Obituaries

In this February 2009 photo released by Li Nanyang, Communist Party veteran Li Rui, left, chats with his daughter Li Nanyang at their home in Beijing. Li Nanyang boycotted her father's funeral Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, calling it an improper tribute to a man who once worked for Mao Zedong but later became a fierce critic of the regime. (Li Nanyang via AP)
February 20, 2019 - 11:10 pm
BEIJING (AP) — The daughter of a Chinese Communist Party veteran boycotted his funeral Wednesday, calling it an improper tribute to a man who once worked for Mao Zedong but later became a fierce critic of the regime. Li Rui's memorial was held at the Babaoshan Revolutionary Cemetery, where many...
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FILE - In this April 13, 2015, file photo, former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Don Newcombe acknowledges fans prior to a baseball game between the Dodgers and the Seattle Mariners, in Los Angeles. Newcombe, the hard-throwing Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who was one of the first black players in the major leagues and who went on to win the rookie of the year, Most Valuable Player and Cy Young awards, has died. He was 92. The team confirmed that Newcombe died Tuesday morning, Feb. 19, 2019, after a lengthy illness. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
February 20, 2019 - 12:42 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Don Newcombe, the hard-throwing Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who was one of the first black players in the major leagues and who went on to win the Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player and Cy Young awards, has died. He was 92. The team confirmed that Newcombe died Tuesday morning...
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This Aug. 20, 1987, image made from video shows an intruder with a gun, as journalist David Horowitz is taken hostage during a live broadcast of Channel 4 Los Angeles. Horowitz remained calm and read the gunman's statements on camera, but the station had cut the broadcast without the gunman becoming aware of that fact. The gun turned out to be a toy BB gun, and Horowitz then took on the campaign to ban toy guns that look like real guns. Longtime consumer journalist David Horowitz has died at age 81, his wife told NBC4. (NBC-TV via AP)
February 20, 2019 - 12:38 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — David Horowitz, whose "Fight Back!" syndicated program made him perhaps the best-known consumer reporter in the U.S., has died. He was 81. Horowitz had dementia and died on Thursday in Los Angeles, a family spokesman said. "Fight Back! With David Horowitz" won multiple Emmys and...
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FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 file photo, Karl Lagerfeld poses for photographers prior to the start of a press conference, in Rome. Chanel's iconic couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, whose accomplished designs as well as trademark white ponytail, high starched collars and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashion for the last 50 years, has died. He was around 85 years old. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
February 19, 2019 - 3:28 pm
PARIS (AP) — Karl Lagerfeld once created a Walmart-sized "Chanel Shopping Center" to show off his ready-to-wear collection. It featured aisle upon aisle of luxury foods labeled "one for the price of two." Immediately after it had been showcased by models, guests raided the shelves. Rihanna posed in...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2014 file photo, fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld poses for photographers in front of his books prior to the start of an exhibition at the museum Folkwang in Essen, Germany. Chanel's iconic couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, whose accomplished designs as well as trademark white ponytail, high starched collars and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashion for the last 50 years, has died. He was around 85 years old. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
February 19, 2019 - 10:51 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the death of fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Luxury Italian fashion house Fendi says that is "immensely affected" by the death of its long-time creative director Karl Lagerfeld, who joined the Italian luxury fashion house in 1965 as "a...
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February 18, 2019 - 8:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — W.E.B. Griffin, the prolific and best-selling author of military novels, has died at age 89. Griffin, whose real name was William E. Butterworth III, died Feb. 12. His death was confirmed Monday by his publisher, Putnam, which did not immediately provide additional details. Himself...
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FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2008, file photo, Wallace Smith Broecker, a professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University in New York, addresses the audience during the Balzan prize ceremony in Rome. Broecker, a climate scientist who popularized the term "global warming," has died. He was 87. Columbia University said the longtime professor and researcher died Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, at a New York City hospital. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
February 18, 2019 - 4:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A climate scientist who popularized the term "global warming" has died. Wallace Smith Broecker was 87. Columbia University said the longtime professor and researcher died Monday at a New York City hospital. A spokesman for the university's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory said...
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FILE - In this Aug. 14, 1945 file photo provided by the U.S. Navy, a sailor and a woman kiss in New York's Times Square, as people celebrate the end of World War II. The ecstatic sailor shown kissing a woman in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II has died. George Mendonsa was 95. This image was taken by U.S. Navy photographer Victor Jorgensen. The photo is of the same moment that photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt captured and first published in Life magazine. (Victor Jorgensen/U.S. Navy, File)
February 18, 2019 - 2:59 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The ecstatic sailor shown kissing a woman in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II died Sunday. George Mendonsa was 95. Mendonsa fell and had a seizure at the assisted living facility in Middletown, Rhode Island, where he lived with his wife of 70 years, his...
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FILE - In this May 17, 1983 file photo, W. Wilson Goode and his wife Velma smile as they react to the news on television of a heavy black voter turn out in west Philadelphia in the Democratic primary election at the Philadelphia Centre Hotel. Pollster Patrick Caddell is on right. Caddell, the pollster who helped propel Jimmy Carter in his longshot bid to win the presidency has died, a colleague said Saturday night, Feb. 16, 2019. He was 68. (AP Photo/George Widman, File)
February 17, 2019 - 5:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Patrick Caddell, the pollster who helped propel Jimmy Carter in his longshot bid to win the presidency and later distanced himself from Democrats, has died, a colleague said. He was 68. Caddell died Saturday in Charleston, South Carolina, after suffering a stroke. That's according...
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Laurie Holt muestra una foto de su hijo Joshua Holt en su casa de Riverton, Utah, el 13 de julio del 2016. Holt, quien peleó por casi dos años por la liberación de su hijo, detenido en Venezuela, falleció por causas desconocidas a los 50 años de edad. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
February 17, 2019 - 12:57 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The family and friends of a Utah woman who spent nearly two years pushing to get her son freed from a Venezuelan jail was remembered for her fearlessness and determination at her funeral Saturday. The 50-year-old Laurie Holt died unexpectedly Feb. 10 at her Riverton, Utah,...
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