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Gerald Kaufman, UK’s longest-serving lawmaker, dies at 86

LONDON — Gerald Kaufman, the longest-serving lawmaker in Britain’s House of Commons, has died aged 86.Kaufman’s family says the Labour Party legislator died Sunday after a long illness.Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on Monday called Kaufman “an iconic and irascible figure” who was proud of his Jewish roots and strove to bring peace to the Middle […]

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Judge Joseph Wapner, who presided over ‘The People’s Court,’ dies at 97

LOS ANGELES — He was a retired Los Angeles County Superior Court judge who became an unlikely American TV icon, a white-haired jurist who was dubbed the “Solomon of Small Claims.” Judge Joseph A. Wapner, who presided over “The People’s Court” for 12 years in the 1980s and ’90s, has died, a family member told […]

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Ira Lerner: A Community Institution

By David Ogul SAN DIEGO — Judaism teaches that the world relies on three principles: religious observance, divine work and acts of kindness. Ira Lerner showed his dedication to this philosophy through his professional life, his commitment to his religion and his ties to his family and many friends. Professionally, he served his country as […]

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What Is Bill Paxton’s Cause Of Death?

Bill Paxton has died. The actor, who starred in CBS’ new “Training Day” reboot, was 61. His loved ones revealed that he died during a surgery. “It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery,” a statement from the family (via People) reads. “A […]

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George ‘The Animal’ Steele, wrestling great, dead at 79

WASHINGTON, February 24, 2017 – First cast as an almost sub-human villain before he later morphed into an oddly lovable character later in his career, bigger-than-life wrestling legend George “The Animal” Steele passed away in Florida on February 16, 2017 at the age of 79. Steele had been under hospice care since the spring of […]

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Alan Colmes, Fox News’ liberal voice, dead at 66

Alan Colmes, the longtime radio host best known as Fox News’s liberal voice on the network’s popular “Hannity & Colmes” show and later as a Fox commentator, has died at the age of 66 after a brief illness, Fox News reported Thursday morning. “When Alan and I started ‘Hannity & Colmes,’ there wasn’t a day […]

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Wife of former Brazilian president Lula dies aged 66

Rio de Janeiro (dpa) – Marisa Leticia Rocco, the wife of former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, died Friday in a Sao Paulo hospital aged 66, multiple local media reports confirmed. Rocco was Thursday declared brain dead in the Hospital Sirio Libanes where she had been admitted after suffering a stroke. Lula’s predecessor, […]

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Emmy winner Barbara Hale, who played Perry Mason’s secretary, has died at 94

Barbara Hale, best known for her Emmy Award-winning role as Perry Mason’s loyal secretary Della Street on the long-running 1950s and ’60s TV series starring Raymond Burr, has died. She was 94. Hale died Thursday, according to her son, actor William Katt, who posted the news on his Facebook page. Katt’s agent, Jacqueline Sander, said […]

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RIP Sir John Hurt acclaimed British actor dies at 77

The great British actor John Hurt has died at the age of 77. A Knight of the Realm the performer appeared in a number groundbreaking films. We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of John Hurt, who played Mr. Ollivander. Harry Potter fans will miss him very much. pic.twitter.com/xgSjePd4aV— Harry Potter Film (@HarryPotterFilm) […]

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A star-studded ‘Night’ to honor Elie Wiesel in New York

Five-hour January 29 event at Museum of Jewish Heritage features diverse community reading of the slim 116-page volume that changed the world By Renee Ghert-Zand Millions have read Elie Wiesel’s landmark Holocaust memoir “Night.” When Oprah Winfrey selected it for her book club in 2006, she turned it into an instant bestseller and countless students […]

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Mike ‘Mannix’ Connors Is Gone at 91

Mike Connors, the star of the long-running television series “Mannix,” passed away Thursday afternoon at the age of 91. Connor’s son-in-law, Mike Condon, revealed that Connors died due to complications from pneumonia, which had been diagnosed a week earlier. Connors’ most well-known work was that of private detective Joe Mannix on the CBS television series […]

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Remembering Mary Tyler Moore, Laura Petrie and Mary Richards

Mary Tyler Moore, who died Wednesday at the age of 80, didn’t really make that much television when you get right down to it. She starred in just two series that lasted a total of 12 years. But, man, did her characters and those series resonate. I cannot think of a 20th century TV performer […]

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Mary Tyler Moore, TV icon who symbolized independent career woman, dies at 80

Mary Tyler Moore, the multiple Emmy-winning actress who first charmed TV viewers on “The Dick Van Dyke Show” in the 1960s and became a beloved TV icon who could “turn the world on with her smile” on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” in the 1970s, has died. She was 80. In a career that began […]

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The music world mourns the death of one of the men who made the Allman Brothers Band legendary

Butch Trucks, the longtime drummer for the Allman Brothers Band, has died at age 69. Rolling Stone confirmed the news with Trucks’ booking manager after reports of his death began to circulate on Facebook and Twitter. Trucks was one of the founding members of the Allman Brothers Band and played with the group since its […]

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