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  • 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 novel "Unbroken: A World War II Story of...
  • Jim Tafel, owner of '07 Derby winner Street Sense, 1924-2014

     Jim Tafel, owner of '07 Derby winner Street Sense, 1924-2014
    After retiring as chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Technical Publishing Co. in 1983, Jim Tafel immersed himself in thoroughbred racing, and the horses he owned and bred made sports headlines. Queen Elizabeth II was seated in a...
  • Walter Dean Myers, celebrated young adult author, dies at 76

    Walter Dean Myers, a celebrated author known for writing books about young African Americans, such as "Monster," "Fallen Angels" and "Hoops," has died. He was 76. "Walter's many award-winning books do not shy away from the sometimes gritty truth of...
  • Paul Mazursky dies at 84; director chronicled trends of '60s and '70s

    Paul Mazursky dies at 84; director chronicled trends of '60s and '70s
    Paul Mazursky, the Oscar-nominated writer-director who excelled at mining the urban middle class for laughs as well as tears in such movies as "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice," "Blume in Love," "An Unmarried Woman" and "Down and Out in Beverly Hills," died...
  • Christian Fuehrer dies at 71; rallied East Germans against injustice

    Christian Fuehrer, the Leipzig pastor who rallied East Germans to resist the injustice of the former communist system in a series of peaceful protests before reunification in 1990, has died. He was 71. Fuehrer, who had suffered from a serious lung...
  • Gerald Ratner, 1913-2014

    Gerald Ratner, 1913-2014
    Gerald Ratner practiced law in Chicago for more than 75 years and for many decades represented the billionaire Crown family in business and real estate deals that included the sale of the Empire State Building. A baseball player at the University of...
  • Gerry Conlon, wrongfully convicted in British pub bombing, dead at 60

    Gerry Conlon, whose wrongful conviction for the 1970s bombing of a British pub committed by the Irish Republican Army raised criticism of anti-terrorism laws and inspired an award-winning film, died Saturday at the age of 60, according to the Associated...
  • PASSINGS: Avraham Shalom; Charles Barsotti; Eric Hill

     Avraham Shalom dies at 86; led the Israeli security service Avraham Shalom, 86, a former director of Israel's Shin Bet security service who led the agency through some of its greatest achievements before resigning in disgrace, died Thursday in Tel...
  • Meshach Taylor dies at 67; actor known for 'Designing Women' role

    Actor Meshach Taylor, best known for his role as the ex-con deliveryman Anthony Bouvier in the hit 1980s sitcom "Designing Women," died Saturday at his home in Altadena. He was 67. The cause of his death was colorectal cancer, said his wife, Bianca...
  • Mira Slovak dies at 84; Cold War defector flew to freedom and fame

    Mira Slovak dies at 84; Cold War defector flew to freedom and fame
    When the pilot with the jet-black hair and movie-star smile asked if anyone would care to come up and see the cockpit, he wasn't surprised that a couple of his 25 passengers readily agreed. After all, this was the moment that Mira Slovak and his two co-...
  • Howard H. Baker Jr. dies at 88; respected Washington insider

    Howard H. Baker Jr., the Republican senator from Tennessee who framed the question that cut to the heart of the official inquiry into the Watergate scandal, died Thursday, four days after a stroke. He was 88. His death at his home in Huntsville, Tenn.,...