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Legendary bluesman Robert Johnson's son dies in Mississippi

A son of legendary Mississippi blues artist Robert Johnson became rich by winning a court fight over his father's estate. But even when finances were no longer a concern, an attorney said Claud Johnson kept the gravel truck he had driven for years — a reminder of the hard work that guided his own life.

Obituary: Humble beginning shaped interior designer Ann Birt's deep sense of style

Ann Carlson Birt could transform any room. She’d walk in, take a look and then start moving things around — a chair here, a plant there. Suddenly, the space …

Jack Carter, brash comic, dies at 93

Jack Carter, whose brash, caustic comedy made him a star in early television and helped him sustain a career of more than a half-century in TV, nightclubs, movies and on stage, died of respiratory failure at his Beverly Hills, California, home, a family spokesman said.

Chris Squire, bassist of progressive rock band Yes, dies

Chris Squire, the bassist and co-founder of the progressive rock band Yes who recently announced he had leukemia, has died, according to a statement from his band members on Sunday. He was 67.

Obituary: Fred Dereschuk championed workers' rights

Fred Dereschuk made it his business to fight for the working man and woman. “Fred exemplified what a labor leader is meant to be,” said Vincent Giblin, former general president …

Authorities: Anti-vaccine doctor dead in apparent suicide

Authorities say anti-vaccine Dr. Jeff Bradstreet has been found dead in an apparent suicide in North Carolina.

Patrick Macnee, star of 1960s TV series 'The Avengers,' dies

Patrick Macnee, the British-born actor best known as dapper secret agent John Steed in the long-running 1960s TV series "The Avengers," has died. He was 93.

Obituary: Andrea Taylor Langworthy, car salesperson and trailblazer

Andrea Taylor Langworthy was a rebel — one with many causes. As the Twin Cities’ first full-time car saleswoman, she saw herself as a torchbearer for all women, her family …

Mario Biaggi, former congressman from NYC, dies at 97

Mario Biaggi, a former 19-year congressman whose career ended in disgrace after a pair of corruption convictions, has died. He was 97.