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Saudi King Abdullah Dies, New Ruler Is Salman
Society & Culture  (tags: Saudi Arabia, King Abdullah, obituary, world, sadness, family, government, politics, society, news )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - reuters.com
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah died early on Friday and his brother Salman became king, the royal court in the world's top oil exporter and birthplace of Islam said in a statement carried by state television.
Anita Ekberg, Star of La Dolce Vita, Dies Aged 83
Society & Culture  (tags: celebrity, obituary, movies, Anita Ekberg, sadness, society, culture, news, world )

Carrie
- 14 days ago - theguardian.com
Swedish actor Anita Ekberg, star of La Dolce Vita, has died at the age of 83. Ekberg's lawyer, Patrizia Ubaldi, confirmed she died in Rome on Sunday morning following a series of illnesses. She had been hospitalised most recently after Christmas.
RIP: Singer Joe Cocker Is Dead at 70
Society & Culture  (tags: obituary, music, Joe Cocker, rock 'n' roll )

Cal
- 35 days ago - cnn.com
Joe Cocker, the British blues-rock singer whose raspy voice brought plaintive soul to such hits as "You Are So Beautiful" and the duet "Up Where We Belong," died Monday after a battle with lung cancer. He was 70.
Two N.Y.P.D. Officers Are Killed in Brooklyn Ambush; Suspect Commits Suicide
Society & Culture  (tags: police, law, politics, sadness, obituary, usa, society )

Cal
- 36 days ago - nytimes.com
Two police officers sitting in their patrol car in Brooklyn were shot at point-blank range and killed on Saturday afternoon by a man who, officials said, had traveled to the city from Baltimore vowing to kill officers.
RIP: Joan Rivers Overcame the 'Handicap of a Woman Comic'
Society & Culture  (tags: obituary, culture, society, women, JoanRivers, celebrity )

Cal
- 143 days ago - artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com
Joan Rivers, the irreverent comedian known for her sharp wit and sharper tongue, died Thursday in Manhattan. She was 81.
Joan Rivers Dies at 81
Society & Culture  (tags: obituary, celebrity, Joan Rivers, women, death, society )

Carrie
- 144 days ago - people.com
Joan Rivers, a raucous and often-ubiquitous comedic presence on TV and nightclubs since the 1960s, has died. She was 81. "She passed peacefully at 1:17pm surrounded by family and close friends.
'The Brightest Star in the Comedy Galaxy': Billy Crystal Honors Robin Williams at the Emmys (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: celebrity, obituary, Billy Crystal, Robin Williams, society, world, sadness )

Carrie
- 153 days ago - rawstory.com
Comedian Billy Crystal honored his colleague and longtime friend Robin Williams on Monday night to cap off the award show's traditional segment honoring performers who have died over the past year.
RIP: Lauren Bacall Dies at 89; Iconic Film Legend Known as 'The Look'
Society & Culture  (tags: society, obituary, movies, Bacall, americans, culture, media, news, sadness )

Cal
- 166 days ago - washingtonpost.com
Ms. Bacall was one of the last surviving major stars of the studio system, which flourished from the silent-movie era to the dawn of the television age.
Screen Legend Lauren Bacall Has Died (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Lauren Bacall, obituary, celebrity, death, women, world, movies, society, culture, sadness )

Carrie
- 167 days ago - people.com
Lauren Bacall, the sultry presence who first hit movie screens in 1944 and then went on to play a series of sophisticated, tough-as-nails roles for the next six decades - even in real life - has died, the Humphrey Bogart Estate announced.
Robin Williams Dead In Suspected Suicide
Society & Culture  (tags: obituary, culture, americans, death, society, news, media )

Cal
- 168 days ago - uk.news.yahoo.com
Robin Williams has died in an "apparent suicide", according to US police. A statement from Marin County Sheriff's Office said the coroner "at this time suspects the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia".
Screen Good Guy James Garner Dies (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: obituary, James Garner, celebrity, TV, movies, sadness, news, media, death )

Carrie
- 189 days ago - people.com
James Garner, for more than 50 years one of Hollywood's most likable leading men on the big screen and on TV, died at his Los Angeles home Saturday night, reports TMZ. He was 86.
RIP: Maya Angelou, a Daughter of the South, a Voice for Us All
Society & Culture  (tags: Maya Agelous, culture, ethics, obituary, interesting, society, news, sadness )

Cal
- 243 days ago - latimes.com
Before she sat down to write her first book, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," Maya Angelou had already pulled off several stunning acts of personal reinvention
Honor the Life and Post Your Memories of Maya Angelou
Society & Culture  (tags: Maya Angelou, obituary, poetry & politics )

Alan
- 243 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Legendary African-American poet Maya Angelou passed away today at the age of 86
Actor Bob Hoskins, Known for 'Roger Rabbit,' Dies at 71 (TEXT and PHOTOS)
Society & Culture  (tags: obituary, Bob Hoskins, celebrity, movies, sadness, news, world )

Carrie
- 271 days ago - cnn.com
Bob Hoskins, the pugnacious British actor known for playing gangsters, tough guys and working-class gentlemen in such films as "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," "The Long Good Friday" and "Mermaids," has died, publicist Clair Dobbs said Wednesday.
RIP: Writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Who Gave Voice To Latin America, Dies
Society & Culture  (tags: obituary, media, literature, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, culture, politics )

Cal
- 283 days ago - npr.org
Latin American author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1982, died Thursday. He was 87. Garcia Marquez, the master of a style known as magic realism, was and remains Latin America's best-known writer.
 

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