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Syrian actress who rallied crowds against Assad dies
August 17, 2017
BEIRUT — Fadwa Suleiman, an outspoken Syrian actress who took centre stage at anti-government protests in the early days of the uprising against President Bashar Assad, has died after a struggle with illness, Syrian opposition groups and friends of the actress said Thursday. She was...
Robert Yancy, only child of singer Natalie Cole, dies at 39
August 16, 2017
LOS ANGELES — Robert Yancy, the only child of singer Natalie Cole and grandson of crooner Nat King Cole, has died. He was 39.
Yancy was found dead Monday night at his home in the Sherman Oaks section of Los Angeles after authorities were contacted to make a welfare check. The Los...
Glen Campbell, 'Rhinestone Cowboy' singer, dies at age 81
August 9, 2017
NASHVILLE — Glen Campbell, the affable superstar singer of "Rhinestone Cowboy" and "Wichita Lineman" whose appeal spanned country, pop, television and movies, died Tuesday, his family said. He was 81.
Campbell's family said the singer died Tuesday morning in Nashville and publicist...
Haruo Nakajima, who played the original 1954 Godzilla, dies
August 8, 2017
TOKYO — He stomped over miniature bridges and buildings in a rubber suit and gave the world Godzilla, the fire-breathing, screeching monster that became Japan's star cultural export and an enduring symbol of the pathos and destruction of the nuclear age.
Haruo Nakajima, who portrayed...
Acclaimed singer and actress Barbara Cook has died at 89
August 8, 2017
NEW YORK — Barbara Cook, whose shimmering soprano made her one of Broadway's leading ingenues and later a major cabaret and concert interpreter of popular American song, has died. She was 89.
Cook died early Tuesday of respiratory failure at her home in Manhattan, surrounded by family...