Posts Tagged Obituaries

Frank Olivo, fill-in Santa booed at 1968 Eagles game, dies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The fill-in Santa whose downfield jaunt at a Philadelphia Eagles game in 1968 lives on in sports history for the hail of snowballs and shower of boos that rained down on him has died. Frank Olivo was 66.

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Dan Farley, longtime horse racing writer, dies at 72

MECHANICSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Dan Farley, an award-winning horse racing writer who covered hundreds of Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup races and was a former president of the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters Association, has died. He was 72.

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‘Stand By Me’ singer Ben E. King dead at age 76

In this June 14, 2012, file photo, Towering Performance Award inductee Ben E. King arrives at the 2012 Songwriters Hall of Fame induction and awards gala in New York. King, singer of such classics as "Stand By Me," "There Goes My Baby" and "Spanish Harlem," died Thursday, April 30, 2015, publicist Phil Brown told The Associated Press. He was 76. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Ben E. King, the unforgettable lead singer for the Drifters and solo star whose plaintive baritone graced such pop and rhythm ‘n blues classics as “Stand by Me,” ”There Goes My Baby” and “Spanish Harlem,” has died. He was 76.

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Joyous funeral marches a highlight of New Orleans festival

Tyrek Fair, 5, center left, and Mikheim Thompson, 5 dance onstage withThe Young Seminole Hunters Mardi Gras Indians at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans, Thursday, April 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Amid the music, food and fanfare of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is a sight some may find surprising: a funeral procession.

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Belgian footballer dies 3 days after heart failure on field

BRUSSELS (AP) — Lokeren says defender Gregory Mertens died on Thursday, three days after he suffered heart failure during a training match.

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