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  • Samuel Charters dies at 85; influential historian of blues and jazz

    Samuel Charters dies at 85; influential historian of blues and jazz
    Samuel Charters, a vital historian of American blues, folk and jazz who helped introduce a generation of music lovers to Robert Johnson, Blind Willie McTell and other performers, died Wednesday in Stockholm. He was 85. The cause was a bone marrow...
  • Reporter for NYC TV station dies after brain hemorrhage

    A veteran New York television reporter has died after suffering a brain hemorrhage after covering a story. WABC-TV says 49-year-old Lisa Colagrossi was stricken while returning to the station from a fire scene Thursday. Colagrossi was taken to a...
  • Lee Kuan Yew, founder of modern Singapore, dies at 91

    Lee Kuan Yew, the founder of modern Singapore who was both feared for his authoritarian tactics and admired worldwide for turning the city-state into one of the world's richest nations while in power for 31 years, died Monday. He was 91. Lee was admitted...
  • Jack W. Peltason, former president of UC system, dies at 91

    Jack W. Peltason, former president of UC system, dies at 91
    Jack W. Peltason, a constitutional scholar and a former chancellor of UC Irvine who was president of the University of California system for three years in the 1990s, died Saturday, UC Irvine announced. Peltason, 91, had Parkinson’s disease....
  • Highland, Ind., stabbing victim's ex: 'I don't understand'

    Highland, Ind., stabbing victim's ex: 'I don't understand'
    At 7 years old, Adrianna Headley already reaches just over her daddy's elbows. As she continues to grow, height is the least important of Josh Headley's traits that Nicole Kerr hopes their daughter inherits. She hopes more than anything the little...
  • Lee Kuan Yew dies at 91; stern leader built modern Singapore

    Lee Kuan Yew dies at 91; stern leader built modern Singapore
    He banned chewing gum, booted critical publications out of the country, and paid educated women to improve the gene pool by having more babies. But Lee Kuan Yew, while presiding over a government that squelched dissent and characterizing opponents as...
  • Frederick Pipin, steel door exec who raced cars, dies at 77

    Frederick L. Pipin lived fast, whether he was racing cars, racing sailboats or racing a competitor for orders for his steel door business. "Fred was a very focused, intense individual," said Robert Wedgeworth, who met Mr. Pipin in college. "He was...
  • Jerry Warren dies at 84; San Diego journalist and aide to Nixon, Ford

    Jerry Warren dies at 84; San Diego journalist and aide to Nixon, Ford
    Jerry Warren was the top editor of the San Diego Union, and Union-Tribune after a merger, for a combined 20 years. But before that, it was he who faced journalists as the White House's deputy press secretary during the Richard Nixon presidency. Indeed,...
  • Ib Melchior dies at 97; sci-fi filmmaker reset classic tales in space

    Ib Melchior dies at 97; sci-fi filmmaker reset classic tales in space
    Writer and director Ib Melchior, known for his work on 1950s and '60s science fiction films such as "Robinson Crusoe on Mars" and "The Angry Red Planet," died March 14 at his home in West Hollywood. He was 97. Melchior had been in declining health and...
  • Joel Moskowitz dies at 75; his ceramic body armor protected U.S. troops

    Joel Moskowitz dies at 75; his ceramic body armor protected U.S. troops
    Joel Moskowitz, a manufacturer whose lightweight ceramic inserts for body armor protected tens of thousands of U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, has died. He was 75. Moskowitz, who turned a $5,000 nest egg into a company that sold for $860 million in...
  • Andy Fraser dies at 62; bassist for Free co-wrote hit 'All Right Now'

    Andy Fraser dies at 62; bassist for Free co-wrote hit 'All Right Now'
    Andy Fraser, the bassist for British blues-rock band Free who co-wrote its mammoth 1970 anthem "All Right Now," died Monday in Temecula, where he lived. He was 62. The Riverside County coroner's office announced his death on its website, saying the...