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  • Jim Mutscheller, Colts tight end who made key plays in 1958 championship, dies at 85

    Jim Mutscheller, Colts tight end who made key plays in 1958 championship, dies at 85
    Jim Mutscheller, the rugged tight end who made two big plays in overtime during the Colts’ historic 1958 NFL championship victory, died Friday morning of kidney failure at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Towson. The Lutherville resident was 85. A...
  • Richard Dysart dies at 86; actor best known for 'L.A. Law' role

    Richard Dysart dies at 86; actor best known for 'L.A. Law' role
    Richard Dysart, an actor whose quiet air of authority helped him play presidents, generals, corporate executives and his best-known character, low-key senior partner Leland McKenzie of "L.A. Law", has died. He was 86. Dysart's death Sunday at his...
  • Lauren Hill remembered: 'She taught us that every day is a blessing'

    Lauren Hill remembered: 'She taught us that every day is a blessing'
    Lauren Hill, who inspired the world by living her dream as a college basketball player while battling an inoperable brain tumor, died Friday morning at age 19. Hill was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer a year and a half ago but didn't let that...
  • Former Newsday, LA Times publisher David Laventhol has died

    David Laventhol, an innovative editor and publisher who led Newsday and the Los Angeles Times to expanded, prize-winning coverage, has died at age 81, a longtime associate said Thursday. Howard Schneider, who worked under Laventhol as a reporter and...
  • Gunter Grass dies at 87; Nobel-winning German novelist

    G√ľnter Grass, a Nobel Prize-winning novelist who was an eloquent voice of moral outrage in postwar Germany but who stunned the nation with his 2006 admission that he had been a member of Hitler's Waffen SS, died Monday. He was 87. His death at a...
  • Mary E. Hearn, educator

    Mary E. Hearn, educator
    Mary E. Hearn, a retired Baltimore County public school educator who enjoyed the theater and opera, died Sunday at the University of Maryland Medical Center of complications from a fall. She was 85. The daughter of James Edward McManus, a bookkeeper,...
  • Feinberg neurological surgery chairman Andrew Parsa dies at 48

     Feinberg neurological surgery chairman Andrew Parsa dies at 48
    Dr. Andrew Parsa, chairman of neurological surgery at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, died suddenly Monday morning, according to school officials and the Cook County medical examiner's office. Dr. Parsa, 48, was remembered Monday...
  • Andrew James, medical marijuana CEO who sued the state, dies at 51

     Andrew James, medical marijuana CEO who sued the state, dies at 51
    After working in law and real estate, Andrew James embarked upon a third career path in recent years that offered few of the perks of his previous professions. "I remember Andy and I having dinner with a young couple from Chicago, and hearing how...
  • Larry O'Brien, lawyer known for pro bono work and storytelling, dies at 69

     Larry O'Brien, lawyer known for pro bono work and storytelling, dies at 69
    Longtime Chicago attorney Larry O'Brien was known for spinning a good yarn. "He would tell stories, and you were never certain if they were real or made up — sometimes not until years later," said his daughter, Jillian Dine. "He was a...
  • Eduardo Galeano, Latin American author and U.S. critic, dies at 74

    Eduardo Galeano, a Uruguayan writer and committed socialist whose historical works condemning European and U.S. exploitation of Latin America over five centuries made him a revered figure among leftists, has died. He was 74. Galeano died Monday in...
  • Eduardo Galeano, author and journalist, dies at 74

    Eduardo Galeano, the journalist and author who was born in Uruguay and wrote powerfully about the plight of Latin American peoples, died Monday. The 74-year-old had cancer. Galeano's major works include the 1971 book "The Open Veins of Latin America,"...