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Prince Dead At 57

Prince On Stage

A music legend has passed at far too young an age.

Ron Beasley, Long Time Blogger And OTB Commenter, Dies At 69

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I woke this morning to the sad news that Ron Beasley, a long time blogger who was also a frequent visitor to the comment threads here at Outside The Beltway, had passed away at the age of 69. The news came via a post on Ron’s Facebook page from his sister: It is with a […]

Merle Haggard Dead at 79

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A country music legend has passed.

Comedian Garry Shandling Dead At 66

Garry Shandling

Garry Shandling, a comedian who starred in two ground-breaking comedy series, died suddenly yesterday at the age of 66: Garry Shandling, a comedian who deftly walked a tightrope between comic fiction and show-business reality on two critically praised cable shows, died on Thursday in Los Angeles. He was 66. A spokesman for the Los Angeles […]

Joe Garagiola, Former Baseball Player And Broadcaster, Dead At 90

Yogi Berra Joe Garagiola

Joe Garagiola, a former baseball player who achieved more fame in front of the television camera than on the baseball diamond, died yesterday the age of 90: Joe Garagiola, who spent nine forgettable seasons in the major leagues as a weak-hitting catcher and then parlayed his witty tales of life as a baseball underachiever into […]

Andrew Grove, Intel Chairman Who Helped Develop The Semiconductor Revolution, Dead At 79

Andrew Grove

One of the pioneers of the technology revolution of the past four decades has passed away.

George Martin, the ‘Fifth Beatle,’ Dead at 90

The Beatles And George Martin

The producer behind a group of music legends has passed away at the age of 90.

Nancy Reagan Dead At 94

Nancy Reagan

Nancy Reagan was a crucial part what made Ronald Reagan the man he was, and today she passed away at the age of 94.

Pat Conroy, Lords of Discipline Author, Dead at 70

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The great author Pat Conroy has died, aged 70, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

George Kennedy, Versatile Character Actor, Dead At 91

George Kennedy

George Kennedy, a versatile character actor who played in some of the best-known films of the 1960s and 1970s, has died at the age of 91: George Kennedy, who played tough guys, oafs, G.I.’s and a bonanza of cowboys as one of Hollywood’s most versatile and durable character actors, and who won an Oscar as […]

Peter Mondavi, Napa Valley Wine Pioneer, Dead At 101

Peter Mondavi

A man who helped create a multi-billion dollar a year industry, and some mighty fine wine, has passed away.

Harper Lee, Author Of ‘To Kill A Mockingbird,’ Dead At 89

Harper Lee

The reclusive author of one of the greatest American novels ever written has died at the age of 89.

Boutros Boutros-Ghali Dead at 93

Boutros Boutros-Ghali (Egypt) 1992-1996

The godfather of the Responsibility to Protect doctrine has passed.

Edgar Mitchell, Sixth Man On The Moon, Dies At 85

Edgar Mitchell

Edgar Mitchell, the Commander of Apollo XIV and the sixth man to walk on the Moon, has died at the age of 85: Edgar D. Mitchell, who became the sixth man to walk on the moon as a member of NASA’s first lunar mission devoted exclusively to scientific research, died Thursday at a hospice in […]

Paul Kantner, Co-Founder Of Jefferson Airplane, Dies At 74

Jefferson Airplane

Another icon of popular music has passed away.

Abe Vigoda, Godfather And Barney Miller Star, Dies At 94

Salvatore_Tessio Abe Vigoda

“Tom, can you get me off the hook? For old times’ sake?”

“Can’t do it, Sally.”

Glenn Frey, Eagles Founder, Dead at 67

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Glenn Frey, bandleader of the Eagles, has died.

David Bowie Dies At 69

David Bowie

David Bowie has passed away at the age of 69 after a long battle with cancer.

Sandy Berger, Former Clinton National Security Adviser, Dies At 70

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Sandy Berger, who served as political confidante and eventual National Security adviser to former President Bill Clinton, has died at the age of 70: Samuel R. Berger, a political confidant of President Bill Clinton who became his national security adviser, died early Wednesday in Washington. He was 70. is death was announced by Tara Sonenshine, […]

Kim Young-Sam, President Who Led South Korea Out Of Military Rule, Dies At 87

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Kim Young-Sam, the former President of South Korea whose time in office marked the beginning of that nation’s turn away from military rule, died early Sunday at the age of 87: SEOUL, South Korea — Kim Young-sam, the former president of South Korea who replaced the last of the country’s military leaders, purged politicized generals […]

