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Famed Elvis photographer Alfred Wertheimer dies

Alfred Wertheimer, the photographer whose photographs of Elvis Presley documented the start of a legendary career, has died. Wertheimer's editor and gallery curator, Chris Murray, said Wertheimer , who was 85, died of natural causes at his New York apartment.

Oscar de la Renta, legendary designer, dead at 82

At his Fashion Week runway show in September, Oscar de la Renta sat in his usual spot: in a chair right inside the wings, where he could carefully inspect each model just as she was about to emerge in one of his sumptuous, impeccably constructed designs.

Reaction to death of Oscar de la Renta

Reaction to the death late Monday of iconic designer Oscar de la Renta: "America has lost a brilliant, enduring talent and a true gentleman. Oscar was a fashion legend but …

Minn. composer Stephen Paulus dies at 65

Stephen Paulus, the Minnesota composer whose work ranged from the opera “The Postman Always Rings Twice to the Holocaust oratorio “To Be Certain of the Dawn,” died Sunday. He was 65.

Former Australia Prime Minister Gough Whitlam dies

Gough Whitlam, a flamboyant Australian prime minister and controversial social reformer whose grip on power was cut short by a bitter constitutional crisis, died Tuesday at the age of 98.

Former state GOP chair, lawmaker Slade dead at 78

Tom Slade, who led the Republican Party of Florida as Jeb Bush and the GOP rose to power, died Monday after being hospitalized last week for heart failure, according to a statement released by a family spokeswoman. He was 78.

Total oil company CEO dies in Moscow plane crash

The CEO of French oil giant Total SA was killed when his corporate jet collided with a snow removal machine Monday night at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport, the company said.

Jazz radio legend Leigh Kamman dies at 92 + Photo Gallery

The longtime jazz broadcaster retired in 2007 as host of Minnesota Public Radio’s “The Jazz Image,” a program he’d led since 1973.

Millions in Social Security for expelled Nazis

Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.