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Broadcasting industry veteran Bob Bennett dies at 89

Robert "Bob" Bennett, a broadcasting industry veteran who guided a TV station group that became the initial core of the Fox network, has died. He was 89.

Obituary: Former ADM executive Dwayne Andreas had deep ties to Minnesota and Hubert Humphrey

FILE--Dwayne O. Andreas is shown in this Oct. 3, 1995, file photo in Decatur, Ill.


Chef credited with inventing General Tso's Chicken has died

The chef credited with inventing General Tso's Chicken, a world-famous Chinese dish smothered in a sweet sauce that was never a staple in China, has died in Taiwan at 98.


Former Twins media relations director Tom Mee dies at 88

Mee is a member of the team's Hall of Fame.


Don Calfa, prolific film and television actor, dead at 76

Don Calfa, the film, stage and television actor whose credits included "The Return of the Living Dead," ''Weekend at Bernie's" and "Barney Miller," has died.


Andrew Sachs, known as Manuel in 'Fawlty Towers,' dies

Comic actor Andrew Sachs, known primarily for his role as the well-intentioned but somewhat dim character of Manuel in the 1970s comedy "Fawlty Towers," has died. He was 86 and had been suffering from vascular dementia.


Mary Tyler Moore's ex-husband, producer of her hit show, dies at 90

Grant Tinker, who brought new polish to the TV world and beloved shows including "Hill Street Blues" to the audience as both a producer and a network boss, has died. He was 90.


Southern photographer William Christenberry dies at 80

William Christenberry, an artist renowned for photographs of crumbling buildings and rusty cars that captured the decay of the rural South, has died. He was 80.


Creator of McDonald's flagship sandwich, the Big Mac, dies

You probably don't know his name, but you've almost certainly devoured his creation: two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun.


'Hawaii Five-O' actor Keo Woolford dies at 49 after stroke

"Hawaii Five-O" actor Keo Woolford has died three days after suffering a stroke. He was 49.


Longtime Elvis Presley aide Joe Esposito dies at 78

Joe Esposito, a former road manager for Elvis Presley and a longtime member of the Presley inner circle known as "The Memphis Mafia," has died at age 78.


Hundreds attend funeral for homeless vet they didn't know

They had never met Stephen Carl Reiman, but hundreds of people packed a Wyoming chapel on Tuesday to mourn the homeless U.S. Navy veteran who died where he was a stranger.


Missouri Supreme Court Judge Richard Teitelman dies

Missouri Supreme Court Judge Richard B. Teitelman, an affable jurist and advocate for the poor who was the state's first legally blind appellate judge, has died. He was 69.


Obituary: Marcella Isaac, known as Marcia Hall, Minnesota lead guitarist

Marcella Isaac played under a stage name but was the real deal when it came to picking her guitar.


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Paisley Park to host 2017 celebration of Prince's life

Prince's Paisley Park will host a four-day celebration of the "Purple Rain" megastar's life next year.


Fruit of the Loom CEO dies at age 68

Fruit of the Loom Inc. says Rick Medlin, its president and CEO for the past six years, has died. He was 68.


Tony-winner Fritz Weaver, TV and Broadway star, dies at 90

Tony Award-winning character actor Fritz Weaver, who played Sherlock Holmes and Shakespearian kings on Broadway while also creating memorable roles on TV and film from "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" to "Marathon Man," has died. He was 90.


Tony Martell, music exec, leukemia foundation founder, dies

A music executive who founded the industry's largest foundation for leukemia, cancer and AIDS research has died. Tony Martell was 90 years old.