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C. Harmon Brown, 78, a pioneer in sports science and medicine who advocated for female athletes, died Tuesday (Nov. 11, 2008) of cancer. Mr. Brown was a member of the medical and antidoping commission of the International Association of Athletics Federations.

Catherine Baker Knoll, 78, the first woman to be elected as Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor, died Wednesday (Nov. 12, 2008) at National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington, D.C., where she was recovering from treatment for cancer.

Maria Elena Marques, 83, who starred in the 1947 movie The Pearl, died Tuesday (Nov. 11, 2008) of heart failure. She played the wife of a fisherman who finds an ill-fated pearl in the film based on a book by John Steinbeck.

Mitch Mitchell, 61, drummer for the Jimi Hendrix Experience, was found dead Wednesday (Nov. 12, 2008) in his room at the Benson Hotel in Portland, Ore. He apparently died of natural causes. He was the last surviving member of the band.

Tom Hunt, 85, the former chairman of Hunt Petroleum Corp. and nephew of famed oilman H.L. Hunt, died Tuesday (Nov. 11, 2008) of leukemia at a Dallas hospital.

Arthur Shawcross, 63, who was serving life in prison for strangling 11 women in the Rochester area, died Monday (Nov. 10, 2008) at an Albany, N.Y., hospital.

Obituaries in the news 11/15/08 [Last modified: Thursday, November 4, 2010 9:43am]
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