Billy Graham, powerful evangelist whose simple message reached millions, dies at 99

February 21, 2018 wpanews 1

Christian evangelist Rev. Billy Graham, died Wednesday at age 99. Known for his signature catch phrase “The Bible says,” he reached more than 210 million people worldwide with his friendliness, openness, humility and unyielding religious conviction. Graham would be the first to say that his message was not complex or unique. “The Bible says,” was his catch phrase. But he won over audiences worldwide with his friendliness, openness, humility and […] READ MORE

Marty Allen Dead: Comedian Was 95 – Variety

February 14, 2018 wpanews 0

Marty Allen died from complications due to pneumonia. Allen, the bug-eyed comic who formed one half of the hit comedic duo Allen & Rossi, died Monday night in Las Vegas at age 95. The Associated Press confirmed the news via his spokeswoman Candi Cazau, who said that he died from complications from pneumonia with his performing partner of 30 years and wife Karon Kate Blackwell at his side. Allen was well-known for his […] READ MORE

Vic Damone, Golden Age Crooner, Dead At 89

February 13, 2018 wpanews 0

  Vic Damone, a singer who rose to fame along the tail end of the post-war era embodied by The Rat Pack, died yesterday at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Fla., according to a statement from his family. He was 89. A first-generation Italian-American, Damone grew up closely studying the work of another similarly situated artist, Frank Sinatra, who would later become a cherished friend. “Without Frank there […] READ MORE

‘Psycho’ star John Gavin dead at 86 | Fox News

February 10, 2018 wpanews 0

  John Gavin, the movie star who graced the big screen in “Psycho,” “Imitation of Life” and “Thoroughly Modern Millie” has died at age 86, Fox News confirmed Friday. TMZ claimed Gavin succumbed to complications from pneumonia after battling leukemia. He was reportedly first hospitalized just days before Christmas before he later passed away surrounded by his family in his Beverly Hills home. Source: ‘Psycho’ star John Gavin dead at 86 […] READ MORE

John Mahoney Dead: ‘Fraiser’ Star Dies at 77 – Variety

February 6, 2018 wpanews 0

John Mahoney, best known for playing Martin Crane on 11 seasons of “Frasier,” died in Chicago on Sunday while in hospice care. Mahoney played the father of Kelsey Grammer and David Hyde Pierce’s characters during the show’s run on NBC from 1993 to 2004. He won a SAG Award and received two Emmy and two Golden Globe nominations for his portrayal. He was also a mainstay of Chicago’s theater community. From 2011 to […] READ MORE

Fidel Castro’s eldest son takes own life, state media reports – CNN

February 2, 2018 wpanews 0

    By Patrick Oppmann, CNN  He was 68 years old and had suffered from depression in recent months, according to the government website Cubadebate. Patrick Oppmann CNN ✔@CNN_Oppmann Fidel “Fidelito” Castro Díaz-Balart was both his father’s namesake and cousin to the Miami exile politicians who bitterly opposed Castro. He had run Cuba’s nuclear power program until a dispute with his father. Castro Díaz-Balart committed suicide today, per Cuban state […] READ MORE

Ikea Founder Ingvar Kamprad Dies at 91 | Fortune

January 29, 2018 wpanews 0

Kamprad grew his boyhood business into the famous furniture chain Kamprad had an estimated net worth of $58.7 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, making him the world’s eighth-richest person. The wealth was accumulated by producing furniture for the masses that was affordable and easy to transport. The Ikea flat packs revolutionized the way in which tables, chairs and other items could be stored and shipped, before being assembled […] READ MORE

‘Beetle Bailey’ cartoonist Mort Walker dies at 94 | WPXI

January 28, 2018 wpanews 0

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Comic strip artist Mort Walker, a World War II veteran who satirized the Army and tickled millions of newspaper readers with the antics of the lazy private Beetle Bailey, died Saturday. He was 94. Source: ‘Beetle Bailey’ cartoonist Mort Walker dies at 94 | WPXI

Comedian And ‘Coach’ Star Jerry Van Dyke Dead At 86

January 7, 2018 wpanews 0

The comedy world has lost another legend, as it has been confirmed that Jerry Van Dyke has passed away. The little brother of Dick Van Dyke passed on Friday in his Arkansas home, his wife Shirley reported to TMZ. Shirley was by her husband’s side when he passed at age 86. Source: Comedian And ‘Coach’ Star Jerry Van Dyke Dead At 86