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  • Chef Homaro Cantu, owner of Moto, found dead in Chicago

    Chef Homaro Cantu, owner of Moto, found dead in Chicago
    Homaro Cantu, whose creative blending of science and fine dining garnered international attention for his West Loop restaurant Moto, was found dead Tuesday afternoon on the Northwest Side, according to authorities and a business partner. The 38-year-old...
  • Richard Phillips, 40-year Tribune veteran, dies at 71

     Richard Phillips, 40-year Tribune veteran, dies at 71
    Richard M. Phillips worked for more than 40 years as a reporter and editor at the Chicago Tribune, shifting from hard news to features before spending two decades as a copy editor. "Richard showed a real versatility, in that he was a very good reporter...
  • Levi Watkins, pioneer in cardiac surgery, dies

    Levi Watkins, pioneer in cardiac surgery, dies
    Dr. Levi Watkins Jr., a noted Johns Hopkins cardiac surgeon, behind-the-scenes political figure and civil rights activist who broke many racial barriers, died Friday from a massive heart attack and stroke, relatives said Saturday. The 70-year-old Dr....
  • Percy Sledge, who sang 'When A Man Loves a Woman,' dies

    Percy Sledge, who soared from part-time singer and hospital orderly to lasting fame with his aching, forlorn performance on the classic "When a Man Loves a Woman," died Tuesday in Louisiana. He was 74. His family said in a statement released through...
  • Former Utah Gov. Norman Bangerter dies at 82

    Former Utah Gov. Norman Bangerter died Tuesday after suffering a stroke. He was 82. Bangerter died around 4:10 p.m. Tuesday at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, family spokesman Dave Buhler said. Bangerter had suffered a stroke Tuesday morning at...
  • Gardner C. Taylor dies at 96; leading voice of civil rights movement

    Gardner C. Taylor dies at 96; leading voice of civil rights movement
    The Rev. Gardner C. Taylor, who was widely regarded as the dean of American preaching and who played a key role in the civil rights movement, has died in North Carolina. He was 96. Taylor died on Easter Sunday, according to the Progressive National...
  • Percy Sledge dies at 74; sang 'When a Man Loves a Woman'

    The way soul singer Percy Sledge often told the story, his unexpected entry into pop music immortality came out of a Christmas party performance gone south. Sledge, who had been working as a hospital orderly and was often asked by patients to sing for...
  • Senators assistant coach Mark Reeds dies of cancer at 55

    Mark Reeds, an assistant coach for the playoff-bound Ottawa Senators and a former NHL player, died Tuesday. He was at 55. Reeds had been fighting cancer for more than a year, and the news came as a blow to a team already dealing with general manager...
  • Cabaret star Julie Wilson dies at 90 in New York

    Julie Wilson, a musical theater actress and cabaret star who earned a Tony Award nomination and was cheered for her ability to harness the songs of Stephen Sondheim and Cole Porter, has died. She was 90. Christopher Denny, Wilson's friend, said she...
  • Celebrity skin doctor to the stars Fredric Brandt dies at Miami home

    MIAMI The business of beauty can be pockmarked with blemishes. Dr. Fredric Brandt, the South Florida dermatologist dubbed "Baron of Botox" by W Magazine, a man who made his career ironing out celebrity wrinkles and pioneered a line of skin care...
  • Robert McClory, writer and former priest, helped mold Medill students

    Robert McClory, writer and former priest, helped mold Medill students
    Robert McClory, who left the Catholic priesthood after falling in love with a nun who became his wife, brought strong convictions, a wry sense of humor and a gentle demeanor to his work as a writer and an associate professor at Northwestern University's...