Mon

06

May

2013

Ex-Italian PM Giulio Andreotti dies

Ex-Italian PM Giulio Andreotti dies

Giulio Andreotti, one of the most prominent political figures of post-war Italy, dies aged 94, state TV says.

 

Mr Andreotti was Italian prime minister seven times between 1972 and 1992. He led the Christian Democrat party, which dominated Italian politics for decades.

 

He was dogged in later years by allegations of corruption and Mafia links.

He died at home in Rome. He was reported to have suffered heart and respiratory problems in recent years.

 

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Sun

28

Apr

2013

Jonathan Winters, Unpredictable Comic and Master of Improvisation, Dies at 87

Jonathan Winters: Unpredictable

The New York Times

 

Jonathan Winters, the rubber-faced comedian whose unscripted flights of fancy inspired a generation of improvisational comics, and who kept television audiences in stitches with Main Street characters like Maude Frickert, a sweet-seeming grandmother with a barbed tongue and a roving eye, died on Thursday at his home in Montecito, Calif. He was 87.

 

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Mon

18

Jun

2012

Rodney King Dies

Rodney King (victim of L.A. police beating was 47) Dies.

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Wed

06

Jun

2012

Ray Bradbury dies: Science fiction author of ‘Fahrenheit 451’ and ‘Martian Chronicles’ was 91

From The Washington Post

By Wednesday, June 6, 11:07 AM

 

Sci-fi master Ray Bradbury, author of ‘Fahrenheit 451’ ‘Martian Chronicles,’ dead at 91: The imaginative and prolific author wrote some of the most popular science-fiction books of all time, including "The Martian Chronicles" and "Fahrenheit 451."


Ray Bradbury, a boundlessly imaginative novelist who wrote some of the most popular science fiction books of all time, including “Fahrenheit 451” and “The Martian Chronicles,” and who transformed the genre of flying saucers and little green men into a medium exploring childhood terrors, colonialism and the erosion of individual thought, died June 5. He was 91.


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Sat

21

Apr

2012

How Malawi Fed Its Own People

The New York Times

By JEFFREY D. SACHS

Published: April 19, 2012

 

President Bingu wa Mutharika of Malawi died on April 5 of a heart attack at the age of 78. His countrymen, suffering a massive economic and political crisis, seem to have declared good riddance. Some of his rogue allies apparently tried to hold on to power after his death, but democracy prevailed with the installation of the vice president, Joyce Banda, to the presidency. President Banda inherits an acute crisis much of which was Mutharika’s making.

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Wed

18

Apr

2012

Famed TV producer Dick Clark dies at 82

From          The Washington Press News Alert


Famed TV producer Dick Clark dies at 82


Dick Clark, the television host and entrepreneur who sold rock-and-roll to Middle America on the dance show "American Bandstand" and counted down the new year with millions of TV viewers as emcee of an annual celebration in New York's Times Square, has died after a heart attack. He was 82.
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/dick-clark-host-of-american-bandstand-dies-at-82/2012/04/18/gIQAvJIKRT_story.html

 

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Sun

08

Apr

2012

CBS newsman Mike Wallace dead at 93

FROM THE WASHINGTON POST

 

CBS newsman Mike Wallace, famed for his tough interviews on "60 Minutes," has died, a spokesman says. 


Spokesman Kevin Tedesco said Wallace, 93, died Saturday night.

Wallace was on the staff of “60 Minutes” when it began in 1968, and was one of its mainstays from then on. Though he retired as a regular correspondent in 2006, he continued to contribute occasional reports.

 

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Sat

07

Apr

2012

Bingu wa Mutharika dies at 78 - from Washington Post

AMOS GUMULIRA/AFP/GETTY IMAGES -  Malawi's President Bingu wa Mutharika waves to supporters of his party in 2009 in Lilongwe during an electoral campaign. Mutharika died early on April 6 hours after the 78-year-old suffered a heart attack
AMOS GUMULIRA/AFP/GETTY IMAGES - Malawi's President Bingu wa Mutharika waves to supporters of his party in 2009 in Lilongwe during an electoral campaign. Mutharika died early on April 6 hours after the 78-year-old suffered a heart attack

Bingu wa Mutharika, an obscure economic minister who became the president of Malawi in 2004 and later brought his country to the brink of failure, died April 5. He was 78.  For More Information

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Tue

27

Mar

2012

Patience Abbe, best-selling child author, dies at 87

The Washington Post

Patience Abbe was only 11 when the memoir she wrote with her two brothers, “Around the World in Eleven Years,” climbed onto the bestseller lists for grown-ups in 1936.

 

As the siblings recounted their nomadic childhood in Europe and subsequent move to America, their exuberance and unaffected observations charmed readers. Patience observed that a woman with children could always get a seat on a Paris bus “no matter how first the others were.”

 

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