Posts Tagged Obituaries

Czech hockey great Jaroslav Holik dies at 72

PRAGUE (AP) — Jaroslav Holik, an offensive forward who helped Czechoslovakia win a hockey world title and an Olympic bronze medal in 1972, has died. He was 72.

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Chef Homaro Cantu, who blended science and food, dies

In this Nov. 7, 2013 photo Chef Homaro Cantu poses for a photo at his restaurant Moto in Chicago. Authorities say Cantu was found dead in Chicago, Tuesday, April 14, 2015, in a building where he had planned to open a brewery. The Cook County medical examiner's office confirmed the death but did not release a cause. (Chandler West/Sun-Times Media via AP)

CHICAGO (AP) — Chef Homaro Cantu, who artfully blended science and fine dining at his Michelin-starred Chicago restaurant, has died.

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Percy Sledge, who sang ‘When A Man Loves a Woman,’ dies

In this March 14, 2005 file photo, Percy Sledge accepts his award during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York. Sledge, who recorded the classic 1966 soul ballad "When a Man Loves a Woman," died, Tuesday April 14, 2015. He was 74. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (AP) — Percy Sledge, who soared from part-time singer and hospital orderly to lasting fame with his aching, forlorn performance on the classic “When a Man Loves a Woman,” died Tuesday in Louisiana. He was 74.

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Senators assistant coach Mark Reeds dies of cancer at 55

Flags fly at half-staff outside the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, after the announcement of the death of Ottawa Senators assistant coach Mark Reeds, Tuesday, April 14, 2015.  (Patrick Doyle/The Canadian Press via AP)   MANDATORY CREDIT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Mark Reeds, an assistant coach for the playoff-bound Ottawa Senators and a former NHL player, died Tuesday. He was at 55.

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Percy Sledge, who sang ‘When a Man Loves a Woman,’ dies

In this Oct. 28, 2008 file photo, Percy Sledge kneels as he performs "When a Man Loves a Woman" along with the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section at the Musicians Hall of Fame awards show in Nashville, Tenn. Sledge, who recorded the classic 1966 soul ballad "When a Man Loves a Woman," died, Tuesday April 14, 2015. He was 74. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Percy Sledge’s “When a Man Loves a Woman,” a desperate, soulful ode to the lengths a man will go to for the woman he loves, was his only big hit but it had staying power. When he stepped into a recording studio in 1966 he unleashed a haunting wail of loss and love that continues to touch listeners nearly 50 years later.

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