Obituaries

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2004 file photo Texas running back Cedric Benson is shown in the bench area during the fourth quarter of his team's 56-35 victory over Oklahoma State in Austin, Texas. Benson, one of the most prolific rushers in NCAA and University of Texas history, has died in a motorcycle accident in Texas, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. He was 36. (AP Photo/Harry Cabluck, file)
August 18, 2019 - 7:40 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former NFL running back Cedric Benson, one of the most prolific rushers in NCAA and University of Texas history, has died in a motorcycle accident in Texas. He was 36. Benson's attorney, Sam Bassett, said Austin law enforcement told him that Benson was killed in the wreck...
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August 18, 2019 - 5:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jack Whitaker, whose Hall of Fame broadcasting career ranged from the first Super Bowl to Secretariat's Triple Crown to short essays from major sporting events, died Sunday morning, CBS reported. The network said Whitaker died of natural causes in his sleep in Devon, Pennsylvania...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005 file photo, Former cycling World Champions Felice Gimondi, left, and Eddie Merckx, of Belgium pose for photographers before the start of the presentation of the 2006 edition of the 'Giro d' Italia' (Tour of Italy), in Milan, Italy. Gimondi died in Giardini Naxos, Sicily, southern Italy, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, he was 76, Italian ANSA news agency said. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
August 17, 2019 - 11:18 am
ROME (AP) — Felice Gimondi, one of only seven cyclists to have won all three Grand Tours, has died. He was 76. The Italian Cycling Federation (FCI) said efforts to resuscitate Gimondi failed after the Italian suffered a heart attack while swimming on vacation in Sicily on Friday and died the same...
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August 17, 2019 - 11:01 am
LONDON (AP) — Richard Williams, an Oscar-winning animator whose work on the bouncing cartoon bunny in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" helped blur the boundaries between the animated world and our own, has died in England. He was 86. Williams had cancer but he "was still animating and writing till the day...
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FILE - In this Thursday, May 23, 2019, file photo, an official of the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources feeds sea-grass spread to Marium, baby dugong lost from her mom in Libong island, Trang province, southern Thailand. The 8-month-old dugong nurtured by marine experts after it was found near a beach in southern Thailand has died of what biologists believe was a combination of shock and ingesting plastic waste. The female dugong - a large ocean mammal - became a hit in Thailand after images of biologists embracing and feeding her with milk and sea grass spread across social media. Last week, she was found bruised after being chased and supposedly attacked by a male dugong during the mating season. (Sirachai Arunrugstichai via AP, File)
August 17, 2019 - 6:59 am
BANGKOK (AP) — An 8-month-old dugong nurtured by marine experts after it was found lost near a beach in southern Thailand has died of what biologists believe was a combination of shock and ingesting plastic waste, officials said Saturday. The female dugong — a large ocean mammal — was named "Marium...
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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 23, 2009 file photo, Peter Fonda, poses atop a Harley-Davidson motorcycle in Glendale, Calif. Fonda, the son of a Hollywood legend who became a movie star in his own right both writing and starring in counterculture classics like “Easy Rider,” has died. His family says in a statement that Fonda died Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, at his home in Los Angeles. He was 79. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
August 16, 2019 - 10:23 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Peter Fonda, the son of a Hollywood legend who became a movie star in his own right after both writing and starring in the counter-culture classic "Easy Rider," died Friday at his home of complications from lung cancer. He was 79. "I am very sad," Jane Fonda said in a...
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This undated photo provided by Christina Santore shows her father, Charles Santore. Santore, the illustrator known for his richly detailed and whimsical interpretations of classic children’s books, has died. He was 84. His daughter Christina Santore says her father died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, after a brief illness in Philadelphia, where he was born and raised and where he worked throughout his career. (Christina Santore via AP)
August 16, 2019 - 8:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Charles Santore, an illustrator known for his richly detailed and whimsical interpretations of classic children's books has died, his daughter said Friday. Christina Santore said her father died Sunday after a brief illness in Philadelphia, where he was born, raised and worked...
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FILE - In this Nov. 22, 1991 file photo, author Paule Marshall poses during an interview, in New York. The acclaimed fiction writer has died at 90. Marshall’s son, Evan K. Marshall, told The Associated Press that she died Monday, Aug. 12, 2019 in Richmond, Va. Marshall was an exuberant and sharpened storyteller who drew upon classic and vernacular literature and her mother's kitchen conversations for such fiction as "Brown Girl, Brownstones," "Daughters" and "Praisesong for the Widow.” (AP Photo, File)
August 16, 2019 - 5:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Paule Marshall, an exuberant and sharpened storyteller who in fiction such as "Daughters" and "Brown Girl, Brownstones" drew upon classic and vernacular literature and her mother's kitchen conversations to narrate the divides between blacks and whites, men and women and modern and...
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Christopher Landau, the new U.S. ambassador to Mexico, delivers a statement to members of the media at the Benito Juarez International Airport, upon his arrival to Mexico City, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
August 16, 2019 - 2:29 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — New U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Christopher Landau arrived in Mexico City on Friday to take up one of Washington's most important diplomatic posts, which had been vacant for over a year, amid a tricky time for relations between the North American neighbors. Landau replaces Roberta...
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Undated handout photo of Dutch Princess Christina. The Dutch Royal House said Friday Aug. 16, 2019 that Princess Christina, the youngest sister of former Dutch Queen Beatrix, has died at age 72 after a battle with bone cancer. (Emanuela Loddo via AP)
August 16, 2019 - 5:16 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch Princess Christina, the youngest sister of former Queen Beatrix, died Friday after a battle with bone cancer. She was 72. Christina, the youngest of four daughters of the late Queen Juliana and her German-born husband Prince Bernhard, died at the Noordeinde...
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