Holocaust survivor Trudy Rappaport dies at 101

Rappaport always credited pure chance for her survival, her son said.

Tony-winner and women's health advocate Phyllis Newman dies

September 15
Phyllis Newman, a Tony Award-winning Broadway veteran who became the first woman to host "The Tonight Show" before turning her attention to fight for women's health, has died. She was 86.

Jon Prentice, longtime Minneapolis police officer, dies at age 83

September 13
His career could have been created by a true-crime novelist. In fact, his 1964 gunfight with a suspected rapist was detailed in Master Detective magazine.

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National
September 13

Prize winning historian Jean Edward Smith dead at 86

Jean Edward Smith, a prize-winning historian known for his books on Franklin Roosevelt and Ulysses Grant, has died. He was 86.
Music
September 13
FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2010 file photo, Eddie Money sings the national anthem before an NCAA college basketball game between Kansas and Missouri in L

Eddie Money, 'Two Tickets to Paradise' singer, dies at 70

Eddie Money, who left behind a career as a New York police officer to become one of the top-selling rock stars of the 1970s and…
Books
September 13
FILE - This Sept. 21, 2000 file photo shows Author Anne Rivers Siddons at her Brooklin, Maine, cottage. Siddons, a best-selling Southern author known

Best-selling Southern author Anne Rivers Siddons dies at 83

Anne Rivers Siddons, a best-selling Southern author known for novels "Heartbreak Hotel" and "Peachtree Road," has died. She was 83.
Sports
September 12

Tom Collins, professional skater who founded Champions on Ice tour, dies at 88

The tour put on shows in as many as 90 cities, selling out 20,000-seat arenas. It included Olympic figure-skating stars like Brian Boitano, Nancy Kerrigan, Michelle Kwan and Kristi Yamaguchi.
Variety
September 12

US civil rights advocate Juanita Abernathy dies at 88

Juanita Abernathy, who wrote the business plan for the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and took other influential steps in helping to build the American civil…
Duluth
September 12

Minnesota forestry advocate Wayne Brandt dies

He was remembered as a coalition builder.
Nation
September 12

Former chief justice who pushed for innocence process dies

The conservative North Carolina chief justice and prosecutor who led the way for the state's unique innocence process was remembered after his death Thursday as a man who had the political strength to improve the criminal justice system when he saw evidence of its failures.
Local
September 11

Judy Erdahl, breast cancer research advocate who fostered gratitude, dies at 57

Judy Erdahl was well known in the Minnetonka area from her years as an Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) coordinator and parent education instructor. When…
Movies
September 11

Underground singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston dead at 58

Daniel Johnston, a quirky folk singer-songwriter and visual artist whose offbeat career and struggles with mental illness brought him a cult following and inspired a documentary film, has died at age 58.
Business
September 11

The Latest: Dignitaries pay tribute to tycoon Pickens

The Latest on the death of oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens: (all times local):
Business
September 11
FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2015 file photo, T. Boone Pickens appears on the "The Intelligence Report with Trish Regan" program, on the Fox Business Networ

T. Boone Pickens, oilman and renewables advocate, dies at 91

T. Boone Pickens, a brash and quotable oil tycoon who grew even wealthier through corporate takeover attempts, died Wednesday. He was 91.
National
September 11

Reaction to the death of oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens

Here is some reaction to the death of legendary oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens, who died Wednesday at his Dallas home at age 91:"T. Boone…
Nation
September 11

Jarrid Wilson, founder of Christian suicide outreach, dies

Jarrid Wilson, a Southern California pastor who with his wife founded the outreach group "Anthem of Hope" to help people coping with depression and suicidal thoughts, took his own life, a church official said.
Variety
September 10
FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2016 file photo, a man looks at a photograph by Robert Frank at the opening of the exhibition featuring Frank's work, "Robert

Groundbreaking photographer Robert Frank dies at age 94

Robert Frank, a giant of 20th-century photography whose seminal book "The Americans" captured singular, candid moments of the 1950s and helped free picture-taking from the boundaries of clean lighting and linear composition, has died. He was 94.
Movies
September 10

Did you lose Downton Abbey in the British fog? Catch up here

Does it feel like forever since we lost the style, splendor and scandals of "Downton Abbey?"
Variety
September 9

Susan Kamil, longtime publisher and editor, dead at 69

Susan Kamil, a revered editor and publisher who found critical and commercial success with authors ranging from Salman Rushdie and Ta-Nehisi Coates to Elizabeth Strout and Sophie Kinsella, has died at age 69.
Local
September 9

Bill Killian, who led efforts to create Willow River State Park, dies at 100

Wearing his life jacket and a steel helmet, Bill Killian stood on the deck of the USS Roper and watched as a suicide Japanese aircraft…
World
September 9
In this June 2, 1982, photo Zimbabwe Prime Minister Robert Mugabe is seen in Bonn, West Germany.

Correction: AF-Obit-Robert-Mugabe story

In a story Sept. 6 about the death of former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Mugabe was "the first post-colonial leader of what had been British-controlled Rhodesia."
National
September 8

WWII 'Screaming Eagle' veteran Henry Ochsner dies at 96

World War II veteran Henry Ochsner, who landed on the beach at Normandy on D-Day and later received the French government's highest honor for his service, has died. He was 96.
Music
September 8

Spanish singer-songwriter Camilo Sesto dies at 72

Spanish singer and songwriter Camilo Sesto, a popular star in the 1970s and 1980s, has died of heart failure. He was 72.