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Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry Dead At 78

Former Washington Mayor Marion Barry is dead at 78, a hospital spokeswoman said on Sunday. The four-term mayor was a council member for Washington’s 8th ward at the time of his death. Barry’s family said in statement that the former died shortly after midnight at the United Medical Center, after having been released from Howard […]

Mike Nichols Dead At 83

Legendary entertainment icon Mike Nichols, husband of ABC’s Diane Sawyer, has died at age 83. Nichols’ death was announced in a statement by ABC News President James Goldston. “He was a true visionary, winning the highest honors in the arts for his work as a director, writer, producer and comic and was one of a […]

Lane Evans served 24 years in the House from Western Illinois. He was a Marine who fought in the Vietnam war, and spent much of his congressional career fighting for veterans’ rights. The Democrat died Wednesday at a nursing home in East Moline, Illinois, said his former congressional staffer, Michael Malmstrom, who also was one […]

Tom Menino was Boston’s longest-serving mayor. …Menino, who insisted a mayor doesn’t need a grand vision to lead, then went on to shepherd Boston’s economy and shape the skyline and the very identity of the city he loved through an unprecedented five consecutive terms in City Hall, died Thursday. He was 71 and was diagnosed […]

Joan Quigley, the astrologer who helped Nancy Reagan plan her husband’s schedule, has died at her San Francisco home at the age of 87. Donald T. Regan, Reagan’s former Chief of Staff, claimed in his memoir that Mrs. Reagan kept Quigley on a $3,000 per month retainer. He said Quigley consulted with Mrs. Reagan up […]

Ben Bradlee Dead At 93

Long-time Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee has passed away at age 93. From the moment he took over The Post newsroom in 1965, Mr. Bradlee sought to create an important newspaper that would go far beyond the traditional model of a metropolitan daily. He achieved that goal by combining compelling news stories based on aggressive […]

Tim Hauser founded the Grammy-winning group in the early ’70’s. [They had] hits such as “Operator” and “The Boy from New York City.” They went on to win multiple pop and jazz Grammy Awards. Their critically acclaimed album, 1985’s “Vocalese,” earned a whopping 12 Grammy nominations. Alan Paul, Janis Siegel and Cheryl Bentyne — who […]

Joan Rivers died of “anoxic encephalopathy due to hypoxic arrest during laryngoscopy and upper gastrointestinal endoscopy with propofol sedation for evaluation of voice changes and gastroesophageal reflux disease.” In layman’s terms, according to WABC, Rivers had been sedated with propofol before an endoscopy to examine her vocal cords, as well as treat possible acid reflux. She then […]

Jean-Clause “Baby Doc” Duvalier died of a heart attack at age 63. Mr. Duvalier continued to defend what human rights workers called one of the most oppressive governments in the Western Hemisphere, following in the footsteps of his father, François, known as Papa Doc, who died in 1971. The son was 19 when he assumed […]

Polly Bergen Dead At 84

Emmy award-winning actress Polly Bergen passed away at age 84 at her Connecticut home. The Tennessee native first appeared on screen in the 1949 Western “Across the Rio Grande.” She had notable roles in the films “Cape Fear” in 1962 and “The Caretakers” the following year. She won an Emmy Award in 1958 for work […]

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