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  • Jimmy Scott, jazz vocalist with a distinctive high voice, dies at 88

    Jimmy Scott, jazz vocalist with a distinctive high voice, dies at 88
    Vocalist Jimmy Scott, often called "Little Jimmy Scott" for his small stature and memorable, high-pitched voice that was one of the jazz world's most unique sounds, died Thursday at his Las Vegas home. He was 88. His wife, Jeanie Scott, reported that...
  • Robert Peters, poet and longtime UC Irvine professor, dies at 89

     Robert Peters, poet and longtime UC Irvine professor, dies at 89
    Robert Peters, a Victorian literature scholar who became a prolific poet and brusque critic during a three-decade career at the University of California, died Friday in Irvine. He was 89. Peters, who was also a memoirist and performer of his own works,...
  • Horace Silver dies at 85; pioneering jazz pianist and composer

    Horace Silver, the prolific jazz pianist and composer who cofounded the legendary Jazz Messengers, pioneered the genre known as hard bop and mentored scores of musicians, has died. He was 85. Silver died Wednesday at his home in New Rochelle, N.Y., of...
  • Anne M. Bond, supervisor

    Anne M. Bond, supervisor
    Anne M. Bond, a former supervisor in the state Department of Social Services who was interested in history and politics, died Saturday of heart failure at Mercy Medical Center. She was 89. The daughter of James Morrow, an accountant, and Ethel Wessels...
  • Stanley Marsh 3 dies at 76; Texas philanthropist created Cadillac Ranch

    Stanley Marsh 3 dies at 76; Texas philanthropist created Cadillac Ranch
    Flamboyant oil-and-gas heir Stanley Marsh 3, who was celebrated for commissioning the famed Cadillac Ranch art installation in Amarillo, Texas, but whose life story turned dark when he was charged with sexually molesting teenage boys, died Tuesday. He was...
  • Jerry Rothman, sculptor who pushed artistic limits, dies at 80

    Jerry Rothman, sculptor who pushed artistic limits, dies at 80
    Sculptor Jerry Rothman, a member of a rebellious group of Los Angeles artists in the 1950s who took ceramics far beyond functional pieces, died June 5 in a hospital near his home in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. He was 80. Rothman had been battling...
  • 'Flowers for Algernon' author Daniel Keyes dies at 86

    Daniel Keyes, the author of "Flowers for Algernon," died Tuesday in Florida, the New York Times has reported, from complications from pneumonia. He was 86. The Brooklyn-born writer published his most famous work first as a novella, which won the Hugo...
  • Gerry Conlon, wrongfully convicted in British pub bombing, dead at 60

    Gerry Conlon, whose wrongful conviction for the 1970s bombing of a British pub committed by the Irish Republican Army raised criticism of anti-terrorism laws and inspired an award-winning film, died Saturday at the age of 60, according to the Associated...
  • Louis Zamperini, war hero chosen to lead 2015 Rose Parade, dies at 97

    Louis Zamperini -- the Olympic athlete turned World War II hero who was named grand marshal for the 2015 Rose Parade -- has died. He was 97. Zamperini, whose harrowing life story inspired the bestselling biography "Unbroken: A World War II Story of...
  • Richard A. Pitts Sr., BGE instructor

    Richard A. Pitts Sr., BGE instructor
    Richard A. Pitts Sr., a retired Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. instructor and Air Force veteran, died Thursday of complications from Parkinson's disease at his Northeast Baltimore home. He was 70. The son of David Augustus Pitts, a supervisor in the city...
  • Stanley Marsh 3 dies; quirky philanthropist backed Cadillac Ranch

    Stanley Marsh 3, a quirky philanthropist best known for funding the creation of the famed Cadillac Ranch in Texas, died Tuesday afternoon, his longtime attorney said. He was 76. Marsh had been hospitalized for weeks with "various health issues," his...