FILE - In this Monday, March 18, 2013 file photo, Robert Forster arrives at the LA premiere of "Olympus Has Fallen" at the ArcLight Theatre in Los Ang

Robert Forster, Oscar nominee for 'Jackie Brown,' dies at 78

Robert Forster, the handsome and omnipresent character actor who got a career resurgence and Oscar nomination for playing bail bondsman Max Cherry in "Jackie Brown," died Friday. He was 78.

Beverly Sackler, an owner of Purdue Pharma, dies

October 14

Harold Bloom, author of 'Anxiety of Influence,' dies at 89

October 14
Harold Bloom, the eminent critic and Yale professor whose seminal "The Anxiety of Influence" and melancholy regard for literature's old masters made him a popular author and standard-bearer of Western civilization amid modern trends, died Monday at age 89.

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Books
October 14

Richard Jackson, publisher of Judy Blume, dead at 84

The publisher of acclaimed children's books by Judy Blume, Paula Fox and others has died. Richard Jackson was 84.
Music
October 13

Jessye Norman, opera icon, memorialized at hometown funeral

Jessye Norman's illustrious opera career and extraordinary artistry was honored at her public funeral. So was Jessye Norman the loyal friend, the humanitarian, the teacher…
Music
October 12

The Latest: Famous figures pay tribute to Jessye Norman

The Latest on the public funeral for international opera star Jessye Norman (all times local):
Music
October 11
American opera singer Jessye Norman performed July 4, 2010, on the Stravinski Hall stage at the 44th Montreux Jazz Festival, in Montreux, Switzerland.

Late opera star Jessye Norman's US hometown honors her life

International opera star Jessye Norman never forgot her home in a small Southern U.S. city. And Augusta, Georgia, never forgot the woman who grew up among many musical influences to become one of the few black opera singers to gain worldwide acclaim.
World
October 11
FILE - In this Friday, June 14, 2013 file photo, Russian cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, who made the first spacewalk in 1965, right, and Russian President V

Alexei Leonov, 1st human to walk in space, dies in Moscow

Alexei Leonov, the legendary Soviet cosmonaut who became the first human to walk in space 54 years ago — and who nearly didn't make it back into his space capsule — has died in Moscow at 85.
Music
October 11

The Latest: Opera star's hometown names street after her

The Latest on ceremonies honoring renowned opera star Jessye Norman (All times local):
National
October 11

More fetal remains found as probe of late doctor continues

The discovery of more than 2,400 sets of fetal remains in the Illinois garage and a car owned by a late doctor who performed abortions in Indiana for decades has left authorities in the two states trying to figure out what happened, if any laws were broken, and why he held onto the remains.
Minneapolis
October 10

Henry Johnson, father figure to many in north Minneapolis, dies at 99

Though he never made it past seventh grade, Johnson proved himself to be an industrious worker and a man of great wisdom.
Celebrities
October 10

Suspect in rapper Mac Miller's drug death pleads not guilty

A man charged with selling rapper Mac Miller the drugs that killed him last year pleaded not guilty Thursday in federal court in Los Angeles.
Gophers
October 10
Ed Kalafat started at center for the Gophers from 1951-1954.

Kalafat, former Gophers star and first round pick of Lakers, dies at 86

Ed Kalafat was the Gophers starting center for three seasons. He led the Gophers in scoring in his first two seasons and was captain and MVP of the 1953-54 team.
Local
October 9

Engineer Leonard Frame, who launched firms with global presence, dies at 95

FluiDyne, the company he launched in the 1950s, made inroads in markets from Sweden to Japan, earning a reputation for innovation and reliability.
West Metro
October 8

Val Swedberg, fabric store owner and beloved Byerlys sample lady, dies at 96

Rarely did her "social butterfly" mother visit anybody without something she'd made in hand, daughter Cindi Konitzer said.
National
October 8

Sanders' daughter-in-law dies at 46 after cancer diagnosis

The daughter-in-law of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has died, shortly after being diagnosed with cancer. Rainè Riggs was 46.The Lee & Martin Funeral Home…
Local
October 7

Harvey Hummel, beloved Robbinsdale biology teacher, dies at 89

Harvey Hummel loved biology, but he loved teaching and inspiring high school students in the Robbinsdale School District even more.His enthusiasm for both the subject…
Celebrities
October 7
Comedian and game show mainstay Rip Taylor, seen with host Toni Tenille on "The Toni Tenille Show," has died at 84.

Correction: Obit-Rip Taylor story

In a story Oct. 6 about the death of comedian Rip Taylor, The Associated Press reported erroneously that he was 84. The age came from his publicist, who was relying on incorrect information from the comedian. According to U.S. Census records, Taylor was 88.
National
October 7

Laurence Fishburne, others to honor Jessye Norman at funeral

The public funeral for opera star Jessye Norman has been set for Saturday in Georgia and will feature tributes from actor Laurence Fishburne, civil rights activist Vernon Jordan and Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald.
Nation
October 7

Fourth Indiana man dies following plane crash in Michigan

A fourth Indiana man has died following a small plane crash near a mid-Michigan airport.
Music
October 5

Marcello Giordani, tenor of beauty and heft, dies at 56

Tenor Marcello Giordani, renowned for a voice of beauty and heft that made him a star at the world's top opera houses, died Saturday. He…
Local
October 5

John Kinney, retired bishop of St. Cloud, dies at 82

Bishop John Francis Kinney arrived at the Diocese of St. Cloud in 1995, and soon began focusing on support for the poor and disadvantaged.He asked…
Movies
October 4
Diahann Carroll at the 2007 Crystal and Lucy Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Diahann Carroll, Oscar-nominated, pioneering actress, dies

Diahann Carroll, the Oscar-nominated actress and singer who won critical acclaim as the first black woman to star in a non-servant role in a TV series as "Julia," has died. She was 84.