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  • Frederick W. Schroeter, athlete and salesman

    Frederick W. Schroeter, athlete and salesman
    Frederick W. Schroeter, a retired wholesale liquor salesman and a lifelong baseball fan, died Saturday at his Lutherville home of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 91. The son of Frederick M. Schroeter, a United Railways streetcar conductor,...
  • Maureen DiMarco dies at 66; state Cabinet's first education secretary

    Maureen DiMarco, an outspoken education activist who was appointed California's first Cabinet-level education secretary in 1990 but resigned six years later after policy disputes with Gov. Pete Wilson, died Saturday at her home in Sacramento. She was 66....
  • Billy Milligan dies at 59; first to use multiple personality defense

    Billy Milligan, an Ohio man believed to be the first person to use multiple personality disorder in an insanity defense, has died. He was 59. Milligan had cancer and died Friday at a hospital in Columbus, Ohio, said his sister, Kathy. She refused to...
  • Joe Cocker dies at 70; British blues-rock singer who rocked Woodstock

    Even by the wild and woolly standards of rock music in the late 1960s, there was nothing right about Joe Cocker's career-making performance at the Woodstock summer music festival in upstate New York. He wasn't handsome by any conventional measure, his...
  • 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....
  • Norman Bridwell dies at 86; creator of Clifford the Big Red Dog

    Norman Bridwell dies at 86; creator of Clifford the Big Red Dog
    Norman Bridwell, a soft-spoken illustrator whose impromptu story about a girl and her puppy marked the unlikely birth of the supersized franchise Clifford the Big Red Dog, has died. He was 86. Bridwell, who lived for decades on Martha's Vineyard off...
  • Richard C. Hottelet dies at 97; last of CBS News' 'Murrow Boys'

    Richard C. Hottelet, a former longtime CBS News correspondent who was the last living member of the "Murrow Boys," the elite group of reporters who covered World War II for CBS under the legendary Edward R. Murrow, has died. He was 97. Hottelet died...
  • 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...