had bladder cancer, said his wife, Mary Anne Dolan....
  • John P. Sweeney, Chicago developer, dies

     John P. Sweeney, Chicago developer, dies
    John P. Sweeney was a Chicago developer, philanthropist and community leader who as head of JPS Interests was principal or managing partner in the development of more than 5 million square feet of office, commercial and industrial projects. Some of...
  • Joe Cocker, rock and blues star, dies at 70

    Joe Cocker, a musician best known for hits such as "With a Little Help From My Friends," "Have a Little Faith," and "You Are So Beautiful," has died. Cocker died at his home in Colorado on Monday after a battle with lung cancer, his agent's office and a...
  • Billie Whitelaw dies at 82; veteran British actress collaborated with Samuel Beckett

    Billie Whitelaw dies at 82; veteran British actress collaborated with Samuel Beckett
    British actress Billie Whitelaw, who collaborated closely with Irish playwright Samuel Beckett and appeared on stage and screen for decades, died Sunday in a London nursing home. She was 82. Whitelaw's death was confirmed by Charlotte Schram, general...
  • Joe Cocker, raspy-voiced British singer, dies at 70

    Joe Cocker, whose distinctive raspy voice and soulful musical renditions made him a favorite of his peers with hits like Beatles' cover "With a Little Help from My Friends" and "You Are So Beautiful," died on Monday. He was 70. The British rock singer,...
  • Former Chicago Alderman Bernie Stone dead at 87

    Former Chicago Alderman Bernie Stone dead at 87
    During nearly four decades representing the Far North Side 50th Ward, Bernard Stone was known for memorably outspoken performances at City Council meetings, for his part in the tumult of Council Wars and for building a steel barrier along Howard Street...
  • Emmy-Winning Director Joseph Sargent Dies at 89

    Joseph Sargent, director of "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three" and winner of four Emmys and four DGA Awards, died Monday at his home in Malibu of complications from heart disease. He was 89. Sargent worked until he was 84. His credits included...
  • Bruce E. Garner, Aberdeen city councilman, dies at 67

    Aberdeen City Councilman Bruce E. Garner, a Harford County businessman who fought for a county hotel tax and negotiated amendments to a controversial Ripken Stadium deal, died unexpectedly Saturday morning, according to his wife. He was 67. Garner, a...
  • 'The Omen,' The Krays' actress Billie Whitelaw dies at 82

    'The Omen,' The Krays' actress Billie Whitelaw dies at 82
    British actress Billie Whitelaw has died at the age of 82, the BBC reported Monday. She was best known for her role as Mrs Baylock, the guardian of the demonic Damien in "The Omen." Whitelaw appeared in more than 50 films, including crime drama "The...
  • Ruth B. Thompson, federal worker, dies at 103

    Ruth B. Thompson, federal worker, dies at 103
    Ruth B. Thompson, a retired Veterans Administration personnel executive and World War II veteran, died Tuesday at her daughter's home in Chapel Hill, N.C., in her sleep of undetermined causes. She was 103. The daughter of George Curtis Baird, an...
  • 'The Omen,' 'The Krays' Actress Billie Whitelaw Dies at 82

    LONDON -- British actress Billie Whitelaw died Sunday in a nursing home in London at the age of 82, the BBC reported Monday. She was best known for her role as Mrs. Baylock, the guardian of the demonic Damien in "The Omen." Whitelaw appeared in more than...