Win Tin dies at 84; respected Myanmar opposition leader

Win Tin dies at 84; respected Myanmar opposition leader

YANGON, Myanmar — Win Tin, one of Myanmar's most respected opposition leaders who was jailed for nearly two decades by his country's military...

Connie Marrero dies at 102; Senators pitcher was MLB's oldest living player

Cuban ex-Washington Senators pitcher Conrado 'Connie' Marrero, Major League Baseball's oldest living player, has died at 102.

Passings: Hamish Maxwell; Kenneth Bunting

Maxwell, who led Philip Morris Cos. in purchase of General Foods and takeover of Kraft Inc., dies at 87; Bunting, a former newspaper executive and free press advocate, dies at 65.

John C. Houbolt dies at 95; NASA engineer made moon landing possible

John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died....

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Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76; boxer wrongly imprisoned 19 years

Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76; boxer wrongly imprisoned 19 years

When Rubin "Hurricane" Carter was at his best as a boxer, it would have been impossible to foresee Nelson Mandela or Bob Dylan doing him any...

Robert Olsen dies at 44; painted luminous depictions of urban objects

Robert Olsen dies at 44; painted luminous depictions of urban objects

Robert Olsen, a critically acclaimed artist known for his luminescent paintings of outdoor urban objects such as gas pumps and ATMs, would...

Doris Pilkington Garimara dies; wrote of Australia's 'stolen generations'

Doris Pilkington Garimara dies; wrote of Australia's 'stolen generations'

When she was 4, Doris Pilkington Garimara was uprooted from her home in western Australia and sent to a camp for "half-caste" aboriginals,...

Nina Cassian dies at 89; Romanian poet granted asylum in U.S.

Nina Cassian dies at 89; Romanian poet granted asylum in U.S.

Romanian poet and translator Nina Cassian, who obtained political asylum in the United States after the Communist-era secret police found...

John Claerhout dies at 85; Boy Scouts leader was masterful fundraiser

John Claerhout dies at 85; Boy Scouts leader was masterful fundraiser

John Claerhout, a former Boy Scouts of America executive known for his finesse at fundraising and his promotion of scouting programs for...

 Gabriel García Márquez dies at 87; Nobel-winning writer was master of magical realism

Gabriel García Márquez dies at 87; Nobel-winning writer was master of magical realism

When Colonel Aureliano Buendía faced the firing squad, time slipped away, and his life became a dream. Before him rose the mythical...

Gene Estess dies at 78; left Wall Street to help New York's homeless

Gene Estess dies at 78; left Wall Street to help New York's homeless

Gene Estess, a broker who gave up the pay and perks of Wall Street for a second career helping New York City's homeless, has died. He was...

 Armando Peraza dies; flamboyant bongo drummer

Armando Peraza dies; flamboyant bongo drummer

Cuban-born drummer Armando Peraza, a self-taught musician who transformed himself from a homeless orphan in Havana to a world-recognized...

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Charles Farthing dies at 60; doctor at forefront of AIDS care

Charles Farthing dies at 60; doctor at forefront of AIDS care

Charles F. Farthing, a physician who was at the forefront of care for HIV/AIDS patients and who drew attention to the need for an AIDS...

Ken Forsse dies at 77; Teddy Ruxpin creator brought toy bear to life

Ken Forsse dies at 77; Teddy Ruxpin creator brought toy bear to life

Talking toys have been around since at least 1960, when pull-the-string Chatty Cathy debuted. But Teddy Ruxpin, a cuddly teddy bear that hit...

Jesse Winchester dies at 69; singer and songwriter

Jesse Winchester dies at 69; singer and songwriter

Jesse Winchester, 69, a U.S.-born singer who established himself in Canada after dodging the Vietnam War and who went on to write songs...

Phyllis Frelich dies at 70; deaf actress was Tony award winner

Phyllis Frelich dies at 70; deaf actress was Tony award winner

Phyllis Frelich, a deaf actress who received a Tony award in 1980 for her performance in "Children of a Lesser God," has died at her...

Eva Ban dies at 94; woman in famous beach photo with President Kennedy

Eva Ban dies at 94; woman in famous beach photo with President Kennedy

Today, the image would have gone viral in an instant: The president of the United States, dripping wet in swim trunks before a throng of...

 Gregory White Smith dies at 62; co-wrote Jackson Pollock biography

Gregory White Smith dies at 62; co-wrote Jackson Pollock biography

Gregory White Smith, a Harvard-trained lawyer, businessman, philanthropist and Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer who raised hackles in the...

Allen E. Puckett dies at 94; top defense executive and engineer

Allen E. Puckett dies at 94; top defense executive and engineer

Allen E. Puckett, one of the engineers who after World War II built Los Angeles-based Hughes Aircraft Co. into the nation's leading...

Mary Cheever dies at 95; author and widow of writer John Cheever

Mary Cheever dies at 95; author and widow of writer John Cheever

Mary Cheever, an accomplished author and poet best known as the enduring spouse and widow of John Cheever, has died, after surviving by...

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