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  • Sean 'Stanley' Leary dies at 38; mountain adventurer

    When Sean "Stanley" Leary's friends heard he'd gone missing in Utah's Zion National Park, they drove hundreds of miles to help. Leary was well-known in the tight-knit world of mountain adventurers. At Yosemite National Park, he was an old hand, with...
  • Lorenzo Semple Jr. dies at 91; successful Hollywood screenwriter in 1970s and '80s

    Lorenzo Semple Jr. dies at 91; successful Hollywood screenwriter in 1970s and '80s
    Lorenzo Semple Jr. was one of the hottest screenwriters in Hollywood in the 1970s and '80s, working on star-studded films such as "Papillon," with Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman; "Three Days of the Condor," headlined by Robert Redford; and "Never Say...
  • David Koff dies at 74; filmmaker and activist took on L.A.'s Belmont Learning Complex

    David Koff dies at 74; filmmaker and activist took on L.A.'s Belmont Learning Complex
    David Koff, a filmmaker and union activist whose investigation of a campus construction project profoundly changed the Los Angeles school system, has died. He was 74. He committed suicide March 6 in Hastings, N.Y., his family said. Koff was the...
  • Murray Weidenbaum dies at 87; economic advisor to Reagan

    Murray Weidenbaum taught students at Washington University in St. Louis and presidents in the White House that government should get out of the way and let people and businesses work as hard as they can to achieve as much as they can. He preached...
  • Fred Phelps dies at 84; Westboro Baptist's preacher of hate

    Fred Phelps, a publicity-hungry Kansas pastor who picketed hundreds of military funerals because he believed America was too sympathetic to gays, died early Thursday in Topeka, Kan. He was 84. His daughter, Margie Phelps, confirmed his death to the...
  • GWAR front man Dave Brockie, a.k.a. Oderus Urungus, found dead at 50

    GWAR front man Dave Brockie, a.k.a. Oderus Urungus, found dead at 50
    Dave Brockie, the founder and lead singer of darkly satirical heavy metal band GWAR, was found dead Sunday in his Richmond, Va., home. A police spokeswoman said that foul play is not suspected and that an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause...
  • PASSINGS: Celes King IV, Mitch Leigh

    PASSINGS: Celes King IV, Mitch Leigh
    Celes King IV Community activist and entrepreneur Celes King IV, 70, a South Los Angeles community activist whose father was civil rights advocate Celes King III, died Saturday at a San Diego hospital, a family spokesman said. Adrian Dove,...
  • Ralph Wilson dies at 95; founder of Buffalo Bills

    Ralph Wilson, who founded the Buffalo Bills with a $25,000 investment in 1959 and turned the team into western New York's defining institution, died Tuesday after years of failing health. He was 95. Wilson was surrounded by his family when he died at...
  • Nanda, Yesteryear Bollywood Actress, Dies at 75

    Former Bollywood leading lady Nanda died March 25 in the Mumbai, India, suburb of Andheri. She was 75. The star of such 1960s hits as "Jab jab phool khile," "Gumnaam," "Teen deviyan" and "The Train," was not known to have been ailing. Family members said...
  • Patrice Wymore Flynn dies at 87; actress, widow of Errol Flynn

    Patrice Wymore Flynn, a film and television actress who appeared opposite Frank Sinatra in the original "Ocean's Eleven" but earned wider notice for her real-life role as the last wife of matinee idol Errol Flynn died Saturday at her home in Portland,...
  • PASSINGS: Dave Brockie, John V. 'Jack' Foley

    PASSINGS: Dave Brockie, John V. 'Jack' Foley
    Dave Brockie Frontman for heavy metal GWAR Dave Brockie, 50, who as "Oderus Urungus" fronted the alien-costumed heavy metal band GWAR during graphic and fake-blood-soaked stage shows for more than three decades, was found dead Sunday evening at his...