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Top-ranking Mormon leader L. Tom Perry dies from cancer

Mormon leader L. Tom Perry, a member of the faith's highest governing body, has died from cancer. He was 92.

Man thought to be likely last Golden Gate Bridge worker dies

A 98-year-old man who died Tuesday was likely the last living person who worked on the Golden Gate Bridge.

Tennis career Grand Slam winner Doris Hart dies at 89

Tennis great Doris Hart, who won each Grand Slam tournament at least once, and once won three Wimbledon titles in a single day, has died.

A frequent name at Minnesota's ballot box, Dick Franson dies at 86

A frequent presence on Minnesota's election ballots has died.

Funeral for B.B. King held in Mississippi Delta hometown

Hundreds of people filled a church in the Mississippi Delta for the funeral Saturday of B.B. King, who rose from sharecropper in the area's flat cotton fields to worldwide fame as a blues singer and guitarist who influenced generations of entertainers.


AmEx president dies suddenly after falling ill on flight

American Express said company President Ed Gilligan died suddenly Friday after falling ill while flying on a corporate plane to New York. Gilligan, 55, was coming back from a business …


Thousands view B.B. King on eve of Mississippi funeral

Blues guitarist Buddy Guy says he always intended to tour the B.B. King Museum while its namesake, his longtime friend, was still living.


'Friday' actor-comedian Reynaldo Rey dies at 75

Reynaldo Rey, the actor-comedian who appeared in such films as "Friday" and "White Men Can't Jump," has died. He was 75.


Michael King, innovative syndicator of 'Oprah,' dies at 67

Michael King, an innovative TV syndicator who helped make stars of Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Phil McGraw and Rachael Ray, has died.