Obituaries

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2012, file photo, Summerville High School coach John McKissick coaches his team during practice in Summerville, S.C. McKissick, whose 621 victories at South Carolina’s Summerville High made him the nation’s winningest football coach at any level, has died at age 93. Dorchester County Coroner Paul Brouthers said McKissick had been in hospice care and died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, surrounded by family. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton, File)
November 28, 2019 - 12:41 pm
SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (AP) — John McKissick, whose 621 victories at South Carolina’s Summerville High made him the nation’s winningest football coach at any level, has died at age 93. Dorchester County Coroner Paul Brouthers says McKissick had been in hospice care and died Thursday surrounded by family...
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In this April 13, 2009, photo, William Ruckelshaus, the first administrator of the EPA, poses for photos at his office in Seattle. Ruckelshaus, who famously quit his job in the Justice Department rather than carry out President Richard Nixon's order to fire the special prosecutor investigating the Watergate scandal, has died. He was 87. The EPA confirmed his death in a statement Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
November 27, 2019 - 1:01 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — William Doyle Ruckelshaus, who famously quit his job in the U.S. Justice Department rather than carry out President Richard Nixon’s order to fire the special prosecutor investigating the Watergate scandal, has died. He was 87. Ruckelshaus served as the first administrator of the U.S...
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FILE - In this Dec. 12, 1980 file photo, Jonathan Miller, left, directs Shakespeare's "Taming Of The Shrew" with actor John Cleese, right. The family of theater director and presenter Jonathan Miller says the star of the “Beyond the Fringe’’ comedy revue has died. He was 85 and had suffered from Alzheimer’s disease before his death Wednesday Nov. 27, 2019. (AP Photo, File)
November 27, 2019 - 6:52 am
LONDON (AP) — Jonathan Miller, the polymath British stage director, filmmaker and comedian who co-created groundbreaking comedy revue “Beyond the Fringe,” has died at the age of 85. Miller’s family said Wednesday that he “died this morning peacefully at home with his family around him following a...
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FILE - In this June 16, 2005, file photo, celebrity chef Gary Rhodes poses for photographs at the launch of the "Taste of London" festival in the city's Regent's Park. The family of British celebrity chef Gary Rhodes said Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, that he has died at the age of 59 with his wife Jennie by his side. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
November 27, 2019 - 6:03 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes, who helped transform the stodgy reputation of British food, has died aged 59 with his wife Jennie by his side, his family said Wednesday. Rhodes’ family said in a statement that he died Tuesday, but did not elaborate on the cause of...
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November 25, 2019 - 3:15 pm
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Gahan Wilson, whose humorous and often macabre cartoons were a mainstay in magazines including Playboy, the New Yorker and National Lampoon, died last week. He was 89. Wilson’s stepson, Paul Winters, said he died Nov. 21 in Scottsdale, Arizona, from complications of...
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November 25, 2019 - 9:54 am
NEW YORK (AP) — John Simon, a theater and film critic known for his lacerating reviews and often withering assessment of performers' physical appearance, has died. He was 94. Patricia Hoag Simon, Simon’s wife, said her husband died Sunday night at Westchester Medical Center. She said the couple was...
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FILE - In this June 28, 2007 file photo, Harry Morton, left, Luis Barajas, center, founder of Flaunt magazine, and Jessica Alba are seen at the opening of the Pink Taco restaurant in Los Angeles. Harry Morton, a restaurant mogul who is the son of the Hard Rock Cafe chain co-founder and grandson of the Morton's The Steakhouse founder, has died. Pink Taco, a restaurant business Morton founded and previously owned, confirmed his death in a statement Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. He was 38. (AP Photo/Chris Polk, File)
November 24, 2019 - 2:51 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harry Morton, a restaurant mogul who was the son of the Hard Rock Cafe chain co-founder and grandson of the Morton’s The Steakhouse founder, has died. He was 38. Pink Taco, a restaurant business Morton founded and previously owned, confirmed his death in a statement Sunday...
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In this Dec. 2018, photo provided by Paul Marks shows his father, film and TV producer Arthur Marks. Longtime producer and director Arthur Marks, who helmed many episodes of the "Perry Mason" television series and produced several hit blaxploitation films, has died. He was 92. Arthur Marks died Nov. 13 at his home in Woodland Hills, Calif., his son Paul Marks said Saturday, Nov. 23. (Paul Marks via AP)
November 23, 2019 - 6:33 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Longtime producer and director Arthur Marks, who helmed many episodes of the “Perry Mason” TV series and produced several hit blaxploitation films, died at age 92. Marks passed away Nov. 13 at his home in Woodland Hills, California, his son Paul said Saturday. “My brother and I...
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Former White House national security aide Fiona Hill, talks about the time her mother gave her a bowl haircut when she was a child as she testifies before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, during a public impeachment hearing of President Donald Trump's efforts to tie U.S. aid for Ukraine to investigations of his political opponents.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
November 22, 2019 - 4:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — One came from northeast England. Another came from the former Soviet Union. A third was born in Canada to parents who’d fled the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany. Several witnesses who testified in the House impeachment inquiry this week chose to highlight their immigrant backgrounds...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 1, 1970 file photo, Minnesota Vikings Fred Cox (14) kicks a field goal from near the twenty-eight yard line on score three points in first quarter of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit. Fred Cox, the former Minnesota Vikings kicker who co-created the Nerf football, has died. He was 80. The Vikings announced Cox’s death Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/File)
November 21, 2019 - 4:29 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minnesota Vikings kicker Fred Cox, one of the last of the straight-on placekickers and a standout on several conference championship teams, has died. He was 80. Cox’s wife, Bonnie, notified the Vikings’ alumni affairs office of his death. Cox had had been in hospice care...
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