Obituaries

FILE - In this March 22, 1993 file photo, American author Philip Roth is seen during an interview promoting his new book "Operation Shylock: A Confession," in New York. Roth, a prize-winning novelist and fearless narrator of sex, death, assimilation and fate, has died. at age 85. His death was confirmed by his literary agent, Andrew Wylie, who said Roth died Tuesday night, May 22, 2018, of congestive heart failure. (AP Photo, File)
May 23, 2018 - 11:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In the self-imposed retirement of his final years, Philip Roth remained curious and removed from the world he had shocked and had shocked him in return. He praised younger authors such as Ta-Nehisi Coates and Teju Cole, and confided that he had read "Born to Run," the memoir by...
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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2008, file photo, author Philip Roth poses for a photo in the offices of his publisher, Houghton Mifflin, in New York. Roth, prize-winning novelist and fearless narrator of sex, religion and mortality, has died at age 85, his literary agent said Tuesday, May 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
May 23, 2018 - 9:36 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Philip Roth, the prize-winning novelist and fearless narrator of sex, death, assimilation and fate, from the comic madness of "Portnoy's Complaint" to the elegiac lyricism of "American Pastoral," died Tuesday night at age 85. Roth's literary agent, Andrew Wylie, said the author died...
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FILE - In this Aug. 5, 1966 file photo, actor Clint Walker appears on the set of "The Dirty Dozen" in Morkyate, Bedfordshire, England. Walker, who played the title character in the early TV western “Cheyenne,” died Monday, May 21, 2018, of congestive heart failure at a hospital in Grass Valley, Calif. He was 91. (AP Photo, File)
May 22, 2018 - 6:10 pm
GRASS VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Clint Walker, who played the title character in the early TV western "Cheyenne," has died. Walker's daughter Valerie Walker tells The Associated Press that her father died Monday of congestive heart failure at a hospital in Grass Valley, California at age 91. The...
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FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2009, file photo, artist Robert Indiana poses at his studio in Vinalhaven, Maine. Indiana, best known for his 1960s LOVE series, died from respiratory failure Saturday, May 19, 2018, at his home in Maine, Indiana's attorney said. He was 89. (AP Photo/Joel Page, File)
May 22, 2018 - 9:57 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Pop artist Robert Indiana was the man behind the 1960s "LOVE" series and the famous sculpture in Philadelphia. But the curator of a museum that exhibited his life's works in 2013 says the artist who died Saturday at his home off the coast of Maine never found the type of...
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FILE - In this May 14, 2009 file photo, pop artist Robert Indiana, 80, poses in the kitchen at his home on Vinalhaven Island, Maine. Indiana, best known for his 1960s LOVE series, died from respiratory failure Saturday, May 19, 2018, at his home in Maine, Indiana's attorney said. He was 89. (AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach, File)
May 21, 2018 - 10:57 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Pop artist Robert Indiana, best known for his 1960s "LOVE" series, has died at his island home off the coast of Maine. He was 89. Indiana died on Saturday from respiratory failure at his Victorian home in a converted Odd Fellows hall, a fraternal order lodge, where he had...
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In this Jan. 12, 1966, photo provided by the White House, President Lyndon B. Johnson prepares for his State of the Union address with, from left, Richard Goodwin, former presidential assistant called back from Wesleyan University to help on the speech, Jack Valenti and Joseph A. Califano, Jr. at the White House in Washington. Goodwin, an aide, speechwriter and liberal force for the Kennedys and Lyndon Johnson died Sunday, May 20, 2018, at his home in Concord, Mass. His wife, the historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, said he died after a brief bout with cancer. (AP Photo/The White House)
May 21, 2018 - 12:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Richard N. Goodwin, an aide, speechwriter and liberal force for the Kennedys and Lyndon Johnson who helped craft such historic addresses as Robert Kennedy's "ripples of hope" and LBJ's speeches on civil rights and "The Great Society," died Sunday evening at age 86. Goodwin, the...
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Polish Army soldiers in combat gear stand next to the urn with ashes of WWII hero Stanislaw Likiernik during the funeral ceremony at the Powazki cemetery, in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, May 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
May 21, 2018 - 10:32 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A funeral with military honors was held in Poland's capital Monday for a World War II hero and resistance fighter who took part in the 1944 Warsaw Uprising. Stanislaw Likiernik was 16 when Nazi Germany invaded Poland, starting the war. He joined Poland's main underground...
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May 21, 2018 - 4:41 am
Bernard Lewis, a prolific Middle East scholar whose insights on Islam illuminated debates on the region's conflicts, has died. He was 101. Lewis died Saturday at an assisted living facility in Vorhees Township, New Jersey. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called him "one of the great...
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File-This this Oct. 31, 1959, file photo, Billy Cannon, Louisiana State University's All-America halfback, slips by tacklers at the start of an 89-yard punt return for a touchdown to help LSU beat third-ranked Mississippi, 7-3 in Baton Rouge, La. Cannon, the gifted running back who won the Heisman Trophy for LSU in 1959 with a memorable Halloween night punt return touchdown against Mississippi, died Sunday, May 20, 2018. He was 80. LSU said Cannon, the school’s only Heisman winner, died at his home in St. Francisville, La. The cause of death was not immediately known. (AP Photo/File)
May 20, 2018 - 3:54 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Billy Cannon, the gifted running back who won the Heisman Trophy for LSU in 1959 with a memorable Halloween night punt return touchdown against Mississippi, died Sunday. He was 80. LSU said Cannon, the school's only Heisman winner, died at his home in St. Francisville. The...
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FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2000 file photo, actress Margot Kidder, who dated former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, arrives for his funeral at Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal, Quebec. Kidder died Sunday, May 13, 2918, at her home there. She was 69. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 17, 2018 - 7:52 pm
LIVINGSTON, Mont. (AP) — The family of Margot Kidder says they were shaken by the "Superman" actress' death on Mother's Day. Chad Franscoviak, who is married to Kidder's only child, Maggie McGuane, gave the family's first public statement Thursday since Kidder's death at her home in Livingston,...
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