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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 [...]

A source told CNN that Joan Rivers’ personal physician took a selfie in the procedure room while the comedian was under anesthesia. Rivers, 81, was at the clinic for a scheduled endoscopy by another doctor, gastroenterologist Dr. Lawrence Cohen. That procedure, intended to help diagnose her hoarse voice and sore throat, involved the insertion of [...]

Songwriter Bob Crewe Dead At 83

Bob Crewe’s legion of hits include “Can’t Take My Eyes Off you”, “Walk Like a Man” and “Rag Doll”. His brother, Dan Crewe, confirmed his death. He said his brother had been in declining health after a fall several years ago while visiting him in Maine. Mr. Crewe was a singer himself in the 1940s [...]

When Joan Rivers went for a routine endoscopy August 28 a doctor noticed “something” on her vocal chords. Another doctor who arrived with her entourage offered to perform a biopsy which, according to the New York Daily News, caused her air supply to be cut off. Such a procedure is not supposed to be performed [...]

ATLANTA — S. Truett Cathy, who turned a humble hometown restaurant featuring a boneless fried chicken sandwich into the Chick-fil-A juggernaut, died Monday at 1:35 a.m. He was 93. Cathy, who died at home surrounded by loved ones, was known as much for his Christian principles — Chick-fil-A’s are closed on Sundays — as he [...]

Lillian Gobitas Close just passed away at age 90.  She was only a seventh grader in 1935 when she refused to say the Pledge of Allegiance because her religion, Jehovah’s Witnesses, did not permit idolatry. She was immediately expelled from her Pennsylvania school, and the once-popular 12-year-old was suddenly an outcast.  Children threw rocks at [...]

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