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Fox News Mourns Loss of Another Familiar Face

Alan Colmes is dead at 66

(Newser) - Fox News is mourning its second loss in one week: Alan Colmes has died at age 66, the network announced Thursday, per Mediaite . Colmes was generally known as the "liberal" on the network (as this headline at the Washington Examiner notes), once paired as a counterpoint to Sean Hannity... More »

Longtime Fox News Host Dead at 55

Network mourns Brenda Buttner

(Newser) - Fox News is mourning longtime business correspondent and Bulls and Bears host Brenda Buttner, who has died at 55 after a long battle with cancer. Buttner, a Harvard graduate and Rhodes scholar, started her media career at an NBC affiliate and hosted CNBC's The Money Club before moving to... More »

'Funky Drummer' Behind Infamous Hip-Hop Sample Dies at 73

Clyde Stubblefield's drum break has been sampled over 1,000 times

(Newser) - Clyde Stubblefield, a James Brown drummer who created one of the most widely sampled drum breaks ever , has died. He was 73. Stubblefield's wife, Jody Hannon, tells the AP he died of kidney failure at a Madison, Wisconsin, hospital Saturday. She says he had been suffering from kidney disease... More »

'Jane Roe' of Roe v. Wade Dies at 69

Norma McCorvey later became a staunch anti-abortion crusader

(Newser) - Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym "Jane Roe" led to the US Supreme Court's landmark decision that legalized abortion but who later became an outspoken opponent of the procedure, died Saturday. She was 69. McCorvey died at an assisted living center in Texas, journalist Joshua Prager,... More »

Man Convicted in World Trade Center Bombing Dies in Prison

The 'blind sheikh' Omar Abdel-Rahman was convicted in 1995

(Newser) - The man known as the "blind sheikh," who was convicted of plotting the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and other terrorist attacks in New York City, died Saturday in a North Carolina jail, CBS News reports. According to the AP , Omar Abdel-Rahman, born in Egypt, had been blind... More »

WWE Mourns George 'The Animal' Steele

He was a wild man in the ring and a teacher during the week

(Newser) - WWE Hall of Fame member George "The Animal" Steele, whose given name was Jim Myers, has died at age 79. WWE announced Friday the death of Steele, who was living in Florida. The Detroit native had tweeted and blogged in recent months about his declining health, the AP reports.... More »

Little Caesars Founder Quietly Paid the Rent of Rosa Parks

Story resurfaces about the late Mike Ilitch and his generosity

(Newser) - The death of Mike Ilitch , founder of Little Caesars, has brought back into the public eye a little-known story about his hometown philanthropy in Detroit: Back in 1994, he began covering the rent for civil rights icon Rosa Parks. That year, Parks had been robbed and assaulted in her central... More »

Ricki Lake's 'Beloved Soulmate' Dies After Mental Illness Battle

Former talk-show host remembers ex-husband Christian Evans in Instagram post

(Newser) - "The world didn't understand this man, but I did." That heartbreaking statement appeared on Ricki Lake's Instagram feed on Tuesday in which she announced the death of ex-husband Christian Evans, who Page Six reported died after struggling with mental illness. The 48-year-old former talk-show host, who... More »

Tom Cruise's Mom Dies at 80

Special education teacher Mary Lee South always said her son had a 'God-given talent'

(Newser) - The person Tom Cruise considered his No. 1 fan has died. The actor's mom, Mary Lee South, passed away last week in her sleep at the age of 80, People reports. Cruise's rep confirmed her death to ET.com . A memorial service attended by the actor and his... More »

Jazz Great Al Jarreau Is Dead at 76

He was a 7-time Grammy winner

(Newser) - The Grammy's will surely be scrambling to pull together a tribute to a seven-time winner in time for Sunday night's show. R&B and jazz great Al Jarreau died Sunday morning at age 76, reports Rolling Stone , whose obituary notes that he was dubbed the "Acrobat of... More »

Family Destroys 'Evil' Man in Totally Brutal Obituary

'He possessed no redeeming qualities'

(Newser) - "Leslie's passing proves that evil does in fact die." So reads an obituary that KHOU calls "harsh" and CW39 describes as "brutally honest." Leslie Ray Charping, known as "Popeye," died in January. The Texas man was battling cancer but died of being... More »

Founder of Little Caesars Dies at 87

Mike Ilitch also owned the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Tigers

(Newser) - Billionaire businessman Mike Ilitch, who founded the Little Caesars pizza empire before buying the Detroit Red Wings and the Detroit Tigers, and won praise for keeping the professional sports teams in the city as others relocated to new suburban stadiums, has died. He was 87. His family released a statement... More »

Oldest Person in US Dies After 114 Years in New Jersey

She never jogged and ate what she liked, son says

(Newser) - A New Jersey woman born the same year as Charles Lindbergh has died after almost seven months as the oldest person in America . Adele Dunlap, who celebrated her 114th birthday in December, died on Sunday, making 113-year-old Delphine Gibson the oldest person in the US, NJ.com reports. According to... More »

Battlestar Galactica Star Richard Hatch Is Dead

Original Captain Apollo gone at 71

(Newser) - Actor Richard Hatch, perhaps best known for playing Captain Apollo in the original Battlestar Galactica film and TV series, has died at age 71. A rep for the actor says Hatch died Tuesday afternoon in Los Angeles after a battle with pancreatic cancer, reports the AP . Manager Michael Kaliski said... More »

He Survived 8 Concentration Camps During the Holocaust

Chaim Ferster died Monday at the age of 94

(Newser) - A man who survived eight Nazi concentration camps—including Auschwitz—died Monday night at the age of 94, the Manchester Evening News reports. According to the BBC , Chaim Ferster was taken from his home in Poland by the Nazis in 1943. He would go on to lose 30 relatives—including... More »

Nazi Propagandist's Secretary Dies With a Final Hope

Brunhilde Pomsel hoped history wouldn't repeat itself

(Newser) - Brunhilde Pomsel, the former secretary to Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels, died in her sleep at a care home in Munich on Friday, a few weeks after her 106th birthday. Christian Kroenes, who extensively interviewed Pomsel for last year's documentary film, A German Life , confirmed the news, per the... More »

Actor John Hurt Dead at 77

His finest work included Elephant Man , Midnight Express

(Newser) - The versatile British actor Sir John Hurt, who could move audiences to tears in The Elephant Man, terrify them in Alien, and spoof that very same scene in Spaceballs, has died. He was 77. Hurt, who battled pancreatic cancer, died Friday in London, according to his agent, Charles McDonald. Twice... More »

The Godfather Never Mentions the Mafia Because of Him

Anthony Colombo dies at 71

(Newser) - The man responsible for making sure the most famous film ever made about the Mafia isn't technically about the Mafia died earlier this month at the age of 71. Anthony Colombo, the son of a mobster and vice president of the Italian-American Civil Rights League, pressured producers of The ... More »

Mary Tyler Moore Dead at 80

Iconic star had family, friends nearby

(Newser) - Mary Tyler Moore died Wednesday at age 80, her publicist confirms to the AP . Sources previously told TMZ that family members were at the hospital saying goodbye, and Moore's publicist says she was surrounded by family and friends when she died. Moore, star of her own show as well... More »

Rare Aging Disease Kills 2nd-Oldest Patient

Canadian Devin Scullion died Sunday at age 20

(Newser) - Devin Scullion's mother didn't let herself think about her son's high school graduation until the day arrived. Nor did Jamie Madley envision Scullion reaching adulthood until his 18th birthday, when he fulfilled his dream of flying a plane. She was only trying to protect herself: At just... More »

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