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'A steadfast champion of Atlantic Canada': Oil executive Arthur Irving dies at age 93

'A steadfast champion of Atlantic Canada': Oil executive Arthur Irving dies at age 93

SAINT JOHN, N.B. — Arthur L. Irving, the second-born son of New Brunswick industrialist K.C. Irving, has died at the age of 93 after a life spent growing the oil business his father founded.
Dr. Cyril Wecht, celebrity pathologist who argued more than 1 shooter killed JFK, dies at 93

Dr. Cyril Wecht, celebrity pathologist who argued more than 1 shooter killed JFK, dies at 93

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dr. Cyril Wecht, a pathologist and attorney whose biting cynicism and controversial positions on high-profile deaths such as President John F.
Roger Corman, Hollywood mentor and 'King of the Bs,' dies at 98

Roger Corman, Hollywood mentor and 'King of the Bs,' dies at 98

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Roger Corman, the “King of the Bs” who helped turn out such low-budget classics as “Little Shop of Horrors” and “Attack of the Crab Monsters” and gave many of Hollywood's most famous actors and directors early breaks, has died.
A.J. Smith, who is the winningest general manager in Chargers' history, dies at 75

A.J. Smith, who is the winningest general manager in Chargers' history, dies at 75

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — A.J. Smith, a longtime NFL executive who was the winningest general manager in Chargers history, died Sunday. He was 75.
Ron Ellis, who played over 1,000 games with Maple Leafs, dead at 79

Ron Ellis, who played over 1,000 games with Maple Leafs, dead at 79

TORONTO — Ron Ellis, who played over 1,000 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs and was a member of Canada's team at the 1972 Summit Series, has died at age 79.
Former Liberal cabinet minister and MP Jim Peterson dies at 82, family says

Former Liberal cabinet minister and MP Jim Peterson dies at 82, family says

TORONTO — Jim Peterson, a long-time member of Parliament from Toronto and former Liberal cabinet minister, has died at the age of 82.
Sam Rubin, beloved LA entertainment anchor and interviewer, dies at 64

Sam Rubin, beloved LA entertainment anchor and interviewer, dies at 64

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sam Rubin, a beloved entertainment anchor and reporter for KTLA in Los Angeles who was on a first-name basis with Hollywood's top stars, has died. He was 64. The station announced that he died unexpectedly on Friday.
Sean Burroughs, former MLB player, Little League World Series and Olympic champion, dies at 43

Sean Burroughs, former MLB player, Little League World Series and Olympic champion, dies at 43

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sean Burroughs, a two-time Little League World Series champion who won an Olympic gold medal and went on to a major league career that was interrupted by substance abuse, has died. He was 43.
James Simons, mathematician, philanthropist and hedge fund founder, has died

James Simons, mathematician, philanthropist and hedge fund founder, has died

James “Jim” Simons, a renowned mathematician and pioneering investor who built a fortune on Wall Street and then became one of the nation's biggest philanthropists, has died at age 86.
AP Indianapolis newsman Ken Kusmer dies at 65 after a short illness

AP Indianapolis newsman Ken Kusmer dies at 65 after a short illness

Ken Kusmer, whose long award-winning career with The Associated Press included exposing flaws in efforts to privatize Indiana's welfare system, died Thursday at his Indianapolis home after a short illness. He was 65.
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