Celebrity deaths

File-This April 7, 1986, file photo shows Chicago Bears' William Perry, right, landing a punch on pro wrestler Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart during the "Over-The-Top-Rope" battle royal at Wrestlemania 2 in Rosemont, Ill. Neidhart, who joined with Bret Hart to form one of the top tag teams in the 1980s with the WWE, has died. He was 63. The Pasco Sheriff's Office said Neidhart fell at home, hit his head and "succumbed to his injury" on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in Wesley Chapel, Fla. No foul play was suspected. (AP Photo/Charlie Bennett, File)
August 13, 2018 - 8:59 pm
Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart, who joined with brother-in-law Bret Hart to form one of the top tag teams in the 1980s with the WWE, has died. He was 63. The Pasco Sheriff's Office said Neidhart fell at home, hit his head and "succumbed to his injury" on Monday in Wesley Chapel, Florida. No foul play was...
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Cincinnati Reds' Anthony DeSclafani (28) runs home to score on a bunt single by Billy Hamilton off Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Clay Buchholz and a throwing error by Buchholz during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
August 10, 2018 - 10:33 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Anthony DeSclafani was a baseball triple-threat against Arizona on Friday night. DeSclafani struck out a season-high nine to outduel Clay Buchholz and singled before scoring one of Cincinnati's two runs on Billy Hamilton's suicide-squeeze bunt to help the Reds beat the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2011, file photo, Australia's Jarrod Lyle watches his ball on the 18th hole during the first round of the Australian Open golf tournament in Sydney. Lyle has died after a long struggle with cancer. He was 36. "It breaks my heart to tell everyone that Jarrod is no longer with us," the golfer's wife, Briony Lyle, said in a statement Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)
August 08, 2018 - 11:18 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — With a contagious smile, a sense of humor and a deep determination to keep playing golf, Jarrod Lyle endeared himself to people around the world during a long struggle against cancer. The 36-year-old Australian golfer died Wednesday night at his home near Melbourne among...
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FILE - In this March 7, 2008, file photo, Chicago Blackhawks great Stan Mikita waves to fans as they as he is introduced before an NHL hockey game against the San Jose Sharks in Chicago. Mikita, who played for the Blackhawks for 22 seasons, becoming one of the franchise's most revered figures, has died, the Blackhawks announced Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. He was 78. (AP Photo/Brian Kersey, File)
August 07, 2018 - 10:37 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — When Stan Mikita got back together with the Chicago Blackhawks, it was clear how much the reconciliation meant to the Hall of Fame forward. He became a team ambassador, and then got a bronze statue outside the United Center. He was a regular at home games, drawing loud cheers when he...
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August 03, 2018 - 3:32 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The estate of Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez has settled a wrongful death lawsuit with the families of two other men who were with him in a fatal boat crash in Florida. Attorney Ralph Fernandez, who represents the All-Star's estate, confirmed Friday that they had reached an...
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In this undated file photo Robert Brazile, linebacker for the Houston Oilers, poses for a photo. Though Brazile turned in his Dr. Doom persona decades ago for the role of Mr. Brazile, a special education teacher, he'll revisit the success of his first career on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018 when he'll be one of eight men inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Brazile is part of a class which includes Bobby Beathard, Brian Dawkins, Jerry Kramer, Ray Lewis, Randy Moss, Brian Urlacher and Terrell Owens. (AP Photo, file)
August 02, 2018 - 9:47 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Robert Brazile was so feared as a linebacker during his career with the Houston Oilers that he earned the nickname Dr. Doom. In his retirement he found contentment in a vastly different line of work that he believes was even more challenging than chasing down quarterbacks for a...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2015, file photo, retired professional tennis player James Blake arrives at City Hall in New York. During his second departmental trial connected to the incident, New York City Police Officer James Frascatore, who tackled Blake in a mistaken arrest outside a Manhattan hotel in 2015, says he and his family have been getting death threats. Frascatore had been penalized 10 vacation days in his first departmental trial last fall, but the police commissioner overruled that recommendation and docked him five days. Blake says the punishment was too light. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
July 31, 2018 - 6:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The police officer who tackled retired tennis player James Blake in a mistaken arrest outside a Manhattan hotel testified Tuesday that he and his family have been getting death threats since the 2015 incident. Officer James Frascatore was part of an undercover operation targeting...
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July 30, 2018 - 6:39 am
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say former World Wrestling Entertainment star Brian Christopher Lawler has died after attempting suicide in his jail cell. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says the 46-year-old son of WWE Hall of Fame wrestler Jerry "The King" Lawler was found hanging in his...
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FILE - In this May 2, 2008, file photo, Bruce Lietzke tees off on the first hole during the opening round of the Champions Tour's FedEx Kinko's Classic golf tournament in Lakeway, Texas. Lietzke, the fun-loving, draw-hitting PGA Tour winner whose practice regime — or lack of one — spawned an often-told spoiled banana story, died Saturday, July 28, 2018, of brain cancer. He was 67. Lietzke's family said he died at his Athens, Texas, ranch. (Larry Kolvoord/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)
July 29, 2018 - 1:28 am
ATHENS, Texas (AP) — Bruce Lietzke, the fun-loving, fade-hitting PGA Tour winner whose practice regime — or lack of one — spawned an often-told spoiled banana story, died Saturday of brain cancer. He was 67. Lietzke's family said he died at his Athens ranch. "Our PGA Tour family lost a treasured...
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July 19, 2018 - 2:47 am
EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Mark Hayes, who won The Players Championship among this three PGA Tour titles and was the first player to shoot 63 in the British Open, has died. He was 69. Hayes died Monday in Edmond, brother Larry Hayes said. He had early onset Alzheimer's Disease. Hayes won the fourth...
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