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Tony award-winning U.S. playwright Neil Simon dies at 91

27 Aug 2018

(The Aug. 26 story was refiled to correct the twenty fifth paragraph to say Marsha Mason was nominated for "Goodbye Girl" Oscar but did not win) | Video

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Tony award-winning U.S. playwright Neil Simon dies at 91 -NYT

26 Aug 2018

Aug 26 U.S. playwright Neil Simon, who became one of Broadway's most prolific and popular playwrights as he combined humor, drama and introspection in works such as "The Odd Couple," "The Goodbye Girl" and "Lost in Yonkers," died on Sunday at the age of 91, the New York Times reported, citing his publicist.

'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin, 76, dies at home in Detroit

17 Aug 2018

Aretha Franklin, the preacher's daughter whose powerful voice made her the long-reigning "Queen of Soul" with such hit songs as "Respect" and "Chain of Fools," died on Thursday at the age of 76, officials said. | Video

Joe Jackson, patriarch of U.S. musical dynasty, dead at 89

27 Jun 2018

Joe Jackson, the patriarch of an American musical dynasty who started his son Michael, daughter Janet, and the Jackson 5 on the road to stardom but also verbally and physically abused them, has died at the age of 89, his family said on Wednesday. | Video

Conservative U.S. commentator Charles Krauthammer dies

22 Jun 2018

WASHINGTON Pulitzer Prize winner Charles Krauthammer, who gave up a psychiatric career to become one of the leading conservative political commentators in the U.S. media, died on Thursday at the age of 68, the Washington Post and Fox News said. | Video

Conservative U.S. commentator Charles Krauthammer dies

22 Jun 2018

WASHINGTON, June 21 Pulitzer Prize winner Charles Krauthammer, who gave up a psychiatric career to become one of the leading conservative political commentators in the U.S. media, died on Thursday at the age of 68, the Washington Post and Fox News said.

Political prankster and Nixon nemesis Dick Tuck dead at age 94

30 May 2018

Dick Tuck, the one-time Democratic Party operative who made a career of political pranks and subterfuge, specializing in tormenting Richard Nixon, has died at the age of 94, his longtime friend Lorraine Glicksman said.

'Bonfire of the Vanities' author Tom Wolfe dead at 88

16 May 2018

Tom Wolfe, an early practitioner of "new journalism" who captured the mood and culture of America across five decades with books including "The Bonfire of the Vanities," "The Right Stuff," and "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test," has died at the age of 88, his agent said. | Video

Billy Graham, preacher to millions, adviser to U.S. presidents, dies at 99

22 Feb 2018

U.S. evangelist Billy Graham, who counselled presidents and preached to millions across the world from his native North Carolina to communist North Korea during his 70 years in the pulpit, died on Wednesday at the age of 99, a spokesman said. | Video

Sportscaster Keith Jackson, voice of college football, dead at 89

13 Jan 2018

Sportscaster Keith Jackson, who brought a folksy, excitable demeanor and down-home exclamations such as "Whoa, Nellie!" to 40 seasons of play-by-play calling as the authoritative voice of college football for ABC Sports, died at age 89, his employer ABC reported on Saturday.

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