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Science Fiction Icon Ray Bradbury Dead at 91

Posted June 6th, 2012 at 7:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Ray Bradbury, one of America’s best-known science fiction writers, has died at the age of 91. Bradbury is perhaps most remembered for his 1953 novel Fahrenheit 451, about a futuristic society where book burning is an official policy. Often described as a story about the evils of censorship, Bradbury said the book was really about […]

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US Science Fiction Icon Ray Bradbury Dead at 91

Posted June 6th, 2012 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Ray Bradbury, one of America’s best-known science fiction writers, has died at the age of 91. Bradbury is perhaps most remembered for his 1953 novel Fahrenheit 451, about a futuristic society where book burning is an official policy. Often described as a story about the evils of censorship, Bradbury said the book was really about […]

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US Science Fiction Icon Ray Bradbury Dead at 91

Posted June 6th, 2012 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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Ray Bradbury, one of America’s best-known science fiction writers, has died at the age of 91. Bradbury is perhaps most remembered for his 1953 novel Fahrenheit 451, about a futuristic society where book burning is an official policy. Inspired by the Cold War, the rise of television and Bradbury’s love of books, the novel was […]

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TV Remote Control Inventor Dies

Posted May 22nd, 2012 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The inventor whose device enabled people to watch television without ever having to get up to change the channel has died. Eugene Polley, who developed the first wireless television remote control, was 96 years old when he died Sunday in Chicago. Polley was an engineer with Zenith Electronics in 1955 when he built a hand-held […]

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Disco Era Icon Robin Gibb Dies of Cancer at 62

Posted May 20th, 2012 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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British singer Robin Gibb, an iconic voice of the disco era of the 1970s, died Sunday in London after a long fight against cancer. He was 62 years old. Gibb and his brothers Barry and Maurice formed their band, appropriately named the Bee Gees, for the Brothers Gibb, in the late 1950s. The band was […]

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‘Queen of Disco’ Donna Summer Loses Battle with Cancer

Posted May 17th, 2012 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Music legend Donna Summer, known by many as the Queen of Disco, has died. The five-time Grammy Award winner died Thursday at the age of 63 in Florida. Those close to her say she had been battling lung cancer for some time but had tried to keep her illness private. Summer rose to stardom in […]

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Queen of Disco Loses Battle with Cancer

Posted May 17th, 2012 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Music legend Donna Summer, known by many as the Queen of Disco, has died. The five-time Grammy Award winner died Thursday at the age of 63 in Florida. Those close to her say she had been battling cancer for some time but had tried to keep the extent of her illness private. Summer rose to […]

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Queen of Disco Loses Battle with Cancer

Posted May 17th, 2012 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Music legend Donna Summer, known by many as the Queen of Disco, has died. The 5-time Grammy Award winner died Wednesday at the age of 63 in Florida. Those close to her say she had been battling cancer for some time but had tried to keep the extent of her illness private. Summer rose to […]

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Chuck Brown, ‘The Godfather of Go-Go,’ Dies at 75

Posted May 16th, 2012 at 7:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Chuck Brown, the musician known as “The Godfather of Go-Go,” has died at 75 after a bout with pneumonia. After several minor hit records, Brown created his own sound in the 1970s — a combination of funk, soul, and Latin music he called Go-Go, because he said the music goes and goes all night. The […]

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Estranged Wife of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Found Dead

Posted May 16th, 2012 at 6:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The estranged wife of lawyer and environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. has been found dead. An attorney says police discovered the body of 52-year-old Mary Kennedy in her home in Bedford, north of New York City. Police have released no other details. Mary Kennedy was Kennedy’s second wife. The two filed for divorce in 2010 […]

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