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  • PASSINGS: Murray Handwerker

    PASSINGS: Murray Handwerker
    Murray Handwerker Nathan's Famous owner expanded nationwide Murray Handwerker, 89, who turned Nathan's Famous, the Coney Island hot dog stand founded by his father, into a national franchise, died May 14 at his home in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. He...
  • Corwin Hansch dies at 92; scientist whose advances led to new drugs and chemicals

    Corwin Hansch dies at 92; scientist whose advances led to new drugs and chemicals
    Chemist Corwin Hansch, who pioneered the field of relating a molecule's chemical structure to its biological activity, an approach widely used in developing new drugs and other commercial chemicals, died in Claremont on May 8. He was 92 and had suffered...
  • Sidney Harman dies at 92; Newsweek owner and high-fidelity sound pioneer

    Sidney Harman dies at 92; Newsweek owner and high-fidelity sound pioneer
    Sidney Harman, a philanthropist, polymath and pioneer in high-fidelity sound for homes and cars who tried to resuscitate an icon of American journalism when he bought Newsweek last year, has died. He was 92. Harman died Tuesday night in Washington, D.C.,...
  • PASSINGS: John R. Alison, Genaro 'Chicanito' Hernandez, Stephen E. Fleischman

    PASSINGS: John R. Alison, Genaro 'Chicanito' Hernandez, Stephen E. Fleischman
    John R. Alison Decorated WWII ace fighter pilot John R. Alison, 98, a World War II fighter pilot who helped lead a daring and unprecedented Allied air invasion of Burma, died of natural causes Monday at his home in Washington, D.C., his family said....
  • Libya blast kills photojournalists Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros

    Libya blast kills photojournalists Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros
    Reporting from Misurata, Libya, and Los Angeles -- Barely two months ago, combat photographer Tim Hetherington sent out a tweet from the Academy Awards ceremony, where his Afghanistan war film "Restrepo" was up for the best documentary trophy. "At the...
  • Gladys Horton dies at 65; 'Please Mr. Postman' singer with the Marvelettes

    Gladys Horton dies at 65; 'Please Mr. Postman' singer with the Marvelettes
    When a record label's female vocal groups include the Supremes and Martha and the Vandellas, it's easy to see why the Marvelettes are often relegated to footnote status. But the Detroit group has a unique distinction in the saga of Motown Records —...
  • PASSINGS: John Hospers

    PASSINGS: John Hospers
    JOHN HOSPERS 1st Libertarian presidential candidate John Hospers, 93, a USC philosophy professor who became the Libertarian Party's first presidential nominee and received one electoral vote in the 1972 election won by Richard Nixon in a landslide, died...
  • Harry Jackson dies at 87; Western artist created famed John Wayne sculpture

    Harry Jackson dies at 87; Western artist created famed John Wayne sculpture
    Harry Jackson, an acclaimed Western artist who created the bronze equestrian sculpture of cowboy movie legend John Wayne that was installed in front of what was then the Great Western Savings & Loan office building on Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills...
  • Kevin Jarre dies at 56; screenwriter of 'Glory' and 'Tombstone'

    Kevin Jarre dies at 56; screenwriter of 'Glory' and 'Tombstone'
    Kevin Jarre, a screenwriter steeped in American history who wrote the Civil War saga "Glory" and the western "Tombstone," died unexpectedly of heart failure April 3 at his Santa Monica home, said his aunt, Patty Briley Bean. He was 56. Jarre had been a...
  • Jack Jones dies at 86; former longtime Los Angeles Times reporter

    Jack Jones dies at 86; former longtime Los Angeles Times reporter
    Jack Jones, a longtime Los Angeles Times reporter who was part of a team that shared the 1966 Pulitzer Prize for the newspaper's coverage of the Watts riots and their aftermath, has died. He was 86. Jones, who retired in 1989, died of lung disease...
  • Dr. Jack Kevorkian dies at 83; 'Dr. Death' was advocate, practitioner of physician-assisted suicide

    Dr. Jack Kevorkian dies at 83; 'Dr. Death' was advocate, practitioner of physician-assisted suicide
    He was known as Dr. Death, a Michigan physician who helped his patients kill themselves. In doing so, Jack Kevorkian inflamed a nationwide debate in the 1990s over a terminally ill patient's right to die. And he served eight years in prison for second-...