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Lawrence Ferlinghetti, poet and Beat icon, dead at 101

By Janie Har and Hillel Italie | Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — Poet, publisher and bookseller Lawrence Ferlinghetti, who helped launch and perpetuate the Beat movement, has died. He was 101. Books by Lawrence Ferlinghetti are on displayed in 2019 at City Lights Books in San Francisco. Ferlinghetti died at his San Francisco home Monday, his son Lorenzo Ferlinghetti told The Associated Press Tuesday. The cause was lung disease. His father died “in his own room,” holding the hands of his son...
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‘O-o-h Child’ Singer James Burke, of the Five Stairsteps, Dies at 70

James Burke, whose shared lead vocals helped make “O-o-h Child” into a smash for his group the Five Stairsteps in 1970, has died at age 70. Word of Burke’s death first began to circulate on Saturday and was confirmed to Rolling Stone on Tuesday by brother and bandmate Dennis Burke, who said the cause of […]
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Mark Rubin, prominent builder of Riverside projects, dies at 84

Mark Rubin, Holocaust survivor, builder of Riverside office towers, townhouses and shopping centers in Riverside, and advocate for a UC Riverside medical school, has died. He was 84. Rubin, a Beverly Hills resident, never lived in Riverside or the surrounding area, but considered it to be a prime location for future Southern California growth, said daughter Michelle Rubin of Los Angeles, who is president of Regional Properties. “My dad just said, ‘I love building in Riverside. I love the people,...
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Martha Stewart, ‘In a Lonely Place’ Actress, Dies at 98

Martha Stewart, best known for co-starring alongside Joan Crawford and Humphrey Bogart in “Daisy Kenyon” and “In a Lonely Place,” respectively, died on Feb. 17, her daughter Colleen Shelly confirmed on Twitter. She was 98. “The original Martha Stewart left us yesterday,” Shelly wrote. “She had a new part to play in a movie with […]
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Public viewing, private funeral set for Rev. Dr. Frederick Price

The public will have a chance to say farewell to the late Rev. Dr. Frederick K.C. Price early next month after Price’s death last week at the age of 89. An “open to the public lying in repose closed casket viewing” is scheduled for March 4 and March 5 at Crenshaw Christian Center, 7901 S. Vermont Ave., from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days — with strict adherence to all COVID-19 safety protocols enforced, church officials said. On Saturday, March 6, a private, family-only service will occur followed ...
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John Caldon, Founder of Flame Distribution, Dies at 73

John Caldon, founder of Flame Media (parent company of Australian TV distributor Flame Distribution), has died. He was 73. Flame said that Caldon died of cancer on Tuesday (Feb. 16, 2021). “It is with heavy hearts that we announce the loss of inspirational John Caldon, chairman and CEO of Flame Media,” the company said in […]
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The Fat Boys’ Prince Markie Dee Dies at 52

Mark Anthony Morales, known as Prince Markie Dee of early rap group the Fat Boys and a hit songwriter and producer for Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey and others, has died, according to his manager, Louie “Uncle Louie” Gregory. He was 52. While the Fat Boys were often considered a novelty act of early hip-hop, […]
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U-Roy, Influential Reggae Artist, Dies at 78

Kingston, Jamaica born-and-bred vocalist Ewart Beckford, better known as the reggae artist U-Roy, died on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at his home in Jamaica. He was 78 years old. An influential singer of gently melodic reggae, his conversational rapping was also known as “toasting.” “As we mourn the loss, we have the memories of this amazing […]
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Harry Bring, ‘Criminal Minds’ and ‘X-Files’ Producer, Dies at 77

Harry Bring, a TV producer who worked on shows like “Criminal Minds,” “The X-Files” and more, died on Tuesday, his son Brad Bring announced on Facebook. He was 77. “Today we lost a legend at 77 year young. Harry Bring succumbed to a life full of laughter and hard work, dedication to family and friends […]
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Rush Limbaugh, conservative media icon, dies at 70

By Oliver Darcy | CNN Rush Limbaugh, the conservative media icon who for decades used his perch as the king of talk-radio to shape the politics of both the Republican Party and nation, died Wednesday after a battle with cancer. He was 70 years old. Limbaugh announced in February 2020 that he had been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. Limbaugh continued to host his show while undergoing treatment, and he told listeners that he remained hopeful he would defeat the disease. A pioneer of AM talk-...
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Johnny Pacheco, Influential Salsa Musician and Fania Records Co-Founder, Dies at 85

