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Gigi Wu, Taiwanese ‘bikini hiker,’ dies after mountain fall

January 22, 2019 |

Gigi Wu, a Taiwanese internet star famous for hiking mountains, has been found dead after falling into a gorge 30 meters deep (100 feet), the island’s state media reported.
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Boo, ‘world’s cutest dog,’ dies aged 12

January 19, 2019 |

If the January blues hadn’t already got to you… the world’s cutest dog, Boo, has died of a broken heart.
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‘Bride Married to Amazement’: Poet Mary Oliver Dies

January 18, 2019 |

Mary Oliver, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet whose rapturous odes to nature and animal life brought her critical acclaim and popular affection, has died. She was 83. Bill Reichblum, Oliver’s literary executor, said she died Thursday at her home in Hobe Sound, Florida. The cause of death was lymphoma. “Thank you,…
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John Bogle, Vanguard founder who revolutionized investing with low-fee funds, dies

January 17, 2019 |

John Bogle, who popularized the low-cost index-based mutual fund as founder of Vanguard Group Inc. and insisted that most stock-picking money managers weren’t worth the fees they charged, has died. He was 89.

He died Wednesday, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer, citing his family. The cause…


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Pioneer of Low-Cost Investing for the Masses Dies at 89

January 17, 2019 |

John C. Bogle, who simplified investing for the masses by launching the first index mutual fund and founded Vanguard Group, died Wednesday, the company said. He was 89. Bogle did not invent the index fund, but he expanded access to no-frills, low-cost investing in 1976 when Vanguard introduced the first…
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Carol Channing, legendary Broadway actress, dies at 97, publicist says

January 15, 2019 |

Carol Channing, the legendary Broadway actress who portrayed Dolly Levi in “Hello Dolly!” has died, her publicist said in a statement Tuesday. Channing was 97.
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Polish mayor dies after being stabbed in the heart on stage

January 14, 2019 |

The mayor of the Polish city of Gdansk is in serious condition after he was stabbed in the heart and stomach by a man who rushed on stage during an open-air charity event Sunday, a press officer at Gdansk City Hall told CNN.
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Man Dies After Rescuing Dogs From High Surf

January 11, 2019 |

A man who went into rough seas at San Diego’s Ocean Beach to rescue his two dogs managed to save the animals at the cost of his own life. Authorities say Gregg Owens, who was visiting the city from Henderson, Nevada, saved the dogs after they were swept away by…
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Woman Bit By Puppy Dies Weeks Later

January 4, 2019 |

A new report from the CDC chronicles the tragic case of a 65-year-old Virginia woman who was bit by a dog during a yoga retreat in India and died some weeks later from rabies, the New York Daily News reports. “Despite aggressive treatment,” per the report , the unnamed woman became…
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Herb Kelleher, co-founder of Southwest Airlines, dies at 87

January 4, 2019 |

Herb Kelleher, the lawyer with a Texas swagger who built Southwest Airlines Co. into the biggest discount carrier and set the standard for budget air travel for more than three decades, died Thursday. He was 87.

Kelleher’s persona as a chain-smoking sipper of Wild Turkey whiskey fit Southwest’s…


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