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Law & Order Actress Drowns in NY River

Authorities believe Mary Mara was swimming

(Newser) - Mary Mara, who appeared on television shows including Ray Donovan, Dexter, and ER in an acting career that spanned more than 30 years, has died in what New York authorities said appeared to be a drowning accident. The New York State Police said Monday a woman identified as Mara, 61,...

Former Ravens Star 'Goose' Dies at 55
'Stunning, Sad News'
for the Baltimore Ravens
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'Stunning, Sad News' for the Baltimore Ravens

Tony Siragusa, aka 'Goose,' dies at 55

(Newser) - Tony Siragusa, the charismatic defensive tackle who was part of one of the most celebrated defenses in NFL history with the Baltimore Ravens, died Wednesday. He was 55. Siragusa’s broadcast agent, Jim Ornstein, confirmed the death, the AP reports. The cause of death was not immediately available. "This...

Baltimore Ravens' Jaylon Ferguson Dead at 26
Baltimore Ravens'
Jaylon Ferguson
Dead at 26
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Baltimore Ravens' Jaylon Ferguson Dead at 26

He leaves behind 3 children under the age of 5

(Newser) - Another NFLer is gone too early . Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jaylon Ferguson has died at the age of 26, the team announced Wednesday. "He was a kind, respectful young man with a big smile and infectious personality. We express our heartfelt condolences to Jaylon's family and friends as we...

Józef Walaszczyk Saved Scores of Jews During WWII

Member of Polish resistance bribed German official to rescue factory employees

(Newser) - Józef Walaszczyk, a member of the Polish resistance who rescued dozens of Jews during the Nazi German occupation of Poland during World War II, has died. He was 102 and died Monday, according to the Institute of National Remembrance, a Polish state historical body. Walaszczyk fell in love during...

Colorado Gov. Pays Tribute to a 'Woman Ahead of Her Time'

Clela Rorex issued first same-sex marriage licenses in 1975

(Newser) - Clela Rorex, a former Colorado county clerk considered a pioneer in the gay rights movement for being the first public official to issue a same-sex marriage license in 1975, has died. She was 78. Rorex died Sunday of complications from recent surgery at a hospice care facility in Longmont, the...

Mark Shields Kept His TV Debates Civil
Mark Shields
Kept His TV
Debates Civil

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Mark Shields Kept His TV Debates Civil

Commentator appeared on 'PBS NewsHour' for 33 years

(Newser) - Mark Shields, who affably debated fellow political pundits on TV for decades—slipping in cutting jabs along the way—has died. He was 85 and died at home in Chevy Chase, Maryland, of kidney failure, the New York Times reports. Shields, who labeled himself a New Deal liberal, was a...

Actor and Seinfeld 'Library Cop' Philip Baker Hall Is Dead
Veteran Character Actor
Philip Baker Hall Is Dead
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Veteran Character Actor Philip Baker Hall Is Dead

'Seinfeld' fans will remember him as the library cop

(Newser) - The name may not be familiar, but anyone who's watched TV in, say, the last few decades will likely recognize the face of Philip Baker Hall. The veteran actor died Sunday at the age of 90, tweeted neighbor and Los Angeles Times reporter Sam Farmer. TV Line reports that...

27-Year-Old Son of General Hospital Stars Found Dead in Parking Lot

Harrison Wagner's cause of death has not been revealed

(Newser) - The son of soap opera stars Jack and Kristina Wagner has died at age 27. Harrison Wagner's body was found in a North Hollywood parking lot around 5am Monday. No cause or manner of death has yet been released; an autopsy is pending, People reports. Police say no foul...

One Half of Seals and Crofts Dead at Age 80
One Half of
Seals and Crofts
Dead at Age 80
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One Half of Seals and Crofts Dead at Age 80

Jim Seals was the younger brother of 'England Dan,' another 1970s icon

(Newser) - Jim Seals, who teamed with fellow musician “Dash" Crofts on such 1970s soft-rock hits as “Summer Breeze" and “We May Never Pass This Way Again," has died at age 80, the AP reports. His death was announced Tuesday by several people including John Ford Coley, who...

Sophie Freud Has Died. She Did Not Agree With Her Grandfather

She referred to psychoanalysis as 'a narcissistic indulgence'

(Newser) - The last surviving grandchild of Dr. Sigmund Freud has died at the age of 97. Sophie Freud was a professor and chair of the human behavior program at Simmons University in Boston, where she "devoted her career as a psychosociologist to the protection of children and to introducing feminism...

