Obituaries

Melanie Coleman
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Associated Press
November 11, 2019 - 1:43 pm
A college gymnast from Connecticut has died following a training accident.
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Brian Tarantina
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Associated Press
November 04, 2019 - 5:26 pm
Brian Tarantina, a character actor who most recently known for his role in “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” has died in his Manhattan home. He was 60.
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FILE - In an April 20, 2006 file photo, Paul Barrere and Little Feat perform during the Sixth Annual Jammy Awards at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York. Paul Barrere, guitarist and singer for the rock group Little Feat, has died. Little Feat said Barrere died Saturday Oct. 26, 2019 at UCLA Hospital in Los Angeles due to side effects from an ongoing treatment for liver disease.He was 71. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)
Associated Press
October 27, 2019 - 3:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Barrere, guitarist and singer for the rock group Little Feat, has died. He was 71. Barrere's passing was announced Saturday by surviving members of the band, who honored his contributions to the music world. He died Saturday morning at a hospital in Los Angeles due to side...
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Dennis Murphy
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WCBS 880 Newsroom
October 26, 2019 - 1:28 pm
A former NYPD detective and 9/11 survivor advocate died Friday morning from a World Trade Center-related cancer.
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2019, file photo, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speaks during a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington. Cummings, a sharecropper's son who rose to become the powerful chairman of one of the U.S. House committees leading an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, of complications from longstanding health issues. He was 68. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
Associated Press
October 18, 2019 - 1:19 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — A wake and funeral for U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings will be held next week at the church where he worshipped for nearly four decades. The Baltimore Sun reports that services for the Maryland Democrat are scheduled for Oct. 25 at New Psalmist Baptist Church. A spokeswoman said the wake...
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FILE - This Oct. 14, 2004 file photo shows actor Bill Macy at the premiere of the movie "Surviving Christmas," in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Macy, who starred opposite Bea Arthur in the 1970s sitcom “Maude," died Thursday Oct. 17, 2019 in Los Angeles, friend Matt Beckoff said Friday. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
Associated Press
October 18, 2019 - 12:52 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Macy, the character actor whose hangdog expression was a perfect match for his role as the long-suffering foil to Bea Arthur's unyielding feminist on the daring 1970s sitcom "Maude," has died. He was 97. Macy died Thursday night in Los Angeles, his friend Matt Beckoff said...
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Medal of Honor
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Associated Press
October 10, 2019 - 7:28 pm
Francis S. Currey, who received the Medal of Honor for actions during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II, has died at his home in upstate New York. He was 94.
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Bernie Sanders
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Associated Press
October 08, 2019 - 4:05 pm
The daughter-in-law of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has died, shortly after being diagnosed with cancer. Rainè Riggs was 46. The Lee & Martin Funeral Home in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, says Riggs died Saturday, the day Sanders returned to Vermont after suffering a heart...
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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2014, file photo, pedestrians make their way in front of the Metropolitan Opera house at New York's Lincoln Center. On Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, the Metropolitan Opera began regular Sunday afternoon staged performances for the first time in its 136-year-history with Puccini's `Turandot,’ an effort to boost ticket sales and revenue. As part of new union contracts, the Met can present up to 17 Sunday matinees this season. The company thinks Sunday afternoons will sell better than Monday nights. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
Associated Press
October 07, 2019 - 12:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Some in the audience wore tuxedos and evening gowns, others wore jeans and sneakers. There was even a man wearing a black sleeveless shirt and blue suede cowboy boots. The Metropolitan Opera began regular Sunday-afternoon staged performances for the first time in its 136-year...
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FILE - This 1972 file image shows singer and actress Diahann Carroll. Carroll died, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, at her home in Los Angeles after a long bout with cancer. She was 84. (AP Photo/Jean-Jacques Levy, File)
Associated Press
October 04, 2019 - 12:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Diahann Carroll, the Oscar-nominated actress and singer who won critical acclaim as the first black woman to star in a non-servant role in a TV series as "Julia," has died. She was 84. Carroll's daughter, Susan Kay, told The Associated Press her mother died Friday in Los Angeles of...
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