Obituary: Cherie Lovelace Price was a rock for her family and community

May 27

John Petersen, former CEO for whom Pitt arena is named, dies

June 1
John Petersen, a retired insurance executive whose gifts to the University of Pittsburgh included $10 million for a basketball arena named for himself and his wife, has died. He was 86.

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Movies
May 31

Betsy Palmer, dies; was killer cook in 'Friday the 13th'

Betsy Palmer, the veteran character actress who achieved lasting, though not necessarily sought-after, fame as the murderous camp cook in the cheesy horror film "Friday the 13th," has died at age 88.
May 31
Beau Biden, son of Joe Biden, brushes some lint off his father's shoulder after introducing him at the Democratic National Convention in 2008 as the vice presidential nominee.

Beau Biden dies at 46; son of VP had life of adversity

He was the privileged son of a longtime U.S. senator and two-term vice president, yet Joseph R. "Beau" Biden III was no stranger to personal adversity.
May 31

Vice president's son Beau Biden dies at 46 of brain cancer

He was the privileged son of a longtime U.S. senator and two-term vice president, yet Joseph R. "Beau" Biden III was no stranger to personal adversity.
Nation
May 30

Oldest living Cubs player Lennie Merullo dies at 98

Lennie Merullo, the oldest former member of the Chicago Cubs and the last living person to play for them in the World Series, died Saturday. He was 98.
Nation
May 30

Top-ranking Mormon leader L. Tom Perry dies from cancer

Mormon leader L. Tom Perry, a member of the faith's highest governing body, has died from cancer. He was 92.
Music
May 30

B.B. King recalled with love, humor at Mississippi funeral

B.B. King's early life personified the blues: He was born to dirt-poor sharecroppers in the cotton country of the Mississippi Delta and left alone by the deaths of his mother and grandmother when he was a child. But he never let those circumstances hold him back or define him, a minister said Saturday at the funeral of the blues legend.
Business
May 30

Man thought to be likely last Golden Gate Bridge worker dies

A 98-year-old man who died Tuesday was likely the last living person who worked on the Golden Gate Bridge.
Celebrities
May 30

Tennis career Grand Slam winner Doris Hart dies at 89

Tennis great Doris Hart, who won each Grand Slam tournament at least once, and once won three Wimbledon titles in a single day, has died.
May 30

A frequent name at Minnesota's ballot box, Dick Franson dies at 86

A frequent presence on Minnesota's election ballots has died.
Celebrities
May 29

Thousands view B.B. King on eve of Mississippi funeral

Blues guitarist Buddy Guy says he always intended to tour the B.B. King Museum while its namesake, his longtime friend, was still living.
Business
May 29

AmEx president dies suddenly after falling ill on flight

American Express said company President Ed Gilligan died suddenly Friday after falling ill while flying on a corporate plane to New York.Gilligan, 55, was coming…
Movies
May 28

'Friday' actor-comedian Reynaldo Rey dies at 75

Reynaldo Rey, the actor-comedian who appeared in such films as "Friday" and "White Men Can't Jump," has died. He was 75.
Celebrities
May 28

Michael King, innovative syndicator of 'Oprah,' dies at 67

Michael King, an innovative TV syndicator who helped make stars of Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Phil McGraw and Rachael Ray, has died.
Variety
May 28

CDC: 150 possibly had contact with Lassa fever victim

Federal and state health officials have identified more than 150 people who possibly had contact with a patient who died of Lassa fever, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.
Local
May 28

Peace Corps volunteer from Minnesota dies in Tanzania crash

Robbie Lehman, 23, of Minneapolis, wanted to make a difference.
Stage & Arts
May 27

Photographer Mary Ellen Mark dies at 75

She had an ability to win her subjects’ confidence.
Music
May 27

Blues legend B.B. King honored with Memphis processional

A Dixieland jazz band walked ahead of a slow black hearse and a crowd of thousands followed as the city of Memphis said farewell Wednesday to blues legend B.B. King with a tribute and processional down Beale Street.
Nation
May 27

Former Obama legal adviser Meltzer dies

A Harvard Law School professor who served as a top legal adviser to President Barack Obama has died. Daniel Meltzer was 63.
TV & Media
May 27

Historian, author of 'The Pacific' Hugh Ambrose dies at 48

Hugh Ambrose, who wrote the World War II history "The Pacific" after years of researching for his father, the renowned historian Stephen Ambrose, has died at age 48.
Variety
May 26

Documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark dies in NY at 75

Documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark, called "a snake charmer of the soul" for her gift of capturing searing images of human vulnerability, has died at age 75.
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