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  1. News - World - OBITUARY

    Hail the late, great Sid Caesar, the funny man’s funny man

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 08:04pm by AP

    ... Sid Caesar 1922-2014 He truly was one of the greats, says Woody Allen of his mentor and television's pioneering comic Hail Sid Caesar, the funnyman's funny man Sid Caesar invented television sketch comedy, gathering a dream team of performers and writers- among them Mel Brooks, Neil Simon and Woody Allen- whose own impact on comedy will be lasting. "He was one ...

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    Howard Baker, America's 'Great Conciliator' and admired across party lines, dies

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 10:39pm by AFP

    ... Baker's death, hailed him as "one of the Senate's most towering figures". He earned the nickname "the Great Conciliator" at a time when acrimonious partisanship was just ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - OBITUARY

    Patient hails selfless Chinese medicine practitioner dead at 27

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... Jolie Ho jolie.ho@scmp.com Lily Yang, 27, spent last years of her life fighting kidney disease while curing needy at no charge Patient recalls selfless young TCM practitioner Lily Yang Yan Lee-loi, a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) doctor who spent the ...

  4. News - China - OBITUARY

    Chongqing police ‘hero’ in Bo Xilai’s ‘strike black’ campaign commits suicide

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 12:42pm by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Local crime squad chief Zhou Yu hanged himself in a hotel room, officials said Chongqing police boss found hanged A senior police official in Chongqing, once hailed as a hero of disgraced leader Bo Xilai's crackdown on organised crime, has killed himself. The body of Zhou Yu was found hanging in a hotel room in the Yuzhong district ...

  5. News - World - OBITUARY

    American folk music legend Pete Seeger dies aged 94

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 04:19am by Reuters

    ... for social justice, has died at the age of 94. He was variously hailed in social and traditional media as a "hero", "America's conscience" and "a man ...

  6. News - World - OBITUARY

    US actor Philip Seymour Hoffman dies aged 46 of suspected drug overdose

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 05:09am by AFP

    ... Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York apartment of a suspected drug overdose on Sunday, law enforcement officials said. He was 46. The enigmatic star, who was hailed ... three more Oscar nominations as a supporting actor in Charlie Wilson’s War in 2008, Doubt in 2009 and The Master in 2013. Reluctant in the limelight Hoffman was hailed as the finest character ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - OBITUARY

    Grandmaster Lau Kar-leung remembered for redefining kung fu cinema

    Posted Jun 27th 2013, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Tributes pour in for martial arts legend, whose films and performances are hailed for showing true roots of kung fu Lau Kar-leung 1937-2013 Late grandmaster Lau Kar-leung will be remembered for redefining Hong Kong's kung fu cinema and winning over audiences with the true story of the martial art, critics say. The world knows about Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, and action ...

  8. News - World - OBITUARY

    Tributes flow for Thatcher, giant of the 20th century

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am by KC NG, AFP

    ... a "true friend" of America, while German Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel hailed her as an "extraordinary leader". The man occupying the office today to which Thatcher was first elected ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - OBITUARY

    Last goodbye to Chak Nuen-fai, a patriot who saw reason

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... Company, was one of the city's first people jailed for breaching the now-defunct sedition law. He was hailed as a patriot after being sentenced to three years' jail during the 1967 ...

  10. News - World - OBITUARY

    US secular humanist Paul Kurtz dies at 86

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in Geneva

    ... which he had left over a succession dispute in 2010. In Geneva, he was hailed by Roy Brown, chief representative at the United Nations Human Rights Council for the International Humanist ...




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