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  • Vicente Leñero dies at 81; writer stirred controversy in Mexico

    Mexican novelist, playwright and screenwriter Vicente Leñero, whose popular works stirred up controversy in government and religious circles, died Wednesday at his home in Mexico City. He was 81. His death was announced by the National Council for...
  • Kent Haruf dies at 71; novelist illuminated small-town life

    Kent Haruf, who found acclaim in midlife with a trilogy of sparely written novels, including the 1999 bestseller "Plainsong" that illuminated the rhythms and dramas of small-town life in America's High Plains, died Sunday in Salida, Colo. He was 71 and...
  • Ian McLagan dies at 69; rock keyboardist played with the Small Faces

    Ian McLagan dies at 69; rock keyboardist played with the Small Faces
    Ian McLagan, who as keyboardist for the Small Faces and later the Faces was part of the first generation of British rockers to gain a wide American following, died Wednesday in Austin, Texas. He was 69. His death, a day after he had a stroke, was...
  • Ruth W. Stocksdale, homemaker

    Ruth W. Stocksdale, homemaker
    Ruth W. Stocksdale, a homemaker who earlier had worked as a secretary, died Monday at Mercy Ridge of complications from Alzheimer's disease. She was 89. The daughter of Charles E. Wisner, a machinist, and Elizabeth B. Wisner, a homemaker, Ruth Elizabeth...
  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch sports columnist Bryan Burwell dies at 59

    No one liked game day more than Bryan Burwell. He loved the camaraderie of the press box, the ebb and flow of that day's athletic event, and the labor of love in bringing that event to life for Post-Dispatch readers. Burwell, a longtime sports...
  • L. Stephen Coles dies at 73; studied extreme aging in humans

     L. Stephen Coles dies at 73; studied extreme aging in humans
     L. Stephen Coles, a researcher who studied supercentenarians — the rare breed of humans who have managed to stay alive 110 years or more — has died. He was 73. Coles, a physician who started his medical career delivering babies but was a...
  • Nathaniel Branden dies at 84; acolyte and lover of Ayn Rand

    Nathaniel Branden dies at 84; acolyte and lover of Ayn Rand
    Nathaniel Branden, writer Ayn Rand's former devotee, lover and intellectual heir, who, after a bitter schism, moved to Los Angeles and became a bestselling author on self-esteem, has died. He was 84. Branden, a psychotherapist, died Wednesday at his...
  • William Salomon dies at 100; Wall Street pillar modernized Salomon Bros.

    William "Billy" Salomon, who oversaw the growth of the Salomon Bros. bond trading house cofounded by his father into a Wall Street giant, died Sunday at his home in New York. He was 100. He had a gradual decline in health leading to his death, said...
  • Former Costa Mesa mayor Jack Hammett dies

    Former Costa Mesa mayor Jack Hammett dies
    Jack Hammett, a Pearl Harbor survivor and former Costa Mesa mayor, died Saturday morning in his home. He was 94. Hammett had been ill for a few weeks and was hospitalized earlier this week, but had returned home, his personal assistant Teresa Drain...
  • Ian McLagan, famed keyboardist and Rolling Stones collaborator, dies

    Ian McLagan, a collaborator with the Rolling Stones and keyboardist for the English rock band Faces, has died. He was 69. McLagan died Wednesday in Austin, Texas, after suffering a stroke a day earlier, according to a statement on his official website....
  • Alvin J.T. Zumbrun, criminologist

    Alvin J.T. Zumbrun, criminologist
    Alvin J.T. Zumbrun, a criminologist whose career in teaching at various colleges and police academies spanned more than four decades, died Tuesday of cancer at his Catonsville home. He was 88. "During his 40-year career teaching law enforcement officers...