All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘obituary’

Kirk Douglas Is Dead? Erroneous Obituary Published

Veteran actor Kirk Douglas is celebrating his 98th birthday next week, but it appears that People Magazine already reporting about his death in an obituary that the news outlet published online. The obituary was dated September 29, 2014, but the posting date was not determined. The piece had a “DO NOT PUB” in the headline, signifying that the publishing of …

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Bobby Womack Dies; Rolling Stones Pay Tribute

Bobby Womack is a Soul music and R&B legend. But even if you think you have little interest in R&B, your music collection has definitely been touched in some way by Bobby Womack, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009. Womack, who died Friday at the age of 70, played guitar for Sam Cooke …

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Rachel ‘Bunny’ Mellon, Secluded Heiress, Dies at 103

Rachel ‘Bunny’ Mellon, a secluded heiress, patron of the arts, and a figure in John Edward’s presidential campaign scandal died today in Upperville, VA at 103. Her fortune came from her grandfather’s invention of Listerine, her father’s presidency in the Gillette Safety Razor Company, and her marriage to philanthropist Paul Mellon. She told the New York Times in 1969, she …

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Shirley Temple, First Child Star, Dies at Age 85

Shirley Temple, “America’s Little Darling,” has passed away at age 85. She died of natural causes at her home in Woodside, Calif., “surrounded by family and caregivers,” according to a family statement. “We salute her for a life of remarkable achievements as an actor, as a diplomat, and most importantly as our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and adored wife for …

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Tom Clancy, Legendary Author, Has Died at 66

Twitter, as well as the New York Daily News, have issued reports that Tom Clancy died last night in a Baltimore hospital near his home at age 66. Tom Clancy's publisher confirms to the NYT that he died last night in a hospital in Baltimore. — Julie Bosman (@juliebosman) October 2, 2013 Bestselling author Tom Clancy has died. — Publishers …

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Ray Dolby, American Sound Pioneer, Has Passed Away

The AP reported last evening that Ray Dolby, the American inventor who can be credited with assisting in the design of the first practical VHS recording device and many other entertainment devices, has died at age 80 in his San Francisco home. Dolby has been heralded as the man who pioneered recorded sound. CNET reported that Dolby had been living …

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Davy Jones of The Monkees Dead at 66

And then there were three. Davy Jones, Mike Nesmith, Peter Tork, and Micky Dolenz – The Monkees were a made-for-television pop band that held a great fan base long after their TV show ended. Today, those fans received the sad news that Davy Jones had died in his home of a massive heart attack in his sleep. He was 66. …

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