Posts Tagged Obituaries

John ‘Bull’ Bramlett dead at 73

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — John “Bull” Bramlett, a former professional football and baseball player who was nicknamed the “Meanest Man in Football,” has died. He was 73.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Pennsylvania town can keep Jim Thorpe’s body

Jim Thorpe’s body will stay in the Pennsylvania town where he was laid to rest six decades ago after a federal appeals court on Thursday threw out a ruling that could have resulted in his reburial on American Indian land in Oklahoma.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Oscar de la Renta, legendary designer, dead at 82

In this Oct. 13, 2011 file photo, Oscar de la Renta attends the Cinema Society premiere of "The Skin I Live In" in New York. The designer, De la Renta, a favorite of socialites and movie stars alike, has died. He was 82. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — At his Fashion Week runway show in September, Oscar de la Renta sat in his usual spot: in a chair right inside the wings, where he could carefully inspect each model just as she was about to emerge in one of his sumptuous, impeccably constructed designs.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Funeral set for basketball coach McClain

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A funeral for former University of Illinois assistant basketball coach and prep-coaching standout Wayne McClain is planned for Wednesday.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

This Sept. 11, 2012 file photo released by Starpix shows designer Oscar de la Renta, right, and model Karlie Kloss backstage before the presentation of the Oscar de la Renta Spring 2013 collection sponsored by Revlon at Fashion Week in New York. The designer, a favorite of socialites and movie stars alike, has died. He was 82. (AP Photo/Starpix, Amanda Schwab, file)

NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar de la Renta, the worldly gentleman designer who shaped the wardrobe of socialites, first ladies and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, has died. He was 82.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,