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Talk show host, politician Barbara Carlson dies at 80
July 10, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS — Barbara Carlson, a former radio talk show host with a bold, unfiltered personality, has died at the age of 80.
Carlson's daughter, Anne Carlson, said her mother died Monday surrounded by family and friends. She had been diagnosed with lung cancer. Anne Carlson told the...
Actor Tab Hunter, star of 'Damn Yankees!' movie, dies age 86
July 09, 2018
Tab Hunter, the blond actor and singer who was a heartthrob for millions of teenage girls in the 1950s with such films as "Battle Cry" and "Damn Yankees!" and received new attention decades later when he revealed that he was gay, has died. He was 86.
Producer and longtime partner Allan...
AP Source: Jackson family patriarch dies at 89
June 27, 2018
NEW YORK — Joseph Jackson, the strong, fearsome patriarch of the musical Jackson family, has died, according to a person close to the family.
The person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person was not allowed to discuss the topic publicly, told The Associated Press...
Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain found dead in France at 61
June 08, 2018
PARIS — Anthony Bourdain, the celebrity chef and citizen of the world who inspired millions to share his delight in food and the bonds it created, was found dead in his hotel room Friday in France while working on his CNN series on culinary traditions. He was 61.
CNN confirmed the...
Spade remembered as vibrant and colorful, like her creations
June 06, 2018
NEW YORK — Bright. Vibrant. Colorful. And, most essentially, fun.
The same words used so often to describe Kate Spade's enormously popular handbags — "It" bags that were both aspirational and affordable — were an apt description of the woman herself, say many in the fashion world....
Johnny McKenzie, who won 2 Cups with Bruins, dies at 80
June 11, 2018
BOSTON — Johnny McKenzie, a rough-and-tumble right wing who helped lead the Boston Bruins to two Stanley Cup titles, has died. He was 80.
The team says McKenzie died Saturday, citing its alumni department. A cause was not given.
McKenzie also played for the Chicago Blackhawks,...