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Chuck Berry – Beloved Husband Father, grandfather and great-grandfathe died at age 90

Chuck Berry – Beloved Husband Father, grandfather and great-grandfathe

We are deeply saddened to announce that Chuck Berry – beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather – passed away at his home today at the age of 90. Though his health had deteriorated recently, he spent his last days at home surrounded by the love of his family and friends. The Berry family asks that…

Neil Fingleton, Game of Thrones star and UK’s tallest man, dies aged 36

Neil Fingleton Game of Thrones star

The actor, who played Mag the Mighty and also appeared in X-Men, is reported to have suffered from heart failure Game of Thrones star Neil Fingleton has died at the age of 36, it has been reported. Once named as Britain’s tallest man, the 7ft 7in star played Mag the Mighty in the fantasy series…

Joseph Wapner, Judge on ‘The People’s Court,’ Dies at 97

Joseph Wapner, Judge

A real-life retired judge in Los Angeles Superior Court, he ruled over the syndicated TV show from 1981-93. Joseph Wapner, the real-life retired judge who presided over the syndicated court show The People’s Court for more than a decade, died Sunday. He was 97. Wapner’s son David told the Associated Press that his father was…

Bill Paxton Dead at 61

Bill Paxton Dead at 61

Bill Paxton Dead at 61 Due to Complications from Surgery“It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery,” a family representative said in a statement. “A loving husband and father, Bill began his career in Hollywood working on films in the art department and…

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

Harold Rosen

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

NASA announced the 82-year-old’s death today saying they were “saddened”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,…

Iran’s ex-president Hashemi Rafsanjani dies at 82

Iran's ex-president Hashemi Rafsanjani dies at 82

Ex-Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani dies in hospital after suffering a heart attack, state media reports.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…

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

John R. Coleman

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

Author and human rights activist made perpetuating the memory of the Shoah his life’s work. 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…

Former Trinidad & Tobago prime minster Manning dies at 69

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago (AP) — Patrick Manning, a geologist who led the resource-rich Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago as prime minister through a boom in its petrochemical sector until his party was defeated amid rising crime and corruption, has died. He was 69. Manning died Saturday morning at the San Fernando General Hospital…

Gordie Howe dies at 88

Gordie Howe dies at 88

Gordie Howe, widely regarded as the most complete player in the history of the sport — and considered an ironman in many respects both on and off the ice — has died at age 88. Born in Floral, Sask., Howe spent the bulk of his time with the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings, and played an unparalleled 33 seasons over six decades after breaking into…

Muhammad Ali, ‘The Greatest of All Time’, Dead at 74

Muhammad Ali Died of Septic Shock

Muhammad Ali, the silver-tongued boxer and civil rights champion who famously proclaimed himself “The Greatest” and then spent a lifetime living up to the billing, is dead. Ali died Friday at a Phoenix-area hospital, where he had spent the past few days being treated for respiratory complications, a family spokesman confirmed to NBC News. He…

Legendary Former ‘60 Minutes’ Journalist Morley Safer Dies At 84

Journalist Morley Safer Dies At 84

Morley Safer, the legendary journalist who became the longest-serving reporter for CBS’s “60 Minutes” news magazine, has died at 84. CBS News confirmed Safer’s death on Thursday afternoon. The reporter retired last week after 46 seasons with the television program. Safer was known for his distinctive voice and gift of storytelling, and his pieces ranged…