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 town of...

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

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

As the Boy Scouts' chief executive, John Claerhout was known for his fundraising skills and support for inner-city L.A. teens.

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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...

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 Armando Peraza dies; flamboyant bongo drummer

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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...

Lucia Eames dies at 83; artist saved father's and stepmother's legacy

Lucia Eames dies at 83; artist saved father's and stepmother's legacy

Lucia Eames was a designer in her own right, but for the last 25 years she worked to preserve the legacy of one of the most celebrated...

Zeituni Onyango dies at 61; aunt of Obama gained asylum in U.S.

Zeituni Onyango dies at 61; aunt of Obama gained asylum in U.S.

Zeituni Onyango, an aunt of President Obama whose bid for asylum in the United States received national attention during her nephew's...

Lawrence Hamilton dies at 59; star on Broadway

Lawrence Hamilton dies at 59; star on Broadway

Singer and actor Lawrence Hamilton, who starred on Broadway and on tour in "Ragtime" and other musicals, died Thursday at Lenox Hill...

Mary Anderson dies at 96; actress had role in 'Gone With the Wind'

Mary Anderson dies at 96; actress had role in 'Gone With the Wind'

Mary Anderson, a redheaded actress who auditioned for the part of Scarlett O'Hara in the 1939 epic "Gone With the Wind" but wound up playing...

Mickey Rooney dies at 93; show-business career spanned a lifetime

Mickey Rooney dies at 93; show-business career spanned a lifetime

Mickey Rooney, a celebrated child actor who embodied the All-American boy in the "Andy Hardy" films of the 1930s and '40s and became one...

Peter Matthiessen dies at 86; novelist and naturalist

Peter Matthiessen dies at 86; novelist and naturalist

In interviews, Peter Matthiessen always had to answer, in his correct, patrician tones, a question seldom put to other writers: Just what...

Passings: Arthur Smith

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