Category Archives: Notable Passings

Chuck Colson Dies at 80

Richard Nixon, Time cover April 30, 1973, &quo...

Richard Nixon, Time cover April 30, 1973, "The Watergate Scandal" (Photo credit: cliff1066™)

 

Chuck Colson, the convicted Watergate figure turned evangelist, has died, according to his website. He was 80.

 

 

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Dick Clark Dies

Dick Clark, host of American Bandstand

Dick Clark, host of American Bandstand (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Television personality Dick Clark, the longtime host of “American Bandstand,” has died.

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Mike Wallace Dies at 93

Mike Wallace (journalist)

Mike Wallace (journalist) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Mike Wallace of CBS News has died at the age of ninety-three, CBS announced.

 

 

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Earl Scruggs Dies at 88

Earl Scruggs at Newport 2011

Earl Scruggs at Newport 2011 (Photo credit: wfuv)

Earl Scruggs, the bluegrass banjo player who influenced generations of musicians and helped shape the sound of twentieth-century country music, died on Wednesday in a Nashville hospital.

He was eighty-eight years old.

Via The New York Times.

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Whitney Houston’s Cause of Death Released

Whitney Houston -  Concert in Central Park   /...

The causes of singer Whitney Houston’s death were drowning and the “effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use,” the L.A. County coroner’s office says.

She was found dead last month in the bathtub of her hotel room in Beverly Hills, California.

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Rep. Donald M. Payne (D-NJ) Dead

United States Representative Donald M. Payne, a Democrat from New Jersey, has died, a congressional source close to Rep. Payne says.

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Davy Jones Dead at 66

‘Monkees’ teen idol Davy Jones is dead of apparent heart attack at age sixty-six, a Florida law enforcement official says.

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