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Richard Wilbur, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, dies at 96
October 16, 2017
Richard Wilbur, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and translator who intrigued and delighted generations of readers and theatregoers through his rhyming editions of Moliere and his own verse on memory, writing and nature, died. He was 96.
Wilbur died Saturday night in Belmont,...
Dazzling basketball great Connie Hawkins dies at 75
October 7, 2017
PHOENIX — Connie Hawkins, basketball's dazzling New York playground great who soared and swooped his way to the Hall of Fame, has died. He was 75.
His death was announced Saturday by the Phoenix Suns, the team with which he spent his most productive NBA seasons in a career delayed for...
Round-faced comic Ralphie May dies of cardiac arrest at 45
October 6, 2017
LOS ANGELES — A spokeswoman for Ralphie May says the comedian has died. He was 45.
In a statement Friday, publicist Stacey Pokluda says May died of cardiac arrest. She said he had been fighting pneumonia, which caused him to cancel a few appearances in the past month.
Bunny Sigler, who helped create 1970s Philly Sound, dies
October 6, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — Walter "Bunny" Sigler, a singer, songwriter and producer who helped create "The Sound of Philadelphia" in the 1970s, has died.
His longtime attorney, Lloyd Zane Remick, said Sigler died of a heart attack Friday at his home outside Philadelphia. He was 76.
Game of Thrones Visual Effects Editor Katherine Chappell Mauled to...
June 5, 2015
Katherine was a visual effects editor for the hit TV show Game of Thrones. On a trip through a wildlife park in South Africa she was fatally mauled by a lion through her car window. She is remembered as brilliant, kind, adventurous and high-spirited. "Her energy and passion could not be...
B.B. King Funeral Held in Indianola, Mississippi
May 30, 2015
The rock and roll Hall of Famer has died at the age of 89 in Las Vegas. He has transported us with his soulful music and his famous companion guitar Lucille. He's inspired the work of countless musicians around the world with his five-decade career. He helped to redefine blues music and...