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  • Henry Segerstrom, O.C. developer and philanthropist, dies at 91

    Henry Segerstrom, O.C. developer and philanthropist, dies at 91
    Henry T. Segerstrom, the courtly real estate developer and arts philanthropist who was instrumental in transforming Orange County from a provincial bedroom community into a nexus of culture and commerce, has died. He was 91. Segerstrom died Friday at...
  • Harris Wittels dead at 30: 'Parks and Recreation' executive found at L.A. home

    Harris Wittels dead at 30: 'Parks and Recreation' executive found at L.A. home
    Comedian and co-executive producer of NBC's "Parks and Recreation," Harris Wittels, was found dead Thursday at his Los Angeles home, authorities said. He was 30. Wittels' body was discovered by his assistant at 12 p.m. in the 2200 block of North...
  • Robert Thomas Jr., Pearl Harbor survivor and ex-O.C. official, dies at 95

    Robert Thomas Jr., Pearl Harbor survivor and ex-O.C. official, dies at 95
    Robert Thomas Jr., a Pearl Harbor survivor who became Orange County's first chief administrative officer, has died. He was 95. Thomas, a longtime resident of Orange, died of natural causes Feb. 10 at the home of his son, Robert Thomas III, in Gridley, a...
  • Movita Castaneda, actress who married Marlon Brando, dies

    Movita Castaneda, the dark-haired actress who met Marlon Brando on a movie set and later married him and had two of his children, has died. Barbara Sternig, a family friend, says Castaneda died Thursday at a Los Angeles rehabilitation center after...
  • Raul Rodriguez dies at 71; designer of fanciful Rose Parade floats

    Raul Rodriguez dies at 71; designer of fanciful Rose Parade floats
    Designer Raul Rodriguez's towering, wildly fanciful creations were seen by millions of people around the world. But only for a moment as they passed by. Rodriguez was undoubtedly the most famous of Rose Parade float designers, with more than 500...
  • Raul Rodriguez, designer of Rose Parade floats, dies at 71

    Raul Rodriguez, designer of Rose Parade floats, dies at 71
    Raul Rodriguez, an acclaimed float designer who created hundreds of floral confections for the Rose Parade, has died, his family announced. He was 71. Rodriguez died of cardiac arrest at his home in Pasadena on Wednesday afternoon, according to...
  • Sam Andrew, guitar player with Janis Joplin, dies at 73

    Sam Andrew was playing guitar with the San Francisco rock band Big Brother and the Holding Company in 1966 when the group's manager brought an unknown singer to a rehearsal. "She walked in one day and started singing some songs," Andrew said in a 2012...
  • June Fairchild dies at 68; former actress lived on skid row

     June Fairchild dies at 68; former actress lived on skid row
    June Fairchild was a Manhattan Beach prom queen, a go-go dancer, an actress who appeared in more than a dozen films and, for a time, an addict and alcoholic who slept in a cardboard box on skid row in Los Angeles. Fairchild, 68, died Tuesday at a Los...
  • Lorena Rojas dies at 44; Mexican TV and movie actress

    Lorena Rojas dies at 44; Mexican TV and movie actress
    Lorena Rojas, a popular Mexican soap opera and movie actress, died of cancer Monday in Miami. She was 44. Latin World Entertainment talent agency announced her death. She had battled cancer since 2008. The Mexico City-born actress began her career...
  • Chris Agrella, Chicago newspaperman, dead at 93

    Chris Agrella was a longtime reporter and editor for three Chicago newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune, and was best known among his colleagues for his skillful work as a rewrite man, crafting copy phoned in by colleagues out in the field while on...
  • Jerome Kersey dies at 52; former NBA star and onetime Laker

    Jerome Kersey, a versatile small forward who helped the Portland Trail Blazers reach two NBA Finals and won a title with the San Antonio Spurs in 1999, died Wednesday at a hospital in suburban Portland, Ore. He was 52. The Trail Blazers announced the...