Country Music Icon Kenny Rogers Dies at 81

Kenny Rogers has died at the age of 81 peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family.

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Max Von Sydow: The Exorcist and The Seventh Seal actor dies aged 90 – BBC News

His family announced “with a broken heart and infinite sadness” that the Swedish-born actor died on Sunday.

Von Sydow’s other film credits included Hannah and Her Sisters, The Seventh Seal and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

He was nominated for two Oscars during his career – including best actor in 1988 for Pelle the Conqueror.

Source: Max Von Sydow: The Exorcist and The Seventh Seal actor dies aged 90 – BBC News

Bill to legalize recreational marijuana introduced by Pa. state rep from Pittsburgh

A state representative from Pittsburgh announced new legislation Thursday in his ongoing effort to legalize recreational marijuana in Pennsylvania.

Source: Bill to legalize recreational marijuana introduced by Pa. state rep from Pittsburgh

Neil Peart has died; Rush drummer and lyricist dies at 67 after battling brain cancer – CBS News

Neil Peart, the longtime drummer and lyricist of the band Rush, has died at age 67. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer died in Santa Monica, California, on January 7 after battling brain cancer, CBS Los Angeles confirmed.

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The type of tumor Peart had, glioblastoma, is a brain tumor that often recurs after it is initially treated. Senators John McCain and Ted Kennedy died of the same cancer.

Source: Neil Peart has died; Rush drummer and lyricist dies at 67 after battling brain cancer – CBS News

SAM DAVIS: Four-time Super Bowl champion with Pittsburgh Steelers found dead after being reported missing from personal care home

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Victims killed, injured in West Texas mass shooting identified

The identities of those who were killed and injured in West Texas mass shooting Saturday have been identified.

A list of names of those killed and injured were released Monday:

Deceased 

  • Leilah Hernandez, 15, of Odessa
  • Joe Griffith, 40, of Odessa
  • Mary Granados, 29, of Odessa
  • Edwin Peregrino, 25, of Odessa
  • Rodolfo Julio Arco, 57, of Odessa
  • Kameron Karltness Brown, 30, of Brownwood
  • Raul Garcia, 35, El Paso

Injured 

  • Quadri Fatai, 41, of Houston
  • Nathan Hernandez, 18, of Odessa
  • Marc Gonzalez, 38, of Odessa
  • Zachary Owens, an officer at Midland Police Department
  • Timmoth Beard, 55, of San Antonio
  • James Santana, an officer at Odessa Police Department
  • Glenda Dempsy, 62, of Odessa
  • Marco Corral, 62, of San Diego, CA.
  • Coy Edge, 53, of Odessa
  • Joseph Glide, 60, of Odessa
  • Anderson Davis, 17-months-old, of Odessa
  • Daniel Munoz, 28, of Yuma, AZ.
  • Robert Cavasoz, 38, of Alice, TX.
  • Maria Boado, 27, of Hialeah, FL.
  • Efe Obayagbona, 45, of Rockport, TX.
  • Chuck Pryor, a trooper at the Texas Department of Public Safety
  • Timmothy, Hardaway, 54, of Brownwood
  • Jesus Alvirez, 21, of Gardendale
  • Lilia Diaz, 46, of Odessa
  • Krystal Lee, 36, of Odessa
  • Larry Shores, 34, of Odessa
  • Juvenile male, 9, of Odessa

 

Source: Victims killed, injured in West Texas mass shooting identified

‘Easy Rider’ star Peter Fonda dead at 79 | Fox News

Actor Peter Fonda, who co-wrote and starred in the seminal 1960s counterculture film “Easy Rider,” has died. He was 79.

Born into Hollywood royalty, Peter carved his own path with his non-conformist tendencies. He earned a Best Original Screenplay Oscar nomination for co-writing “Easy Rider,” but lost out to William Goldman’s script for “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.”

Nearly three decades later, Fonda snagged a Best Actor nomination for his work in 1997’s “Ulee’s Gold.” He lost out to contemporary Jack Nicholson’s turn in “As Good As It Gets,” but did snag a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Television Movie for his work in the 1999 Showtime original “The Passion of Ayn Rand.”

Source: ‘Easy Rider’ star Peter Fonda dead at 79 | Fox News

Dr. Cyril Wecht believes Jeffrey Epstein death doesn’t add up

Famed forensic pathologist says, at best, this was gross negligence.

ABC News has reported Epstein’s cellmate was removed before his death, that the cameras monitoring him weren’t working, the guards watching him had been overworked and Epstein might not have been on suicide watch despite attempting suicide weeks earlier.

“Put all of this together and you’ve got some real questions to be asked here,” Wecht said.

