Famed chef Paul Prudhomme died Thursday morning at the age of 75, according to the New Orleans restaurant he owned, K-Paul's, CNN reported.Prudhomme died in New Orleans after a brief illness, according to the restaurant.The celebrity chef specialized in Creole cooking. In addition to K-Paul's, located in New Orleans' French Quarter, he previously owned and operated several other restaurants.Over the years, he also developed several culinary products, including seasoning mixes and a hot sauce
Harry Gallatin, the Hall of Fame basketball player who was a seven-time All-Star forward for the New York Knicks in the 1950s, died Wednesday, according to the Associated Press. He was 88.The Knicks and Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, where Gallatin was a former coach and athletic director, confirmed the death through Gallatin's family. He died in Edwardsville.Gallatin spent nine seasons with the Knicks, one in the Basketball Association of America and eight in the NBA, and finished his career in 1957-58 with the Detroit Pistons
nbsp; Former NFL coach Lindy Infante has died in Florida, according to The Associated Press. He was 75.Infante's wife, Stephanie, told The Associated Press that he died Thursday in St. Augustine after a lengthy illness.Infante coached the Green Bay Packers from 1988 to 1991, winning Coach of the Year honors in 1989 after leading the Packers to a 10-6 record.He was hired by the Indianapolis Colts in 1996, leading the team to the playoffs in his first season. He was fired after the 1997 season when the Colts fell to 3-13
Billy Joe Royal, a country singer whose top-40 1960s hits included "Down in the Boondocks," has died, according to multiple news sources
Gail Zappa, the widow of music legend Frank Zappa, has died at her Los Angeles home, according to The Associated Press. She was 70. Family spokeswoman Marcee Rondan says Zappa was surrounded by her children when she died Wednesday. There's no word on the cause of her death, the AP said, although Rolling Stone and TMZ reported that she died after "a long battle with lung cancer." She was 22 when she married Frank Zappa, a prolific songwriter, musician and head of the band Mothers of Invention
Kevin Corcoran, the actor who played the youngest son in the 1957 Disney classic Old Yeller, has died, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 66.Corcoran, who worked on many Disney movies and TV shows behind and in front of the camera, died Tuesday at Providence St
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For people who love the classic thriller Jaws as much as I do, it’s not just about the shark (although the shark is awesome). One of the greatest things about Jaws is the absolutely spot-on acting, especially by the film’s trio of leading men: Roy Scheider as Police Chief Brody, Richard Dreyfuss as oceanographer Hooper and Robert Shaw as shark hunter Quint
Belgian film director Chantal Akerman, a champion of feminism during the heady days of French filmmaking in the 1970s and beyond, has died, according to The Associated Press. She was 65.Artemis Productions in Brussels, which worked with Akerman, confirmed her death Tuesday but released no other details. The New York Times, however, reported that her death was confirmed by Sylviane Akerman, the director's sister, and by Nicola Mazzanti, the director of the Royal Belgian Film Archive
Brian Friel, the Tony Award-winning playwright who created "Dancing at Lughnasa" and more than 30 other plays, has died in Ireland, according to The Associated Press. He was 86.The government and the Arts Council of Ireland said Friel died Friday in his seaside home in County Donegal, northwest Ireland, the setting for most of his five decades of work, the AP said
Jim Carrey’s ex-girlfriend, Cathriona White, was found dead in her Los Angeles home from an apparent suicide, E! News reported this morning.Paramedics who responded to White's Sherman Oaks home Monday night pronounced the 30-year-old dead at the scene, said Lt. Fred Corral of the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office
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Grace Lee Boggs, a longtime activist who was part of the labor, civil rights, black power, women's rights and environmental justice movements, died Monday at her Detroit home, The Associated Press reported. She was 100.Boggs and her late husband, James Boggs, were involved in advocacy for decades. She helped organize a 1963 march in Detroit by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr
Former U.S. Representative Don Edwards has died, according to The Associated Press. He was 100.A leading congressional Democrat from California, he was a champion of civil rights and the environment during his three decades on the hill in Washington. He opposed the Vietnam War, joined the Freedom Riders during the Civil Rights movement and was arrested for protesting South African apartheid in the 1980s. Colleagues described him as "the conscience of Congress.""They knew he had integrity and was doing what he thought was right," said U.S. Rep
Frankie Ford, a singer who enjoyed some success in the 1950s as a rock 'n' roll and rhythm-and-blues star, has died after a long illness, according to multiple news sources. Ford, who went on to become a New Orleans icon, died Monday, Sept. 28. He was 76.The specific cause of death was not immediately available.Ford's big break came in 1952, on "Ted Mack's Amateur Hour" TV program. He had a hit in 1959 with "Sea Cruise." The recording went on to sell more than 1 million copies, hitting No. 14 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart
p>Ingrid Bergman was one of the most beloved actresses in cinema history. Born Aug. 29, 1915, in Stockholm, Sweden, she charmed fans all over the world as she starred in dozens of films in Hollywood as well as in her home country and her temporary home of Italy. She is one of an elite group of actors who won three Academy awards – only Katharine Hepburn has one more, with four – and just the mention of her name is enough to make many a movie lover feel a little misty and nostalgic for the talent and beauty we lost when she died on her 67th birthday, Aug. 29, 1982.