Helmut Schmidt, Cold War Chancellor Of West Germany In The 1970s, Dies At 96

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Helmut Schimdt, who served as Chancellor of West Germany for a good part of the 1970s and played a large role in the politics of the Cold War during that era, has died at the age of 96: Helmut Schmidt, the former West German chancellor who marshaled personal dynamism, managerial brilliance and often acid-tongued impatience […]

Ahmed Chalabi, Iraqi Who Lobbied The West In Favor Of 2003 War, Dies At 71

Ahmad Chalabi

Ahmed Chalabi, the controversial Iraqi politician who played a crucial war in convincing the United States and other western nations to go to war against Saddam Hussein’s Iraq in 2003, has died in Baghdad at the age of 71: Ahmad Chalabi, the Iraqi politician who from exile helped persuade the United States to invade Iraq […]

Fred Thompson, Watergate Lawyer, Senator, Actor, Dies At 73

Fred Thompson

A man with one of the more unique political and personal resumes in recent memory has passed away.

Ken Taylor, Canadian Ambassador Who Helped Six Americans Escape Iran, Dies At 81

Ken Taylor

Ken Taylor, a former Canadian diplomat who gained international notoriety for sheltering American diplomats in Iran during the Iranian Hostage Crisis in 1979, has passed away at the age of 81:  Ken Taylor, Canada’s ambassador to Iran who sheltered Americans at his residence during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis has died. He was 81. Taylor’s […]

Baseball Legend Yogi Berra Dies At 90

Yogi Berra

A true legend has passed.

Jake Brewer, Husband to Mary Katharine, Killed in Charity Bike Ride

Jake Brewer was killed yesterday afternoon while participating in a bicycle ride to raise money to fight cancer. He leaves behind his wife, the former Mary Katharine Hamm, their daughter Georgia, and another child on the way. He was 34. My heart goes out to Mary Katharine, who I’ve known since attending my first Conservative Political Action Conference […]

Alex Rocco, Character Actor Who Played Moe Green In The Godfather, Dies At 79

Alex Rocco

Alex Rocco, a character actor who is best known for his portrayal of Las Vegas gangster Moe Green in The Godfather, has died at the age of 79: Character actor Alex Rocco, who played casino owner Moe Greene in “The Godfather” and appeared in dozens of other movies and TV shows, died Saturday of cancer in Studio […]

Ken Stabler Dead at 69

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Kenny “The Snake” Stabler, legendary Alabama Crimson Tide and Oakland Raiders quarterback, has died of cancer at the age of 69.

Nicholas Winton, Briton Who Saved 669 Children From The Holocaust, Dies At 106

Nicholas Winton

Nicholas Winton, a British man who helped save more than 600 children, most of whom were Jewish, from Czechoslovakia as the world hurtled toward the Second World War, and went largely unknown for much of the rest of his life, has died at the age of 106: Nicholas Winton, a Briton who said nothing for […]

Movie Legend Christopher Lee Dead At 93

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Christopher Lee, who played a vampire, a Bond Villain, a Sith Lord, and a Tolkien wizard during his career among so many other roles, has passed away at the age of 93: Christopher Lee, a towering British movie actor who lent his distinguished good looks, Shakespearean voice and aristocratic presence to a gallery of villains, […]

Vincent Musetto, New York Post Editor Who Wrote The Greatest Headline Ever, Dies At 74

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Vincent Musetto, a New York Post editor who is likely to go down in history thanks to one headline in 1983, has passed away at the age of 74: Vincent Musetto, a retired editor at The New York Post who wrote the most anatomically evocative headline in the history of American journalism — HEADLESS BODY IN TOPLESS […]

Tariq Aziz, Former Iraqi Foreign Minister Under Saddam Hussein, Dead At 79

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Tariq Aziz, who was perhaps the most well-known face of the Iraqi government in the Western world during Saddam Hussein’s reign, has died at the age of 79: Tariq Aziz, a top minister for Saddam Hussein who served as Iraq’s international spokesman for more than 20 years and was perhaps the government’s most recognizable figure […]

Beau Biden, Vice President’s Son, Dead at 46

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Beau Biden, the former attorney general of Delaware and son of Vice President Joe Biden, has died of brain cancer at the age of 46.

