Celebrity deaths

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2012 file photo, British singer George Michael performs at a concert to raise money for the AIDS charity Sidaction, during the Symphonica tour at Palais Garnier Opera house in Paris, France. Artworks collected by George Michael before his death in 2016 are going up for auction. Christie's is selling the music star's collection, including pieces by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin and Sarah Lucas _ members of the "Young British Artists" generation who, like Michael, shook up Britain's creative scene in the 1980s and 90s. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
February 08, 2019 - 7:46 am
LONDON (AP) — George Michael left a rich legacy of music — and of visual art. The musician's collection of works by some of Britain's most famous contemporary artists is going up for auction in London next month, auctioneer Christie's announced Friday. The sale includes pieces by Damien Hirst,...
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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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February 06, 2019 - 2:04 pm
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Izzy Young, a businessman, political activist and founding patron of the Greenwich Village folk music scene who organized Bob Dylan's first major New York concert and devoted decades to supporting other musicians, has died at age 90. Young's daughter, Philomene Grandin, said...
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FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2011 file photo, Memphis DJ George Klein, left, jokes with Lansky Brothers founder Bernard Lansky, second from left, "Clothier to the King" during the unveiling of a new plaque to mark the original location of the historic clothing store on Beale St. in Memphis, Tenn. Elvis Presley’s longtime friend and radio personality George Klein has died at age 83. Presley’s former wife, Priscilla Presley, told The Associated Press that Klein died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at hospice in Memphis. (Jim Weber/The Commercial Appeal via AP, File)
February 06, 2019 - 12:50 am
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — George Klein, the deep-voiced radio personality who became friends with Elvis Presley in high school and stayed close to the King of Rock n' Roll throughout his career, has died. He was 83. Presley's former wife, Priscilla Presley, told The Associated Press that Klein died...
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FILE- In this June 20, 2008, file photo Kristoff St. John accepts the award for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series for his work on "The Young and the Restless" at the 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. John has died at age 52. Los Angeles police were called to John's home on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, and his body was turned over to the Los Angeles County coroner. The cause of death was not available. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
February 04, 2019 - 4:38 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kristoff St. John, who played the struggling alcoholic and ladies' man Neil Winters for 27 years on "Young and the Restless ," has died. He was 52. Los Angeles police were called to his home Sunday and his body was turned over to the coroner. The cause of death was not...
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January 31, 2019 - 8:04 pm
Julius Campbell Jr., a former Virginia high school football star depicted in the movie "Remember the Titans," has died. He was 65. Campbell died Jan. 25 of organ failure, The Washington Post reported . Cathy Campbell confirmed her husband's death to the newspaper, calling him a "kind, compassionate...
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FILE - In this May 17, 2011, file photo, singer James Ingram arrives at the UNICEF Playlist with the A-List benefit in Los Angeles. Ingram, the Grammy-winning singer who launched multiple hits on the R&B and pop charts and earned two Oscar nominations for his songwriting, has died. He was 66. Debbie Allen, and actress and Ingram’s frequent collaborator, announced his death on Twitter on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. Attempts by The Associated Press to confirm Ingram’s death with his family or representatives have been unsuccessful. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)
January 30, 2019 - 7:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — James Ingram, the Grammy-winning singer who launched multiple hits on the R&B and pop charts and earned two Oscar nominations for his songwriting, has died, according to a close associate. He was 66. Debbie Allen, an actress-choreographer and frequent collaborator with Ingram,...
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FILE - In this April 9, 2014, file photo, Richard Jones, right, sits next to wife Elizabeth as they sit in their attorney's office while talking about their daughter Sarah Jones, the 27-year-old camera assistant killed Feb. 20 by a freight train while filming a movie in southeast Georgia, in Atlanta. A railroad owner has settled a civil lawsuit by the family of a film worker killed in the 2014 train collision on its tracks in Georgia, ending the company's appeal of a $3.9 million jury verdict in the case. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
January 30, 2019 - 5:13 pm
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A railroad owner settled a wrongful death lawsuit by the family of a film worker killed in 2014 when a train slammed into a crew shooting a movie about singer Gregg Allman, ending the company's appeal of a $3.9 million jury verdict. Chatham County State Court records show CSX...
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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Rams' Nickell Robey-Coleman breaks up a pass intended for New Orleans Saints' Tommylee Lewis during the second half of the NFL football NFC championship game in New Orleans. Robey-Coleman says he received "one or two" death threats from frustrated New Orleans Saints fans on social media after the NFC championship game. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
January 30, 2019 - 2:13 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The comments on social media grew darker by the hour until Nickell Robey-Coleman decided to stop looking. Fans being frustrated is one thing. Seeing threats on his life crawl into his Instagram feed took it to another level. "There was a little bit of everything," the Los Angeles...
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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2014 file photo, Lithuanian-born director Jonas Mekas attend the Whitney Museum Gala in New York. Mekas, 96, who survived a Nazi labor camp and years as a refugee, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, at his home, according to the Anthology of Film Archives. He was artistic director of the New York center for film preservation, a leading avant-garde movie theater. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
January 23, 2019 - 3:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jonas Mekas the Lithuanian-born director, critic, patron and poet widely regarded as the godfather of modern American avant-garde film and as an indispensable documenter of his adopted New York City, has died. He was 96. Mekas, who survived a Nazi labor camp and years as a refugee,...
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