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Waldo King, founding father of Seattle’s renowned high-school jazz programs, dies at 92

Mr. King started the first student jazz band programs in Seattle, first at Garfield in 1960, then briefly at Franklin High School, and for more than a decade at Roosevelt High School, from which he retired in 1983.
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Former New Line Co-Chairman Michael Lynne Dies at 77

Michael Lynne, the former co-chairman of New Line Cinema who played a key role in shepherding the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, has died at his New York home. He was 77. Lynne’s death was confirmed Monday by longtime business partner Robert Shaye, who told Variety that Lynne’s family had informed him of Lynne’s passing […]
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Larry Cohen, Cult Horror Writer-Director of ‘It’s Alive,’ Dies at 77

Larry Cohen, best known for his work as a B-movie producer and director in the ’70s and his later work in screenwriting, has died. He was 77. Cohen’s friend, actor and publicist Shade Rupe, confirmed the news, which was announced in a post to Cohen’s official Facebook page. Rupe said Cohen died in Los Angeles […]
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This week’s passages

A roundup of notable obituaries from the week ending March 22.
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Bob Greenblatt Pays Tribute to Eunetta Boone: ‘Love Just Radiated From Her’

Eunetta T. Boone was funny, sharp and extremely warm-hearted. That’s how WarnerMedia Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt remembered Boone as he paid tribute to the showrunner who died Wednesday at the age of 63. Greenblatt worked with Boone in the early 2000s when he was partnered with David Janollari in the Greenblatt-Janollari Studio production venture. Greenblatt-Janollari […]
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Eunetta Boone, Showrunner and Creator of ‘One on One,’ Dies at 63

Writer-producer Eunetta Boone, creator of the UPN comedy “One on One” and showrunner of Disney Channel’s “Raven’s Home,” died Wednesday at her home in Los Angeles. She was 63. Boone was found dead at her home of an apparent heart attack. Boone had most recently worked as showrunner on the third season of the Disney […]
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Texas Country Singer Dies of Gunshot in Music Video Accident

Texas country music upstart Justin Carter has died from a gunshot wound, in an accident that took place while a gun was being as a prop for a music video being filmed in his apartment, according to reports out of Houston. Carter, 35, died Saturday, the same week he had signed a management deal and […]
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Country Singer Justin Carter Dies After Accidental Shooting on Music Video Set

Texas country music upstart Justin Carter has died from a gunshot wound, in an accident that took place while a gun was being as a prop for a music video being filmed in his apartment, according to reports out of Houston. Carter, 35, died Saturday, the same week he had signed a management deal and […]
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Richard Erdman, Actor From The Twilight Zone and Stalag 17, Dies at 93

Richard Erdman, a character actor whose amazing career dates back to the 1940s and includes over 170 acting credits, has died at an assisted living home in Los Angeles, California. He was 93.Read more...
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Dick Dale, Surf Guitar King, Dies at 81

Dick Dale, the “King of the Surf Guitar” who formulated the sound and attack of the Southern California-bred instrumental style in the early ‘60s, has died. He was 81. His bassist, Sam Bolle, confirmed the news to the Guardian. Dale’s self-released records with his band the Deltones led the way for countless other acts — […]
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George M. Lehr, ‘Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ Associate Producer, Dies at 87

George M. Lehr, associate producer on such classic TV series as “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” and “Police Woman,” and later a professor at USC’s School of Cinema & Television, died March 14, in Erie, Pa., after a short illness. He was 87. Lehr worked on television shows at MGM, 20th Century-Fox and Columbia for more […]
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Richard Erdman, Actor in ‘Community,’ ‘Twilight Zone,’ Dies at 93

Character actor Richard Erdman, known to contemporary audiences as perpetual student Leonard on “Community,” who also had significant roles for more than seven decades in movies and TV shows such as “The Twilight Zone” and “Stalag 17,” has died. He was 93. His friend, film historian Alan K. Rode, reported his death on Twitter. On […]
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This week’s passages

A roundup of notable obituaries from the week ending March 15.
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Vikram Jandhyala, innovation leader at UW, dies at 47

Vikram Jandhyala, who was the University of Washington's vice president for innovation strategy, was a vital link between UW and the region's technology community.
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‘Amazing Race’ Contestant Jim Raman Dies at 42

Jim Raman, an orthodontist who competed on the 25th season of “The Amazing Race,” died on Tuesday morning in South Carolina, according to the TV station WIS TV. He was 42. Raman participated on the CBS reality competition show with his wife, Misti, in 2014. The duo, nicknamed the Married Dentists, finished in second place. […]
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Hal Blaine, Wrecking Crew Drummer and Rock Hall of Fame Member, Dies at 90

Drummer Hal Blaine, who propelled dozens of major hit records during the ‘60s and ‘70s as a member of the “Wrecking Crew,” Hollywood’s elite, ubiquitous cadre of first-call studio musicians, died Monday, according to a statement from family members on his official Facebook page. He was 90. “May he rest forever on 2 and 4,” […]
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This week’s passages

