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Leon Gorman, longtime LL Bean leader, dies at 80

Leon Gorman, a grandson of L.L. Bean who led a modernization of his family's outdoor clothing and gear retail business after the founder's death, died Thursday at his home in Yarmouth. He was 80.

Dean Jones, boyish Disney star, dies at 84

Dean Jones, whose boyish good looks and all-American manner made him Disney's favorite young actor for such lighthearted films as "That Darn Cat!" and "The Love Bug," has died of Parkinson's disease. He was 84.

Oldest survivor of San Francisco earthquake of 1906 dies

Ruth Newman was just a child living on an outlying ranch when the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 struck, but her memory of that day never faded, her daughter said.

Fans to remember former NBA great Darryl Dawkins

Fans will get their chance to remember former NBA great Darryl Dawkins.

Obituary: Gene Hennig had a life of adventure and caring

Gene Hennig didn’t start a bucket list after being diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2013, at age 65. He was already well on his way to completing one …


T. Eugene Thompson, attorney who hired hit man to kill his wife, dies + Photo Gallery

Carol Thompson's murder and her husband's trial captured national attention and the case was said to have been an inspiration for the move "Fargo."


'Awakenings' author, neurologist Oliver Sacks dies at 82

There was the blind man who had the disastrous experience of regaining his sight. The surgeon who developed a sudden passion for music after being struck by lightning. And most famously, the man who mistook his wife for a hat.


St. Olaf Choir's Kenneth Jennings remembered for his musicianship, humble manner

Kenneth Jennings is credited with using his humble manner and consummate musicianship to elevate an already world-class St. Olaf Choir. Jennings, 90, died Aug. 20 at his home in Northfield. He …


'Erroneous Zones' author, self-help guru Wayne W. Dyer dies

Wayne W. Dyer, who became the pied piper of the self-help movement with the 1976 publication of his runaway best-seller, "Your Erroneous Zones: Step-By-Step Advice for Escaping the Trap of Negative Thinking and Taking Control of Your Life," has died at age 75.