Obituaries

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2015, file photo, Bill Fralic watches a news conference in Pittsburgh. Former star Atlanta Falcons lineman Bill Fralic died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. He was 56. Fralic was a three-time All-American offensive lineman at Pittsburgh. The university said he had cancer and died at his home in suburban Atlanta. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
December 14, 2018 - 4:14 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bill Fralic, the burly, bruising and athletic offensive lineman who starred for the Atlanta Falcons and was a three-time All-American at Pittsburgh, has died. He was 56. He had cancer and died Thursday at his home in suburban Atlanta, the university said. Fralic was the first...
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December 13, 2018 - 11:38 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Grammy-winning jazz and pop singer Nancy Wilson has died. Her manager Devra Hall Levy tells The Associated Press late Thursday night that Wilson died peacefully after a long illness at her home in Pioneertown, a California desert community near Joshua Tree National Park. She was...
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FILE - In this Sept. 11, 1996 file photo, Sondra Locke leaves court in Burbank, Calif., after opening statements in a civil suit against Locke's former live-in boyfriend, Clint Eastwood. The Oscar-nominated actress Locke has died. A death certificate obtained by The Associated Press shows Locke died Nov. 3, 2018, at age 74 at her home in Los Angeles of cardiac arrest stemming from breast and bone cancer. (AP Photo/John Hayes, File)
December 13, 2018 - 10:11 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress and director Sondra Locke, who was nominated for an Academy Award for her first film role in 1968's "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter" and went on to co-star in six films with Clint Eastwood, has died. Locked died Nov. 3 at her Los Angeles home of cardiac arrest stemming from...
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In this 1970s photo, Bob Bryan, left, and Marshall Dodge, the Down East Maine humorists behind “Bert and I,” pose for a photo in Maine. Bryan died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, in Sherbrooke, Quebec. He was 87. Dodge died in 1982 in Hawaii. (Portland Press Herald via AP)
December 13, 2018 - 9:17 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Bob Bryan, one half of the comedy duo Bert and I, which had fun at the expense of Maine Yankees and popularized the immortal punchline, "You can't get there from here," has died at his home in Quebec. He was 87. Bryan and the late Marshall Dodge created their humor in a...
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In this 2001 photo, Alter Wiener, born in 1926, holds up a photo of himself taken in July 1945, two months after he was liberated from a Nazi death camp, in his apartment in Aloha, Ore. Wiener, a 92-year-old man who survived Nazi concentration camps during the Holocaust, was struck and killed by a car while crossing a street near his home in Oregon. Wiener died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, in Hillsboro and was pronounced dead at a hospital, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported. (Benjamin Brink/The Oregonian via AP)
December 13, 2018 - 7:38 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 92-year-old man who survived Nazi concentration camps during the Holocaust was struck and killed by a car while crossing a street near his home in Oregon. Alter Wiener died Tuesday in Hillsboro and was pronounced dead at a hospital, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported . Wiener...
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FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2005 file photo, Melvin Dummar smiles after signing copies of a book that Gary Magnesen had written about Dummar's claims that Howard Hughes left him a portion of the Hughes estate. Dummar, a delivery driver who falsely claimed that billionaire Howard Hughes left a handwritten will bequeathing him $156 million, has died in rural Nevada. Nye County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly said Dummar died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, under hospice care. He was 74. (Scott G. Winterton/Deseret Morning News via AP, File)
December 10, 2018 - 8:45 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Melvin Dummar died never seeing the $156 million that he argued for decades that eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes unexpectedly bequeathed to him for rescuing him on a desert road and driving him nearly three hours to Las Vegas in 1967. Dummar, whose story was depicted in the...
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In a January 23, 1977 photo, Agriculture Secretary Bob Bergland, center, talks with guests at a National Press Club reception. Former U.S. Agriculture Secretary Bob Bergland died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018 at a nursing home in Roseau, in northern Minnesota according to his daughter, Linda Vatnsdal. He was 90. (Kent Kobersteen/Star Tribune via AP)
December 09, 2018 - 9:30 pm
ROSEAU, Minn. (AP) — Former U.S. Agriculture Secretary Bob Bergland, a farmer from northern Minnesota who was tasked with selling President Jimmy Carter's unpopular Soviet Union grain embargo to other farmers, died Sunday. He was 90. Bergland died at a nursing home in his hometown of Roseau, near...
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FILE In this file photo taken on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, congratulates the Moscow Helsinki Group Chair and human rights activist Lyudmila Alexeyeva, during a ceremony to present the 2017 State Awards for Outstanding Achievements in Human Rights and and Charity Work in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia . Alexeyeva, who was forced into exile by Soviet authorities after founding Russia's oldest human rights organization in 1976, passed away in a Moscow hospital Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 at age 91. (Yuri Kochetkov/Pool Photo via AP, File)
December 08, 2018 - 3:15 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Lyudmila Alexeyeva, a human rights pioneer and dissident who challenged the Soviet and Russian regimes for decades, demanding that they free political prisoners and establish democratic rights, died Saturday in a Moscow hospital, a Russian official said. She was 91. "She remained a...
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December 07, 2018 - 10:01 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tim Rossovich, a consensus All-America defensive end at Southern California who played in the NFL before going on to an acting career, has died. He was 72. Rossovich died Thursday in Sacramento after a long illness, the school said Friday. Rossovich played at USC from 1965-67 and...
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FILE - In this July 23, 2004 file photo, Colombia's former President Belisario Betancur speaks during a conference about democracy in Latin America in Panama City. Betancur died Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, at a clinic in Bogota. He was 95. (AP Photo/Kathryn Cook, File)
December 07, 2018 - 5:09 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Authorities in Colombia say former President Belisario Betancur, whose bold efforts to reach a peace deal with leftist rebels in the 1980s were undone by drug-fueled bloodletting and an explosion of violence backed by state security forces, has died at age 95. Betancur's...
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