Founding Bassist for Bon Jovi Dead at 70
He Was 'Integral
to the Formation'
of Bon Jovi
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He Was 'Integral to the Formation' of Bon Jovi

Alec John Such dead at 70

(Newser) - Alec John Such, the bassist and a founding member of the iconic rock band Bon Jovi, has died, the AP reports. He was 70. The group on Sunday announced the death of Such, the New Jersey band's bassist from 1983 to 1994. No details on when or how Such...

Few Baby Faces Were More Famous Than Hers
Few Baby Faces Were
More Famous Than Hers
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Few Baby Faces Were More Famous Than Hers

Ann Turner Cook, original Gerber baby, dies at 95

(Newser) - Ann Turner Cook, whose cherubic baby face was known the world over as the original Gerber baby, has died. She was 95. Gerber announced Cook's passing in an Instagram post on Friday. "Many years before becoming an extraordinary mother, teacher and writer, her smile and expressive curiosity captured...

Former Cowboys Star Marion Barber Dead at 38
Former Cowboys Star
Marion Barber Dead at 38
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Former Cowboys Star Marion Barber Dead at 38

Ex-NFL running back said to have been 'down and out bad'

(Newser) - Former NFL running back Marion Barber III, a 2007 Pro Bowler who racked up an impressive 47 rushing touchdowns with the Dallas Cowboys, has been found dead. The body of the 38-year-old was discovered Wednesday in an apartment he was thought to be leasing in Frisco, Texas, NPR reports. Police...

Pro Golfer Bart Bryant Killed in Florida Accident
3-Time PGA Tour Champ
Killed in Car Accident
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3-Time PGA Tour Champ Killed in Car Accident

Bart Bryant 'was a champion on and off the course'

(Newser) - Bart Bryant, who once beat Tiger Woods to win the biggest paycheck of his career, was killed when a truck slammed into his SUV while he was stopped in a line of vehicles on a central Florida road for a construction crew, authorities said. Bryant, 59, a three-time winner on...

'The King of Rockabilly' Dead at 87
'The King of
Rockabilly'
Dead at 87
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'The King of Rockabilly' Dead at 87

Ronnie Hawkins was a patron of Canadian rock music

(Newser) - Ronnie Hawkins, a brash rockabilly star from Arkansas who became a patron of the Canadian music scene after moving north and recruiting a handful of local musicians later known as the Band, has died, the AP reports. His wife Wanda confirmed to the Canadian Press that Hawkins died Sunday morning...

Once the Vatican's No. 2 Man, His Legacy Was Marred

Cardinal Angelo Sodano, 94, championed founder of religious order who turned out to be a pedophile

(Newser) - Cardinal Angelo Sodano, a once-powerful Italian prelate who long served as the Vatican's No. 2 official but whose legacy was tarnished by his support for the pedophile founder of an influential religious order, has died. He was 94. In its Saturday announcement of his death, the Vatican said Sodano...

2 Deaths in the World of Music
2 Deaths in the World of Music

2 Deaths in the World of Music

Andy Fletcher of Depeche Mode and Alan White of Yes have both died

(Newser) - The deaths of two notable fixtures of the music world were announced Thursday:
  • Andy Fletcher: The Depeche Mode keyboardist, a founding member of the band, died at age 60. "We are shocked and filled with overwhelming sadness with the untimely passing of our dear friend, family member, and bandmate
...

Actor Ray Liotta Is Dead at 67
Actor Ray Liotta
Is Dead at 67
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Actor Ray Liotta Is Dead at 67

He reportedly died in his sleep

(Newser) - Actor Ray Liotta, whose breakout role came as mobster Henry Hill in Goodfellas, has died at age 67, reports Deadline . Both that outlet and TMZ say Liotta died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was filming a movie. No suspicious circumstances were believed to be at play....

Famed Writer, Editor Was Born to the New Yorker
Famed Writer, Editor
Was Born to the New Yorker
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Famed Writer, Editor Was Born to the New Yorker

Roger Angell produced award-winning work from his 20s till his 90s

(Newser) - Roger Angell, the celebrated baseball writer and reigning man of letters who during an unfaltering 70-plus years helped define the New Yorker’s urbane wit and style through his essays, humor pieces, and editing, has died. He was 101. Angell died Friday of heart failure, according to the New Yorker....

You'll Know This Composer's Work in an Instant
You'll Know This Composer's
Work in an Instant
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You'll Know This Composer's Work in an Instant

Vangelis, who composed the 'Chariots of Fire' soundtrack, is dead at age 79

(Newser) - His name is Evángelos Odysséas Papathanassíou, but the Greek composer is better known as Vangelis. And if the latter still isn't familiar, his most famous work surely will be: Vangelis composed the soundtrack for the 1981 film Chariots of Fire . The composer—also celebrated for his...

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