A roundup of notable obituaries from the week ending March 8.
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Actor Jan-Michael Vincent, Known for ‘Airwolf,’ Dies at 73

His surfer-like demeanor was overshadowed at times by his troubled personal life.
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‘Airwolf’ Star Jan-Michael Vincent Dies at 74

Jan-Michael Vincent, best known for playing the lead role in the 1980s CBS series “Airwolf,” died on Feb. 10 after suffering cardiac arrest, according to a death certificate obtained by several outlets. His death, first reported by TMZ, has only now come to light. He was 74. His image as a baby-faced blonde heartthrob was […]
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Sidney Sheinberg, MCA/Universal Exec Who Nurtured Steven Spielberg, Dies at 84

Sidney Sheinberg, who served for more than 20 years as president and COO of MCA, Inc and Universal Studios and helped build the former agency into a potent entertainment corporation, died Thursday at his home in Beverly Hills. He was 84. Sheinberg’s son, Jonathan, confirmed the news in an email. Sporting a well-earned bad-cop reputation […]
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Co-Inventor of the World's First Handheld Electronic Calculator Dies at 86

Jerry Merryman, one of three people at Texas Instruments credited with inventing the world’s first handheld electronic calculator in the 1960s, died at a Dallas hospital on February 27. Merryman was 86 years old.Read more...
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Notorious California serial killer Juan Corona dies at age 85

Juan Corona, who gained the nickname “The Machete Murderer” for hacking to death dozens of migrant farm laborers in California in the early 1970s, has died. He was 85. Corona died Monday at an undisclosed hospital, Vicky Waters of the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation reported. He had been serving a life sentence in state prison. A labor contractor who hired thousands of fruit and vegetable workers for Northern California farmers, Corona killed 25 of them, according to authoriti...
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Luke Perry, ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ star, dies at 52

Luke Perry, currently a cast member in the CW series “Riverdale,” has been hospitalized, said a publicist for the “Beverly Hills, 90210” star. Arnold Robinson said the 52-year-old actor is “currently under observation” at the hospital. (2018 photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) BURBANK — Actor Luke Perry, who had been hospitalized since last week after suffering a major stroke, died Monday at a Burbank hospital. Publicist Arnold Robinson released a statement to media outlets, saying the ...
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Keith Flint, singer of electronic band The Prodigy, dies at 49

By DANICA KIRKA LONDON  — Keith Flint, the fiery frontman of British dance-electronic band The Prodigy, was found dead Monday at his home near London, the band said. He was 49. Prodigy co-founder Liam Howlett said in an Instagram post that Flint killed himself over the weekend. “I’m shell shocked … confused and heart broken,” he wrote. Police confirmed that the body of a 49-year-old man had been found at a home in Brook Hill, northeast of London. They said the death was being treated as non-susp...
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Luke Perry, ‘90210’ and ‘Riverdale’ Star, Dies at 52

Actor Luke Perry, known for roles in “Beverly Hills 90210” and “Riverdale,” died on Monday after suffering a massive stroke on Wednesday. He was 52. “[Perry] was surrounded by his children Jack and Sophie, fiancé Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minnie Sharp, mother Ann Bennett, step-father Steve Bennett, brother Tom Perry, sister Amy Coder, and other […]
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The Prodigy’s Keith Flint is gone, leaves punk-rock-rave legacy behind

The Prodigy’s lead singer has exploded across social media and music press today, as fans pour their hearts out to an artist who defined a crossover between punk and rave, frontman persona and electronica. It’s also been revealed by the band that Keith Flint took his own life, adding to the heartbreak many in our electronic music community feel. As one reader told The Guardian today, “people like Keith allowed a lot of people to crucify their own torment and demons.” ...
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This week’s passages

A roundup of notable obituaries from the week ending March 1.
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Glenn Martinez, longtime coach and CIF-SS assistant commissioner, dies at 63

Glenn Martinez, a shining light in athletics and education for many decades in the San Gabriel Valley, and the CIF Southern Section assistant commissioner since 2011, died Friday of cancer at age 63. Martinez was an athletic director, baseball coach and assistant football coach at Bishop Amat and later became an assistant principal and coach at Charter Oak high before moving on to the CIF-SS. CIF Assistant Commissioner Glenn Martinez has passed way after a battle with cancer. Monrovia’s Kurt S...
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Actress Katherine Helmond of Who’s the Boss? and Soap Dies at 89

Helmond died of complications from Alzheimer's disease last Saturday
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Katherine Helmond, star of ‘Soap’ and ‘Who’s the Boss?’ dies at 89

LOS ANGELES — Actress Katherine Helmond, best known for her Emmy-nominated work as Jessica Tate on the ABC sitcom “Soap” and as Mona Robinson on “Who’s the Boss?” has died in Los Angeles at age 89, her talent agency announced Friday. In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, APA said Helmond died Feb. 23 at her Los Angeles home due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease. Helmond received four best-actress Emmy nominations for her work on “Soap,” the soap-opera send-up that also starred Billy ...
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