Obituaries

People queue at the Invalides monument to pay their respects to late French President Jacques Chirac, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019 in Paris. Jacques Chirac will lie in state Sunday during a public ceremony at the Invalides monument, where France honors its heroes. A memorial service and private funeral are planned for Monday. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
September 29, 2019 - 8:49 am
PARIS (AP) — Hundreds of people have lined up in front of the Invalides monument in Paris to pay public tribute to former French President Jacques Chirac, who died Thursday at 86. Chirac was lying in state Sunday afternoon inside the monument, where France honors its heroes. People could hold a...
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This Nov. 1982 photo shows Jack Edwards campaigning for Congress in Alabama. His family said through a spokesman that Edwards died Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 at his south Alabama home after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Edwards was a member of Congress from 1965 to 1985. He was among the first wave of Alabama Republicans as the party gained traction in the state.(Victor Calhoun/Press-Register via AP)
September 27, 2019 - 3:33 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Jack Edwards of Alabama, who served 10 terms in Congress and was in the first wave of Deep South Republicans, died Friday. He was 91. His family said through a spokesman that Edwards died at his home in Fairhope after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Edwards...
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FILE - In this June 9 2008 file photo, former French President Jacques Chirac reacts during the ceremony to officially launch the "Fondation Chirac" in Paris. Jacques Chirac, a two-term French president who was the first leader to acknowledge France's role in the Holocaust and defiantly opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, has died at age 86. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
September 26, 2019 - 9:53 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on former French President Jacques Chirac's death (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri is paying tribute to the late French President Jacques Chirac, calling him a "remarkable personality" and a "dear friend." In a statement issued Thursday,...
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FILE - In this Nov.14, 2006 file photo, French President Jacques Chirac poses with residents during his visit to Amiens, northern France. Former French President Jacques Chirac has died at 86. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler, File)
September 26, 2019 - 6:19 am
PARIS (AP) — Jacques Chirac, a two-term French president who was the first leader to acknowledge France's role in the Holocaust and defiantly opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, has died at age 86. His son-in-law Frederic Salat-Baroux told The Associated Press that Chirac died Thursday "...
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FILE - This June 18, 2015 file photo shows Robert Hunter at the 46th Annual Songwriters Hall Of Fame Induction and Awards Gala in New York. Hunter, the man behind the poetic and mystical words for many of the Grateful Dead’s finest songs, died Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, at his Northern California home, according to Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart. He was 78. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
September 24, 2019 - 3:31 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robert Hunter, the man behind the poetic and mystical words for many of the Grateful Dead's finest songs, has died at age 78. Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart says Hunter died Monday at his Northern California home. The cause of death was not disclosed. Although proficient on a...
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September 24, 2019 - 7:43 am
Alfred Alvarez, a critic and author with a non-literary streak who helped shape the modern poetry canon in his native England, explored everything from oil digging to poker and wrote a best-selling history of suicide bracketed by his attempt on his own life and the death of his friend Sylvia Plath...
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FILE - This Sept. 23, 2011 file photo shows Sid Haig at Universal Studios Hollywood celebrating "Halloween Horror Nights" in Universal City, Calif. Haig, the bearded character actor best known as Captain Spaulding in the “House of 1000 Corpses” trilogy, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, after a recent fall in his home. He was 80. (AP Photo/Dan Krauss, File)
September 23, 2019 - 4:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sid Haig, the bearded character actor best known as Captain Spaulding in the "House of 1000 Corpses" trilogy, has died. Haig representative Kathleen Schultz tells The Associated Press that he died Saturday after a recent fall in his home. He was 80. "House of 1000 Corpses" director...
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September 22, 2019 - 10:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Television celebrity chef and restaurateur Carl Ruiz has died. He was 44. His New York City restaurant, La Cubana, confirmed his death in an Instagram post on Sunday. The restaurant said "no words can fully express our sadness at the sudden loss of their dear friend and brother."...
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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 1984 file photo, Robert Boyd of Knight-Ridder Newspapers joins other panelists who will question Vice President George H.W. Bush and Democratic candidate Geraldine Ferraro at Pennsylvania Hall, in Philadelphia. Boyd, who shared a 1973 Pulitzer Prize with colleague Clark Hoyt for coverage of Democratic vice presidential candidate Thomas Eagleton's exit from the campaign due to mental health issues, has died. He was 91. The journalist died of congestive heart failure at a retirement home, Sept. 18, 2019 in Philadelphia, Hoyt said. (AP Photo/George Widman)
September 20, 2019 - 7:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Robert S. Boyd, who shared a 1973 Pulitzer Prize with colleague Clark Hoyt for coverage of Democratic vice presidential candidate Thomas Eagleton's exit from the campaign due to mental health issues, has died. He was 91. The journalist died of congestive heart failure at a...
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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2004, file photo, Howard "Hopalong" Cassady, Heisman Trophy winner from Ohio State in 1955, autographs a Hula Bowl T-shirt for a fan in Kaanapali, Hawaii. Cassady, a Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL running back, died early Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Tampa, Fla., Jerry Emig, the Ohio State associate athletic director said. He was 85. Cassady played both football and baseball at Ohio State in the early 1950s, winning the Heisman Trophy in 1955. He also played 10 seasons in the NFL, mostly with the Detroit, and got the nickname "Hopalong" from local sports writers after the black-hatted Western star of the 1950s. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
September 20, 2019 - 11:35 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Howard "Hopalong" Cassady, the 1955 Heisman Trophy winner at Ohio State and running back for the Detroit Lions, died Friday. He was 85. He died in Tampa, Florida, his longtime home, the university said. "We've lost not only a legendary Buckeye, but also a wonderful person in...
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