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  • Edwin 'Bud' Shrake dies at 77; co-author of bestselling golf book 'Harvey Penick's Little Red Book'

    Edwin "Bud" Shrake, an author and journalist who co-wrote the bestselling golf book "Harvey Penick's Little Red Book," died Friday. He was 77. He died of lung cancer at a hospital in Austin, Texas, son Ben Shrake said. Shrake wrote 11 novels,...
  • Richard Quick dies at 66; swim coach won record 13 NCAA titles

    Richard Quick, a swim coach who won a record 13 NCAA titles at Auburn, Stanford and Texas and also led the U.S. Olympic teams in 1988, 1996 and 2000, died Wednesday in Austin, Texas. He was 66 and had been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor in...
  • Farrah Fawcett dies at 62; actress soared with, then went beyond, 'Charlie's Angels'

    Farrah Fawcett dies at 62; actress soared with, then went beyond, 'Charlie's Angels'
    Farrah Fawcett, who soared to fame as a national sex symbol in the late 1970s on television's campy "Charlie's Angels" and in a swimsuit poster that showcased her feathery mane and made her a generation's favorite pinup, died Thursday. She was 62....
  • Walter Cronkite, longtime CBS anchorman, dies at 92

    Walter Cronkite, longtime CBS anchorman, dies at 92
    Walter Cronkite, the former CBS news anchor whose steady baritone informed, reassured and guided the nation during the tumultuous 1960s and 1970s, died today, the network announced. He was 92. Cronkite, who was often called "the most trusted man in...
  • Walter Cronkite dies at 92; longtime CBS anchorman

    Walter Cronkite dies at 92; longtime CBS anchorman
    Walter Cronkite, the television newsman whose steady baritone informed, reassured and guided the nation during the tumultuous 1960s and '70s and who was still regarded as "the most trusted man in America" years after leaving his CBS anchor chair, has...
  • Doris Brin Walker dies at 90; radical lawyer helped acquit Angela Davis of murder

    Doris Brin Walker dies at 90; radical lawyer helped acquit Angela Davis of murder
    Doris Brin Walker, a radical lawyer who fought anti-communist hysteria in the 1950s and helped clear activist Angela Davis of murder and kidnapping charges in the 1970s, died of a stroke Aug. 13 at a San Francisco hospital, her daughter, Emily Roberson,...
  • PASSINGS: John E. Carter, Elmer Kelton

    John E. Carter R&B tenor was in Dells, Flamingos John E. Carter, R&B lead tenor and two-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, died Friday at Ingalls Memorial Hospital in his hometown of Harvey, Ill. He was 75 and had lung cancer....
  • PASSINGS: Deborah Howell, Jeanette Scola Trapani

    PASSINGS: Deborah Howell, Jeanette Scola Trapani
    Deborah Howell Veteran journalist Deborah Howell, 68, a former Washington Post ombudsman and veteran editor who helped lead two news organizations to three Pulitzer Prizes, died Saturday after being struck by a car while vacationing in New Zealand,...
  • Clint Ballard Jr. dies at 77; pop songwriter had No. 1 hits

    Clint Ballard Jr. dies at 77; pop songwriter had No. 1 hits
    Clint Ballard Jr., a pop songwriter who crafted the No. 1 hits "You're No Good" for Linda Ronstadt in 1975 and "Game of Love" a decade earlier, has died. He was 77. Ballard, whose health deteriorated after he had a stroke in 2006, died Dec. 23 at his...
  • William Wayne Justice dies at 89; U.S. District judge

    U.S. District Judge William Wayne Justice, whose rulings shattered old Texas by changing the way the state educated children, treated prisoners and housed its poorest and most vulnerable citizens, has died. He was 89. His law clerk, Kelly Davis, said the...
  • Jan Vandersloot dies at 64; leading Orange County environmental activist

    Jan Vandersloot dies at 64; leading Orange County environmental activist
    Jan Vandersloot, a leading Orange County environmental activist whose causes included the preservation of the Bolsa Chica wetlands, has died. He was 64. Vandersloot died Wednesday at his home in Newport Beach, said his son, Jon, who found his father in...