Celebrity deaths

April 01, 2019 - 11:35 am
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Kevin Sutherland made his first birdie in two days, and it was all he needed to finally win for the second time on the PGA Tour Champions. Sutherland, bothered overnight by a 2-foot putt that could have ended the sudden-death playoff, holed an 18-foot birdie putt on the seventh...
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FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2012, file photo, New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith appears before an NFL football game against the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J. In a ruling Wednesday, March 27, 2019, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the conviction of Cardell Hayes in the April 2016 killing of Will Smith. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)
March 27, 2019 - 6:04 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A court on Wednesday rejected an appeal by the man convicted of killing former Saints football star Will Smith during a traffic altercation, rejecting claims that Cardell Hayes acted in self-defense. Hayes is serving a 25-year sentence for manslaughter in the shooting death of...
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March 18, 2019 - 8:59 am
FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man killed in a car crash last week has been identified as a former Major League Baseball player who was a member of the Seattle Mariners during its inaugural season. News outlets report Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken says 72-year-old Leroy Stanton...
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March 13, 2019 - 5:35 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — In a story March 7 and 8 about Dan Jenkins' death, The Associated Press erroneously reported that he was 89. He was 90. A corrected version of the story is below: FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Dan Jenkins, the sports writing great and best-selling author whose career covered Ben...
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2000, file photo, Freeda Foreman stands in The Regent Las Vegas Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, following a press conference announcing her professional boxing debut. The 42-year-old daughter of former heavyweight champion George Foreman died at a Houston-area home. The Harris County sheriff's office said deputies were called Friday, March 8, 2019, to the home where EMS had determined Freeda George Foreman was dead. (AP Photo/Laura Rauch, File)
March 12, 2019 - 12:12 pm
HUMBLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas medical examiner confirms that Freeda George Foreman, the daughter of former heavyweight champion George Foreman, died by suicide. Emergency crews found the 42-year-old woman while responding to a suburban Houston home on Friday. The Harris County Institute of Forensic...
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FILE - In this June 16, 2000, file photo, Freeda Foreman works out in a gym in Las Vegas. The 42-year-old daughter of former heavyweight champion George Foreman died at a Houston-area home. The Harris County sheriff's office said deputies were called Friday, March 8, 2019, to the home where EMS had determined Freeda George Foreman was dead. (AP Photo/Laura Rauch, File)
March 11, 2019 - 1:37 pm
HUMBLE, Texas (AP) — Freeda George Forman, the daughter of former heavyweight champion George Foreman and briefly a boxer herself, has died at a suburban Houston home. She was 42. The Harris County sheriff's office said Monday that emergency crews found her Friday. The sheriff's office says its...
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FILE - In this Nov. 24, 1976, file photo, Ted Lindsay, center, is flanked by Gordie Howe, left, and Sid Abel during a celebration of the Red Wings 50th birthday, in Detroit. Detroit Red Wings great and Hall of Famer Ted Lindsay died Monday, March 4, 2019, at his home in Michigan. He was 93. His death was confirmed Monday by son-in-law Lew LaPaugh, president of the Ted Lindsay Foundation, which raises money for autism research. (AP Photo/File)
March 04, 2019 - 6:14 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Ted Lindsay lived to do what he thought was right. He pioneered the first NHL players' union despite intense opposition from team management, began the tradition of taking the Stanley Cup closer to fans by skating it around the ice and refused to attend his own Hall of Fame induction...
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Justin Thomas, right, looks at the phone of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officer John Booth on the third hole during the second round of the Honda Classic golf tournament, Friday, March 1, 2019, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
March 01, 2019 - 6:37 pm
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Justin Thomas thought some ice and a couple of anti-inflammatory pills would fix his right arm. He was wrong. Still feeling the effects of an awkward shot in the opening round, the defending Honda Classic champion said he was dealing with "a dead arm" Friday as he...
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FILE - In this April 13, 2015, file photo, former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Don Newcombe acknowledges fans prior to a baseball game between the Dodgers and the Seattle Mariners, in Los Angeles. Newcombe, the hard-throwing Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who was one of the first black players in the major leagues and who went on to win the rookie of the year, Most Valuable Player and Cy Young awards, has died. He was 92. The team confirmed that Newcombe died Tuesday morning, Feb. 19, 2019, after a lengthy illness. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
February 20, 2019 - 1:42 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Don Newcombe, the hard-throwing Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who was one of the first black players in the major leagues and who went on to win the Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player and Cy Young awards, has died. He was 92. The team confirmed that Newcombe died Tuesday morning...
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FILE -This is a May 19, 1966, file photo showing Baltimore Orioles' Frank Robinson at bat. Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, the first black manager in Major League Baseball and the only player to win the MVP award in both leagues, has died. He was 83. Robinson had been in hospice care at his home in Bel Air. MLB confirmed his death Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019.(AP Photo/File)
February 08, 2019 - 1:45 am
Crowding the plate, fearsome and fearless, Frank Robinson hammered his way into the Hall of Fame. His legacy, however, was cemented that day in 1975 when he simply stood in the dugout at old Cleveland Stadium — the first black manager in Major League Baseball. Robinson, the only player to earn the...
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