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  1. News - World - OBITUARY

    Tributes flow for Richard Attenborough, actor and director

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 08:59pm by AP

    ... issued a statement calling Attenborough "one of the greats of cinema: His acting in Brighton Rock was brilliant, his directing of Gandhi was stunning". Ben Kingsley, who shot to stardom ...

  2. News - World - OBITUARY

    Robin Williams was suffering from Parkinson’s disease, wife reveals

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 12:55pm by AFP

    ... issuing a statement through an agency, said the 63-year-old's most recent problems had been with his mental health and with Parkinson's, a degenerative nerve disorder. "It is our ...

  3. News - World - OBITUARY

    James Brady, Reagan’s press secretary, dies at 73

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 09:24pm by AP

    ... "We are heartbroken to share the news that our beloved Jim 'Bear' Brady has passed away after a series of health issues," Brady's family said in a statement. "His ...

  4. News - World - OBITUARY

    Casey Kasem, US 'king of top 40', dies at 82

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:21am by AP

    ... to be on the radio.'" The son of Lebanese immigrants, Kasem was active in speaking out for greater understanding of Arab-Americans- both on political issues involving the Middle East and on arts and media issues. Kasem was born Kemal Amin Kasem in 1932 in Detroit. He began his broadcasting career as a disc jockey in Detroit, initially calling himself Kemal Kasem. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - OBITUARY

    Commercial Radio’s founder George Ho Ho-chi dies aged 95

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 05:29pm by Phila Siu and Amy Nip

    ... manager, Rita Chan Ching-han. "We will always remember his doctrines and principles- social responsibility, not profit, comes first." Ho was a low-profile and kind-hearted person who ...

  6. News - World - OBITUARY

    Maya Angelou: American Renaissance woman dies aged 86

    Posted May 29th 2014, 01:24am by AP

    ... Maya Angelou 1928-2014 Former strip club dancer became an artistic legend and friend of presidents The Renaissance woman who shone on every stage Maya Angelou, a modern Renaissance woman who survived the harshest of childhoods to become a force on stage, screen, the printed page and the inaugural dais, has died. She was 86. Her death was confirmed in a statement issued by Wake ...

  7. News - World - OBITUARY

    Former Soviet Union interpreter Viktor Sukhodrev dies, aged 81

    Posted May 19th 2014, 03:27am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... the tree". To keep abreast of linguistic and social trends, Sukhodrev read many English-language publications, including detective novels. He was known as the "king of interpreters" ...

  8. News - World - OBITUARY

    ‘Searching for Sugar Man’ filmmaker committed suicide, family confirms

    Posted May 14th 2014, 09:37am by AP

    ... inequality, the abuse of women and social mores. They came to believe that Rodriguez had died a bitter death, but it was not until after the end of apartheid and the advent of the internet ...

  9. News - China - OBITUARY

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

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

    ... of the municipality on Friday night, according to a posting on the local Public Security Bureau's social media account. Police said an initial investigation had found that Zhou, the head of a commercial ...

  10. News - World - OBITUARY

    'Citizen of the world' Garry Davis issued passports to Assange and Snowden

    Posted Jul 30th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... The demand for its documents proved so brisk that he established the service authority the next year. More than half a million world passports have been issued, though there are no statistics ...




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