George Avakian, jazz producer and scholar, dies at 98

November 22
George Avakian, jazz producer and scholar, dies at 98
George Avakian, a Russian-born jazz scholar and architect of the American music industry who produced essential recordings by Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis and other stars has died at age 98.

Former Minneapolis cop Vern Bartholomew, a kind soul who helped anyone in need, dies at 100

November 21
Former Minneapolis cop Vern Bartholomew, a kind soul who helped anyone in need, dies at 100
His work included time as a chauffeur and bodyguard to Hubert Humphrey.

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Celebrities
November 22

David Cassidy: A rocking romancer to millions of young fans

David Cassidy could sell the heck out of uncertainty.
Variety
November 22

JFK birth centennial ending on assassination anniversary

A year of events marking the 100th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's birth came to close Wednesday, exactly 54 years after his assassination.
Celebrities
November 22

Teen idol David Cassidy, 'Partridge Family' star, dies at 67

David Cassidy, the teen and pre-teen idol who starred in the 1970s sitcom "The Partridge Family" and sold millions of records as the musical group's lead singer, died Tuesday at age 67.
Music
November 22

Reaction to death of 'Partridge Family' star David Cassidy

Reaction to the death of singer and actor David Cassidy:
TV & Media
November 21

John Hall, director of AP's State Photo Center, dies at 74

John Hall, who ended a 41-year journalism career as director of The Associated Press' State Photo Center, has died. He was 74.
Variety
November 21

Diary: Inmate got over-the-counter drugs before cancer death

A Vermont inmate who died of cancer at a Pennsylvania prison wrote in a diary that he repeatedly asked for medical care but was denied and given ibuprofen and Tylenol for his pain.
Nation
November 21

Manson has endured as the face of evil for nearly 50 years

Other killers snuffed out far more lives than Charles Manson did in 1969. Yet he has endured for nearly a half century as the personification of evil, even in an age in which mass shootings leave dozens dead at a time.
Music
November 20

Della Reese, of TV's 'Touched by an Angel,' has died at 86

Della Reese, the actress and gospel-influenced singer who in middle age found her greatest fame as Tess, the wise angel in the long-running television drama "Touched by an Angel," has died at age 86.
Nation
November 20

Manson's death leaves questions over autopsy, property

Charles Manson's death came with a string of unanswered questions, from whether the notorious cult leader left a will to what, if any, possessions he left behind. The convicted killer, 83, who once aspired to musical fame and dabbled in art, died Sunday after spending nearly half a century in prison.
Local
November 20

Susan Linnée, trailblazing foreign correspondent and mentor, dies at 75

Susan Linnée answered an ad in a Buenos Aires newspaper placed by an NBC journalist in the early '70s seeking a "girl Friday."Before long, the…
Variety
November 20

Maine boy with cancer dies after wish for early Christmas

A 9-year-old Maine boy with cancer has died a week after his wish for a Christmas celebration was fulfilled.
Variety
November 19

Tennis great Pancho Segura dies at 96; coached Jimmy Connors

Pancho Segura, who rose from poverty to win six U.S. Pro singles and doubles championships and was one of the world's top amateur tennis players in the 1940s and professionals in the 1950s, has died. He was 96.
Stage & Arts
November 19

"Cosby Show" actor Earle Hyman dies at 91

Earle Hyman, a veteran actor of stage and screen who was widely known for playing Russell Huxtable on "The Cosby Show," has died.
Music
November 19

Longtime country singer, songwriter Mel Tillis dies

Mel Tillis, the affable longtime country music star who wrote hits for Kenny Rogers, Ricky Skaggs and many others, and overcame a stutter to sing on dozens of his own singles, has died.
Music
November 19

Reaction from the country music world on Mel Tillis' death

A look at reaction from the country music world on Mel Tillis, who died Sunday at age 85.
TV & Media
November 19

Neil Bibler, former Associated Press news editor, dies at 81

Neil Bibler, a news editor and reporter for The Associated Press during a 33-year career that included stints in several Western states before settling in Arizona, has died. He was 81.
Movies
November 18

Ann Wedgeworth, known for 'Three's Company' role, dies at 83

Actress Ann Wedgeworth, who gained fame on film and Broadway before taking on the role of a flirty divorcee on "Three's Company," has died at age 83.
Music
November 18
FILE - A March 3, 2003 file photo of from left: Malcolm Young, Brian ...

AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young dead at 64

Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the bawdy hard rock band AC/DC who helped create such head-banging anthems as "Highway to Hell," ''Hells Bells" and "Back in Black," has died. He was 64.
Minneapolis
November 18
Tippi Thole/Star Tribune ? Jim Fiorentino collects, restores and prese...

Jim Fiorentino, who restored cuckoo clocks, built North Loop museum for them, dies at 94

Fiorentino died Sept. 30 at age 94 after a short illness.
East Metro
November 17

Anita E. Buck, who put her stamp on St. Croix River Valley history, dies at 92

Once Anita E. Buck found her love of history, it caught on big, inspiring a passion for chronicling the St. Croix River Valley’s rich past.…