Celebrity deaths

FILE - This is an April 18, 1948, portrait of Brooklyn Dodgers baseball player Jackie Robinson. It's Jackie Robinson Day across the big leagues on Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, as baseball honors the man who broke the sport's color barrier in 1947. (AP Photo/File)
August 28, 2020 - 7:53 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Andrew McCutchen has relished these past few days in the Philadelphia Phillies clubhouse, having difficult, important conversations with baseball teammates about racial injustice. As a Black man in a sport that's filled with mostly white and Hispanic players, he doesn't feel it's a...
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August 28, 2020 - 7:05 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — 'Black Panther' actor Chadwick Boseman dies at 43 after 4-year fight with colon cancer, representative tells AP.
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FILE - In this July 31, 2011 file photo, singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, R.I. Earle, a leading performer of American roots music known for his introspective and haunting style, has died at age 38. New West Records publicist Brady Brock confirmed his death, but did not immediately provide details. Earle was the son of country star Steve Earle. (AP Photo/Joe Giblin, file)
August 25, 2020 - 3:14 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville police said a preliminary investigation into the death of singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle shows his death was a probable drug overdose. Police spokesman Don Aaron said officers did a welfare check at Earle's home on Sunday where he was found dead. A friend...
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FILE - Actor Ben Cross arrives at the "Chariots of Fire" premiere in London on July 10, 2012. Cross, the actor who also starred “Star Trek,” has died. He was 72. Cross’ representative Tracy Mapes said in an emailed statement that the actor died suddenly Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, after a short illness. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP, File)
August 18, 2020 - 3:43 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ben Cross, an actor who starred in the Oscar Award-winning film “Chariots of Fire” and “Star Trek,” has died. He was 72. His representative Tracy Mapes said the actor died suddenly Tuesday after a short illness. Mapes said Cross had just finished filming the horror movie “The...
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FILE- In this July 10, 2020, file photo, policemen cordon off the site where Vikas Dubey, a top crime suspect linked to the death of eight policemen was killed near Kanpur, India. Police said Dubey died in an exchange of gunfire when he snatched a revolver from officers while trying to flee after their vehicle overturned on a highway, but rights activists were quick to cast doubt, seeing it as yet another suspicious “encounter.” (AP Photo, File)
August 16, 2020 - 8:34 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — For two and a half minutes the popular Indian radio DJ described in graphic detail what she said was the torture and killing of a father and son in police custody. The father was arrested for flouting coronavirus lockdown rules by keeping his mobile phone shop in southern India...
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August 07, 2020 - 12:20 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A former Angels employee has been charged with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl in connection with last year's overdose death of Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs, prosecutors in Texas announced Friday. Eric Prescott Kay was arrested in Fort Worth, Texas, and made his first...
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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 14, 2009 file photo, Actor Wilford Brimley attends the premiere of 'Did You Hear About The Morgans' at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York. Wilford Brimley, who worked his way up from stunt performer to star of film such as “Cocoon” and “The Natural,” has died. He was 85. Brimley’s manager Lynda Bensky said the actor died Saturday morning, Aug. 1, 2020 in a Utah hospital. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)
August 02, 2020 - 7:33 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wilford Brimley, who worked his way up from movie stunt rider to an indelible character actor who brought gruff charm, and sometimes menace, to a range of films that included “Cocoon,” “The Natural” and “The Firm,” has died. He was 85. Brimley’s manager Lynda Bensky said the...
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Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto speaks during an interview in Tokyo, in May, 2017. Yamamoto, known for his avant-garde and colorful work that included flamboyant costumes of the late rock icon David Bowie has died of leukemia, his company said on Monday, July 27, 2020. He was 76.(Kyodo News via AP)
July 27, 2020 - 5:33 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto, known for his avant-garde and colorful work that included flamboyant costumes of the late rock icon David Bowie, has died of leukemia, his company said Monday. He was 76. Yamamoto developed leukemia in February and was determined to recover...
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FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2011 file photo, Regis Philbin appears on his farewell episode of "Live! with Regis and Kelly", in New York. Philbin, the genial host who shared his life with television viewers over morning coffee for decades and helped himself and some fans strike it rich with the game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” has died on Friday, July 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)
July 25, 2020 - 6:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Regis Philbin, the genial host who shared his life with television viewers over morning coffee for decades and helped himself and some fans strike it rich with the game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” has died at 88. Philbin died of natural causes Friday night, just over a...
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The casket containing the remains Rev. C.T. Vivian are carried from Providence Missionary Baptist Church after a funeral service Thursday, July 23, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
July 23, 2020 - 3:50 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The nation paid its final respects Thursday to the Rev. C.T. Vivian, a pioneer of the Civil Rights Movement who helped end segregation across the South and left an abiding imprint on U.S. history. Vivian, a close ally of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., was mourned by civil rights...
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