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Pink Floyd Artist Dies; Storm Thorgerson Was 69

Storm Thorgerson, the artist behind many classic album covers, has died at the age of 69. According to an Associated Press report, Thorgerson died “surrounded by family and friends” and his death was peaceful. He had reportedly been suffering from an unnamed illness for “some time.” The artist had suffered a stroke in 2003. Thorgerson grew up in Cambridge, England, …

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Roger Ebert’s Site Gets a Major Redesign, Will Continue to Feature Reviews from Contributors

If you’re like me, RogerEbert.com was a frequent stop on your internet browsing schedule. Every Friday morning (or Thursday night, occasionally), I would visit Ebert’s site to find out what he had to say about all the newly released films of the week. I, like many others, was greatly influenced by not only Ebert’s film reviews, but by his blogging …

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Family Awarded $90 Million Over Bus Stop Death

A Maryland family this week won their lawsuit against the Prince George’s County Board of Education and were awarded $90 million. According to a Washington Post report on the case, 13-year-old Ashley Davis died in 2009 while crossing the street to reach a school bus stop. A car traveling down the road hit her, a minivan, and a 17-year-old boy …

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Beaver Actor Dies; Frank Bank Was 71

Actor Frank Bank, who played Clarence “Lumpy” Rutherford on the TV show Leave it to Beaver, has died. He was 71. Though the cause of his death has not been reported, Bank died in Los Angeles on Saturday, April 13. Bank began his acting career in the 50s, with small roles on TV and a role as the young Will …

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Pat Summerall Dies; Sportscaster Was 82

Sports broadcaster Pat Summerall has died at the age of 82. According to an Associated Press report, Summerall died at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center on Tuesday following a heart attack. Summerall played in the NFL from 1952 until 1961. After retiring from his playing career, Summerall joined CBS sports as a commentator. He began as a color …

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Star Wars Actor Dies; Richard LeParmentier Was 66

Richard LeParmentier, the actor most famous for playing Admiral Motti in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, has died at the age of 66. The actor, who lived in the U.K., was reportedly visiting relatives in Austin, Texas at the time of his death. The cause of his death has not been released. LeParmentier had a long career on …

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Bob Perry Dies; Republican Donor Was 80

Texas homebuilder and noted political donor Bob Perry has died at the age of 80. According to a report from The Dallas Morning News, Perry died in his sleep on Saturday night or Sunday morning at his home in Houston. The cause of the death has not been released In the late 1960s, Perry started a homebuilding business in Houston …

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Chi Cheng Dies, Mother Shares Statement

Deftones bassist Chi Cheng has passed away after years of recovery from a car accident. He reportedly died on Sunday morning at the age of 42. Cheng’s mother, who goes by the name Mom J on the OneLoveForChi.com site posted the following statement on Sunday: This is the hardest thing to write to you. Your love and heart and devotion …

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Colin Davis Dies; Conductor Was 85

Renowned English conductor Sir Colin Davis has died at the age of 85. According to the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), Davis died on Sunday evening following a short illness. From the LSO statement: He will be remembered with huge affection and admiration by the LSO and our thoughts are with his family at this time. Though Davis first conducted the …

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John Galardi Dies; Wienerschnitzel Founder Was 75

John Galardi, the founder of restaurants such as Wienerschnitzel, has died at the age of 75. According to the Galardi Group, Galardi died on Saturday after battling pancreatic cancer. He is survived by his wife, Judane, and four children. Galardi founded his first restaurant, Der Wienerschnitzel, in 1961 at the age of 23. The business began as a stand in …

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Charlie Wilson Dies; Congressman Was 70

Former U.S. Representative Charlie A. Wilson has died at the age of 70. According to an Associated Press report, Wilson had a stroke in February and had been recovering since that time. He reportedly became sick over the weekend and died Sunday afternoon at a hospital in Boynton Beach, Florida. Wilson owned funeral home and furniture store businesses before entering …

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Grady Hatton Dies; MLB Player Was 90

Grady Hatton, a Major League Baseball player and a manager for the Houston Astros, has died at the age of 90. According to the Associated Press, Hatton died on Thursday, April 11 at his home in Warren, Texas. Hatton made his major league debut for the Cincinnati Reds in 1946. He went on to play third and second base for …

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