Tom Clancy Is Dead At 66

posted 2013-10-02 13:47:47 by grendel



The author of The Hunt for Red October and many military and espionage novels which inspired a number of movies and video games died last night in a Baltimore Hospital.








Death Watch Dead

posted 2013-09-19 15:45:13 by doug



Death Watch is Dead








Jazz pianist Dave Brubeck dead at age 91

posted 2012-12-05 12:20:26 by dmcnelis



Dave Brubeck, a jazz musician who attained pop-star acclaim with recordings such as "Take Five" and "Blue Rondo a la Turk," died Wednesday morning at Norwalk Hospital, in Norwalk, Conn., said his longtime manager-producer-conductor Russell Gloyd.








Composer Elliott Carter Dies at Age 103

posted 2012-11-05 21:09:52 by beth



NEW YORK (AP) — Classical composer Elliott Carter, whose challenging, rhythmically complex works earned him widespread admiration and two Pulitzer Prizes, died Monday at age 103.








George McGovern, liberal standard-bearer against Nixon in '72, dies

posted 2012-10-21 09:37:02 by DaveM



Democrat George S. McGovern, a war hero who opposed the Vietnam War, was crushed by President Richard Nixon's Watergate-tainted campaign. A die-hard idealist, McGovern inspired scores of budding politicians.








Arlen Specter, longtime GOP Senate moderate, dies

posted 2012-10-14 13:23:59 by stevemay



Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, the outspoken Pennsylvania centrist whose switch from Republican to Democrat ended a 30-year career in which he played a pivotal role in several Supreme Court nominations, died Sunday. He was 82.








Beano Cook, staple of the game, dies

posted 2012-10-11 12:42:38 by MIKE



Beano Cook, a longtime staple of the Pittsburgh sports scene and an ESPN college football studio commentator since 1986, died Wednesday night. He was 81.








Alex Karras, former NFL lineman, actor, dies at 77

posted 2012-10-10 11:06:05 by MIKE



DETROIT (AP) — Alex Karras, the rugged lineman who anchored the Detroit Lions' defense in the 1960s, then went on to an acting career in which he starred in the sitcom "Webster" and famously punched a horse in the 1974 comedy "Blazing Saddles," died Wednesday. He was 77








Andy Williams Dead at 84

posted 2012-09-26 09:40:00 by beth



Andy Williams, whose corn-fed good looks, easygoing charm and smooth rendition of "Moon River" propelled him to the heights of music stardom in the early '60s, died Tuesday at his home in Branson, Mo., his family announced.








Steve Sabol, president of NFL Films, dies

posted 2012-09-18 13:40:34 by MIKE



The football world says goodbye to a legend of the sport on Tuesday. Steve Sabol, President of NFL Films, has died just weeks away from 70th birthday after an 18 month battle with brain cancer.








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