Celebrity deaths

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2011, file photo, Australia's Jarrod Lyle watches his ball on the 18th hole during the first round of the Australian Open golf tournament in Sydney. Lyle has died after a long struggle with cancer. He was 36. "It breaks my heart to tell everyone that Jarrod is no longer with us," the golfer's wife, Briony Lyle, said in a statement Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)
August 08, 2018 - 11:05 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — With a contagious smile, a sense of humor and a deep determination to keep playing golf, Jarrod Lyle endeared himself to people around the world in a long struggle against cancer. The 36-year-old Australian golfer died Wednesday night at his home near Melbourne among...
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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. Kidder's daughter says the Superman actress' death has been ruled a suicide. Maggie McGuan told The Associated Press Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, that she knew her mother died by suicide when she was brought to Kidder's house in May 2018, and that it is a big relief to have the truth out. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
August 08, 2018 - 7:19 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — "Superman" actress Margot Kidder's death has been ruled a suicide, and her daughter said Wednesday it's a relief to finally have the truth out. Kidder, who played Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeve's Superman in her most famous role, was found by a friend in her Montana home...
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August 07, 2018 - 11:13 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The fourth suspect in the shooting death of emerging South Florida rap star XXXTentacion has turned himself into authorities. The Broward County Sheriff's Office said in a statement Tuesday evening that 20-year-old Trayvon Newsome was taken into custody after...
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FILE - In this March 7, 2008, file photo, Chicago Blackhawks great Stan Mikita waves to fans as they as he is introduced before an NHL hockey game against the San Jose Sharks in Chicago. Mikita, who played for the Blackhawks for 22 seasons, becoming one of the franchise's most revered figures, has died, the Blackhawks announced Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. He was 78. (AP Photo/Brian Kersey, File)
August 07, 2018 - 10:37 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — When Stan Mikita got back together with the Chicago Blackhawks, it was clear how much the reconciliation meant to the Hall of Fame forward. He became a team ambassador, and then got a bronze statue outside the United Center. He was a regular at home games, drawing loud cheers when he...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2008 file photo, designer Kate Spade attends the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists event in New York. Andy Spade, the widower of Kate Spade, has returned to Instagram with a heartfelt dedication to the late fashion designer nearly two months after her death. He posted a photo late Monday, July 30, 2018, of a desert tree he and their 13-year-old daughter Bea decorated with Christmas lights and a tin foil star made out of cardboard, writing it was "like we do every Christmas." (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)
July 31, 2018 - 8:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Andy Spade, the widower of Kate Spade, has returned to Instagram with a heartfelt dedication to the late fashion designer nearly two months after her death. He posted a photo late Monday of a desert tree he and their 13-year-old daughter Bea decorated with Christmas lights and a tin...
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July 30, 2018 - 6:39 am
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say former World Wrestling Entertainment star Brian Christopher Lawler has died after attempting suicide in his jail cell. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says the 46-year-old son of WWE Hall of Fame wrestler Jerry "The King" Lawler was found hanging in his...
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FILE - In this May 2, 2008, file photo, Bruce Lietzke tees off on the first hole during the opening round of the Champions Tour's FedEx Kinko's Classic golf tournament in Lakeway, Texas. Lietzke, the fun-loving, draw-hitting PGA Tour winner whose practice regime — or lack of one — spawned an often-told spoiled banana story, died Saturday, July 28, 2018, of brain cancer. He was 67. Lietzke's family said he died at his Athens, Texas, ranch. (Larry Kolvoord/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)
July 29, 2018 - 1:28 am
ATHENS, Texas (AP) — Bruce Lietzke, the fun-loving, fade-hitting PGA Tour winner whose practice regime — or lack of one — spawned an often-told spoiled banana story, died Saturday of brain cancer. He was 67. Lietzke's family said he died at his Athens ranch. "Our PGA Tour family lost a treasured...
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This image made from video released by the Israeli Defence Forces on Sunday, July 22, 2018 shows Israeli soldiers on hand as family members of the White Helmets load into buses to Jordan. The call to get ready came at night. In the raging war zone of southwestern Syria, with enemy government forces on the march, the 98 White Helmets were told to bring spouses, children and but a few belongings to two collection points. Fabled rescuers themselves now in need of rescue, they embarked on a hair-raising journey through Israel, a supposed enemy, enroute to reluctant haven in Jordan, a country already burdened with multitudes of refugees. One woman gave birth along the way, many colleagues were left behind to a fate uncertain, and Syria called the multinational operation by several Western powers a crime. (Israeli Defence Forces via AP)
July 23, 2018 - 6:48 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The call came on Saturday night. In the raging war zone that is southwestern Syria, with enemy forces on the march, the 98 White Helmets volunteers brought their spouses, children and a personal bag each. A total of 421 people massed at two collection points where they were to make...
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