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Longtime Cowboys linebacker Dave Edwards dies at 76

Former Dallas Cowboys linebacker Dave Edwards has died. He was 76.

'Game of Thrones' star Peter Vaughan dies at 93

Peter Vaughan in "Game of Thrones."

Peter Vaughan, who played Nights Watch brother Maester Aemon on "Game of Thrones," died on Tuesday at age 93.


Brain-damaged man born to fatally wounded mom dies at age 23

A man who was born with brain damage after his pregnant teen mother was fatally stabbed has died 23 years after the attack.


Margaret Whitton, star of 'Major League,' dies at 67

Margaret Whitton, who starred as a former showgirl who became owner of the Cleveland Indians in the 1989 comedy "Major League," has died. She was 67.


Former Fed official Edward W. 'Mike' Kelley Jr. dies at 84

Edward W. "Mike" Kelley Jr., who served 14 years as a member of the Federal Reserve Board and was instrumental in modernizing the banking operations of the Federal Reserve system, has died. He was 84.


Vet, author who advocated for vets, criticized war, dies

Luis Carlos Montalvan, a decorated Iraq war veteran who became a strong critic of the war and wrote a best-selling book about it, has died in El Paso. He was 43.


Obituary: Meteorologist John Graff kept Minnesotans informed of the weather

In a state that endures and celebrates its weather extremes, John Graff was the voice of authority, detailing the imminent dangers, telling Minnesotans when it…


Doyle Owens, founder of unclaimed baggage store, dies at 85

The Alabama businessman who started a one-of-a-kind store selling the contents of unclaimed airline baggage has died.


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.


Herbert "Hippy" Wagner, idea man, apple grower and piemaker, dies at 91

A hailstorm is credited with sparking Herbert Wagner’s most popular business idea. When a storm damaged the crop at his longtime orchard, Jim’s Apple Farm,…


Former Twins media relations director Tom Mee dies at 88

Tom Mee began working with the Twins from the time of their arrival in 1961.


James Rowson takes on challenge with youngsters as Twins hitting coach

The new Twins hitting coach caught Derek Falvey's attention a few years ago.


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.


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.


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.