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  • Frederick Jelinek dies at 77; speech recognition pioneer

    Frederick Jelinek dies at 77; speech recognition pioneer
    Frederick Jelinek, an electrical engineering professor who was a pioneer in creating the technology that allows computers to interpret human speech and translate languages, died Sept. 14 of a heart attack in his office at Johns Hopkins University in...
  • John Payton dies at 65; prominent civil rights attorney

    John Payton dies at 65; prominent civil rights attorney
    John Payton, a leading civil rights lawyer who defended the University of Michigan's affirmative action policy before the Supreme Court and led the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, has died. He was 65. Payton died Thursday at Johns Hopkins...
  • Edmund Shea Jr. dies at 80; venture capitalist co-founded Shea Homes

    Edmund Shea Jr. dies at 80; venture capitalist co-founded Shea Homes
    Edmund Shea Jr., a venture capitalist who co-founded Shea Homes, one of the nation's largest for-profit home builders, has died. He was 80. Shea died of pulmonary fibrosis Friday at his home in San Marino, according to spokesman Aaron Curtiss. As a...
  • Robert C. Truax dies at 93; rocket pioneer aided daredevil Evel Knievel's 1974 canyon jump

    Robert C. Truax dies at 93; rocket pioneer aided daredevil Evel Knievel's 1974 canyon jump
    Robert C. Truax, a retired Navy captain and pioneering rocket engineer whose adventurous projects included working with daredevil Evel Knievel and building a rocket in his backyard, has died. He was 93. Truax died of prostate cancer Sept. 17 at his...
  • Dr. Richard J. Bing dies at 101

    Dr. Richard J. Bing dies at 101
    Dr. Richard J. Bing, a research cardiologist, composer and author who has been called a "Renaissance man" and "a man for all seasons," died Monday at his home in La CaƱada Flintridge. He had celebrated his 101st birthday a month earlier and had been...
  • Bernadine Healy dies at 67; doctor led Red Cross relief efforts after 9/11

    Bernadine Healy dies at 67; doctor led Red Cross relief efforts after 9/11
    Dr. Bernadine Healy, a hard-charging cardiologist and educator who was the first woman to lead the National Institutes of Health and later commanded American Red Cross relief efforts after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, died Saturday at her home in Gates...
  • PASSINGS: Fred Milano, William Polk Carey, Mike Colalillo

    PASSINGS: Fred Milano, William Polk Carey, Mike Colalillo
    Fred Milano Doo-wop singer with Dion and the Belmonts Fred Milano, 72, a singer who made rock 'n' roll history on doo-wop hits with Dion and the Belmonts in the 1950s, died Sunday, three weeks after his lung cancer was diagnosed, said Warren Gradus, who...
  • PASSINGS: Charles D. 'Chuck' Miller

    PASSINGS: Charles D. 'Chuck' Miller
    Charles D. "Chuck" Miller, 83, an Avery Dennison Corp. executive who led the Pasadena-based company's development of self-adhesive postage stamps and other innovative peel-and-stick labels, died Nov. 23 of complications from emphysema at his home in...
  • Denis Dutton dies at 66; founder of Arts & Letters Daily website

    Denis Dutton dies at 66; founder of Arts & Letters Daily website
    Denis Dutton, a scholar, author and Internet trailblazer who founded Arts & Letters Daily, a pithy website that links thousands of devoted followers around the world to smart, provocative writing online about books, culture and ideas, died Tuesday in...
  • Gil Scott-Heron dies at 62; singer and poet 'set the template' for rap music

    Gil Scott-Heron dies at 62; singer and poet 'set the template' for rap music
    Gil Scott-Heron, a singer, songwriter, poet and author whose social commentary and combination of spoken words with musical grooves are widely cited as a seminal influence on rap music, died Friday. He was 62. The Associated Press reported that a friend,...
  • John M. Peters dies at 75; USC epidemiologist

    John M. Peters dies at 75; USC epidemiologist
    Dr. John M. Peters, a pioneering USC epidemiologist who played a crucial role in demonstrating the short- and long-term effects of air pollutants on the health of children, died of pancreatic cancer May 6 at his home in San Marino. He was 75. Peters...