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King of Surf Guitar Dies at 81

March 18, 2019 |

Dick Dale, whose pounding, blaringly loud power-chord instrumentals on songs like “Miserlou ” and “Let’s Go Trippin’ ” earned him the title King of the Surf Guitar, has died at age 81. His former bassist Sam Bolle says Dick Dale passed away Saturday night. No other details were available. Dale liked to…
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Santa Anita Makes Changes After Another Horse Dies

March 15, 2019 |

A horse died during a workout Thursday at Santa Anita Park, the 22nd death in less than three months at the track outside Los Angeles. The 3-year-old filly, Princess Lili B, was euthanized after breaking both front legs, NBC4 reports. The Arcadia track had just reopened Monday for training; it…
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F1 Racing Director Dies Suddenly

March 14, 2019 |

Formula One racing director Charlie Whiting has died suddenly, causing shock and dismay among drivers, team bosses, and fans. The 66-year-old Englishman, who had a connection to F1 dating back to 1977, died in Melbourne from a pulmonary embolism on Thursday, three days before the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, the…
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‘Gifted’ Student Dies in Freak Accident on Spring Break

March 8, 2019 |

Tracy Maurer was supposed to visit New Orleans’ Tulane University to see her daughter graduate in May. Instead, she’ll be planning a funeral for Margaret “Meg” Maurer, per KSTP . The 21-year-old from Forest Lake, Minn., was killed at a highway rest stop in Mississippi on Tuesday in what authorities describe…
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Oldest-Ever Member of US House Dies at 95

March 7, 2019 |

Former Texas Rep. Ralph Hall, the oldest-ever member of the US House and a man who claimed to have once sold cigarettes and Coca-Cola to the bank-robbing duo of Bonnie and Clyde in Dallas, has died. He was 95. Ed Valentine, Hall’s longtime strategist, said the Republican and World War…
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Luke Perry Dies After ‘Massive’ Stroke

March 4, 2019 |

Luke Perry, the beloved star of Beverly Hills, 90210, and Riverdale , is dead at age 52. TMZ reports the actor never recovered after suffering a massive stroke at his Sherman Oaks, Calif., home Wednesday morning. He died Monday morning surrounded by family and friends including his children, his fiancee, his…
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Square Inc. co-founder Tristan O’Tierney dies at 35

March 3, 2019 |

Square Inc. co-founder Tristan O’Tierney died on Feb. 23, his mother, Pamela Tierney, said on Saturday. He was 35.

“I don’t have an official diagnosis,” she said by phone, adding that it was probably related to his addiction. A doctor called her to say Tristan had kidney failure and was under cardiac…


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Last ‘Great Escape’ Survivor Dies

February 28, 2019 |

The last of the Great Escapers has died. Dick Churchill, a British Royal Air Force veteran who took part in the famous 1944 mass escape from the Stalag Luft III POW camp, died earlier this month at his home in England, the New York Times reports. He was 99. The…
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Longtime Red Sox Reporter Collapses at Spring Training, Dies

February 22, 2019 |

Boston Globe baseball writer Nick Cafardo, who covered the Red Sox and the rest of the sport for more than three decades, died Thursday after collapsing outside the team’s spring training clubhouse, the AP reports. He was 62. The newspaper said Cafardo appeared to have an embolism. The team’s medical…
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