Recent Celebrity Deaths

  • Jim Bridwell, 73 (1944 - 2018)

    Jim Bridwell

    PALM DESERT, Calif. (AP) — Jim Bridwell, a hard-partying hippie and legendary climber who lived his life vertically on some of the toughest peaks in Yosemite National Park, has died. He was 73. For full coverage and obituary from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Tito Francona, 84 (1933 - 2018)

    Tito Francona

    John "Tito" Francona, former MLB All-Star and father of Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2017, according to the Associated Press. He was 84. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Lerone Bennett, Jr., 89 (1928 - 2018)

    Lerone Bennett, Jr.

    CHICAGO (AP) — Lerone Bennett Jr., an African-American history author and former editor of Ebony magazine, has died at age 89. For full coverage and obituary from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Dr. James Jude, 87 (1928 - 2015)

    Dr. James Jude

    The Associated PressMIAMI (AP) — Dr. James Jude, one of the experts credited with pioneering life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation, has died. He was 87.Peter Jude says his father died early Tuesday in Coral Gables after an extended illness. Jude says his father always wanted to help people, noting CPR has saved countless lives.In the late 1950s, the doctor and two electrical engineers,...

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  • Red Lane, 76 (1939 - 2015)

    Red Lane

    Red Lane, a country music songwriter who wrote the Tammy Wynette hit "'Til I Get It Right," has died of cancer, according to multiple news sources. He was 76. Lane, who was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters' Hall of Fame in 1993, wrote songs for many of country's biggest stars.

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