Obituaries

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015, file photo, Actor Bruno Ganz arrives for the screening of the movie Remember at the 72nd edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy. Bruno Ganz has died at 77. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, file)
February 16, 2019 - 9:29 am
BERLIN (AP) — Swiss actor Bruno Ganz, who played Adolf Hitler cooped up in his Berlin bunker in "Downfall" and an angel in Wim Wenders' "Wings of Desire," has died. He was 77. German news agency dpa reported that Ganz's management said Saturday he died in Zurich. Ganz, a prominent figure in the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2017 file photo, Oscar statuettes appear backstage at the Oscars in Los Angeles. Responding to widespread backlash to the fact that four Oscars will be presented during commercial breaks at the 91st Academy Awards, the film academy has issued a statement reiterating that all Academy Award winners will still be included in the broadcast on Feb. 24, just not all live. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
February 15, 2019 - 3:05 pm
Would anyone — anyone at all — like to thank the academy? This is normally the time of year when Oscar hopefuls are readying acceptance speeches that almost always begin with a few words of gratitude for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. But that sentiment has been hard to come by...
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February 15, 2019 - 6:43 am
LONDON (AP) — Prize-winning novelist Andrea Levy has died after suffering from cancer in recent years. She was 62. Georgina Moore of Tinder Press said Levy died Thursday after having been "ill for some time." Levy was best known for her novel "Small Island" about the Windrush generation of...
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February 14, 2019 - 8:44 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Donald S. Smith, who produced the controversial anti-abortion film "The Silent Scream" and, with help from Ronald Reagan's White House, distributed copies to every member of Congress and the Supreme Court, has died at 94. Beverly Cielnicky, president of Crusade For Life told The...
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FILE - In this Feb. 3, 1994, file photo, Lyndon LaRouche Jr. gestures during a news conference in Arlington, Va. Political extremist and perennial presidential candidate LaRouche has died on feb. 12, 2019, at age 96. (AP Photo/Joe Marquette, File)
February 13, 2019 - 8:26 pm
LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — Lyndon LaRouche Jr., the political extremist who ran for president in every election from 1976 to 2004, including a campaign waged from federal prison, has died. He was 96. LaRouche's political action committee confirmed Wednesday on its website that LaRouche died a day earlier...
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February 13, 2019 - 4:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Betty Ballantine, half of a groundbreaking husband-and-wife publishing team that helped invent the modern paperback and vastly expand the market for science fiction and other genres through such blockbusters as "The Hobbit" and "Fahrenheit 451," has died. Ballantine died Tuesday at...
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February 13, 2019 - 3:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Heidi Toffler, who collaborated with husband Alvin Toffler on the best-selling "Future Shock" and other influential books, has died. Toffler died Feb. 6 at her home in Los Angeles, according to a spokeswoman. She was 89, and the cause of death was not immediately available. Alvin...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2018, file photo, Jarrell Miller celebrates after defeating Tomasz Adamek, of Poland, in a heavyweight boxing match in Chicago. The Anthony Joshua roadshow is finally heading to the United States. Not to fight the only other heavyweight champion, though. The four-title champion will make his American boxing debut when he defends his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts against Jarrell Miller at Madison Square Garden on June 1.(AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski, File)
February 13, 2019 - 1:14 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Anthony Joshua roadshow is finally heading to the United States. Not to fight the only other heavyweight champion, though. The four-title champion will make his American boxing debut when he defends his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts against Jarrell Miller at Madison Square Garden on...
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FILE - In this Thursday March 4, 2004 file photo Brazilian soccer legend Pele, right, presents former England goalkeeper Gordon Banks with a photograph showing Banks saving a header from Pele in the 1970 World Cup, at a press conference in London, to mark FIFA's 100 year anniversary. English soccer club Stoke said Tuesday Feb. 12, 2019 that World Cup-winning England goalkeeper Gordon Banks has died at 81. (AP Photo/Max Nash, File)
February 12, 2019 - 6:29 am
LONDON (AP) — Gordon Banks, the World Cup-winning England goalkeeper who was also known for blocking a header from Pele that many consider to be the greatest save in soccer history, has died. He was 81. English soccer club Stoke, one of Banks' former teams, posted a statement from his family on...
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Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., left, greets the public at the casket of her husband, former Rep. John Dingell, lying in repose in Dearborn, Mich., Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in American history, was first elected in 1955 and retired in 2014. The Democrat was 92. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
February 12, 2019 - 3:10 am
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden and other dignitaries are expected at John Dingell's funeral after hundreds of people passed his coffin and were personally greeted by the family of America's longest-serving member of Congress. A funeral is scheduled for Tuesday at Church of...
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