Johnny Pacheco, the Dominican Republic-born flautist-turned-bandleader and the co-founder of the influential Fania Records, the label that brought salsa to the global mainstream, died on Feb.15 in Teaneck, New Jersey. He was 85. A cause of death has yet to be revealed; Billboard, citing sources, reports that Pacheco had “been hospitalized for complications stemming from […]
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Ari Gold, Pioneering LGBTQ Artist, Dies at 47

Ari Gold, the trailblazing LGBTQ artist who sang backing vocals for Diana Ross and Cyndi Lauper, has died of leukemia, World of Wonder Productions confirmed to Variety. He was 47. World of Wonder, the production company behind “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” worked closely with Gold on his collaborations with RuPaul. “Ari was a queer trailblazer whose […]
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Rev. Frederick K.C. Price, prosperity gospel pastor who build LA’s FaithDome, dies from COVID-19 at 89

By Bob Smietana | Religion News Service The Rev. Frederick K.C. “Fred” Price, a prominent Los Angeles pastor who built one of the largest church buildings in the country, has died at 89. “Our Husband, Father & your Apostle has gone to be w/ the Lord this evening,” the Price family said Friday, Feb. 12, in a statement posted on social media. “We accept his decision to go as he got a glimpse of glory a few weeks ago. We are sad. Please allow us some time to process. He fought the good fight of fai...
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Longtime LA City Councilwoman Pat Russell dies at 97

LOS ANGELES — Pat Russell, a Los Angeles city councilwoman from 1969 to 1987 and the first woman to serve as president of the council, has died of cancer at the age of 97. Russell died at her home on Thursday, according to the Los Angeles Times, which said Russell’s son reported her death on Facebook. “I adored her as Mom, but also as one of the most extraordinary persons I have ever known,” he wrote, the Times reported. Pat Russell was born in Portland, Oregon, and earned a teaching credential ...
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Rupert Neve, Grammy-Winning Architect of Modern Recorded Music, Dies at 94

Rupert Neve, a pioneering designer of audio recording equipment that revolutionized the industry, has died, according to a statement on his company’s website. He was 94. As reported on his website, Neve died on Feb. 12 in Wimberley, Texas from “non-COVID pneumonia and heart failure.” Often credited as “the man who made the recording console,” […]
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Chick Corea, Jazz Fusion Pioneer, Dies at 79

Keyboardist-composer Chick Corea, who attained stardom as a fusion pioneer and distinguished himself as a do-anything player across the jazz spectrum and beyond, died Tuesday from a rare form of cancer, his Facebook page announced. He was 79. He left a message on his page for his fans: “I want to thank all of those […]
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Larry Flynt, Founder of Hustler Magazine, Dies at 78

Larry Flynt, the controversial founder of Hustler magazine and president of Larry Flynt publications, has died. He was 78. His brother Jimmy Flynt confirmed his death on Wednesday in Los Angeles to the Washington Post. Flynt was a notable figure in the porn industry for nearly 50 years, launching Hustler magazine in 1974 and later […]
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Larry Flynt, Hustler publisher who fought for First Amendment rights, dies at 78

By Lisa Richwine | Reuters LOS ANGELES — Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt Jr., the self-described “smut peddler who cares,” who used his pornography empire and flair for the outrageous to push the limits of free speech, has died at the age of 78, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. The newspaper said Flynt’s brother Jimmy confirmed his death but did not cite a specific cause. Larry Flynt suffered from a variety of health problems since a 1978 assassination attempt that left him a parap...
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Whicker: Marty Schottenheimer was ‘the true essence of coaching’

Stadiums fail, but they don’t die. The wrecking ball has floored Qualcomm Stadium. The NFL played three Super Bowls there. It was the place where John Elway did his helicopter run and where a Black quarterback won a championship. It became quirky and grumpy in its later years, embittered by losing, its steps and chairs soaked with Triple Sec. It had the best sign in the history of stadium elevators: “Reserved For Those With Disabilities, And The Media.” It blared a theme song – “San Diego Sooop-...
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Underground comics icon, S. Clay Wilson, has died

Underground comics pioneer, Steve Clay Wilson, died on Sunday at the age of 79. Wilson is best known for his work on Zap Comix, which led to Wilson's own series, The Checkered Demon, and helped contribute to multiple obscenity lawsuits and a landmark Supreme Court case that effectively destroyed underground comix as a major form of comic book media in the 1970s. — Read the rest
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Former Chargers coach Marty Schottenheimer dies at 77

