Celebrity deaths

February 25, 2018 - 12:23 am
BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — Jack Hamilton, whose errant inside pitch damaged the eyesight of Boston's Tony Conigliaro in 1967 and caused a premature end to the career of the Red Sox star, has died. He was 79. Hamilton died Thursday at the Shepherd of The Hills Living Center in Branson, the Greenlawn...
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Driver Justin Olsen, Christopher Fogt, Carlo Valdes and Nathan Weber of the United States take a curve in the second heat of the four-man bobsled competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
February 24, 2018 - 12:18 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Highlights from media coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics: LEFT UNSAID: NBC aired a touching tribute to the late American bobsledder Steve Holcomb, and the impact he had on his sport's tight-knit community. The failure to mention how an Olympic athlete died at only 37 years old (he...
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FILE - In this Dec. 10, 1955 file photo, actress Nanette Fabray poses as she leaves Mt. Sinai hospital in New York. Fabray, the vivacious, award-winning star of the stage, film and television, has died at age 97. Fabray's son, Dr. Jamie MacDougall, tells The Associated Press his mother died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, at her home in Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. (AP Photo/File)
February 23, 2018 - 9:10 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nanette Fabray, the vivacious actress, singer and dancer who became a star in Broadway musicals, on television as Sid Caesar's comic foil and in such hit movies as "The Band Wagon," has died at age 97. Fabray died Thursday at her home in Palos Verdes Estates, her son, Dr. Jamie...
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FILE - In this June 26, 2005 file photo, the Rev. Billy Graham speaks on stage on the third and last day of his farewell American revival in the Queens borough of New York. A spokesman said on Graham has died at his home in North Carolina at age 99. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)
February 21, 2018 - 11:40 pm
MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) — The Rev. Billy Graham, the magnetic, movie-star-handsome preacher who became a singular force in postwar American religious life, a confidant of presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday at 99. "America's Pastor," as he was dubbed,...
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Mourners hug as they leave the funeral of Alaina Petty, in Coral Springs, Fla., Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. Petty was a victim of Wednesday's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder on Thursday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
February 19, 2018 - 8:37 pm
Two of the victims were coaches. One was a student who played trombone in the school band. Another proudly wore his ROTC uniform. Still another loved soccer. And most were so very young. The gunman who opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, wiped out lives, and...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017 file photo, a bronze alloy BAFTA mask stands in a foundry in West Drayton, London, ahead of the award ceremony in February. Designed by US sculptor Mitzi Cunliffe in 1955, New Pro Foundries has been making the bronze casts since the ceremony was created in 1976. The red carpet will be a sea of black as the movement against sexual misconduct takes center stage at the British Academy Film Awards on Sunday Feb. 18, 2018. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
February 17, 2018 - 6:11 am
LONDON (AP) — The red carpet will be a sea of black as the movement against sexual misconduct takes center stage at the British Academy Film Awards . Many female stars and other guests are expected to dress in monochrome for Sunday's ceremony as a statement of solidarity with victims of sexual...
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The hearse carrying Meadow Pollack, a victim of the Wednesday shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, arrives at the Star of David Funeral Chapel in North Lauderdale, Fla., Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder on Thursday. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
February 16, 2018 - 4:41 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the school shooting that killed 17 people in Florida (all times local): 4:20 p.m. A sheriff says his office received about 20 calls in the past few years about Nikolas Cruz, the suspect accused of killing 17 people at high school in Parkland, Florida. Sheriff...
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February 16, 2018 - 3:57 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man convicted in the shooting death of retired New Orleans Saints star Will Smith has appealed the conviction and 25-year-sentence arising from a confrontation after a 2016 traffic collision. Cardell Hayes was convicted of manslaughter in December 2016 in Smith's death and of...
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FILE - In this May 31, 2015 file photo, Bill Paxton arrives at the Critics' Choice Television Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Paxton's family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, and the surgeon who performed the actor's heart surgery, shortly before he died on Feb. 25, 2017. The suit filed Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 alleges the surgeon used a "high risk and unconventional surgical approach" that was unnecessary and that he lacked the experience to perform. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
February 13, 2018 - 9:37 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The family of Bill Paxton has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a Los Angeles hospital and the surgeon who performed the actor's heart surgery shortly before he died. The suit filed Friday against Cedars-Sinai Medical Center alleges the surgeon, used a "high risk and...
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FILE - In this Dec. 10, 1965, file photo, the comedy team of Marty Allen, left, and Steve Rossi, now making their first film on the Paramount lot in Los Angeles. Allen's spokeswoman Candi Cazau says he died Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, of complications from pneumonia. His wife and performing partner Karon Kate Blackwell was by his side. He was 95. (AP Photo/David F. Smith, File)
February 13, 2018 - 1:37 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Marty Allen, the baby-faced, bug-eyed comedian with wild black hair who was a staple of TV variety shows, game shows and talk shows for decades, died Monday night. He was 95. Allen died in Las Vegas of complications from pneumonia with his wife and performing partner of the last...
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