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  • Nobel laureate Garcia Marquez dies at 87

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate whose intoxicating novels and short stories exposed millions outside Latin America to its passions, superstition, violence and social inequality, died at home in Mexico City on Thursday. He was 87. Widely considered the most...

  • Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A person close to the family has confirmed reports that that Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died. He was 87. Garcia Marquez's magical realist novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and...

  • Salsa great Cheo Feliciano dies in car crash at 78

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rican salsa legend Cheo Feliciano died in a car accident early Thursday, prompting the governor of the U.S. territory to declare three days of mourning. Feliciano, a member of the Fania All Stars, was one of the most recognized salsa singers, with hits...

  • Servier, lab founder in drug scandal, dies at 92

    PARIS (AP) — Jacques Servier, the founder of France's second-largest pharmaceutical group who became ensnared in a scandal over a diabetes drug widely used for weight loss, has died. Servier Research Group announced the death of 92-year-old Servier late Wednesday. Servier and his lab were at...

  • Malaysian lawmaker and lawyer Karpal Singh dies

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Veteran Malaysian opposition lawmaker Karpal Singh, an eminent lawyer who had been detained without trial under security laws and battled numerous sedition charges, has died in a road accident. He was 73. District police chief Ng Kong Soon said Singh was...

  • Romanian poet, dissident Nina Cassian dies

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian poet and translator Nina Cassian, who obtained political asylum in the United States after the Communist-era secret police found her critical poems scribbled in a friend's diary, has died in New York City. She was 89. Her husband, Maurice Edwards, told The...

  • British journalist Patrick Seale dies at 84

    BEIRUT (AP) — Patrick Seale, a veteran journalist and author on Middle Eastern affairs as well as one of the world's leading historians on Syria, has died in London after a battle with cancer, according to family and friends. He was 83. An accomplished reporter, writer and literary agent,...

  • Remembering Chuck Stone's courage as a pundit and as a man

    Black journalist Chuck Stone was one of those people whose passing makes us think, "We shall not see his like again." He was passionately interested in racial issues but he was never a race hustler. He followed nobody's party line but called the issues as he saw them. Chuck Stone was a...

  • Former 'Dynasty' star Kate O'Mara dies at age 74

    LONDON (AP) — British actress Kate O'Mara, best known for her role in the 1980s soap opera "Dynasty," died Sunday at the age of 74, her agent said. Phil Belfield said O'Mara died in a nursing home in southern England after a short illness. The actress, who began her television career in the...

  • Jeremiah Denton, Vietnam POW and ex-senator, dies

    Former Alabama Sen. Jeremiah Denton, who survived 7½ years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam and alerted the U.S. military to conditions there when he blinked the word "torture" in Morse code during a television interview, has died. He was 89. Denton's grandson, Edward Denton, says he...

  • Former Defense Secretary James Schlesinger dies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Onetime economics professor and longtime nuclear strategist James R. Schlesinger was a political man for all seasons, holding a long string of Cabinet and other high-level posts through three administrations. He was hired — and dismissed — by presidents of both parties....

  • Widow of Errol Flynn dies in Jamaica at age 87

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Patrice Wymore Flynn, a Hollywood actress and cattle rancher who was the widow of swashbuckling screen legend Errol Flynn, has died at her seaside home in northeastern Jamaica. She was 87. On Monday, family spokesman Robb Callahan said Wymore Flynn died Saturday at...

  • Former Spanish prime minister Suarez dies at 81

    MADRID (AP) — Adolfo Suarez, Spain's first democratically elected prime minister after decades of right-wing rule under Gen. Francisco Franco, has died aged 81. Suarez died Sunday afternoon in Madrid's Cemtro Clinic hospital, family spokesman Fermin Urbiola said. Suarez had been suffering...

  • Anti-gay pastor Fred Phelps Sr. dies at 84

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., the fiery founder of a small Kansas church who led outrageous and hate-filled protests that blamed almost everything, including the deaths of AIDS victims and U.S. soldiers, on America's tolerance for gay people, has died. He was 84. Daughter...



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