Marty Schottenheimer, who won 200 regular-season games with four NFL teams thanks to his “Martyball” brand of smash-mouth football but regularly fell short in the playoffs, has died. He was 77. Schottenheimer died Monday night in Charlotte, North Carolina, his family said through former Kansas City Chiefs publicist Bob Moore. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2014. He was moved to a hospice Jan. 30. Schottenheimer was the eighth-winningest coach in NFL history. He went 200-126-1 in 21 seasons...
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Mary Wilson, Co-Founder of the Supremes, Dies at 76

Vocalist Mary Wilson, who co-founded the Supremes as a 15-year-old in a Detroit housing project and stayed with the fabled, hitmaking Motown Records trio until its dissolution in 1977,  died on Monday night at her home in Las Vegas. She was 76. Wilson’s longtime publicist, Jay Schwartz, reported that she died suddenly. The circumstances of […]
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Billy Brown, ‘Alaskan Bush People’ Star, Dies at 68

Billy Brown, the patriarch in the reality-documentary series “Alaskan Bush People,” which follows an isolated Alaskan family, died Sunday night after suffering a seizure. He was 68. “We are devastated to hear of Billy Brown’s sudden passing,” a Discovery spokesperson said in a statement to Variety. “He has been part of the Discovery family for years […]
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Jean-Claude Carriere, ‘Unbearable Lightness of Being’ Screenwriter, Dies at 89

Jean-Claude Carriere, the prolific French screenwriter and novelist who was Oscar-nominated for “The Unbearable Lightness of Being,” “That Obscure Object of Desire” and “The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie,” died Monday at his home in Paris. He was 89. His family confirmed his death, of natural causes, to AFP. Carriere was a frequent collaborator with […]
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Oscar-Nominated Cinematographer and Fellini Collaborator Giuseppe Rotunno Dies at 97

Ace Italian cinematographer Giuseppe Rotunno, who was instrumental to the making of masterpieces such as Luchino Visconti’s “The Leopard” and Federico Fellini’s “Amarcord,” but also worked in Hollywood and was an Oscar nominee for Bob Fosse’s “All That Jazz,” has died. He was 97. Rotunno, who was nicknamed Peppino, died on Sunday in his Rome […]
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Longtime Reagan Secretary of State George Shultz dies at 100

By MATTHEW LEE WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Secretary of State George P. Shultz, a titan of American academia, business and diplomacy who spent most of the 1980s trying to improve Cold War relations with the Soviet Union and forging a course for peace in the Middle East, has died. He was 100. Shultz died Saturday at his home on the campus of Stanford University, where he was a distinguished fellow at the Hoover Institution, a think tank, and professor emeritus at Stanford’s Graduate School of Busine...
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Roy Christopher, Famed Production Designer Behind Tony Awards, Oscars and ‘Murphy Brown,’ Dies at 85

Roy Christopher, the multiple Emmy-winning production designer behind numerous awards shows as well as “Murphy Brown,” “Frasier,” and “Wings,” died on Feb. 2. He was 85. A rep confirmed to Variety that Christopher died in his sleep. After graduating from California State University Fresno in 1957, Christopher began his career as an art director, working […]
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Leon Spinks Jr., Former Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Dies at 67

Leon Spinks Jr., who won the world heavyweight boxing championship in 1978 after defeating Muhammad Ali, died on Feb. 5. He was 67. According to the Firm PR, Spinks died of prostate and other cancers. He was in the company of his wife, Brenda Spinks, in addition to a few other close friends and family […]
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Robert C. Jones, Esteemed Film Editor and Oscar-Winning ‘Coming Home’ Screenwriter, Dies at 84

Robert C. Jones, the acclaimed film editor behind 1960s and ’70s classics “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” and “Love Story” who garnered a screenplay Academy Award for the war drama “Coming Home,” died on Feb. 1. He was 84. The USC School of Cinematic Arts, where Jones worked as a professor for 15 years, announced […]
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‘Chicago Seven’ activist Rennie Davis dies at 80

By James Anderson | Associated Press DENVER — Rennie Davis, one of the “Chicago Seven” activists who was tried for organizing an anti-Vietnam War protest outside the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago in which thousands clashed with police in a bloody confrontation that horrified a nation watching live on television, has died. He was 80. Davis died Tuesday of lymphoma at his home in Berthoud, Colorado, his wife, Kirsten Liegmann, told The Associated Press on Wednesday. A longtime pea...
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