Nurse Christine Ruth Lee dies at North Memorial, where she cared for 1,000 patients

February 20

Architect and educator Janis Skujins dies at age 79

February 18
Skujins was also a prominent member of the Twin Cities' Latvian community. His family fled during World War II and Soviet occupation.

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Celebrities
February 20

Hair Club for Men founder — and client — Sy Sperling dies

Hair Club for Men founder Sy Sperling, famous for the TV commercials where he proclaimed "I'm not only the Hair Club president but I'm also a client," died in Florida. He was 78.
Variety
February 20
FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2019, file photo a woman types on a keyboard in New York. Larry Tesler, the Silicon Valley pioneer who created the now-ubiquito

Computer scientist who pioneered 'copy' and 'paste' has died

Larry Tesler, the Silicon Valley pioneer who created the now-ubiquitous computer concepts such as "cut," "copy" and "paste," has died. He was 74.
Stage & Arts
February 18

'Good Times' Ja'Net DuBois dies; co-wrote 'Jeffersons' theme

Ja'Net DuBois, who played the vivacious neighbor Willona Woods on "Good Times" and composed and sang the theme song for "The Jeffersons," has died.
Stage & Arts
February 18

Actress Zoe Caldwell, Tony winner for 'Medea,' dies at 86

Zoe Caldwell, a four-time Tony Award winner who brought humanity to larger-than-life characters, whether it be the dotty schoolteacher Miss Jean Brodie, an aging opera star Maria Callas or the betrayed, murderous Medea, has died. She was 86.
Local
February 18
Barbara Naughton

Barbara Naughton, WWII refugee who became dementia care nurse, dies at 74

Barbara Naughton was born into a world ripped apart by war, a conflict that had already taken the life of her father and all of…
Celebrities
February 17

Kellye Nakahara Wallett, Nurse Kellye on TV's 'M-A-S-H,' dies at 72

Kellye Nakahara Wallett, a film and television actress best known for playing Lt. Nurse Kellye Yamato on "M-A-S-H," has died at age 72.
Celebrities
February 17
In this 1967 photo, the gallery follows Mickey Wright's iron shot from the fairway at the Toronto Golf Club. Hall of Fame golfer Wright, who won 82 LP

Mickey Wright, golf great and early LPGA force, dies at 85

Mickey Wright, the golf great with a magnificent swing who won 13 majors among her 82 victories and gave the fledgling LPGA a crucial lift, died Monday of a heart attack. She was 85.
Variety
February 17

Former UAW President Owen Bieber dies aged 90

Owen Bieber, who led the United Auto Workers union from the auto industry's dark days of the early 1980s to the prosperity of the mid-1990s,…
Movies
February 17

'True Grit' novelist Charles Portis dies at age 86

Novelist Charles Portis, a favorite among critics and writers for such shaggy dog stories as "Norwood" and "Gringos" and a bounty for Hollywood whose droll, bloody Western "True Grit" was a best-seller twice adapted into Oscar nominated films, died Monday at age 86.
Stage & Arts
February 15

Writer AE Hotchner, friend to Hemingway, Newman, dead at 102

A.E. Hotchner, a well-traveled author, playwright and gadabout whose street smarts and famous pals led to a loving, but litigated memoir of Ernest Hemingway, business…
National
February 15

Oilman, former Texas governor candidate Williams dies at 88

Clayton Williams, a colorful Texas oilman and philanthropist whose 1990 run for governor was derailed after joking about rape and acknowledging he went a year without paying income taxes, has died. He was 88.
Stage & Arts
February 15

Peter Rockwell, sculptor and son of famous artist, dies

Peter Rockwell, whose famous father's iconic images graced the covers of the Saturday Evening Post and who became a noted artist in his own right, has died. He was 83.
Local
February 15

Nancy Jean Holland, Hamline philosophy professor and novelist, dies at 72

Holland was gratified to see several books published before she died. But less than two weeks before her death, she lamented that she had more to say.
Movies
February 15
Lynn Cohen arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" at Nokia Theatre LA Live on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013.

Lynn Cohen, who played Magda in 'Sex and the City,' dies

Lynn Cohen, an actress best known for playing the plainspoken housekeeper and nanny Magda in "Sex and the City," has died. She was 86.
Music
February 14

Voigt shocked paper ran her photo with Freni's obituary

Deborah Voigt was in California earlier this week when she got a text from a friend on the East Coast."So sorry to hear the news…
Variety
February 14
Charles"Chuckie" O'Brien during an appearance on NBC's "Today Show" in 1978.

Jimmy Hoffa associate who was suspect in disappearance dies

Charles "Chuckie" O'Brien, a longtime associate of Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa who became a leading suspect in the labor leader's disappearance and later was portrayed in the Martin Scorsese film "The Irishman," has died.
Nation
February 14

Legendary rodeo clown Lecile Harris dead at 83

A legendary rodeo clown who spent decades performing has died after the final performance of the 55th Annual Dixie National Rodeo and Livestock Show in Mississippi.
Stage & Arts
February 13
FILE -- Frederick Koch and Margo Langenberg during the annual autumn dinner at the Frick Collection in New York on Oct. 17, 2016. Koch, who collected

Frederick Koch, low-profile Koch brother, dies at 86

Frederick Koch, who kept a low profile as an arts benefactor rather than joining the family oil business that became Koch Industries, has died, according to the New York Times. He was 86.
National
February 13

Russian WWII intelligence veteran Botyan dies at 103

Alexei Botyan, a veteran of Soviet intelligence hailed for saving the Polish city of Krakow from being blown up by the Nazis during World War…
Movies
February 13
Paula Kelly.

Two-time Emmy-nominated actress Paula Kelly has died at 77

Actress, singer and dancer Paula Kelly, who earned an Emmy Award nomination on the sitcom "Night Court" and co-starred with Chita Rivera and Shirley MacLaine in the film "Sweet Charity," has died. She was 77.