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British Singer Amy Winehouse Dies at 27

Posted July 23rd, 2011 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in Britain say music star Amy Winehouse has been found dead at her home in north London. A police statement said at this time the death is being treated as “unexplained.” Winehouse, 27, underwent several rounds of treatment for drug addiction, the latest in May. The singer, known for her heavy tattoos and exaggerated […]

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British Artists Lucian Freud Dies at 88

Posted July 21st, 2011 at 7:20 pm (UTC-5)
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British artist Lucian Freud, grandson of the founder of modern psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud, has died. He was 88 years old. The painter’s New York art dealer, William Acquavella, says Freud passed away Wednesday night at his home in London after an unspecified illness. Lucian Freud was famous for his dramatic self-portraits and paintings of nude […]

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Belarus Cardinal Kazimierz Swiatek Dies at 96

Posted July 21st, 2011 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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The former leader of the Catholic Church in Belarus, Cardinal Kazimierz Swiatek, has died in a Pinsk hospital at the age of 96. In a statement the Catholic Church of Belarus said he died early Thursday. The cause of death was not specified. After entering the priesthood in 1939, Swiatek was sentenced to death for […]

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Australian Aborigine Actor David Ngoombujarra Dies

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Australia’s best-known indigenous actor David Ngoombujarra, whose films included “Rabbit-Proof Fence” and “Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles,” has died. He was 44. Ngoombujarra was found Sunday in a park in Freemantle, a port city near Perth on Australia’s west coast. He later died at a Freemantle hospital. The cause of death has not yet been […]

Apartheid-Era Defense Minister Malan Dies in South Africa

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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A South African defense minister who led military efforts against the anti-apartheid movement has died. A statement released by the family of General Magnus Malan says he “died peacefully” early Monday at his home in Cape Town. He was 81. Malan served as South Africa’s defense minister from 1980 to 1991 and before that as […]

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Former First Lady Betty Ford Dies

Posted July 9th, 2011 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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Former U.S. first lady Betty Ford, an outspoken advocate for women’s rights and the founder of the Betty Ford Center for substance abuse, has died at the age of 93. Family members said she died Friday evening. Mrs. Ford was born in Chicago in 1918. She moved to New York in her twenties where she […]

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Former First Lady Betty Ford Dies

Posted July 8th, 2011 at 11:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Former U.S. first lady Betty Ford, an outspoken advocate for women’s rights and the founder of the Betty Ford Center for substance abuse, has died at the age of 93. Family members said she died Friday evening. President Barack Obama said Mrs. Ford distinguished herself through her courage and compassion. He said that as the […]

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Former First Lady Betty Ford Dies

Posted July 8th, 2011 at 9:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Former U.S. first lady Betty Ford, an outspoken advocate for women’s rights and the founder of the Betty Ford Center for substance abuse, has died. Family members said the 93-year-old died Friday evening. Another former first lady, Nancy Reagan, expressed her condolences shortly after the news was announced. Reagan said Ford was an “inspiration to […]

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Buena Vista Social Club Guitarist, Manuel Galban, Dies

Posted July 8th, 2011 at 3:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Manuel Galban, the internationally-renowned Cuban guitarist featured in the Buena Vista Social Club, has died of a heart attack in Havana. A statement from Galban’s publicist said the award-winning musician died Thursday. The publicist said it was a “sad day” for Cuban music and its fans, who he said will miss Galban’s “enormous impact worldwide” […]

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American Artist Cy Twombly Dies at 83

Posted July 5th, 2011 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Cy Twombly, an American painter, known for his giant scribbles and graffiti-styled art, has died at a hospital in Rome. A spokesman for the Gagosian Gallery, which represented Twombly’s work, said the artist died Tuesday at the age of 83. The spokesman did not specify a cause of death, but Twombly had suffered from cancer […]

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