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  • John Seigenthaler, journalist and civil rights activist, dies at 86

    John Seigenthaler, journalist and civil rights activist, dies at 86
    John Seigenthaler, a journalist, civil rights activist and "right hand" to Robert F. Kennedy — who once hired a young reporter named Al Gore to work under him at the Tennessean — died of colon cancer Friday in Nashville. He was 86. His death...
  • Charlie Haden dies at 76; Grammy-winning bassist pushed boundaries of jazz

    Charlie Haden dies at 76; Grammy-winning bassist pushed boundaries of jazz
    Charlie Haden, a Grammy-winning bassist who came to the attention of the jazz world in the 1950s with the revolutionary Ornette Coleman Quartet and pushed against the genre's boundaries for more than five decades, died Friday in Los Angeles after a long...
  • Eileen Ford dies; her agency set standards for the modeling industry

    Eileen Ford, the doyenne of the modeling business, whose Ford agency set standards for the industry, launched superstars such as Brooke Shields, Christie Brinkley and Naomi Campbell, and shaped American ideals of beauty in the 1960s and beyond, died...
  • Lillian B. Rubin dies at 90; sociologist, therapist, best-selling author

    Lillian B. Rubin, who at midlife became a sociologist, psychotherapist and best-selling author of books that examined race, class and the sexual revolution from the viewpoint of those caught in society's shifts, died June 17 at her San Francisco home. She...
  • Coral Springs man killed when motorcycle hits wall on Turnpike

    Coral Springs man killed when motorcycle hits wall on Turnpike
    Even after a motorcycle accident last year left him with scapes and bruises, Tyler Smith never considered giving up riding. "He felt so free and happy on his bike," said Lori Smith of her 21-year-old son. "He loved it." Smith, of Coral Springs, died...
  • On Kawara dies at 81; artist's works addressed passage of time

    On Kawara, the acclaimed but enigmatic Japanese artist whose body of conceptual works addressed the passage of time in detached, numerical ways, has died. He was 81. Kawara died in New York City in late June, according to his representatives at the...
  • PASSINGS: Skye McCole Bartusiak

    PASSINGS: Skye McCole Bartusiak
    Skye McCole Bartusiak, 21, an actress who portrayed Mel Gibson's young daughter in the 2000 film "The Patriot," died in a garage apartment at her parents' Houston home, her mother said Sunday. Helen Bartusiak told the Associated Press that she tried...
  • Lorin Maazel dies at 84; world-renowned conductor

    Lorin Maazel dies at 84; world-renowned conductor
    The review was glowing. Conductor Lorin Maazel held every player in the Los Angeles Philharmonic in his thrall. He strode onstage at the Hollywood Bowl "with a swing and determined vigor that gave evidence of his firm intention," a Times reviewer wrote....
  • James MacGregor Burns dies at 95; Pulitzer-winning historian

    James MacGregor Burns, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and political scientist who analyzed the nature of presidential leadership and wrote candid biographies of Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy, died Tuesday at his home in Williamstown, Mass....
  • Jacob D. Dumelle, lifelong environmentalist, 1925-2014

    Jacob D. Dumelle, lifelong environmentalist, 1925-2014
    Jacob D. Dumelle spent 21 years on the Illinois Pollution Control Board, where he won approval for drinking water standards, sponsored a board measure to reduce the amount of volatile chemicals released by gasoline and pushed for emission standards for...
  • Jim Tafel, owner of '07 Derby winner Street Sense, 1924-2014

     Jim Tafel, owner of '07 Derby winner Street Sense, 1924-2014
    After retiring as chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Technical Publishing Co. in 1983, Jim Tafel immersed himself in thoroughbred racing, and the horses he owned and bred made sports headlines. Queen Elizabeth II was seated in a...