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Fay Kanin Dies; Screenwriter Was 95

Famed Hollywood screenwriter and producer Fay Kanin has died. She was 95. Kanin gained fame along with her husband, Michael Kanin, in the 1940s and 1950s while writing screenplays for classic movies such as Sunday Punch, My Pal Gus, and …

Serial Killer: Head Newly Linked to Joel Rifkin

Many murders go unsolved, and many murderers are reluctant to reveal the extent of their crimes, even when they have no hope of being released from prison. This week, New York police have revealed that a severed head found in …

Golfers Find 2 Bodies Near Tallahassee Golf Course
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Golf is generally regarded as a leisure activity, something to pass the time in the sun while on vacation or on the weekend. So, when something as grisly as a shooting intrudes on such a leisurely activity, it makes the …

Cruise Ship Death: FBI Now Investigating

Though it seems an unthinkable tragedy, the high number of people who take cruises every year means that some deaths are likely to occur. This week, the FBI has begun investigating one such death that happened aboard a Royal Caribbean …

Virgil Trucks Dies; MLB Pitcher Was 95

MLB all-star pitcher Virgil Trucks has died at the age of 95. The Detroit News is reporting that Trucks was admitted to a hospital near his home in Calera, Alabama on March 21 for pneumonia. He died on March 23. …

Anthony Lewis Dies; New York Times Columnist was 85

Anthony Lewis, the author and influential columnist for The New York Times, has died. He was 85 years old. The New York Times is reporting that Lewis died at his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts on Monday, March 25. His wife, …

Risë Stevens Dies; Opera Singer Was 99

Opera singer Risë Stevens died this week at the age of 99. Stevens was best known for her title role in the opera Carmen during the 1950s. According to her New York Times obituary, Stevens died at her home in …

Harry Reems Dies; ‘Deep Throat’ Porn Star Was 65

Porn Actor Harry Reems has died at the age of 65. Reems’ friend, Don Schenk, reported the death on an internet marketing forum Wednesday afternoon. Reems, born Herbert Streicher, reportedly died on March 19 at a veteran’s hospital in Salt …

Boy Killed by Dad’s Plow Truck in Accident
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A Maine family is in shock this week after a father accidentally ran over his 6-year-old son with a snow plow truck. The Portland Press Herald is reporting that Kevin Capponi of Greene, Maine was plowing snow from his driveway …

Hospice Murder-Suicide Rocks Pennsylvania Community
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An elderly man and woman in Allentown, Pennsylvania are dead, following a murder-suicide. CBS is reporting that 86-year-old Elwood Osman shot his 83-year-old wife while she was lying in bed in the hospice wing of Lehigh Valley Hospital on Tuesday, …

Fran Warren Dies; Big Band Singer Was 87
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Fran Warren, a popular big band singer in the 40s and 50s, has died at the age of 87. Warren is reported by the Associated Press to have died of natural causes on March 4 at her home in Brookfield, …

A.B.C. Whipple Dies; Author Was 94

Addison Beecher Colvin (A.B.C.) Whipple, author and journalist, has died. The Associated Press reports that Whipple died on Sunday, March 17 from Pneumonia. Whipple is, perhaps, best known for his work as a Pentagon correspondent for Life magazine during World …

Jason Molina Dies of “Natural Causes”; Singer Was 39

The record label Secretly Canadian today confirmed that singer/songwriter Jason Molina has died. The 39-year-old is reported to have died at his Indianapolis home on Saturday March 16 of “natural causes.” Molina’s record label stated that he stopped touring in …

QB Steve Davis Dies in a Plane Crash
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Famed college football Quarterback Steve Davis has reportedly died in a plane crash. The Tulsa World is reporting that Davis was aboard a private jet that crashed in South Bend, Indiana on Sunday. The pilot of the aircraft also died, …

Marathon Runner Dies After Barcelona Race
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A runner died of a heart attack at the age of 47 in Barcelona on Sunday after competing in the big marathon. The Associated Press (via ESPN) is reporting that the man died shortly after arriving at the hospital, after …

Jack Greene Dies; Country Music Star Was 83
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Jack Greene, the country music star famous for 60s hits such at “There Goes My Everything,” has died. The singer reportedly suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease, and died from complications of the disease at his Nashville home on March 14. Greene …

Jacquelin Perry Dies; Post-Polio Expert Was 94
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Dr. Jacquelin Perry, an orthopedic surgeon who became famous for her work with post-polio patients, has died. The Lost Angeles Times reports that Perry passed away at her home in Downey, California on March 14. She was 94 years old …

Jack Curran Dies; Basketball Coach Was 82
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Jack Curran, the winningest high school sports coach in the U.S., has died. Curran reportedly died in his sleep at his home in Rye, N.Y. on Thursday. He was 82 years old. Curran coached both baseball and basketball at Archbishop …

Peter Banks Dies; Yes Guitarist was 65

Peter Banks, the original guitarist for the rock band Yes, has died at the age of 65. According to a BBC report, the English guitarist was found in his home on March 8, apparently dead from heart failure. Banks, along …

Wrong Woman Buried in Mortuary Mishap

The local CBS station in Los Angeles is reporting the bizarre story of a California family that buried the wrong woman after a mortuary mixed up two bodies. Though the incident echoes a scene from the movie Death at a …

Willy Switkes Dies; Character Actor Was 83

Willy Switkes, a character actor who had minor roles on-screen in the 80s, has died at the age of 83. According to an Associated Press report, Switkes died of colon cancer on March 7, 2013 at a hospice in Rockville, …