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  • Steve Montador, former Ducks defenseman, dies at 35

    Steve Montador, former Ducks defenseman, dies at 35
    Former Ducks defenseman Steve Montador, who played 10 NHL seasons with six clubs, was found dead in his home early Sunday morning, according to the Mississauga News. He was 35. According to the newspaper, a friend of Montador's discovered his body at...
  • Gloria Lothrop dies at 80; historian studied roles of women in American West

    Gloria Lothrop dies at 80; historian studied roles of women in American West
    Gloria Ricci Lothrop, a California historian who studied domestic crafts, cookbooks, letters, tombstones and other artifacts to uncover the roles women played in the development of the American West, died Feb. 2 in Arcadia. She was 80. Lothrop had...
  • Dr. Robert Axman, dentist

    Dr. Robert Axman, dentist
    Dr. Robert Axman, a retired Baltimore dentist and World War II veteran, died Saturday at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson of complications from cancer. He was 89. The son of Philip Axman, a City College physical education instructor, and Beatrice Axman,...
  • Poet laureate Philip Levine dies at 87

    Poet laureate Philip Levine dies at 87
    Philip Levine, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet whose intimate portraits of blue-collar life were grounded in personal experience and political conscience, died Saturday. Levine was 87. Levine, the country's poet laureate in 2011-2012, died at his home...
  • Kenneth G. Pigott, president and CEO of Lyric Opera of Chicago, dies at 71

    Kenneth G. Pigott, president and CEO of Lyric Opera of Chicago, dies at 71
    Kenneth G. Pigott was that rarity among leaders of cultural institutions: a visionary board president who could speak knowledgeably about the art form he served and who took an active, influential role in moving the institution forward. The widely...
  • Philip Levine dies at 87; former U.S. poet laureate, Pulitzer winner

    Philip Levine dies at 87; former U.S. poet laureate, Pulitzer winner
    Philip Levine, a former U.S. poet laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner, died Saturday in Fresno. He was 87.  Timothy Skeen, a friend of Levine’s, confirmed the death. Skeen, also a poet, coordinates the masters of fine arts program at Cal State...
  • Irwin Block, lawyer who help save 2 innocent black men from execution, dies at 87

    He was one of South Florida's most highly sought defense attorneys, a legal legend who helped get two black men off Florida death row in a 1963 murder they didn't commit. But Irwin J. Block was also humble, so much so that lawyers at the firm that...
  • 'American Horror Story' actor Ben Woolf dead, was hit by car

    'American Horror Story' actor Ben Woolf dead, was hit by car
    Actor Ben Woolf, who gained fame as Meep on the television show “American Horror Story,” died Monday after being struck by a car in Hollywood last week. He was 34. Woolf died of a stroke at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center about 3:20 p.m., said...
  • Louis Jourdan, dashing Frenchman who co-starred in 'Gigi,' dies at 93

     Louis Jourdan, dashing Frenchman who co-starred in 'Gigi,' dies at 93
    Movie director Vincente Minnelli and lyricist Alan Jay Lerner were far along in planning the 1958 musical "Gigi" without casting the role of Gaston, the worldly playboy who falls in love with the title character. Finally, they met with dashing French...
  • Brien Laing, former executive at American Hospital Supply, dies at 88

     Brien Laing, former executive at American Hospital Supply, dies at 88
    Brien Laing was a longtime executive at Evanston-based American Hospital Supply Corp. and then pursued a second career of sorts in academia, earning master's and doctoral degrees in American history. Mr. Laing, 88, died of complications from an...
  • Henry Segerstrom, South Coast Plaza and arts center pioneer, dies at 91

    Henry Segerstrom, South Coast Plaza and arts center pioneer, dies at 91
    Henry Thomas Segerstrom, a farmer who transformed a family lima bean plot into South Coast Plaza and then used his fortune to help build Orange County's most significant performing arts center, has died. Segerstrom died Friday afternoon at his Newport...