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  1. News - World - OBITUARY

    Sax player famed for Baker Street riff, Raphael Ravenscroft, dies

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 10:08pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in London Sax player famed for Baker Street dies Musician Raphael Ravenscroft, who played one of the most famous saxophone solos of all time on Gerry Rafferty's Baker Street, has died. He was 60. Ravenscroft's family said he died on Sunday after being taken to a hospital near his home in Exeter, southwest England. The BBC said a heart attack ...

  2. News - China - OBITUARY

    Tiananmen Square protests veteran Chen Ziming dies in Beijing

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 03:31am by Cary Huang

    ... economy. “He was a private scholar. None of his books could be published in his motherland. But he stayed on [in China]. Even after he became ill, he returned to Beijing to die,” Dai Qing, ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - OBITUARY

    Co-founder of Hong Kong's only private university, Dr Chung Chi-yung, dies aged 93

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 05:17am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Dr Chung Chi-yung, who helped found the city's only private university, dies at the age of 93 Selfless academic who devoted her life to education Dr Chung Chi-yung 1920-2014 Prominent educator and co-founder of the city's first and only private university, Dr Chung Chi-yung, died yesterday aged 93. She died peacefully with relatives ...

  4. News - World - OBITUARY

    Richard Kiel, towering actor whose big break was playing Bond villain Jaws

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 09:05pm by AFP

    ... called Making it Big in the Movies. The TMZ celebrity news website, which first reported his death, said Kiel had been in hospital since breaking his leg last week. The hospital spokeswoman could ...

  5. News - World - OBITUARY

    A comedy trailblazer with a caustic tongue: Joan Rivers remembered

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 10:25pm by AGENCIES

    ... of 81. The award-winning star died on Thursday in Mount Sinai Hospital. She had been unconscious since she stopped breathing during an August 28 medical procedure on her vocal cords at a clinic ...

  6. News - Asia - OBITUARY

    Yoga guru BKS Iyengar helped share ancient Indian practice with the world

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 09:39pm by AFP

    ... with the Indian newspaper Mint. "For the aberration, don't blame yoga or the whole community of yogis." Iyengar died early yesterday in hospital after suffering kidney failure, the Press ...

  7. News - China - OBITUARY

    'Crazy Yang', Chinese oil tycoon who pioneered deals with Iran, dies

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 06:53pm by Reuters

    ... character. He would regale dinner companions with how he spent much of his youth in a mental hospital. Yang called himself "Crazy Yang". "Some [Chinese] officials scoffed at Yang ... Saving Private Ryan. Yang retired in 2011 to become Zhenrong's adviser. "Chin'¦s Iranian oil business has been carried on till today largely because of Yang's heritage," ...

  8. News - World - OBITUARY

    Rockford Files and Maverick star James Garner dies aged 86

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 04:51am by Reuters

    ... television roles as the wise-cracking frontier gambler in Maverick and as an ex-con turned private eye on The Rockford Files, has died aged 86. Garner, who received the highest honour of the Screen ... "I used to get in a fight in a heartbeat." He ended up scoring his next big hit on the small screen in the 1970s, starring as canny private detective Jim Rockford, a wrongly accused ...

  9. News - World - OBITUARY

    Discount supermarkets pioneer Karl Albrecht, co-founder of Aldi chain, dies

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 09:56pm by BLOOM

    ... Albrecht died in Essen, Germany, and was buried in a private ceremony on Sunday, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported. He was the second-richest person in Germany and the 35th-wealthiest ...

  10. News - World - OBITUARY

    Broadway legend Elaine Stritch dies aged 89

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 12:19am by AFP

    ... cabaret shows. Admired by English playwright Noel Coward, she won rave reviews in his musical Sail Away in 1961 and acclaim for appearing in an off-Broadway revival of Private Lives. She had star ...




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