John Nash, Mathemetician And Inspiration For ‘A Beautiful Mind,’ Dies At 86

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John Nash, the Princeton University mathematician who won a Nobel Prize in Economics and became the subject of the Academy Award winning film A Beautiful Mind, was killed in a car accident in New Jersey along with his wife: John F. Nash Jr., a mathematician who shared aNobel Prize in 1994 for work that greatly extended […]

Blues Legend B.B. King Dead At 89

B.B. King In Concert At B.B. King's Blues Club At The Mirage

Blues legend B.B. King, creator of one of the most unique sounds in American music, passed away overnight at the age of 89: B. B. King, whose world-weary voice and wailing guitar lifted him from the cotton fields of Mississippi to a global stage and the apex of American blues, died Thursday in Las Vegas, […]

Former House Speaker Jim Wright Dead At 92

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Jim Wright, a Texas Democrat who served for thirty-six years in the House of Representatives and ultimately rose to become Speaker Of The House after Tip O’Neill retired only to be forced to resign amid an ethics scandal, has died at the age of 92: Jim Wright, a hard-driving 18-term Texas Democrat who, as speaker […]

R&B Legend Ben E. King Dies At 76

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Ben E. King, a Rhythm & Blue singer who had success both as the lead singer of The Drifters and as a solo artist, passed away yesterday at the age of 76: Ben E. King, the smooth, soulful baritone who led the Drifters on “There Goes My Baby,” “Save the Last Dance for Me” and […]

Mary Keefe, Model For Norman Rockwell’s ‘Rosie The Riveter’, Dies At 92

Rosie The Riveter

The woman who served as the model for one of Norman Rockwell’s most well known paintings has passed away at the age of 92: You know Mary Doyle Keefe, but maybe not by that name. In 1943, the then-19-year-old telephone operator had been called upon to provide a unique kind of service during the war effort: Become the face of […]

Sarah Brady, Gun Control Activist And Wife Of James Brady, Dies At 73

James Brady

It was less than a year ago that President’s Reagan’s former Press Secretary, James Brady, the most seriously wounded victim of the assassination attempt on President Reagan in 1981, passed away. Yesterday, his wife Sarah passed away at the age of 73: Sarah Brady, who became a tireless gun control activist after her husband, the […]

Lee Kuan Yew’s Legacy

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Modern Singapore’s founder passed away at age 91 earlier this week.

Lee Kuan Yew, Founder And First Prime Minister Of Singapore, Dies At 91

Lee Kuan Yew

Lee Kuan Yew, the founding father and long-time Prime Minister of Singapore, died over the weekend at the age of 91: SINGAPORE — Lee Kuan Yew, who as its founding father and first prime minister transformed the tiny outpost of Singapore into one of the wealthiest and least corrupt countries in Asia, died on Monday […]

Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek’s Spock, Dead at 83

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Leonard Nimoy, the actor who became a household name as Mr. Spock with the “Star Trek” television series and movies, has died at 83.

Arnaud de Borchgrave Dead at 88

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The intrepid foreign correspondent and editor Arnaud de Borchgrave has died, aged 88, of cancer.

Ernie Banks, MLB Hall Of Famer And “Mr. Cub,” Dies At 83

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Ernie Banks, who spent all of his 19 Major League seasons with the Chicago Cubs and became a joyous Ambassador for baseball itself in retirement, has died at the age of 83: Ernie Banks, the greatest power-hitting shortstop of the 20th century and an unconquerable optimist whose sunny disposition never dimmed in 19 seasons with […]

Edward Brooke, First African-American Elected To Senate, Dies At 95

Edward Brooke

The first popularly elected African-American Senator, and the first African-American Senator to serve since the end of Reconstruction ended, has passed away.

Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo Dies At 82

Mario Cuomo

A man best known, perhaps, for what he didn’t do, has passed away

Joe Cocker Dies At 70

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Joe Cocker, whose gravely voice became iconic after covering The Beatles at Woodstock some 45 years ago, has died at the age of 70: Joe Cocker, the gravelly British singer who became one of pop’s most recognizable interpreters in the late 1960s and ’70s with passionate, idiosyncratic takes on songs like the Beatles’ “With a […]

Norman Birdwell, Author Of ‘Clifford, The Big Red Dog’ Children’s Books, Dies At 86

Norman Birdwell

Norman Birdwell, the author and illustrator behind one of the most successful series of children’s books ever, has died at the age of 86: Norman Bridwell, the creator of Clifford the Big Red Dog, a figure who looms as large in toddler lit as the great white whale does in the American canon, died on […]

David Garth, Pioneer Political And Campaign Consultant, Dies At 84

David Garth

David Garth, who served behind the scenes of American politics for some four decades and helped elect Governors, Mayors, and Senators from the 1960s through the 2000s, has died at the age of 84: David Garth, a pugnacious and indefatigable pioneer of the political commercial, who helped elect governors, senators and four New York City […]

Marion Barry, Four-Term Mayor Of Washington, D.C., Dies At 78

DC Councilman Marion Barry may be facing censure after a council vote today.

For better or worse, Marion Barry was a fixture in D.C. politics for much of the 40 year period of home rule that began in 1975.

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