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February 22, 2018

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Obituaries

  • William Anderson, Chairman of the Moapa Band of the Paiutes, participates during a Carbon to Clean Energy Roundtable at the Clark County Commission Chambers in Las Vegas on Wednesday, June 13, 2012.
    Moapa tribal leader who led charge against Reid Gardner coal plant dies at 44
    Jan. 31, 2018
    A longtime environmental advocate who played a crucial role in shutting down one of the last remaining coal power plants in Nevada died last week ...
  • Washington State alumnus Keith Jackson smiles before the start of an NCAA college football game in Pullman, Wash., in this Sept. 13, 2014, file photo. Jackson, the down-home voice of college football during more than five decades as a broadcaster, died Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. He was 89.
    Keith Jackson, sportscaster with 'Whoa, Nelly!' call, dies
    Jan. 13, 2018
    Jackson covered many sports, but he was best known for college football. A native of rural west Georgia, his smooth baritone voice and use of phrases like "big uglies" for …
  • Stan Fulton, casino owner, video slot machine pioneer, dies in Las Vegas
    Jan. 9, 2018
    Stan Fulton, owner of Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino and a pioneer in the world of video slot machines, has died. The casino said Fulton died Thursday in Las Vegas, Nevada, where ...
  • Dana Marshall-Bernstein, right, is shown with her mother, Cari Marshall, in this Sun file photo.
    Dana Marshall-Bernstein remembered by family as superhero
    Dec. 19, 2017
    Dana Marshall-Bernstein’s family called her their superhero. During a nearly lifelong battle with Crohn’s disease, Marshall-Bernstein worked courageously to raise awareness about the disease and her fight against it, including appearing in a documentary film titled “Semicolon; the Adventures of an Ostomy Girl.” On Sunday, she succumbed to the disease at 28. “Dana is and always will be ...
  • Jeri Packe is shown from her days as a Las Vegas performer.
    Jeri Packe, Las Vegas showgirl and entrepreneur, dies at 72
    Dec. 1, 2017
    In her nearly 50 years as a Las Vegas resident, Jeri Packe unconditionally adored her city, which she saw evolve from a chic gambling destination to the modern entertainment mecca it’s become ...
  • From left, Fletcher Jones Jr., Jerry Mack, Clark County Commissioner Donald Clark and Robert Mayer Evans attend an Israel Bonds event at the Riviera on Dec. 9, 1984.
    Rev. Donald Clark, civil rights activist in Las Vegas, dies at 84
    Oct. 10, 2017
    When the Rev. Donald Clark didn’t show up for Sunday services at Life Care Center, his friends sensed something was wrong. In 18 years at the center, he was rarely absent ...
  • Real estate developer Irwin Kishner stands in his office Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, at Somerset Shopping Center.
    Longtime Las Vegas developer remembered for service to community
    Sept. 5, 2017
    Irwin Kishner began making his mark on the Las Vegas Strip soon after moving here in 1960. Along with family members already living in the area, he invested in property near ...
  • 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 on Oct. 1, 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 ...
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