Monday, November 20, 2017
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Della Reese, of TV’s ‘Touched by an Angel,’ has died at 86

Della Reese, of TV’s ‘Touched by an Angel,’ has died at 86

LOS ANGELES — Della Reese, the actress and gospel-influenced singer who in middle age found her greatest fame as Tess, the wise angel in the long-running television drama "Touched by an Angel," has died at age 86. Reese’s co-star on the series, Roma ...
Updated: 8 hours ago
AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young dead at 64

AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young dead at 64

Malcolm Young, the AC/DC co-founder whose brash guitar riffs, tight songwriting and live-wire personality defined an era of rock ‘n’ roll, has died. He was 64.AC/DC announced his death on its Facebook page Saturday. The time, location and cause of hi...
Published: 11/18/17
Ferdie Pacheco, the ‘Fight Doctor’ and Muhammad Ali’s physician, dead at 89

Ferdie Pacheco, the ‘Fight Doctor’ and Muhammad Ali’s physician, dead at 89

Ferdie Pacheco’s final regret might be that someone else wrote his obituary — someone who didn’t know, as he did, how great he was."He had no self-doubt," his daughter Tina Pacheco said with a laugh. "He will be mad at me."She laments that it will ta...
Published: 11/16/17
Updated: 11/17/17

Published: 11/13/17

Published: 11/10/17
Parker Thomson, defender of the First Amendment, dies at 85

Parker Thomson, defender of the First Amendment, dies at 85

Prominent First Amendment attorney and Miami arts pioneer Parker Thomson died Friday. He was 85.Before he was a partner at law firm Hogan Lovells, the Harvard-trained attorney teamed up with fellow Harvard grad Dan Paul to form Paul & Thomson. From 1...
Published: 11/06/17
Epilogue: Ray Emmons, early Clearwater police investigator of Scientology, dies at 75

Epilogue: Ray Emmons, early Clearwater police investigator of Scientology, dies at 75

CLEARWATER — Ray Emmons was an experienced vice and intelligence sergeant with the Clearwater Police Department in 1981 when he began the assignment that would become his legacy.By then, the mysterious group that arrived six years earlier and bought ...
Updated one month ago
Jan Platt, Hillsborough County’s voice for the environment, dies at 81

Jan Platt, Hillsborough County’s voice for the environment, dies at 81

TAMPA — Former Hillsborough County Commissioner Jan Platt, for more than 40 years a clear and often solitary voice for the environment, good government and libraries, died Friday evening. She was 81.Mrs. Platt was often known as "Commissioner No" for...
Published: 11/01/17
Updated: 11/06/17

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Fats Domino, rock ‘n’ roll pioneer, dies at 89

Fats Domino, rock ‘n’ roll pioneer, dies at 89

NEW ORLEANS — Fats Domino, the amiable rock ‘n’ roll pioneer whose steady, pounding piano and easy baritone helped change popular music while honoring the traditions of the Crescent City, has died. He was 89.Mark Bone, chief investigator with the Jef...
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