Roger French, assistant football coach with Gophers, BYU and more, dies at 87

A longtime Maple Grove resident, French had a career that spanned six decades, capped by his key role on Brigham Young University's only national championship team.

Former AP photographer Max Desfor dies at 104

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Former Associated Press photographer Max Desfor, whose photo of hundreds of Korean War refugees crawling across a damaged bridge in 1950 helped win him a Pulitzer Prize, died Monday. He was 104.

Legendary climber Jim Bridwell dies at 73

February 17
Jim Bridwell, a hard-partying hippie and legendary climber who lived his life vertically on some of the toughest peaks in Yosemite National Park, has died. He was 73.

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Nation
February 17

Sam Bloch, WWII resistance fighter and guardian of Holocaust survivors' memories, dies at 93

He devoted his career to preserving the memory of Jewish Holocaust survivors, including the establishment of museums and museums around the world.
TV & Media
February 15

Former Ebony editor author Lerone Bennett Jr. dies at 89

Lerone Bennett Jr., an African-American history author and former editor of Ebony magazine, has died at age 89.
Minneapolis
February 14

Richard Kormanik, retired South High teacher and coach, dies at 75

As a business education teacher at South High School in Minneapolis, Richard Kormanik spent 35 years instructing students on topics like accounting and stock market…
Nation
February 14

Woman who got attention by giving birth to 7 kids has died

Patricia Frustaci, who made national headlines in 1985 when she gave birth to seven children but struggled with the financial and publicity fallout and with the heartache of seeing four babies perish, has died. She was 63.
National
February 14

Former Michigan State president Mackey dies at age 89

Former Michigan State University President Maurice Cecil Mackey Jr. has died at age 89.
Local
February 13

Curtis Roy, a Civil War buff, led Minnesota Historical Society board

As president, Roy led the process to determine the best place to build the $60 million Minnesota History Center, which opened in 1992.
Celebrities
February 13

Comedian Marty Allen dies in Las Vegas at 95

Marty Allen, the baby-faced, bug-eyed comedian with wild black hair who was a staple of TV variety shows, game shows and talk shows for decades, died Monday night. He was 95.
Stage & Arts
February 13

Broadway star, 5-time Tony nominee Jan Maxwell dies at 61

Broadway star and five-time Tony Award nominee Jan Maxwell has died. She was 61.
National
February 12

Former Pennsylvania Congressman Jon Fox dies at 70

A former two-term Pennsylvania congressman who also served in local and state offices for more than two decades has died. Jon Fox was 70.
Variety
February 12

Michigan funeral home therapy dog honored at open house

A Michigan funeral home will honor a therapy dog that comforted people as they grieved the loss of loved ones.
Business
February 12

Art Van Elslander, founder of furniture chain, dies at 87

Archie "Art" Van Elslander, the founder of Art Van Furniture and a major Detroit-area philanthropist who is credited with saving the city's annual Thanksgiving parade, died Monday, his family said. He was 87.
Music
February 12

Daughter: Popular crooner Vic Damone dies in Florida at 89

Vic Damone, whose mellow baritone once earned praise from Frank Sinatra as "the best pipes in the business," has died in Florida at the age of 89, his daughter said.
Music
February 12

Country singer Daryle Singletary dies at age 46

Country singer Daryle Singletary, who sang songs like "I Let Her Lie" and "Too Much Fun," has died.
Nation
February 12

99-year-old driver who killed teens in wrong-way crash dies

A 99-year-old RV driver who went the wrong way on a Florida highway and killed two teenagers in a head-on crash has died of his injuries.
Local
February 12

H. Peter Meyerhoff, who founded national 'Buy Black' business campaign, dies at 92

He was an engineer at Honeywell, designing laser guidance systems for jet planes, when he decided to work for better race relations in Minneapolis.
Business
February 10

Utah billionaire Jon Huntsman remembered as kind, devoted

Utah billionaire and philanthropist Jon Huntsman Sr. was remembered Saturday inside a basketball arena bearing his name as a generous and kind man devoted to his faith, family and community.
Movies
February 10

Award-winning composer Johann Johannsson dead at 48

Johann Johannsson, an award-winning composer and producer who combined classical sounds and modern electronics on the acclaimed soundtracks to "The Theory of Everything" and "Sicario," has died at age 48.
National
February 10

The Latest: Huntsman remembered as humble, kind, devoted

The Latest on the funeral of billionaire and philanthropist Jon Huntsman Sr. (all times local):
Celebrities
February 10

Reg E Cathey, known for 'House of Cards,' dead at 59

Emmy-winning actor Reg E. Cathey, best known for "House of Cards" and "The Wire," has died.
National
February 9

John Gavin, actor who became ambassador to Mexico, has died

John Gavin, the tall, strikingly handsome actor who appeared in "Spartacus," ''Psycho" and other hit films of the 1960s before forsaking acting to become President Ronald Reagan's ambassador to Mexico, died Friday at age 86.