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‘Rabbi Shteinman carried entire Jewish people on his shoulders’

Shortly after Rabbi Aharon Yehuda Leib Shteinman passed away Tuesday morning at the age of 104, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin marked the passing of the late rabbi in a statement, lauding Rabbi Shteinman”s wisdom and humility, saying that he “gave direction to thousands”. “Our teacher, the brilliant Rabbi Shteiman, was a leader who bore the […]

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Jerome Crowe, the FBI agent who delivered the ransom money in the Frank Sinatra Jr. kidnapping, dies at 93

LOS ANGELES — Jerome Crowe, a former L.A.-based FBI agent who delivered the ransom money in the Frank Sinatra Jr. kidnapping and led a SWAT team in the bloody SLA shootout, has died after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. A lifelong law enforcement officer who is credited with assembling the FBI’s first SWAT team […]

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The American man who was held hostage in Iraq for 31 days has sadly passed away at 49

frost A man from Wichita, Kansas who was held hostage for 31 days in Iraq in 2016 while working as a private military contractor and suffered in captivity has died at the age of 49 due to complications from his ordeal. RELATED: A toddler is the only survivor in a crash that killed 4 people […]

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‘French Elvis’ Johnny Hallyday dies aged 74

Veteran French rocker, Johnny Hallyday, who achieved iconic status during a career spanning over half-a-century, has died following a battle with lung cancer, his wife said Wednesday. He was 74. “Johnny Hallyday has left us. I write these words without believing them. But yet, it’s true. My man is no longer with us,” Laeticia Hallyday, […]

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Renowned French writer Jean D’Ormesson is dead at 92

France loves its intellectuals and writers as perhaps no other country does, and one of its favourites has died. Jean D’Ormesson, once the youngest member of the Academie Française, passed away early Tuesday at the age of 92. D’Ormesson died of a heart attack, after a long battle with bladder cancer. A member of the […]

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Indian screen icon Shashi Kapoor dies aged 79

Bollywood icon Shashi Kapoor — a star of 1970s Indian cinema and a member of the Hindi film industry’s famous Kapoor family — died on Monday aged 79 after a long illness, his family said. The multiple award-winning actor died at a hospital in Mumbai on Monday evening, his nephew Randhir Kapoor told the Press […]

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Remember the great Jim Nabors with his hauntingly beautiful rendition of “Silent Night”

jim nabors usmc silent night On Nov. 30, we lost Jim Nabors, an icon of the screen who played Gomer Pyle on “The Andy Griffith Show.” For many, Nabors was a major part of growing up, and seeing him alongside Andy, Barney and Opie gave us plenty of smiles. And while he was a fantastic […]

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Jon Hendricks, the ‘James Joyce of jazz,’ dies at 96

Jon Hendricks, the pioneering jazz singer and lyricist with the vocal ensemble Lambert, Hendricks & Ross who helped create an inventive jazz vocal technique called ‘vocalese,’ has died. Hendricks died Wednesday in New York City, his daughter, Aria Hendricks, said. He was 96. When Hendricks arrived on the jazz scene in the ’50s, his mastery […]

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Important parts of life obituaries tend to omit

© By Oliver B. Pollak RICHMOND, California — Sports, recreation, athletics promote healthy living, competition and social networks. They can be lifelong habits, even obsessions. When a team member dies they are missed, mourned, and remembered by the remaining teammates. You will not get this from reading newspaper obituaries. Joseph Goldstein and Peter Craig are examples. […]

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What is David Cassidy’s Cause of Death?

Former teen idol David Cassidy has died at 67 from “complications from dementia,” Variety reported. People magazine said the cause was organ failure. “On behalf of the entire Cassidy family, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, our uncle, and our dear brother, David Cassidy,” his family said in […]

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“Touched By An Angel” fans mourn the loss of one of the show’s brightest stars

The Salvation Army Sally Awards Rest in peace, Della Reese. The “Touched By An Angel” actress and music legend passed away on Sunday, Nov. 19, according to PEOPLE. She was 86 years old. “On behalf of her husband, Franklin Lett, and all her friends and family, I share with you the news that our beloved […]

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John Hillerman, ‘Magnum, P.I.’ Actor Dies Aged 84

Veteran actor John Hillerman who starred on 1980s detective show “Magnum, P.I.” and played stuffed-shirt Higgins to Tom Selleck’s freewheeling detective Thomas Magnum, died of natural causes at the age of 84 Thursday at his home in Houston, Texas, his nephew Chris Tritico confirmed the news. Hillerman had been best known for his Emmy Award-winning […]

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One year on, artists show breadth of Leonard Cohen life

Leonard Cohen’s songs strived for the universal and his voice was often solemn, yet the courtly songwriter had plentiful moments of joy and deadpan humor. One year after Cohen died at age 82, an array of artists testified to his far-reaching impact with a concert Monday evening whose somber yet graceful tone befitted the celebrated […]

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Longtime American Indian activist Dennis Banks dies at 80

MINNEAPOLIS — Dennis Banks, a longtime national American Indian activist who was acquitted in the famed 1970s Wounded Knee uprising trial, has died, his family said early Monday. Banks was 80 years old. “Our father Dennis J. Banks started his journey to the spirit world at 10:10 p.m. on October 29, 2017,” reads a post […]

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