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Hairstyling Pioneer Vidal Sassoon Dies at 84

Posted May 9th, 2012 at 8:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Pioneering celebrity hairstylist Vidal Sassoon has died at the age of 84. A police spokesman says the stylist died Wednesday at his Los Angeles home. Sassoon reportedly had been suffering from leukemia and police have determined he died of natural causes. Sassoon was born in London, where he opened his first salon in 1954. In […]

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Adam Yauch of The Beastie Boys Dies at 47

Posted May 4th, 2012 at 3:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Adam Yauch, a founding member of the pioneering Beastie Boys hip hop group, died Friday at the age of 47 of cancer. Yauch, who also was known as MCA, helped start the group in 1979 when it was a hardcore punk bank. But as its music evolved, the Beastie Boys produced some of hip-hop’s celebrated […]

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US: Beastie Boys Rapper Yauch Dies

Posted May 4th, 2012 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Adam Yauch, a founding member of the pioneering Beastie Boys hip hop group, died Friday at the age of 47. Yauch, who also was known as MCA, helped start the group in 1979 when it was a hardcore punk bank. But as its music evolved, the Beastie Boys produced some of hip-hop’s celebrated albums, including […]

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Watergate Figure Charles Colson Dies at 80

Posted April 21st, 2012 at 5:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Charles Colson, a special counsel for President Richard Nixon during the Watergate era, has died at the age 80. Colson, who once said he would run over his grandmother to get Mr. Nixon re-elected, went to prison for his role in a Watergate-related case. Colson helped run the Committee to Re-elect the President when it […]

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Mike Wallace, Iconic American Journalist, Dies at 93

Posted April 8th, 2012 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Mike Wallace — an entertainer in the early days of television who rose to become one of America’s best known broadcast journalists — has died. He was 93. In a statement Sunday, the CBS network said Wallace died Saturday at an extended care facility in Connecticut after a long illness. Wallace spent nearly 40 years […]

Mike Wallace, Iconic American Journalist, Dies at 93

Posted April 8th, 2012 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Mike Wallace — an entertainer in the early days of television who rose to become one of America’s best known broadcast journalists — has died. He was 93. In a statement Sunday, the CBS network said Wallace died Saturday at an extended care facility in Connecticut after a long illness. Wallace spent nearly 40 years […]

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Banda Sworn In as Malawi’s President

Posted April 7th, 2012 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Malawi’s vice president, Joyce Banda, was sworn in as president Saturday following confirmation that President Bingu wa Mutharika died suddenly on Thursday. Ms. Banda, who becomes Malawi’s first female president, ascended to the presidency as mandated by the national constitution. She took the oath of office in the capital, Lilongwe. The Malian government officially confirmed […]

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Malawi Mourns Death of President Mutharika

Posted April 7th, 2012 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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Malawi’s vice president Joyce Banda has called for calm as the nation mourns its late President Bingu wa Mutharika, who died of a heart attack on Thursday. Ms. Banda told reporters Saturday that flags will be flown at half-staff and that broadcasters should play “somber” music for the next 10 days. Malawi State radio confirmed […]

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Malawi Confirms Death of President Mutharika

Posted April 7th, 2012 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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Malawi State radio is confirming President Bingu wa Mutharika is dead. Saturday’s official announcement follows multiple reports quoting medical and government sources on the president’s death. Mr. Mutharika was rushed to a hospital Thursday in the capital, Lilongwe, after falling ill at his home. On Friday, medical and government sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, […]

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Bluegrass Legend Earl Scruggs Dead at 88

Posted March 29th, 2012 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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American bluegrass musician Earl Scruggs, whose unique banjo-playing style helped shape modern country music, has died. The 88-year-old Scruggs died Wednesday in Nashville, Tennessee — known as the country music capital of the world. His son, Gary, said he died of natural causes. Friends and fans paid tribute to Scruggs Thursday and flowers were to […]

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