Tag: Deaths (Obituaries)

Jim Lehrer, Longtime PBS News Anchor, Is Dead at 85

Jim Lehrer, the retired PBS anchorman who for 36 years gave public television viewers a substantive alternative to network evening news programs with in-depth reporting, interviews and analysis of world and national affairs, died on Thursday at his home in Washington. He was 85. PBS announced his death. While best known for his anchor work, […]

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Terry Jones, a Python and a Scholar, Is Dead at 77

Terry Jones, who earned a spot in comedic lore as a member of the British troupe Monty Python and also had success as a director, screenwriter and author, died Tuesday. He was 77. His death was confirmed by his ex-wife, Alison Telfer. Mr. Jones announced in 2016 that he had primary progressive aphasia, a neurological […]

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‘Chewing Gum Tycoon’ of Lotte Group, Shin Kyuk-ho, Dies at 98

SEOUL, South Korea — Shin Kyuk-ho, who built a chewing-gum business into ​the ​hugely successful Lotte ​Group in South Korea and Japan, only to see his sons squabble over the corporate empire, died on Sunday in Seoul. He was 98. The company, South Korea’s fifth-largest business conglomerate, announced the death of Mr. Shin, its founder. […]

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Norma Tanega, Who Sang About a Cat Named Dog, Dies at 80

In 1966, when Norma Tanega released her first single, rock fans were becoming used to unusual lyrics. But as it turned out, that song, “Walkin’ My Cat Named Dog,” wasn’t as quirky as the title suggested: The song was inspired by her cat, whose name was indeed Dog. “I had always wanted a dog, but […]

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Roger Scruton, a Provocative Public Intellectual, Dies at 75

LONDON — Roger Scruton, a prominent British philosopher and public intellectual whose espousal of conservative causes and contentious views elicited both plaudits and opprobrium, which he likened to “falling to the bottom in my own country,” died on Sunday. He was 75. His family announced the death on his website without providing other details. Mr. […]

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Marion Chesney, a.k.a. Mystery Writer M.C. Beaton, Dies at 83

Marion Chesney, who in midlife began writing novels and produced more than 150, including mystery series written under the pseudonym M.C. Beaton that featured the endearing crime solvers Agatha Raisin and Hamish Macbeth, died on Dec. 31 at a hospital in Gloucester, in western England. She was 83. The St. Martin’s Publishing Group, whose Minotaur […]

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