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  • In this June 7, 2012, file photo, comedian Don Rickles attends the AFI Life Achievement Award Honoring Shirley MacLaine at Sony Studios in Culver City, Calif.
    Las Vegas regular Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90
    April 6, 2017
    Don Rickles, the big-mouthed, bald-headed "Mr. Warmth" whose verbal assaults endeared him to audiences and peers and made him the acknowledged grandmaster of insult comedy, died Thursday. He was 90. Rickles, who would have been 91 on May 8, suffered kidney failure and died Thursday morning at ...
  • In this April 17, 1986, file photo, Jimmy Breslin of the New York Daily News, speaks to reporters after winning the Pulitzer Prize for commentary, in the newsroom of the newspaper in New York. Breslin, the chronicler of wise guys and underdogs who became the brash embodiment of the old-time, street smart New Yorker, died Sunday, March 19, 2017.
    Jimmy Breslin, chronicler of wise guys and underdogs, dies
    March 19, 2017
    Breslin was a fixture for decades in New York journalism, notably with the New York Daily News. It was Breslin, a rumpled bed of a reporter, who mounted a quixotic political campaign for citywide office in the '60s; who became the Son of Sam's regular correspondent in the '70s; who exposed the city's …
  • In this Oct. 17, 1986 file photo, Chuck Berry performs during a concert celebration for his 60th birthday at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis, Mo. On Saturday, March 18, 2017, police in Missouri said Berry has died at the age of 90.
    Chuck Berry's influence on rock 'n roll was incalculable
    March 19, 2017
    Along with James Dean and J.D. Salinger and a handful of others in the 1950s, Chuck Berry — who was 90 when he died Saturday at his suburban St. Louis home — helped define the modern teenager. While Elvis Presley gave rock n' roll its libidinous, hip-shaking image, Berry was the auteur, setting the narrative for a generation no longer weighed down by hardship or war. Well before the rise of Bob Dylan …
  • In this May 19, 2004 file photo, actors Jamie Bamber, left, and Richard Hatch talk in between takes during the filming of Sci-fi channel's "Battlestar Galactica," in Surrey, British Columbia. Hatch, perhaps best known for playing Captain Apollo in the original "Battlestar Galactica" film and TV series, has died at age 71. A representative for the actor says Hatch died Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 7, 2017, after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
    'Battlestar Galactica' star Richard Hatch dies at 71
    Feb. 8, 2017
    Actor Richard Hatch, perhaps best known for playing Captain Apollo in the original "Battlestar Galactica" film and TV series, has died. He was 71. A representative for the actor says Hatch died Tuesday afternoon in Los Angeles after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Manager Michael Kaliski said ...
  • Marta Becket performs her one-woman show "Masquerade" to open the 2005-2006 season at the Amargosa Opera House in Death Valley Junction Oct. 1st, 2005.
    Marta Becket, lone Amargosa Opera House dancer, dies at 92
    Feb. 1, 2017
    Marta Becket, a dancer and artist who spent decades presenting one-woman shows at a remote Mojave Desert hall that she made famous as the Amargosa Opera House, has died. Becket died Monday at ...
  • This June 24, 2009, file photo shows actress Mary Tyler Moore before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on Type 1 Diabetes Research on Capitol Hill in Washington. Moore died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, at age 80.
    Pioneering TV actress Mary Tyler Moore dies at 80
    Jan. 25, 2017
    Mary Tyler Moore, the star of TV's beloved "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" whose comic realism helped revolutionize the depiction of women on the small screen, died Wednesday ...
  • The dining area is shown at the Capriotti's sandwich shop, 90 S. Stephanie St., in Henderson Wednesday, July 24, 2013.
    Co-founder of Capriotti’s sandwich shops dies in Las Vegas
    Jan. 12, 2017
    Lois Margolet, who gifted the world with Capriotti’s and its famous Bobbie, died today. The 68-year-old had cancer and died in her Las Vegas home this morning ...
  • In this Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, file photo, Carrie Fisher presents the life achievement award on stage at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
    'Star Wars' actress and author Carrie Fisher dies at age 60
    Dec. 27, 2016
    No one could make us laugh through the pain like Carrie Fisher. The daughter of Hollywood stars Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, and a survivor of early fame, drug addiction and ...
  • A music CD is among tributes left outside the home of British musician George Michael in London, Monday, Dec. 26, 2016. George Michael, who rocketed to stardom with WHAM! and went on to enjoy a long and celebrated solo career lined with controversies, died Sunday, his publicist said Sunday. Michael  was 53.
    Fans mourn George Michael as charities praise his good works
    Dec. 26, 2016
    Fans placed flowers and other tributes at his homes in north London and in Goring, England, where he died of apparent …
  • Hungarian-born American actress Zsa Zsa Gabor is shown in this 1978 file photo.
    Jet-setting Hungarian actress Zsa Zsa Gabor dies at age 99
    Dec. 18, 2016
    Zsa Zsa Gabor, the jet-setting Hungarian actress who made a career out of multiple marriages, conspicuous wealth and jaded wisdom about the glamorous life, has died. She was 99. The middle and most famous of the sisters Gabor died Sunday of a heart attack at her Los Angeles home, her husband, Prince Frederic von Anhalt, said ...
  • Muriel Stevens talks with a guest on her television show, the "Muriel Stevens Show" in Las Vegas circa 1975.
    Muriel Stevens, longtime Sun columnist and culinary expert, dies at 90
    Dec. 14, 2016
    As the Las Vegas Sun's veteran restaurant critic, Muriel Stevens blended years of expertise in the culinary arts with a liberal measure of grit, a dollop of determination and two cups of chutzpah to help readers choose ...
  • Influential former Las Vegas casino owner Mike Ensign dies at 79
    Dec. 8, 2016
    Mike Ensign, a retired casino owner and executive whose influence and holdings grew along with Las Vegas Strip in the 1980s, and whose stepson resigned ...
  • In this Feb. 20, 2012, file photo, U.S. Sen. John Glenn talks with astronauts on the International Space Station via satellite before a discussion titled "Learning from the Past to Innovate for the Future" in Columbus, Ohio.
    Former astronaut, U.S. Sen. John Glenn dies at 95
    Dec. 8, 2016
    John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S. Senate, died Thursday. The last survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts ...
  • In this Saturday, Nov. 1, 1997, file photo, television executive Grant Tinker holds up his Hall of Fame award alongside his ex-wife Mary Tyler Moore at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' 13th Annual Hall of Fame induction ceremonies in the North Hollywood section of Los Angeles.
    NBC boss and hit-making producer Grant Tinker dies at age 90
    Nov. 30, 2016
    Grant Tinker, who brought new polish to the TV world and beloved shows to the audience as both a producer and a network boss, has died. He was 90. Tinker died Monday at his Los Angeles home, according to ...
  • Joe Esposito, Elvis' tour manager, at King's Ransom Museum's Elvis Presley exhibit at the Imperial Palace.
    Joe Esposito dies at 78; spent 20 years assisting Elvis Presley
    Nov. 29, 2016
    Joe Esposito, who was Elvis Presley’s right-hand man, close friend and road manager for nearly two decades, died Wednesday at his home in Calabasas, California. He was 78. The cause was ...
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