Posts Tagged Obituaries

Tennis Hall of Fame says ‘Dodo’ Cheney dies at 98

In this July 10, 2004, file photo, Tennis great Dorothy "Dodo" Cheney, 87, of Santa Monica, Calif., plays during an exhibition match prior to ceremonies celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I. The International Tennis Hall of Fame says Cheney, a member of the Hall and the first American woman to win the tournament now known as the Australian Open, has died at age 98. The Hall says Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, that Cheney died Sunday in Escondido, Calif., following a brief illness. (AP Photo/Victoria Arocho, File)

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The International Tennis Hall of Fame says Dorothy “Dodo” Cheney, a member of the Hall and the first American woman to win the tournament now known as the Australian Open, has died at age 98.

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Longtime NHL coach Pat Quinn dies at 71

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Former NHL player, coach and executive Pat Quinn has died at age 71.

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Soviet hockey coach Tikhonov dies at 84

In this Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006 file photo, Legendary Soviet ice hockey coach Viktor Tikhonov, centre, stands at the "Team USSR" bench prior to the charity ice hockey match, at the Moscow's Red Square. The legendary Russian hockey coach Viktor Tikhonov, whose teams won three Olympic gold medals, has died after an undisclosed long illness. He was 84. Russia's Kontinental Hockey League said early Monday, Nov. 24, 2014,  that Tikhonov died overnight. He had been receiving treatment at home for an illness that had left him unable to walk in recent weeks. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, File)

MOSCOW (AP) — Viktor Tikhonov, the Soviet hockey coach whose teams won three Olympic gold medals but fell to the United States in the “Miracle on Ice,” died after a long illness. He was 84.

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Mike Nichols, crafter of films, plays, dies at 83

Television journalist Diane Sawyer and her husband, film director Mike Nichols, pose together at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' 13th Annual Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, in this Nov. 1, 1997 file photo taken in the North Hollywood section of Los Angeles. ABC News confirms director Mike Nichols and husband of Diane Sawyer died Wednesday Nov. 19, 2014. He was 83. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — A legend of film, theater and comedy in nearly equal measure, Mike Nichols was an unquestioned fixture of smart, urbane American culture across a relentlessly versatile, six-decade career that on stage or screen, reliably coursed with crackling intelligence.

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Motown singer Jimmy Ruffin dies at age 78

NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmy Ruffin, the Motown singer whose hits include “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted” and “Hold on to My Love,” died Monday in a Las Vegas hospital. He was 78.

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