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Award-Winning New York Times Reporter Dies in Syria

Posted February 17th, 2012 at 1:00 am (UTC-5)
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Anthony Shadid, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winning international correspondent for The New York Times, has died while on assignment in Syria. The newspaper says the 43-year-old Shadid suffered a severe asthma attack Thursday while preparing to leave Syria, where he spent the past week covering opposition forces battling the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. A […]

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Music Industry Pays Tribute to Whitney Houston

Posted February 12th, 2012 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The music industry is celebrating the life of Grammy Award-winning singer and actress Whitney Houston who was found dead at a Los Angeles hotel Saturday. Houston’s death comes on the eve of the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, where the six-time Grammy winner had gathered with hundreds of artists for Sunday’s program. The organizers of […]

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Singer Whitney Houston Memorialized at Pre-Grammy Awards Gala

Posted February 12th, 2012 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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The music industry has celebrated the life of Grammy Award-winning singer and actress Whitney Houston at the Los Angeles hotel where she was found dead hours earlier. Houston’s mentor, producer and longtime friend, Clive Davis, memorialized her Saturday night at his pre-Grammy Gala, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. A somber Davis said, “Simply put, Whitney […]

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Singer Whitney Houston’s Death Sparks Many Tributes

Posted February 12th, 2012 at 3:55 am (UTC-5)
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Grammy Award-winning singer and actress Whitney Houston died Saturday at the age of 48 in a Los Angeles hotel room, setting off an avalanche of tributes. The Associated Press quotes Houston’s ex-husband, singer Bobby Brown, as saying before a performance in Mississippi Saturday, “I would like to say, I love you Whitney. The hardest thing […]

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Award Winning Actor Ben Gazzara Dies

Posted February 4th, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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Emmy Award winning actor Ben Gazzara has died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 81. A family attorney says Gazzara passed away at a New York City hospital Friday, with his family at his side. Gazzara, son of Italian immigrants parents, was known for portraying emotionally complex characters, with a tough guy persona. He […]

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Legendary US Boxing Trainer Dies

Posted February 2nd, 2012 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Legendary U.S. boxing trainer Angelo Dundee, who worked the corner of the ring for Muhammad Ali in his greatest fights, has died at age 90. Dundee died Wednesday at his home in Florida. Dundee trained 15 world champion boxers, including Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, George Foreman and Jimmy Ellis. But in a career that spanned […]

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Tributes Pour in for Late Soul Train Creator

Posted February 2nd, 2012 at 1:40 am (UTC-5)
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Tributes are pouring in to the late U.S. television host and music promoter Don Cornelius, who was found dead of a gunshot wound to the head in his Los Angeles home Wednesday. Cornelius was the founder of the iconic Soul Train television show that helped introduce African-American music and culture to mainstream America from 1971 […]

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Polish Nobel Laureate Dies

Posted February 2nd, 2012 at 1:40 am (UTC-5)
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Polish Nobel Laureate Wislawa Szymborska has died at the age of 88. Authorities say the reclusive poet passed away Wednesday evening of lung cancer at her home in Krakow. Syzmborska’s style has been described as reflective and playful because of her approach to serious subjects such as war in Poland, death and torture. She had […]

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Legendary Soul Train Host Found Dead

Posted February 1st, 2012 at 9:05 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. television host and music promoter Don Cornelius has died. For more than 20 years, his iconic show Soul Train helped introduce African-American music stars to mainstream America. Police say the 75-year-old Cornelius was found dead of a gunshot wound to the head in his Los Angeles home. Officials say the wound apparently was self-inflicted. […]

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Former Italian President Oscar Luigi Scalfaro Dead at 93

Posted January 29th, 2012 at 7:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Former Italian President Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, who helped rewrite Italian politics after a devastating corruption scandal in the 1990s, has died at age 93. No cause of death was given. After working as a lawyer to help anti-Fascists jailed in World War II, Mr. Scalfaro entered politics and helped cobble together Italy’s first constitution as […]

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