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  • Jimmy Gunn dies at 66; part of USC's football 'Wild Bunch'

    Jimmy Gunn dies at 66; part of USC's football 'Wild Bunch'
    Jimmy Gunn, an All-American end who was part of USC's "Wild Bunch" defensive line in 1969, died Saturday in Los Angeles of heart failure, the school announced. He was 66. Gunn played for the Trojans from 1967 to 1969. He was All-American as a senior and...
  • Martin Reiser dies at 87; LAPD's first staff psychologist

    Martin Reiser dies at 87; LAPD's first staff psychologist
    Martin Reiser, the first full-time staff psychologist for the Los Angeles Police Department and a pioneer in treating troubled officers, defusing hostage situations and using hypnosis to elicit information about crimes, has died. He was 87. Reiser's...
  • Phyllis Albrecht, former president of Lake Bluff, dies

    Phyllis Albrecht, former president of Lake Bluff, dies
    Phyllis Albrecht's reputation as a trailblazer took flight in college in the 1950s, when she won a race for student body president at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill., and became the first woman to hold that office. While raising three children, she...
  • Harry C. 'Jack' Hull III

    Harry C. 'Jack' Hull III
    Harry C. "Jack" Hull III, a retired financial consultant and an accomplished yachtsman who enjoyed competitive sailing and ocean racing, died April 5 at his Cleveland home of cancer. The former Annapolis resident was 68. "Jack was a delightful person...
  • Former Czech PM Stanislav Gross dies at age 45

    Stanislav Gross, who became the Czech Republic's youngest prime minister but was forced to resign nine months later, has died at the age of 45. The Social Democratic Party said Gross died Thursday but offered no details. Public television said he had...
  • 5-time Nepal Prime Minister Thapa dies at age 87

    Surya Bahadur Thapa, who served as Nepal's prime minister five times, has died in a hospital in India where he was being treated for stomach cancer, an official said Thursday. He was 87. Thakur Sharma, a spokesman for Thapa's Rastriya Prajatantra Party,...
  • Mike Mitchell dies at 66; winning racehorse trainer

    Thoroughbred trainer Mike Mitchell, who was a fixture on the Southern California horse racing scene for 40 years and held the trainer record for most wins at Del Mar racetrack, died Tuesday at home in Monrovia. He was 66. The cause was brain cancer,...
  • 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...