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John Hammons Dies; Hotel Developer Was 94

Hotel developer and philanthropist John. Q. Hammons has died at the age of 94. According to a statement released by Hammons’ company, he died “peacefully” at his home in Springfield, Missouri on Sunday. Hammons grew up in Fairview, Missouri and attended Missouri State University before becoming a middle school teacher in 1939. During World War II, Hammons served in the …

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Ed Shaughnessy Dies; Tonight Show Drummer Was 84

Tonight Show drummer Ed Shaughnessy has died at the age of 84. According to a Los Angeles Times obituary, Shaughnessy suffered a heart attack on May 24 at his home in Calabasas, California. Shaughnessy grew up in Jersey City, New Jersey in the 1930s and began playing drums while in his teens. He soon began playing jazz drums in New …

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Flynn Robinson, Former Laker, Dies At 72

Flynn Robinson, an NBA guard in the 60s and 70s, has died at the age of 72. According to a New York Times obituary, Robinson passed away after a battle with multiple myeloma. He died on Thursday in Los Angeles. Robinson played college basketball at the University of Wyoming before being drafted in the second round of the 1965 NBA …

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Snapple Founder Dies; Leonard Marsh Was 80

Leonard Mars, a co-founder of beverage company Snapple, has died at the age of 80. According to a New York Times obituary, Marsh died on Tuesday, March 21 at his home in Long Island, New York. The cause of his death has not been released. Marsh grew up in Brooklyn, New York, and began his career selling chicken eggs. Marsh …

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Epy Guerrero Dies: Famed MLB Scout Was 71

Epy Guerrero, the famed MLB scout in the Dominican Republic who is credited with dozens of high-profile signings, has died. He was 71. Guerrero began his career with the Houston Astros, where he famously signed Cesar Cedeno out of his home country. “He was a good friend and great scout, great ambassador for baseball and a great evaluator of talent,” …

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15-Year Old Arrested For Two Dead Utah Brothers

The bodies of two West Point, Utah children, ages 4 and 10, were found in their home Wednesday night. According to a Davis County Sheriff’s Office statement, the brothers died from what appear to be knife wounds. The suspect in the murders is the victims’ 15-year-old brother. The children’s mother found the the body of the 4-year-old on Wednesday evening. …

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Trevor Bolder Dies: David Bowie and Uriah Heep Bassist Was 62

Trevor Bolder, English rock bassist and songwriter who is best known for his time with David Bowie’s The Spiders from Mars and progressive hard rock band Uriah Heep, has died of cancer. He was 62. Bolder played with Bowie’s The Spiders from Mars across four studio albums: Hunky Dory, Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane and Pin Ups. He also played with …

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Wayne Miller Dies: Photographer Was 94

Wayne F. Miller, the photographer best known for his portraits of black America in post-WWII Chicago, has died. He was 94. Miller got his start studying banking at the University of Illinois at Urbana, only doing photography work on the side. He later studied at the Art Center School in Los Angeles. As a lieutenant in the Navy, Miller took …

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Heinrich Rohrer Dies; Physicist Was 79

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Heinrich Rohrer has died at the age of 79. According to a New York Times obituary, Rohrer died last Thursday night or Friday morning in Wollerau, Switzerland. His family has stated that he died of natural causes. Rohrer studied physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology during the 1950s, where he studied superconductors. In 1963 he …

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Bernard Waber Dies: Children’s Author Was 91

Bernard Waber, beloved children’s author and illustrator, has died at the age of 91 after a long illness. Waber is probably best known for his books The House on East 88th Street and Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (including his many subsequent Lyle books). Waber describes how he got into drawing in a biographical essay: (image) My own early efforts at drawing …

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Donkeys Suspected in Hungary Mauling Death

It’s a given that animals are dangerous. While animals such as the Hippopotamus are known to be very dangerous, even seemingly harmless animals such as beavers can manage to kill a human. This week, police in Hungary are investigating the violent death of an older man that involves animals not normally thought of as killers. The suspects? Two donkeys. According …

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Tornado Death Toll Lowered: One Bright Spot In Oklahoma Storm Story

The estimated death toll for the giant tornado that ripped through Moore, Oklahoma on Monday was drastically lowered today. While earlier reports had at least 51 people dead, including 20 children, the numbers have been revised to 24 confirmed dead, including 9 children. State officials announced this morning that fewer people had been killed than previously thought, with a spokesperson …

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