Celebrity deaths

FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2011 file photo, Memphis DJ George Klein, left, jokes with Lansky Brothers founder Bernard Lansky, second from left, "Clothier to the King" during the unveiling of a new plaque to mark the original location of the historic clothing store on Beale St. in Memphis, Tenn. Elvis Presley’s longtime friend and radio personality George Klein has died at age 83. Presley’s former wife, Priscilla Presley, told The Associated Press that Klein died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at hospice in Memphis. (Jim Weber/The Commercial Appeal via AP, File)
February 06, 2019 - 12:14 am
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Elvis Presley's longtime friend and radio personality George Klein has died. He was 83. Presley's former wife, Priscilla Presley, told The Associated Press that Klein died Tuesday at hospice in Memphis, Tennessee. Priscilla Presley said Klein had been suffering from illness,...
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FILE - In this May 17, 2011, file photo, singer James Ingram arrives at the UNICEF Playlist with the A-List benefit in Los Angeles. Ingram, the Grammy-winning singer who launched multiple hits on the R&B and pop charts and earned two Oscar nominations for his songwriting, has died. He was 66. Debbie Allen, and actress and Ingram’s frequent collaborator, announced his death on Twitter on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. Attempts by The Associated Press to confirm Ingram’s death with his family or representatives have been unsuccessful. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)
January 30, 2019 - 7:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — James Ingram, the Grammy-winning singer who launched multiple hits on the R&B and pop charts and earned two Oscar nominations for his songwriting, has died, according to a close associate. He was 66. Debbie Allen, an actress-choreographer and frequent collaborator with Ingram,...
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FILE - In this April 9, 2014, file photo, Richard Jones, right, sits next to wife Elizabeth as they sit in their attorney's office while talking about their daughter Sarah Jones, the 27-year-old camera assistant killed Feb. 20 by a freight train while filming a movie in southeast Georgia, in Atlanta. A railroad owner has settled a civil lawsuit by the family of a film worker killed in the 2014 train collision on its tracks in Georgia, ending the company's appeal of a $3.9 million jury verdict in the case. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
January 30, 2019 - 5:13 pm
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A railroad owner settled a wrongful death lawsuit by the family of a film worker killed in 2014 when a train slammed into a crew shooting a movie about singer Gregg Allman, ending the company's appeal of a $3.9 million jury verdict. Chatham County State Court records show CSX...
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FILE - This Feb. 24, 1982 file photo shows actress Carol Channing at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Channing, whose career spanned decades on Broadway and on television has died at age 97. Publicist B. Harlan Boll says Channing died of natural causes early Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 in Rancho Mirage, Calif.(AP Photo/Doug Pizac, File)
January 15, 2019 - 11:21 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Carol Channing, the lanky, ebullient musical comedy star who delighted American audiences over 5,000 performances as the scheming Dolly Levi in "Hello, Dolly!" on Broadway and beyond, has died. She was 97. Publicist B. Harlan Boll said Channing died of natural causes at 12:31 a.m...
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FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2014 file photo, Pat Boone, right, and wife Shirley Boone arrive at Lipscomb University for the Dove Award, in Nashville, Tenn. Shirley Boone, the longtime wife of singer Pat Boone as well as a philanthropist, has died at age 84. Milt Suchin, Pat Boone's manager, says in a statement that Shirley Boone passed away on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, surrounded by her four daughters, who sang to her. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP, File)
January 13, 2019 - 7:46 am
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Shirley Boone, the longtime wife of singer Pat Boone as well as a philanthropist, has died. She was 84. She passed away on Friday surrounded by her four daughters, Cherry, Lindy, Debby and Laury, who sang to her, Milt Suchin, Pat Boone's manager, said in a statement...
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FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2011 file photo, J.D. Gibbs, president of Joe Gibbs Racing, speaks during a news conference before the NASCAR Nationwide auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. Joe Gibbs Racing says co-founder J.D. Gibbs, the eldest son of team owner and Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs, has died. He was 49. The team announced J.D. Gibbs' death on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, saying he passed from complications following a long battle with a degenerative neurological disease. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
January 12, 2019 - 4:53 pm
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — J.D. Gibbs, eldest son of Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs, was remembered as the visionary behind the stellar career of several NASCAR stars following his death from complications a long battle with a degenerative neurological disease. He was 49. Joe Gibbs Racing...
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FILE - This Sept. 9, 2015, file photo shows Mungau Dain in Venice, Italy. Dain had never considered acting before he starred in the Oscar-nominated film “Tanna.” He got the role because his elders decided he was the best-looking guy in their traditional village on the Pacific nation of Vanuatu. Dain died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, in the capital Port Vila, after contracting a leg infection that wasn’t quickly treated. He was in his mid-20s. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis, File)
January 11, 2019 - 2:35 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Mungau Dain had never considered acting before he starred in the Oscar-nominated film "Tanna." He got the role because his elders decided he was the best-looking guy in their traditional village on the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu. They would later describe him as...
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January 09, 2019 - 5:58 am
PARIS (AP) — Jeanne Augier, the millionaire owner of a luxury French Riviera hotel appreciated by celebrities and royalty, has died. She was 95. The Hotel Negresco in Nice announced in a statement that Augier died on Monday, after taking over the hotel in 1957 and working to "extend its influence...
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This Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, sketch provided by the Harris County Sheriff's Office in Houston, Texas, shows an artist's rendition of the suspect in the fatal shooting of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2018, in Houston. Authorities say the girl was killed when the suspect fired into a vehicle she was riding in. Jazmine died at the scene and her mother, LaPorsha Washington, suffered a gunshot wound to the arm. (Harris County Sheriff's Office via AP)
January 03, 2019 - 8:20 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities on Thursday released a composite sketch of a man accused in the death of a 7-year-old black girl during a Houston-area shooting that her family believes might have been racially motivated. The suspect is described as a white man in his 30s or 40s, wearing a black hoodie,...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2018 file photo, Bob Einstein arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind" at the TCL Chinese Theatre. Albert Brooks, the younger brother of Einstein says the comedy veteran known for "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" has died. He was 76. Brooks, posted a tweet Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, in which he said Einstein "will be missed forever." (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
January 02, 2019 - 7:16 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bob Einstein, the veteran comedy writer and performer known for "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour," ''Curb Your Enthusiasm" and his spoof daredevil character Super Dave Osborne, has died, according to his brother, filmmaker Albert Brooks. Einstein was 76. Einstein will be "...
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