Obituaries

FILE - This July 4, 2010 file photo shows American opera singer Jessye Norman performing on the Stravinski Hall stage at the 44th Montreux Jazz Festival, in Montreux, Switzerland. Norman died, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital in New York. She was 74. (AP Photo/Keystone/Dominic Favre, File)
September 30, 2019 - 2:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jessye Norman, the renowned international opera star whose passionate soprano voice won her four Grammy Awards and the National Medal of Arts, has died, according to family spokesperson Gwendolyn Quinn. She was 74. A statement released to The Associated Press on Monday said Norman...
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September 30, 2019 - 6:35 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Kornel Morawiecki, the father of Poland's prime minister who was also the country's most senior lawmaker and a leading dissident during the communist era, has died. He was 78. Morawiecki died in a Warsaw government hospital Monday following a long illness. His son, Prime...
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The coffin of former French President Jacques Chirac leaves Invalides monument in Paris, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. Past and current heads of states are gathering in Paris to pay tribute to former French president Jacques Chirac who died last week at the age of 86. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
September 30, 2019 - 3:02 am
PARIS (AP) — Former French President Jacques Chirac was given full military honors on Monday as past and current world leaders gathered in Paris to attend his final service. On a mild, sunny morning, French President Emmanuel Macron cut a solemn figure as he presided over the ceremony near the site...
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People queue at the Invalides monument to pay their respects to late French President Jacques Chirac, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019 in Paris. Jacques Chirac will lie in state Sunday during a public ceremony at the Invalides monument, where France honors its heroes. A memorial service and private funeral are planned for Monday. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
September 29, 2019 - 5:49 am
PARIS (AP) — Hundreds of people have lined up in front of the Invalides monument in Paris to pay public tribute to former French President Jacques Chirac, who died Thursday at 86. Chirac was lying in state Sunday afternoon inside the monument, where France honors its heroes. People could hold a...
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FILE - In this July 11, 2007 file photo, former Ambassador Joseph Wilson testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Wilson, the diplomat who disputed pre-war intelligence on Iraq and endured retribution, has died. He was 69. Valerie Plame confirmed in a text message that Wilson died Friday of organ failure in Santa Fe, N.M. She called him a patriot with the heart of a lion. Wilson's denial of pre-war intelligence under the administration of President George W. Bush touched off retribution against Plame and a criminal cover-up. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
September 27, 2019 - 3:44 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Joseph Wilson, the former ambassador who set off a political firestorm by disputing U.S. intelligence used to justify the 2003 Iraq invasion, died Friday, according to his ex-wife. He was 69. Wilson died of organ failure in Santa Fe, said his former wife, Valerie Plame, whose...
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September 27, 2019 - 9:23 am
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Retired 10-term U.S. Rep. Jack Edwards of Alabama, who was in the first wave of Deep South Republicans, died Friday. His was 91. His family said through a spokesman that Edwards died at his home in Fairhope after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Edwards was first elected to...
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FILE - In this June 6, 2005 file photo, former French President Jacques Chirac, left, and former U.S. president Bill Clinton leave after their meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris. Jacques Chirac, a debonair master of politics who championed French grandeur and whose 12 years as president were overshadowed by tensions with the United States over his opposition to war in Iraq. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, File)
September 26, 2019 - 4:06 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on former French President Jacques Chirac's death (all times local): 1:10 p.m. France's lower house of parliament has held a minute of silence for late President Jacques Chirac. Cries of shock rang out in the National Assembly as the legislature's president Richard Ferrand...
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FILE - In this Nov.14, 2006 file photo, French President Jacques Chirac poses with residents during his visit to Amiens, northern France. Former French President Jacques Chirac has died at 86. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler, File)
September 26, 2019 - 3:19 am
PARIS (AP) — Jacques Chirac, a two-term French president who was the first leader to acknowledge France's role in the Holocaust and defiantly opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, has died at age 86. His son-in-law Frederic Salat-Baroux told The Associated Press that Chirac died Thursday "...
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FILE - This June 18, 2015 file photo shows Robert Hunter at the 46th Annual Songwriters Hall Of Fame Induction and Awards Gala in New York. Hunter, the man behind the poetic and mystical words for many of the Grateful Dead’s finest songs, died Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, at his Northern California home, according to Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart. He was 78. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
September 24, 2019 - 12:31 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robert Hunter, the man behind the poetic and mystical words for many of the Grateful Dead's finest songs, has died at age 78. Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart says Hunter died Monday at his Northern California home. The cause of death was not disclosed. Although proficient on a...
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September 24, 2019 - 4:05 am
The British critic and author Alfred Alvarez has died. Alvarez died Monday in London of pneumonia, according to his literary representatives, Aitken Alexander Associates. He was 90. Writing alternately as A. Alvarez or Al Alvarez, he had a long, productive and controversial career. He began as a...
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