Obituaries

FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2015, file photo, Peter Mayhew arrives at the world premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in Los Angeles. Mayhew, who played the rugged, beloved and furry Wookiee Chewbacca in the “Star Wars” films, has died. Mayhew’s family said in a statement that he died at his home in Texas on Friday, April, 26, 2019. He was 74. No cause was given. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
May 02, 2019 - 6:21 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the "Star Wars" films, has died. Mayhew's family said in a statement Thursday that he died at his home in Texas on Tuesday. He was 74. No cause was given. The 7-foot-3 Mayhew played the shaggy, towering Chewbacca, sidekick to Han Solo...
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FILE - This June 19, 1978 file photo shows actress Carol Channing in New York. Channing, whose career spanned decades on Broadway and on television has died at age 97. Publicist B. Harlan Boll says Channing died of natural causes early Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 in Rancho Mirage, Calif. (AP Photo/G. Paul Burnett, File )
January 15, 2019 - 7:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Carol Channing, the lanky, ebullient musical comedy star who delighted American audiences over almost 5,000 performances as the scheming Dolly Levi in "Hello, Dolly" on Broadway and beyond, has died. She was 97. Publicist B. Harlan Boll said Channing died of natural causes at 12:31...
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FILE-This Oct. 25, 1995 file photo shows Toni Tennille, left, and Daryl Dragon, the singing duo The Captain and Tennille, posing during an interview in at their home in Washoe Valley, south of Reno, Nev. Dragon died early Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019 in at a hospice in Prescott, Ariz. Spokesman Harlan Boll said he was 76 and died of renal failure. His former wife and musical partner, Toni Tennille, was by his side. (AP Photo/David B. Parker, File)
January 02, 2019 - 8:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Daryl Dragon, the cap-wearing "Captain" of Captain & Tennille who teamed with then-wife Toni Tennille on such easy listening hits as "Love Will Keep Us Together" and "Muskrat Love," died Wednesday. He was 76. Dragon died of renal failure at a hospice in Prescott, Arizona,...
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In this Sept. 23, 2017, photo, freshmen Josh Seals, left, and Tyler Trent, wearing glasses at right, get set for Purdue's NCAA college football game against Michigan at Ross-Ade Stadium, in West Lafayette, Ind. Trent, a former Purdue University student and college football super fan who inspired many with his battle against cancer, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. He was 20. (John Terhune/Journal & Courier via AP)
January 02, 2019 - 1:54 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tyler Trent, a former Purdue University student and college football super fan who inspired many with his battle against cancer, died Tuesday. He was 20 years old. His family confirmed the death to The Indianapolis Star . Trent wanted to be a sportswriter and was determined to...
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December 22, 2018 - 5:33 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Congolese boy who traveled to Los Angeles to undergo surgery to remove a large tumor on his face died late Friday after having an adverse reaction to anesthesia. The Dikembe Mutombo Foundation, which co-sponsored 8-year-old Matadi Sela Petit's travels and medical procedures,...
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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2015 file photo, actress and director Penny Marshall attends the SNL 40th Anniversary Special in New York. Marshall died of complications from diabetes on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, at her Hollywood Hills home. She was 75. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
December 19, 2018 - 2:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Actress-director Penny Marshall is being remembered for her wit and the ground she broke in the male-dominated film business. Marshall, who rose to fame as one of the stars of the television hit "Laverne & Shirley," died Monday night in her Los Angeles home at age 75. She...
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The flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush is carried by a joint services military honor guard into St. Martin's Episcopal Church Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
December 06, 2018 - 4:12 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush will be buried in Texas after a funeral service at the church he attended for many years and a special memorial train that will carry his casket. The nation's 41st president died last week at age 94. His casket returned to Houston after a state...
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Visitors pay their respects at the flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush, as he lies in state in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
December 05, 2018 - 6:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President George H.W. Bush is getting a national farewell at Washington National Cathedral before family, friends, presidents and foreign dignitaries. The nation's 41st president died Friday in Houston at age 94. His wife of 73 years, Barbara, passed away in April. Things to know...
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A joint services military honor guard removes the casket of former President George H.W. Bush from the hearse to carry it into the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol in Washington to lie in state, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. (Shawn Thew/Pool Photo via AP)
December 04, 2018 - 4:48 am
Former President George H.W. Bush's state funeral encompasses four days of events, from his arrival in Washington to his burial in Texas on Thursday. The guidelines for state funerals date back to the mid-1800s and have been shaped over time. Seating arrangements, for example, are detailed with...
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Bush in Washington
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December 03, 2018 - 9:29 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush will be honored during several public and private events in Houston and Washington before his burial Thursday in Texas. Four days of events for Bush, who died Friday at age 94, include a state funeral at Washington's National Cathedral, a private...
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