p>How do life stories live on in your family? Perhaps it’s through heirloom recipes, photo albums or funny stories that get told again and again. At Legacy.com, our mission is to help life stories live on through tributes and Guest Books that allow family and friends to share memories online.
p>Steve Allen invented the late-night talk show; Johnny Carson perfected it. Today, Jimmy Fallon and James Corden are part of a new generation innovating the late-night airwaves. Somewhere in between the first wave and current crew came Tom Snyder, host of The Tomorrow Show from 1973 to 1982. He was a host who defied comparison to any other.
In 1981, Natalie Wood died in a mysteriously unsolved drowning accident. In 2011, the long-cold case was reopened, thanks to new evidence from the captain of the ship she was on before her death
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p>During the heyday of film noir, the 1940s and ’50s, dozens of actresses made their mark on the genre. Some were just passing through, taking a single noir role on the way to stardom in other genres – Lucille Ball in The Dark Corner, Doris Day in Julie. Others were film noir’s great femmes fatales, the women who made noir great: Lauren Bacall, Gloria Grahame, Veronica Lake, Joan Crawford. When Coleen Gray, perhaps the last surviving woman of noir, died in August 2015, an era ended.
Henning Mankell, the hesitant figurehead of Scandinavian crime fiction whose books about the gloomy, soul-searching police inspector Kurt Wallander enticed readers around the world, has died, according to The Associated Press.Mankell's publisher Leopard said Monday on its website that the author and theater director died in the city of Goteborg, southwestern Sweden, during the night. He had cancer.His books, including "Faceless Killers," "The Troubled Man," "One Step Behind" and "Sidetracked," sold more than 40 million copies worldwide
p abp="4122">10 people were killed and more than 20 others injured in a shooting at Oregon's Umpqua Community College
Phil Woods, a jazz saxophonist known for touring and recording with Quincy Jones, Billy Joel and others, has died, The Associated Press reported Wednesday. He was 83.Funeral director Philip Bensing says Woods died Tuesday in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, and his family plans to complete arrangements Wednesday for private services, the AP reported. Bensing owns Bensing-Thomas Funeral Home in Stroudsburg.Woods played his last show Sept. 4 at Pittsburgh's Manchester Craftsman's Guild, using oxygen to complete the performance
Baseball great Yogi Berra died Tuesday of natural causes. He was 90.Berra was a New York baseball stalwart, playing for the Yankees for most of his career and the Mets for a single year, then later coaching and managing both teams. But he was born May 12, 1925, in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Italian immigrants.Signing with the Yankees in 1946, Berra joined a team that was recovering from losing some of its best players to World War II – Berra himself had served in the U.S. Navy
Fela Kuti backed down for no one, be they murderous generals or Paul McCartney. We take a look back at the Afrobeat pioneer on the anniversary of his death
p>Today, any mention of Zelda Fitzgerald's name is usually tinged with tragedy – the 1920s It Girl is remembered primarily for her dramatic fall from fashionable society to the hidden chambers of a Southern mental hospital. But in her glory days, she was known as a glittering, vivacious flapper who had all of New York City – and much of the nation – wrapped around her little finger. That's the image she put forth in the '20s when she and her husband, lauded author F. Scott Fitzgerald, were the toast of the town: a beautiful and irreverently silly young woman, prone to encouraging a scandal or starting a new fashion trend on a whim.
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p>Although atrocities such as the June 17 massacre of nine people in a historic Charleston, South Carolina, church shake us to our core, it gives us hope to see people coming together online, offering support and sympathy.