Owner of the Detroit Tigers Mike Ilitch Dies At Age 87

Owner of the Detroit Tigers Mike Ilitch Dies At Age 87

DETROIT (WWJ) — Owner of the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Red Wings, Mike Ilitch, died on Friday afternoon at the age of 87. Olympia Entertainment confirmed Ilitch’s passing at around 6:30 p.m. Friday evening. Ilitch was born in Detroit in 1929 to Macedonian immigrants Sotir Ilitch and Sultana Tasseff Ilitch who came to the United…

Harold Rosen, Who Ushered in the Era of Communication Satellites, Dies at 90

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Whether you are reading these words online or in print, there is a strong chance that Harold A. Rosen played a part in getting them to you. Mr. Rosen, who died on Monday at 90 at his home in Pacific Palisades, Calif., was a driving force in the invention of modern communication satellite technology. His…

British actor John Hurt passes away

British actor John Hurt passes away

Oscar-nominated British actor John Hurt, died at the age of 77 after his battle with pancreatic cancer. He was known for his roles in the movies “Elephant Man” and “Harry Potter”, his wife Anwen Rees Meyers said Saturday. This versatile actor, who played Mr Ollivander in the “Harry Potter movie and the Philosopher’s Stone” and…

TV Icon Mary Tyler Moore Dead At 80

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Mary Tyler Moore, the award-winning actor and star of two of America’s best-loved sitcoms, died on Wednesday at age 80. Moore, who won seven Emmy awards for her work on The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Mary Tyler Moore Show, died in the company of friends and her husband, Dr S Robert Levine, representative…

Last man to stand on the moon Eugene Cernan dies aged 82

Astronaut Gene Cernan, last Apollo moonwalker, dies at 82

Former astronaut Gene Cernan, a Navy pilot and veteran of NASA’s pioneering Gemini program who was the second American to walk in space and then flew to the moon twice as an Apollo astronaut, becoming the last human to leave his bootprints on its dusty surface, died Monday after a long illness. He was 82.…

Iran’s ex-president Hashemi Rafsanjani dies at 82

Iran's ex-president Hashemi Rafsanjani dies at 82

Former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani died on Sunday at the age of 82 after suffering a heart attack, according to state media. Rafsanjani was a key figure in the foundation of the Islamic republic in 1979, and served as president from 1989 to 1997. He was taken to the Shohadaa Hospital in northern Tehran…

Remembering Mona, My First Friend on Dominica

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It is with profound sadness that I write this post as a tribute to Mona George-Dill, my first friend on Dominica.  She departed this earthly life and ascended to heavenly paradise on Sunday October 30, 2016. It is she to whom I give credit for guiding me during my early days in Dominica and helping…

John R. Coleman, college president who walked in others’ shoes, dies at 95

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In 1973, Jack Coleman was working as a ditch digger in Atlanta. One day, after finishing his shift, he got in his car to drive home. He stopped at a gas station, went to the men’s room and emerged wearing a business suit. As John R. Coleman, he continued on his way north to Pennsylvania,…

Star Wars legend Kenny Baker dies aged 83 after decades of R2 D2

Sympathize Star Wars legend Kenny Baker dies aged 83 – after decades of R2-D2. The 3ft 8in actor, who starred in six Star Wars films as well as Time Bandits and Flash Gordon, was 83. Baker shot to fame in 1977 when he first played the robot character. The actor, real name Kenneth George, starred…

Kenny Baker Actor Who Played R2-D2 Is Dead at 81

Sympathize Kenny Baker played the lovable droid R2-D2 in the “Star Wars” films, achieving cult status and fans’ adulation without showing his face or speaking any lines. The 3-foot 8-inch (1.1 meter) performer — a word he preferred to actor — inside the waste-bin-shaped costume has died at 81. Baker’s nephew and carer, Drew Myerscough,…

Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and renowned Holocaust survivor, dies at 87

Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and renowned Holocaust survivor, dies at 87

Holocaust survivor, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, prolific author and outspoken activist Elie Wiesel died Saturday at the age of 87. Wiesel was perhaps best known for his major role in promoting Holocaust education, and for perpetuating the memory of the Holocaust in the post-World War II era with his memoir “Night,” based on his experience…