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1 year 5 months ago

New Jersey Sen. Lautenberg dead at 89

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The next time a flight attendant reminds you there's no smoking or you witness a teenager getting carded at a liquor store, think of Frank Lautenberg. The Democratic senator from New Jersey left his mark on the everyday lives of millions of Americans, whether they know...

4 years 1 month ago

Entertainer Eddie Fisher dies at 82

Entertainer Eddie Fisher, whose singing career was overshadowed by scandals of his marriages to Debbie Reynolds and Elizabeth Taylor, has died. He was 82. His daughter, Tricia Leigh Fisher, said Fisher died Wednesday night of complications from hip surgery at a hospital in Berkeley, Calif. Fisher sold millions...

4 years 3 months ago

Conductor Mitch Miller dies at age 99

Mitch Miller, the goateed orchestra leader who asked Americans to "Sing Along With Mitch" on television and records, has died at age 99. His daughter, Margaret Miller Reuther, says her father died in New York City after a short illness. Miller was a key record executive at Columbia...

4 years 7 months ago

Former IOC president Samaranch dies at 89

Juan Antonio Samaranch, a former International Olympic Committee president, died Wednesday. He was 89. The Quiron Hospital in Barcelona says Samaranch died after being admitted with heart problems. Samaranch headed the IOC from 1980 to 2001. Samaranch's final moments of consciousness were spent watching tennis, a fitting end...

4 years 10 months ago

Soul singer Teddy Pendergrass dies at 59

A relative says soul singer Teddy Pendergrass has died in suburban Philadelphia at age 59. The singer's son, Teddy Pendergrass II, says his father died Wednesday at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Pendergrass' son says his father underwent colon cancer surgery eight months ago and had "a difficult recovery." The elder Pendergrass...

4 years 11 months ago

Oral Roberts dead at 91

A spokesman for Oral Roberts says the evangelist and university founder has died at age 91. Roberts was a legendary evangelist who rose from humble beginnings to become one of the most influential Christian leaders of the 20th century. Spokesman A. Larry Ross said that Roberts died Tuesday...

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