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Montenegro goalkeeper Matija Sarkic has died at the age of 26, says his English club Millwall

Montenegro goalkeeper Matija Sarkic has died at the age of 26, says his English club Millwall

LONDON (AP) — Matija Sarkic, the Montenegro goalkeeper who played for English second-tier club Millwall, has died. He was 26. Millwall announced the death of Sarkic on Saturday. No further details were disclosed.
Lynn Conway, microchip pioneer who overcame transgender discrimination, dies at 86

Lynn Conway, microchip pioneer who overcame transgender discrimination, dies at 86

Lynn Conway, a pioneer in the design of microchips that are at the heart of consumer electronics who overcame discrimination as a transgender person, has died at age 86.
Tejano singer and TV host Johnny Canales, who helped launch Selena's career, dies

Tejano singer and TV host Johnny Canales, who helped launch Selena's career, dies

Tejano singer and longtime television music show host Johnny Canales has died. He was 77. Canales' family confirmed his death in a statement posted Thursday on the Johnny and Nora Canales Show Facebook page. The post did not provide a cause of death.
Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Ron Simons dies at 63

Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Ron Simons dies at 63

NEW YORK (AP) — Ron Simons, an actor who turned into a formidable screen and stage producer, winning four Tony Awards and having several films selected at the Sundance Film Festival, has died. He was 63.
Neil Goldschmidt, former Oregon governor who confessed to sex with a minor in the 1970s, has died

Neil Goldschmidt, former Oregon governor who confessed to sex with a minor in the 1970s, has died

Former Oregon Gov.
Françoise Hardy, French singing legend and pop icon, dies at 80

Françoise Hardy, French singing legend and pop icon, dies at 80

PARIS (AP) — Françoise Hardy, a French singing legend and pop icon since the 1960s, has died. She was 80. Her son, musician Thomas Dutronc, announced her death on social media, sharing a poignant photo of himself as a child with his mother.
Jerry West, a 3-time Hall of Fame selection and the inspiration for the NBA logo, dies at 86

Jerry West, a 3-time Hall of Fame selection and the inspiration for the NBA logo, dies at 86

The NBA has never confirmed the worst-kept secret in basketball, that Jerry West is the player whose silhouette is depicted in the league’s logo. There’s probably a reason for that: West never wanted to be the logo.
Reaction to the death of Jerry West, 'a basketball genius'

Reaction to the death of Jerry West, 'a basketball genius'

The NBA and sports world reacted Wednesday to the death of basketball Hall of Famer Jerry West. He died Wednesday morning at age 86 with his wife, Karen, by his side, according to a statement from the Los Angeles Clippers.

Federal judge who presided over R. Kelly trial dead at 87 after battling lung cancer

U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber, who presided over singer R. Kelly’s trial on child sex abuse charges, has died. He was 87. Leinenweber died Tuesday evening, the eastern division of the U.S.
Jerry West, a 3-time Hall of Fame selection and the inspiration for the NBA logo, dies at 86

Jerry West, a 3-time Hall of Fame selection and the inspiration for the NBA logo, dies at 86

Jerry West, who was selected to the Basketball Hall of Fame three times in a storied career as a player and executive, and whose silhouette is considered to be the basis of the NBA logo, died Wednesday morning, the Los Angeles Clippers announced.
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