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  • Elizabeth 'B.J.' Huizenga Buntrock, philanthropist, dies at 80

    Elizabeth 'B.J.' Huizenga Buntrock, philanthropist, dies at 80
    She was a Fort Lauderdale socialite, philanthropist, activist and Huizenga family member who left her mark on Broward County. Elizabeth Betty Joanne Huizenga Buntrock, more simply known as "B.J.," founded Flowers and Found Objects on Las Olas...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Frank Cashen, who built Mets into World Series champs, dies at 88

    Frank Cashen, 88, the general manager who wore a signature bow tie and fashioned a New York Mets team that rollicked its way to the 1986 World Series championship, died Monday at a hospital in Easton, Md., the Mets said. Cashen was a longtime...
  • 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...
  • Louis Zamperini, war hero chosen to lead 2015 Rose Parade, dies at 97

    Louis Zamperini -- the Olympic athlete turned World War II hero who was named grand marshal for the 2015 Rose Parade -- has died. He was 97. Zamperini, whose harrowing life story inspired the bestselling novelĀ "Unbroken: A World War II Story of...
  • Frank Cashen, who helped build Orioles' dynasty, dies Monday at age 88

    Frank Cashen, who helped build Orioles' dynasty, dies Monday at age 88
    Frank Cashen, the Orioles executive who oversaw the team's halcyon years — when it traded for Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, hired Earl Weaver as manager and won two world championships — died Monday at 88. A Baltimore native, Cashen died...