And as for charges that Wecht is putting a conspiracy out there, he says to look at the facts.

Source: Dr. Cyril Wecht believes Jeffrey Epstein death doesn’t add up

Fernando Corbató, a Father of Your Computer (and Your Password), Dies at 93 – New York Times

 

Fernando Corbató at M.I.T.’s computer lab in an undated photo. His computer time-sharing system developed there paved the way for the personal computer.
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By Katie Hafner

Fernando Corbató, whose work on computer time-sharing in the 1960s helped pave the way for the personal computer, as well as the computer password, died on Friday at a nursing home in Newburyport, Mass. He was 93.

His wife, Emily Corbató, said the cause was complications of diabetes. At his death he was a professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Dr. Corbató, who spent his entire career at M.I.T., oversaw a project in the early 1960s called the Compatible Time-Sharing System, or C.T.S.S., which allowed multiple users in different locations to access a single computer simultaneously through telephone lines.

At the time, computing was done in large batches, and users typically had to wait until the next day to get the results of a computation.

Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/12/science/fernando-corbato-dead.html

Rip Torn, Actor Known for ‘The Larry Sanders Show,’ Dies at 88

Actor Rip Torn also appeared on Broadway, in “Men in Black,” and in cult hits like “The Beastmaster”

Source: Rip Torn, Actor Known for ‘The Larry Sanders Show,’ Dies at 88

Ross Perot, businessman and former presidential candidate, dead at 89

The pioneer of the computer services industry, who founded Electronic Data Systems Corp. in 1962 and Perot Systems Corp. 26 years later, was just 5-foot-6, but his presence filled a room.

“Describe my father?” Ross Perot Jr., his only son and CEO of the Perot Group, asked rhetorically in an interview. “Obviously a great family man, wonderful father. But at the end of the day, he was a wonderful humanitarian.

“Every day he came to work trying to figure out how he could help somebody.”

Ross Perot at the Dell headquarters in Plano in October 2016.(Andy Jacobsohn/The Dallas Morning News<div><br></div>)

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Former Chrysler CEO Lee Iacocca has died at age 94 | Newsradio 1020 KDKA

DETROIT (AP) — Lee Iacocca, the auto executive and master pitchman who put the Mustang in Ford’s lineup in the 1960s and became a corporate folk hero when he resurrected Chrysler 20 years later, has died in Bel Air, California. He was 94.

Two former Chrysler executives who worked with him, Bud Liebler, the company’s former spokesman, and Bob Lutz, formerly its head of product development, said they were told of the death Tuesday by a close associate of Iacocca’s family.

Source: Former Chrysler CEO Lee Iacocca has died at age 94 | Newsradio 1020 KDKA

Beth Chapman Dead At 51 After Cancer Battle – Perez Hilton

Beth Chapman has lost her battle to cancer on Wednesday. Dog the Bounty Hunter has confirmed his wife’s passing on Twitter, sharing an emotional message with fans and followers, writing: “It’s 5:32 in Hawaii, this is the time she would wake up to go hike Koko Head mountain. Only today, […]

Source: Beth Chapman Dead At 51 After Cancer Battle – Perez Hilton

Gloria Vanderbilt, model, fashion designer and mother to Anderson Cooper, dead at 95 | Fox News

Gloria Vanderbilt died at age 95, her son Anderson Cooper revealed on Monday.

Model, clothing designer, heiress and socialite Gloria Vanderbilt died at age 95, her son Anderson Cooper revealed on Monday.

Cooper said he took Vanderbilt to the hospital several weeks earlier, where she learned she had severe stomach cancer that had metastasized.

Cooper eulogized his mother on CNN on Monday morning, saying that when she found out she was ill, she told him, “It’s like that old song: Show me the way to get out of this world because that’s where everything is.”

Source: Gloria Vanderbilt, model, fashion designer and mother to Anderson Cooper, dead at 95 | Fox News

Legendary comic Tim Conway dead at 85

The venerable actor was best known for his TV work on “McHale’s Navy” and “The Carol Burnett Show.”

Tim Conway, who made generations of Americans laugh on TV shows such as “McHale’s Navy” and “The Carol Burnett Show,” died Tuesday morning, his publicist said.

He was 85.

Conway won multiple Emmy Awards, most recently in 2008 for his role as a guest star on the comedy show “30 Rock” in which he played Bucky Bright, an old, long-forgotten television star.

The actor’s big break in Hollywood came on “McHale’s Navy,” when Conway was cast to play Ensign Charles Parker. He was nominated for a best supporting actor Emmy in 1963.

Source: Legendary comic Tim Conway dead at 85