Obituaries

FILE - In this April 1991 file photo, architect Robert Venturi poses in his office in the Manayunk section of Philadelphia, with a model of a new hall for the Philadelphia Orchestra in background. Venturi, who turned austere modern design on its ear, ushering in postmodern complexity with the dictum "Less is a bore," has died. He was 93. His family released a statement on his firm’s website saying Venturi died at home in Philadelphia on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, after a brief illness, and was surrounded by his wife and son. (AP Photo/George Widman, File)
September 20, 2018 - 2:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Architect Robert Venturi, who rejected austere modern design and instead ushered in postmodern complexity with the dictum "Less is a bore," has died. He was 93. His family released a statement on his firm's website saying Venturi died at home in Philadelphia on Tuesday after a...
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FILE - In this July 12, 2015 file photo, actor Gamil Ratib, attends a funeral in Cairo, Egypt. Ratib, an award-winning Franco-Egyptian actor whose roles as villain or aristocrat made him a household name across the Arab world, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. He was 92. Ratib appeared in about 100 films in both French and Arabic. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)
September 19, 2018 - 12:59 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Gamil Ratib, an award-winning Franco-Egyptian actor whose roles as villain or aristocrat made him a household name across the Arab world, died Wednesday, state media reported. He was 92. Ratib's acting career — he appeared in about 100 films in both French and Arabic — began as early...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 file photo, Calgary Flames owners group members Murray Edwards, left, and Clay Riddell, listen as newly-named Calgary Flames President of Hockey Operations Brian Burke is annouced in Calgary, Alberta. Clay Riddell, the billionaire oilman and co-owner of the NHL's Calgary Flames, has died. He was 81. The Flames and Paramount Resources confirmed his death Sunday, with the oil and natural gas company saying he died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 16, 2018 - 10:56 pm
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Clay Riddell, the billionaire oilman and co-owner of the NHL's Calgary Flames, has died. He was 81. The Flames and Paramount Resources confirmed his death Sunday, with the oil and natural gas company saying he died Saturday. "We mourn the passing of a great man of industry,...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2010, file photo, Richard DeVos, Orlando Magic owner and Amway Inc. co-founder, smiles after welcoming fans to the new Amway Center before a preseason NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Hornets in Orlando, Fla. DeVos, the billionaire father-in-law of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. He was 92. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
September 13, 2018 - 11:57 pm
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Former President George W. Bush joined family and friends of Amway co-founder and Orlando Magic owner Richard DeVos to celebrate his life. During the funeral service Thursday, Bush said he was grateful for the opportunity to commemorate the life of "an extraordinary...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2014 file photo, actress Marin Mazzie attends the after party for the opening night of "Bullets Over Broadway" in New York. Mazzie, who battled ovarian cancer starting in 2015, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, at her Manhattan home, said her husband, actor Jason Danieley. She was 57. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP, File)
September 13, 2018 - 4:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Actress and soprano Marin Mazzie, a three-time Tony Award nominee known for powerhouse Broadway performances in "Ragtime," ''Passion" and "Kiss Me, Kate," has died following a three-year battle with ovarian cancer. She was 57. Mazzie died Thursday at her Manhattan home surrounded by...
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FILE - In this July 19, 2005 file photo, Algerian singer Rachid Taha sings on the main stage during the opening day of the Paleo Festival in Nyon, Switzerland. Rachid Taha, an Algerian singer who thrillingly blended Arabic music with rock and techno and at times wore blue contact lenses to protest anti-Arab prejudice in France, where he made his home, has died. He was 59. (Sandro Campardo, Keystone via AP, File)
September 12, 2018 - 3:16 pm
PARIS (AP) — Algerian singer Rachid Taha, who thrillingly blended Arabic music with rock and techno and at times wore blue contact lenses to protest anti-Arab prejudice in his adoptive France, has died. He was 59. Taha's record label, Naïve, announced his death in a statement Wednesday on its...
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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 1971, Fenella Fielding poses ahead of a one woman entertainment piece at the Withy Arts Festival in Somerset, England. British actress Fenella Fielding, the glamorous, velvet-voiced star of "Carry On" comedies, has died at the age of 90. (PA via AP)
September 12, 2018 - 10:39 am
LONDON (AP) — Fenella Fielding, a British actress who was the glamorous, velvet-voiced star of two "Carry On" comedies, has died. She was 90. Friend Simon McKay said in a statement that Fielding died Tuesday after suffering a stroke two weeks earlier. Born Fenella Feldman in London in 1927,...
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Keegan Bradley tees off on the 18th hole during the BMW Championship golf tournament at the Aronimink Golf Club, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, in Newtown Square, Pa. Bradley held off Justin Rose in a sudden-death playoff to win the rain-plagued BMW Championship for his first PGA Tour victory in six years. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
September 11, 2018 - 6:45 pm
NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Justin Rose would like to have changed how he reached No. 1 in the world. But not when. Rose felt emotionally conflicted when the BMW Championship ended in a light rain at Aronimink Golf Club. He was going for his third title in the Philadelphia area, including the U.S...
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FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2018, file photo, 11-year-old Caleb Hammond grins before heading out in a stock car designed for children on the Southern Iowa Speedway dirt track in Oskaloosa, Iowa. The Iowa boy with Leukemia who wanted racing stickers to cover his casket has died. Michael Sytsma of Bates Funeral Chapel in Oskaloosa confirmed that Caleb Hammond died Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. He declined to say where. (Angie Holland, Oskaloosa Herald via AP, File)
September 10, 2018 - 2:32 pm
OSKALOOSA, Iowa (AP) — An 11-year-old Iowa boy who wanted racing stickers to cover his casket has died. Michael Sytsma (SIHTZ'-muh), of Bates Funeral Chapel in Oskaloosa, says Caleb Hammond died Monday. He declined to say where. Caleb's stepmother, Kaylee Hammond, posted a photo of the boy on her...
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September 09, 2018 - 1:24 pm
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Don McGuire, the last surviving member of The Hilltoppers, has died in his home state of Kentucky. He was 86. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home of Lexington says McGuire, a native of Hazard, died Friday following a short illness. The Hilltoppers rose to fame in the 1950s with pop...
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