Obituaries

FILE - In this March 1968 file photo, New York Mets pitcher Tom Seaver poses for a photo, location not known. Seaver, the galvanizing leader of the Miracle Mets 1969 championship team and a pitcher who personified the rise of expansion teams during an era of radical change for baseball, has died. He was 75. The Hall of Fame said Wednesday night, Sept. 2, 2020, that Seaver died on Aug. 31 from complications of Lewy body dementia and COVID-19. (AP Photo, File)
September 02, 2020 - 10:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Seaver transformed a franchise and captivated a city, setting enduring standards as he whipped his powerful right arm overhead for the Miracle Mets and dirtied his right knee atop major league mounds for two decades. A consummate pro and pitching icon, he finished fulfilled...
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A procession of vehicles drive past photos of Detroit victims of COVID-19, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020 on Belle Isle in Detroit. Families have a chance to take one last public look at their lost loved ones in the nation's first citywide memorial to honor victims of the pandemic. Mourners will join 14 consecutive funeral processions to drive past nearly 900 large poster-sized photos of their loved ones staked around the island. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
August 31, 2020 - 5:32 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit island park was transformed Monday into a drive-thru COVID-19 victims memorial as policy makers across the U.S. moved forward with plans to reopen schools and public spaces. Hearses led processions around Belle Isle Park in the Detroit River, where more than 900 large...
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Some of the nearly 900 large poster-sized photos of Detroit victims of COVID-19 are displayed, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020 on Belle Isle in Detroit. Families have a chance to take one last public look at their lost loved ones in the nation's first citywide memorial to honor victims of the pandemic. Mourners will join 14 consecutive funeral processions to drive past the photos of their loved ones staked around the island. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
August 31, 2020 - 9:08 am
DETROIT (AP) — An island park in Detroit has become an extraordinary memorial garden, with cars packed with families slowly passing hundreds of photos of city residents who have died from COVID-19. Mayor Mike Duggan declared Monday Detroit Memorial Day to honor the 1,500-plus city victims of the...
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CORRECTS THAT THE GAME WAS AGAINST ST. JOHNS FOR THE BIG EAST CHAMPIONSHIP, NOT AGAINST HOUSTON FOR THE NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP - FILE - In this March 9, 1985, file photo, Georgetown NCAA college basketball head coach John Thompson poses with player Patrick Ewing after Georgetown defeated St. John's in the Big East Championship in New York. John Thompson, the imposing Hall of Famer who turned Georgetown into a “Hoya Paranoia” powerhouse and became the first Black coach to lead a team to the NCAA men’s basketball championship, has died. He was 78 His death was announced in a family statement Monday., Aug. 31, 2020. No details were disclosed.(AP Photo/File)
August 31, 2020 - 7:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — John Thompson, the imposing Hall of Famer who turned Georgetown into a “Hoya Paranoia” powerhouse and became the first Black coach to lead a team to the NCAA men’s basketball championship, has died. He was 78 His death was announced in a family statement Monday. No details were...
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FILE- In this Oct. 10, 2008 file photo, India's then Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee, listens as to a speaker during the signing ceremony for the U.S.-India Agreement for Cooperation Concerning Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy, at the State Department, in Washington. Former President Pranab Mukherjee, who was a key troubleshooter in managing fractious coalitions as a member of India's long-governing Congress party died Monday evening. He was 84. Mukherjee had emergency surgery for a blood clot in his brain on August 10 at New Delhi's Army Hospital Research and Referral. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
August 31, 2020 - 7:05 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Former President Pranab Mukherjee, a senior leader of India's Congress party who served in multiple Cabinets during five decades in politics, has died. He was 84. Mukherjee had emergency surgery for a blood clot in his brain on Aug. 10 at New Delhi’s Army Hospital Research and...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2019, file photo, Mitsubishi Motors CEO Osamu Masuko bites his lips during a press conference at its headquarters in Tokyo. Mitsubishi Motors Corp. Special Adviser Osamu Masuko, who engineered the alliance with Nissan, has died, the Japanese automaker said Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. He was 71. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
August 31, 2020 - 3:08 am
TOKYO (AP) — Former Mitsubishi Motors Chief Executive Osamu Masuko, who engineered the Japanese automaker’s alliance with Nissan, has died. He was 71. Masuko was named a special adviser to the company when he resigned for health reasons as of Aug. 7. Mitsubishi Motors Corp. said he died of heart...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015 file photo, Southern author Julia Reed responds to a question at the Mississippi Book Festival in the Galloway Methodist Church Sanctuary, in Jackson, Miss. Julia Reed, who wrote about food and culture in the South and promoted her native Mississippi Delta, has died, Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. She was 59. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
August 30, 2020 - 12:46 pm
GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Julia Reed, who wrote about food and culture in the South and promoted her native Mississippi Delta, has died. She was 59. Reed died Friday of cancer, the editors of Garden & Gun magazine said in a post on the magazine's website. She was a contributing editor to the...
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A portrait of the late actor Chadwick Boseman as the character T'Challa in the 2018 film "Black Panther" is held by a participant in a news conference celebrating his life, Saturday, Aug. 29. 2020, in Los Angeles. Boseman died Friday at 43 after a four-year fight with colon cancer. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
August 30, 2020 - 7:53 am
NEW YORK (AP) — ABC will air “Black Panther” commercial-free Sunday as a prime-time tribute to Chadwick Boseman. The film will be followed by an ABC News Special, “Chadwick Bosmeman: A Tribute for a King." Disney said the special “will celebrate Boseman’s storied life, legacy and career" and "shine...
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August 29, 2020 - 3:06 pm
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Randall Kenan, an author whose stories explored the experience of being Black and gay in the American South, has died. He was 57. The University of North Carolina, where Kenan taught as an English professor, confirmed his death on Saturday. A cause was not immediately...
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FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2004 file photo, Golden State Warriors' Clifford Robinson talks with fans during a foul shot in the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Cleveland. Robinson, an early star on UConn’s rise to power and longtime top sixth man in the NBA, has died. He was 53. Robinson’s death was confirmed by UConn, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)
August 29, 2020 - 12:57 pm
Cliff Robinson guided UConn out from the bottom and almost helped take the Portland Trail Blazers to the top. He was one of the NBA's best sixth men, a versatile player who became a predecessor of the modern center. Not bad for a guy who was warned he might not even get a second season in Storrs. “...
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