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Rev. Billy Graham, known as 'America's Pastor,' dies at 99
February 21, 2018
MONTREAT, N.C. — The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counsellor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday. He was 99.
Graham, who long suffered from cancer,...
French jazz violinist Didier Lockwood dies suddenly at 62
February 19, 2018
PARIS — French jazz violinist Didier Lockwood, whose eclectic career spanned more than four decades and the world's most prestigious festivals and concert halls, has died. He was 62.
Lockwood's agent, Christophe Deghelt, said in a statement on Twitter that Lockwood died suddenly...
'Justified,' 'Home Improvement' actor Mickey Jones dies
February 07, 2018
LOS ANGELES — Mickey Jones, a veteran character actor who played Rodney "Hot Rod" Dunham on "Justified" and construction worker Pete on the 1990s sitcom "Home Improvement," has died. He was 76.
Jones died early Wednesday morning of the effects of a long illness, said his publicist,...
John Mahoney, who played cranky dad on 'Frasier,' dies at 77
February 06, 2018
LOS ANGELES — John Mahoney, who as the cranky, blue-collar dad in "Frasier" played counterpoint to pompous sons Frasier and Niles, has died. Mahoney was 77.
The actor died Sunday in Chicago after a brief hospitalization, Paul Martino, his manager for more than 30 years, said Monday....