Obituaries

July 08, 2019 - 3:50 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Mandla Maseko, a South African man who had won the opportunity to become the first black African to go into space, has died in a motorcycle crash. He was 30. Maseko was killed in Pretoria over the weekend, according to a family statement reported by local media Monday. Maseko...
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FILE - In this Monday, July 28, 2008 file photo, Artur Brauner, a Polish-born Holocaust survivor who became one of Germany's most prominent post-World War II film producers, poses for a portrait in Berlin. German news agency dpa reported that Brauner’s family said he died aged 100 in Berlin on Sunday July 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Franka Bruns, File)
July 07, 2019 - 1:44 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Artur Brauner, a Polish-born Holocaust survivor who became one of post-World War II Germany's most prominent film producers, died Sunday at age 100. Brauner's family said he died in Berlin, the German news agency dpa reported. Culture Minister Monika Gruetters said Germany has lost...
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July 07, 2019 - 9:01 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Cameron Boyce, known for his roles in the Disney Channel franchise "Descendants" and the Adam Sandler "Grown Ups" movies, has died. He was 20 years old. Boyce, who played Carlos Oscar De Vil in "Descendants," died Saturday at his home in Los Angeles, according to his...
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In this March 18, 2019, photo, National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho speaks during a press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia. Indonesia's disaster agency spokesman Nugroho who was respected for informing Indonesians accurately and quickly about the country's frequent natural calamities, has died on Sunday, July 7, 2019, in Guangzhou, China, where he had been undergoing medical treatment since June. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
July 06, 2019 - 7:37 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's disaster agency spokesman, who was respected for informing Indonesians accurately and quickly about the country's frequent natural calamities, has died. He was 49. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho died Sunday morning in...
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FILE - In this June 18, 2004 file photo, Brazilian composer Joao Gilberto performs at Carnegie Hall, in New York. The Brazilian singer and composer, who is considered one of the fathers of the Bossa Nova genre, has died. His death was confirmed by his children on Saturday, July 6, 2019. Gilberto was 88 years old. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
July 06, 2019 - 5:51 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Joao Gilberto, a Brazilian singer, guitarist and songwriter considered one of the fathers of the bossa nova genre that gained global popularity in the 1960s and became an iconic sound of the South American nation, died Saturday, his son said. He was 88. Joao Marcelo said his...
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FILE - In this June 18, 2004 file photo, Brazilian composer Joao Gilberto performs at Carnegie Hall, in New York. The Brazilian singer and composer, who is considered one of the fathers of the Bossa Nova genre, has died. His death was confirmed by his children on Saturday, July 6, 2019. Gilberto was 88 years old. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
July 06, 2019 - 2:44 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Joao Gilberto, a Brazilian singer, guitarist and songwriter considered one of the fathers of the bossa nova genre that gained global popularity in the 1960s and became an iconic sound of the South American nation, died on Saturday, his son said. He was 88. Joao Marcelo said...
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July 06, 2019 - 5:14 am
LONDON (AP) — Leon Kossoff, a British artist who painted his home city of London in all its moody glory, has died. He was 92. Los Angeles' LA Louver gallery, which represents Kossoff, announced his death Friday. No cause was given. Born in 1926 to Russian Jewish immigrants, Kossoff grew up in...
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July 05, 2019 - 5:56 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A University of Hawaii football player has died. Linebacker Scheyenne Sanitoa died on July 4, the school said in a statement Friday. He was 21. Teammates were brought together Friday morning to discuss the death, and campus counselors were available for students and staff, the...
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This undated photo shows veteran journalist and author Richard Benke at his desk in Albuquerque, N.M. Benke is being remembered for never wavering from the challenges of chasing a good story and for his dedication to accuracy during a career that spanned decades in newsrooms in California and New Mexico. He died June 18 of Parkinson's-related dementia at an assisted care facility in Nevada, his family said. (AP Photo)
July 05, 2019 - 3:24 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Veteran journalist and author Richard Benke is being remembered for never wavering from the challenges of chasing a good story and for his dedication to accuracy during a career that spanned decades in newsrooms in California and New Mexico. Benke died June 18 of Parkinson'...
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FILW - In this Nov. 26, 2011, file photo, George Edmondson Jr., known to the University of Florida community as "Mr. Two Bits," leads a cheer on the field before the first half of an NCAA college football game in Gainesville, Fla. The University of Florida's most famous cheerleader has died at age 97. The school announced Edmondson Jr.’s death two days after his passing. Edmondson was better known as "Mr. Two Bits" while riling up crowds at Florida home games for nearly 60 years. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
July 04, 2019 - 2:00 pm
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The University of Florida's most famous cheerleader has died. George Edmondson Jr., better known as Mr. Two Bits while riling up crowds at Florida home games for 60 years, died Tuesday at age 97, the school announced Thursday. Edmondson officially retired from his role...
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